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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 107.66 114.89 278 2.9%
2 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 7.89 5.23 60 -36.1%
3 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 4.64 4.08 32 -15.2%
4 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 4.15 2.40 11 -44.2%
5 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 4.07 1.90 20 -55.1%
6 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 2.05 1.85 9 -12.9%
7 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.70 1.56 13 116.7%
8 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 1.48 1.30 5 -14.8%
9 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.31 1.18 8 265.7%
10 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.40 0.92 7 123.5%
11 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 2.00 0.90 15 -56.4%
12 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.08 0.69 2 749.9%
13 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.27 0.36 9 28.7%
14 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.21 0.33 6 51.9%
15 Taif University, Saudi Arabia 0.27 4 N/A
16 Prince Mohammad bin Fahd University (PMU), Saudi Arabia 0.50 0.25 1 -51.8%
16 Saudi Geological Survey (SGS), Saudi Arabia 0.75 0.25 1 -67.9%
17 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.25 5 7,438.8%
18 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.10 0.24 3 134.4%
19 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.26 0.15 3 -44.8%
20 King Fahad Central Hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.12 2 231.5%
21 Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH), Saudi Arabia 0.11 1 N/A
22 Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Arabia 0.10 1 N/A
23 Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.08 1 335.8%
24 Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia 0.07 1 N/A
25 University of Tabuk (UT), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.05 7 -71.1%
26 Dhahran Eye Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
27 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.04 2 -18.4%
28 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.03 3 -35.1%
29 King Saud Medical City (KSMC), Saudi Arabia 0.12 0.03 1 -73.0%
29 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.03 1 N/A
30 Al-Jouf University, Saudi Arabia 0.03 1 N/A
31 Shaqra University, Saudi Arabia 0.05 0.03 1 -46.4%
32 King Khalid University (KKU), Saudi Arabia 0.03 1 N/A
33 Al-Noor Specialist Hospital, Saudi Arabia 0.02 1 N/A
34 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.20 0.01 3 -93.2%
35 Hawaz, Saudi Arabia 0.01 1 N/A
36 Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 0.00 1 N/A
37 Aldara Hospital and Medical Center, Saudi Arabia 0.00 0.00 1 25.4%
38 Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health, Saudi Arabia 0.04 0.00 1 -97.1%
39 Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group (HMG), Saudi Arabia 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.