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 Helsinki, Finland 30.20 34.01 196 12.0%
2 University of Turku (UTU), Finland 10.04 12.49 70 23.7%
3 University of Oulu, Finland 5.25 5.56 46 5.3%
4 Aalto University, Finland 1.67 3.79 20 125.3%
5 Tampere University, Finland 4.84 3.39 44 -30.5%
6 University of Eastern Finland (UEF), Finland 1.89 2.89 45 51.9%
7 Finland Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, Finland 1.02 2.63 68 157.0%
8 Åbo Akademi University, Finland 2.41 2.57 21 6.0%
9 The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS), Finland 2.27 2.08 86 -9.0%
10 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 2.63 1.84 16 -30.4%
11 Northern Ostrobothnia Hospital District (NOHD), Finland 0.22 0.55 12 145.8%
12 Minerva Foundation Institute for Medical Research, Finland 0.20 0.54 9 172.2%
13 VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd., Finland 0.57 0.52 55 -8.7%
14 Fimlab Laboratories Ltd., Finland 0.57 0.51 22 -12.2%
15 Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), Finland 0.14 0.49 6 250.8%
16 Samfundet Folkhälsan, Finland 0.40 0.40 19 -0.8%
17 Niuvanniemi Hospital, Finland 0.27 2 N/A
18 Geological Survey of Finland (GTK), Finland 0.25 1 N/A
19 Verifa Oy, Finland 0.13 1 N/A
20 Väestöliitto, Finland 0.10 1 N/A
21 Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE), Finland 0.42 0.09 2 -78.0%
22 Novia University of Applied Sciences, Finland 0.09 1 N/A
23 Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT), Finland 0.11 0.07 2 -31.1%
24 Criminal Sanctions Agency (Rise), Finland 0.07 1 N/A
25 Central Finland Health Care District, Finland 0.07 1 N/A
26 Pirkanmaa Hospital District, Finland 0.06 0.06 2 5.4%
27 Kuopio Research Institute of Exercise Medicine (KRIEM), Finland 0.02 0.06 7 264.7%
28 Hospital District of Southwest Finland, Finland 0.05 3 N/A
29 South Karelia Central Hospital, Finland 0.05 3 N/A
30 Central Finland Central Hospital, Jyväskylä, Finland 0.07 0.05 4 -37.7%
31 Nightingale Health Ltd., Finland 0.05 2 N/A
32 Charles River, Finland 0.04 1 N/A
33 Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), Finland 0.13 0.03 1 -80.2%
34 BIOS Research Unit, Finland 0.02 1 N/A
35 Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), Finland 0.02 2 N/A
36 Business Finland, Finland 0.01 1 N/A
37 Vaasa Central Hospital, Finland 0.02 0.01 3 -45.9%
38 Finnish Hematology Registry (FHR), Finland 0.01 1 N/A
38 Finnish Red Cross Blood Service, Finland 0.01 1 N/A
39 Orton Ltd., Finland 0.01 1 N/A
40 Northern Finland Birth Cohorts (NFBC), Finland 0.03 0.01 1 -74.8%
41 Hospital District of Satakunta, Finland 0.00 0.00 1 112.2%
42 Siun Sote—the Joint Municipal Authority for North Karelia Social and Health Services, Finland 0.00 1 N/A
42 Hospital District of Eastern Savo (ISSHP), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
42 South Savo Social and Health Care Authority (Essote), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
43 Cancer Society of Finland, Finland 0.07 0.00 1 -97.1%
44 UKK Institute, Finland 0.00 1 N/A
45 Northern Finland Laboratory Centre (NordLab), Finland 0.01 0.00 2 -84.3%
46 Kymenlaakso Social and Health Services (Carea), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
47 North Karelia Public Health Association, Finland 0.00 1 N/A
47 Oulu Deaconess Institute (ODL), Finland 0.00 1 N/A
48 Finland Ministry of Education, Science and Culture, Finland 0.00 0.00 1 16.0%

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.