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 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 59.02 71.46 166 11.2%
2 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 49.15 56.34 147 5.3%
3 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 45.72 37.87 130 -23.9%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 20.55 26.82 71 19.9%
5 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 14.04 12.57 46 -17.8%
6 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 8.88 10.16 39 5.1%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 13.72 9.90 42 -33.7%
8 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 5.66 5.68 33 -7.7%
9 Koç University (KU), Turkey 1.58 4.55 16 164.0%
10 Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), Israel 0.07 2.59 3 3,466.6%
11 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 1.55 2.40 29 42.1%
12 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 4.07 1.65 19 -62.8%
13 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 0.66 1.61 8 125.4%
14 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 0.38 1.29 7 208.0%
15 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 0.66 1.15 6 60.0%
16 Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar 0.78 0.92 13 9.2%
17 Clalit Health Care Services, Israel 0.05 0.77 10 1,289.0%
18 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.30 0.67 10 102.3%
19 Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel 0.87 0.67 5 -29.5%
20 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.13 0.63 6 355.0%
21 Bilkent University, Turkey 0.07 0.58 6 635.1%
22 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 1.37 0.57 16 -61.6%
23 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.50 0.57 3 5.1%
24 Tel-Hai College, Israel 0.35 0.56 2 44.1%
25 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.43 0.54 9 14.6%
26 Ariel University (AU), Israel 1.28 0.51 2 -63.2%
27 Bethlehem University, Palestinian territories 0.51 1 N/A
28 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.09 0.48 4 394.8%
29 Medipol University, Turkey 0.53 0.48 2 -16.4%
30 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.14 0.48 5 209.4%
31 Loewenstein Rehabilitation Hospital, Israel 0.46 1 N/A
32 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 0.99 0.45 10 -58.2%
33 Maccabi Health Services, Israel 0.35 0.45 3 17.1%
34 Zebra Medical Vision, Ltd,, Israel 0.44 1 N/A
35 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.40 8 115.9%
36 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 0.20 0.40 12 86.1%
37 Schneider Children's Medical Center of Isreal, Israel 0.29 0.39 6 22.4%
38 Israel Antiquities Authority, Israel 0.09 0.37 3 271.7%
39 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.19 0.34 3 69.5%
40 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.21 0.33 6 44.7%
41 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.16 0.30 2 68.5%
41 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.25 0.30 2 10.2%
42 Ankara University, Turkey 0.22 0.30 5 27.3%
43 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.16 0.29 3 -76.7%
44 Mersin University, Turkey 0.29 2 N/A
45 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.40 0.29 2 -33.0%
46 Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC), Qatar 0.04 0.29 7 520.2%
47 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.17 0.28 6 51.2%
48 Kocaeli University, Turkey 0.28 2 N/A
49 National Institute for Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering (NIBGE), Pakistan 0.19 0.28 5 33.5%
50 Pantheon Biosciences Ltd., Israel 0.27 1 N/A
51 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.27 2 N/A
52 Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran 0.07 0.26 3 225.6%
53 Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel (SPNI), Israel 0.25 1 N/A
53 Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto Institute of Science and Technology (SZABIST), Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
54 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.15 0.22 3 29.1%
55 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.21 2 N/A
56 KI Research Institute, Israel 0.21 1 N/A
56 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 0.21 2 N/A
57 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.42 0.20 8 -56.6%
58 BioLineRx Ltd., Israel 0.19 1 N/A
59 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.45 0.19 4 -61.6%
60 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.00 0.17 3 4,578.7%
61 Ruppin Academic Center, Israel 0.40 0.17 1 -61.7%
62 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.40 0.17 6 -61.4%
63 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.06 0.16 1 161.1%
63 Trakya University, Turkey 0.08 0.16 1 83.9%
64 Qatar University, Qatar 0.55 0.16 8 -73.5%
65 Abu Dhabi Health Services Company (SEHA), United Arab Emirates 0.04 0.16 3 232.6%
66 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.02 0.16 4 844.7%
67 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.32 0.16 5 -54.7%
68 Marmara University, Turkey 0.41 0.15 4 -65.5%
69 Istanbul Medeniyet University (IMU), Turkey 0.08 0.14 1 57.5%
69 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 0.20 0.14 1 -34.4%
70 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.14 3 N/A
71 Bahçeci Fertility, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
72 Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University (ACU), Turkey 0.13 4 N/A
73 Erbil Polytechnic University, Iraq 0.13 2 N/A
74 Free University of Tbilisi, Georgia 0.13 1 N/A
75 Mashhad University of Medical Sciences (MUMS), Iran 0.13 0.12 9 -17.4%
76 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.06 0.12 4 67.1%
77 King Fahad Central Hospital in Jizan, Saudi Arabia 0.03 0.12 2 215.8%
78 Arava Institute of Environmental Studies (AIES), Israel 0.11 1 N/A
79 Gilbert Israeli Neurofibromatosis Center, Israel 0.10 1 N/A
80 Barzilai Medical Center, Israel 0.10 2 N/A
81 Israel Nature and Parks Authority, Israel 0.10 1 N/A
81 German Jordanian University (GJU), Jordan 0.10 1 N/A
82 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.02 0.10 3 324.0%
83 International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), Lebanon 0.04 0.09 2 124.4%
84 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.09 1 N/A
85 Diyarbakır Memorial Hospital (DMH), Turkey 0.09 1 N/A
86 Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Azerbaijan 0.09 2 N/A
87 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.05 0.08 5 50.3%
88 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.08 0.08 1 -0.5%
88 Sidon Excavation, Lebanon 0.10 0.08 1 -23.4%
88 Institut Français du Proche-Orient (IFPI), Lebanon 0.08 1 N/A
89 Assuta Medical Center, Israel 0.03 0.08 2 204.8%
90 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.03 0.08 2 120.1%
91 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzAS), Uzbekistan 0.10 0.08 5 -21.1%
92 Aga Khan University (AKU), Pakistan 0.10 0.08 3 -23.5%
93 University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Iran 0.61 0.08 3 -88.2%
94 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.01 0.08 3 433.4%
95 Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman (SBUK), Iran 0.08 2 N/A
96 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 0.14 0.08 3 -48.6%
97 Security Forces Hospital (SFH), Saudi Arabia 0.02 0.08 1 315.2%
97 Bahcesehir University (BAU), Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
98 Children Hospital and Institute of Child Health, Multan, Pakistan 0.05 0.07 2 38.4%
99 Tel Aviv Medical Center (TAMC), Israel 0.04 0.07 1 50.9%
99 Shahid Chamran University of Ahvaz, Iran 0.07 0.07 1 -4.9%
100 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.07 2 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.