2021 tables: Institutions

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 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 151.43 158.41 665 0.9%
2 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 91.37 91.17 304 -3.8%
3 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 71.21 79.97 283 8.3%
4 University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 20.97 22.47 123 3.3%
5 University of Aalborg (AAU), Denmark 7.92 11.49 53 39.9%
6 Novo Nordisk A/S, Denmark 2.59 6.88 29 156.2%
7 Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS), Denmark 3.87 4.13 20 2.7%
8 Rigshospitalet, Denmark 4.18 3.76 90 -13.3%
9 Danish Cancer Society, Denmark 1.63 2.64 17 55.5%
10 Herlev University Hospital, Denmark 0.49 1.55 55 202.2%
11 Haldor Topsøe A/S, Denmark 0.33 1.38 4 299.5%
12 The State Serum Institute (SSI), Denmark 1.87 1.34 37 -30.6%
13 Roskilde University (RUC), Denmark 4.62 1.31 14 -72.8%
14 Center for Clinical Research and Prevention (CCRP), Denmark 0.37 1.29 51 239.8%
15 Hvidovre Hospital, Denmark 0.58 1.00 52 66.3%
16 Novozymes A/S, Denmark 1.41 0.99 6 -32.7%
17 Gentofte University Hospital, Denmark 0.39 0.96 49 133.5%
18 Aarhus GeoSoftware, Denmark 0.67 2 N/A
19 European Environment Agency (EEA), Denmark 0.63 2 N/A
20 H. Lundbeck A/S, Denmark 2.24 0.58 3 -75.0%
21 Denmark Ministry of Energy, Utilities and Climate, Denmark 1.53 0.51 5 -67.8%
22 Region Hovedstadens Psykiatriske Hospital, Denmark 0.89 0.49 53 -46.9%
23 National Research Centre for the Working Environment (NRCWE), Denmark 0.62 0.48 4 -25.5%
24 Vejle Hospital, Denmark 0.46 3 N/A
25 Danish Finance Institute (DFI), Denmark 0.38 1 N/A
25 Cowi A/S, Denmark 0.38 1 N/A
26 Zealand University Hospital, Denmark 0.08 0.37 44 336.9%
27 BioInnovation Institute (BII), Denmark 0.22 0.35 8 51.1%
28 Evaxion Biotech A/S, Denmark 0.35 1 N/A
29 Steno Diabetes Center A/S, Denmark 0.35 0.33 45 -8.4%
30 Sct. Hans Hospital, Denmark 0.00 0.26 7 8,819.8%
31 Biofos A/S, Denmark 0.33 0.25 1 -27.7%
31 Enversion A/S, Denmark 0.25 1 N/A
32 Zealand Pharma A/S, Denmark 0.23 1 N/A
33 Glostrup University Hospital, Denmark 0.09 0.23 45 150.3%
34 Amager Hospital, Denmark 0.08 0.22 42 160.7%
35 Slagelse Hospital, Denmark 0.13 0.21 42 62.0%
36 Danish Technological Institute (DTI), Denmark 0.37 0.20 1 -47.2%
36 Svendborg Hospital, Denmark 0.20 1 N/A
37 Bornholms Hospital, Denmark 0.08 0.20 42 137.7%
38 Ringsted Sygehus, Denmark 0.08 0.20 41 134.2%
38 Psykiatrien Region Sjælland, Denmark 0.08 0.20 41 134.2%
38 Nykøbing Falster Sygehus, Denmark 0.08 0.20 41 134.2%
38 Nordsjællands Hospital, Denmark 0.08 0.20 41 134.2%
38 Holbaek Hospital, Denmark 0.14 0.20 41 40.6%
39 Regional Hospital in Horsens, Denmark 0.19 1 N/A
40 IT University of Copenhagen (ITU), Denmark 0.06 0.17 9 148.2%
41 Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF), Denmark 0.03 0.17 1 430.3%
42 Biosyntia ApS, Denmark 0.16 2 N/A
43 National Museum of Denmark, Denmark 0.33 0.14 2 -60.1%
44 FaunaPhotonics APS, Denmark 0.14 1 N/A
45 Adenium Biotech ApS, Denmark 0.12 1 N/A
46 DHI Water and Environment, Denmark 0.12 2 N/A
47 LEO Pharma A/S, Denmark 0.10 2 N/A
48 Symphogen A/S, Denmark 0.09 1 N/A
49 Denmark Ministry of Health, Denmark 0.00 0.08 1 9,180.9%
49 Museum Mors, Denmark 0.06 0.08 1 36.6%
49 Museum Salling, Denmark 0.08 1 N/A
50 Copenhagen Business School (CBS), Denmark 0.06 0.08 9 17.3%
51 Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts (KADK), Denmark 0.06 0.08 1 18.7%
51 Ranger Biotechnologies A/S, Denmark 0.08 1 N/A
52 Regional Hospital West Jutland, Denmark 0.03 0.08 2 165.5%
53 Evosep Biosystems, Denmark 0.07 1 N/A
53 Vipergen ApS, Denmark 0.07 1 N/A
54 Sunred Pharma Consulting ApS, Denmark 0.06 1 N/A
55 Orphazyme ApS, Denmark 0.06 1 N/A
56 Research Center for Vitamins and Vaccines (CVIVA), Denmark 0.01 0.06 4 400.9%
57 Denmark Ministry of Defence (MoD), Denmark 0.07 0.06 1 -25.0%
57 Fur Museum, Denmark 0.12 0.06 1 -54.5%
57 Dansk Miljørådgivning A/S (DMR A/S), Denmark 0.06 1 N/A
58 Nordic Bioscience A/S, Denmark 0.21 0.05 1 -75.2%
59 Cysbio ApS, Denmark 0.50 0.05 1 -89.7%
60 Danish Epilepsy Centre, Denmark 0.06 0.05 1 -15.4%
60 KinaseDetect ApS, Denmark 0.05 1 N/A
61 OmicsDriven IVS, Denmark 0.05 1 N/A
61 Lundbeck Foundation Research Initiative on Brain Barriers and Drug Delivery (RIBBDD), Denmark 0.05 1 N/A
62 Clinical-Microbiomics A/S, Denmark 0.03 0.05 1 78.7%
63 ROMU, Denmark 0.05 2 N/A
64 University College Copenhagen, Denmark 0.04 2 N/A
65 InNovaSilva ApS, Denmark 0.03 1 N/A
66 Seaborg Technologies Aps, Denmark 0.03 1 N/A
67 Psychiatric Center Glostrup, Denmark 0.02 0.03 1 19.5%
68 Omiics ApS, Denmark 0.03 1 N/A
69 Silmeco ApS, Denmark 0.02 1 N/A
70 Viborg Regional Hospital, Denmark 0.02 2 N/A
71 Lillebaelt Hospital, Denmark 0.02 0.02 4 14.6%
72 Gubra Aps, Denmark 0.02 1 N/A
73 Hospital of Southern Jutland Aabenraa, Denmark 0.13 0.02 1 -86.7%
73 Cytoki Pharma ApS, Denmark 0.02 1 N/A
74 Copenhagen Academy for Medical Education and Simulation (CAMES), Denmark 0.01 1 N/A
75 Langelands Museum, Denmark 0.01 1 N/A
75 Jacob A. Riis Museum - Museum of Southwest Jutland, Denmark 0.01 1 N/A
76 InProTher ApS, Denmark 0.01 1 N/A
77 Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark 0.10 0.01 1 -93.3%
78 Hospital of South West Jutland, Denmark 0.02 0.01 1 -79.5%
79 Danish Diabetes Academy (DDA), Denmark 0.03 0.00 2 -83.7%
80 The Copenhagen General Population Study, Denmark 0.00 0.00 3 66.0%
81 Center for Neuropsychiatric Schizophrenia Research (CNSR), Denmark 0.00 0.00 1 19.5%
82 Denmark Ministry of Higher Education and Science, Denmark 0.01 0.00 7 -66.5%
83 Research Centre for Prevention and Health (RCPH), Denmark 0.01 0.00 1 -86.0%
84 Næstved-Slagelse-Ringsted Hospitals, Denmark 0.00 0.00 1 -88.4%

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.