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 Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya 0.00 0.48 4 10,323.8%
2 Seychelles National Parks Authority (SNPA), Seychelles 0.43 1 N/A
3 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 0.40 2 N/A
4 Marien Ngouabi University (UMNG), Congo 0.29 1 N/A
5 National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR), Tanzania 0.06 0.23 4 325.4%
6 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 0.38 0.20 4 -43.1%
7 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 0.01 0.20 2 2,109.0%
8 South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), South Africa 0.19 6 N/A
9 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 0.07 0.18 2 159.5%
10 Institut National des Sciences de l'Archéologie et du Patrimoine (INSAP), Morocco 0.17 1 N/A
11 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 0.09 0.15 4 78.2%
12 National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), South Africa 0.03 0.15 3 373.1%
13 Mpala Research Centre (MRCC), Kenya 0.14 1 N/A
14 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 0.31 0.13 3 -57.0%
15 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.12 3 N/A
16 University of Bamako, Mali 0.10 2 N/A
17 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt 0.10 1 N/A
18 Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, Morocco 0.09 1 N/A
19 International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville (CIRMF), Gabon 0.09 2 N/A
20 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.07 1 N/A
21 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 0.07 1 N/A
22 Tanta University, Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
23 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 0.01 0.05 1 668.5%
23 Burkina Faso Ministry of Health, Burkina Faso 0.05 1 N/A
24 Iziko Museums of Cape Town, South Africa 0.05 1 N/A
24 Ifakara Health Institute, Tanzania 0.05 1 N/A
24 Ghana Health Service (GHS), Ghana 0.05 1 N/A
24 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 0.05 1 N/A
25 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 0.11 0.04 1 -59.4%
26 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.04 1 N/A
26 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa 0.04 1 N/A
27 Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC), Tanzania 0.03 1 N/A
28 Agrhymet Regional Centre, Niger 0.03 1 N/A
28 Tunisia Ministry of Agriculture and Environment, Tunisia 0.03 1 N/A
29 University of Malawi, Malawi 0.10 0.03 1 -66.9%
30 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.03 1 N/A
31 Sierra Leone Ministry of Health and Sanitation, Sierra Leone 0.03 1 N/A
32 Makerere University, Uganda 0.03 1 N/A
33 Centre Hospitalier des Armées Bouffard, Djibouti 0.02 1 N/A
33 Centre de Recherches Médicales et Sanitaires (CERMES), Niger 0.02 1 N/A
34 University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania 0.02 1 N/A
34 Botswana Ministry of Health, Botswana 0.02 1 N/A
35 Université Omar Bongo, Gabon 0.02 1 N/A
35 Bénin Clinical Research Institute (IRCB), Benin 0.02 1 N/A
35 Liberia Ministry of Health and Social Welfare, Liberia 0.02 1 N/A
35 University of Makeni (UNIMAK), Sierra Leone 0.02 1 N/A
35 University of Sierra Leone (USL), Sierra Leone 0.02 1 N/A
35 Liberian Institute for Biomedical Research (LIBR), Liberia 0.02 1 N/A
36 Ministère de l’Education Nationale et de l’Education Civique, Gabon 0.01 0.02 1 256.2%
37 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.02 1 N/A
38 Limbe Wildlife Centre (LWC), Cameroon 0.02 1 N/A
38 Laboratoire National d’Appui au Développement Agricole (LANADA), Ivory Coast 0.02 1 N/A
39 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 0.01 0.02 1 99.8%
40 Kenema Government Hospital (KGH), Sierra Leone 0.02 1 N/A
41 Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria 0.06 0.01 1 -72.9%
42 The Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi 0.01 1 N/A
42 University of the Gambia (UTG), Gambia 0.01 1 N/A
43 Infectious Diseases Research Collaboration (IDRC), Uganda 0.01 1 N/A
43 Research Institute of Health Sciences (IRSS), Burkina Faso 0.01 1 N/A
43 Angola Ministry of Health (MINSA), Angola 0.01 1 N/A
44 Gamal Abdel Nasser University of Conakry (UGANC), Guinea 0.02 0.01 1 -48.2%
44 Guinea Ministry of Health and Public Hygiene, Guinea 0.02 0.01 1 -55.0%
44 Redeemer's University Nigeria (RUN), Nigeria 0.01 1 N/A
44 Sierra Leone Ministry of Social Welfare, Gender and Children's Affairs, Sierra Leone 0.01 1 N/A
45 University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Benin 0.01 1 N/A
45 Benin Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (MESRS), Benin 0.01 1 N/A
46 Instituto Nacional Saúde Pública (INASA), Guinea-Bissau 0.01 1 N/A
46 Guinea Bissau Ministry of Health, Guinea-Bissau 0.01 1 N/A
46 Organization of Coordination for the Fight against Endemic Diseases in Central Africa (OCEAC), Cameroon 0.01 1 N/A
47 University of Abuja, Nigeria 0.00 1 N/A
48 Mauritius Ministry of Agro Industry and Food Security (MOAIFS), Mauritius 0.00 1 N/A
49 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 0.04 0.00 1 -91.3%
50 World Laboratory for Cosmology And Particle Physics (WLCAPP), Egypt 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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.