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 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 12.47 12.73 79 0.0%
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 2.69 2.66 17 -3.1%
3 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 4.28 1.94 17 -55.5%
4 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 0.27 1.46 9 438.4%
5 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.86 0.95 13 8.9%
6 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.49 0.88 4 75.6%
7 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 2.61 0.86 7 -67.9%
8 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 0.13 0.59 7 357.2%
9 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.06 0.57 6 798.9%
10 Russia Ministry of Health, Russia 0.57 2 N/A
11 State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (Genetika), Russia 0.54 3 N/A
12 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.20 0.44 5 112.3%
13 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.94 0.33 2 -65.4%
14 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.05 0.28 1 444.3%
15 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 0.17 0.24 3 39.9%
16 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.20 2 N/A
17 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.15 0.16 3 5.7%
18 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.11 0.16 2 38.8%
19 Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Russia 0.20 0.14 1 -30.0%
19 Penza State University, Russia 0.14 1 N/A
20 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.39 0.13 1 -68.6%
21 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.11 2 N/A
22 Ulyanovsk State University (USU), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
22 I.A. Goncharov Ulianovskiy Regional Studies Museum, Russia 0.11 1 N/A
23 SRC Bioclinicum Ltd., Russia 0.10 1 N/A
24 NGO Transparent World, Russia 0.09 1 N/A
25 Almazov National Medical Research Centre, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
26 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
26 Russian Quantum Center (RQC), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
27 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
28 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.10 0.06 1 -45.6%
28 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Russia 0.10 0.06 1 -45.6%
28 ANO Laboratory of Prehistory, Russia 0.38 0.06 1 -85.5%
29 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.01 0.05 2 584.6%
30 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.02 0.05 1 164.5%
31 P.A. Hertzen Moscow Cancer Research Institute, Russia 0.05 1 N/A
31 M.F. Vladimirsky Moscow Regional Research and Clinical Institute (MONIKI), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
32 Samara State Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
33 D. O. Ott Research Institute of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
34 Rostov-on-Don Research Institute for Plague Control, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
35 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 0.06 0.02 1 -62.7%
36 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.06 0.02 4 -59.2%
37 Kursk State Medical University (KurskSMU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
38 Smolensk State Medical University (SGMU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
39 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
40 Siberian State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
41 Ufa Eye Research Institute, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
42 Botkin Municipal Clinic, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
43 N. N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia 0.01 0.00 2 -57.4%
44 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.00 0.00 1 -74.8%

Footnote

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  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 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.