Top 200 institutions in biomedical sciences

The table shows leading 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)2,312.655,61971.9 %
2National Institutes of Health (NIH)United States of America (USA)1,332.543,13591.0 %
3Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China1,034.322,53417.5 %
4Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)1,027.412,34842.8 %
5Max Planck SocietyGermany991.322,65435.0 %
6University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)United States of America (USA)754.281,92694.3 %
7Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)748.501,53357.3 %
8University of Pennsylvania (Penn)United States of America (USA)687.751,67660.4 %
9University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)680.751,79253.1 %
10University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)670.641,83240.1 %
11Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)666.861,53632.9 %
12University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)661.991,85039.1 %
13Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)622.681,51550.7 %
14University of Toronto (U of T)Canada613.141,48850.7 %
15Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)613.001,59767.0 %
16University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)590.671,38143.9 %
17Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)United States of America (USA)574.061,21372.9 %
18University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)552.661,36044.0 %
19University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)545.451,21435.1 %
20University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)518.581,38347.1 %
21Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)516.281,45349.6 %
22The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center)United States of America (USA)471.4896592.0 %
23Duke UniversityUnited States of America (USA)467.961,12760.8 %
24New York University (NYU)United States of America (USA)465.391,15670.9 %
25The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan457.231,13824.8 %
26University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)435.721,37157.5 %
27University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)United States of America (USA)415.241,04658.0 %
28Northwestern University (NU)United States of America (USA)408.6788534.2 %
29Scripps ResearchUnited States of America (USA)403.6785971.4 %
30University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)United States of America (USA)401.7478140.8 %
31The University of Chicago (UChicago)United States of America (USA)366.6988846.4 %
32The Rockefeller UniversityUnited States of America (USA)356.0077094.9 %
33Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC)United States of America (USA)346.9190095.1 %
34Helmholtz Association of German Research CentresGermany346.271,67318.9 %
35Baylor College of Medicine (BCM)United States of America (USA)335.8898796.0 %
36Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland330.6778122.4 %
37Vanderbilt University (VU)United States of America (USA)326.0185569.3 %
38Peking University (PKU)China324.0477625.5 %
39University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)United States of America (USA)324.0182160.1 %
40McGill UniversityCanada314.9184050.9 %
41The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterUnited States of America (USA)314.8791796.6 %
42Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)Israel296.5354442.5 %
43Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)287.8957228.9 %
44Tsinghua UniversityChina275.2267522.4 %
45Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)Germany269.6198436.8 %
46Kyoto UniversityJapan265.1069622.9 %
47University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)264.3370129.0 %
48Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS)United States of America (USA)262.5886797.1 %
49Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)262.1489631.6 %
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)260.3554627.0 %
51The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)260.0250223.8 %
52California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)259.9048325.0 %
53University of California, Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)259.1469140.6 %
54University of Zurich (UZH)Switzerland258.2176554.1 %
55The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)257.6277855.7 %
56Emory UniversityUnited States of America (USA)256.0269167.5 %
57Karolinska Institute (KI)Sweden247.1093292.9 %
58The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)245.2262942.2 %
59University of Southern California (USC)United States of America (USA)242.9969745.4 %
60University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark242.0781444.3 %
61University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School)United States of America (USA)231.3855395.6 %
62RIKENJapan226.9777840.3 %
63Osaka UniversityJapan221.9060729.6 %
64Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)220.4754040.7 %
65Fudan UniversityChina220.3664926.3 %
66Broad Institute of MIT and HarvardUnited States of America (USA)220.161,38093.5 %
67University of California, Irvine (UCI)United States of America (USA)210.1949234.6 %
68University of Utah (Utah)United States of America (USA)207.7954042.7 %
69The Francis Crick InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)207.4554196.1 %
70Indiana University (IU)United States of America (USA)205.2857748.0 %
71Medical Research Council (MRC)United Kingdom (UK)204.6346994.6 %
72The University of Queensland (UQ)Australia204.3059039.3 %
73The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)201.3848624.8 %
74Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein)United States of America (USA)201.3754693.4 %
75National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore201.0172723.8 %
76Zhejiang University (ZJU)China198.6250521.0 %
77Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)Israel193.0145642.4 %
78The University of British Columbia (UBC)Canada190.4952637.1 %
79Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)United States of America (USA)187.4047762.3 %
80University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz)United States of America (USA)185.3650387.7 %
81Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg)Germany185.3572440.2 %
82Leibniz AssociationGermany185.2767524.1 %
83Seoul National University (SNU)South Korea185.2547828.0 %
84The University of Manchester (UoM)United Kingdom (UK)185.0350529.9 %
85Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)United States of America (USA)184.6144391.4 %
86Boston University (BU)United States of America (USA)182.6561545.7 %
87Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland182.0446521.0 %
88Nanjing University (NJU)China182.0233415.1 %
89Mayo ClinicUnited States of America (USA)179.2858296.9 %
90Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)China175.2157929.2 %
91King's College London (KCL)United Kingdom (UK)174.5472156.3 %
92University of Cincinnati (UC)United States of America (USA)173.2948268.7 %
93The University of Iowa (UI)United States of America (USA)168.1242253.0 %
94Utrecht University (UU)Netherlands166.1863134.5 %
95Texas A&M University (TAMU)United States of America (USA)163.2341126.9 %
96University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg)Germany161.9452647.4 %
97St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude)United States of America (USA)161.8739195.8 %
98Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk)United States of America (USA)160.0937096.6 %
99University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China159.3799319.4 %
100People's Liberation Army (PLA)China158.3057372.3 %
101European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL)Germany157.0460290.1 %
102F. Hoffmann-La Roche AGSwitzerland156.8435878.7 %
103The University of Georgia (UGA)United States of America (USA)156.6334552.8 %
104Monash UniversityAustralia156.2955433.5 %
105Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)China154.5343527.1 %
106HHMI Janelia Farm Research CampusUnited States of America (USA)154.0834790.6 %
107Wuhan University (WHU)China153.9429027.6 %
108Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS)Italy153.7975491.3 %
109University of Basel (UB)Switzerland152.2051944.2 %
110University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)149.3243132.8 %
111University of Virginia (UVA)United States of America (USA)149.0141050.8 %
112Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)Belgium148.6151934.6 %
113University of Montreal (UdeM)Canada146.6946653.9 %
114University of Geneva (UNIGE)Switzerland146.3842933.6 %
115The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia142.5575339.5 %
116Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR)Singapore141.5754045.6 %
117University of Lausanne (UNIL)Switzerland139.3046769.0 %
118University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen)Germany138.0846046.3 %
119University of Bristol (UoB)United Kingdom (UK)135.1240025.3 %
120University of Rochester (UR)United States of America (USA)133.4334043.9 %
121University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)128.9128520.9 %
122Leiden UniversityNetherlands127.4047340.3 %
123Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)Germany127.0137143.7 %
124University of GöttingenGermany124.9242831.1 %
125University of Groningen (RUG)Netherlands124.4144031.0 %
126Tel Aviv University (TAU)Israel123.6338736.4 %
127Purdue UniversityUnited States of America (USA)123.5027020.9 %
128University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)United States of America (USA)122.0136689.8 %
129Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC)United States of America (USA)121.8543596.1 %
130Academia SinicaTaiwan121.8131842.0 %
131Technical University of Munich (TUM)Germany121.2555923.4 %
132Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain119.0742724.8 %
133Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea117.7027419.0 %
134University of Münster (WWU)Germany115.5937125.9 %
135Lund University (LU)Sweden115.2339033.0 %
136Wellcome Trust Sanger InstituteUnited Kingdom (UK)114.7864395.9 %
137The University of Sydney (USYD)Australia114.5543138.7 %
138University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC)United States of America (USA)114.1829745.0 %
139University of Bonn (Uni Bonn)Germany114.0743834.5 %
140University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)United States of America (USA)113.8835082.0 %
141Kyushu UniversityJapan112.3731929.1 %
142Brandeis UniversityUnited States of America (USA)111.6318264.4 %
143Hokkaido UniversityJapan110.7430424.1 %
144Nagoya UniversityJapan110.7032021.1 %
145University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom (UK)110.2240647.7 %
146Radboud University Nijmegen (RU)Netherlands107.9247341.2 %
147University of Miami (UM)United States of America (USA)107.7530552.9 %
148U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States of America (USA)107.151,07896.6 %
149State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook)United States of America (USA)106.8530530.9 %
150University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China106.452869.5 %
151Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST)Spain105.7741424.7 %
152Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL)United States of America (USA)105.6527294.4 %
153Novartis International AGSwitzerland104.6926880.5 %
154University of Cologne (UoC)Germany104.5139943.8 %
155Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore104.5125111.5 %
156Cleveland ClinicUnited States of America (USA)103.8731796.7 %
157Dartmouth CollegeUnited States of America (USA)103.3027752.0 %
158Soochow UniversityChina102.6622016.2 %
159Uppsala University (UU)Sweden102.4138328.8 %
160University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)United States of America (USA)101.2625816.4 %
161Tufts UniversityUnited States of America (USA)101.0226355.2 %
162University of California, Riverside (UCR)United States of America (USA)100.8922224.4 %
163University of HelsinkiFinland100.2641148.7 %
164Hunan University (HNU)China100.1415425.9 %
165Xiamen University (XMU)China99.4621318.6 %
166University of Alberta (U of A)Canada98.0527124.7 %
167Tohoku UniversityJapan97.8228214.5 %
168University of Hamburg (UHH)Germany97.5135932.3 %
169Aarhus University (AU)Denmark97.3332629.0 %
170University of WürzburgGermany95.6233322.4 %
171Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT)Israel94.4122824.4 %
172University of DundeeUnited Kingdom (UK)93.9525389.1 %
173Sichuan University (SCU)China93.0329018.5 %
174Charité - University Medicine BerlinGermany93.0048192.1 %
175University of Oslo (UiO)Norway92.7936041.0 %
176Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB)Belgium92.2445087.9 %
177Michigan State University (MSU)United States of America (USA)91.7325831.2 %
178Brown UniversityUnited States of America (USA)90.7025628.4 %
179University of Connecticut (UConn)United States of America (USA)90.2224138.5 %
180Stanford MedicineUnited States of America (USA)88.9541694.7 %
181University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia88.8738320.0 %
182Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)China88.7528921.6 %
183University of Calgary (U of C)Canada87.8722142.9 %
184Yonsei UniversitySouth Korea87.7823825.1 %
185The University of Arizona (Arizona)United States of America (USA)87.5325722.9 %
186Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)India87.4314018.6 %
187Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)86.6734856.0 %
188University of Ottawa (uOttawa)Canada85.0622437.2 %
189Nankai University (NKU)China84.9020514.9 %
190Keio UniversityJapan84.6826135.1 %
191Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)Netherlands84.4144094.3 %
192University of Birmingham (UB)United Kingdom (UK)84.0231541.2 %
193University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States of America (USA)82.1019211.4 %
194Shandong University (SDU)China80.9718622.7 %
195University of BernSwitzerland80.9430129.9 %
196Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC)China80.5729165.7 %
197Shandong Normal University (SDNU)China80.1010144.6 %
198The University of Hong Kong (HKU)China79.9023931.3 %
199University of Gothenburg (GU)Sweden79.6826457.6 %
200Queen Mary University of London (QMUL)United Kingdom (UK)78.6633541.9 %