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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 73.80 59.02 140 -20.5%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 42.08 49.15 132 16.1%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 27.26 45.72 131 66.7%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 19.69 20.55 62 3.8%
5 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 12.18 14.04 46 14.7%
6 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 10.24 13.72 38 33.2%
7 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 6.99 8.88 35 26.3%
8 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 7.07 5.66 24 -20.5%
9 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 0.49 4.07 16 725.1%
10 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.79 1.58 10 99.2%
11 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.74 1.55 24 -11.2%
12 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 1.34 1.37 29 2.0%
13 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.53 1.28 4 137.8%
14 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 1.17 2 N/A
15 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.16 4 N/A
16 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.31 0.99 22 213.0%
17 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.17 0.87 5 417.4%
18 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.62 0.78 14 24.7%
19 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 1.00 0.66 7 -34.2%
20 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 2.97 0.66 7 -78.0%
21 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.41 0.61 5 47.0%
22 Qatar University, Qatar 0.01 0.55 7 6,897.6%
23 Medipol University, Turkey 0.53 3 N/A
24 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.50 0.50 1 -0.6%
25 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.23 0.45 3 90.3%
26 RENECO Wildlife Consultants LLC, United Arab Emirates 0.44 1 N/A
27 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.10 0.43 7 343.9%
28 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.14 0.42 8 206.7%
29 Marmara University, Turkey 0.31 0.41 5 31.1%
30 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 0.40 1 N/A
31 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.17 0.40 4 133.5%
32 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.12 0.40 8 223.6%
33 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.25 0.38 5 50.5%
34 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.10 0.36 2 260.4%
35 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.03 0.36 2 1,031.2%
36 Tel-Hai College, Israel 0.07 0.35 2 405.1%
37 Khyber Medical University (KMU), Pakistan 0.19 0.35 4 83.8%
38 Maccabi Health Services, Israel 0.35 1 N/A
39 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
40 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.14 0.32 4 116.3%
41 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.50 0.30 7 -39.1%
42 Schneider Children's Medical Center of Isreal, Israel 0.32 0.29 7 -8.8%
43 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.25 1 N/A
43 National Institute of Health, Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
43 Ministry of National Health Services, Regulations and Coordination, Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
43 National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
44 National Academy of Sciences the Republic of Kazakhstan (NAS), Kazakhstan 0.05 0.22 2 349.0%
45 Ankara University, Turkey 0.27 0.22 5 -21.6%
46 Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.21 5 710.4%
47 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.44 0.21 3 -52.9%
48 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Israel 0.20 1 N/A
48 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
49 Gazi University, Turkey 0.04 0.20 2 340.2%
50 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.10 0.20 8 -82.4%
51 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.03 0.19 3 528.7%
52 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.01 0.19 1 1,465.9%
53 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.19 2 713.2%
54 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS), Iran 0.02 0.18 2 847.8%
55 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.23 0.18 5 -21.7%
56 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.18 1 N/A
57 NRGene, Israel 0.17 0.18 2 6.8%
58 Kariminejad-Najmabadi Pathology and Genetics Center (KNPGC), Iran 0.03 0.18 1 437.9%
59 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.17 7 1.6%
60 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.23 0.17 2 -24.8%
61 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.21 0.17 2 -21.2%
62 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.04 0.17 5 303.4%
63 MyHeritage, Israel 0.36 0.17 1 -54.3%
63 Erlich Lab LLC, Israel 0.17 1 N/A
64 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.11 0.16 3 46.2%
65 University of Health Sciences Lahore, Pakistan 0.11 0.16 1 42.6%
66 Meir Medical Center, Israel 0.03 0.16 2 409.6%
67 CollPlant Ltd., Israel 0.16 1 N/A
68 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.47 0.15 2 -67.7%
69 NED University of Engineering and Technology, Pakistan 0.15 2 N/A
70 Persian BayanGene Research and Training Center, Iran 0.15 1 N/A
71 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0.09 0.14 3 52.8%
72 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.03 0.14 5 467.5%
73 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.20 0.14 3 -30.2%
74 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.03 0.14 3 335.8%
75 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.31 0.14 4 -55.7%
76 Shaheed Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto Medical University (SZABMU), Pakistan 0.27 0.14 1 -50.9%
77 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.06 0.13 8 132.5%
78 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.13 4 47.6%
79 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.13 0.13 5 -88.8%
80 Yeditepe University, Turkey 0.12 1 N/A
81 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.12 2 N/A
82 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.11 1 N/A
83 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.32 0.11 4 -65.4%
84 Ilia State University, Georgia 0.11 3 N/A
85 Yemen Ministry of Health, Yemen 0.07 0.10 1 47.4%
86 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.10 3 N/A
87 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.10 2 N/A
88 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.10 4 N/A
89 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.10 4 N/A
90 Hasan Kalyoncu University (HKU), Turkey 0.03 0.10 3 190.3%
91 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.11 0.10 2 -91.1%
91 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.10 1 N/A
91 Orient-Institut Beirut (OIB), Lebanon 0.10 1 N/A
91 Sidon Excavation, Lebanon 0.10 1 N/A
92 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.04 0.10 6 149.2%
93 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzAS), Uzbekistan 0.10 4 N/A
94 Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 0.09 1 N/A
95 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.46 0.09 2 -80.7%
96 Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Training and Research Hospital, Turkey 0.20 0.09 2 -55.6%
97 Lady Reading Hospital, Pakistan 0.09 2 N/A
98 Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU), Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
98 Northern Border University (NBU), Saudi Arabia 0.08 1 N/A
99 E. Wolfson Medical Center (WMC), Israel 0.18 0.08 3 -55.4%
100 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.10 0.08 5 -20.8%

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.