2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 3.05 3.03
2 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 1.12 1.53
3 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 1.72 1.27
4 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.96 1.00
5 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.58 0.82
6 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 0.60 0.65
7 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.34 0.57
8 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 0.07 0.38
9 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.65 0.17
10 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 0.07 0.17
11 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 0.15
12 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.10 0.13
13 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.10
14 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.09
15 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.04 0.08
16 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.09 0.06
16 Russian State Geological Prospecting University (MGRI-RSGPU), Russia 0.06
17 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 0.06
18 Saint Petersburg Mining University, Russia 0.04
18 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.04
19 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 0.03
20 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.03
21 Penza State University, Russia 0.03
22 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 0.15 0.01
23 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.01
24 Ural State Forest Engineering University (USFEU), Russia 0.00

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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.