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2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences

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The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 117.62 109.82
2 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 27.66 22.09
3 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 24.08 21.72
4 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 16.66 15.35
5 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 14.69 12.42
6 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 13.35 12.26
7 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 7.44 9.59
8 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 6.13 6.99
9 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 3.6 6.91
10 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 7.54 5.45
11 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 4.43 5.42
12 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 6.9 5
13 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 7.7 4.43
14 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 5.22 4.07
15 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 6.06 3.87
16 Russian Quantum Center (RQC), Russia 4.11 3.02
17 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 0.25 2.89
18 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 4.94 2.56
19 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.01 2.4
20 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 2.25 1.71
21 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 4.25 1.71
22 Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.63 1.46
23 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 1.08 1.25
24 Samara State Aerospace University (SSAU), Russia 0.38 1.16
25 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 3.13 1.06
26 Tver State University, Russia 1
26 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 1 1
27 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 3.32 0.93
28 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.25 0.84
29 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.2 0.81
30 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.48 0.77
31 Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), Russia 0.43 0.75
32 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 0.13 0.64
33 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 3.71 0.64
34 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 0.13 0.58
35 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.13 0.56
36 Voronezh State University (VSU), Russia 0.52 0.52
37 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (MSMU), Russia 0.46 0.48
38 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.68 0.38
39 Pigorov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.16 0.35
40 State Research Centre of Russian Federation Troitsk Institute for Innovation and Fusion Research (TRINITI), Russia 0.33
40 Southwest State University (SWSU), Russia 0.33
40 Moscow Aviation Institute - National Research University (MAI), Russia 0.33
40 Kazan State Power Engineering University (KSPEU), Russia 0.33
41 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 2.09 0.33
42 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.78 0.32
43 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.53 0.3
44 S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, Russia 0.28
45 Samara University, Russia 0.26
46 Tambov State Technical University (TSTU), Russia 0.26
47 All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Metrological Service (VNIIMS), Russia 0.25 0.25
47 Siberian State Medical University, Russia 0.25
47 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.53 0.25
48 National Research University of Electronic Technology (MIET), Russia 0.31 0.22
49 Moscow R&D Laboratory, Russia 0.17
49 Technodesign-Consulting Ltd., Russia 0.17
49 Belgorod State National Research University (BelSU), Russia 0.03 0.17
49 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 1.71 0.17
50 Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Russia 0.16
51 Russian Federal Nuclear Center (RFNC-VNIIEF), Russia 0.13 0.14
52 International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), Russia 0.08 0.13
53 NT-MDT LCC, Russia 0.13
54 Kursk State University, Russia 0.13
55 Russia Ministry of Health, Russia 0.11
56 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.09 0.11
57 Ceramics Co. Ltd., Russia 0.09
58 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.08
59 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.02 0.08
60 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.17 0.07
60 Technical Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (FSBI TISNCM), Russia 0.14 0.07
61 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.03 0.05
61 Mfisoft Ltd., Russia 0.05
62 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.08 0.05
63 Research Institute of Influenza, Russia 0.04
64 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.04
65 JSC FOMOS-Materials, Russia 0.02
66 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 0.02
67 Veterinary Clinic Vetmaster, Russia 0.01
67 Veterinary Clinic Biocontrol, Russia 0.01

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

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 2019 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.