2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 1.66 3.52 30 124.6%
2 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 3.77 2.46 20 -30.9%
3 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.47 1.72 11 24.3%
4 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 2.91 1.29 9 -52.9%
5 Monash University, Australia 4.02 1.28 8 -66.2%
6 Macquarie University, Australia 0.47 1.23 7 178.5%
7 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.88 1.10 11 31.8%
8 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 3.21 1.07 21 -64.7%
9 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 2.44 1.06 28 -53.8%
10 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.08 1.06 19 3.7%
11 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.42 0.83 2 112.4%
12 Curtin University, Australia 0.55 0.78 14 51.2%
13 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.10 0.70 5 668.0%
14 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.61 0.63 6 9.5%
15 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.89 0.46 10 -45.1%
16 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 1.97 0.44 4 -76.6%
17 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.12 0.42 7 272.7%
18 Deakin University, Australia 1.21 0.29 2 -74.5%
19 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.11 0.27 3 175.7%
20 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.27 1 N/A
21 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.16 0.27 2 84.4%
22 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.17 0.23 3 47.9%
23 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.04 0.22 2 445.0%
24 Griffith University, Australia 0.64 0.21 7 -64.7%
25 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 0.29 0.20 2 -29.1%
26 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.04 0.19 1 356.1%
27 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.09 0.18 2 102.7%
28 Monash Health, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
29 SA Health, Australia 0.01 0.17 6 1,268.8%
30 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.14 1 N/A
31 Murdoch University, Australia 0.13 2 N/A
32 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.11 2 N/A
33 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 0.12 0.09 3 -14.0%
34 La Trobe University, Australia 0.42 0.09 4 -77.8%
35 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.20 0.09 4 -54.4%
36 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.09 2 N/A
37 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.18 0.08 4 -51.8%
38 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.76 0.08 5 -89.4%
39 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.02 0.06 5 300.2%
40 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.06 2 N/A
41 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.08 0.06 2 -15.2%
42 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
43 Perth Exoplanet Survey Telescope (PEST), Australia 0.06 2 N/A
44 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 0.09 0.06 3 -35.0%
45 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.00 0.05 2 1,360.3%
46 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.05 3 N/A
47 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.19 0.05 3 -70.1%
48 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.11 0.05 1 -53.9%
49 Metro South Health, Australia 0.01 0.05 2 315.3%
50 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.05 4 N/A
51 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
52 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
52 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
53 Austin Health, Australia 0.00 0.04 3 3,896.8%
54 Bioplatforms Australia Ltd., Australia 0.04 1 N/A
55 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.00 0.04 3 701.8%
56 National Museum of Australia (NMA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
56 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 1 N/A
57 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.01 0.03 2 431.4%
58 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 0.01 0.03 2 605.8%
59 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 0.02 0.03 4 132.6%
60 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.02 0.03 1 60.4%
61 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
62 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
63 Torres Strait Regional Authority (TSRA), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
64 Hazelwood Observatory, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
65 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.08 0.02 1 -79.1%
66 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.01 0.01 3 109.4%
66 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.01 0.01 3 44.0%
67 Envoi Pathology, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
68 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
70 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.00 0.01 3 187.2%
70 Queensland Health, Australia 0.02 0.01 3 -32.6%
71 Department of Industry, Australia 0.03 0.01 1 -72.1%
72 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
73 Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia (DAFWA), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
74 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
76 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 0.11 0.00 2 -97.1%
77 Alfred Health, Australia 0.01 0.00 1 -68.7%
78 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
79 Western Health, Australia 0.00 0.00 1 26.7%
79 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 0.00 0.00 1 26.7%
80 Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation Incorporated (RPHMRF), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
81 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
82 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.00 1 N/A

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.