2021 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 43.78 48.06 337 5.8%
2 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 27.26 23.82 102 -15.7%
3 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 15.51 22.19 196 37.9%
4 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 13.73 22.00 97 54.5%
5 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 15.51 21.10 63 31.2%
6 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 14.48 14.58 188 -2.9%
7 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 6.59 6.51 38 -4.7%
8 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 10.09 6.45 36 -38.4%
9 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 5.72 6.07 80 2.3%
10 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 5.25 5.56 162 2.0%
11 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 6.09 5.42 123 -14.2%
12 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 1.06 5.26 10 378.8%
13 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 1.39 4.29 19 197.9%
14 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 6.85 4.06 70 -42.8%
15 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 3.48 3.63 18 0.4%
16 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 4.84 3.53 104 -29.6%
17 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 2.19 3.26 65 43.7%
18 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 2.89 2.98 12 -0.3%
19 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 1.54 2.91 13 82.2%
20 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 0.64 2.00 2 199.2%
21 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 2.97 1.88 10 -38.9%
22 Samara State Technical University, Russia 0.30 1.86 7 496.3%
23 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 1.19 1.82 34 47.9%
24 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.91 1.57 22 66.0%
25 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.03 1.46 4 4,961.9%
26 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 1.20 1.44 18 16.0%
27 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 1.12 1.44 18 23.6%
28 Samara National Research University, Russia 2.75 1.40 5 -50.9%
29 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 1.72 1.30 5 -26.9%
30 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.40 1.28 9 -48.4%
31 Dubna State University, Russia 0.89 6 N/A
32 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 1.44 0.87 9 -41.7%
33 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.93 0.80 8 -17.1%
34 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.38 0.76 4 96.1%
35 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.35 0.60 10 66.6%
36 Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology (ISUCT), Russia 0.98 0.60 1 -40.7%
37 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.77 0.60 7 -24.8%
38 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.05 0.59 4 1,035.3%
39 Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 1.46 0.58 1 -61.4%
40 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.84 0.56 3 -35.7%
41 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.81 0.52 15 -37.7%
42 Ulyanovsk State University (USU), Russia 0.50 1 N/A
42 Pacific National University (PNU), Russia 0.50 1 N/A
43 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.07 0.49 3 558.9%
44 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 1.62 0.41 5 -75.6%
45 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 1.04 0.38 2 -64.9%
46 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.00 0.38 1 10,349.8%
47 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.36 2 N/A
48 Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (CFUV), Russia 0.31 2 N/A
49 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.08 0.29 1 230.6%
50 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.30 0.26 36 -16.7%
51 Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia 0.10 0.25 1 141.1%
51 Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
51 Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia 0.25 1 N/A
52 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.08 0.21 1 153.0%
53 Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Russia 0.16 0.20 1 23.6%
54 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.21 0.20 4 -5.5%
55 Penza State University, Russia 0.03 0.18 1 519.3%
55 Kuban State University (KubSU), Russia 0.18 1 N/A
56 Astrakhan State Technical University (ASTU), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
56 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.01 0.17 1 1,780.2%
57 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.13 2 N/A
58 North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU), Russia 0.13 1 N/A
59 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.05 0.11 2 130.0%
60 Russian State Geological Prospecting University (MGRI-RSGPU), Russia 0.06 0.10 1 54.3%
60 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia 0.10 1 N/A
61 Sirius University of Science and Technology, Russia 0.09 2 N/A
62 Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.09 1 N/A
63 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.29 0.08 1 -71.9%
63 Togliatti State University, Russia 0.08 1 N/A
64 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 0.07 2 706.9%
65 Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
65 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
66 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.11 0.06 1 -50.4%
66 Pskov State University, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
66 Buryat State University (BSU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
67 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Russia 0.09 0.05 1 -52.2%
68 Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts (NSUADI), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
68 Tyumen Industrial University (TYUIU), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
69 Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
70 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 0.17 0.03 1 -81.9%
71 East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts (VSGIK), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
72 Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
73 Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
74 Bashkir State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
75 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 1.05 0.00 1 -99.5%
76 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20 0.00 1 -98.8%
76 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astafyev, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
76 Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPBFTU), Russia 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2021 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.