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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 82.73 78.53 219 0.6%
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 42.19 50.18 129 26.1%
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 54.50 36.07 125 -29.9%
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 37.74 32.00 151 -10.1%
5 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 20.99 19.55 65 -1.3%
6 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 23.25 18.73 70 -14.6%
7 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 13.08 18.12 54 46.8%
8 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 21.96 16.78 75 -19.0%
9 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 19.74 16.47 78 -11.6%
10 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 15.44 15.76 75 8.2%
11 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 11.34 15.14 81 41.5%
12 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 7.83 14.74 46 99.5%
13 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 11.32 14.73 41 37.9%
14 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 11.12 14.18 40 35.1%
15 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 15.28 13.76 38 -4.5%
16 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 12.65 13.55 28 13.5%
17 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 14.17 12.92 46 -3.3%
18 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 7.23 12.55 66 84.1%
19 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 12.53 12.47 44 5.5%
20 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 18.96 12.46 127 -30.3%
21 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 14.38 12.28 56 -9.4%
22 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 8.59 12.07 42 49.0%
23 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 7.82 12.05 30 63.3%
24 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 11.13 11.78 19 12.2%
25 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 9.33 11.62 28 31.9%
26 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 9.76 11.51 43 25.0%
27 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 9.74 11.29 60 22.9%
28 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 11.44 11.03 55 2.2%
29 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 9.98 10.87 37 15.5%
30 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 15.09 10.84 71 -23.8%
31 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.65 10.82 20 -21.8%
32 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 7.58 10.77 34 50.5%
33 Tsinghua University, China 10.83 9.88 35 -3.3%
34 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 9.12 9.84 42 14.4%
35 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 11.78 8.82 30 -20.7%
36 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 12.46 8.71 30 -25.9%
37 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 9.37 7.49 23 -15.2%
38 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 8.56 7.48 18 -7.4%
39 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 5.82 7.43 23 35.3%
40 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 3.68 7.38 29 112.9%
41 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 5.29 7.26 14 45.4%
42 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 5.64 6.94 44 30.4%
43 RIKEN, Japan 6.31 6.71 24 12.7%
44 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 5.26 6.64 51 33.7%
45 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 7.70 6.49 43 -10.7%
46 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 6.28 6.34 26 7.0%
47 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 0.52 6.16 28 1,153.6%
48 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 7.76 6.11 21 -16.5%
49 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 4.03 6.08 14 59.9%
50 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 2.68 5.92 15 133.8%
51 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 5.61 5.76 32 8.7%
52 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.32 5.71 31 40.2%
53 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 7.34 5.66 24 -18.3%
54 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 3.86 5.59 25 53.8%
55 Kyoto University, Japan 6.06 5.58 21 -2.4%
56 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 1.73 5.57 19 240.6%
57 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 5.27 5.55 24 11.8%
58 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 8.76 5.35 30 -35.2%
59 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 3.38 5.29 18 66.1%
60 Peking University (PKU), China 4.60 5.19 30 19.8%
61 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 1.97 5.10 21 175.2%
62 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 2.75 4.91 23 89.6%
63 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 2.83 4.80 11 80.0%
64 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 1.59 4.56 33 202.9%
65 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 6.03 4.46 21 -21.6%
66 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 2.12 4.41 12 120.8%
67 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 3.66 4.16 33 20.5%
68 Leibniz Association, Germany 4.64 4.12 39 -6.0%
69 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 4.21 4.10 14 3.3%
70 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 2.59 4.07 44 66.7%
71 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 4.12 3.98 16 2.4%
72 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 3.27 3.93 33 27.6%
73 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 3.67 3.92 19 13.4%
74 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 8.60 3.88 20 -52.1%
75 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 4.13 3.87 27 -0.6%
76 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 7.53 3.83 31 -46.1%
77 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 4.39 3.81 25 -8.0%
78 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 5.75 3.80 14 -29.9%
79 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 3.87 3.79 14 3.8%
80 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.59 3.79 16 11.9%
81 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 2.31 3.75 25 71.7%
82 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 5.68 3.75 18 -30.1%
83 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 2.34 3.69 24 66.9%
84 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.90 3.67 8 329.9%
85 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 7.55 3.62 29 -49.2%
86 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 6.53 3.55 23 -42.4%
87 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 1.66 3.52 30 124.6%
88 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 2.33 3.49 12 59.3%
89 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 5.72 3.46 37 -35.8%
90 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 1.32 3.28 16 163.2%
91 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 2.96 3.28 9 17.2%
92 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 1.38 3.27 18 150.6%
93 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 2.07 3.23 6 65.7%
94 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 3.65 3.20 23 -6.9%
95 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 2.35 3.13 19 40.7%
96 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.50 3.02 6 538.8%
97 Pasteur Institute, France 1.34 3.02 21 139.1%
98 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 2.49 2.99 20 27.7%
99 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 0.52 2.97 10 506.0%
100 Stockholm University, Sweden 1.32 2.94 32 136.6%

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.