2019 tables: Institutions - life 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 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 59.67 70.22 236 9.4%
2 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 38.61 50.81 267 22.3%
3 Monash University, Australia 38.68 45.63 185 9.7%
4 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 29.51 34.42 148 8.4%
5 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.72 30.17 142 -2.3%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.38 22.91 79 15.9%
7 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 17.06 18.80 85 2.5%
8 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 14.51 16.41 84 5.1%
9 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 11.05 11.48 70 -3.4%
10 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 6.08 11.15 64 70.4%
11 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 10.53 10.21 42 -9.8%
12 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 6.97 8.95 49 19.4%
13 La Trobe University, Australia 3.98 8.56 48 99.9%
14 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.90 8.35 71 -1.7%
15 Macquarie University, Australia 9.03 6.05 30 -37.7%
16 Melbourne Health, Australia 2.35 5.42 54 114.5%
17 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 5.34 4.83 40 -16.0%
18 Flinders University, Australia 1.60 4.68 23 172.1%
19 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 3.95 4.44 14 4.6%
20 Western Sydney University, Australia 1.89 4.28 22 110.5%
21 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 3.47 3.96 38 6.1%
22 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.56 3.55 10 493.0%
23 Griffith University, Australia 3.10 3.55 28 6.5%
24 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 7.36 3.30 39 -58.4%
25 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 2.35 3.21 46 26.7%
26 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.59 3.17 44 13.6%
27 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 1.99 2.99 54 40.0%
28 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 1.30 2.92 24 108.2%
29 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 1.72 2.44 16 32.2%
30 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 1.10 2.18 26 84.8%
31 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 2.13 2.05 19 -10.7%
32 SA Health, Australia 1.44 1.94 28 25.3%
33 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 1.81 1.90 9 -2.5%
34 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 1.98 1.81 14 -14.9%
35 Deakin University, Australia 4.53 1.74 17 -64.2%
36 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.74 1.32 14 65.4%
37 Murdoch University, Australia 0.72 1.28 15 65.1%
38 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 1.83 1.15 10 -41.9%
39 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.91 1.07 18 10.0%
40 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.49 1.02 7 95.2%
41 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.42 1.02 4 128.0%
42 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 0.80 1.00 8 15.5%
43 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.30 0.95 11 191.9%
44 Monash Health, Australia 0.21 0.88 14 299.4%
45 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.73 0.80 19 2.4%
46 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.15 0.80 3 397.3%
47 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.67 0.78 5 9.4%
48 Curtin University, Australia 3.70 0.78 18 -80.5%
49 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.74 0.76 34 -5.2%
50 Burnet Institute, Australia 0.93 0.74 7 -25.6%
51 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.11 0.74 6 495.4%
52 Alfred Health, Australia 0.29 0.73 12 133.9%
53 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.42 0.72 12 59.0%
54 Metro South Health, Australia 0.51 0.68 30 22.6%
55 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 1.17 0.63 4 -50.2%
56 Australian Museum, Australia 0.50 0.60 5 11.5%
57 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.18 0.60 17 217.8%
58 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.88 0.56 14 -40.3%
59 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.74 0.56 13 -29.0%
60 Museum and Art Gallery of Northern Territory (MAGNT), Australia 0.56 2 N/A
61 Austin Health, Australia 0.21 0.55 21 147.8%
62 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.54 0.54 21 -5.9%
63 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.30 0.54 4 66.1%
64 CSL Limited, Australia 0.14 0.52 3 240.9%
65 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.28 0.51 6 68.9%
66 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.25 0.50 7 87.0%
67 Walk Free Foundation, Australia 0.50 1 N/A
68 University of Canberra, Australia 1.04 0.50 7 -55.5%
69 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.69 0.46 2 -38.4%
70 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.99 0.42 6 -60.1%
71 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.48 0.40 16 -74.9%
72 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 2.91 0.37 8 -88.3%
73 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.43 0.36 9 -22.2%
74 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.20 0.35 7 62.9%
75 Museums Victoria, Australia 2.09 0.34 3 -84.8%
76 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.35 0.34 3 -12.0%
77 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.32 3 N/A
78 Cambia, Australia 0.31 1 N/A
79 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.41 0.30 6 -31.8%
80 Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia 0.08 0.30 1 234.7%
81 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.04 0.29 4 646.7%
82 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.13 0.26 2 87.8%
83 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.05 0.23 9 343.4%
84 Western Health, Australia 0.09 0.21 12 125.0%
85 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.10 0.20 3 89.9%
86 Kronosaurus Korner, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
87 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.75 0.20 3 -75.7%
88 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.12 0.20 8 49.4%
89 Queensland Health, Australia 0.35 0.19 6 -49.9%
90 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.34 0.19 3 -47.8%
91 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.06 0.18 15 176.3%
92 AviPep Pty Ltd., Australia 0.18 1 N/A
93 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.01 0.18 7 2,654.4%
94 OOID Scientific, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
95 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.14 0.16 4 6.6%
96 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.18 0.16 9 -13.9%
97 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.27 0.16 2 -44.4%
98 Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment (DPIPWE), Australia 0.16 2 N/A
99 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.02 0.15 4 524.7%
100 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.04 0.14 3 274.6%

Footnote

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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.