2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 22.63 20.99 81 -15.3%
2 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 11.07 13.12 66 8.2%
3 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 3.67 7.56 28 88.2%
4 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 2.35 3.89 41 51.1%
5 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 2.84 3.72 46 19.6%
6 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 3.32 3.49 19 -4.0%
7 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 2.06 3.44 42 52.3%
8 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 8.40 3.31 29 -64.0%
9 SINTEF, Norway 1.75 3.23 16 68.3%
10 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 1.77 2.82 18 45.5%
11 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 3.68 2.57 21 -36.3%
12 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 0.80 2.07 22 137.8%
13 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 2.99 1.54 16 -53.0%
14 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.17 1.29 5 608.6%
15 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 2.18 1.25 13 -47.6%
16 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.30 1.13 15 -20.7%
17 Equinor ASA, Norway 2.69 0.75 2 -74.5%
18 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.29 0.66 10 108.6%
19 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.91 0.62 13 -37.8%
20 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 2.58 0.50 1 -82.3%
21 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.45 3 N/A
22 Nofima AS, Norway 0.29 0.38 10 20.7%
23 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.11 0.37 2 203.2%
24 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.25 1 N/A
24 Statkraft, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
25 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 1.50 0.25 2 -85.0%
26 Cambi AS, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
27 Christian Michelsen Research AS (CMR), Norway 0.17 0.17 1 -8.7%
27 Nansen Scientific Society, Norway 0.33 0.17 1 -54.4%
28 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.12 0.16 3 20.7%
29 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.29 0.12 10 -61.7%
30 NORSAR, Norway 0.60 0.10 1 -84.8%
31 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.02 0.10 2 303.7%
32 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
32 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
32 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
32 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
32 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
32 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.29 0.09 9 -70.1%
33 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.64 0.06 1 -92.1%
34 EAT, Norway 0.04 1 N/A
35 Graminor Ltd., Norway 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.