2021 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - academic

Table criteria

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

2020 Institution Share 2019 Share 2020
1 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 28.69 28.76
2 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 16.67 17.99
3 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU), Poland 3.82 5.21
4 University of Wrocław (UWr), Poland 4.42 4.51
5 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Poland 2.83 3.47
6 AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST), Poland 5.84 3.41
7 University of Silesia (US), Poland 3.57 3.27
8 Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WRUT), Poland 3.28 2.91
9 Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland 2.30 2.25
10 Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Poland 1.24 1.92
11 University of Lodz (UL), Poland 0.94 1.40
12 University of Szczecin (USZ), Poland 2.14 1.18
13 University of Gdańsk (UG), Poland 0.52 1.17
14 Pedagogical University of Krakow (UP), Poland 1.09
15 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), Poland 1.53 1.08
16 University of Zielona Góra (UZ), Poland 0.17 0.84
17 University of Rzeszów, Poland 0.25 0.71
18 Lodz University of Technology (TUL), Poland 0.12 0.69
19 University of Białystok (UWB), Poland 0.35 0.63
20 Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS), Poland 1.00 0.56
21 The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (UJK), Poland 1.11 0.35
22 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM), Poland 0.02 0.22
23 Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Poland 0.21
24 Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland 0.07 0.11
24 Medical University of Silesia (SUM), Poland 0.11
25 Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland 0.33 0.10
26 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland 0.09 0.03
27 Pomeranian Medical University (PMU), Poland 0.01
28 Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Poland 0.01 0.00

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  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 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.