2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 16.08 58
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 2.42 8
3 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 1.43 9
4 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 1.29 7
5 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.78 2
6 All-Russia Electrotechnical Institute (FGUP VEI), Russia 0.75 2
7 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.33 1
8 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 0.31 2
9 Scientific Research Institute for Atmosperic air Protection, Russia 0.30 1
10 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 0.18 2
11 Knipovich Polar Research Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography (PINRO), Russia 0.17 1
12 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 0.16 3
13 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 0.15 1
14 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 0.15 3
15 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 0.12 1
16 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.11 2
17 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 0.11 2
18 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.10 1
19 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 0.10 2
20 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.09 1
21 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 0.08 1
21 Central Aerological Observatory (CAO), Russia 0.08 1
22 Moscow State University of Geodesy and Cartography (MIIGAiK), Russia 0.08 2
23 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.06 1
24 Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), Russia 0.06 1
25 Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-East (MSC-E), Russia 0.05 1


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