2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 20.99 26.45 90 22.1%
2 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 13.12 20.01 91 47.8%
3 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 7.56 10.48 35 34.4%
4 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 3.31 6.22 32 82.2%
5 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 1.54 4.08 21 157.5%
6 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 2.07 3.96 30 84.9%
7 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 3.72 3.49 52 -9.1%
8 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.44 3.41 46 -4.0%
9 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 3.89 2.76 45 -31.2%
10 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.82 2.62 21 -9.9%
11 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 3.49 1.93 18 -46.4%
12 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 2.57 1.65 17 -37.9%
13 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.25 1.53 4 501.1%
14 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 1.25 1.31 16 1.3%
15 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.13 1.12 16 -3.3%
16 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.62 0.97 15 51.2%
17 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 0.93 2 N/A
18 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.75 0.86 5 11.7%
19 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.50 0.75 1 45.4%
20 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 1.29 0.52 6 -61.2%
21 SINTEF, Norway 3.23 0.39 10 -88.2%
22 University of Agder (UiA), Norway 0.37 0.33 1 -12.5%
23 Cambi AS, Norway 0.20 0.31 1 51.4%
24 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.25 0.25 1 -3.1%
24 Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA (EMGS), Norway 0.25 1 N/A
25 PGS ASA, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
25 Telenor Group, Norway 0.20 1 N/A
26 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.09 0.17 9 77.2%
26 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.12 0.17 9 38.5%
26 Nofima AS, Norway 0.38 0.17 9 -56.0%
26 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.66 0.17 9 -74.6%
27 Petrolia NOCO AS, Norway 0.17 1 N/A
28 Norwegian Computing Center (NR), Norway 0.14 1 N/A
29 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.16 0.13 2 -19.5%
30 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
30 Vestfonna Geophysical, Norway 0.13 1 N/A
31 Biotrix Asia Co., Ltd., Norway 0.45 0.11 1 -76.1%
31 Vestfjordens Avløpsselskap (VEAS), Norway 0.11 1 N/A
32 Norwegian Petroleum Directorate (NPD), Norway 0.10 1 N/A
32 SINTEF Industry - Trondheim, Norway 0.10 1 N/A
33 Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPRA), Norway 0.09 1 N/A
34 Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN University), Norway 0.08 2 N/A
34 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.06 0.08 1 45.4%
35 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.10 0.08 2 -19.3%
36 Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Norway 0.04 1 N/A
36 Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters (DNVA), Norway 0.04 1 N/A
37 Department of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Protection, DSA, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
38 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 0.00 1 N/A

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.