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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 73.80 59.02 140 -20.5%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 42.08 49.15 132 16.1%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 27.26 45.72 131 66.7%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 19.69 20.55 62 3.8%
5 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 12.18 14.04 46 14.7%
6 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 10.24 13.72 38 33.2%
7 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 6.99 8.88 35 26.3%
8 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 7.07 5.66 24 -20.5%
9 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.79 1.58 10 99.2%
10 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.74 1.55 24 -11.2%
11 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 1.34 1.37 29 2.0%
12 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.53 1.28 4 137.8%
13 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 1.17 2 N/A
14 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.16 4 N/A
15 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.31 0.99 22 213.0%
16 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.17 0.87 5 417.4%
17 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.41 0.61 5 47.0%
18 Qatar University, Qatar 0.01 0.55 7 6,897.6%
19 Medipol University, Turkey 0.53 3 N/A
20 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.50 0.50 1 -0.6%
21 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.23 0.45 3 90.3%
22 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.10 0.43 7 343.9%
23 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.14 0.42 8 206.7%
24 Marmara University, Turkey 0.31 0.41 5 31.1%
25 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 0.40 1 N/A
26 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.17 0.40 4 133.5%
27 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.12 0.40 8 223.6%
28 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.25 0.38 5 50.5%
29 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.10 0.36 2 260.4%
30 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.03 0.36 2 1,031.2%
31 Tel-Hai College, Israel 0.07 0.35 2 405.1%
32 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.19 0.35 4 83.8%
33 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
34 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.14 0.32 4 116.3%
35 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.50 0.30 7 -39.1%
36 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.25 1 N/A
37 Ankara University, Turkey 0.27 0.22 5 -21.6%
38 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
39 Gazi University, Turkey 0.04 0.20 2 340.2%
40 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.10 0.20 8 -82.4%
41 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.01 0.19 1 1,465.9%
42 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS), Iran 0.02 0.18 2 847.8%
43 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.23 0.18 5 -21.7%
44 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.18 1 N/A
45 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.23 0.17 2 -24.8%
46 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.21 0.17 2 -21.2%
47 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.04 0.17 5 303.4%
48 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.11 0.16 1 42.6%
49 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.15 2 N/A
50 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0.09 0.14 3 52.8%
51 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.03 0.14 5 467.5%
52 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.20 0.14 3 -30.2%
53 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.03 0.14 3 335.8%
54 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.27 0.14 1 -50.9%
55 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.06 0.13 8 132.5%
56 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.13 4 47.6%
57 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.13 0.13 5 -88.8%
58 Yeditepe University, Turkey 0.12 1 N/A
59 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.11 1 N/A
60 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.32 0.11 4 -65.4%
61 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.11 3 N/A
62 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.10 3 N/A
63 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.10 2 N/A
64 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.10 4 N/A
65 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.10 4 N/A
66 Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU), Turkey 0.03 0.10 3 190.3%
67 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.11 0.10 2 -91.1%
67 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.10 1 N/A
68 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.04 0.10 6 149.2%
69 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.46 0.09 2 -80.7%
70 Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU), Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
70 Northern Border University (NBU), Saudi Arabia 0.08 1 N/A
71 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.10 0.08 5 -20.8%
72 Trakya University, Turkey 0.03 0.08 2 213.6%
73 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.27 0.08 4 -71.4%
74 Selcuk University, Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
74 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.08 1 N/A
75 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.08 2 N/A
76 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.07 4 188.1%
77 Bilkent University, Turkey 1.08 0.07 2 -93.3%
78 Al-Hussein Bin Talal University, Jordan 0.07 1 N/A
79 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Saudi Arabia 0.08 0.07 4 -10.2%
80 Ono Academic College, Israel 0.07 0.07 1 -2.3%
81 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.07 2 N/A
82 Semnan University of Medical Sciences (SEMUMS), Iran 0.07 1 N/A
83 Uludag University, Turkey 0.07 1 N/A
84 Ege University, Turkey 0.06 3 N/A
85 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.87 0.06 5 -93.0%
86 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.05 0.06 1 12.6%
86 Bülent Ecevit University, Turkey 0.06 0.06 1 -11.6%
87 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.06 2 N/A
88 Gulhane Military Medical Academy (GMMA), Turkey 0.06 2 N/A
89 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.02 0.05 5 167.4%
90 Hadhramout University, Yemen 0.05 1 N/A
90 Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
91 Lebanese International University (LIU), Lebanon 0.05 1 N/A
92 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.05 1 N/A
93 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.04 1 N/A
94 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.04 3 N/A
95 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences (QUMS), Iran 0.04 3 N/A
95 Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Iran 0.04 3 N/A
96 Necmettin Erbakan University, Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
97 Harran University, Turkey 0.04 0.04 1 -6.3%
97 Dicle University, Turkey 0.12 0.04 1 -68.8%
97 Gulab Devi Educational Complex (GDEC), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
98 Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi (AAUR), Pakistan 0.01 0.04 2 458.7%
99 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.02 0.03 2 50.1%
100 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.03 2 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.