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 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 106.26 93.13 445 -15.2%
2 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 77.87 83.10 416 3.2%
3 Stockholm University, Sweden 86.67 82.46 489 -8.0%
4 Lund University (LU), Sweden 81.14 77.27 342 -7.9%
5 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 57.38 65.56 455 10.5%
6 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 55.91 45.50 158 -21.3%
7 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 31.67 39.69 140 21.2%
8 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 40.90 39.30 161 -7.1%
9 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 27.37 22.80 110 -19.4%
10 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 23.76 20.38 94 -17.0%
11 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 5.23 8.97 54 65.9%
12 Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden 9.33 6.62 33 -31.4%
13 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 2.51 3.67 14 41.2%
14 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 3.54 3.25 32 -11.2%
15 Örebro University, Sweden 0.52 3.06 22 471.2%
16 Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden 0.03 1.47 4 4,441.7%
17 Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Sweden 1.53 1.40 17 -11.4%
18 Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden 2.11 1.32 5 -39.7%
19 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 1.70 1.27 10 -27.5%
20 Malmö University, Sweden 0.91 1.17 5 25.2%
21 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 1.65 1.12 10 -34.3%
22 RISE Research Institutes of Sweden AB, Sweden 1.12 4 N/A
23 NanOsc AB, Sweden 0.62 1.02 4 59.0%
24 Stockholm County Council (SLL), Sweden 0.50 0.92 14 76.7%
25 IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, Sweden 0.83 0.83 6 -3.1%
26 Swedish Toxicology Sciences Research Center (Swetox), Sweden 0.56 1 N/A
27 University of Skövde, Sweden 0.41 0.54 6 26.7%
28 European Spallation Source ESS AB, Sweden 0.07 0.49 7 613.1%
29 Swedish School of Sport and Health Sciences (GIH), Sweden 0.40 1 N/A
30 Lantmäteriet, Sweden 0.33 1 N/A
31 SweGaN AB, Sweden 0.38 0.33 5 -15.2%
32 Swerea AB, Sweden 0.13 0.31 1 134.2%
33 University of Borås, Sweden 0.12 0.25 1 105.8%
33 The National Food Agency, Sweden 0.31 0.25 1 -22.6%
33 The MathWorks AB, Sweden 0.25 1 N/A
34 Stockholm Vatten Och Avfall, Sweden 0.23 2 N/A
35 Geological Survey of Sweden (SGU), Sweden 0.08 0.22 3 152.1%
36 Vattenfall AB, Sweden 0.14 0.20 1 35.4%
37 Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden 0.00 0.19 2 3,849.8%
38 Attana AB, Sweden 0.36 0.19 1 -48.8%
39 Sol Voltaics AB, Sweden 0.37 0.18 1 -53.4%
40 Flowminder Foundation, Sweden 0.06 0.17 2 190.2%
40 Bothnian Bay Water District Authority, Sweden 0.14 0.17 1 12.9%
40 LunaLEC AB, Sweden 0.25 0.17 1 -35.5%
40 Stena Recycling International AB, Sweden 0.17 1 N/A
41 Sweco AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
41 Polymer Factory Sweden AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
42 SARomics Biostructures AB, Sweden 0.20 0.14 1 -35.2%
43 Ericsson, Sweden 0.04 0.13 5 200.3%
44 Swedish Polar Research Secretariat, Sweden 0.01 0.13 1 710.1%
44 Lundin Petroleum, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
44 Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, Sweden 0.13 1 N/A
45 Sweden Ministry of Defence, Sweden 0.15 0.12 5 -21.7%
46 Stockholm South General Hospital, Sweden 0.05 0.12 6 134.5%
47 Härröd Research AB, Sweden 0.10 0.11 1 7.5%
47 Halmstad University (HH), Sweden 0.11 1 N/A
48 Universitetssjukhuset i Linköping, Sweden 0.02 0.11 2 498.7%
49 Micans - Microbial Analytics Sweden AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
49 Pascher Instruments AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
49 Colzyx AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
49 Lipidor AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
50 Calidris, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 Biokol, Lilliestrale & Co., Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 Nynas AB, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 Sigrid Therapeutics AB, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 Perstorp Holding AB, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 OrganoClick AB, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
50 NeoZeo AB, Sweden 0.15 0.09 4 -39.3%
51 Vesicode AB, Sweden 0.09 1 N/A
52 Biopetrolia AB, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
52 Swerim AB, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
53 Norstel AB, Sweden 0.08 4 N/A
53 Gotmic AB, Sweden 0.08 4 N/A
53 Epiluvac AB, Sweden 0.08 4 N/A
53 SAAB, Sweden 0.08 4 N/A
54 Swedish Board of Agriculture, Sweden 0.09 0.08 1 -18.2%
55 Swedish Nuclear Fuel and Waste Management Company (SKB), Sweden 0.28 0.07 1 -74.9%
55 Pronexus Analytical AB, Sweden 0.07 1 N/A
56 Norrvatten, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
56 COMSOL Group, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
57 Biolin Scientific AB, Sweden 0.11 0.06 2 -51.5%
58 IRnova AB, Sweden 0.06 0.06 1 -14.0%
58 FluxSense AB, Sweden 0.33 0.06 1 -83.9%
59 Göteborg Natural History Museum (GNM), Sweden 0.02 0.05 1 119.6%
60 University West, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
60 Pelago Bioscience AB, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
61 Gävle Hospital, Sweden 0.04 0.05 1 24.4%
62 Mid Sweden University, Sweden 0.17 0.05 1 -74.2%
62 Blekinge Hospital, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
62 Swedish Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
62 Luossavaara-Kiirunavaara AB (LKAB), Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
63 Cantargia AB, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
63 Centroid AB, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
64 Ersta Hospital, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
65 Helsingborg Hospital, Sweden 0.03 1 N/A
66 Jönköping University (JU), Sweden 0.14 0.02 3 -83.6%
67 Dalarna University (DU), Sweden 0.17 0.02 5 -88.9%
68 Danderyd Hospital (DS), Sweden 0.00 0.02 1 415.5%
68 Swedish Defence University (SEDU), Sweden 0.43 0.02 1 -95.8%
68 Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden 0.79 0.02 1 -97.7%
69 Clinical Gene Networks AB (CGN), Sweden 0.05 0.02 1 -66.5%
70 Cartana AB, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
71 Blekinge Center of Competence, Sweden 0.04 0.02 1 -56.5%
72 Olink Proteomics, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
73 Swedish Rural Economy and Agricultural Societies, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
74 The National Board of Forensic Medicine (RMV), Sweden 0.02 0.01 1 -44.4%
74 Swedish Prison and Probation Service, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
75 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 0.06 0.01 2 -89.3%
76 Kristianstad University (HKR), Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
77 Norrbotten County Council (NLL), Sweden 0.00 1 N/A
78 Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Sweden 0.01 0.00 1 -94.7%

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.