2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 26.06 42.81 111 54.4%
2 Monash University, Australia 41.87 38.41 106 -13.8%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 26.31 32.59 85 16.5%
4 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 18.94 27.41 59 36.0%
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 25.07 24.56 68 -7.9%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 17.84 24.37 62 28.4%
7 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 6.56 17.25 47 147.3%
8 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 7.87 13.82 45 65.2%
9 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 5.38 10.17 22 77.6%
10 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 13.58 10.03 33 -30.5%
11 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 13.34 9.45 40 -33.4%
12 Deakin University, Australia 5.87 8.19 28 31.2%
13 Curtin University, Australia 7.11 8.14 21 7.7%
14 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 7.80 7.51 39 -9.4%
15 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 6.81 6.96 35 -3.9%
16 La Trobe University, Australia 4.28 6.05 23 32.7%
17 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 6.44 6.04 22 -11.8%
18 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 2.67 5.40 16 90.2%
19 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 6.18 5.01 25 -23.7%
20 Griffith University, Australia 5.71 4.66 23 -23.4%
21 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 1.08 2.97 12 157.6%
22 Flinders University, Australia 1.82 2.87 6 48.5%
23 Macquarie University, Australia 2.91 2.40 18 -22.7%
24 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 1.15 1.70 17 39.6%
25 Western Sydney University, Australia 3.99 1.25 8 -70.6%
26 Murdoch University, Australia 0.09 1.21 3 1,149.6%
27 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.89 1.13 4 19.8%
28 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 1.55 1.03 3 -37.3%
29 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.42 0.79 4 77.4%
30 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.74 4 N/A
31 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.72 3 N/A
32 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.08 0.69 5 681.9%
33 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.03 0.50 2 1,371.5%
33 Walk Free Foundation, Australia 0.50 1 N/A
34 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.58 0.50 5 -19.9%
35 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 1.46 0.42 5 -73.1%
36 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 1.21 0.42 5 -67.7%
37 Pharmaxis Ltd., Australia 0.29 1 N/A
38 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.28 3 N/A
39 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.27 1 N/A
40 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.10 0.26 1 148.1%
40 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.07 0.26 3 247.3%
41 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.15 0.26 1 62.0%
42 Plus3 Australia Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 1 N/A
43 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.11 0.25 3 110.1%
44 Microbial Screening Technologies, Australia 0.22 1 N/A
44 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.22 1 N/A
45 Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Australia 0.21 1 N/A
45 Seleno Therapeutics Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.21 1 N/A
46 SA Health, Australia 0.17 0.21 3 20.0%
47 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.07 0.18 3 149.5%
48 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.17 1 N/A
49 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.04 0.14 1 276.1%
50 Alfred Health, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
50 CSL Limited, Australia 0.13 1 N/A
51 University of Canberra, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
51 BioFab3D, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
52 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.31 0.10 3 -70.2%
53 Metro South Health, Australia 0.09 3 N/A
54 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.30 0.08 1 -73.9%
54 Hop Products Australia, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
55 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.08 3 N/A
56 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.16 0.08 2 -55.1%
56 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.16 0.08 2 -55.1%
56 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.16 0.08 2 -55.1%
57 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.35 0.05 1 -86.8%
58 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.02 0.05 2 192.3%
59 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.16 0.04 1 -79.5%
60 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.03 2 N/A
61 OraInnova Holdings, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
62 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.08 0.03 1 -68.7%
63 Department of Industry, Australia 0.29 0.02 3 -92.3%
63 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.02 3 N/A
64 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.16 0.01 1 -92.1%
64 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
65 Monash Health, Australia 0.01 2 N/A
66 North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Cancer Council Queensland, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Intersect Australia Limited, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
70 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
71 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 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.