2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 9.45 11.84 67 24.5%
2 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 7.47 10.25 47 36.5%
3 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 4.84 9.14 56 87.7%
4 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 10.93 8.87 57 -19.3%
5 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 3.61 8.50 58 134.4%
6 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 13.44 7.54 80 -44.2%
7 University of Verona (UNIVR), Italy 1.44 5.86 29 305.7%
8 University of Pavia (UNIPV), Italy 3.54 4.57 33 28.4%
9 Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA), Italy 2.78 3.99 11 42.9%
10 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 5.02 3.76 33 -25.4%
11 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 13.47 3.73 51 -72.5%
12 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 3.11 3.49 37 11.6%
13 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 2.54 2.72 23 6.4%
14 University of Trieste (UNITS), Italy 0.85 2.62 21 205.1%
15 University of Parma (UNIPR), Italy 1.33 2.36 16 77.1%
16 Catholic University of the Sacred Heart (UCSC), Italy 0.95 2.17 21 126.9%
17 University of Modena and Reggio Emilia (UNIMORE), Italy 1.62 2.08 18 27.6%
18 University of Genova, Italy 1.45 2.06 26 40.7%
19 University of Cagliari (UNICA), Italy 0.79 2.05 13 158.7%
20 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 3.37 1.99 22 -41.2%
21 Vita-Salute San Raffaele University (UniSR), Italy 2.97 1.98 25 -33.8%
22 University of Bari Aldo Moro (UniBA), Italy 2.93 1.96 23 -33.4%
23 Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies of Pisa (SSSA), Italy 0.94 1.70 12 79.2%
24 University of Ferrara (UNIFE), Italy 2.23 1.70 16 -24.2%
25 University of Udine (UNIUD), Italy 0.15 1.64 14 1,014.1%
26 University of Siena (UNISI), Italy 1.87 1.63 15 -13.4%
27 IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy 0.19 1.58 3 744.9%
28 University of Eastern Piedmont "Amedeo Avogadro" (UNIPMN), Italy 0.84 1.56 11 84.1%
29 Humanitas University, Italy 0.85 1.53 8 79.2%
30 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 1.61 1.34 7 -17.4%
31 University of Brescia (UNIBS), Italy 1.69 1.32 15 -22.6%
32 University of Chieti (Ud'A), Italy 1.01 1.30 10 28.3%
33 Scuola Normale Superiore (SNS), Italy 0.17 1.18 5 599.8%
34 Marche Polytechnic University (UNIVPM), Italy 0.66 1.07 10 62.9%
35 University of Campania Luigi Vanvitelli, Italy 1.49 1.00 15 -32.9%
36 University of Catania, Italy 0.56 0.85 13 49.1%
37 Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy 0.63 0.79 16 25.0%
38 University of Camerino (UNICAM), Italy 0.01 0.71 7 6,881.1%
39 University of Perugia, Italy 1.30 0.56 16 -57.2%
40 University of Palermo (UNIPA), Italy 0.76 0.56 10 -27.3%
41 University of Salerno (UNISA), Italy 0.23 0.52 10 126.4%
42 University of Magna Graecia (UMG), Italy 0.18 0.49 6 165.8%
43 University of Messina (UNIME), Italy 0.13 0.43 10 244.3%
44 European University Institute (EUI), Italy 0.17 0.33 1 98.8%
45 University of L'Aquila (UNIVAQ), Italy 0.35 0.27 9 -22.4%
46 University of Sassari (UniSS), Italy 0.06 0.27 7 351.0%
47 Ca' Foscari University of Venice (UNIVE), Italy 0.27 0.27 5 -0.1%
48 Parthenope University of Naples, Italy 0.25 3 N/A
49 University of Calabria (UNICAL), Italy 0.17 0.18 4 4.0%
50 University of Salento, Italy 0.10 0.18 3 76.7%
51 Bocconi University, Italy 0.09 0.17 1 82.3%
52 University of Sannio, Italy 0.34 0.15 3 -54.3%
53 University of Insubria, Italy 0.20 0.15 8 -25.7%
54 Campus Bio-Medico University, Italy 0.06 0.15 2 135.7%
55 University of Roma Tre, Italy 0.41 0.14 6 -67.5%
56 European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM), Italy 0.12 3 N/A
57 Foro Italico University of Rome, Italy 0.12 3 N/A
58 San Luigi University Hospital, Italy 0.03 0.12 1 297.7%
59 University of Foggia (UNIFG), Italy 0.11 0.12 3 4.7%
60 University of Molise (UNIMOL), Italy 0.10 0.10 4 3.4%
61 Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (UniBz), Italy 0.25 0.09 1 -63.8%
62 University of Tuscia (UNITUS), Italy 0.04 0.06 5 35.5%
63 University of Urbino, Italy 0.05 0.03 4 -36.5%
64 University of Cassino and Southern Lazio (UNICAS), Italy 0.01 0.02 2 45.9%
64 University of Teramo (UniTE), Italy 0.28 0.02 2 -94.0%
65 Polytechnic University of Bari, Italy 0.27 0.00 3 -98.5%
66 Università Iuav di Venezia (IUAV), Italy 0.00 3 N/A
67 Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria (UNIRC), Italy 0.01 0.00 1 -99.9%
67 University of Basilicata, Italy 0.06 0.00 1 -100.0%
67 Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
67 University for Foreigners Perugia (UNISTRAPG), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
67 Institute for Advanced Study (IUSS Pavia), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
67 Orientale University of Naples, Italy 0.00 1 N/A
67 University of Macerata (UNIMC), Italy 0.00 1 N/A
67 University of Bergamo, 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.