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 for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 0.66 1.15 6 60.0%
2 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.43 0.54 9 14.6%
3 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.27 2 N/A
4 Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran 0.07 0.26 3 225.6%
5 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.15 0.22 3 29.1%
6 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.45 0.19 4 -61.6%
7 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.00 0.17 3 4,578.7%
8 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.13 0.12 9 -17.4%
9 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.09 1 N/A
10 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.05 0.08 5 50.3%
11 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.61 0.08 3 -88.2%
12 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.01 0.08 3 433.4%
13 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 0.08 2 N/A
14 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.07 0.07 1 -4.9%
15 Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.07 2 435.2%
16 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.10 0.07 3 -40.1%
17 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.10 0.04 3 -62.1%
18 Hamadan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.02 2 47.3%
19 Semnan University of Medical Sciences (SEMUMS), Iran 0.07 0.02 2 -70.3%
20 Specialized Immunology Laboratory of Dr. Shahrooei, Iran 0.03 0.02 2 -40.3%
21 Mazandaran University of Medical Sciences (MazUMS), Iran 0.02 0.02 3 -21.8%
22 Babol University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.02 0.02 2 -29.8%
23 Pardis Clinical and Genetics Laboratory, Iran 0.08 0.02 1 -79.6%
24 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.14 0.02 3 -89.3%
25 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 0.06 0.01 2 -77.7%
26 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.17 0.01 2 -93.0%
27 Arak University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.01 2 97.7%
28 Kurdistan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.01 2 -34.5%
29 Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.14 0.01 2 -94.2%
30 Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME), Iran 0.01 0.01 3 11.2%
31 Guilan University of Medical Sciences (GUMS), Iran 0.00 0.01 2 292.1%
32 Ahvaz Jundishapour University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.08 0.01 2 -93.0%
33 Qazvin University of Medical Sciences (QUMS), Iran 0.04 0.01 2 -87.1%
34 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.18 0.01 2 -97.4%
35 Ardabil University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.00 2 -15.4%
36 Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 0.00 2 -16.0%
37 Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences (SKUMS), Iran 0.00 2 N/A
38 Lorestan University of Medical Sciences (LUMS), Iran 0.01 0.00 1 -44.7%
39 Birjand University of Medical Sciences (BUMS), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 286.9%
39 Urmia University of Medical Science (UMSU), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 93.5%
40 Zahedan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (ZAUMS), Iran 0.00 0.00 2 253.2%
40 Rafsanjan University of Medical Sciences (RUMS), Iran 0.00 0.00 2 -38.5%
41 Maragheh University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.01 0.00 1 -44.7%
41 Kerman University of Medical Sciences (KMU), Iran 0.04 0.00 1 -92.6%
41 Golestan University of Medical Sciences (GOUMS), Iran 0.08 0.00 1 -96.2%
41 Iranian Academy of Medical Sciences (IAP), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
42 Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences (HUMS), Iran 0.18 0.00 2 -98.6%
43 Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.05 0.00 1 -95.6%
43 Fasa University of Medical Sciences (FUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
43 Urmia University, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
44 Shahroud University of Medical Sciences (SHMU), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 10.6%
44 Alborz University of Medical Sciences (ABZUMS), Iran 0.01 0.00 1 -78.6%
45 Chronic Diseases Research Center, Iran 0.00 0.00 1 19.5%
45 Bushehr University of Medical Sciences (BPUMS), Iran 0.02 0.00 1 -95.0%
46 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 -44.7%
46 Babol Noshirvani University of Technology (BNUT), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 -44.7%
46 Abadan School of Medical Sciences (AUMS), Iran 0.00 0.00 1 -44.7%
46 Qom University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 0.00 1 -44.7%
46 Milad General Hospital, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
46 Tehran Psychiatric Institute (TPI), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
46 Kashan University of Medical Sciences and Health Services (KAUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
46 Bank Melli Iran (BMI), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
46 Jahrom University of Medical Sciences (JUMS), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
47 Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN), Iran 0.00 1 N/A
47 Iranshahr University of Medical Sciences, Iran 0.00 1 N/A
48 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Iran 0.00 1 N/A

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.