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 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 44.99 39.22 205 -19.0%
2 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 18.48 13.49 103 -32.1%
3 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 8.72 13.47 62 43.6%
4 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 12.79 13.44 84 -2.3%
5 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 9.06 10.93 59 12.2%
6 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 6.34 9.45 43 38.7%
7 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 10.10 9.37 37 -13.8%
8 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 14.58 7.47 29 -52.4%
9 Italian Foundation for Cancer Research (FIRC), Italy 6.61 6.73 37 -5.4%
10 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 6.61 5.02 28 -29.5%
11 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 3.77 4.84 32 19.5%
12 International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB), Italy 4.18 4.51 12 0.4%
13 Fondazione Piemontese per la Ricerca sul Cancro Onlus (FPRC), Italy 1.33 4.05 11 182.1%
14 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 3.57 3.61 42 -6.0%
15 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 4.36 3.54 22 -24.5%
16 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 3.88 3.37 16 -19.4%
17 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 1.79 3.11 25 61.5%
18 Telethon Foundation, Italy 3.77 3.08 21 -24.0%
19 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 0.74 2.93 15 265.8%
20 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 4.20 2.78 12 -38.6%
21 Techint Group, Italy 2.10 2.65 13 17.6%
22 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 2.80 2.54 19 -15.7%
23 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 1.68 2.23 18 23.2%
24 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 0.97 1.87 11 79.9%
25 Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn Napoli (SZN), Italy 2.01 1.77 11 -18.4%
26 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 0.98 1.69 18 61.0%
27 Venetian Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM), Italy 0.86 1.63 12 76.1%
28 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 1.56 1.62 13 -3.5%
29 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 2.37 1.61 8 -36.8%
30 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 0.21 1.49 10 567.4%
31 University of Genova, Italy 3.87 1.45 25 -65.1%
32 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 2.88 1.44 17 -53.6%
33 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.58 1.33 12 -21.8%
34 Italy Ministry of Health, Italy 1.08 1.33 10 14.0%
35 University of Perugia, Italy 3.06 1.30 16 -60.4%
36 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 0.91 1.16 11 18.1%
37 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 0.22 1.01 5 322.2%
38 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 3.09 0.95 19 -71.4%
39 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.48 0.94 7 84.1%
40 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 2.15 0.85 14 -63.0%
41 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.39 0.84 12 103.0%
42 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.18 0.79 11 302.3%
43 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.03 0.76 9 -31.2%
44 Fondazione del Piemonte per l’Oncologia (FPO), Italy 0.76 3 N/A
45 European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC), Italy 0.13 0.69 7 404.8%
46 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.43 0.66 8 41.6%
47 Edmund Mach Foundation, Italy 1.37 0.63 5 -56.9%
48 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 1.07 0.63 11 -45.5%
49 MUSE - Museo delle Scienze di Trento, Italy 0.62 5 N/A
50 Bioversity International, Italy 0.57 5 N/A
51 University of Catania, Italy 1.01 0.56 8 -48.3%
52 Council for Agricultural Research and Analysis of Agricultural Economics (CREA), Italy 0.45 0.47 6 -2.4%
53 Bruno Kessler Foundation (FBK), Italy 0.10 0.42 3 309.5%
54 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.15 0.41 3 158.7%
55 Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII, Italy 0.26 0.38 3 33.6%
56 Niguarda Hospital, Italy 0.42 0.38 5 -16.5%
57 National Interuniversity Consortium of Materials Science and Technology (INSTM), Italy 0.36 3 N/A
58 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.23 0.35 1 41.6%
59 University of Sannio, Italy 0.34 6 N/A
60 Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Italy 0.04 0.30 3 560.5%
61 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.03 0.28 2 775.3%
62 Toscana Life Science Foundation, Italy 0.27 3 N/A
63 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.01 0.27 2 4,097.9%
64 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.12 0.27 3 99.4%
65 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.04 0.25 1 527.5%
65 Italy Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities and Tourism (MiBACT), Italy 0.25 2 N/A
66 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.80 0.23 6 -73.5%
67 Ospedale S.S. Annunziata Chieti, Italy 0.21 2 N/A
68 TES Pharma S.r.l., Italy 0.21 1 N/A
68 Hospital Bassini Cinisello Balsamo, Italy 0.21 1 N/A
69 Edo and Elvo Tempia Valenta Foundation (FEETV), Italy 0.22 0.21 2 -13.3%
70 NeuroTeam, Italy 0.21 1 N/A
71 Ceinge - Biotecnologie Avanzate S.C. a r.l., Italy 0.27 0.21 2 -29.3%
72 University of Insubria, Italy 0.61 0.20 6 -69.1%
73 Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), Italy 0.20 1 N/A
74 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 1.09 0.19 3 -84.1%
75 Azienda Ospedaliera Spedali Civili di Brescia, Italy 0.07 0.18 5 146.8%
76 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.15 0.18 2 12.0%
77 Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale of Cosenza (ASP of Conseza), Italy 0.18 1 N/A
78 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.05 0.17 3 208.3%
79 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 1.64 0.17 4 -90.5%
80 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.05 0.17 1 194.4%
80 Auxilium Vitae Volterra S.P.A., Italy 0.17 1 N/A
80 Hospital San Giovanni Calibita Fatebenefratelli, Italy 0.17 1 N/A
81 Avantea s.r.l., Italy 0.15 1 N/A
82 Compagnia di San Paolo, Italy 0.31 0.15 9 -54.0%
83 Menarini Silicon Biosystems, Italy 0.15 1 N/A
84 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 1.05 0.15 3 -87.1%
85 Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A., Italy 0.14 1 N/A
85 Italfarmaco S.p.A., Italy 0.14 1 N/A
85 National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), Italy 0.14 1 N/A
86 Azienda Sanitaria Universitaria Integrata di Trieste, Italy 0.14 1 N/A
87 Il Museo della Fisica e il Centro Studi e Ricerche Enrico Fermi (Centro Fermi), Italy 0.27 0.14 3 -52.3%
88 Bari University Hospital, Italy 0.02 0.13 2 673.8%
89 Flamma S.p.A., Italy 0.13 1 N/A
90 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.33 0.13 6 -64.3%
91 Italian Sports Medicine Federation (FMSI), Italy 0.13 1 N/A
91 Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria (IIPP), Italy 0.13 1 N/A
92 Fondazione Città della Speranza, Italy 0.03 0.12 3 353.2%
93 Fondazione Cariplo, Italy 0.02 0.12 3 394.9%
93 Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy 0.02 0.12 3 394.9%
94 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.01 0.11 1 1,563.0%
94 BiEsseA Laboratori Analisi Veterinarie s.r.l, Italy 0.07 0.11 1 44.6%
94 Elettra - Sincrotrone Trieste S.C.p.A., Italy 1.71 0.11 1 -93.9%
95 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.02 0.10 1 455.0%
96 University of Salento, Italy 0.24 0.10 3 -62.1%
97 Bocconi University, Italy 1.07 0.09 1 -92.1%
97 Ananas Nanotech S.r.l., Italy 0.09 1 N/A
98 MolMed S.p.A., Italy 0.09 1 N/A
99 Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI), Italy 0.27 0.09 2 -70.3%
100 Azienda Ospedaliera Brotzu (AOB), Italy 0.09 2 N/A

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