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 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 19.74 16.47 78 -11.6%
2 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 15.09 10.84 71 -23.8%
3 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.65 10.82 20 -21.8%
4 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 9.37 7.49 23 -15.2%
5 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 2.68 5.92 15 133.8%
6 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.32 5.71 31 40.2%
7 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 2.75 4.91 23 89.6%
8 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 4.39 3.81 25 -8.0%
9 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 3.87 3.79 14 3.8%
10 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 5.72 3.46 37 -35.8%
11 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 1.32 3.28 16 163.2%
12 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 1.97 2.33 6 25.6%
13 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.80 1.75 12 2.6%
14 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 0.85 1.73 24 115.0%
15 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.64 1.55 9 0.0%
16 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 1.53 10 414.1%
17 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 0.84 1.49 7 88.2%
18 NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.47 1.47 5 229.5%
19 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 2.01 1.22 8 -35.8%
20 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 2.35 1.21 6 -45.5%
21 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.86 1.19 12 47.6%
22 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 0.88 1.04 12 25.7%
23 Natural History Museum, United Kingdom (UK) 0.58 0.98 6 78.2%
24 NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.96 5 582.3%
25 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.77 0.96 12 31.9%
26 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 0.94 7 365.3%
27 NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS), United Kingdom (UK) 1.93 0.94 4 -48.6%
28 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 1.96 0.88 14 -52.5%
29 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.87 6 721.0%
30 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.82 0.80 8 2.6%
31 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 1.07 0.74 13 -26.8%
32 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 1.66 0.73 7 -53.4%
33 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.34 0.67 4 111.0%
34 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 2.06 0.65 15 -66.3%
35 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 1.91 0.63 9 -65.1%
36 Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 1 N/A
37 Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom (UK) 0.71 0.59 2 -11.9%
38 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 1.05 0.51 10 -49.1%
39 Babraham Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 1.10 0.50 2 -52.3%
40 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.39 3 29.6%
41 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.34 11 974.6%
42 Zoological Society of London (ZSL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 3 N/A
43 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.28 3 -5.5%
44 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.26 11 119.5%
45 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 0.26 7 -37.1%
46 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 2 N/A
47 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 4 N/A
48 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.24 2 100.6%
49 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 1.08 0.24 5 -76.1%
50 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.24 3 476.0%
51 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.34 0.24 6 -26.2%
52 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 0.22 2 114.2%
53 Met Office, United Kingdom (UK) 0.34 0.22 1 -32.2%
54 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.21 3 339.4%
55 The Gatsby Charitable Foundation (Gatsby), United Kingdom (UK) 0.16 0.21 1 40.3%
56 Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 0.21 6 11,138.8%
57 Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 2 N/A
58 Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.19 8 1,566.2%
59 Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 0.18 2 105.2%
60 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.74 0.16 1 -77.4%
61 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.16 5 1,208.1%
62 Earlham Institute (EI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.13 2 -5.3%
63 University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.61 0.13 2 -78.0%
64 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 0.13 5 -37.4%
65 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 0.12 8 -76.6%
66 NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.12 3 373.7%
67 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 0.11 3 -75.9%
68 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 0.10 6 13.2%
69 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 0.10 10 -83.3%
70 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.09 4 316.1%
71 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.09 4 63.0%
72 Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
73 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 0.08 3 31,891.9%
74 Quadram Institute Bioscience, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
75 Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.08 3 126.5%
76 BirdLife International, United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.08 2 -20.4%
77 The James Hutton Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.07 1 -46.3%
78 Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.07 1 468.6%
79 Storm Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
80 National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.06 1 -79.6%
81 Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.06 2 424.2%
82 University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.06 2 2.1%
83 The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 2 N/A
84 Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.06 1 150.8%
85 University of Essex, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 5 N/A
86 Bourn Hall Clinic, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 1 N/A
87 Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.05 1 113.8%
88 International Centre for Life (ICFL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.14 0.05 2 -62.6%
89 NHS Grampian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.05 2 338.1%
90 University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.05 3 74.7%
91 London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.05 2 146.3%
92 Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (LTHT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 0.04 1 84.8%
92 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 1 N/A
93 The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NUTH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.04 2 -76.0%
94 Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.04 1 34.9%
95 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.04 1 -30.9%
96 British Geological Survey (BGS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.03 1 168.5%
96 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
97 Belfast Health and Social Care Trust (BHSCT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
98 Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
99 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
100 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.03 1 343.3%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.