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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 106.05 107.66 258 -1.8%
2 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 10.24 7.89 110 -25.5%
3 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 6.53 4.64 43 -31.2%
4 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 1.69 4.15 7 138.2%
5 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 0.49 4.07 16 702.8%
6 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.91 2.05 11 116.9%
7 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 3.37 2.00 36 -42.7%
8 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 2.46 1.48 4 -42.0%
9 Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), Saudi Arabia 0.50 0.75 2 45.1%
10 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.55 0.70 9 22.3%
11 Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia 0.81 0.50 1 -40.0%
12 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.12 0.40 8 214.9%
13 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.18 0.31 3 63.7%
14 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.31 0.27 7 -15.9%
15 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.26 5 179.9%
16 Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.21 5 688.4%
17 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.44 0.21 3 -54.2%
18 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 5 N/A
19 Quantum Solutions LLC, Saudi Arabia 0.20 2 N/A
20 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.23 0.17 17 -27.6%
21 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.12 2 N/A
22 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 0.10 1 -70.2%
23 Northern Border University (NBU), Saudi Arabia 0.08 1 N/A
24 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.08 0.08 2 -0.9%
25 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 3 N/A
26 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.22 0.05 1 -78.2%
26 Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
27 Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University (PSAU), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
28 Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 0.04 2 N/A
29 King Fahad Central Hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia 0.03 2 N/A
30 Qassim University (QU), Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.02 1 11.6%
31 King Fahad Genaral Hospital, Medina, Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
31 Al Qunfudah General Hospital, Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
31 Al Yamama Hospital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
31 Armed Forces Hospitals, Southern Region (AFHSR), Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
31 Specialized Medical Center (SMC), Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
31 Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Saudi Arabia 0.02 2 N/A
32 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.14 0.00 1 -97.8%
33 Aldara Hospital and Medical Center, Saudi Arabia 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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.