2019 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 117.92 150.17
2 Monash University, Australia 111.88 125.63
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 102.43 121.72
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 88.77 104.62
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 84.59 100.73
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 68.06 75.98
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 42.56 43.64
8 Curtin University, Australia 30.16 38
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 37.94 35.68
10 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 12.8 27.93
11 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 18.61 27.75
12 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 32.84 26.48
13 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.18 24.08
14 Griffith University, Australia 24.58 20.76
15 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 22.16 20.55
16 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 13.28 16.24
17 Macquarie University, Australia 24.5 15.99
18 La Trobe University, Australia 10.35 15.95
19 Deakin University, Australia 12.92 13.73
20 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 9.1 12
21 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 6.47 11.66
22 Flinders University, Australia 4.95 9.1
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 11.62 7.95
24 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 7.01 7.6
25 Western Sydney University, Australia 8.13 6.13
26 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.75 4.42
27 Murdoch University, Australia 1.59 4.17
28 University of Canberra, Australia 1.14 2.5
29 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.74 2.22
30 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 1.63 1.67
31 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.54 1.47
32 Victoria University (VU), Australia 2.51 1.45
33 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.13 1.15
34 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 1.2 0.51
35 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.36 0.36
36 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.14 0.26
37 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.1 0.2
38 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 0.14
39 Bond University, Australia 0.05
40 TAFE Queensland, Australia 0.03
41 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.11 0

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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).
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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 2019 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.