2020 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

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

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 49.04 43.78
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 23.40 27.26
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 18.18 15.51
4 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 15.43 15.51
5 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 10.80 14.48
6 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 10.10 13.73
7 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 6.40 10.09
8 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 9.01 6.85
9 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 9.09 6.59
10 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 7.44 6.09
11 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 6.36 5.72
12 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 7.75 5.25
13 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 5.95 4.84
14 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 2.46 3.48
15 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 5.28 2.97
16 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 0.25 2.89
17 Samara National Research University, Russia 0.65 2.75
18 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.01 2.40
19 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 3.71 2.19
20 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 2.25 1.72
21 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 1.18 1.62
22 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 3.22 1.54
23 Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.75 1.46
24 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 4.20 1.44
25 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 2.83 1.39
26 Perm State University (PSU), Russia 1.37 1.25
27 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.95 1.20
28 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 1.02 1.19
29 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.92 1.12
30 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 2.15 1.06
31 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 2.33 1.05
32 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 1.04
33 Tver State University, Russia 1.00
34 Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology (ISUCT), Russia 0.98
35 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.36 0.93
36 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 1.28 0.91
37 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.33 0.84
38 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.20 0.81
39 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.48 0.77
40 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 0.13 0.64
41 Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia 0.52 0.52
42 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.68 0.38
43 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.28 0.35
44 Southwest State University (SWSU), Russia 0.33
44 Kazan State Power Engineering University (KSPEU), Russia 0.33
44 Moscow Aviation Institute - National Research University (MAI), Russia 0.33
45 Kursk State University, Russia 0.33
46 Samara State Technical University, Russia 0.27 0.30
47 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.53 0.30
48 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.29
49 Tambov State Technical University (TSTU), Russia 0.26
50 Siberian State Medical University, Russia 0.25
51 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 0.31 0.23
52 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.09 0.21
53 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20
54 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), Russia 0.19 0.20
54 Ivanovo State University (IvSU), Russia 0.20
55 Belgorod State National Research University (BelSU), Russia 0.03 0.17
55 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 1.71 0.17
56 Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Russia 0.16
57 Yuri Gagarin State Technical University of Saratov (SSTU), Russia 0.40 0.15
58 Far Eastern State Technical Fisheries University, Russia 0.14
59 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.09 0.11
60 Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia 0.17 0.10
61 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Russia 0.27 0.09
62 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.08
63 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.03 0.08
64 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.17 0.07
65 Russian State Geological Prospecting University (MGRI-RSGPU), Russia 0.06
66 Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Russia 0.08 0.05
67 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.13 0.05
68 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.08 0.05
69 Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia 0.04
70 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russia 0.03
71 Penza State University, Russia 0.03
72 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.10 0.03
73 Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University (SPbSPMU), Russia 0.02
74 North-Eastern State University (NESU), Russia 0.01
74 Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), Russia 0.01
75 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.14 0.01
75 N.F. Katanov Khakassia State University, Russia 0.01
75 Krasnoyarsk State Medical Academy, Russia 0.01
75 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.01
76 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.14 0.00
77 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia 0.12 0.00
78 Ural State Forest Engineering University (USFEU), Russia 0.00

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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.