2021 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 4.05 5.61 43 27.0%
2 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 2.10 1.92 27 -16.2%
3 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 2.81 1.66 7 -45.6%
4 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 2.28 1.64 19 -34.1%
5 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.83 1.36 9 50.3%
6 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 1.83 0.98 10 -50.7%
7 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.72 0.97 24 24.1%
8 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 1.45 0.81 8 -48.2%
9 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.69 0.76 11 0.9%
10 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.10 0.73 4 554.0%
11 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.16 0.59 7 249.1%
12 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.02 0.30 2 1,233.7%
13 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.14 0.20 4 29.4%
14 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.22 0.20 3 -18.1%
15 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 0.19 2 N/A
16 Penza State University, Russia 0.18 1 N/A
17 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.14 0.16 4 5.3%
18 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.08 0.15 4 65.9%
19 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.09 0.12 2 16.3%
20 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
21 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.18 0.08 2 -56.8%
22 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.72 0.08 5 -89.4%
23 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 0.00 0.07 1 1,278.0%
23 Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
23 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
24 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 0.08 0.06 1 -38.8%
24 Pskov State University, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
25 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 0.03 1 270.6%
26 Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
27 East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts (VSGIK), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
27 Sirius University of Science and Technology, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
28 Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
29 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
30 Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
31 Bashkir State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
32 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.01 0.01 2 -7.9%
33 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 0.05 0.00 1 -91.4%
34 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.01 0.00 1 -52.8%
35 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.04 0.00 1 -94.0%
35 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20 0.00 1 -98.9%
35 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
35 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astafyev, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
35 Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPBFTU), Russia 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.
  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 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.