2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 9.78 8.34 23 -14.4%
2 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 4.60 2.04 9 -55.5%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 1.77 1.82 11 3.2%
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 1.20 1.00 10 -16.5%
5 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 0.29 0.38 3 30.7%
6 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
7 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 0.00 0.12 2 13,987.2%
8 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 1.88 0.11 3 -94.0%
9 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.14 0.11 1 -22.0%
10 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 0.22 0.10 1 -55.2%
11 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.10 3 N/A
12 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.09 1 N/A
13 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.06 0.08 1 32.8%
14 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.07 2 N/A
15 Marmara University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
16 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.27 0.05 2 -79.4%
17 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.05 3 N/A
18 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.02 0.05 4 172.8%
19 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.12 0.05 1 -56.1%
20 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.08 0.05 6 -32.7%
21 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.21 0.05 4 -76.3%
22 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
23 Ankara University, Turkey 0.04 2 N/A
24 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.11 0.04 1 -67.8%
25 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.03 3 N/A
26 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.03 3 N/A
27 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.10 0.03 1 -73.6%
27 Duzce University, Turkey 0.03 1 N/A
28 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.02 2 N/A
29 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.02 1 N/A
30 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MazUMS), Iran 0.02 2 N/A
31 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.02 2 N/A
32 Hazara University, Pakistan 0.06 0.02 2 -64.3%
33 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 0.02 4 N/A
34 Kyrgyz National University (KNU), Kyrgyzstan 0.02 1 N/A
35 Ege University, Turkey 0.02 1 N/A
36 Razi University, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
37 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
37 Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
38 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.01 1 N/A
39 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
40 Azerbaijan State Oil and Industry University, Azerbaijan 0.01 1 N/A
41 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 3 N/A
42 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.01 2 N/A
43 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.01 3 N/A
44 Alborz University of Medical Sciences (ABZUMS), Iran 0.01 3 N/A
45 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
46 Kyrgyz-Turkey Manas University (KTU Manas), Kyrgyzstan 0.04 0.01 1 -78.0%
47 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.01 3 N/A
48 University of Human Development (UHD), Iraq 0.01 2 N/A
49 Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (LUMS), Iran 0.01 1 N/A
50 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.01 2 N/A
51 Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Iran 0.01 2 N/A
51 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences (QUMS), Iran 0.01 2 N/A
52 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.01 1 N/A
52 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.01 1 N/A
53 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 0.36 0.01 2 -98.4%
54 Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
54 Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 1 N/A
55 Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 2 N/A
55 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.01 2 N/A
56 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.21 0.00 2 -97.6%
57 Foundation University Islamabad (FUI), Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
57 Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 2 N/A
57 Health Services Academy (HSA), Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
57 Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU), United Arab Emirates 0.00 2 N/A
57 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (RUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
57 Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 2 N/A
58 Dow University of Health Sciences (DUHS), Pakistan 0.00 1 N/A
59 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 2 N/A
60 Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University (KazNMU), Kazakhstan 0.00 1 N/A
61 Kyrgyz State Medical Academy (KSMA), Kyrgyzstan 0.00 3 N/A
62 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.00 3 N/A
63 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
64 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.01 0.00 1 -46.6%
65 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
65 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
66 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.00 1 N/A
66 Arabian Gulf University (AGU), Bahrain 0.00 1 N/A
66 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 0.04 0.00 1 -93.0%
68 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.00 1 N/A
69 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.00 1 N/A
70 Gomal University, Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
70 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.00 2 N/A
70 Dezful University of Medical Sciences (DUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
70 Nishtar Medical University, Pakistan 0.00 2 N/A
70 Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq 0.00 2 N/A
71 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Abadan School of Medical Sciences (AUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Shahroud University of Medical Sciences (SHMU), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Saveh University of Medical Sciences (SAVEHUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Urmia University of Medical Science (UMSU), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
71 Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
72 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.04 0.00 1 -96.0%
72 Birzeit University, Palestinian territories 0.00 1 N/A
72 Al-Quds University, Palestinian territories 0.00 1 N/A
73 Russian-Armenian University (RAU), Armenia 0.03 0.00 1 -94.4%
74 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.04 0.00 1 -97.9%
74 Birjand University of Medical Sciences (BUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
74 Sana'a University, Yemen 0.00 1 N/A
75 West Kazakhstan Marat Ospanov State Medical University, Kazakhstan 0.00 1 N/A
75 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
75 Zayed University, United Arab Emirates 0.00 1 N/A
75 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
75 University of Science and Technology, Yemen (USTY), Yemen 0.00 1 N/A
75 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (ZAUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.