2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 28.75 37.84 142 24.5%
2 Monash University, Australia 24.40 35.64 155 38.1%
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 27.20 29.54 115 2.7%
4 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 23.65 24.92 89 -0.3%
5 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 16.44 21.75 173 25.1%
6 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 16.91 18.58 150 3.9%
7 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 18.87 14.84 64 -25.6%
8 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 8.98 13.46 55 41.8%
9 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.71 10.90 77 -3.8%
10 Griffith University, Australia 11.50 10.07 31 -17.2%
11 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 9.92 9.84 28 -6.3%
12 Curtin University, Australia 5.53 9.47 52 61.9%
13 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 11.85 9.43 111 -24.7%
14 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 9.24 6.81 78 -30.4%
15 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 4.58 6.77 26 39.8%
16 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 5.15 6.02 44 10.6%
17 Deakin University, Australia 2.74 5.51 25 90.2%
18 Macquarie University, Australia 5.37 2.71 32 -52.4%
19 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 3.32 2.38 19 -32.0%
20 La Trobe University, Australia 2.04 2.12 23 -1.9%
21 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.73 1.70 11 120.4%
22 Flinders University, Australia 0.92 1.62 4 67.1%
23 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 1.09 1.61 8 39.6%
24 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 1.02 1.51 21 40.1%
25 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.99 2 N/A
26 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.68 0.91 6 25.9%
27 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.77 2 N/A
28 Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO), Australia 0.42 0.65 8 47.7%
29 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 0.65 0.64 3 -6.9%
30 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 0.44 0.61 4 29.9%
31 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 0.44 1 N/A
32 Western Sydney University, Australia 0.28 0.34 5 14.9%
33 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 0.14 0.33 3 122.6%
34 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 0.27 1 N/A
35 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.10 0.26 1 149.5%
36 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.24 3 N/A
37 Talga Resources Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
38 SA Health, Australia 0.02 0.19 1 845.6%
39 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.17 1 N/A
40 Department of Industry, Australia 0.79 0.16 4 -81.1%
41 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.14 1 N/A
42 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.09 0.13 4 43.7%
43 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.04 0.13 1 183.7%
44 BlueScope Steel Limited, Australia 0.11 1 N/A
44 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.11 1 N/A
45 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.03 0.10 2 250.6%
46 BioFab3D, Australia 0.10 1 N/A
47 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.09 1 N/A
47 Bioresource Processing Institute of Australia (BioPRIA), Australia 0.09 1 N/A
48 Reserve Bank of Australia, Australia 0.08 1 N/A
49 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.06 0.08 1 34.7%
50 Metro South Health, Australia 0.08 3 N/A
51 Cooperative Research Centre for Optimising Resource Extraction (CRC ORE), Australia 0.08 1 N/A
52 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.07 2 N/A
53 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.07 1 N/A
54 Sementis, Australia 0.06 1 N/A
55 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 0.17 0.05 1 -72.7%
55 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
56 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.07 0.05 2 -39.0%
57 Burnet Institute, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
58 Barwon Health, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
59 Alfred Health, Australia 0.03 1 N/A
60 Aquesta Specialized Uropathology, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
61 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
62 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
62 Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries (DPIF), Australia 0.02 1 N/A
62 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
62 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland, Australia 0.02 1 N/A
63 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.01 2 N/A
64 North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
65 Coral Towers Observatory, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
66 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.15 0.01 1 -96.5%
67 Cancer Council Victoria, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
68 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 0.01 0.00 5 -60.5%
69 Cancer Council Queensland, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.00 1 N/A
69 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 0.00 1 N/A
70 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.41 0.00 1 -99.6%
70 Monash Health, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
70 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
71 iTelescope.Net, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
71 Astronomical Society of Victoria, Australia 0.00 1 N/A
72 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.