Top 20 institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences in Africa

The tables show leading institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in Earth and environmental sciences from 2015 to 2017. Also listed are institutions’ total number of Earth and environmental sciences articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2017) and the proportion of each institution’s FC in Earth and environmental sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2017 (% E&E 2015–2017).

RankInstitutionCountry/RegionFC
2015–2017
AC
2015–2017
% E&E
2015–2017
1University of Cape Town (UCT)South Africa10.974932.9%
2University of Johannesburg (UJ)South Africa6.433252.5%
3University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University)South Africa6.383720.3%
4Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South AfricaSouth Africa2.221055.6%
5Addis Ababa University (AAU)Ethiopia1.861364.6%
6South African National Space Agency (SANSA)South Africa1.785100.0%
7North-West University (NWU)South Africa1.70756.8%
8University of Pretoria (UP)South Africa1.381119.6%
9Rhodes University (RU)South Africa1.24830.7%
10University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN)South Africa1.16124.5%
11South African Weather Service (SAWS)South Africa0.875100.0%
12University of the Free State (UFS)South Africa0.83216.2%
13Assiut UniversityEgypt0.81549.9%
14Nambibia Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME)Namibia0.754100.0%
15National Research Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics (NRIAG)Egypt0.708100.0%
16International Centre for Medical Research in Franceville (CIRMF)Gabon0.67335.7%
17University of Zimbabwe (UZ)Zimbabwe0.67184.5%
18Stellenbosch University (SU)South Africa0.65122.2%
19University of GabèsTunisia0.64292.8%
20Makerere UniversityUganda0.64442.8%