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 University of Otago, New Zealand 14.94 13.80 70 -15.2%
2 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 8.39 7.75 49 -15.1%
3 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 1.77 4.01 29 108.3%
4 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 3.59 3.40 20 -13.0%
5 Malaghan Institute of Medical Research, New Zealand 0.42 2.50 13 450.9%
6 Massey University, New Zealand 2.59 2.08 23 -26.0%
7 AgResearch, New Zealand 1.43 1.22 18 -21.8%
8 Landcare Research, New Zealand 0.80 1.21 11 39.5%
9 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.19 1.17 15 -9.6%
10 University of Waikato, New Zealand 0.48 0.75 14 44.5%
11 Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand 0.40 1 N/A
12 Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, New Zealand 0.10 0.39 3 249.9%
13 Canterbury Museum, New Zealand 0.36 3 N/A
14 Callaghan Innovation, New Zealand 0.30 0.34 8 4.6%
15 Lincoln University, New Zealand 0.12 0.32 8 146.4%
16 Scion, New Zealand 0.14 0.31 7 110.8%
17 Cawthron Institute, New Zealand 0.31 2 N/A
18 GNS Science, New Zealand 0.06 0.22 1 221.5%
19 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 0.23 0.21 4 -17.3%
20 Auckland University of Technology (AUT), New Zealand 0.77 0.13 3 -84.0%
21 Hihi Conservation Charitable Trust, New Zealand 0.13 1 N/A
21 Sextant Technologies Ltd., New Zealand 0.13 1 N/A
22 New Zealand Brain Research Institute (NZBRI), New Zealand 0.09 0.09 3 -9.3%
23 New Zealand Blood Service, New Zealand 0.08 1 N/A
24 Genetic Health Services New Zealand, New Zealand 0.07 2 N/A
25 Ngātiwai Trust Board, New Zealand 0.06 1 N/A
26 New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand 0.05 3 N/A
27 Auckland City Hospital (ACH), New Zealand 0.06 0.04 2 -42.4%
28 Toha Foundry Limited, New Zealand 0.03 1 N/A
29 The Modelling House Ltd., New Zealand 0.03 1 N/A
30 McDonaldSporle Ltd., New Zealand 0.02 1 N/A
31 Auckland District Health Board (Auckland DHB), New Zealand 0.06 0.02 1 -73.5%
32 Biomatters, Ltd., New Zealand 0.02 1 N/A
33 Southern District Health Board (Southern DHB), New Zealand 0.14 0.01 1 -91.7%
34 Fern Research Foundation, New Zealand 0.01 1 N/A
35 Market Economics Ltd. (M.E), New Zealand 0.00 0.01 1 60.8%
35 Motu Economic and Public Policy Research, New Zealand 0.00 0.01 1 60.8%
36 Donvis Limited, New Zealand 0.16 0.00 1 -97.8%
37 Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB), New Zealand 0.01 0.00 2 -81.9%
38 The Wellington Hospital, New Zealand 0.06 0.00 1 -97.3%

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.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

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.