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 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic 23.89 27.96 128 7.5%
2 Charles University (CU), Czech Republic 6.73 5.89 58 -19.7%
3 Masaryk University (MU), Czech Republic 2.21 3.85 40 60.1%
4 Czech University of Life Sciences Prague (CULS), Czech Republic 1.70 1.61 11 -12.7%
5 Palacky University (PU), Czech Republic 2.23 1.32 13 -45.9%
6 University of South Bohemia, Czech Republic 2.41 1.27 17 -51.4%
7 Brno University of Technology (BUT), Czech Republic 0.47 1.24 27 141.7%
8 Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic 0.54 1.16 27 99.0%
9 University of Veterinary and Pharmaceutical Sciences Brno (VFU), Czech Republic 0.53 1.15 27 98.4%
10 University of Chemistry and Technology, Prague (UCT), Czech Republic 0.88 1.10 2 15.5%
11 Veterinary Research Institute in Brno (VRI), Czech Republic 0.48 1.03 25 98.0%
12 BIOPHARM, Research Institute of Biopharmacy and Veterinary Drugs, Czech Republic 0.36 1 N/A
13 University of Ostrava (OSU), Czech Republic 0.13 0.32 4 129.2%
14 Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU), Czech Republic 0.05 0.29 3 434.3%
15 National Museum, Czech Republic 0.10 0.14 1 34.7%
16 Crop Research Institute (CRI), Czech Republic 0.36 0.12 3 -69.9%
17 St. Anne's University Hospital Brno (FNUSA), Czech Republic 0.07 0.11 3 57.5%
18 GoodAI, Czech Republic 0.11 1 N/A
19 VŠB - Technical University of Ostrava (VŠB-TU Ostrava), Czech Republic 0.08 2 N/A
19 Silesian University in Opava (SLU), Czech Republic 0.08 2 N/A
20 Sotio, a.s., Czech Republic 0.00 0.06 1 1,155.5%
21 University of West Bohemia (UWB), Czech Republic 0.05 1 N/A
21 Institute of Animal Science Prague (IAS), Czech Republic 0.05 1 N/A
22 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Czech Republic 0.00 0.05 2 1,080.4%
23 Apigenex s.r.o., Czech Republic 0.05 1 N/A
24 Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion (IHBT), Czech Republic 0.01 1 N/A
25 Institute of Forest Ecosystem Research, Ltd. (IFER), Czech Republic 0.00 0.01 1 537.3%
26 General University Hospital in Prague, Czech Republic 0.06 0.01 1 -87.7%
26 Czech Geological Survey, Czech Republic 0.01 1 N/A
27 Institute for Clinical and Experimental Medicine (IKEM), Czech Republic 0.07 0.00 1 -97.2%
28 Thomayer Hospital (TN), Czech Republic 0.01 0.00 1 -92.5%

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.
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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.