2021 tables: Institutions - life 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 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 14.35 27.60 57 76.7%
2 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 18.39 23.33 85 16.5%
3 University of Vienna, Austria 21.53 21.56 129 -8.0%
4 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 20.03 17.11 131 -21.5%
5 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 13.81 15.20 80 1.2%
6 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 6.14 8.72 34 30.5%
7 University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna (BOKU), Austria 6.17 5.42 26 -19.3%
8 University of Salzburg, Austria 2.89 5.22 16 65.6%
9 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 3.64 4.84 30 22.1%
10 Medical University of Graz (Med Uni Graz), Austria 4.61 4.21 31 -16.1%
11 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 3.17 4.16 22 20.8%
12 University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna (VUM), Austria 3.73 3.04 22 -25.1%
13 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 1.87 2.71 32 33.3%
14 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 0.22 1.80 8 651.6%
15 International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Austria 4.05 1.78 17 -59.7%
16 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 3.73 1.24 14 -69.5%
17 Austrian Centre of Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB), Austria 0.32 0.97 5 174.0%
18 St. Anna Children’s Hospital, Austria 0.25 0.86 5 220.4%
19 Paracelsus Medical University (PMU), Austria 0.56 0.83 11 37.6%
20 VRVis Zentrum für Virtual Reality und Visualisierung Forschungs-GmbH, Austria 0.25 1 N/A
20 Klinikum Klagenfurt am Wörthersee, Austria 0.25 1 N/A
21 Karl Landsteiner University of Health Sciences (KL), Austria 0.11 0.24 4 106.9%
22 Eucodis Bioscience GmbH, Austria 0.22 1 N/A
23 AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria 0.54 0.21 8 -63.5%
24 MED-EL GmbH, Austria 0.27 0.20 1 -32.4%
24 Know-Center GmbH, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
24 KML Vision GmbH, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
24 Anton Paar GmbH, Austria 0.20 1 N/A
25 Haus des Meeres - Aqua Terra Zoo, Austria 0.17 1 N/A
26 Attoquant Diagnostics GmbH, Austria 0.06 0.15 1 140.3%
27 International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Austria 0.09 0.15 2 57.3%
28 University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien (UAS Technikum Wien), Austria 0.30 0.14 16 -55.9%
29 Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU), Austria 0.24 0.12 5 -52.6%
30 ZuchtData EDV-Dienstleistungen GmbH, Austria 0.12 1 N/A
31 Gynmed Clinic, Austria 0.09 1 N/A
32 Oroboros Instruments GmbH, Austria 0.13 0.09 1 -35.2%
33 WasserCluster Lunz (WCL), Austria 0.63 0.08 1 -87.8%
33 Biological Station Lake Neusiedl, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
34 Kaiser Franz Josef Hospital, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
35 Agricultural Research and Education Centre Raumberg-Gumpenstein, Austria 0.08 1 N/A
36 Austrian Competence Center for Feed and Food Quality, Safety and Innovation (FFoQSI), Austria 0.07 1 N/A
37 University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (UASUA), Austria 0.07 1 N/A
37 Landesklinikum Waldviertel Zwettl, Austria 0.07 1 N/A
38 Austria Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BMLFUW), Austria 0.06 0.07 1 6.9%
38 Austria Federal Ministry of Health and Women's Affairs (BMGF), Austria 0.06 0.07 1 6.9%
39 X4 Pharmaceuticals, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
39 Apeiron Biologics AG, Austria 0.06 1 N/A
40 Central Institution for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), Austria 0.05 1 N/A
41 Kepler University Hospital, Austria 0.07 0.03 3 -55.3%
42 Schwarzach Hospital, Austria 0.03 1 N/A
43 Eulen- und Greifvogelstation Haringsee, Austria 0.03 1 N/A
44 Salzburg Cancer Research Institute (SCRI), Austria 0.00 0.03 2 8,374.7%
45 Environment Agency Austria (EAA), Austria 0.03 1 N/A
46 Wiener Krankenanstaltenverbund (KAV), Austria 0.03 1 N/A
47 Sigmund Freud University (SFU), Austria 0.02 0.03 2 40.3%
48 Center for Biomarker Research in Medicine (CBmed), Austria 0.10 0.02 2 -79.5%
49 Rudolfstiftung Hospital, Austria 0.09 0.02 1 -78.2%
50 Danube Private University (DPU), Austria 0.04 0.02 1 -43.5%
51 JLP Health GmbH, Austria 0.01 1 N/A
52 Ionicon Analytik GmbH, Austria 0.01 1 N/A
53 VAMED AG, Austria 0.01 1 N/A
54 Four Paws International, Austria 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
55 FH Campus Wien - University of Applied Sciences, Austria 0.03 0.01 1 -70.4%
56 Austrian Breast and Colorectal Cancer Study Group (ABCSG), Austria 0.00 1 N/A
56 Central European Cooperative Oncology Group (CECOG), Austria 0.00 1 N/A
57 Landesklinikum Neunkirchen, Austria 0.00 1 N/A
58 aks gesundheit GmbH, Austria 0.02 0.00 1 -90.7%

Footnote

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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.