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 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 68.10 69.58 313 0.1%
2 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 32.24 35.67 183 8.4%
3 Lund University (LU), Sweden 40.67 29.03 115 -30.1%
4 Stockholm University, Sweden 15.38 24.91 163 58.6%
5 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 18.32 19.34 69 3.5%
6 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 13.62 15.84 83 13.9%
7 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 9.04 12.06 59 30.7%
8 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 7.86 10.42 32 29.7%
9 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 7.27 8.91 117 20.1%
10 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 2.24 2.82 14 23.5%
11 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 2.72 2.64 10 -5.0%
12 Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Sweden 2.47 1.70 21 -32.3%
13 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 1.51 1.35 4 -12.1%
14 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 0.11 1.17 5 931.8%
15 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 0.35 1.14 4 218.3%
16 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 0.87 1.12 7 26.6%
17 Stockholm County Council (SLL), Sweden 0.06 0.71 7 1,032.4%
18 Örebro University, Sweden 0.58 0.61 9 3.5%
19 University of Skövde, Sweden 0.02 0.26 2 1,185.8%
20 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.05 0.20 5 327.3%
21 Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox), Sweden 0.06 0.20 2 205.8%
22 BioCARE, Sweden 0.14 2 N/A
23 Biopetrolia AB, Sweden 0.14 2 N/A
24 BioArctic AB, Sweden 0.11 1 N/A
24 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.22 0.11 1 -51.2%
24 Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden 0.01 0.11 1 1,182.0%
25 Danderyd Hospital (DS), Sweden 0.03 0.10 1 214.4%
26 Sweden Ministry of Defence, Sweden 0.43 0.10 2 -77.1%
27 Single Technologies AB, Sweden 0.09 1 N/A
28 University of Gavle, Sweden 0.09 2 N/A
29 Olink Proteomics, Sweden 0.07 0.08 1 9.2%
30 The National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV), Sweden 0.08 2 N/A
31 Jönköping University (JU), Sweden 0.01 0.07 1 1,285.5%
32 Stockholm South General Hospital, Sweden 0.01 0.07 4 941.5%
33 Aprea Therapeutics AB, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
34 Clinical Gene Networks AB (CGN), Sweden 0.09 0.06 2 -33.1%
35 Centroid AB, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
36 Spiber Technologies AB, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
37 Devyser, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
38 Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden 0.05 0.04 1 -17.1%
39 Communicable Disease Control, Sweden 0.26 0.04 1 -86.4%
39 Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Sweden 0.26 0.04 1 -86.4%
40 Habilitering och hjälpmedel, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
41 Medical Products Agency (MPA), Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
42 BioGaia AB, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
43 Västerås Central Hospital, Sweden 0.03 2 N/A
44 Medivir AB, Sweden 0.02 0.02 1 -3.8%
45 Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (SOBI), Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
46 TATAA Biocenter AB, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
47 Ericsson, Sweden 0.00 1 N/A

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.