2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 Stockholm University, Sweden 23.61 14.77 79 -34.5%
2 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 6.11 9.65 31 65.5%
3 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 7.26 8.96 33 29.2%
4 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 7.44 8.15 22 14.7%
5 Lund University (LU), Sweden 8.04 7.27 28 -5.3%
6 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 5.49 5.25 22 0.2%
7 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 6.39 5.23 50 -14.4%
8 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 4.04 4.89 41 26.6%
9 Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden 6.16 4.68 13 -20.5%
10 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 1.60 3.85 24 151.6%
11 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 0.82 1.86 4 136.9%
12 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 1.59 1.58 5 3.6%
13 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 0.12 1.15 7 908.8%
14 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 1.30 1.09 5 -12.4%
15 Clay Technology AB, Sweden 1.00 1 N/A
15 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 1.00 1 N/A
16 The National Food Agency, Sweden 0.77 0.91 2 24.8%
17 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 0.64 0.63 3 2.4%
18 BalticSea2020, Sweden 0.50 1 N/A
19 Örebro University, Sweden 0.37 0.35 4 0.2%
20 Tyréns AB, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
21 Lundin Petroleum, Sweden 0.10 0.27 1 185.5%
22 Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden 0.52 0.17 1 -66.6%
22 Uppsala Water and Waste AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
23 Gästrike Vatten AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
24 Holmen AB, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
24 Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
25 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
26 Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox), Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
27 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.03 0.08 2 187.3%
28 Mid Sweden University, Sweden 0.07 1 N/A
29 ALS Scandinavia AB, Sweden 0.11 0.06 1 -41.1%
30 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 0.27 0.06 2 -78.7%
31 eDNA Solutions AB, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
32 Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden 0.06 0.02 1 -65.1%
32 Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Sweden 0.06 0.02 1 -65.1%
33 Ericsson, Sweden 0.03 0.00 1 -97.9%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.