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 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 253.73 300.27 851 14.1%
2 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 231.95 221.41 571 -8.0%
3 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 73.40 66.82 260 -12.2%
4 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 17.59 14.23 41 -22.0%
5 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 4.23 6.19 60 41.0%
6 Campus for Research Excellence and Technological Enterprise (CREATE), Singapore 2.37 2.75 32 12.2%
7 Singapore Ministry of Education, Singapore 1.57 1.13 17 -30.6%
8 National University Cancer Institute (NCIS), Singapore 1.03 1.06 38 -0.3%
9 Wilmar International Limited, Singapore 0.88 1 N/A
10 National Healthcare Group (NHG), Singapore 0.46 0.86 12 81.8%
11 Singapore Police Force, Singapore 0.65 2 N/A
12 National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS), Singapore 0.23 0.63 32 167.8%
13 National Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCID), Singapore 0.22 0.59 9 161.7%
14 Changi General Hospital, Singapore 0.58 3 N/A
15 National Environment Agency (NEA), Singapore 0.36 0.46 4 23.4%
16 Sembcorp Industries Ltd., Singapore 0.43 2 N/A
17 Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA), Singapore 0.20 0.36 6 73.2%
18 WinTech Nano-Technology Services Pte Ltd., Singapore 0.25 1 N/A
18 Raffles Institution (RI), Singapore 0.25 1 N/A
18 Nielsen Company (Singapore) Pte. Ltd., Singapore 0.25 1 N/A
19 DSO National Laboratories, Singapore 0.11 0.22 2 94.6%
20 National Skin Centre, Singapore 0.23 0.20 10 -16.2%
21 Singapore Management University (SMU), Singapore 0.36 0.17 1 -55.8%
21 Decatab Pte. Ltd., Singapore 0.17 1 N/A
22 Republic Polytechnic (RP), Singapore 0.16 2 N/A
23 IOM Singapore Pte. Ltd., Singapore 0.15 1 N/A
24 National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS), Singapore 0.03 0.13 2 355.1%
25 Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), Singapore 0.12 2 N/A
26 ConservationLinks Pvt Ltd., Singapore 0.11 1 N/A
26 Cordlife Group Limited, Singapore 0.11 2 N/A
27 Amplus Communication Pte Ltd., Singapore 0.08 2 N/A
28 Trabeya Pte. Ltd., Singapore 0.08 1 N/A
29 MiRXES Pte. Ltd., Singapore 0.07 1 N/A
30 Institute of Mental Health (IMH), Singapore 0.07 0.04 5 -49.1%
31 National Parks Board (NParks), Singapore 0.04 1 N/A
32 Khoo Teck Puat Hospital, Singapore 0.22 0.02 1 -90.8%
33 Singapore Gastric Cancer Consortium (SGCC), Singapore 0.00 1 N/A
34 Raffles Medical Group, Singapore 0.00 0.00 1 -42.0%

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.