2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 26.45 26.27 91 -3.9%
2 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 20.01 13.89 84 -32.9%
3 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 10.48 5.79 25 -46.6%
4 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 6.22 5.23 30 -18.6%
5 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 3.41 4.19 51 18.9%
6 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 3.49 4.17 51 15.4%
7 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 2.76 3.54 48 24.2%
8 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 1.93 2.85 17 42.8%
9 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 1.65 2.38 21 39.7%
10 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 1.31 2.33 18 71.9%
11 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 4.08 2.11 12 -50.1%
12 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 0.97 1.83 13 82.3%
13 Equinor ASA, Norway 0.86 1.68 6 87.5%
14 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 2.62 1.63 12 -40.0%
15 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 1.12 1.44 13 24.1%
16 SINTEF, Norway 0.39 1.12 9 175.4%
17 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 1.53 1.06 5 -33.2%
18 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.52 0.86 4 59.8%
19 Institute for Energy Technology (IFE), Norway 0.67 1 N/A
20 Volcanic Basin Petroleum Research (VBPR), Norway 0.08 0.61 3 609.1%
21 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 3.96 0.54 15 -86.9%
22 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 0.93 0.50 1 -48.2%
23 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.17 0.45 6 150.3%
24 TGS, Norway 0.36 2 N/A
25 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.25 0.36 4 38.8%
26 Nofima AS, Norway 0.17 0.20 6 12.2%
27 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 0.00 0.19 2 6,354.2%
28 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.17 0.17 6 -5.6%
29 SINTEF Industry - Trondheim, Norway 0.10 0.17 1 61.2%
30 Nordland Research Institute, Norway 0.14 1 N/A
31 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.13 0.13 2 -3.3%
32 Schlumberger, Norway 0.13 2 N/A
33 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.13 0.12 1 -9.0%
34 Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway 0.11 1 N/A
35 PGS ASA, Norway 0.20 0.10 1 -51.7%
36 Oslo Centre for Interdisciplinary Environmental and Social Research (CIENS), Norway 0.06 1 N/A
37 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
37 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
37 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
37 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
37 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
37 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.17 0.06 5 -67.9%
38 COWI A/S, Norway 0.05 1 N/A
39 Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway 0.05 1 N/A
40 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.75 0.04 1 -94.4%
41 EAT, Norway 0.04 2 N/A
42 Norsk Elektro Optikk AS (NEO), Norway 0.03 1 N/A
43 Svalbard Integrated Arctic Earth Observing System (SIOS), Norway 0.04 0.02 1 -35.5%
43 Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate (NVE), Norway 0.08 0.02 1 -71.3%

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.