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 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 159.48 194.73 622 13.5%
2 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 167.88 172.03 574 -4.7%
3 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 114.51 121.54 453 -1.3%
4 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 60.91 83.84 347 28.0%
5 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 84.87 77.71 273 -14.9%
6 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 43.32 49.17 226 5.5%
7 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 39.09 39.65 130 -5.7%
8 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 26.35 35.88 139 26.6%
9 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 20.92 30.74 113 36.6%
10 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 32.30 29.19 168 -16.0%
11 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 17.17 28.37 108 53.6%
12 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 19.95 27.49 86 28.1%
13 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 19.05 26.51 118 29.4%
14 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 24.81 26.32 80 -1.4%
15 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 18.51 22.32 113 12.1%
16 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 18.19 20.01 79 2.3%
17 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 13.60 16.63 57 13.7%
18 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 11.93 16.57 63 29.1%
19 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 11.44 16.06 95 30.4%
20 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 12.84 15.79 60 14.3%
21 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 10.92 14.62 69 24.5%
22 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 8.34 14.24 77 58.6%
23 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 11.59 13.56 43 8.8%
24 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 9.67 13.03 71 25.3%
25 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 12.84 12.46 65 -9.8%
26 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 5.61 10.80 50 79.0%
27 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 12.28 8.72 49 -34.0%
28 London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), United Kingdom (UK) 3.06 7.62 55 131.4%
29 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 4.71 7.39 27 45.9%
30 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 7.80 7.10 34 -15.4%
31 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 5.29 6.99 39 22.9%
32 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 7.20 5.92 28 -23.5%
33 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom (UK) 3.85 4.99 23 20.5%
34 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 3.91 4.65 17 10.4%
35 Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC), United Kingdom (UK) 2.32 3.80 18 52.3%
36 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 4.17 3.67 17 -18.2%
37 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 3.74 3.52 22 -12.5%
38 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 1.19 3.19 14 149.5%
39 University of Essex, United Kingdom (UK) 2.82 3.14 14 3.6%
40 University of Stirling, United Kingdom (UK) 1.49 3.10 14 92.8%
41 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 5.77 3.07 24 -50.6%
42 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.16 2.89 24 24.6%
43 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 3.99 2.71 16 -37.0%
44 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.46 2.41 13 -8.9%
45 University of Salford, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 2.17 6 200.5%
46 Oxford Brookes University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.01 2.06 8 88.9%
47 London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.77 2.00 12 141.6%
48 University of Roehampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1.96 8 1,272.0%
49 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 2.40 1.93 7 -25.4%
50 University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 1.83 6 499.1%
51 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 1.63 4 519.0%
52 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.50 1.61 11 -40.2%
53 University of Hull, United Kingdom (UK) 3.46 1.37 7 -63.2%
54 St George's, University of London (SGUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.92 1.32 22 33.1%
55 University of Brighton, United Kingdom (UK) 2.34 1.27 8 -49.7%
56 University of Portsmouth, United Kingdom (UK) 0.82 1.26 8 42.5%
57 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.16 1.09 5 524.4%
58 Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.31 1.06 50 -24.6%
59 University of London - Goldsmiths, United Kingdom (UK) 0.75 0.97 6 20.4%
60 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.86 0.95 9 1.8%
61 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 0.88 6 180.0%
62 Aston University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.10 0.85 7 -28.6%
63 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 0.78 9 101.1%
64 Abertay University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.74 0.69 18 -13.4%
65 City, University of London (CUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 0.64 7 684.5%
66 University of Bradford, United Kingdom (UK) 1.03 0.57 4 -48.4%
67 Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 0.52 5 117.3%
68 London Business School (LBS), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 0.51 4 -52.9%
69 Bournemouth University (BU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.89 0.45 4 -52.4%
70 Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.99 0.42 6 -60.1%
71 University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.40 3 565.6%
72 Loughborough University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.45 0.34 7 -30.7%
73 Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 0.31 2 74.3%
74 Teesside University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 0.28 2 -60.5%
75 University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (UK) 0.24 0.28 3 7.5%
76 Centre for Decision Research and Experimental Economics (CeDEx), UoN, United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1 N/A
77 De Montfort University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 0.22 2 302.8%
78 Brunel University London, United Kingdom (UK) 1.01 0.21 4 -80.6%
79 Staffordshire University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
80 Coventry University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 3 N/A
81 University of Derby, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
81 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
82 University of East London (UEL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 0.13 1 -56.4%
82 Middlesex University (MU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 0.13 1 -56.4%
82 Institute for Fiscal Studies, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 1 N/A
83 Kingston University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.12 2 195.7%
84 University of Westminster, United Kingdom (UK) 0.58 0.12 4 -81.4%
85 London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.11 2 N/A
86 University of Buckingham, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
86 University of Northampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 1 N/A
87 School of Advanced Study, University of London (SAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.65 0.09 4 -87.2%
88 University of Sunderland, United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 1 N/A
89 University of Ulster (UU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.07 2 102.1%
90 Canterbury Christ Church University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.05 1 N/A
91 University of the West of England (UWE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.04 2 -87.4%
92 Birmingham City University (BCU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 1 N/A
93 Plymouth Marjon University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.03 1 -33.1%
94 South Atlantic Environmental Research Institute (SAERI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.02 1 N/A
95 UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Research Studies (UKCTAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 0.01 1 80.1%
96 School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London (SOAS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.08 0.01 3 -92.8%
96 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (RCSSD), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
96 Royal Academy of Music (RAM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
96 Heythrop College, University of London (HEY), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
96 The Courtauld Institute of Art (CIA), United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 3 N/A
97 Tipping Points, Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.