2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 2.46 5.04 24 91.2%
2 Monash University, Australia 1.28 3.77 22 174.2%
3 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.52 2.91 24 -23.1%
4 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.63 2.39 11 250.9%
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 1.06 2.34 19 105.0%
6 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.08 1.72 8 2,030.3%
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.72 1.56 17 -15.2%
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.06 1.38 16 21.5%
9 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 1.07 1.30 12 13.8%
10 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 0.06 1.17 6 1,784.9%
11 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.29 1.07 17 -23.0%
12 Flinders University, Australia 0.86 3 N/A
13 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.83 0.76 2 -15.7%
14 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.23 0.73 2 194.0%
15 Griffith University, Australia 0.21 0.66 6 188.3%
16 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.44 0.50 4 6.3%
17 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.08 0.34 5 289.0%
18 Curtin University, Australia 0.78 0.29 8 -65.0%
19 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 1.10 0.26 12 -77.7%
20 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.42 0.25 4 -43.0%
21 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 0.27 0.20 4 -31.2%
22 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.05 0.18 2 225.4%
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.46 0.18 4 -63.2%
24 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 0.20 0.17 2 -19.8%
25 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.09 0.17 1 82.4%
26 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.15 2 N/A
27 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.06 0.14 1 114.0%
28 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.22 0.14 3 -40.1%
29 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.70 0.13 5 -82.2%
30 Macquarie University, Australia 1.23 0.13 2 -90.2%
31 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.04 0.13 1 168.0%
32 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 0.19 0.12 2 -41.3%
33 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.27 0.12 2 -60.1%
34 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 0.05 0.11 2 126.7%
35 La Trobe University, Australia 0.09 0.11 4 16.3%
36 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.01 0.11 2 662.5%
36 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.01 0.11 2 662.5%
36 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.06 0.11 2 62.8%
37 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 0.09 0.10 4 1.9%
38 Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Australia, Australia 0.09 1 N/A
39 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
40 SA Health, Australia 0.17 0.07 2 -60.9%
41 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.01 0.07 2 408.4%
42 Austin Health, Australia 0.04 0.06 2 35.7%
43 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.03 0.05 1 51.1%
44 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.18 0.05 2 -72.8%
45 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
46 Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
47 Department of Industry, Australia 0.01 0.03 2 277.7%
48 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.05 0.03 1 -50.7%
49 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.09 0.02 2 -76.0%
50 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.01 0.02 1 71.5%
51 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.01 0.02 2 236.4%
52 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.06 0.02 1 -70.5%
53 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.02 2 N/A
54 Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
55 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 0.00 0.02 3 420.8%
56 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 0.03 0.01 3 -66.4%
57 Western Health, Australia 0.00 0.01 1 743.3%
58 Murdoch University, Australia 0.13 0.01 2 -93.2%
59 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 0.03 0.01 2 -73.7%
60 Deakin University, Australia 0.29 0.01 1 -97.5%
61 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.05 0.01 1 -85.9%
62 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
63 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.01 2 N/A
64 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
65 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 0.05 0.00 1 -96.2%
66 Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 NSW Health Pathology, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Schizophrenia Research Institute, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Bond University, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Bela Menso Brain and Behaviour Centre, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 National ICT Australia (NICTA), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Bionics Institute, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
70 Cochlear Ltd., Australia 0.00 1 N/A
71 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 0.00 0.00 1 -99.1%

Footnote

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  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.