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 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 74.92 87.46 378 7.2%
2 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 30.55 38.14 219 14.7%
3 Lund University (LU), Sweden 26.51 34.49 154 19.5%
4 Stockholm University, Sweden 26.34 26.21 188 -8.6%
5 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 23.75 26.09 141 0.9%
6 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 10.75 15.56 98 32.9%
7 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 8.28 10.05 126 11.5%
8 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 5.84 9.78 42 53.8%
9 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 11.45 8.28 68 -33.6%
10 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 11.23 7.71 32 -37.0%
11 Skåne University Hospital (SUS), Sweden 1.40 3.28 52 114.6%
12 Linnaeus University (LNU), Sweden 1.30 1.71 5 20.6%
13 Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (RSAS), Sweden 0.65 1.01 8 43.3%
14 Swedish Museum of Natural History, Sweden 1.53 0.93 13 -44.5%
15 Örebro University, Sweden 0.58 0.88 11 39.9%
16 Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Sweden 0.40 0.66 3 48.9%
17 Stockholm County Council (SLL), Sweden 0.92 0.56 4 -44.1%
18 St. Erik Eye Hospital, Sweden 0.51 5 N/A
19 Stockholm School of Economics (SSE), Sweden 0.01 0.50 4 6,647.1%
20 Sprint Bioscience AB, Sweden 0.35 1 N/A
21 SARomics Biostructures AB, Sweden 0.30 2 N/A
22 Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI), Sweden 0.03 0.27 3 639.4%
23 Danderyd Hospital (DS), Sweden 0.02 0.19 4 842.5%
24 Malmö University, Sweden 0.18 2 N/A
25 Cartana AB, Sweden 0.02 0.17 3 796.1%
26 Mid Sweden University, Sweden 0.15 1 N/A
27 Communicable Disease Control, Sweden 0.15 2 N/A
27 Swedish National Institute of Public Health, Sweden 0.15 2 N/A
28 in2cure AB, Sweden 0.14 1 N/A
29 Region Västra Götaland, Sweden 0.12 5 N/A
30 Stockholm South General Hospital, Sweden 0.12 0.10 7 -18.6%
31 University of Skövde, Sweden 0.54 0.10 2 -82.7%
32 Pelago Bioscience AB, Sweden 0.05 0.10 1 83.7%
32 Vironova AB, Sweden 0.10 1 N/A
33 National Historical Museums (SHM), Sweden 0.09 3 N/A
34 Olink Proteomics, Sweden 0.02 0.08 1 374.6%
34 Stockholm Institute for Financial Research (SIFR), Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
34 Ratio Institute, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
34 Luleå University of Technology (LTU), Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
34 Biognos AB, Sweden 0.08 1 N/A
35 Diaprost AB, Sweden 0.07 1 N/A
35 Swedish National Veterinary Institute (SVA), Sweden 0.07 1 N/A
36 Institute for Futures Studies, Sweden 0.17 0.06 1 -65.5%
36 Research Institutes of Sweden (RISE), Sweden 0.17 0.06 1 -66.2%
37 Jönköping University (JU), Sweden 0.02 0.06 2 117.6%
38 Nordic Genetic Resource Center (NordGen), Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
38 Stockholm Gerontology Research Center, Sweden 0.06 1 N/A
39 Halmstad University (HH), Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
40 Malmö Museum, Sweden 0.05 2 N/A
41 Glactone Pharma AB, Sweden 0.05 1 N/A
42 DoubleStrand Bioinformatics, Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
43 Karlstad University (KAU), Sweden 0.04 1 N/A
44 Colzyx AB, Sweden 0.10 0.03 1 -75.8%
45 Ericsson, Sweden 0.05 0.03 1 -56.3%
46 Visby Hospital, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
47 Sydsvensk Archeology AB, Sweden 0.02 2 N/A
48 Capio St. Goran’s Hospital, Sweden 0.02 1 N/A
49 Ersta Hospital, Sweden 0.04 0.02 1 -46.1%
50 Codon Consulting AB, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
51 Västergötlands Museum, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
51 Jönköping County Museum, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
51 Upplands Museum, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
52 Ängelholm Hospital, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
53 Hässleholm Hospital, Sweden 0.01 1 N/A
54 Sweden Ministry of Education and Research, Sweden 0.00 1 N/A
55 Södertörn University, Sweden 0.00 1 N/A
56 Dalarna University (DU), Sweden 0.01 0.00 2 -74.2%
57 Norrbotten County Council (NLL), Sweden 0.00 0.00 1 19.5%

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.