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 Oslo (UiO), Norway 34.80 30.75 140 -18.8%
2 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 14.40 13.73 87 -12.4%
3 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 10.87 11.44 80 -3.4%
4 Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), Norway 4.02 7.08 22 61.7%
5 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 6.25 2.88 19 -57.7%
6 Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA), Norway 1.26 2.13 13 55.1%
7 Norwegian Polar Institute, Norway 0.76 7 N/A
8 Bergen Hospital Trust, Norway 0.36 0.69 20 78.4%
9 Norwegian Veterinary Institute (NVI), Norway 0.28 0.64 6 109.9%
10 Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA), Norway 0.42 0.52 4 12.7%
11 Norway Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Norway 0.98 0.49 12 -53.7%
12 Simula Research Laboratory, Norway 0.14 0.40 1 157.2%
13 Østfold Hospital, Norway 0.03 0.19 3 491.9%
14 Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research (NIBIO), Norway 0.44 0.19 3 -60.6%
15 SINTEF, Norway 0.40 0.17 6 -60.4%
16 University of South-Eastern Norway (USN), Norway 0.17 1 N/A
17 Nord University (UiN), Norway 0.10 0.16 4 43.2%
18 Norwegian Research Centre AS (NORCE), Norway 0.55 0.12 5 -79.6%
19 Applied Petroleum Technology AS, Norway 0.12 1 N/A
20 Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH), Norway 0.92 0.11 11 -88.6%
21 Norway Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway 0.11 1 N/A
21 County Governor of Rogaland, Norway 0.11 1 N/A
22 Sunnaas Rehabilitation Hospital, Norway 0.02 0.10 4 460.5%
23 Helse Stavanger University Hospital, Norway 0.03 0.08 3 152.5%
24 Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL), Norway 0.00 0.08 3 8,124.8%
25 Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), Norway 0.05 0.08 4 31.1%
26 University of Stavanger (UiS), Norway 0.07 0.07 1 -1.6%
27 Vestre Viken Hospital Trust, Norway 0.09 0.06 2 -38.6%
28 Cancer Registry of Norway (CRN), Norway 0.05 0.06 2 -0.4%
29 National Institute of Occupational Health (STAMI), Norway 0.01 0.06 2 775.4%
30 Kristiania University College, Norway 0.00 0.05 3 940.8%
31 Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway 0.40 0.05 1 -89.6%
32 Rådgivende Biologer AS, Norway 0.25 0.04 1 -84.0%
33 EAT, Norway 0.04 2 N/A
34 Norwegian Geotechnical Institute (NGI), Norway 0.04 1 N/A
35 Norwegian School of Sport Sciences (NSSS), Norway 0.03 0.04 2 5.2%
36 CatoSenteret Rehabilitation Center Son, Norway 0.01 0.04 2 224.0%
37 Norsk Elektro Optikk AS (NEO), Norway 0.03 1 N/A
38 Jerstad Wild Management, Norway 0.03 1 N/A
39 Oslo Metropolitan University (OsloMet), Norway 0.12 0.03 3 -79.0%
40 Rainforest Foundation Norway, Norway 0.02 1 N/A
41 Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Norway 0.02 3 N/A
42 Diakonhjemmet Foundation, Norway 0.05 0.02 4 -65.8%
43 Telemark Hospital Skien, Norway 0.23 0.02 1 -93.9%
44 Lovisenberg Deacon Hospital, Norway 0.02 0.01 1 -62.2%
45 Norwegian Defence Research Establishment (FFI), Norway 0.08 0.01 1 -89.1%
46 Nord-Trøndelag Health Trust, Norway 0.04 0.01 2 -84.3%
47 Norwegian National Advisory Unit on Ageing and Health (Ageing and Health), Norway 0.01 0.01 1 -1.1%
47 Vestfold Hospital Trust, Norway 0.03 0.01 1 -82.8%
48 Bjørknes College, Norway 0.05 0.01 1 -88.9%
49 Nordland Hospital, Norway 0.01 1 N/A
50 University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Norway 0.02 0.00 2 -86.2%
50 Norway Ministry of Education and Research, Norway 0.05 0.00 2 -94.8%
50 Northern Research Institute (Norut), Norway 0.14 0.00 2 -98.0%
50 Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority (DSA), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Norwegian Mapping Authority, Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research (Bioforsk), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute (NFLI), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Nofima AS, Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Geological Survey of Norway (NGU), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
50 Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norway 0.00 2 N/A
51 Sørlandet Hospital HF, Norway 0.08 0.00 1 -98.6%
52 Center for Oral Health Services and Research, Mid-Norway (TkMidt), Norway 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.