Top 10 institutions in Cape Town

The leading institutions for high-quality science in Cape Town, ordered by fractional count (FC) in 2017. Also shown are the total number of articles (AC) in 2017, and the percentage change in FC 2015 –2017, adjusted to 2017 levels.

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RankInstitutionSectorFC 2017AC 2017Change in
adjusted FC
2015–2017 (%)
1University of Cape Town (UCT)academic9.35147-1.1%
2University of the Western Cape (UWC)academic1.4414-18.8%
3South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO)government1.071319.1%
4South African Medical Research Council (SAMRC)government0.5991885.9%
5ICGEB Cape Townnpo0.295325.6%
6SKA South Africagovernment0.275-27.6%
7Tygerberg Hospital, SUhealthcare0.203n/a
8CSIR Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observatory (SOCCO)government0.171-31.1%
9NRF iThemba Laboratory for Accelerator-Based Sciences (IThemba Labs)government0.152014.8%
10NRF SAEON Fynbos Nodegovernment0.151n/a