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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 70.70 77.55 362 6.1%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 39.56 40.77 145 -0.3%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 25.57 33.84 249 28.0%
4 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 10.03 18.56 72 79.1%
5 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 7.95 7.87 36 -4.2%
6 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 5.22 6.40 18 18.5%
7 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 3.77 4.91 59 25.8%
8 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.58 3.96 48 6.9%
9 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 2.07 3.96 31 84.6%
10 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 3.90 3.01 47 -25.3%
11 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 3.49 2.80 21 -22.2%
12 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.82 2.62 21 -10.1%
13 SINTEF, Norway 3.54 2.14 14 -41.4%
14 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 1.33 1.83 16 32.9%
15 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 1.56 1.82 26 12.8%
16 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 2.61 1.65 17 -39.0%
17 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.25 1.53 4 499.9%
18 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 1.26 1.31 16 0.4%
19 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.17 1.12 16 -7.0%
20 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.46 1.08 3 125.5%
21 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 1.42 0.89 8 -39.1%
22 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.75 0.86 5 11.5%
23 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.59 6 N/A
24 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.17 0.45 12 163.3%
25 Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway 0.40 1 N/A
26 Nel ASA, Norway 0.25 0.39 1 50.5%
27 Norsvin SA, Norway 0.36 1 N/A
28 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 0.73 0.36 23 -52.5%
29 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.32 0.35 4 6.8%
30 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 0.32 0.34 20 0.5%
31 Future Synthesis AS, Norway 0.33 1 N/A
32 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.66 0.32 10 -53.6%
33 Cambi AS, Norway 0.20 0.31 1 51.1%
34 Rådgivende Biologer AS, Norway 0.25 1 N/A
34 Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), Norway 0.25 1 N/A
35 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.18 0.25 19 30.2%
36 Telenor Group, Norway 0.24 2 N/A
37 Telemark Hospital Skien, Norway 0.05 0.23 3 334.3%
38 University Hospital of North Norway (UNN), Norway 0.07 0.23 1 225.7%
39 SINTEF Industry - Trondheim, Norway 0.13 0.23 2 74.1%
40 ProfMOF AS, Norway 0.22 2 N/A
41 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 0.33 0.22 6 -36.8%
42 Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA), Norway 0.96 0.20 2 -79.6%
43 PGS ASA, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
44 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.09 0.17 9 76.8%
44 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 76.8%
44 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 76.8%
44 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 76.8%
44 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.12 0.17 9 38.2%
44 Nofima AS, Norway 0.38 0.17 9 -56.1%
44 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.69 0.17 9 -76.0%
45 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway 0.27 0.17 1 -40.5%
45 Lista Bird Observatory, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
45 Petrolia NOCO AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
45 Østfold University College, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
46 Norwegian Computing Center (NR), Norway 0.07 0.14 1 93.5%
46 Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 0.31 0.14 1 -56.0%
47 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
47 Vestfonna Geophysical, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
48 Vestfjordens Avløpsselskap (VEAS), Norway 0.12 2 N/A
49 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.45 0.11 1 -76.1%
50 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.10 3 N/A
51 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norway 0.10 1 N/A
52 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 0.09 3 1,343.5%
53 Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA), Norway 0.09 1 N/A
54 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.06 0.08 1 45.1%
55 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.10 0.08 2 -19.4%
56 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.00 0.08 2 8,563.8%
57 Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway 0.08 0.08 1 -10.7%
57 Lkarts, Norway 0.08 1 N/A
58 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.03 0.05 2 92.3%
59 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.01 0.05 7 252.4%
60 Nextera AS, Norway 0.05 1 N/A
61 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.08 0.05 1 -42.8%
62 Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Norway 0.03 0.04 6 59.8%
63 Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Norway 0.04 1 N/A
64 Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 2 N/A
65 South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
66 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), Norway 0.03 2 N/A
67 Østfold Hospital, Norway 0.00 0.03 1 50,199.7%
68 Lovisenberg Deacon Hospital, Norway 0.02 1 N/A
69 Fonna Hospital Trust, Norway 0.02 0.02 2 -9.0%
70 Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway 0.06 0.02 1 -72.7%
71 Holmenkollen Ski Museum, Norway 0.02 1 N/A
72 Nordland Hospital, Norway 0.02 1 N/A
73 Department of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Protection, DSA, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
74 CatoSenteret Rehabilitation Center Son, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
75 Innlandet Hospital Trust, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
76 Explico Historical Research Foundation, Norway 0.01 0.01 1 -38.4%
77 National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway 0.05 0.01 1 -88.8%
78 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health (Ageing and Health), Norway 0.01 1 N/A
79 Kristiania University College, Norway 0.00 2 N/A
80 Norwegian Centre for Violence and Traumatic Stress Studies (NKVTS), Norway 0.00 1 N/A
81 Graminor Ltd., Norway 0.00 0.00 1 15.6%
82 Buskerud and Vestfold University College (HBV), Norway 0.00 0.00 1 -75.4%
83 Diakonhjemmet Sykehus AS, Norway 0.02 0.00 1 -97.2%

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.