2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Padova (UNIPD), Italy 12.37 16.61 40 25.1%
2 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 18.47 15.85 46 -20.0%
3 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 12.13 12.05 39 -7.3%
4 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 9.77 11.75 39 12.1%
5 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 8.65 9.80 19 5.6%
6 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 13.18 8.67 32 -38.7%
7 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 9.07 8.63 26 -11.3%
8 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 9.18 7.56 31 -23.2%
9 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 6.42 6.61 19 -4.1%
10 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 8.71 6.12 21 -34.4%
11 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 9.34 5.79 20 -42.2%
12 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 6.57 5.49 27 -22.1%
13 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 8.44 5.27 15 -41.8%
14 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 4.84 4.99 15 -4.1%
15 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 1.30 4.45 13 218.5%
16 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 2.07 4.42 15 98.9%
17 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 3.32 3.87 14 8.6%
18 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 5.58 3.50 19 -41.5%
19 University of Perugia, Italy 3.36 3.36 20 -6.7%
20 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 0.93 2.57 8 156.2%
21 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 1.15 2.43 4 96.6%
22 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 1.51 2.29 13 40.9%
23 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 3.74 2.04 15 -49.2%
24 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 1.79 1.92 9 -0.1%
25 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 1.14 1.77 5 44.9%
26 University of Catania, Italy 6.08 1.67 8 -74.4%
27 University of Insubria, Italy 0.13 1.64 6 1,059.7%
28 University of Urbino, Italy 1.64 4 N/A
29 University of Genova, Italy 3.88 1.57 13 -62.3%
30 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 1.13 1.22 6 0.2%
31 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 2.02 1.19 12 -45.4%
32 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.70 1.13 9 50.9%
33 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 2.44 1.12 3 -57.1%
34 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 2.38 1.04 7 -59.2%
35 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 0.77 1.01 8 22.4%
36 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 1.66 0.96 9 -46.3%
37 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 3.87 0.92 8 -77.9%
38 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 2.23 0.86 6 -63.9%
39 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.36 0.56 3 43.0%
40 University of Roma Tre, Italy 1.69 0.54 2 -70.1%
41 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 1.67 0.51 3 -71.8%
42 University of Salento, Italy 2.09 0.34 5 -85.0%
43 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 2.94 0.33 4 -89.4%
44 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.04 0.33 4 675.8%
45 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 0.32 3 N/A
46 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.31 2 N/A
47 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.19 0.31 2 49.1%
48 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 1.83 0.30 4 -84.9%
49 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.36 0.29 5 -26.1%
50 University of Sannio, Italy 0.17 0.25 1 39.8%
51 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.92 0.14 2 -86.2%
52 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.06 2 N/A
53 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.36 0.06 1 -85.5%
54 National Interuniversity Consortium for the Physical Sciences of Matter (CNISM), Italy 0.21 0.04 1 -81.2%
55 University of Bergamo, Italy 0.09 0.01 1 -89.6%
55 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.10 0.01 1 -90.4%
56 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.01 2 N/A
57 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.01 1 N/A
57 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.01 1 N/A
58 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.50 0.00 1 -99.9%
58 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
59 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.