2021 tables: Institutions

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 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 197.50 236.27 935 15.4%
2 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 43.78 48.06 337 5.8%
3 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 27.26 23.82 102 -15.7%
4 National Research Center Kurchatov Institute (NRCKI), Russia 23.65 23.37 263 -4.7%
5 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology - State University (MIPT), Russia 15.51 22.19 196 37.9%
6 Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Russia 13.73 22.00 97 54.5%
7 ITMO National Research University (ITMO University), Russia 15.51 21.10 63 31.2%
8 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR), Russia 15.36 16.35 210 2.6%
9 Novosibirsk State University (NSU), Russia 14.48 14.58 188 -2.9%
10 Kazan Federal University (KFU), Russia 6.59 6.51 38 -4.7%
11 Ural Federal University (UrFU), Russia 10.09 6.45 36 -38.4%
12 National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Russia 5.72 6.07 80 2.3%
13 National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia 5.25 5.56 162 2.0%
14 Tomsk State University (TSU), Russia 6.09 5.42 123 -14.2%
15 Bauman Moscow State Technical University (BMSTU), Russia 1.06 5.26 10 378.8%
16 Peoples Friendship University of Russia (PFUR), Russia 1.39 4.29 19 197.9%
17 National University of Science and Technology (MISIS), Russia 6.85 4.06 70 -42.8%
18 Southern Federal University (SFedU), Russia 3.48 3.63 18 0.4%
19 Tomsk Polytechnic University (TPU), Russia 4.84 3.53 104 -29.6%
20 Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU), Russia 2.19 3.26 65 43.7%
21 Tomsk State University of Control Systems and Radioelectronics (TUSUR), Russia 2.89 2.98 12 -0.3%
22 Saratov State University (SGU), Russia 1.54 2.91 13 82.2%
23 Russian Quantum Center (RQC), Russia 3.02 2.34 17 -25.4%
24 P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University, Russia 0.64 2.00 2 199.2%
25 Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod (UNN), Russia 2.97 1.88 10 -38.9%
26 Samara State Technical University, Russia 0.30 1.86 7 496.3%
27 I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (FMSMU), Russia 1.19 1.82 34 47.9%
28 Rosatom State Atomic Energy Corporation (Rosatom), Russia 0.75 1.57 11 101.1%
29 South Ural State University (SUSU), Russia 0.91 1.57 22 66.0%
30 Kazan National Research Technological University (KNRTU), Russia 0.03 1.46 4 4961.8%
31 Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University (RNRMU), Russia 1.20 1.44 18 16.0%
32 Siberian Federal University (SibFU), Russia 1.12 1.44 18 23.6%
33 Samara National Research University, Russia 2.75 1.40 5 -50.9%
34 Moscow Technological University (MIREA), Russia 1.72 1.30 5 -26.9%
35 Tomsk State Pedagogical University (TSPU), Russia 2.40 1.28 9 -48.4%
36 Russia Ministry of Health, Russia 1.00 0.95 9 -8.1%
37 Dubna State University, Russia 0.89 6 N/A
38 Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU), Russia 1.44 0.87 9 -41.7%
39 Molecular Electronics Research Institute (MERI), Russia 0.82 2 N/A
40 D. Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology of Russia, Russia 0.93 0.80 8 -17.1%
41 Moscow State Pedagogical University (MSPU), Russia 0.38 0.76 4 96.1%
42 All-Russia Scientific Research Institute of Metrological Service (VNIIMS), Russia 0.25 0.69 3 167.8%
43 Russian Scientific Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedicsnamed after R.R. Vreden (РНИИТО), Russia 0.69 2 N/A
44 Far Eastern State Transport University (FESTU), Russia 0.35 0.60 10 66.6%
45 Ivanovo State University of Chemistry and Technology (ISUCT), Russia 0.98 0.60 1 -40.7%
46 Saint-Petersburg Electrotechnical University (LETI), Russia 0.77 0.60 7 -24.8%
47 Bashkir State University (BashSU), Russia 0.05 0.59 4 1035.3%
48 Bashkir State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 1.46 0.58 1 -61.4%
49 Irkutsk State University (ISU), Russia 0.84 0.56 3 -35.7%
50 Novosibirsk State Technical University (NSTU), Russia 0.81 0.52 15 -37.7%
51 Ulyanovsk State University (USU), Russia 0.50 1 N/A
51 Pacific National University (PNU), Russia 0.50 1 N/A
52 Herzen State Pedagogical University of Russia, Russia 0.07 0.49 3 558.9%
53 All-Russia Electrotechnical Institute (FGUP VEI), Russia 0.44 1 N/A
54 Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University (IKBFU), Russia 1.62 0.41 5 -75.6%
55 3D Bioprinting Solutions, Russia 0.40 1 N/A
56 Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas, Russia 1.04 0.38 2 -64.9%
57 Dagestan State University (DSU), Russia 0.00 0.38 1 10349.6%
57 Gazprom, Russia 0.38 1 N/A
58 Science and Technique Laboratory Zaryad, Russia 0.37 2 N/A
59 Volgograd State University (VolSU), Russia 0.36 2 N/A
60 Baikal Seal Aquarium, Russia 0.33 1 N/A
61 Vernadsky Crimean Federal University (CFUV), Russia 0.31 2 N/A
62 Russian Federal Nuclear Center - All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF), Russia 0.14 0.30 23 113.0%
63 Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev (NNSTU), Russia 0.08 0.29 1 230.6%
63 Federal Budget Institution of Science "Central Research Institute of Epidemiology" (CRIE), Russia 0.29 0.29 1 -3.6%
64 Technical Institute for Superhard and Novel Carbon Materials (FSBI TISNCM), Russia 0.07 0.27 2 260.0%
65 ANO Laboratory of Prehistory, Russia 0.26 2 N/A
66 Yandex School of Data Analysis, Russia 0.30 0.26 36 -16.7%
67 Planta LLC, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
68 Saint Petersburg State Chemical Pharmaceutical Academy (SPCPA), Russia 0.10 0.25 1 141.1%
68 CSort Ltd., Russia 0.25 1 N/A
68 Ulyanovsk State Pedagogical University, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
68 Research Institute for the Development of Scientific and Educational Potential of Youth, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
68 Gero LLC, Russia 0.25 1 N/A
68 Saint-Petersburg State University of Aerospace Instrumentation (SUAI), Russia 0.25 1 N/A
69 S.I. Vavilov State Optical Institute, Russia 0.28 0.22 1 -22.9%
70 Privolzhsky Research Medical University, Russia 0.08 0.21 1 153.0%
71 Vladimir State University named after Alexander and Nikolay Stoletovs, Russia 0.16 0.20 1 23.6%
72 North-Eastern Federal University in Yakutsk (NEFU), Russia 0.21 0.20 4 -5.5%
73 Moscow State University Seismic Data Analysis Center LLC, Russia 0.19 1 N/A
74 Penza State University, Russia 0.03 0.18 1 519.3%
74 Kuban State University (KubSU), Russia 0.18 1 N/A
75 Research and Practical Clinical Center for Diagnostics and Telemedicine Technologies of the Moscow Health Care Department, Russia 0.17 2 N/A
76 Astrakhan State Technical University (ASTU), Russia 0.17 1 N/A
76 Chelyabinsk State University (CSU), Russia 0.01 0.17 1 1780.2%
77 Russian Federal Service for Hydrometeorology and Environmental Monitoring (Roshydromet), Russia 0.43 0.16 4 -62.8%
78 Federal Center of Treatment and Rehabilitation, Russia 0.10 0.15 1 44.6%
79 Russian State Hydrometeorological University (RSHU), Russia 0.13 2 N/A
80 International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), Russia 0.22 0.13 1 -40.8%
80 South Russian Regional Centre for Preparation and Implementation of International Projects, Limited (CPPI - S Ltd.), Russia 0.13 1 N/A
81 North-Caucasus Federal University (NCFU), Russia 0.13 1 N/A
82 N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University, Russia 0.05 0.11 2 130.0%
83 Speleoclub Arabica, Russia 0.11 1 N/A
84 National Medical Research Radiological Center (NMRRC), Russia 0.11 2 N/A
85 Russian State Geological Prospecting University (MGRI-RSGPU), Russia 0.06 0.10 1 54.3%
85 Nizhny Novgorod State Medical Academy, Russia 0.10 1 N/A
86 Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center (GCTC), Russia 0.05 0.09 2 76.8%
87 Ceramics Co. Ltd., Russia 0.09 0.09 1 -3.6%
87 All-Russian Center of Emergency and Radiation Medicine named after A.M. Nikiforov (ARCERM), Russia 0.09 1 N/A
88 Sirius University of Science and Technology, Russia 0.09 2 N/A
89 Ice Age Museum, Russia 0.02 0.09 2 255.4%
89 Blagoveschensk State Pedagogical University (BSPU), Russia 0.09 1 N/A
90 Syktyvkar State University, Russia 0.29 0.08 1 -71.9%
90 GrapheneTek LLC, Russia 0.08 1 N/A
90 Togliatti State University, Russia 0.08 1 N/A
91 Research Centre for Medical Genetics (RCMG), Russia 0.05 0.08 2 55.4%
92 Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment of the Russian Federation, Russia 0.06 0.08 5 39.6%
93 Federal Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology - Dmitry Rogachev, Russia 0.26 0.08 11 -70.1%
94 Aivok LLC, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
95 Kemerovo State University (KemSU), Russia 0.01 0.07 2 706.8%
96 Moscow State Institute of Radio-engineering, Electronics and Automation, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
96 Rostov-on-Don Research Institute for Plague Control, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
96 SuperOx, Russia 0.07 1 N/A
96 Petrozavodsk State University (PetrSU), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
96 Nobel Ltd., Russia 0.07 1 N/A
97 Northeast Science Station of Cherskii, Russia 0.01 0.07 1 864.2%
97 Association Maritime Heritage: Explore & Sustain (AMH), Russia 0.07 1 N/A
98 Meteorological Synthesizing Centre-East (MSC-E), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
99 State Scientific-Research Institute of Physiology and Basic Medicine (PhBMRI), Russia 0.04 0.06 2 38.2%
100 Moscow Power Engineering Institute (MPEI), Russia 0.11 0.06 1 -50.4%
100 Pskov State University, Russia 0.06 1 N/A
100 Buryat State University (BSU), Russia 0.06 1 N/A
101 Land of the Leopard National Park, Russia 0.05 2 N/A
102 State Nature Reserve Stolby, Russia 0.05 2 N/A
103 Plekhanov Russian University of Economics (PRUE), Russia 0.09 0.05 1 -52.2%
103 Bioinformatics Institute, Russia 0.05 1 N/A
104 Altai Nature Reserve, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
105 Euromedservice, Russia 0.04 1 N/A
106 Novosibirsk State University of Architecture, Design and Arts (NSUADI), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
106 Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMash), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
106 Tyumen Industrial University (TYUIU), Russia 0.04 1 N/A
106 Imtek Ltd., Russia 0.04 1 N/A
107 Saratov State Medical University named after V. I. Razumovsky, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
108 Russia Ministry of Agriculture, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
109 Dubna International University of Nature, Society and Man, Russia 0.17 0.03 1 -81.9%
110 East Siberian Academy of Culture and Arts (VSGIK), Russia 0.03 1 N/A
111 Kivach State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
111 Pechoro-Ilych State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
112 JetBrains Research, Russia 0.03 1 N/A
113 Natural park «Kondinskie lakes» named after L.F. Stashkevich, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Ural State Pedagogical University (USPU), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Bryansk Forest Nature Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Taimyrsky Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Sikhote-Alin State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Named after K. G. Abramov, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Baikalsky State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
113 Darwin Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
114 N.I. Vavilov Institute of Plant Industry, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
115 FGBU Zapovednoye Priamurye, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
115 Central Forest State Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
115 Pinega Nature Reserve, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
116 JSC D.V. Efremov Institute of Electrophysical Apparatus (NIIEFA), Russia 0.02 1 N/A
117 Primorskaya State Academy of Agriculture, Russia 0.02 1 N/A
118 FSBI "National Medical Research Center of Endocrinology", Russia 0.02 1 N/A
119 FSBI Zeya State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 Kenozersky National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 Volzhsko-Kamsky National Nature Biosphere Rezerve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 Nizhny Novogorod Regional Clinical Hospital, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 FSBI United Administration of the Lazovsky State Reserve and National Park Zov Tigra, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 State Nature Reserve Olekminsky, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 Meshchyora National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
119 Kostomuksha Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
120 Tunguska Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
120 Federal State Enterprise Zapovednoe Podlemorye, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
121 Federal Center for Cerebrovascular Pathology and Stroke, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
122 Zov Tigra National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
122 Amur Tiger Center, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
122 Scientific Сentre for Family Health and Human Reproduction Problems, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
123 Veterinary Clinic Vetmaster, Russia 0.01 0.01 1 -13.3%
123 Veterinary Clinic Biocontrol, Russia 0.01 0.01 1 -13.3%
123 Veterinary Clinic Canine Heart, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Bashkiriya National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 FSBI Prioksko-Terrasniy State Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Vodlozersky National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Shushensky Bor National Park, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Nurgush Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Malaya Sosva State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Polistovsky Nature Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 National Park Ugra, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 State Nature Reserve Privolzhskaya Lesostep, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Visimsky Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Kronotsky Federal Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
124 Voronezhsky Nature Biosphere Reserve, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
125 Bashkir State Medical University, Russia 0.01 1 N/A
126 University of Tyumen (UT), Russia 1.05 0.00 1 -99.5%
126 Mari Chodra National Park, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 State Nature Reserve Prisursky, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Nizhne-Svirsky State Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Pasvik Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Kurils Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 State Nature Reserve Bolshaya Kokshaga, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Khvalynsky National Park, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Kuznetsk Alatau Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 FGBU GPZ Kologrivskij Les name after M.G. Sinicin, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Zapovednoe Pribajkalje (Bajkalo-Lensky State Nature Reserve, Pribajkalsky National Park), Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Zhiguli Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 The Central Chernozem State Biosphere Nature Reserve named after Professor V.V. Alyokhin, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Astrakhan Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Kerzhenets Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Kabardino-Balkarski Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 National Park Orlovskoe Polesie, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Tigirekskiy Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Caucasian State Biosphere Reserve of the Ministry of Natural Resources, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
126 Vishera Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
127 Altai State University (ASU), Russia 0.20 0.00 1 -98.8%
127 Information-Analytical Centre for Protected Areas, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
127 Kedrovaya Pad Nature Reserve, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
127 Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University (SPBFTU), Russia 0.00 1 N/A
127 Krasnoyarsk State Pedagogical University named after V. P. Astafyev, Russia 0.00 1 N/A
128 Ufa Eye Research Institute, Russia 0.00 0.00 1 25.4%

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