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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 73.22 73.80 146 -6.3%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 48.04 42.08 112 -18.6%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 34.13 27.26 105 -25.7%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 21.90 19.69 59 -16.4%
5 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 14.48 12.18 33 -21.8%
6 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 9.84 10.24 33 -3.2%
7 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 4.20 7.07 29 56.4%
8 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 10.61 6.99 33 -38.8%
9 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 0.87 2.97 9 216.9%
10 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.63 1.74 18 -0.6%
11 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 1.08 1.34 27 14.6%
12 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.47 1.13 6 125.9%
13 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.11 3 N/A
14 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.10 5 N/A
15 Bilkent University, Turkey 1.20 1.08 5 -16.7%
16 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 0.07 1.00 3 1,201.4%
17 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 1.00 0.87 6 -18.7%
18 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.32 0.79 12 131.8%
19 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.45 0.62 10 27.7%
20 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.53 4 N/A
21 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.22 0.50 1 110.1%
22 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.65 0.50 8 -28.8%
23 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 3.12 0.49 7 -85.4%
24 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 1.43 0.47 4 -69.2%
25 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.63 0.46 5 -31.2%
26 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.44 6 373.2%
27 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.08 0.41 1 380.4%
28 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.00 0.36 3 -66.2%
29 MyHeritage, Israel 0.36 2 N/A
30 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.08 0.35 2 287.3%
31 Clalit Health Care Services, Israel 0.02 0.35 10 1,583.2%
32 Schneider Children's Medical Center of Isreal, Israel 0.11 0.32 6 158.8%
33 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.46 0.32 6 -36.1%
34 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.81 0.31 7 -64.1%
35 Marmara University, Turkey 0.11 0.31 5 175.7%
36 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.15 0.31 7 96.5%
37 Wohl Institute for Translational Medical Research, Israel 0.25 0.29 4 8.0%
38 Ankara University, Turkey 0.03 0.27 4 767.3%
39 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.10 0.27 4 154.8%
40 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.27 1 N/A
41 Biokine Therapeutics Ltd. (Biokine), Israel 0.26 1 N/A
42 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.82 0.25 5 -71.2%
43 Al-Furat AL-Awsat Technical University (AATU), Iraq 0.25 1 N/A
43 National Center for Biotechnology (NCB), Kazakhstan 0.25 1 N/A
44 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.78 0.23 4 -72.2%
45 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.23 2 N/A
46 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.23 2 N/A
47 Galilee Medical Center (GMC), Israel 0.13 0.22 3 60.6%
48 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.21 3 N/A
49 Children's Hospital and the Institute of Child Health, Pakistan 0.21 2 N/A
50 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.02 0.21 2 815.3%
51 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.24 0.20 2 -21.2%
52 Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.20 3 N/A
53 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar 0.21 0.20 4 -13.9%
54 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.19 1 N/A
55 E. Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), Israel 0.18 1 N/A
56 E. A. Buketov Karaganda State University (KSU), Kazakhstan 0.18 3 N/A
57 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.39 0.17 4 -60.0%
58 NRGene, Israel 0.08 0.17 2 87.2%
59 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.18 0.17 4 -15.5%
60 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.17 0.17 1 -7.0%
60 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
60 Jerusalem Botanical Gardens, Israel 0.17 1 N/A
60 RES Institute of Zoology, MES, Kazakhstan 0.17 1 N/A
60 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.17 1 N/A
60 Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait 0.17 1 N/A
61 Shiraz University, Iran 0.15 1 N/A
62 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.14 0.14 5 -4.5%
63 NanoPass Technologies Ltd., Israel 0.14 1 N/A
64 S. Toraighyrov Pavlodar State University (PSU), Kazakhstan 0.14 4 N/A
65 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.06 0.14 4 97.5%
66 Tisch Family Zoological Gardens in Jerusalem, Israel 0.14 1 N/A
67 King Edward Medical University (KEMU), Pakistan 0.02 0.14 2 467.7%
68 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.14 0.13 4 -13.2%
69 Jordanian Royal Medical Services (JRMS), Jordan 0.13 1 N/A
69 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
70 Dicle University, Turkey 0.12 1 N/A
71 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.22 0.12 5 -48.1%
72 Nazareth Hospital EMMS, Israel 0.11 2 N/A
73 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.04 0.11 3 161.7%
74 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.46 0.11 6 -77.5%
75 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.11 2 N/A
76 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.13 0.10 1 -25.6%
76 University of Misan, Iraq 0.10 1 N/A
76 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
76 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
77 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.33 0.10 2 -73.1%
78 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan (NAN KR), Kyrgyzstan 0.10 3 N/A
79 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0.09 2 N/A
80 Dubai Police General Headquarters, United Arab Emirates 0.06 0.09 2 38.4%
81 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.09 1 N/A
81 Special Education Organization, Tehran, Iran 0.09 1 N/A
82 Forman Christian College, Pakistan 0.09 1 N/A
83 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.09 2 213.2%
84 Anti-Doping Laboratory Qatar (ADLQ), Qatar 0.09 1 N/A
85 Al-Balqa' Applied University (BAU), Jordan 0.09 2 N/A
86 A. A. Baitursynov Kostanay State University, Kazakhstan 0.08 2 N/A
87 Iranian Cheetah Society, Iran 0.08 1 N/A
87 Kinneret College on the Sea of Galilee, Israel 0.08 1 N/A
87 Istanbul Florence Nightingale Hospital, Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
88 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.06 0.08 1 28.7%
88 Dubai Hospital, United Arab Emirates 0.08 1 N/A
89 Ono Academic College, Israel 0.07 1 N/A
90 Yemen Ministry of Health, Yemen 0.07 1 N/A
91 Migal - Galilee Research Institute, Israel 0.17 0.07 3 -62.1%
91 Tel-Hai College, Israel 0.67 0.07 3 -90.3%
92 Shejire DNA, Kazakhstan 0.07 3 N/A
93 Firat University, Turkey 0.25 0.07 1 -75.2%
94 M. Aikimbayev Kazakh Scientific Center of Quarantine and Zoonotic Diseases (KSCQZD), Kazakhstan 0.06 1 N/A
94 Laniado Hospital (Sanz Medical Center), Israel 0.06 1 N/A
94 National Center for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Genetics (NCDEG), Jordan 0.06 1 N/A
94 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
95 Kazakhstan Ministry of Culture and Sports (MKS), Kazakhstan 0.06 2 N/A
96 National Museum of Iran, Iran 0.06 2 N/A
97 Gulf Medical University (GMU), United Arab Emirates 0.06 2 N/A
98 Hazara University, Pakistan 0.06 1 N/A
98 BioLineRx Ltd., Israel 0.06 1 N/A
99 Geological Survey of Israel, Israel 0.14 0.06 2 -61.0%
100 Erzurum Regional Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.06 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.