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 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 48.19 49.04 400 -4.0%
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 17.86 23.40 94 23.6%
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 11.39 18.18 232 50.6%
4 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 14.93 15.43 62 -2.5%
5 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 10.80 10.80 238 -5.6%
6 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 5.46 10.10 65 74.5%
7 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 5.53 9.09 49 55.1%
8 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 4.83 9.01 81 76.0%
9 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 5.41 7.75 236 35.3%
10 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 6.29 7.44 109 11.6%
11 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 5.09 6.40 28 18.7%
12 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 2.74 6.36 61 119.2%
13 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 4.47 5.95 123 25.5%
14 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 3.05 5.28 16 63.7%
15 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 1.61 4.20 18 147.0%
16 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 3.04 3.71 103 15.2%
17 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 2.25 3.22 10 35.0%
18 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 4.75 2.83 23 -43.8%
19 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 2.78 2.46 11 -16.3%
20 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 0.41 2.33 8 439.8%
21 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 0.25 2.25 4 765.7%
22 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.66 2.15 6 208.7%
23 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 1.38 2.01 12 37.7%
24 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 0.63 1.71 7 158.0%
25 Perm State University (PSU), Russia 0.79 1.37 3 63.5%
26 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.82 1.28 12 48.4%
27 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.86 1.18 4 29.5%
28 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.30 1.02 18 220.8%
29 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.80 0.95 13 12.2%
30 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 2.56 0.92 12 -66.2%
31 North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU), Russia 0.90 1 N/A
32 Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.75 2 N/A
33 Platov South Russian State Polytechnic University (NPI), Russia 0.72 1 N/A
34 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.18 0.68 4 249.3%
35 Samara National Research University, Russia 2.31 0.65 4 -73.3%
36 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.52 0.53 44 -4.1%
37 Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia 0.52 1 N/A
38 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.42 0.48 6 7.7%
39 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Russia 0.06 0.40 1 579.6%
40 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.57 0.36 4 -39.8%
41 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.68 0.33 4 -53.9%
42 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 0.10 0.31 2 193.6%
43 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.28 6 N/A
44 Samara State Technical University, Russia 0.05 0.27 4 453.7%
45 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Russia 0.12 0.27 3 110.7%
46 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 0.17 0.25 2 41.6%
46 Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
47 Kuban State University (KubSU), Russia 0.22 1 N/A
48 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.19 0.20 5 2.8%
49 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), Russia 0.90 0.19 1 -79.6%
50 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.17 1 N/A
50 Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
50 Independent University of Moscow (IUM), Russia 0.17 3 N/A
51 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.00 0.14 1 13,329.3%
51 Moscow Automobile and Road Construction State Technical University (MADI), Russia 0.14 1 N/A
51 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.14 1 N/A
52 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.03 0.13 3 364.2%
53 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 1.25 0.13 1 -90.6%
54 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia 0.01 0.12 2 738.9%
55 Yaroslav-the-Wise Novgorod State University (NovSU), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
55 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
56 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 1.28 0.10 1 -92.3%
57 Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPBFTU), Russia 0.10 1 N/A
58 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.03 0.09 2 232.9%
59 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.36 0.09 1 -76.3%
60 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.08 1 N/A
60 Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Russia 0.08 1 N/A
60 Vladivostok State University of Economics and Service (VSUES), Russia 0.08 1 N/A
61 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.18 0.08 1 -60.6%
62 Tyumen Industrial University (TYUIU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
63 Pacific National University (PNU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
63 Faculty of Humanities, KFU, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
64 Orenburg State Pedagogical University (OSPU), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
65 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
66 Samara State Institute of Culture (SSIC), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
67 Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts (NSUADI), Russia 0.03 0.04 1 4.9%
68 Belgorod State National Research University (BelSU), Russia 0.03 2 N/A
69 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
69 Nizhnevartovsk State University (NVSU), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
70 Yugra State University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
71 Tuvan State University (TUVSU), Russia 0.01 1 N/A
72 Kabardino-Balkarian State University (KBSU), Russia 0.00 0.00 1 57.3%

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.