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 Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 85.98 76.74 267 -12.6%
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 66.40 69.27 215 2.2%
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 47.60 50.01 184 2.9%
4 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 38.97 42.29 153 6.3%
5 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 39.08 37.91 131 -5.0%
6 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 37.86 37.60 125 -2.7%
7 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 30.57 37.39 82 19.8%
8 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 33.57 30.73 105 -10.3%
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 24.76 18.90 76 -25.2%
10 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 6.72 8.97 89 30.8%
11 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 5.97 5.43 22 -11.0%
12 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 3.58 4.80 43 31.4%
13 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 3.57 4.68 18 28.5%
14 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 5.20 4.63 22 -12.9%
15 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 2.62 4.56 11 70.3%
16 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 5.72 4.26 18 -27.1%
17 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.20 2.25 11 0.2%
18 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 1.13 1.36 29 17.4%
19 Agroscope, Switzerland 1.22 1.33 5 6.8%
20 Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland 0.28 1.23 4 329.8%
21 Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Switzerland 1.87 1.14 5 -40.3%
22 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 1.91 0.94 7 -51.9%
23 Novimmune SA, Switzerland 0.27 0.88 3 221.7%
24 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland 0.37 0.81 6 115.3%
25 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 1.68 0.79 12 -54.0%
26 University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland 0.67 1 N/A
27 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 0.08 0.64 1 648.1%
28 Innomedica Holding AG, Switzerland 0.38 1 N/A
29 Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), Switzerland 0.25 0.33 2 30.6%
30 Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel (UPKBS), Switzerland 0.25 0.33 3 29.3%
31 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland 0.40 0.30 3 -27.9%
32 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.29 1 N/A
33 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland 0.13 0.27 3 99.3%
34 Botanical Garden Neuchâtel, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
35 Therapeomic Inc., Switzerland 0.21 1 N/A
36 IT'IS Foundation, Switzerland 0.21 1 N/A
37 University of Lucerne (UNILU), Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
37 Eclosion Foundation, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
37 Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Switzerland 0.26 0.17 1 -36.8%
38 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland 0.04 0.15 2 292.7%
39 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland 0.09 0.15 2 65.8%
39 Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
39 ImmunoGenes AG, Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
40 Agroscope, Swiss National Stud Farm (SNSF), Switzerland 0.15 2 N/A
41 Evolva Holding SA, Switzerland 0.17 0.14 1 -16.0%
41 Natural History Museum of Geneva (MHNG), Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
42 Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH), Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
42 RISystem AG, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
42 Hertig Visualizations, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
42 International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
42 Natural History Museum Fribourg, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
43 Institut de Recherche en Ophtalmologie (IRO), Switzerland 0.12 1 N/A
44 Centre de Coordination pour la Protection des Amphibiens et Reptiles de Suisse (KARCH), Switzerland 0.12 2 N/A
45 Thommen Medical AG, Switzerland 0.12 1 N/A
46 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 0.16 0.11 2 -30.2%
47 Natural History Museum of Basel, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
48 MetP Pharma AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
48 Keires AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
48 Conservatory and Botanical Garden of Geneva, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
49 BioVersys AG, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
50 Cantonal Hospital Baselland (KSBL), Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
51 Natural History Museum of Bern (NMBE), Switzerland 0.09 2 N/A
52 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
52 Genkyotex S.A., Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
52 Schwab & Sohn, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
53 LeadXpro AG, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
54 Streuli Pharma AG, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
54 Centre Suisse de Cartographie de la Faune (CSCF), Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
55 AC Immune S.A., Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
55 Schulthess Clinic in Zurich, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
56 EngMab AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
57 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.02 0.06 1 230.6%
58 Scensei, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
58 Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
59 PIQUR Therapeutics AG, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
60 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.33 0.05 1 -85.3%
61 Kantonsspital Lucerne, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
61 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
62 DermaVet - Dermatologie für Tiere, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
63 Bioanalytica AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
63 Amal Therapeutics SA, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
64 Galderma S.A., Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
65 AMEOS Holding AG, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
66 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 1.01 0.03 1 -97.5%
66 Federal Department of Home Affairs (FDHA), Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
67 Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
68 International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG), Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
69 Hyperstem S.A., Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
70 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.02 0.01 7 -13.0%
70 IPPOX Foundation, Switzerland 0.02 0.01 7 -13.0%
71 Kühne-Stiftung, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
72 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.01 0.01 3 60.1%
73 Carbofor-Expert, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
74 KORA, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
75 Clinical Research Centre Adolphe de Rothschild, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
76 Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), Switzerland 0.07 0.00 1 -93.8%

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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.