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 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 19.63 20.86 127 -2.4%
2 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 4.05 5.61 43 27.0%
3 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 2.10 1.92 27 -16.2%
4 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 2.81 1.66 7 -45.6%
5 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 2.28 1.64 19 -34.1%
6 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.83 1.36 9 50.3%
7 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 1.83 0.98 10 -50.7%
8 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.72 0.97 24 24.1%
9 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 1.45 0.81 8 -48.2%
10 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 0.30 0.79 6 138.6%
11 Russia Ministry of Health, Russia 0.83 0.77 5 -13.8%
12 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 0.69 0.76 11 0.9%
13 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 0.10 0.73 4 554.0%
14 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.16 0.59 7 249.1%
15 3D Bioprinting Solutions, Russia 0.40 1 N/A
16 Baikal Seal Aquarium, Russia 0.33 1 N/A
17 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.02 0.30 2 1,233.7%
18 Federal Budget Institution of Science "Central Research Institute of Epidemiology" (CRIE), Russia 0.29 0.29 1 -8.1%
19 ANO Laboratory of Prehistory, Russia 0.26 2 N/A
20 Planta LLC, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
21 Gero LLC, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
22 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.14 0.20 4 29.4%
23 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.22 0.20 3 -18.1%
24 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 0.19 2 N/A
25 Penza State University, Russia 0.18 1 N/A
26 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.14 0.16 4 5.3%
27 Federal Center of Treatment and Rehabilitation, Russia 0.10 0.15 1 37.8%
28 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 0.08 0.15 4 65.9%
29 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 0.01 0.14 3 1,345.3%
30 International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), Russia 0.13 1 N/A
31 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 0.09 0.12 2 16.3%
32 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.11 1 N/A
33 National Medical Research Radiological Center (NMRRC), Russia 0.11 2 N/A
34 Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Russia 0.05 0.09 2 68.4%
35 Ice Age Museum, Russia 0.02 0.09 2 238.6%
36 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.18 0.08 2 -56.8%
37 Research Centre for Medical Genetics (RCMG), Russia 0.05 0.08 2 48.0%
38 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.72 0.08 5 -89.4%
39 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.01 0.08 3 704.0%
40 Federal Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology - Dmitry Rogachev, Russia 0.26 0.08 11 -71.5%
41 Aivok LLC, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
42 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 0.00 0.07 1 1,278.0%
42 Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
42 Rostov-on-Don Research Institute for Plague Control, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
42 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
43 State Scientific-Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine (PhBMRI), Russia 0.04 0.06 2 31.7%
44 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 0.08 0.06 1 -38.8%
44 Pskov State University, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
45 Land of the Leopard National Park, Russia 0.05 2 N/A
46 State Nature Reserve Stolby, Russia 0.05 2 N/A
47 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.05 0.05 3 -5.7%
48 Bioinformatics Institute, Russia 0.05 1 N/A
49 Altai Nature Reserve, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
50 Euromedservice, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
51 Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
51 Imtek Ltd., Russia 0.04 1 N/A
52 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 0.03 1 270.6%
53 Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
54 East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts (VSGIK), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
54 Sirius University of Science and Technology, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
55 Kivach State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
55 Pechoro-Ilych State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
56 JetBrains Research, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
57 Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Taimyrsky Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Sikhote-Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Named after K. G. Abramov, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Natural park «Kondinskie lakes» named after L.F. Stashkevich, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
57 Darwin Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
58 N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
59 State Research Institute of Genetics and Selection of Industrial Microorganisms (Genetika), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
60 Central Forest State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
60 Pinega Nature Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
60 FGBU Zapovednoye Priamurye, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
61 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
62 Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
63 FSBI "National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology", Russia 0.02 1 N/A
64 State Nature Reserve Olekminsky, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 FSBI United Administration of the Lazovsky State Reserve and National Park Zov Tigra, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 FSBI Zeya State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Nizhny Novogorod Regional Clinical Hospital, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Kenozersky National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Meshchyora National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Volzhsko-Kamsky National Nature Biosphere Rezerve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Kostomuksha Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
65 Tunguska Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
65 Federal State Enterprise Zapovednoe Podlemorye, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
66 Federal Center for Cerebrovascular Pathology and Stroke, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Amur Tiger Center, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Zov Tigra National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
67 Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
68 Veterinary Clinic Vetmaster, Russia 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
68 Veterinary Clinic Biocontrol, Russia 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
68 Veterinary Clinic Canine Heart, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Malaya Sosva State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Nurgush Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Vodlozersky National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Bashkiriya National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Kronotsky Federal Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Polistovsky Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 National Park Ugra, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 State Nature Reserve Privolzhskaya Lesostep, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 FSBI Prioksko-Terrasniy State Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Visimsky Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Voronezhsky Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
69 Shushensky Bor National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
70 Bashkir State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
71 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.01 0.01 2 -7.9%
72 N. N. Petrov Research Institute of Oncology, Russia 0.01 0.01 2 -19.7%
73 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 0.05 0.00 1 -91.4%
73 Surhanskiy State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Khvalynsky National Park, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Vishera Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Mari Chodra National Park, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Pasvik Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Astrakhan Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Kurils Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Zhiguli Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 The Central Chernozem State Biosphere Nature Reserve named after Professor V.V. Alyokhin, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Kerzhenets Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Kuznetsk Alatau Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 FGBU GPZ Kologrivskij Les name after M.G. Sinicin, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 State Nature Reserve Bolshaya Kokshaga, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Tigirekskiy Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Zapovednoe Pribajkalje (Bajkalo-Lensky State Nature Reserve, Pribajkalsky National Park), Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 State Nature Reserve Prisursky, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Nizhne-Svirsky State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 Kabardino-Balkarski Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
73 National Park Orlovskoe Polesie, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
74 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.01 0.00 1 -52.8%
75 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.04 0.00 1 -94.0%
75 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20 0.00 1 -98.9%
75 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Information-Analytical Centre for Protected Areas, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astafyev, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPBFTU), Russia 0.00 1 N/A
75 Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
76 Ufa Eye Research Institute, Russia 0.00 0.00 1 19.5%

Footnote

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