Top 100 institutions by Lens score (input data)

Institutions ranked by normalized Lens influence metric. This divides an institution’s normalized aggregate third-party patent citation counts by its total number of resolved scholarly articles. Further details on the methodology can be found in 'A guide to the Nature Index'. For further information on the normalised Lens influence metric, see https://www.lens.org/lens/in4m.

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Rank Institution Country/Region Total resolved articles 1980–2015* Normalized aggregate citation counts by research disciplines Normalized lens influence metric
6 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Israel 33,500 268,847 8.03
14 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) United States of America (USA) 125,887 816,711 6.49
41 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 36,763 188,830 5.14
46 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea 18,921 95,748 5.06
62 University of Minnesota Twin Cities (UMTC) United States of America (USA) 140,137 682,399 4.87
63 Kyushu University Japan 71,856 349,592 4.87
64 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States of America (USA) 46,221 224,710 4.86
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States of America (USA) 118,504 1,123,863 9.48
13 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL) United States of America (USA) 91,686 621,476 6.78
16 University of Strasbourg France 38,727 231,101 5.97
25 University of Alabama System United States of America (USA) 77,404 429,054 5.54
27 Duke University United States of America (USA) 113,012 620,974 5.49
33 Harvard University United States of America (USA) 381,050 2,000,905 5.25
43 University of Pennsylvania (Penn) United States of America (USA) 153,072 782,487 5.11
8 University of California San Francisco (UCSF) United States of America (USA) 121,792 857,111 7.04
19 University of Utah (Utah) United States of America (USA) 68,076 391,232 5.75
44 Northwestern University (NU) United States of America (USA) 94,889 481,821 5.08
61 University of Basel (UB) Switzerland 44,589 218,588 4.90
10 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS United States of America (USA) 46,752 327,246 7.00
15 Yeshiva University (YU) United States of America (USA) 47,315 293,768 6.21
21 University of Geneva (UNIGE) Switzerland 56,676 318,902 5.63
30 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) United States of America (USA) 165,309 885,941 5.36
31 Osaka University Japan 110,335 589,589 5.34
47 University of Rochester (UR) United States of America (USA) 59,716 301,316 5.05
23 Hanyang University (HYU) South Korea 25,633 142,555 5.56
2 The Rockefeller University United States of America (USA) 22,301 344,143 15.43
29 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States of America (USA) 71,184 384,900 5.41
37 Vanderbilt University (VU) United States of America (USA) 72,010 373,080 5.18
38 Karolinska Institute (KI) Sweden 99,996 517,563 5.18
58 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU) United States of America (USA) 91,664 451,649 4.93
60 New York University (NYU) United States of America (USA) 83,830 411,165 4.90
17 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) United States of America (USA) 37,363 222,197 5.95
39 RIKEN Japan 42,847 221,158 5.16
34 University of Zurich (UZH) Switzerland 67,855 355,227 5.24
45 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) United States of America (USA) 144,871 735,172 5.07
52 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States of America (USA) 174,586 867,631 4.97
53 Kyoto University Japan 129,152 641,082 4.96
5 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center) United States of America (USA) 47,549 411,839 8.66
24 University of Southern California (USC) United States of America (USA) 84,636 470,586 5.56
28 University of Washington (UW) United States of America (USA) 160,090 875,549 5.47
4 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School) United States of America (USA) 24,186 210,435 8.70
1 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) United States of America (USA) 29,518 535,890 18.15
7 National Institutes of Health (NIH) United States of America (USA) 231,555 1,811,561 7.82
9 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 154,468 1,083,985 7.02
12 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) United States of America (USA) 65,014 444,864 6.84
20 Dartmouth College United States of America (USA) 30,641 173,835 5.67
35 Yale University United States of America (USA) 121,012 631,454 5.22
40 The University of Arizona (Arizona) United States of America (USA) 83,668 431,163 5.15
54 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Germany 87,839 435,934 4.96
56 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) Israel 73,661 364,399 4.95
11 Tufts University United States of America (USA) 43,175 300,232 6.95
42 University of California Irvine (UCI) United States of America (USA) 63,376 324,643 5.12
48 Cornell University United States of America (USA) 134,582 677,415 5.03
49 University of Massachusetts System United States of America (USA) 75,435 379,415 5.03
50 Leiden University Netherlands 68,853 345,999 5.03
51 University of Cambridge United Kingdom (UK) 148,901 745,897 5.01
55 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg) Germany 52,362 259,240 4.95
59 Emory University United States of America (USA) 69,123 339,108 4.91
36 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) United States of America (USA) 131,074 681,823 5.20
18 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) United States of America (USA) 61,311 355,431 5.80
32 Purdue University United States of America (USA) 74,900 399,285 5.33
22 Rice University United States of America (USA) 23,239 130,526 5.62
57 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) Switzerland 75,282 371,991 4.94
26 University of Dundee United Kingdom (UK) 26,464 146,576 5.54
74 Technical University of Munich (TUM) Germany 61,979 288,455 4.65
69 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU) United States of America (USA) 131,210 624,219 4.76
71 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) United States of America (USA) 33,287 157,995 4.75
75 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU) Germany 91,500 423,079 4.62
81 University of Würzburg Germany 43,555 199,418 4.58
91 Wake Forest University (WFU) United States of America (USA) 32,466 142,577 4.39
73 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder) United States of America (USA) 107,643 508,035 4.72
66 University of Virginia (UVA) United States of America (USA) 65,608 313,838 4.78
78 Imperial College London (ICL) United Kingdom (UK) 149,351 688,461 4.61
98 Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Denmark 32,041 137,126 4.28
88 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) Netherlands 36,062 159,495 4.42
68 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) United States of America (USA) 49,394 235,181 4.76
100 University College London (UCL) United Kingdom (UK) 99,427 414,749 4.17
77 Uppsala University (UU) Sweden 73,610 339,530 4.61
82 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 35,257 160,796 4.56
84 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin) Germany 89,052 403,270 4.53
94 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven) Belgium 90,570 393,788 4.35
80 Boston University (BU) United States of America (USA) 69,657 320,590 4.60
83 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) Germany 51,368 233,803 4.55
90 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB) United States of America (USA) 48,404 213,034 4.40
70 University of Michigan (U-M) United States of America (USA) 167,942 798,249 4.75
85 Keio University Japan 33,152 149,898 4.52
76 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Japan 56,199 259,453 4.62
79 University of Texas System United States of America (USA) 297,124 1,367,944 4.60
89 Utrecht University (UU) Netherlands 92,237 406,623 4.41
96 University of Oxford United Kingdom (UK) 154,726 665,316 4.30
67 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) United States of America (USA) 99,965 477,464 4.78
86 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) United States of America (USA) 112,785 507,586 4.50
92 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) United States of America (USA) 28,267 124,056 4.39
65 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) United States of America (USA) 104,164 504,350 4.84
72 Princeton University United States of America (USA) 59,181 280,791 4.74
93 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) United Kingdom (UK) 45,375 197,976 4.36
95 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) Japan 175,779 761,403 4.33
97 King's College London (KCL) United Kingdom (UK) 87,466 375,705 4.30
99 University of York United Kingdom (UK) 25,135 105,539 4.20
87 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) South Korea 7,849 34,926 4.45

Correction: A version of these tables that appeared in print incorrectly stated that the normalized Lens influence metric included total resolved articles from 1985 to 2015. The correct date range for those articles is 1980 to 2015.

Institutions listed appeared at least once in the top 100 research institutions according to either the 2015 Nature Index, Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), Thomson Innovation or the 2015/16 Leiden ranking systems. A few outliers were also included.

* Source: Clarivate analytics / InCites.

† Normalized Lens influence metric = normalized aggregate citation counts / total resolved articles.

For individual institutions included in university systems, see the University systems table.