2021 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 25.87 33.38 247 20.1%
2 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 28.69 28.76 154 -6.7%
3 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 16.67 17.99 105 0.5%
4 National Centre for Nuclear Research (NCBJ), Poland 10.18 6.04 145 -44.8%
5 Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (AMU), Poland 3.82 5.21 28 27.0%
6 University of Wrocław (UWr), Poland 4.42 4.51 32 -5.2%
7 Maria Curie-Skłodowska University (UMCS), Poland 2.83 3.47 7 13.9%
8 AGH University of Science and Technology (AGH UST), Poland 5.84 3.41 149 -45.6%
9 University of Silesia (US), Poland 3.57 3.27 15 -14.9%
10 Wrocław University of Science and Technology (WRUT), Poland 3.28 2.91 18 -17.4%
11 Warsaw University of Technology (WUT), Poland 2.30 2.25 76 -9.1%
12 Gdańsk University of Technology (GUT), Poland 1.24 1.92 8 43.8%
13 University of Lodz (UL), Poland 0.94 1.40 13 38.6%
14 University of Szczecin (USZ), Poland 2.14 1.18 6 -48.6%
15 University of Gdańsk (UG), Poland 0.52 1.17 10 109.5%
16 Pedagogical University of Krakow (UP), Poland 1.09 2 N/A
17 Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń (NCU), Poland 1.53 1.08 6 -34.4%
18 Copernicus Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, Poland 1.11 0.92 3 -23.2%
19 University of Zielona Góra (UZ), Poland 0.17 0.84 3 357.7%
20 University of Rzeszów, Poland 0.25 0.71 4 163.8%
21 Lodz University of Technology (TUL), Poland 0.12 0.69 5 430.7%
22 University of Białystok (UWB), Poland 0.35 0.63 9 67.2%
23 Maritime University of Szczecin (MUS), Poland 1.00 0.56 2 -48.0%
24 The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce (UJK), Poland 1.11 0.35 6 -70.8%
25 University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn (UWM), Poland 0.02 0.22 1 1,244.6%
26 Silesian University of Technology (SUT), Poland 0.21 1 N/A
27 Saule Technologies Ltd., Poland 0.20 1 N/A
28 Optidea, Poland 0.20 1 N/A
29 Saule Research Institute (SRI), Poland 0.18 1 N/A
30 Rzeszów University of Technology, Poland 0.07 0.11 1 44.8%
30 Medical University of Silesia (SUM), Poland 0.11 1 N/A
31 Poznan University of Technology (PUT), Poland 0.33 0.10 2 -70.3%
32 Polish Center for Technology Development (PORT), Poland 0.36 0.07 3 -82.7%
33 National Research Institute (PIB), Poland 0.07 0.05 2 -36.9%
34 Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland 0.09 0.03 1 -70.1%
34 Gabriel Murawski Private Observatory (SOTES), Poland 0.03 1 N/A
35 Pomeranian Medical University (PMU), Poland 0.01 1 N/A
36 Wroclaw Technology Park (WPT), Poland 0.01 1 N/A
37 KrioSystem Sp. z o.o, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Electronic Materials Technology (ITME), Poland 0.14 0.00 1 -98.2%
38 Institute of Aviation, Poland 0.36 0.00 1 -99.3%
38 Institute of Advanced Manufacturing Technology (IOS), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Ceramics and Building Materials (ICIMB), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Non-Ferrous Metals in Gliwice (IMN), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Stanislaw Staszic Institute for Ferrous Metallurgy (IMZ), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Welding, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Precision Mechanics (IMP), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Mechanised Construction and Rock Mining (IMBiGS), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Metal Forming Institute (INOP), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Foundry Research Institute (IOd), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres (IIMPiB), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Packaging Research Institute (COBRO), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Biopolymers and Chemical Fibres, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Leather Industry (IPS), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Wood Technology Institute (ITD), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Textile Research Institute, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Electron Technology (ITE), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Logistics and Warehousing (ILiM), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Innovative Technologies (EMAG), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Tele and Radio Research Institute (ITR), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Organisation and Management in Industry (ORGMASZ), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 New Chemical Syntheses Institute (INS), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Heavy Organic Synthesis "Blachownia" (ISCO), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Industrial Chemistry Research Institute (ICRI), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Industrial Organic Chemistry (IPO), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Medical Technology and Equipment (ITAM), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Poland Ministry of Economy, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Pharmaceutical Research Institute (PRI), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Maksymilian Pluta Institute of Applied Optics (INOS), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Industrial Institute of Agricultural Engineering (PIMR), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Automotive Industry Institute (PIMOT), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute for Sustainable Technologies (ITEE), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Rail Vehicles Institute (TABOR), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Industrial Research Institute for Automation and Measurements (PIAP), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Electrical Drives and Machines (KOMEL), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
38 Institute of Electrical Engineering (IEL), Poland 0.00 1 N/A
39 Andrzej Soltan Institute for Nuclear Research, Poland 0.00 1 N/A
40 Poznan University of Medical Sciences (PUMS), Poland 0.01 0.00 1 -94.7%
40 International Institute for Molecular Oncology (IIMO), Poland 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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.
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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.