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 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 923.94 927.26 2,569 -3.2%
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 647.66 638.05 1,687 -5.0%
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 561.57 526.26 1,841 -9.6%
4 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 394.26 401.14 1,073 -1.9%
5 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 343.84 398.64 1,034 11.8%
6 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 390.15 394.96 1,302 -2.4%
7 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 339.38 356.24 1,001 1.2%
8 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 314.15 343.33 931 5.4%
9 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 339.11 339.09 1,118 -3.6%
10 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 342.62 338.45 1,005 -4.8%
11 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 304.14 331.37 1,021 5.1%
12 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 320.19 315.87 991 -4.9%
13 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 317.97 315.58 757 -4.3%
14 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 301.04 307.72 864 -1.4%
15 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 286.98 293.44 899 -1.4%
16 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 287.39 293.38 928 -1.6%
17 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 261.02 275.69 763 1.8%
18 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 303.96 268.45 958 -14.8%
19 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 222.32 260.84 732 13.1%
20 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 238.09 252.21 732 2.1%
21 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 215.93 235.14 697 5.0%
22 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 200.57 227.29 609 9.3%
23 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 197.60 221.64 572 8.2%
24 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 227.20 218.93 704 -7.1%
25 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 230.70 216.17 574 -9.7%
26 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 214.52 214.59 664 -3.5%
27 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 236.08 209.27 620 -14.5%
28 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 192.48 202.12 639 1.3%
29 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 200.75 197.29 579 -5.2%
30 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 164.45 190.52 583 11.7%
31 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 146.61 177.77 519 16.9%
32 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 168.66 175.53 522 0.4%
33 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 162.19 171.90 884 2.2%
34 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 170.48 167.53 646 -5.2%
35 McGill University, Canada 161.37 161.48 584 -3.5%
36 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 145.73 160.31 520 6.1%
37 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 139.82 159.44 431 10.0%
38 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 157.10 159.15 570 -2.3%
39 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 142.81 156.03 479 5.4%
40 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 163.40 155.95 661 -8.0%
41 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 140.78 152.36 316 4.4%
42 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 162.63 149.61 458 -11.3%
43 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 137.33 134.69 505 -5.4%
44 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 117.25 134.27 427 10.4%
45 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 149.30 132.42 414 -14.5%
46 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 144.05 132.32 519 -11.4%
47 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 126.92 130.37 357 -0.9%
48 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 123.60 121.55 533 -5.2%
49 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 97.55 119.95 410 18.6%
50 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 119.60 119.40 269 -3.7%
51 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 93.61 118.80 369 22.4%
52 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 93.00 118.40 446 22.8%
53 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 139.00 117.04 629 -18.8%
54 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 107.02 112.44 546 1.3%
55 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 111.89 112.25 392 -3.3%
56 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 113.33 111.61 402 -5.0%
57 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 118.97 108.47 559 -12.1%
58 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 113.20 102.73 320 -12.5%
59 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), United States of America (USA) 84.68 101.62 462 15.7%
60 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 96.40 101.27 359 1.3%
61 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 93.80 100.78 295 3.6%
62 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 89.62 100.36 378 8.0%
63 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 105.66 97.02 349 -11.5%
64 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 86.95 95.42 340 5.8%
65 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 96.88 91.30 348 -9.1%
66 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 86.91 90.04 303 -0.1%
67 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 78.66 89.87 377 10.2%
68 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 82.42 87.75 359 2.7%
69 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 71.44 85.43 394 15.3%
70 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 88.05 84.28 278 -7.7%
71 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 93.60 84.17 244 -13.3%
72 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 62.26 83.12 333 28.7%
73 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 65.41 82.54 300 21.7%
74 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 78.96 82.36 292 0.6%
75 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 65.36 82.03 230 21.0%
76 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 72.67 79.49 269 5.5%
77 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 95.46 79.17 263 -20.0%
78 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), United States of America (USA) 86.04 78.07 309 -12.5%
79 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 74.45 76.52 329 -0.9%
80 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America (USA) 71.91 74.99 331 0.5%
81 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), United States of America (USA) 75.20 74.06 359 -5.0%
82 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 64.25 74.04 230 11.1%
83 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 64.18 72.62 340 9.1%
84 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), United States of America (USA) 74.38 72.60 200 -5.9%
85 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 63.15 71.47 394 9.1%
86 University of Waterloo, Canada 70.86 71.36 184 -2.9%
87 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 65.33 71.20 250 5.1%
88 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 73.63 68.89 267 -9.8%
89 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 63.55 66.57 194 1.0%
90 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 60.51 65.83 216 4.9%
91 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 61.63 64.79 259 1.4%
92 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 51.87 64.15 177 19.2%
93 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 44.04 63.80 189 39.7%
94 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 75.24 63.21 315 -19.0%
95 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 66.10 62.70 211 -8.5%
96 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 52.69 60.75 224 11.2%
97 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 57.90 60.60 219 0.9%
98 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 51.76 59.09 204 10.1%
99 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 42.07 59.04 192 35.3%
100 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 57.11 57.08 363 -3.6%
101 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 57.70 56.21 181 -6.1%
102 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), United States of America (USA) 48.08 55.12 302 10.5%
103 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 49.33 54.78 153 7.1%
104 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 43.80 54.46 249 19.9%
105 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 48.53 54.23 312 7.7%
106 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 63.57 54.17 227 -17.8%
107 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 35.78 52.35 175 41.1%
108 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), United States of America (USA) 46.91 51.61 203 6.1%
109 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 55.54 51.12 180 -11.3%
110 Oregon State University, United States of America (USA) 50.01 51.11 190 -1.5%
111 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 51.98 49.60 173 -8.0%
112 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 47.24 49.59 206 1.2%
113 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 40.97 47.01 110 10.6%
114 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 53.86 46.48 166 -16.8%
115 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), United States of America (USA) 42.95 46.41 175 4.2%
116 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 55.45 46.24 166 -19.6%
117 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 36.29 45.77 218 21.6%
118 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), United States of America (USA) 42.47 45.09 175 2.4%
119 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 41.72 44.44 125 2.7%
120 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 39.24 44.21 159 8.6%
121 Western University (UWO), Canada 53.02 43.79 122 -20.4%
122 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 40.91 42.96 156 1.3%
123 McMaster University, Canada 44.57 41.81 113 -9.6%
124 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 47.29 41.75 195 -14.9%
125 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 43.92 41.66 233 -8.5%
126 Northeastern University (NEU), United States of America (USA) 49.76 39.90 185 -22.7%
127 University of Missouri (Mizzou), United States of America (USA) 32.03 38.66 144 16.4%
128 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 42.91 38.17 141 -14.2%
129 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 37.24 38.14 126 -1.2%
130 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 45.74 37.45 158 -21.1%
131 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), United States of America (USA) 39.77 37.45 150 -9.2%
132 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 31.39 36.68 186 12.7%
133 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 43.65 35.50 134 -21.6%
134 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 28.86 34.21 118 14.3%
135 HHMI Janelia Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 46.31 34.10 92 -29.0%
136 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America (USA) 31.81 33.86 413 2.6%
137 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 23.24 33.01 78 37.0%
138 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 30.65 32.40 81 1.9%
139 Smithsonian Institution, United States of America (USA) 38.45 32.04 273 -19.6%
140 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 29.22 31.87 174 5.2%
141 Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America (USA) 39.44 31.85 140 -22.1%
142 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 25.92 30.86 191 14.8%
143 The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 34.97 30.43 147 -16.1%
144 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 31.31 30.07 87 -7.4%
145 University of Central Florida (UCF), United States of America (USA) 30.36 30.00 74 -4.7%
146 Wayne State University, United States of America (USA) 24.76 29.66 159 15.5%
147 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 22.83 29.63 108 25.1%
148 Queen's University, Canada 23.77 29.50 171 19.6%
149 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 44.27 29.35 134 -36.1%
150 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 36.93 29.12 137 -24.0%
151 Laval University (UL), Canada 33.57 29.09 141 -16.5%
152 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 43.62 28.46 110 -37.1%
153 West Virginia University (WVU), United States of America (USA) 22.64 28.32 87 20.6%
154 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 42.07 28.23 76 -35.3%
155 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA) 24.14 28.08 80 12.2%
156 Tulane University, United States of America (USA) 21.34 28.00 85 26.5%
157 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 26.99 27.26 170 -2.6%
158 Simons Foundation, United States of America (USA) 18.97 26.92 156 36.8%
159 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 51.00 26.74 82 -49.4%
160 Alphabet Inc., United States of America (USA) 20.71 26.61 80 23.9%
161 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 20.74 26.35 82 22.5%
162 University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), United States of America (USA) 23.00 25.66 76 7.6%
163 Drexel University, United States of America (USA) 33.07 25.46 106 -25.8%
164 Syracuse University, United States of America (USA) 17.33 25.14 103 39.9%
165 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 23.91 24.41 161 -1.6%
166 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA) 23.30 23.12 70 -4.3%
167 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States of America (USA) 25.44 23.03 72 -12.7%
168 Dalhousie University, Canada 28.10 23.02 100 -21.0%
169 Texas Tech University (TTU), United States of America (USA) 16.91 23.01 148 31.2%
170 Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Canada 22.98 22.98 87 -3.6%
171 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 20.13 22.85 105 9.4%
172 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America (USA) 23.72 22.36 57 -9.1%
173 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 19.02 22.13 73 12.2%
174 University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), United States of America (USA) 17.48 21.95 66 21.0%
175 The George Washington University (GW), United States of America (USA) 18.10 21.87 97 16.5%
176 Auburn University, United States of America (USA) 26.49 21.72 88 -20.9%
177 The Jackson Laboratory (JAX), United States of America (USA) 15.20 21.60 81 37.0%
178 Colorado School of Mines, United States of America (USA) 13.79 21.20 80 48.2%
179 The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States of America (USA) 22.95 21.01 65 -11.7%
180 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 16.66 20.95 68 21.2%
181 Utah State University (USU), United States of America (USA) 17.36 20.04 92 11.3%
182 Georgia State University (GSU), United States of America (USA) 17.81 19.50 66 5.5%
183 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 21.71 19.26 88 -14.5%
184 University of Manitoba, Canada 14.28 19.19 150 29.6%
185 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 10.81 19.04 44 69.9%
186 University of California, Merced (UC Merced), United States of America (USA) 10.82 19.04 63 69.6%
187 U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), United States of America (USA) 22.93 18.96 116 -20.3%
188 Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), United States of America (USA) 15.49 18.84 54 17.3%
189 The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA) 22.52 18.70 39 -20.0%
190 Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP), United States of America (USA) 19.51 18.45 74 -8.8%
191 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 17.67 18.40 65 0.4%
192 University of Louisville (UofL), United States of America (USA) 16.00 18.35 67 10.6%
193 The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), United States of America (USA) 6.53 18.17 60 168.1%
194 Florida International University (FIU), United States of America (USA) 20.10 17.94 131 -14.0%
195 University of Wyoming, United States of America (USA) 24.59 17.90 81 -29.8%
196 The University of Alabama (UA), United States of America (USA) 17.46 17.48 139 -3.5%
197 University of Arkansas (UARK), United States of America (USA) 18.60 17.30 59 -10.3%
198 University of Guelph, Canada 18.62 17.19 151 -11.0%
199 Lehigh University, United States of America (USA) 18.10 17.19 46 -8.4%
200 York University, Canada 13.75 16.75 165 17.5%
201 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 14.15 16.62 76 13.3%
202 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 24.71 16.62 113 -35.1%
203 Kent State University, United States of America (USA) 19.22 16.60 47 -16.7%
204 Stowers Institute for Medical Research, United States of America (USA) 14.83 16.54 31 7.5%
205 Montana State University, United States of America (USA) 14.93 16.43 94 6.1%
206 Georgetown University, United States of America (USA) 21.41 16.34 68 -26.4%
207 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 14.79 16.26 49 6.0%
208 Wake Forest University (WFU), United States of America (USA) 15.24 16.25 72 2.8%
209 University of Vermont (UVM), United States of America (USA) 21.74 16.08 62 -28.7%
210 Kansas State University (K-State), United States of America (USA) 19.74 16.08 114 -21.5%
211 Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), United States of America (USA) 12.20 15.80 90 24.9%
212 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), United States of America (USA) 14.58 15.65 117 3.5%
213 University of New Hampshire (UNH), United States of America (USA) 14.56 15.44 107 2.2%
214 University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), United States of America (USA) 13.04 15.33 105 13.3%
215 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), United States of America (USA) 10.19 15.22 47 44.0%
216 University of Montana (UMT), United States of America (USA) 11.15 15.04 53 30.1%
217 National Research Council (NRC), Canada 11.81 14.97 80 22.2%
218 Johnson & Johnson, United States of America (USA) 15.50 14.88 60 -7.4%
219 University of North Texas (UNT), United States of America (USA) 10.45 14.83 47 36.9%
220 George Mason University (GMU), United States of America (USA) 12.80 14.80 89 11.4%
221 University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), United States of America (USA) 9.59 14.80 131 48.7%
222 University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), United States of America (USA) 13.65 14.75 94 4.2%
223 Chan Zuckerberg Biohub (CZ Biohub), United States of America (USA) 8.59 14.73 160 65.2%
224 Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab), United States of America (USA) 19.51 14.68 131 -27.4%
225 Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 5.35 13.98 30 151.8%
226 Carleton University, Canada 7.63 13.76 136 74.0%
227 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), United States of America (USA) 23.94 13.74 40 -44.7%
228 University of Rhode Island (URI), United States of America (USA) 12.00 13.70 78 10.1%
229 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), United States of America (USA) 13.16 13.39 58 -1.9%
230 Amgen Inc., United States of America (USA) 12.62 13.30 50 1.6%
231 New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), United States of America (USA) 10.78 13.28 64 18.8%
232 The University of Toledo (UT), United States of America (USA) 10.34 12.95 30 20.8%
233 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 15.29 12.94 45 -18.4%
234 Augusta University, United States of America (USA) 10.87 12.85 45 13.9%
235 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 21.00 12.55 58 -42.4%
236 Van Andel Research Institute (VAI), United States of America (USA) 11.13 12.53 48 8.6%
237 San Diego State University (SDSU), United States of America (USA) 14.96 12.49 67 -19.5%
238 Concordia University, Canada 10.46 12.34 73 13.8%
239 University of Alabama in Huntsville (UAH), United States of America (USA) 7.42 12.19 65 58.3%
240 Allen Institute, United States of America (USA) 10.40 12.18 30 12.9%
241 Stevens Institute of Technology, United States of America (USA) 7.05 12.12 24 65.8%
242 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 8.89 11.98 47 30.0%
243 Saint Louis University (SLU), United States of America (USA) 14.80 11.88 62 -22.6%
244 University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), United States of America (USA) 12.80 11.84 83 -10.8%
245 Natural Resources Canada, Canada 8.19 11.80 52 38.9%
246 Baylor University, United States of America (USA) 13.27 11.65 97 -15.3%
247 National Institute of Scientific Research (INRS), Canada 13.75 11.61 78 -18.6%
248 North Dakota State University (NDSU), United States of America (USA) 8.26 11.57 21 35.1%
249 La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), United States of America (USA) 13.35 11.31 51 -18.3%
250 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA), United States of America (USA) 9.22 11.27 26 17.9%
251 The Wistar Institute, United States of America (USA) 13.00 11.19 49 -17.0%
252 Microsoft Corporation, United States of America (USA) 9.50 11.18 48 13.4%
253 Northern Arizona University (NAU), United States of America (USA) 10.95 11.13 56 -2.0%
254 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 8.74 11.12 114 22.6%
255 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 15.77 10.51 90 -35.7%
256 California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences (QB3), United States of America (USA) 11.92 10.51 77 -15.0%
257 Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech), United States of America (USA) 12.03 10.42 38 -16.5%
258 Miami University, United States of America (USA) 12.24 10.30 32 -18.9%
259 Gladstone Institutes, United States of America (USA) 11.94 10.29 65 -16.9%
260 Universities Space Research Association (USRA), United States of America (USA) 5.11 10.16 115 91.9%
261 University of Lethbridge, Canada 5.20 10.06 23 86.6%
262 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 12.88 9.82 119 -26.4%
263 California State University, Northridge (CSUN), United States of America (USA) 8.77 9.79 22 7.7%
264 Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., United States of America (USA) 8.87 9.64 60 4.8%
265 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), United States of America (USA) 13.40 9.60 46 -30.9%
266 Bruker Corporation, United States of America (USA) 5.96 9.59 53 55.1%
267 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 11.53 9.52 209 -20.4%
268 Polytechnique Montréal, Canada 11.13 9.48 54 -17.9%
269 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 11.18 9.24 206 -20.3%
270 Ohio University (Ohio), United States of America (USA) 8.63 9.15 43 2.3%
271 Marquette University, United States of America (USA) 11.96 9.14 37 -26.3%
272 Brigham Young University (BYU), United States of America (USA) 9.67 8.96 35 -10.7%
273 State University of New York at Binghamton (SUNY Binghamton), United States of America (USA) 10.08 8.91 26 -14.7%
274 Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), United States of America (USA) 3.36 8.84 35 153.5%
275 Exxon Mobil Corporation (ExxonMobil), United States of America (USA) 7.27 8.77 32 16.3%
276 University of Idaho, United States of America (USA) 15.04 8.69 49 -44.3%
277 The University of Maine (UMaine), United States of America (USA) 7.84 8.66 64 6.5%
278 Missouri University of Science and Technology (MST), United States of America (USA) 14.87 8.52 28 -44.8%
279 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.88 8.46 64 -17.4%
280 Florida Atlantic University (FAU), United States of America (USA) 5.00 8.45 42 62.9%
281 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 9.56 8.41 35 -15.1%
282 Eli Lilly and Company, United States of America (USA) 7.62 8.38 39 6.1%
283 State University of New York Upstate Medical University (SUNY Upstate Medical University), United States of America (USA) 7.72 8.27 39 3.3%
284 Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, United States of America (USA) 7.45 8.25 86 6.9%
285 State University of New York College at Buffalo (SUNY Buffalo State), United States of America (USA) 3.82 7.97 52 101.4%
286 The College of William & Mary (W&M), United States of America (USA) 11.44 7.83 41 -34.0%
287 Memorial University of Newfoundland (MUN), Canada 13.52 7.80 35 -44.3%
288 Seattle Children's Hospital, United States of America (USA) 10.42 7.78 63 -28.0%
289 University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC Charlotte), United States of America (USA) 3.34 7.73 23 123.3%
290 Oklahoma State University, United States of America (USA) 7.47 7.73 71 -0.2%
291 Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), United States of America (USA) 5.33 7.72 36 39.6%
292 Leidos Holdings, Inc., United States of America (USA) 7.19 7.62 97 2.1%
293 Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (TJNAF), United States of America (USA) 6.38 7.60 50 14.7%
294 Ludwig Cancer Research, United States of America (USA) 12.79 7.49 115 -43.6%
295 Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada 7.23 7.44 67 -0.8%
296 AbbVie Inc., United States of America (USA) 7.88 7.27 26 -11.1%
297 Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO), Canada 6.69 7.24 28 4.4%
298 Northern Illinois University (NIU), United States of America (USA) 7.14 7.23 69 -2.3%
299 Clarkson University, United States of America (USA) 11.41 7.15 15 -39.6%
300 University of Southern Mississippi (USM), United States of America (USA) 4.70 7.08 17 45.2%
301 Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT), United States of America (USA) 5.99 7.01 44 12.8%
302 Santa Fe Institute (SFI), United States of America (USA) 4.53 6.87 54 46.2%
303 Boise State University, United States of America (USA) 8.09 6.83 27 -18.6%
304 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico 5.46 6.83 79 20.6%
305 University of Puerto Rico (UPR), United States of America (USA) 7.73 6.72 97 -16.2%
306 University of South Dakota (USD), United States of America (USA) 3.17 6.63 17 101.7%
307 Southern Methodist University (SMU), United States of America (USA) 10.93 6.54 66 -42.3%
308 New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (NMT), United States of America (USA) 6.41 6.49 68 -2.3%
309 New Mexico State University (NMSU), United States of America (USA) 7.90 6.44 56 -21.3%
310 University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston), United States of America (USA) 6.64 6.43 29 -6.7%
311 University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell), United States of America (USA) 4.96 6.34 54 23.2%
312 Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, United States of America (USA) 4.59 6.30 22 32.3%
313 Northwell Health, United States of America (USA) 4.49 6.10 30 30.8%
314 Buck Institute for Research on Aging, United States of America (USA) 3.22 6.08 25 82.2%
315 Dow Inc., United States of America (USA) 6.38 6.03 28 -8.9%
316 National Science Foundation (NSF), United States of America (USA) 8.73 6.01 63 -33.6%
317 Joint Genome Institute (JGI), United States of America (USA) 5.95 5.94 38 -3.8%
318 Trent University, Canada 3.59 5.91 14 58.7%
319 Bowling Green State University (BGSU), United States of America (USA) 8.69 5.89 15 -34.6%
320 Canadian Light Source Inc., Canada 3.65 5.82 40 53.9%
321 Mississippi State University, United States of America (USA) 7.52 5.80 59 -25.7%
322 Portland State University (PSU), United States of America (USA) 4.98 5.79 22 12.1%
323 Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (SIU), United States of America (USA) 6.45 5.74 19 -14.3%
324 Wesleyan University, United States of America (USA) 4.89 5.68 22 12.0%
325 Western Michigan University (WMU), United States of America (USA) 4.94 5.56 15 8.5%
326 Brock University, Canada 7.02 5.56 17 -23.6%
327 Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), United States of America (USA) 4.80 5.43 31 9.1%
328 Old Dominion University (ODU), United States of America (USA) 6.17 5.36 59 -16.2%
329 National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), United States of America (USA) 4.04 5.33 13 27.3%
330 Biogen Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.04 5.26 16 25.7%
331 Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation (OMRF), United States of America (USA) 4.25 5.24 23 18.7%
332 MedStar Health, United States of America (USA) 3.41 5.21 38 47.5%
333 Children's National Health System, United States of America (USA) 2.43 5.09 22 101.7%
334 American Museum of Natural History (AMNH), United States of America (USA) 6.58 5.08 43 -25.5%
335 The Aerospace Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.74 5.03 21 77.0%
336 Rowan University, United States of America (USA) 4.27 4.98 18 12.4%
337 Bishop's University, Canada 2.91 4.90 8 62.2%
338 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 4.77 4.79 13 -3.2%
339 Alberta Health Services (AHS), Canada 6.91 4.77 40 -33.4%
340 SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University (SUNY Downstate), United States of America (USA) 2.58 4.77 19 78.1%
341 Oakland University, United States of America (USA) 3.04 4.74 17 50.3%
342 New York-Presbyterian Hospital, United States of America (USA) 4.00 4.68 70 12.8%
343 University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), United States of America (USA) 2.26 4.67 21 99.3%
344 Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.79 4.60 15 59.2%
345 Gilead Sciences, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.99 4.58 15 122.3%
346 Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), United States of America (USA) 5.73 4.57 22 -23.1%
347 University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL), United States of America (USA) 0.68 4.55 14 543.2%
348 Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU), Canada 4.33 4.46 13 -0.8%
349 University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), United States of America (USA) 6.93 4.45 23 -38.1%
350 University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (UMass Dartmouth), United States of America (USA) 2.80 4.40 15 51.2%
351 Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM), Canada 7.05 4.36 17 -40.4%
352 Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR), Canada 4.49 4.34 53 -6.8%
353 East Carolina University (ECU), United States of America (USA) 7.71 4.32 15 -46.0%
354 Albany Medical Center, United States of America (USA) 1.26 4.27 14 226.3%
355 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), United States of America (USA) 5.78 4.19 11 -30.0%
356 Waters Corporation, United States of America (USA) 4.11 4.13 12 -3.2%
357 Central Michigan University, United States of America (USA) 4.69 4.06 39 -16.6%
358 San Jose State University (SJSU), United States of America (USA) 2.39 3.99 51 61.1%
359 University of New Brunswick (UNB), Canada 2.78 3.95 18 37.0%
360 Clark University, United States of America (USA) 1.88 3.92 11 101.3%
361 University of North Dakota (UND), United States of America (USA) 3.95 3.90 44 -4.6%
362 Wright State University, United States of America (USA) 2.20 3.88 16 69.8%
363 The University of Memphis (U of M), United States of America (USA) 6.02 3.87 12 -38.0%
364 Loyola University Chicago (LUC), United States of America (USA) 7.78 3.87 21 -52.0%
365 Idaho National Laboratory (INL), United States of America (USA) 2.31 3.87 14 61.3%
366 Field Museum of Natural History, United States of America (USA) 3.54 3.86 21 5.0%
367 Florida Institute of Technology (Florida Tech), United States of America (USA) 5.26 3.84 103 -29.7%
368 Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE), United States of America (USA) 6.54 3.76 48 -44.6%
369 New York Genome Center (NYGC), United States of America (USA) 4.01 3.75 51 -9.8%
370 University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC), Canada 1.92 3.75 10 87.9%
371 University of Windsor (UWin), Canada 5.99 3.73 23 -40.0%
372 Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), United States of America (USA) 5.13 3.69 35 -30.7%
373 Montclair State University, United States of America (USA) 4.39 3.64 16 -20.0%
374 Planetary Science Institute (PSI), United States of America (USA) 3.51 3.61 37 -0.7%
375 Intel Corporation, United States of America (USA) 1.56 3.52 18 117.5%
376 Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), Canada 5.66 3.50 67 -40.5%
377 South Dakota State University, United States of America (USA) 1.70 3.49 11 98.1%
378 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 5.67 3.49 94 -40.6%
379 Kaiser Permanente, United States of America (USA) 1.67 3.46 44 99.7%
380 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 1.50 3.45 12 122.4%
381 Danaher Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.75 3.45 15 20.7%
382 Shriners Hospitals for Children, United States of America (USA) 2.42 3.43 33 36.6%
383 Rush University, United States of America (USA) 7.95 3.41 31 -58.6%
384 Western Washington University (WWU), United States of America (USA) 0.87 3.41 13 277.8%
385 Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 3.82 3.36 17 -15.1%
386 Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed), United States of America (USA) 1.92 3.31 25 66.8%
387 HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology, United States of America (USA) 1.11 3.31 23 187.2%
388 Ryerson University, Canada 2.09 3.30 9 52.7%
389 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU), United States of America (USA) 5.91 3.28 44 -46.5%
390 Villanova University, United States of America (USA) 1.31 3.26 19 139.6%
391 Science Systems and Applications, Inc. (SSAI), United States of America (USA) 3.37 3.26 28 -6.8%
392 University of North Carolina at Greensboro, United States of America (USA) 4.22 3.23 12 -26.2%
393 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), United States of America (USA) 1.98 3.22 14 56.7%
394 Colgate University, United States of America (USA) 1.61 3.18 12 90.3%
395 Idaho State University (ISU), United States of America (USA) 2.12 3.15 12 43.1%
396 New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), United States of America (USA) 7.33 3.13 22 -58.8%
397 Vir Biotechnology, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.44 3.11 9 588.4%
398 San Francisco State University (SF State), United States of America (USA) 3.02 3.11 49 -0.8%
399 Denali Therapeutics Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.12 3.10 6 167.7%
400 Reed College, United States of America (USA) 3.63 3.09 13 -17.8%
401 Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), United States of America (USA) 2.73 3.08 21 8.9%
402 Chapman University, United States of America (USA) 4.05 3.07 14 -26.8%
403 Catholic University of America (CUA), United States of America (USA) 3.76 3.07 87 -21.2%
404 NorthWest Research Associates, Inc. (NWRA), United States of America (USA) 0.51 3.06 42 478.3%
405 23andMe, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.72 3.06 16 8.5%
406 Cleveland State University, United States of America (USA) 0.89 2.98 10 223.2%
407 Emory Healthcare, United States of America (USA) 3.03 2.97 27 -5.2%
408 New York Medical College (NYMC), United States of America (USA) 2.15 2.89 10 29.9%
409 Moderna Therapeutics, Inc., United States of America (USA) 4.67 2.86 5 -41.0%
410 Indiana State University, United States of America (USA) 0.22 2.85 6 1,172.5%
411 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 2.25 2.83 15 21.7%
412 Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), United States of America (USA) 1.88 2.82 14 44.2%
413 Aerodyne Research, Inc. (ARI), United States of America (USA) 2.18 2.79 16 23.9%
414 Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH), Canada 1.64 2.75 18 61.8%
415 Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station (CAES), United States of America (USA) 0.57 2.74 12 365.1%
416 J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI), United States of America (USA) 4.18 2.73 20 -37.1%
417 University of Dayton, United States of America (USA) 0.78 2.73 11 236.0%
418 Environmental Defense Fund (EDF), United States of America (USA) 3.13 2.72 9 -16.0%
419 HP Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.25 2.72 5 16.5%
420 Nference Inc, United States of America (USA) 2.59 4 N/A
421 Altius Institute for Biomedical Sciences, United States of America (USA) 0.06 2.59 8 3,751.5%
422 Health Canada (HC-SC), Canada 3.62 2.59 9 -31.0%
423 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 2.56 2.57 20 -3.2%
424 Research Triangle Institute International (RTI International), United States of America (USA) 1.06 2.56 17 133.3%
425 University of Regina, Canada 4.07 2.55 17 -39.6%
426 California State University, Long Beach (CSULB), United States of America (USA) 5.64 2.53 35 -56.8%
427 Illinois State University, United States of America (USA) 3.30 2.51 5 -26.7%
428 Trinity University, United States of America (USA) 1.96 2.50 11 22.9%
429 Santa Clara University, United States of America (USA) 1.78 2.48 12 33.9%
430 Howard University, United States of America (USA) 3.67 2.45 66 -35.8%
431 Schlumberger Limited, United States of America (USA) 0.21 2.43 9 1,011.5%
432 University of San Francisco (USF), United States of America (USA) 1.54 2.43 12 52.1%
433 Corteva Agriscience, United States of America (USA) 2.00 2.42 9 16.6%
434 University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, United States of America (USA) 1.11 2.40 7 108.9%
435 Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute (SETI Institute), United States of America (USA) 3.10 2.39 23 -25.6%
436 University of South Alabama, United States of America (USA) 1.86 2.38 42 23.3%
437 Geisinger Health System (GHS), United States of America (USA) 3.47 2.37 13 -34.1%
438 Williams College, United States of America (USA) 1.83 2.36 13 24.3%
439 California State University, Los Angeles (CSULA), United States of America (USA) 1.52 2.32 19 47.3%
440 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, United States of America (USA) 2.29 2.31 13 -2.6%
441 Beam Therapeutics Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.08 2.30 4 2,564.2%
442 Central Washington University (CWU), United States of America (USA) 1.25 2.30 20 76.7%
443 Duquesne University, United States of America (USA) 1.61 2.29 21 37.7%
444 Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR), Canada 2.40 2.28 36 -8.6%
445 Université du Québec à Chicoutimi (UQAC), Canada 1.58 2.21 25 34.9%
446 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), United States of America (USA) 1.30 2.20 18 63.0%
447 Hydro-Québec, Canada 0.22 2.18 6 876.3%
448 Adroit Materials, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.56 2.17 6 277.4%
449 University of Havana (UH), Cuba 2.81 2.17 10 -25.6%
450 Kennedy Krieger Institute, United States of America (USA) 1.64 2.15 21 26.6%
451 Bowdoin College, United States of America (USA) 4.20 2.15 7 -50.7%
452 SRI International, United States of America (USA) 3.09 2.14 37 -33.1%
453 University of Costa Rica (UCR), Costa Rica 1.67 2.14 15 23.4%
454 Promega Corporation, United States of America (USA) 0.18 2.13 5 1,014.7%
455 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (USciences), United States of America (USA) 0.46 2.13 4 344.9%
456 Universal Display Corporation, United States of America (USA) 2.12 5 N/A
457 General Atomics, United States of America (USA) 2.26 2.12 9 -9.7%
458 The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen), United States of America (USA) 2.42 2.10 21 -16.6%
459 Lockheed Martin Corporation, United States of America (USA) 3.00 2.09 18 -32.7%
460 Facebook, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.29 2.09 4 55.8%
461 Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), United States of America (USA) 2.10 2.09 27 -4.3%
462 The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute (SKERI), United States of America (USA) 2.08 3 N/A
463 Wellesley College, United States of America (USA) 2.21 2.07 16 -9.7%
464 Hackensack Meridian Health, United States of America (USA) 0.71 2.07 9 180.6%
465 Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Canada 1.03 2.06 24 93.4%
466 University of San Diego, United States of America (USA) 3.76 2.06 4 -47.2%
467 The Nature Conservancy, United States of America (USA) 1.45 2.04 26 35.5%
468 Corning Incorporated, United States of America (USA) 1.50 2.04 7 31.0%
469 Illumina, Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.58 2.04 16 -23.8%
470 Texas Medical Center (TMC), United States of America (USA) 1.01 2.03 11 93.8%
471 GATS Inc., United States of America (USA) 2.94 2.02 7 -33.6%
472 Space Science Institute (SSI), United States of America (USA) 2.88 2.02 17 -32.3%
473 Woods Hole Research Center (WHRC), United States of America (USA) 0.70 2.01 16 177.8%
474 Salus University, United States of America (USA) 1.33 2.00 2 44.6%
474 Brandon University (BU), Canada 2.12 2.00 2 -8.8%
475 Ball State University (BSU), United States of America (USA) 2.05 1.99 4 -6.7%
476 U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), United States of America (USA) 0.40 1.98 7 377.6%
477 Scholar Rock, United States of America (USA) 1.95 2 N/A
478 XtalPi Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.95 4 N/A
479 California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, United States of America (USA) 0.48 1.95 8 294.1%
480 Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), United States of America (USA) 1.03 1.94 17 81.7%
481 National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), United States of America (USA) 2.56 1.93 14 -27.5%
482 Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 2.75 1.89 21 -33.6%
483 Intellectual Ventures Management, LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.88 2 N/A
484 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS), United States of America (USA) 1.22 1.87 7 48.2%
485 Resources for the Future (RFF), United States of America (USA) 1.83 1.86 7 -2.3%
486 HRL Laboratories LLC, United States of America (USA) 1.49 1.85 4 19.9%
487 Colorado College (CC), United States of America (USA) 0.30 1.85 8 492.0%
488 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 1.40 1.85 6 27.8%
489 Jacobs, United States of America (USA) 0.55 1.85 20 225.2%
490 Barnard College, United States of America (USA) 0.84 1.85 12 113.0%
491 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), United States of America (USA) 2.47 1.83 16 -28.8%
492 Honeywell International, Inc., United States of America (USA) 1.02 1.81 7 72.3%
493 Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, United States of America (USA) 0.70 1.80 9 147.9%
494 Texas State University - San Marcos, United States of America (USA) 2.77 1.79 40 -37.6%
495 California State University, Fullerton (CSUF), United States of America (USA) 0.82 1.78 16 109.3%
496 NanoString Technologies, Inc., United States of America (USA) 0.34 1.77 8 402.1%
497 Raytheon Company, United States of America (USA) 2.07 1.77 12 -17.7%
498 University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), United States of America (USA) 1.12 1.77 15 51.9%
499 Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory (RMBL), United States of America (USA) 1.14 1.73 11 45.7%

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.