2019 tables: Institutions - academic

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 3.87 10.21 20 149.3%
2 Shiraz University, Iran 5.67 8.58 15 42.8%
3 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 5.75 8.23 15 35.1%
4 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 4.34 6.85 18 49.2%
5 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 6.83 6.63 17 -8.4%
6 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 0.67 4.20 6 494.6%
7 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 2.00 3.83 5 80.9%
8 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 1.94 3.74 68 82.4%
9 University of Kurdistan, Iran 3.21 6 N/A
10 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 3.25 2.98 73 -13.4%
11 University of Kashan, Iran 0.33 2.87 4 711.7%
12 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 2.15 2.81 11 23.5%
13 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 3.33 2.58 4 -26.9%
14 Arak University, Iran 1.96 4 N/A
15 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 2.20 1.69 4 -27.5%
16 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 1.68 4 N/A
17 Damghan University, Iran 3.27 1.58 4 -54.4%
18 Lorestan University, Iran 0.38 1.57 4 290.6%
19 University of Tabriz, Iran 3.60 1.50 2 -60.7%
20 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.82 1.49 3 72.0%
21 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.16 1.24 4 638.0%
22 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.00 1.10 2 468,963.3%
23 Semnan University, Iran 0.08 1.07 2 1,108.1%
24 University of Ayatollah Ozma Borujerdi, Iran 0.50 1.00 1 88.8%
24 Sirjan University of Technology, Iran 1.00 1.00 1 -5.6%
25 Razi University, Iran 0.75 0.88 1 10.1%
26 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.87 0.75 5 -18.6%
27 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 1.70 0.70 2 -61.1%
28 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.28 0.68 3 124.9%
29 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.01 0.58 1 5,020.3%
30 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran 0.40 0.56 1 31.1%
31 Kharazmi University, Iran 1.00 0.50 1 -52.8%
31 Alzahra University, Iran 1.11 0.50 1 -57.4%
31 Imam Hossein University (IHU), Iran 0.50 1 N/A
32 Hakim Sabzevari University, Iran 1.50 0.46 1 -71.2%
33 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.08 0.41 1 387.8%
34 Shahrekord University, Iran 0.33 1 N/A
34 Mazandaran University of Science and Technology (MUST), Iran 0.33 2 N/A
35 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.81 0.28 3 -66.7%
36 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.27 1 N/A
37 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.93 0.25 1 -74.8%
37 Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
37 University of Bonab, Iran 0.25 1 N/A
38 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.15 0.23 2 42.3%
39 University of Guilan (GU), Iran 0.87 0.21 2 -77.1%
40 Persian Gulf University (PGU), Iran 0.20 1 N/A
40 Yasouj University, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
40 University of Hormozgan, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
41 Golestan University, Iran 0.17 2 N/A
42 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.38 0.17 1 -58.1%
42 Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Iran 0.17 1 N/A
43 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.07 0.13 1 65.2%
44 Urmia University, Iran 1.00 0.11 1 -89.5%
45 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.13 0.10 1 -24.5%
46 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 1.06 0.10 2 -91.4%
47 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.09 1 N/A
48 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 0.25 0.07 1 -73.0%
49 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.03 0.06 2 110.9%
50 Faculty of Natural Resources, Golestan University, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
50 Gorgan University of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
51 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.03 1 N/A
52 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.32 0.02 1 -94.4%
52 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS), Iran 0.02 1 N/A
53 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.01 1 N/A
54 Imam Reza International University (IRIU), Iran 0.01 1 N/A
55 Yazd University, Iran 3.09 0.01 43 -99.7%

Footnote

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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.