Global Nature Index Rankings of Australian Universities

By | July 20, 2017

Global Nature Index Rankings of Australian Universities

The Nature Index published by the Nature Publishing Group through its flagship website Nature.com is a unique database designed to track affiliations in research publications in a selected group of scientific journals. The Nature Index can be used to provide an indicator of high-quality research contributions broken down into institutions, countries, regions and disciplines.

Global Nature Index Australian Rankings
UniversityWorld RankWFCCountLast WFCChange
1University of Queensland (uq)92108.8339294.7814.80%
2Monash University (monash)100103.1138294.898.70%
3University of New South Wales (unsw)13088.1127769.8126.20%
4Australian National University (anu)13487.1649893.53-6.8%
5University of Melbourne (unimelb)14382.647889.76-8.0%
6University of Sydney (sydney)15279.8949295.14-16.0%

Source: Nature Publishing Group (opens in new window)

Key & Notes

* WFC is the Weighted Fractional Count which is the count of articles published with particular over-represented publications downgraded in the weightings

* Count is the article count

* Last WFC is last year's WFC

* Change is the percentage change from last year's to this year's WFC


The Nature Publishing Group also publishes a complete institution list presenting all institutions in Australia that have published countable scientific articles throughout its network of publications. This list extends well beyond universities to give an indication of scientific publication activity occuring within the country.

Global Nature Index Institution Rankings for Australia
InstitutionCCCount
1The University of Queensland (UQ)18.0597
2The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)15.79108
3Australian National University (ANU)13.9168
4The University of Sydney (USYD)10.8367
5Monash University8.257
6University of New South Wales (UNSW)8.0767
7The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)6.4836
8Griffith University4.3825
9The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI)3.8125
10The University of Adelaide3.7618
11The University of Western Australia (UWA)3.4554
12University of Tasmania (UTAS)2.9826
13Macquarie University2.4323
14Swinburne University of Technology2.0810
15QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute1.8833
16La Trobe University1.7516
17Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute1.666
18The University of Wollongong (UOW)1.518
19Garvan Institute of Medical Research1.510
20James Cook University (JCU)1.4710
21Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac)1.1513
22Curtin University1.1510
23Flinders University1.1214
24Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO)1.098
25University of Technology, Sydney (UTS)0.996
26Queensland University of Technology (QUT)0.9411
27Bureau of Meteorology (BOM)0.926
28The University of Newcastle (UON)0.8116
29St Vincent�s Health Australia0.718
30Burnet Institute0.636
31The University of Western Sydney (UWS)0.618
32Royal Prince Alfred Hospital0.6112
33RMIT University0.597
34Deakin University0.566
35Murdoch University0.543
36Melbourne Health0.5414
37Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI)0.498
38Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS)0.485
39Metro South Health0.479
40Australian Synchrotron0.4610
41National Measurement Institute0.441
42Prince Henry's Institute of Medical Research (PHI)0.362
43The University of South Australia (UniSA)0.368
44South Australian Museum0.292
45The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH)0.2913
46Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP)0.274
47Royal Perth Hospital0.238
48Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University0.21
49Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH)0.212
50Mater Health Services0.193
51Australian Antarctic Division (AAD)0.193
52Alfred Health0.196
53Fremantle Hospital0.1710
54non-affiliated author contributions0.171
55Government of Western Australia0.163
56BAEconomics0.151
57SA Health0.157
58Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI)0.155
59Epworth HealthCare0.151
60Southern Cross University (SCU)0.131
61Institute of Public Affairs (IPA)0.131
62Metro North Hospital and Health Service0.119
63Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health0.117
64University of New England (UNE)0.113
65The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital0.16
66Western Australia Department of Mines and Petroleum (DMP)0.092
67Austin Health0.095
68University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)0.083
69University of Canberra0.081
70Charles Darwin University (CDU)0.082
71Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO)0.071
72Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation0.071
73Museum Victoria0.072
74Cancer Council Victoria0.079
75Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine (VIFM)0.061
76TissuPath Pty Ltd.0.051
77Department of Industry0.053
78PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia0.056
79Australia and New Zealand Melanoma Trials Group (ANZMTG)0.051
80Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI)0.051
81Telethon Kids Institute0.056
82Western Australian Museum0.041
83Menzies School of Health Research0.041
84Millennium Science Pty Ltd0.041
85The Royal Women's Hospital0.034
86The Heart Research Institute (HRI)0.031
87National Museum of Australia (NMA)0.021
88Central Queensland University (CQU)0.021
89Griffith Base Hospital0.021
90Royal Adelaide Hospital (RAH)0.026
91Children's Cancer Institute Australia0.021
92Hunter New England Local Health District0.025
93South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI)0.025
94Cancer Therapeutics CRC (CTx)0.011
95Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital0.013
96South Eastern Area Laboratory Services (SEALS), NSW Health Pathology0.011
97Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM)0.012
98Barwon Health0.011
99Australian Biosecurity Cooperative Research Centre (AB-CRC)0.012
100Poultry CRC0.012
101Holstein Australia0.011
102Australian Dairy Herd Improvement Scheme (ADHIS)0.011
103Genetics Australia0.011
104Jersey Australia0.011
105Devondale Murray Goulburn0.011
106Bionics Institute0.012
107National ICT Australia (NICTA)0.012
108St John of God Health Care (SJGHC)0.011
109Cochlear Ltd.0.012
110Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane0.016
111Children's Health Queensland0.011
112Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)01
113Australian Cancer Study01
114Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing (VPAC)01
115Busselton Population Medical Research Institute (BPMRI)01
116West Australian Sleep Disorders Research Institute01
117Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG)01
118Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)01
119King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH)03
120Launceston General Hospital03
121Calvary Mater Newcastle03
122The Cancer Council NSW03
123North West Regional Hospital03
124St George Private Hospital03
125Princess Margaret Hospital for Children (PMH)03
126Townsville Hospital02
127University of Ballarat (UB)01

Key & Notes

* CC represents the corrected count by calculating a corrected point total for each paper from a given country or institution as a decimal fraction of one (up to a maximum of 1), by taking into account the percentage of authors of the paper from that country or institution. All authors are assumed to contribute equally to corrected count, and an author with multiple affiliations is assumed to be divided equally among those affiliations.

* Count represents the total number of articles that list authors from a given institution, regardless of the percentage of authors of the paper from that institution.

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