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 FC 2017 FC 2018
1 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 117.92 148.31
2 Monash University, Australia 111.88 122.91
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 103.06 119.84
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 88.77 102.49
5 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 84.59 99.52
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 69.09 75.64
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 42.56 42.3
8 Curtin University, Australia 30.16 36.09
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 37.97 35.68
10 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 12.8 27.85
11 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 18.64 27.7
12 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 32.84 26.48
13 University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.18 24.07
14 Griffith University, Australia 24.49 20.69
15 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 22.08 19.9
16 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 13.28 16.23
17 La Trobe University, Australia 10.35 15.93
18 Macquarie University, Australia 24.53 15.8
19 Deakin University, Australia 12.92 13.73
20 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 6.47 11.66
21 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 9.1 11.45
22 Flinders University, Australia 4.95 8.47
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 11.62 7.92
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 4.4
27 Murdoch University, Australia 1.6 4.15
28 University of Canberra, Australia 1.14 2.46
29 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.74 2.21
30 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 1.63 1.67
31 Victoria University (VU), Australia 2.51 1.47
32 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.54 1.47
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 0.13
39 Bond University, Australia 0.05
40 TAFE Queensland, Australia 0.03
41 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.11 0

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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