2018 tables: Institutions - life 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 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 28.01 28.01 110 -2.0%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 7.65 11.53 49 47.8%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 6.05 9.55 70 54.5%
4 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 2.47 4.95 18 96.3%
5 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 2.37 2.34 16 -3.3%
6 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 0.35 2.15 11 505.9%
7 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.64 0.91 7 40.1%
8 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.17 0.50 1 193.9%
9 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 0.97 0.48 23 -51.5%
10 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 1.16 0.44 6 -63.0%
11 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.06 0.31 4 370.5%
12 Institute for Social Research, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
13 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 0.08 0.21 1 151.9%
14 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.00 0.21 5 9,907.7%
15 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 0.04 0.19 2 366.9%
16 Telenor Group, Norway 0.18 1 N/A
17 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 0.01 0.17 2 1,206.9%
18 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.07 0.17 1 128.6%
19 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), Norway 0.15 2 N/A
20 Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 0.15 1 N/A
21 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 0.04 0.13 3 231.1%
22 Nordland Hospital, Norway 0.13 2 N/A
23 Affitech Research AS, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
24 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 0.12 0.11 3 -9.4%
24 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 0.15 0.11 3 -29.6%
25 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.03 0.08 4 226.0%
26 Jerstad Wild Management, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
27 Lovisenberg Deacon Hospital, Norway 0.06 2 N/A
28 Helgelandssykehuset, Norway 0.06 1 N/A
29 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.01 0.05 2 789.1%
30 SINTEF, Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.01 0.05 1 260.5%
30 Nofima AS, Norway 0.04 0.05 1 32.7%
30 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.09 0.05 1 -48.6%
30 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 0.21 0.05 1 -78.1%
31 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.06 0.04 1 -30.7%
32 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 0.04 4 182.7%
33 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.04 0.04 1 -2.0%
34 Central Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway 0.04 1 N/A
35 The National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Norway 0.01 0.03 4 106.6%
36 Førde Central Hospital, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
37 Telemark Hospital Skien, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
38 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.10 0.02 2 -80.8%
39 Norwegian Public Health Association (NOPHA), Norway 0.02 1 N/A
40 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health (Ageing and Health), Norway 0.01 1 N/A
40 Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
41 Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 0.01 1 -81.1%
42 Diakonhjemmet Sykehus AS, Norway 0.03 0.00 1 -86.0%

Footnote

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*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.