2020 tables: Institutions

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 University of Vienna, Austria 70.01 86.40 293 19.4%
2 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 49.11 46.19 196 -9.0%
3 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 37.06 37.23 159 -2.8%
4 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 36.22 32.35 266 -13.6%
5 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 21.12 24.51 149 12.3%
6 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 23.61 22.70 58 -7.0%
7 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 24.76 22.11 82 -13.6%
8 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 22.04 19.04 96 -16.4%
9 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 18.94 14.63 58 -25.3%
10 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 6.61 9.50 29 39.0%
11 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 4.41 7.55 56 65.3%
12 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 7.41 6.19 30 -19.1%
13 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 4.46 5.39 42 17.0%
14 University of Salzburg, Austria 6.82 4.37 16 -38.1%
15 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 11.48 4.25 22 -64.2%
16 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 3.69 3.73 23 -2.3%
17 University of Leoben, Austria 1.54 1.25 5 -21.2%
18 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 1.67 0.97 14 -43.8%
19 Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria 0.17 0.84 5 387.5%
20 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.06 0.79 9 1,074.4%
21 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 1.59 0.74 5 -55.2%
22 Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), Austria 0.59 0.73 7 20.0%
23 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.46 0.67 2 39.4%
24 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 1.58 0.66 11 -59.6%
25 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 2.12 0.64 4 -71.0%
26 WasserCluster Lunz (WCL), Austria 0.02 0.63 1 3,890.1%
27 VASP Software GmbH, Austria 0.53 2 N/A
28 Crystalline Mirror Solutions GmbH, Austria 0.51 2 N/A
29 VARTA Micro Innovation GmbH, Austria 0.50 1 N/A
30 Danube University Krems, Austria 0.43 0.48 4 6.8%
31 JR-AquaConSol GmbH, Austria 0.47 2 N/A
32 Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Austria 0.02 0.40 2 1,899.8%
32 KRAIBURG AUSTRIA GmbH & CO. KG, Austria 0.40 1 N/A
32 OMV AG, Austria 0.40 1 N/A
33 AFFiRiS AG, Austria 0.33 1 N/A
33 Biolitec AG, Austria 0.33 1 N/A
34 Austria Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria 0.03 0.32 5 1,080.0%
34 Austria Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs (BMGF), Austria 0.03 0.32 5 1,080.0%
35 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.21 0.30 16 37.1%
36 Carinthian Tech Research AG (CTR), Austria 0.29 1 N/A
37 MED-EL GmbH, Austria 0.27 0.27 6 -1.2%
38 Materials Center Leoben Forschung GmbH, Austria 0.06 0.27 2 312.7%
39 Austrian Cooperative Research (ACR), Austria 0.96 0.26 2 -73.5%
40 Arsanis Biosciences, Austria 0.32 0.25 1 -23.4%
40 Borealis AG, Austria 0.25 1 N/A
41 St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Austria 0.13 0.25 7 82.6%
42 GETec Microscopy GmbH, Austria 0.22 1 N/A
43 Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 0.69 0.22 2 -68.9%
44 Anton Paar GmbH, Austria 0.14 0.22 6 49.6%
45 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL), Austria 0.27 0.22 4 -22.0%
46 Wolf Science Centre, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
47 Center of Electrochemical Surface Technology (CEST), Austria 0.19 1 N/A
48 Höhere Bundeslehranstalt für Landwirtschaft (HBLA Ursprung), Austria 0.17 1 N/A
48 Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Austria 0.17 1 N/A
48 Burgenländische Gebietskrankenkasse (BGKK), Austria 0.17 1 N/A
49 Vorarlberg University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.35 0.15 1 -57.9%
50 Austrian Electrotechnical Association (OVE), Austria 0.14 1 N/A
50 Austrian Power Grid (APG), Austria 0.14 1 N/A
50 Tribotecc GmbH, Austria 0.14 1 N/A
51 Oroboros Instruments GmbH, Austria 0.17 0.13 1 -27.5%
51 Bertha von Suttner University, Austria 0.13 2 N/A
52 Vienna Institute for Nature Conservation and Analyses (VINCA), Austria 0.16 0.11 1 -33.3%
53 Lithoz GmbH, Austria 0.20 0.11 5 -46.9%
53 Phyllon GmbH, Austria 0.11 5 N/A
53 E.L.T. Kunststofftechnik und Werkzeugbau GmbH, Austria 0.11 5 N/A
53 Prozess Optimal CAP GmbH, Austria 0.11 5 N/A
53 Microinnova Engineering GmbH, Austria 0.11 5 N/A
53 Research Center Pharmaceutical Engineering GmbH (RCPE), Austria 0.11 5 N/A
54 Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine (CBmed), Austria 0.07 0.10 2 41.8%
55 Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Austria 0.04 0.09 1 144.8%
56 VitreaLab GmbH, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
57 Danube Private University (DPU), Austria 0.12 0.08 4 -36.4%
58 Kepler University Hospital, Austria 0.04 0.07 1 86.6%
59 Tiroler Wasserkraft AG (TIWAG), Austria 0.06 1 N/A
59 Attoquant Diagnostics GmbH, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
60 Biocrates Life Sciences AG, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
61 Alpine Quantum Technologies GmbH (AQT), Austria 0.05 1 N/A
61 Innophore GmbH, Austria 0.05 1 N/A
62 Wolfgang Pauli Institute (WPI) Vienna, Austria 0.16 0.05 1 -70.3%
63 Baxter Innovations GmbH, Austria 0.05 1 N/A
64 Allcyte GmbH, Austria 0.04 1 N/A
65 ENVEO IT GmbH, Austria 0.03 1 N/A
66 Institute for Animal Ecology and Landscape Planning (OEKOTEAM), Austria 0.03 1 N/A
67 FH Campus Wien - University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.04 0.03 2 -26.3%
68 Symbiocyte, Austria 0.03 1 N/A
69 Od Green GmbH, Austria 0.02 1 N/A
69 Proman Management GmbH, Austria 0.02 1 N/A
69 Agrana Research und Innovation Center GmbH, Austria 0.02 1 N/A
70 aks gesundheit GmbH, Austria 0.02 0.02 2 16.6%
71 Sigmund Freud University (SFU), Austria 0.02 1 N/A
72 Four Paws International, Austria 0.01 1 N/A
73 Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria 0.01 1 N/A
74 Steiermärkische Krankenanstalten- gesellschaft m.b.H. (KAGes), Austria 0.00 0.00 2 -33.3%
75 Austria Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
76 Biopsychosocial Corporation, Austria 0.00 0.00 1 -8.8%
77 Statistics Austria, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
78 BBRZ Group, Austria 0.00 0.00 1 -8.8%
79 Convelop - Cooperative Knowledge Design GmbH, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
79 Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK), Austria 0.00 1 N/A
80 Salzburg Cancer Research Institute (SCRI), Austria 0.04 0.00 1 -99.3%

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.