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 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 69.58 69.94 329 -6.6%
2 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 35.67 36.49 186 -4.9%
3 Stockholm University, Sweden 24.91 30.24 160 12.9%
4 Lund University (LU), Sweden 29.03 29.25 128 -6.3%
5 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 19.34 21.40 87 2.9%
6 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 15.84 14.91 75 -12.5%
7 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 12.06 11.01 62 -15.1%
8 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 8.91 9.31 118 -2.8%
9 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 10.42 7.59 37 -32.3%
10 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 2.82 4.75 20 56.6%
11 Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Sweden 1.70 1.46 26 -20.2%
12 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 1.35 1.17 3 -19.5%
13 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 2.64 0.89 15 -68.6%
14 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 1.12 0.87 6 -27.7%
15 Stockholm County Council (SLL), Sweden 0.71 0.50 7 -34.5%
16 University of Skövde, Sweden 0.26 0.41 2 45.4%
17 Örebro University, Sweden 0.61 0.31 7 -53.0%
18 BioInvent International AB, Sweden 0.26 2 N/A
19 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.11 0.24 2 103.7%
20 Dalarna University (DU), Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
20 Mid Sweden University, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
21 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 1.17 0.15 4 -88.0%
22 Södertörn University, Sweden 0.15 2 N/A
23 Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (SOBI), Sweden 0.02 0.15 2 727.4%
24 Jönköping University (JU), Sweden 0.07 0.14 1 85.9%
25 Institute for Evaluation of Labor Market and Education Policy (IFAU), Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
26 Sprint Bioscience AB, Sweden 0.12 1 N/A
27 Biolin Scientific AB, Sweden 0.11 3 N/A
28 Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden 0.09 1 N/A
29 Biognos AB, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
30 University of Gavle, Sweden 0.09 0.07 1 -24.4%
31 SARomics Biostructures AB, Sweden 0.07 2 N/A
32 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 1.14 0.06 2 -95.0%
33 Sweden Ministry of Defence, Sweden 0.10 0.06 1 -48.4%
33 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.20 0.06 1 -74.4%
34 Region Västra Götaland, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
35 Clinical Gene Networks AB (CGN), Sweden 0.06 0.05 3 -19.4%
36 Oblique Therapeutics AB, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
37 Stockholm South General Hospital, Sweden 0.07 0.05 5 -33.0%
38 The Cultural Heritage Foundation, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
39 Ericsson, Sweden 0.00 0.04 2 5,779.1%
40 Blekinge Center of Competence, Sweden 0.04 2 N/A
40 Gävle Hospital, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
41 Gothenburg Botanical Garden, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
42 Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study (SCAS), Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
43 Swedish Forest Agency, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
43 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
43 Göteborg Natural History Museum (GNM), Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
44 The National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV), Sweden 0.08 0.02 1 -73.9%
45 TATAA Biocenter AB, Sweden 0.02 0.02 1 10.2%
46 Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
47 Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden 0.11 0.01 1 -88.4%
48 Scandinavian Development Services AB (SDS), Sweden 0.01 3 N/A
49 University of Borås, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
50 Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden 0.00 1 N/A
51 Danderyd Hospital (DS), Sweden 0.10 0.00 3 -96.9%
52 Communicable Disease Control, Sweden 0.04 0.00 1 -92.8%
52 Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Sweden 0.04 0.00 1 -92.8%
53 Swedish Agency for Health Technology Assessment and Assessment of Social Services (SBU), Sweden 0.00 1 N/A

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.