2019 tables: Institutions - life 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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 69.27 87.31 263 17.2%
2 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 76.74 80.69 314 -2.3%
3 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 42.29 47.47 176 4.3%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 37.91 44.77 136 9.8%
5 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 37.60 43.54 135 7.7%
6 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 50.01 41.82 196 -22.3%
7 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 18.90 27.29 128 34.2%
8 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 8.97 9.61 80 -0.4%
9 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 5.43 9.60 33 64.5%
10 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 4.56 7.16 18 46.1%
11 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 4.68 4.92 19 -2.3%
12 University of St. Gallen (UNISG), Switzerland 0.60 2 N/A
13 Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel (UPKBS), Switzerland 0.33 0.51 4 42.1%
14 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 0.46 2 N/A
15 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland 0.08 0.15 2 68.8%
16 Campus Biotech, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
17 Structural Biology Comunity länggasse (SBCL), Switzerland 0.09 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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.