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 Otago, New Zealand 13.35 14.94 61 11.3%
2 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 9.45 8.39 54 -11.7%
3 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 2.32 3.59 20 53.7%
4 Massey University, New Zealand 1.35 2.59 31 90.2%
5 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 2.74 1.77 26 -35.8%
6 AgResearch, New Zealand 0.61 1.43 18 135.5%
7 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.02 1.19 16 15.3%
8 Landcare Research, New Zealand 1.69 0.80 9 -53.2%
9 Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand 0.53 0.77 6 45.3%
10 University of Waikato, New Zealand 0.92 0.48 12 -48.8%
11 Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand 1.18 0.42 13 -64.9%
12 Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand 0.08 0.30 11 256.5%
13 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 0.19 0.23 7 18.8%
14 Donvis Limited, New Zealand 0.16 2 N/A
15 Real Time Genomics, New Zealand 0.14 1 N/A
16 Scion, New Zealand 0.22 0.14 4 -37.1%
17 Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB), New Zealand 0.14 1 N/A
18 Lincoln University, New Zealand 0.13 0.12 4 -10.8%
19 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand 0.14 0.10 2 -28.5%
20 New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI), New Zealand 0.09 2 N/A
21 Auckland War Memorial Museum Tāmaki Paenga Hira, New Zealand 0.09 2 N/A
22 Pacific Radiology Christchurch, New Zealand 0.08 1 N/A
23 New Zealand Department of Conservation, New Zealand 0.03 0.08 3 151.5%
24 Starship Children's Hospital, New Zealand 0.09 0.07 1 -21.8%
25 CEN ENG Limited, New Zealand 0.07 1 N/A
26 GNS Science, New Zealand 1.44 0.06 1 -95.7%
27 The Wellington Hospital, New Zealand 0.09 0.06 1 -30.7%
28 Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB), New Zealand 0.03 0.06 1 87.1%
29 Auckland City Hospital (ACH), New Zealand 0.15 0.06 3 -63.6%
30 Dragonfly Data Science Limited, New Zealand 0.05 1 N/A
31 Tauranga Hospital, New Zealand 0.03 1 N/A
31 Auckland Zoo, New Zealand 0.03 1 N/A
32 Neurovalida, New Zealand 0.01 1 N/A
33 Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), New Zealand 0.01 3 N/A
34 Blue Water Marine Research Ltd., New Zealand 0.01 1 N/A
35 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand 0.04 0.00 1 -88.5%
35 Market Economics Ltd. (M.E), New Zealand 0.00 1 N/A
36 Ministry of Health – Manatū Hauora, New Zealand 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.