2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 4.16 4.05
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 1.40 2.81
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 1.10 2.28
4 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 1.66 2.10
5 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.21 1.83
6 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 0.16 1.45
7 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.47 0.83
8 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.12 0.72
9 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.18 0.72
10 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.35 0.69
11 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.09 0.22
12 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20
13 Northern (Arctic) Federal University named after M.V. Lomonosov (NArFU), Russia 0.19 0.20
14 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.07 0.18
15 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.15 0.16
16 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.14
17 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.10 0.14
18 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.13 0.10
19 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.54 0.09
20 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 0.01 0.08
20 Perm State University (PSU), Russia 0.08
21 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.02 0.08
22 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.03 0.08
23 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 0.19 0.05
24 Samara State University of Social Sciences and Education, Russia 0.08 0.05
25 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.01 0.04
26 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.04
27 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 0.03
28 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 0.17 0.03
29 Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA), Russia 0.03
30 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.02
31 Saint Petersburg State Pediatric Medical University (SPbSPMU), Russia 0.02
32 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 0.02
33 North-Eastern State University (NESU), Russia 0.01
33 Russian State University for the Humanities (RSUH), Russia 0.01
34 N.F. Katanov Khakassia State University, Russia 0.01
34 Krasnoyarsk State Medical Academy, Russia 0.01
34 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.01
34 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01
35 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.06 0.01
36 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.13 0.01
37 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 0.00
37 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 0.00
38 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.00
39 Pavlov First Saint Petersburg State Medical University, Russia 0.12 0.00
40 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.