2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 Vienna, Austria 17.09 21.53 112 25.2%
2 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 16.78 20.03 132 18.7%
3 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 21.85 18.39 92 -16.3%
4 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 16.50 14.35 39 -13.6%
5 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 9.68 13.81 73 41.8%
6 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 3.55 6.17 20 72.6%
7 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 6.94 6.14 28 -12.0%
8 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 3.85 4.61 37 18.9%
9 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 1.83 4.05 25 120.0%
10 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 5.50 3.73 23 -32.6%
11 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 3.69 3.73 23 0.4%
12 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 4.96 3.64 19 -27.1%
13 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 5.42 3.17 24 -41.9%
14 University of Salzburg, Austria 3.37 2.89 10 -14.6%
15 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 2.14 1.87 29 -13.5%
16 WasserCluster Lunz (WCL), Austria 0.63 1 N/A
17 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 1.31 0.56 9 -57.8%
18 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.14 0.54 7 278.8%
19 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 1.05 0.32 2 -69.2%
20 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.20 0.30 15 47.2%
21 MED-EL GmbH, Austria 0.27 0.27 6 1.5%
22 Arsanis Biosciences, Austria 0.32 0.25 1 -21.3%
23 St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Austria 0.13 0.25 7 87.6%
24 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.02 0.24 5 981.2%
25 Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Austria 0.22 2 N/A
26 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 1.61 0.22 5 -86.4%
27 Wolf Science Centre, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
28 Main Association of Austrian Social Security Institutions, Austria 0.17 1 N/A
28 Burgenländische Gebietskrankenkasse (BGKK), Austria 0.17 1 N/A
29 Oroboros Instruments GmbH, Austria 0.17 0.13 1 -25.4%
29 Bertha von Suttner University, Austria 0.13 2 N/A
30 Vienna Institute for Nature Conservation and Analyses (VINCA), Austria 0.16 0.11 1 -31.4%
31 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL), Austria 0.06 0.11 3 92.4%
32 Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine (CBmed), Austria 0.07 0.10 2 45.7%
33 Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Austria 0.04 0.09 1 151.7%
34 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.07 0.09 2 18.6%
35 University of Leoben, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
36 Kepler University Hospital, Austria 0.04 0.07 1 91.7%
37 Museum of Natural History of Vienna (NHMW), Austria 0.04 0.07 2 76.9%
38 Attoquant Diagnostics GmbH, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
39 Austria Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria 0.06 2 N/A
39 Austria Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs (BMGF), Austria 0.06 2 N/A
40 Baxter Innovations GmbH, Austria 0.05 1 N/A
41 Allcyte GmbH, Austria 0.04 1 N/A
42 Danube Private University (DPU), Austria 0.11 0.04 3 -67.5%
43 Institute for Animal Ecology and Landscape Planning (OEKOTEAM), Austria 0.03 1 N/A
44 FH Campus Wien - University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.04 0.03 2 -24.2%
45 Symbiocyte, Austria 0.03 1 N/A
46 Od Green GmbH, Austria 0.02 1 N/A
47 aks gesundheit GmbH, Austria 0.02 0.02 2 19.9%
48 Sigmund Freud University (SFU), Austria 0.02 1 N/A
49 Four Paws International, Austria 0.01 1 N/A
50 Austrian Science Fund (FWF), Austria 0.01 1 N/A
51 Steiermärkische Krankenanstalten- gesellschaft m.b.H. (KAGes), Austria 0.00 0.00 2 -31.4%
52 Danube University Krems, Austria 0.00 0.00 2 -25.2%
53 Austria Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
54 Biopsychosocial Corporation, Austria 0.00 0.00 1 -6.3%
55 Statistics Austria, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
56 BBRZ Group, Austria 0.00 0.00 1 -6.3%
57 Convelop - Cooperative Knowledge Design GmbH, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
57 Austrian Society for Cybernetic Studies (OSGK), Austria 0.00 1 N/A
58 Salzburg Cancer Research Institute (SCRI), Austria 0.04 0.00 1 -99.3%

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.