2021 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 3.35 3.04 30 -17.7%
2 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 0.35 0.75 11 93.4%
3 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 0.11 0.37 5 194.9%
4 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 0.21 0.35 6 45.9%
5 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.13 0.31 6 124.3%
6 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 0.29 1 N/A
7 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.17 2 N/A
8 ANO Laboratory of Prehistory, Russia 0.11 1 N/A
8 Speleoclub Arabica, Russia 0.11 1 N/A
9 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 0.04 0.11 3 183.2%
10 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 0.32 0.07 3 -79.0%
11 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
12 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
13 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 0.05 4 N/A
14 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 0.05 1 N/A
15 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 0.05 0.04 3 -27.6%
16 Ice Age Museum, Russia 0.02 0.04 1 39.3%
17 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 0.03 1 265.8%
18 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.01 0.03 1 179.8%
19 Russian Quantum Center (RQC), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
20 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.03 2 N/A
21 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 0.02 0.03 1 49.6%
22 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
22 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
23 Federal Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology - Dmitry Rogachev, Russia 0.01 4 N/A
24 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 0.08 0.01 1 -90.5%
25 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.02 0.01 2 -46.4%
26 Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), Russia 0.01 1 N/A
27 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 0.01 0.00 1 -53.4%
28 Ufa Eye Research Institute, Russia 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
28 Russia Ministry of Health, Russia 0.01 0.00 1 -85.0%

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.