2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 42.81 54.32 147 18.3%
2 Monash University, Australia 38.41 45.28 128 9.9%
3 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 24.37 36.95 93 41.3%
4 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 32.59 31.50 100 -9.9%
5 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 27.41 24.81 63 -15.6%
6 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 24.56 24.27 71 -7.9%
7 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 9.45 22.93 70 126.1%
8 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 10.03 18.91 45 75.7%
9 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 17.25 16.13 53 -12.8%
10 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 6.96 12.71 43 70.2%
11 Curtin University, Australia 8.14 10.27 26 17.6%
12 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 13.82 9.74 36 -34.3%
13 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 5.01 9.32 52 73.3%
14 Griffith University, Australia 4.66 9.10 30 82.0%
15 Deakin University, Australia 8.19 7.83 27 -10.8%
16 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 7.51 7.47 50 -7.3%
17 Macquarie University, Australia 2.40 7.08 32 175.6%
18 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 10.17 6.72 17 -38.4%
19 La Trobe University, Australia 6.05 6.58 29 1.4%
20 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 6.04 4.34 16 -33.1%
21 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 2.97 3.60 14 13.0%
22 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 5.40 3.04 19 -47.5%
23 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 1.70 2.51 23 37.3%
24 Department of Industry, Australia 0.02 2.05 4 8,080.2%
25 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.10 1.59 5 1,421.6%
26 Flinders University, Australia 2.87 1.50 5 -51.2%
27 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.42 0.94 5 110.7%
28 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 1.13 0.84 4 -30.6%
29 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 0.79 0.81 4 -3.7%
30 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.50 0.79 4 48.4%
31 Western Sydney University, Australia 1.25 0.78 9 -41.3%
32 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 0.50 0.78 5 44.9%
33 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 0.42 0.78 7 72.8%
34 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.04 0.74 2 1,838.5%
35 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 1.03 0.67 2 -39.9%
36 Government of Western Australia, Australia 0.01 0.60 3 4,067.2%
37 Microbial Screening Technologies, Australia 0.22 0.48 3 103.2%
38 Trajan Scientific and Medical, Australia 0.26 0.36 1 25.6%
39 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 0.32 3 N/A
40 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.25 1 N/A
41 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.20 1 N/A
41 Invetech Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.20 1 N/A
42 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.18 0.16 2 -18.4%
43 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 0.25 0.15 4 -45.2%
44 Melbourne Health, Australia 0.26 0.14 1 -49.3%
45 University of New England (UNE), Australia 0.22 0.14 2 -40.2%
46 Mater Health Services, Australia 0.08 0.13 4 49.2%
46 Metro South Health, Australia 0.09 0.13 4 39.2%
47 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.05 0.13 1 139.7%
48 Murdoch University, Australia 1.21 0.10 1 -92.6%
49 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 0.05 0.09 1 83.2%
50 Leading Technology Group (LTG), Australia 0.09 1 N/A
50 Healthy Waterways Ltd., Australia 0.09 1 N/A
51 Geoscience Australia, Australia 0.00 0.08 1 2,509.8%
51 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 0.08 0.08 1 3.6%
51 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 0.08 0.08 1 3.6%
51 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 0.08 0.08 1 3.6%
51 Victoria University (VU), Australia 0.17 0.08 1 -53.4%
51 Bare Rock Geological Services Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.08 1 N/A
52 Alfred Health, Australia 0.13 0.07 2 -50.8%
53 SA Health, Australia 0.21 0.06 1 -75.7%
54 Vets Beyond Borders, Australia 0.05 1 N/A
55 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 0.05 1 N/A
56 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 0.02 0.05 2 80.7%
57 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
58 UniQuest, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
58 Queensland Health, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
58 Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
59 CSL Limited, Australia 0.13 0.04 1 -69.8%
60 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.04 1 N/A
61 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.69 0.04 2 -94.9%
62 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.14 0.03 1 -80.8%
63 Animal Management in Rural and Remote Indigenous Communities (AMRRIC), Australia 0.03 1 N/A
64 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.28 0.02 1 -93.0%
65 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.26 0.01 1 -95.1%
66 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
66 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Centre for Vascular Research (CVR), Australia 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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.