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 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 18.72 22.05 91 13.9%
2 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 1.27 2.70 15 104.6%
3 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 3.03 1.01 5 -67.7%
4 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.57 0.84 5 43.6%
5 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.82 0.70 5 -17.5%
6 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 0.65 0.64 6 -4.0%
7 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 1.53 0.57 8 -63.7%
8 All-Russia Electrotechnical Institute (FGUP VEI), Russia 0.44 1 N/A
9 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.17 0.40 2 129.8%
10 Gazprom, Russia 0.38 1 N/A
11 Baikal Seal Aquarium, Russia 0.33 1 N/A
12 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.13 0.32 2 129.6%
13 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.21 1 N/A
14 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 0.38 0.20 2 -49.9%
15 Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, Russia 0.19 1 N/A
16 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
17 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.14 1 N/A
18 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.13 2 N/A
19 South Russian Regional Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects, Limited (CPPI - S Ltd.), Russia 0.13 1 N/A
20 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 0.00 0.13 1 3,235.9%
20 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 1.00 0.13 2 -87.9%
21 Speleoclub Arabica, Russia 0.11 1 N/A
22 Russian State Geological Prospecting University (MGRI-RSGPU), Russia 0.06 0.10 1 54.7%
23 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.06 0.08 1 28.9%
23 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.42 0.08 1 -80.7%
24 Northeast Science Station of Cherskii, Russia 0.01 0.07 1 866.9%
24 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.10 0.07 1 -37.5%
24 Association Maritime Heritage: Explore & Sustain (AMH), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
25 Land of the Leopard National Park, Russia 0.05 1 N/A
26 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 0.15 0.04 1 -73.5%
26 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
27 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.01 0.04 2 206.6%
28 Russia Ministry of Agriculture, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
29 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.08 0.03 1 -66.8%
30 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
31 State Nature Reserve Stolby, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
32 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
32 Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
33 Amur Tiger Center, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
33 Zov Tigra National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A

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.
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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.