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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 629.13 621.35 1,683 -8.2%
2 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 350.11 352.79 872 -6.3%
3 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 277.08 302.36 761 1.4%
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 203.64 212.74 847 -2.9%
5 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 169.81 200.86 562 10.0%
6 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 178.56 193.90 459 0.9%
7 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 170.92 186.66 506 1.5%
8 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 174.19 183.11 512 -2.3%
9 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 174.26 173.37 546 -7.5%
10 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 153.29 160.32 385 -2.8%
11 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 147.66 159.18 442 0.2%
12 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 139.03 158.71 526 6.1%
13 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 150.31 153.99 383 -4.8%
14 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 123.42 153.36 455 15.5%
15 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 132.24 150.57 387 5.8%
16 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 157.62 149.98 464 -11.5%
17 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 120.46 139.67 449 7.8%
18 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 105.90 136.01 399 19.4%
19 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 124.89 120.63 345 -10.2%
20 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 102.04 117.47 260 7.0%
21 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 141.55 115.54 249 -24.1%
22 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 102.86 98.07 295 -11.4%
23 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 105.62 92.88 313 -18.3%
24 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 74.62 91.85 316 14.4%
25 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 85.76 91.38 315 -0.9%
26 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 100.65 88.05 252 -18.7%
27 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 99.77 87.95 223 -18.1%
28 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 82.82 87.21 193 -2.1%
29 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 78.08 86.98 204 3.6%
30 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 72.04 85.84 252 10.8%
31 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 97.11 82.80 239 -20.7%
32 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 75.62 81.52 248 0.2%
33 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 59.99 81.08 249 25.6%
34 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 63.91 76.33 273 11.0%
35 McGill University, Canada 74.88 76.27 242 -5.3%
36 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 85.28 76.06 233 -17.1%
37 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 54.48 73.04 234 24.6%
38 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 55.53 72.55 158 21.4%
39 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 62.45 70.94 235 5.6%
40 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 58.22 65.80 203 5.1%
41 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 47.70 62.16 178 21.1%
42 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 74.42 61.17 145 -23.6%
43 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 52.21 59.31 185 5.6%
44 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 51.84 57.81 173 3.7%
45 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 58.41 54.74 153 -12.9%
46 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 43.55 53.53 145 14.3%
47 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 47.65 53.32 182 4.0%
48 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 47.78 53.00 169 3.1%
49 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 58.13 52.42 162 -16.2%
50 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 52.53 47.34 160 -16.2%
51 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 40.80 45.95 149 4.7%
52 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 48.66 45.79 157 -12.5%
53 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 43.69 44.73 137 -4.8%
54 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 39.92 44.09 184 2.7%
55 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 48.26 43.52 120 -16.2%
56 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 38.72 42.57 148 2.2%
57 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 32.85 41.47 100 17.3%
58 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 37.53 41.43 150 2.6%
59 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 36.56 40.68 124 3.4%
60 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 39.93 40.63 129 -5.4%
61 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 33.18 39.97 107 12.0%
62 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 43.93 38.93 208 -17.6%
63 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 35.00 38.42 102 2.1%
64 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 39.67 37.34 125 -12.5%
65 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 35.83 36.57 101 -5.1%
66 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 36.23 36.16 112 -7.2%
67 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 42.06 35.11 120 -22.4%
68 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 34.98 34.02 109 -9.6%
69 The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 27.46 33.04 122 11.8%
70 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), United States of America (USA) 29.50 32.69 141 3.0%
71 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 27.74 32.34 88 8.4%
72 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 28.04 31.08 90 3.0%
73 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 24.49 30.52 77 15.9%
74 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 14.76 28.59 92 80.1%
75 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 22.86 28.32 106 15.2%
76 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 28.27 28.11 82 -7.6%
77 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 28.88 27.85 94 -10.4%
78 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America (USA) 24.28 27.68 344 5.9%
79 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 25.70 27.39 79 -0.9%
80 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 27.83 26.43 98 -11.7%
81 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 20.96 26.26 89 16.4%
82 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 30.45 25.77 108 -21.3%
83 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 21.91 25.22 87 7.0%
84 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 28.00 25.17 99 -16.4%
85 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 25.68 24.75 44 -10.4%
86 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 27.68 24.68 96 -17.1%
87 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 22.48 24.37 83 0.8%
88 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 20.67 24.00 112 8.0%
89 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 32.66 23.58 75 -32.9%
90 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 17.50 23.18 115 23.1%
91 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 22.32 22.96 67 -4.4%
92 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 19.06 22.81 76 11.2%
93 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 18.11 22.61 63 16.1%
94 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 26.10 22.51 75 -19.8%
95 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 29.54 22.11 133 -30.4%
96 Western University (UWO), Canada 11.88 21.77 53 70.3%
97 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 14.40 21.49 50 38.8%
98 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 21.19 20.83 87 -8.6%
99 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 18.59 20.66 60 3.3%
100 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 20.53 20.34 66 -7.9%

Footnote

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