2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 16.00 17.60 37 6.6%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 15.59 12.14 45 -24.5%
3 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 12.32 11.40 39 -10.3%
4 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 6.74 5.14 24 -26.2%
5 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 2.24 4.61 17 99.5%
6 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 5.40 4.37 11 -21.7%
7 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 2.86 3.98 15 34.8%
8 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.11 2.42 5 2,128.7%
9 Qatar University, Qatar 1.17 1.65 4 35.9%
10 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 2.13 1.39 12 -36.5%
11 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 2.33 1.05 7 -56.2%
12 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1.05 2 1.8%
13 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.13 1.04 4 -10.3%
14 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.70 1.00 1 -43.0%
15 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.25 0.95 3 270.2%
16 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 2.62 0.88 7 -67.4%
17 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.78 2 N/A
18 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.13 0.67 2 422.4%
19 Shiraz University, Iran 0.81 0.67 1 -20.2%
19 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.67 2 N/A
20 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.15 0.53 6 -55.2%
21 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.45 1 N/A
22 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.37 0.44 2 17.5%
23 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.37 0.39 4 3.2%
24 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan 0.37 1 N/A
25 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.10 0.36 1 246.2%
26 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.33 1 N/A
26 Tel-Hai College, Israel 0.33 1 N/A
27 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.29 0.31 3 6.8%
28 University of Mazandaran (UMZ), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
28 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.25 1 N/A
28 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
29 University of Birjand, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
29 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
29 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.20 1 N/A
30 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.19 1 N/A
31 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.18 2 N/A
32 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.03 0.17 2 416.9%
32 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.47 0.17 1 -65.9%
32 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 1.17 0.17 1 -86.2%
33 Damghan University, Iran 0.15 1 N/A
34 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.44 0.14 1 -68.8%
34 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 0.14 1 N/A
35 Bilkent University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
36 American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates 0.13 1 N/A
36 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
36 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
37 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.32 0.11 2 -64.9%
38 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.17 0.11 1 -35.4%
38 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.29 0.11 1 -62.3%
38 Yazd University, Iran 0.11 1 N/A
38 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.11 1 N/A
38 Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.11 1 N/A
38 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.11 1 N/A
38 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS), Iran 0.11 1 N/A
39 Namik Kemal University, Turkey 0.11 1 N/A
40 Shahrood University of Technology, Iran 0.10 1 N/A
41 Ankara University, Turkey 0.09 1 N/A
42 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
42 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
42 University of Swat, Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
43 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.07 1 N/A
44 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University, Turkey 0.07 1 N/A
45 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.14 0.07 1 -54.8%
45 Mustafa Kemal University, Turkey 0.07 1 N/A
45 University of Basrah, Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
45 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 0.07 1 N/A
46 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.06 1 N/A
47 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.58 0.05 1 -91.6%
47 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
48 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 1.00 0.04 1 -95.7%
48 Ege University, Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
49 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.29 0.03 1 -90.0%
50 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.02 1 N/A
51 Nevşehir Hacı Bektaş Veli University, Turkey 0.02 1 N/A
52 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR), Pakistan 0.02 1 N/A
53 German University of Technology (GUtech), Oman 0.01 1 N/A
54 Razi University, Iran 0.01 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.