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 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 38.70 33.75 164 -17.5%
2 University of Vienna, Austria 20.24 25.59 105 19.6%
3 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 22.75 23.35 217 -2.9%
4 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 17.21 17.02 115 -6.5%
5 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 8.63 8.88 16 -2.8%
6 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 5.51 6.43 21 10.4%
7 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 8.22 6.33 20 -27.2%
8 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 6.05 3.38 13 -47.1%
9 University of Leoben, Austria 1.28 1.14 8 -15.3%
10 Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR), Austria 0.15 0.96 4 503.1%
11 University of Salzburg, Austria 0.92 3 N/A
12 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.55 0.80 9 37.3%
13 Research Center for Non Destructive Testing GmbH (RECENDT), Austria 0.64 0.75 1 10.3%
14 Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 0.40 0.60 2 41.2%
15 Danube University Krems, Austria 1.13 0.43 1 -64.1%
16 Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.35 2 N/A
17 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.25 1 N/A
18 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 0.34 0.23 3 -36.7%
19 Krajete GmbH, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
20 Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) Vienna, Austria 0.04 0.16 3 252.5%
21 Anton Paar GmbH, Austria 0.14 1 N/A
22 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 0.10 0.13 2 18.2%
23 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 0.61 0.12 5 -81.9%
24 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 0.21 0.06 1 -72.4%
24 Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Austria 0.47 0.06 1 -87.5%
25 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.11 0.05 1 -55.4%
26 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.03 0.03 2 3.6%
27 Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), Austria 0.02 1 N/A
28 Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Austria 0.02 2 N/A
29 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.01 0.01 2 2.4%

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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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.