2020 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 327.92 314.15 889 -7.3%
2 McGill University, Canada 146.46 161.37 569 6.6%
3 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 132.64 144.05 496 5.0%
4 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 99.69 96.40 346 -6.5%
5 University of Waterloo, Canada 66.36 70.86 209 3.3%
6 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 55.13 61.63 264 8.1%
7 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 61.48 57.70 162 -9.2%
8 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 61.79 57.11 342 -10.6%
9 Western University (UWO), Canada 57.50 53.02 128 -10.8%
10 McMaster University, Canada 41.48 44.57 115 4.0%
11 Laval University (UL), Canada 31.40 33.57 143 3.4%
12 Dalhousie University, Canada 23.32 28.10 100 16.6%
13 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 33.51 26.99 164 -22.1%
14 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 33.71 25.92 184 -25.6%
15 Queen's University, Canada 37.40 23.77 163 -38.5%
16 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 23.10 21.71 109 -9.1%
17 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 23.19 20.13 83 -16.0%
18 University of Guelph, Canada 14.52 18.62 144 24.0%
19 University of Manitoba, Canada 16.87 14.28 146 -18.1%
20 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 12.19 13.75 67 9.1%
21 York University, Canada 15.37 13.75 153 -13.5%
22 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 14.04 13.52 40 -6.9%
23 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 15.11 11.13 63 -28.8%
24 Concordia University, Canada 9.97 10.46 73 1.5%
25 Carleton University, Canada 6.86 7.63 133 7.6%
26 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 5.25 7.23 76 33.1%
27 Brock University, Canada 6.45 7.02 23 5.2%
28 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 8.85 5.99 28 -34.5%
29 University of Lethbridge, Canada 5.17 5.20 8 -2.8%
30 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 0.90 4.33 14 367.5%
31 Laurentian University, Canada 5.02 4.14 24 -20.2%
32 University of Regina, Canada 3.39 4.07 23 16.2%
33 Trent University, Canada 2.16 3.59 15 60.9%
34 Bishop's University, Canada 0.02 2.91 8 13,970.1%
35 Lakehead University, Canada 2.80 2.81 11 -2.8%
36 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 4.32 2.78 16 -37.7%
37 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 1.01 2.40 28 129.5%
38 Brandon University (BU), Canada 2.12 3 N/A
39 Ryerson University, Canada 2.98 2.09 8 -32.3%
40 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 1.85 1.92 12 0.2%
41 Acadia University, Canada 1.24 1.80 7 40.9%
42 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 2.54 1.58 13 -39.8%
43 University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres (UQTR), Canada 0.76 1.08 17 37.5%
44 Mount Allison University, Canada 1.67 1.01 5 -41.3%
45 OCAD University (OCAD U), Canada 1.00 1 N/A
46 University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Canada 0.29 0.93 5 207.9%
47 Saint Mary's University (SMU), Canada 1.82 0.86 10 -54.4%
48 University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI), Canada 3.64 0.79 3 -79.0%
49 Nipissing University, Canada 0.70 0.72 2 -0.1%
50 University of Winnipeg, Canada 1.33 0.69 10 -49.9%
51 Athabasca University, Canada 0.94 0.65 6 -32.5%
52 University of Quebec, Canada 1.37 0.59 3 -58.4%
53 Cégep de Lévis-Lauzon (CLL), Canada 0.21 0.59 13 173.0%
54 St. Francis Xavier University (StFX), Canada 0.39 0.57 8 42.7%
55 Cape Breton University (CBU), Canada 0.50 1 N/A
56 Royal Military College of Canada (RMC), Canada 0.55 0.37 4 -35.1%
57 École de Technologie Supérieure (ETS), Canada 0.66 0.28 12 -59.4%
58 University of Moncton, Canada 0.75 0.28 2 -64.2%
59 École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal (HEC Montréal), Canada 0.25 1 N/A
60 Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT), Canada 0.27 0.25 6 -10.3%
61 Vancouver Island University (VIU), Canada 0.56 0.23 1 -61.3%
62 MacEwan University, Canada 0.54 0.17 2 -69.3%
63 John Abbott College (JAC), Canada 0.04 0.14 1 231.6%
63 Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), Canada 0.14 1 N/A
64 Red Deer College (RDC), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
64 Southridge School (Southridge), Canada 0.13 1 N/A
65 Thompson Rivers University (TRU), Canada 0.33 0.11 1 -67.8%
65 Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Canada 0.11 2 N/A
66 University of the Fraser Valley, Canada 0.20 0.10 1 -51.6%
67 Holy Heart of Mary High School, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
67 St. Kevin's High School, Canada 0.09 1 N/A
68 University of Guleph, Canada 0.08 1 N/A
69 Cégep de Granby, Canada 0.07 1 N/A
70 Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO), Canada 0.06 0.04 4 -29.5%
70 TÉLUQ University, Canada 0.39 0.04 4 -89.5%
71 Marianopolis College, Canada 0.04 0.03 2 -11.3%
72 Ontario Tech University, Canada 0.02 1 N/A
73 Cégep de Thetford, Canada 0.07 0.01 1 -87.9%
73 Cégep Garneau, Canada 0.07 0.01 1 -87.9%

Footnote

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  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 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.