Top 200 academic institutions in biomedical sciences

The table shows leading academic institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in biomedical sciences from 2015 to 2018. Also listed are institution's total number of biomedical science articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2018) and the proportion of each institution's FC in biomedical sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2018 (biomedical sciences %).

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionFC 2015-
2018
AC 2015-
2018
Biomedical sciences (%)
1Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)2,311.125,61571.9 %
2Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1,027.412,34842.8 %
3University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)United States of America (USA)754.281,92694.3 %
4Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)748.501,53357.3 %
5University of Pennsylvania (Penn)United States of America (USA)687.751,67660.4 %
6University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)680.751,79253.1 %
7University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)670.641,83240.1 %
8Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)666.861,53632.9 %
9University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)661.991,85039.1 %
10Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)622.681,51550.7 %
11University of Toronto (U of T)Canada613.141,48850.7 %
12Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)613.001,59767.0 %
13University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)590.671,38143.9 %
14Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)United States of America (USA)574.061,21372.9 %
15University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)552.661,36044.0 %
16University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)545.451,21435.1 %
17University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)518.581,38347.1 %
18Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)516.281,45349.6 %
19The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center)United States of America (USA)471.4896592.0 %
20Duke UniversityUnited States of America (USA)467.961,12760.8 %
21New York University (NYU)United States of America (USA)465.391,15670.9 %
22The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan457.231,13824.8 %
23University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)435.721,37157.5 %
24University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)United States of America (USA)415.241,04658.0 %
25Northwestern University (NU)United States of America (USA)408.6788534.2 %
26University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)United States of America (USA)401.7478140.8 %
27The University of Chicago (UChicago)United States of America (USA)366.6988846.4 %
28The Rockefeller UniversityUnited States of America (USA)356.0077094.9 %
29Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)United States of America (USA)335.8898796.0 %
30Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland330.6778122.4 %
31Vanderbilt University (VU)United States of America (USA)326.0185569.3 %
32Peking University (PKU)China324.0477625.5 %
33University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)United States of America (USA)324.0182160.1 %
34McGill UniversityCanada314.9184050.9 %
35The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterUnited States of America (USA)314.8791796.6 %
36Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)Israel296.5354442.5 %
37Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)287.8957228.9 %
38Tsinghua UniversityChina275.2267522.4 %
39Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)Germany269.6198436.8 %
40Kyoto UniversityJapan265.1069622.9 %
41University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)264.3370129.0 %
42Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)262.1489631.6 %
43Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHSUnited States of America (USA)261.0086097.1 %
44University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)260.3554627.0 %
45The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)260.0250223.8 %
46California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)259.9048325.0 %
47University of California, Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)259.1469140.6 %
48University of Zurich (UZH)Switzerland258.2176554.1 %
49The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)257.6277855.7 %
50Emory UniversityUnited States of America (USA)256.0269167.5 %
51Karolinska Institute (KI)Sweden247.1093292.9 %
52The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)245.2262942.2 %
53University of Southern California (USC)United States of America (USA)242.9969745.4 %
54University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark242.0781444.3 %
55University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School)United States of America (USA)231.3855395.6 %
56Osaka UniversityJapan221.9060729.6 %
57Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)220.4754040.7 %
58Fudan UniversityChina220.3664926.3 %
59Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardUnited States of America (USA)220.161,38093.5 %
60University of California, Irvine (UCI)United States of America (USA)210.1949234.6 %
61University of Utah (Utah)United States of America (USA)207.7954042.7 %
62Indiana University (IU)United States of America (USA)205.2857748.0 %
63The University of Queensland (UQ)Australia204.3059039.3 %
64The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)201.3848624.8 %
65Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein)United States of America (USA)201.3754693.4 %
66National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore201.0172723.8 %
67Zhejiang University (ZJU)China198.6250521.0 %
68Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)Israel193.0145642.4 %
69The University of British Columbia (UBC)Canada190.4952637.1 %
70Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)United States of America (USA)187.4047762.3 %
71University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz)United States of America (USA)185.3650387.7 %
72Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)Germany185.3572440.2 %
73Seoul National University (SNU)South Korea185.2547828.0 %
74The University of Manchester (UoM)United Kingdom (UK)185.0350529.9 %
75Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)United States of America (USA)184.6144391.4 %
76Boston University (BU)United States of America (USA)182.6561545.7 %
77Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland182.0446521.0 %
78Nanjing University (NJU)China182.0233415.1 %
79Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)China175.2157929.2 %
80King's College London (KCL)United Kingdom (UK)174.5472156.3 %
81University of Cincinnati (UC)United States of America (USA)173.2948268.7 %
82The University of Iowa (UI)United States of America (USA)168.1242253.0 %
83Utrecht University (UU)Netherlands166.1863134.5 %
84Texas A&M University (TAMU)United States of America (USA)163.2341126.9 %
85University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg)Germany161.9452647.4 %
86University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China159.3799319.4 %
87The University of Georgia (UGA)United States of America (USA)156.6334552.8 %
88Monash UniversityAustralia156.2955433.5 %
89Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)China154.5343527.1 %
90Wuhan University (WHU)China153.9429027.6 %
91University of Basel (UB)Switzerland152.2051944.2 %
92University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)149.3243132.8 %
93University of Virginia (UVA)United States of America (USA)149.0141050.8 %
94Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)Belgium147.9151934.5 %
95University of Montreal (UdeM)Canada146.6946653.9 %
96University of Geneva (UNIGE)Switzerland146.3842933.6 %
97The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia142.5575339.5 %
98University of Lausanne (UNIL)Switzerland139.3046769.0 %
99University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen)Germany138.0846046.3 %
100University of Bristol (UoB)United Kingdom (UK)135.1240025.3 %
101University of Rochester (UR)United States of America (USA)133.4334043.9 %
102University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)128.9128520.9 %
103Leiden UniversityNetherlands127.4047340.3 %
104Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)Germany127.0137143.7 %
105University of GöttingenGermany124.9242831.1 %
106University of Groningen (RUG)Netherlands124.4144031.0 %
107Tel Aviv University (TAU)Israel123.6338736.4 %
108Purdue UniversityUnited States of America (USA)123.5027020.9 %
109University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)United States of America (USA)122.0136689.8 %
110Technical University of Munich (TUM)Germany121.2555923.4 %
111Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea117.7027419.0 %
112University of Münster (WWU)Germany115.5937125.9 %
113Lund University (LU)Sweden115.2339033.0 %
114University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)United States of America (USA)114.1829745.0 %
115University of Bonn (Uni Bonn)Germany114.0743834.5 %
116University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)United States of America (USA)113.8835082.0 %
117Kyushu UniversityJapan112.3731929.1 %
118Brandeis UniversityUnited States of America (USA)111.6318264.4 %
119Hokkaido UniversityJapan110.7430424.1 %
120Nagoya UniversityJapan110.7032021.1 %
121University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom (UK)110.2240647.7 %
122Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)Netherlands107.9247341.2 %
123University of Miami (UM)United States of America (USA)107.7530552.9 %
124The University of Sydney (USYD)Australia107.3242137.3 %
125State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook)United States of America (USA)106.8530530.9 %
126University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China106.452869.5 %
127Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)United States of America (USA)105.6527294.4 %
128University of Cologne (UoC)Germany104.5139943.8 %
129Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore104.5125111.5 %
130Dartmouth CollegeUnited States of America (USA)103.3027752.0 %
131Soochow UniversityChina102.6622016.2 %
132Uppsala University (UU)Sweden102.4138328.8 %
133University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)United States of America (USA)101.2625816.4 %
134Tufts UniversityUnited States of America (USA)101.0226355.2 %
135University of California, Riverside (UCR)United States of America (USA)100.8922224.4 %
136University of HelsinkiFinland100.2641148.7 %
137Hunan University (HNU)China100.1415425.9 %
138Xiamen University (XMU)China99.4621318.6 %
139University of Alberta (U of A)Canada98.0527124.7 %
140Tohoku UniversityJapan97.8228214.5 %
141University of Hamburg (UHH)Germany97.5135932.3 %
142Aarhus University (AU)Denmark97.3332629.0 %
143University of WürzburgGermany95.6233322.4 %
144Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT)Israel94.4122824.4 %
145University of DundeeUnited Kingdom (UK)93.9525389.1 %
146Sichuan University (SCU)China93.0329018.5 %
147Charité - University Medicine BerlinGermany93.0048192.1 %
148University of Oslo (UiO)Norway92.7936041.0 %
149Michigan State University (MSU)United States of America (USA)91.7325831.2 %
150Brown UniversityUnited States of America (USA)90.5625628.4 %
151University of Connecticut (UConn)United States of America (USA)90.2224138.5 %
152Stanford MedicineUnited States of America (USA)88.9541694.7 %
153University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia88.8738320.0 %
154Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)China88.7528921.6 %
155University of Calgary (U of C)Canada87.8722142.9 %
156Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea87.7823825.1 %
157The University of Arizona (Arizona)United States of America (USA)87.5325722.9 %
158Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)86.6734856.0 %
159University of Ottawa (uOttawa)Canada85.0622437.2 %
160Nankai University (NKU)China84.9020514.9 %
161Keio UniversityJapan84.6826135.1 %
162Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)Netherlands84.4144094.3 %
163University of Birmingham (UB)United Kingdom (UK)84.0231541.2 %
164University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States of America (USA)82.1019211.4 %
165Shandong University (SDU)China80.9718622.7 %
166University of BernSwitzerland80.7929929.8 %
167Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC)China80.5729165.7 %
168Shandong Normal University (SDNU)China80.1010144.6 %
169The University of Hong Kong (HKU)China79.9023931.3 %
170University of Gothenburg (GU)Sweden79.6826457.6 %
171Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)United Kingdom (UK)78.6633541.9 %
172University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)United States of America (USA)78.2716523.3 %
173Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)United States of America (USA)78.1723113.6 %
174Temple UniversityUnited States of America (USA)78.0623645.3 %
175VU University AmsterdamNetherlands77.8432547.4 %
176The University of Kansas (KU)United States of America (USA)77.8124740.5 %
177The University of SheffieldUnited Kingdom (UK)77.1424028.8 %
178Arizona State University (ASU)United States of America (USA)76.1019519.1 %
179University of Kentucky (UK)United States of America (USA)75.9919652.8 %
180Thomas Jefferson University (TJU)United States of America (USA)75.7620998.3 %
181University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU)Germany74.9928621.1 %
182Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China74.9816318.8 %
183Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden)Germany74.5633622.6 %
184East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)China74.2913220.0 %
185University of Amsterdam (UvA)Netherlands73.5539828.9 %
186The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)China73.4219330.7 %
187Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab)Sweden72.9434677.9 %
188University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB)United States of America (USA)72.7518633.9 %
189University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC)United States of America (USA)71.9020828.1 %
190Wayne State University (WSU)United States of America (USA)70.8518444.7 %
191Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU)Germany70.4627153.8 %
192Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)United States of America (USA)70.0117594.5 %
193Cardiff UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)69.1029542.4 %
194National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan68.7821519.3 %
195Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)United States of America (USA)68.7419055.8 %
196Johns Hopkins Medicine (JHM), JHUUnited States of America (USA)67.9734395.9 %
197University of LeedsUnited Kingdom (UK)67.8420223.3 %
198Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU)Germany67.0726119.3 %
199Western University (UWO)Canada67.0118537.9 %
200University of Oregon (UO)United States of America (USA)66.4913030.0 %