2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 19.23 20.77 65 8.4%
2 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 7.69 7.22 48 -5.8%
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.21 7.00 29 13.0%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 4.96 5.98 13 20.7%
5 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 9.19 5.43 22 -40.7%
6 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 5.01 5.27 12 5.4%
7 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 1.93 2.93 11 52.3%
8 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 0.80 2.59 7 223.5%
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 2.68 1.76 23 -34.1%
10 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 4.52 1.75 9 -61.3%
11 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 0.16 1.17 12 625.2%
12 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 0.08 0.85 8 1,005.0%
13 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 0.24 0.61 7 153.8%
14 World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), Switzerland 0.02 0.59 4 2,603.7%
15 Polyphor Ltd., Switzerland 0.53 1 N/A
16 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.04 0.48 1 983.4%
17 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 0.86 0.36 4 -57.4%
18 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 0.08 0.33 6 314.2%
19 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 0.52 0.29 4 -44.8%
20 Dottikon Exclusive Synthesis AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
21 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 0.20 0.22 2 9.2%
22 Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
23 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 0.37 0.08 3 -77.9%
24 Viventis Microscopy Sàrl, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
25 Wild Chimpanzee Foundation (WCF), Switzerland 0.06 2 N/A
26 Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
27 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
28 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 0.04 0.04 2 -15.6%
29 Wellmera AG, Switzerland 0.03 1 N/A
30 GZO Spital Wetzikon, Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
31 Agroscope, Switzerland 0.50 0.02 1 -96.7%
31 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
32 Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), Switzerland 0.01 2 N/A
33 Save Our Seas Foundation (SOSF), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
34 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
35 Swiss Ornithological Institute, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
36 Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER), Switzerland 0.00 1 N/A
37 Lamprecht und Stamm Sozialforschung und Beratung AG (L&S), Switzerland 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.