2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 33.62 41.17 110 11.8%
2 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 28.66 29.65 77 -5.6%
3 McGill University, Canada 18.47 21.56 80 6.5%
4 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 14.76 17.13 69 5.9%
5 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 13.85 11.41 29 -24.8%
6 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 7.83 10.60 45 23.6%
7 University of Waterloo, Canada 10.15 8.63 27 -22.4%
8 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 9.64 8.43 33 -20.2%
9 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 6.06 7.73 15 16.4%
10 Dalhousie University, Canada 12.43 7.69 28 -43.6%
11 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 4.60 7.47 28 48.0%
12 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 6.97 5.69 18 -25.5%
13 Western University (UWO), Canada 8.49 5.30 20 -43.1%
14 University of Manitoba, Canada 3.23 5.23 21 47.5%
15 Laurentian University, Canada 0.40 4.22 7 852.1%
16 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 1.60 3.58 14 103.5%
17 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 0.14 3.57 6 2,181.9%
18 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 4.00 3.04 13 -30.7%
19 University of Guelph, Canada 4.06 2.94 19 -34.0%
20 Laval University (UL), Canada 1.88 2.89 23 40.6%
21 Carleton University, Canada 4.34 2.69 17 -43.3%
22 Queen's University, Canada 3.14 2.59 11 -24.7%
23 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 2.10 2.42 17 5.0%
24 Lakehead University, Canada 0.65 2.24 7 214.6%
25 York University, Canada 1.70 2.15 24 15.4%
26 University of Regina, Canada 1.04 1.75 5 53.7%
27 Concordia University, Canada 1.25 1.71 16 24.8%
28 Trent University, Canada 0.35 1.61 5 322.8%
29 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 3.28 1.48 19 -58.6%
30 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 0.58 1.47 14 129.8%
31 University of Lethbridge, Canada 0.89 1.33 5 36.1%
32 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 0.23 1.31 7 424.7%
33 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 0.06 1.25 3 1,953.7%
34 University of Winnipeg, Canada 0.46 1.24 5 146.3%
35 Ryerson University, Canada 1.20 2 N/A
36 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 3.81 1.03 20 -75.4%
37 Athabasca University, Canada 0.07 0.94 9 1,181.7%
38 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 1.00 0.91 9 -17.0%
39 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 0.80 0.81 19 -8.4%
40 University of Moncton, Canada 0.75 1 N/A
41 McMaster University, Canada 3.13 0.58 6 -83.1%
42 MacEwan University, Canada 0.23 0.54 3 118.8%
43 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 1.89 0.46 4 -77.8%
44 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.00 0.39 4 12,176.0%
45 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.07 0.26 6 267.5%
46 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 0.26 2 N/A
47 Brock University, Canada 0.26 0.25 1 -12.9%
47 University of Quebec, Canada 0.40 0.25 1 -43.0%
48 University of the Fraser Valley, Canada 0.20 1 N/A
49 Yukon College, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
49 Mount Allison University, Canada 0.13 1 N/A
50 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.00 0.05 3 1,594.6%
51 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.04 1 N/A
52 Niagara College Canada, Canada 0.03 1 N/A
53 Bishop's University, Canada 0.40 0.02 1 -95.4%
54 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.01 0.02 2 189.0%
55 Acadia University, Canada 0.19 0.01 1 -94.6%
56 Algoma University, Canada 0.02 0.01 1 -63.9%

Footnote

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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).
  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.