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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 69.27 87.31 263 17.2%
2 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 76.74 80.69 314 -2.3%
3 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 42.29 47.47 176 4.3%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 37.91 44.77 136 9.8%
5 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 37.39 44.10 110 9.6%
6 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 37.60 43.54 135 7.7%
7 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 50.01 41.82 196 -22.3%
8 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 30.73 27.30 93 -17.4%
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 18.90 27.29 128 34.2%
10 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 8.97 9.61 80 -0.4%
11 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 5.43 9.60 33 64.5%
12 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 4.26 7.57 22 65.3%
13 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 4.56 7.16 18 46.1%
14 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 4.68 4.92 19 -2.3%
15 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 4.63 4.50 19 -9.7%
16 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 4.80 3.72 43 -27.9%
17 Agroscope, Switzerland 1.33 2.21 8 54.7%
18 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 0.79 1.94 18 129.0%
19 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 1.36 1.46 27 -0.1%
20 Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland 1.23 1.35 2 1.7%
21 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 2.25 1.07 8 -55.9%
22 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 0.93 3 N/A
23 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.94 0.89 8 -11.4%
24 Oncology Institute of Southern Switzerland (IOSI), Switzerland 1.14 0.60 5 -51.0%
25 University of St. Gallen (UNISG), Switzerland 0.60 2 N/A
26 Universitäre Psychiatrische Kliniken Basel (UPKBS), Switzerland 0.33 0.51 4 42.1%
27 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 0.46 2 N/A
28 Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Switzerland 0.15 0.45 1 170.7%
29 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland 0.30 0.44 7 37.1%
30 International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Switzerland 0.81 0.40 6 -54.5%
31 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.05 0.39 5 616.8%
32 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland 0.15 0.37 4 122.3%
33 St. Claraspital AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
33 Neurimmune Holding AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
34 Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Switzerland 0.17 0.28 4 56.3%
35 Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering (Wyss Center), Switzerland 0.27 4 N/A
36 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland 0.27 0.25 2 -13.3%
37 Natural History Museum of Geneva (MHNG), Switzerland 0.14 0.20 1 30.1%
38 Swiss Vaccine Research Institute (SVRI), Switzerland 0.20 2 N/A
39 Cantonal Hospital Baselland (KSBL), Switzerland 0.10 0.19 2 82.1%
40 Natural History Museum of Basel, Switzerland 0.11 0.18 2 51.1%
41 Swiss Stem Cell Foundation (SSCF), Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
42 AO Foundation, Switzerland 0.16 2 N/A
43 GTX Medical SA, Switzerland 0.16 1 N/A
44 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland 0.08 0.15 2 68.8%
45 CRR Sion (SuvaCare), Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
45 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
46 Ente Ospedaliero Cantonale (EOC), Switzerland 0.15 0.14 3 -17.7%
47 MMOS SÀRL, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
48 Campus Biotech, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
48 Creoptix AG, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
49 Centre de Coordination pour la Protection des Amphibiens et Reptiles de Suisse (KARCH), Switzerland 0.12 0.11 4 -13.2%
50 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.29 0.11 1 -63.8%
50 Zoo Basel, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
51 Vifor Pharma Ltd., Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
52 Structural Biology Comunity länggasse (SBCL), Switzerland 0.09 1 N/A
52 LimmaTech Biologics AG, Switzerland 0.09 1 N/A
53 Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland (NSI), Switzerland 0.09 1 N/A
54 Concept Clinic, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
54 BestMile SA, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
55 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 0.03 0.08 2 193.7%
56 Fasteris SA, Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
56 Stadt Zurüch Hochbaudepartement (HBD), Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
57 Micropat SA, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
58 Christine Kühne – Center for Allergy Research and Education (CK-CARE), Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
59 Klinik Barmelweid, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
60 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.06 0.06 1 -17.4%
60 International Cancer Prevention Institute (ICPI), Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
60 Dualsystems Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
61 Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
62 Hirslanden Private Hospital Group, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
63 Praxisgemeinschaft Feldstrasse, Switzerland 0.05 1 N/A
64 IT'IS Foundation, Switzerland 0.21 0.04 1 -80.9%
65 rqmicro AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
65 PolyGene AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
66 Urban Ecology and Wildlife Research (SWILD), Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
67 Qualitas AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
68 United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
68 Neurix SA, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
69 Galderma S.A., Switzerland 0.03 0.03 1 -14.2%
70 Eclosion Foundation, Switzerland 0.17 0.03 1 -83.6%
70 MesenFlow Technologies SARL, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
71 MWSchmid GmbH, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
72 Kantonsspital Lucerne, Switzerland 0.05 0.02 2 -56.3%
73 Cantonal Institute of Microbiology (ICM), Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
73 Ostschweizer Kinderspital, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
73 Positive Council Switzerland, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
73 Kantonsspital Aarau AG, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
73 Clinique de La Source, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
74 Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FiBL), Switzerland 0.64 0.02 1 -97.4%
75 AC Immune S.A., Switzerland 0.07 0.02 1 -78.2%
76 European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
77 Fondation Jean-Marcel Aubert, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
77 Bergwelten 21 AG, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
78 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
79 International Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG), Switzerland 0.02 0.00 1 -75.3%
80 Felix Platter-Hospital, Switzerland 0.00 2 N/A
81 Psychiatrische Dienste Aargau AG (PDAG), Switzerland 0.00 1 N/A
82 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.01 0.00 3 -81.0%
82 IPPOX Foundation, Switzerland 0.01 0.00 3 -81.0%

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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.