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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 10.76 16.00 34 35.7%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 11.85 15.59 44 20.1%
3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 5.41 12.32 34 107.7%
4 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 13.21 6.74 22 -53.4%
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 3.09 5.40 10 59.3%
6 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 3.93 2.86 9 -33.6%
7 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 3.43 2.62 9 -30.1%
8 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 3.08 2.33 9 -30.7%
9 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 2.63 2.24 10 -22.2%
10 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 1.48 2.13 7 31.5%
11 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 2.33 1.70 3 -33.5%
12 Qatar University, Qatar 1.17 1.17 3 -8.3%
13 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 1.10 1.17 2 -3.2%
14 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.10 1.15 7 907.4%
15 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.17 1.13 3 -12.0%
16 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.20 1.00 1 356.4%
16 University of Tabriz, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
16 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 1.00 1 N/A
16 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 1.00 1 N/A
17 Shiraz University, Iran 0.81 2 N/A
18 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.86 0.71 1 -23.9%
19 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.89 0.58 4 -41.1%
20 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.57 1 N/A
21 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran 0.40 0.56 1 26.8%
22 Kharazmi University, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
23 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.47 3 N/A
24 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.44 2 N/A
25 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.41 3 N/A
26 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.38 1 N/A
27 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.08 0.37 2 304.2%
28 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.37 2 N/A
29 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.45 0.32 2 -35.3%
30 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.38 0.29 1 -31.9%
30 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.29 2 N/A
30 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.29 2 N/A
31 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.25 2 N/A
31 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.25 1 N/A
31 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
32 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.17 0.22 2 21.7%
33 Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), Israel 0.17 1 N/A
33 Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
33 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.17 1 N/A
34 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.14 1 N/A
34 Van Yüzüncü Yıl University (YYU), Turkey 0.14 1 N/A
35 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.13 1 N/A
36 Urmia University, Iran 0.11 1 N/A
37 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.11 1 -42.4%
38 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.55 0.10 1 -83.3%
38 Mersin University, Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
39 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.14 0.08 1 -46.8%
40 Graduate University of Advanced Technology (GUAT), Iran 0.07 1 N/A
40 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.07 1 N/A
41 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.33 0.03 1 -91.4%
42 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 0.01 1 N/A
43 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.00 1 N/A

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.