2023 tables: Institutions

The 2023 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022. Changes in output from 2021 for the natural sciences can be viewed by using the subject/journals filter.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2022 Count 2022
1 Monash University, Australia 136.42 677
2 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 131.77 522
3 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 127.08 571
4 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 121.92 705
5 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 110.11 568
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 75.56 300
7 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 52.64 268
8 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 41.88 304
9 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 34.97 139
10 Curtin University, Australia 32.60 182
11 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 29.06 111
12 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 27.32 198
13 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.49 124
14 Griffith University, Australia 23.68 88
15 Macquarie University, Australia 20.72 140
16 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.19 111
17 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 16.34 89
18 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 14.64 103
19 Deakin University, Australia 14.00 71
20 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.71 87
21 The Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne (RCH), Australia 12.69 123
22 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 12.66 62
23 Flinders University, Australia 12.35 60
24 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 11.80 88
25 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 11.68 75
26 La Trobe University, Australia 11.25 78
27 Melbourne Health, Australia 10.93 154
28 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 9.78 96
29 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 9.70 58
30 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 8.01 63
31 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 6.95 83
32 SA Health, Australia 6.05 70
33 Western Sydney University, Australia 6.02 50
34 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 5.94 86
35 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 5.63 41
36 Monash Health, Australia 5.00 56
37 South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI), Australia 4.96 31
38 Alfred Health, Australia 4.94 75
39 The George Institute for Global Health (TGI), Australia 4.77 50
40 NSW Ministry of Health, Australia 4.59 72
41 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.56 51
42 Austin Health, Australia 4.49 60
43 Edith Cowan University (ECU), Australia 4.20 31
44 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 3.93 22
45 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 3.86 23
46 Government of Western Australia, Australia 3.75 37
47 Telethon Kids Institute, Australia 3.60 39
48 Charles Darwin University (CDU), Australia 3.39 28
49 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 3.35 28
50 University of New England (UNE), Australia 3.00 15
51 University of Southern Queensland (USQ), Australia 2.96 19
52 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 2.89 25
53 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 2.81 14
54 Bond University, Australia 2.77 10
55 Murdoch University, Australia 2.46 32
56 Victoria University (VU), Australia 2.23 8
57 Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI), Australia 1.81 12
58 Metro North Hospital and Health Service, Australia 1.78 34
59 Royal Perth Hospital, Australia 1.75 33
60 Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Australia 1.75 32
61 Westmead Hospital (WSLHD), Australia 1.74 31
62 Mater Health Services, Australia 1.69 29
63 Metro South Health, Australia 1.68 33
64 Children's Health Queensland (CHQ), Australia 1.67 25
65 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 1.63 16
66 University of Canberra, Australia 1.63 10
67 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital (SCGH), Australia 1.55 39
68 The Royal Women's Hospital, Australia 1.52 26
69 The Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital, Australia 1.52 12
70 NSW Department of Industry, Australia 1.45 10
71 Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia 1.39 13
72 Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), Australia 1.39 23
73 Fiona Stanley and Fremantle Hospitals Group (FSFHG), Australia 1.37 33
74 Queensland Health, Australia 1.37 22
75 Northern Sydney Local Health District (NSLHD), Australia 1.24 12
76 Cancer Council Australia, Australia 1.22 27
77 Perth Children's Hospital (PCH), Australia 1.22 21
78 Australian and New Zealand Intensive Care Society (ANZICS), Australia 1.13 4
79 Burnet Institute, Australia 1.13 15
80 NSW Health Pathology, Australia 1.11 23
81 The Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI), Australia 1.06 2
82 Geoscience Australia, Australia 1.05 9
83 Western Health, Australia 1.04 27
84 Melanoma Institute Australia, Australia 1.01 24
85 National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australia 1.01 17
86 The Prince Charles Hospital (TPCH), Australia 0.98 17
87 South Western Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD), Australia 0.93 14
88 MinEx Cooperative Research Centre (MinEx CRC), Australia 0.93 3
89 Australian College of Optometry (ACO), Australia 0.92 2
90 Australian Catholic University (ACU), Australia 0.92 10
91 NSW South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD), Australia 0.91 14
92 Ramsay Health Care, Australia 0.86 26
93 NSW Department of Planning, Industry and Environment, Australia 0.81 7
94 Liverpool Hospital, Australia 0.80 15
95 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.77 3
96 Prince of Wales Hospital, Australia 0.75 20
97 The University of Notre Dame Australia (UNDA), Australia 0.73 12
98 Calvary Health Care, Australia 0.72 3
99 Eastern Health, Australia 0.71 13
100 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.71 12
101 Children's Cancer Institute Australia (CCIA), Australia 0.67 17
102 Sydney Water Corporation, Australia 0.67 1
103 Government of New South Wales, Australia 0.63 3
104 ACT Health, Australia 0.60 4
105 Federation University Australia, Australia 0.57 4
106 The Minderoo Foundation Pty Ltd., Australia 0.54 2
107 Microbial Screening Technologies, Australia 0.53 2
108 Department of Industry, Australia 0.51 2
109 Climate Resource Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.50 3
110 Barwon Health, Australia 0.49 15
111 Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute (ONJCRI), Australia 0.47 5
112 Central Queensland University (CQU), Australia 0.45 4
113 Traumaplasty Melbourne, Australia 0.44 2
114 Museums Victoria, Australia 0.43 2
115 Virtus Health, Australia 0.42 4
116 Australian Museum, Australia 0.42 7
117 Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care, Australia 0.40 1
118 Ambulance Victoria, Australia 0.39 2
119 St John of God Health Care (SJGHC), Australia 0.38 11
120 Manly Astrophysics, Australia 0.38 2
121 CSL Limited, Australia 0.36 4
122 Northern Territory Government, Australia 0.34 3
123 John James Medical Centre, Australia 0.33 1
123 Food and Mood Centre, Australia 0.33 1
124 Peninsula Health, Australia 0.33 5
125 Menzies School of Health Research, Australia 0.32 7
126 Epworth HealthCare, Australia 0.32 9
127 Institute for Respiratory Health (IRH), Australia 0.32 4
128 Australian Defence Force (ADF), Australia 0.32 3
129 Laverty Pathology, Australia 0.31 1
130 PathWest Laboratory Medicine of Western Australia, Australia 0.31 7
131 Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia 0.31 9
132 Women and Infants Research Foundation (WIRF), Australia 0.30 3
133 Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU), Australia 0.30 2
134 Silicon Quantum Computing Pty Ltd., Australia 0.29 1
135 Metabolomics Australia (MA), Australia 0.29 6
136 Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), State Government Victoria, Australia 0.29 14
137 Corin Australia Pty Ltd, Australia 0.29 1
137 GHD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.29 1
138 Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH), Australia 0.29 7
139 NSW Sydney Local Health District (SLHD), Australia 0.28 12
140 Cabrini Health, Australia 0.27 8
141 Fertility Specialists of Western Australia (FSWA), Australia 0.27 4
142 Icon Group, Australia 0.26 6
143 Northern Health (NH), Australia 0.26 5
144 University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia 0.26 11
145 Centre for Digestive Diseases (CCD), Australia 0.26 2
146 QUE Oncology, Inc., Australia 0.25 1
146 Insight GeoMechanics Pty Ltd., Australia 0.25 1
147 Queensland Department of Environment and Science (DES), Australia 0.25 4
148 BHP Billiton Limited, Australia 0.25 3
149 Queensland Museum (QM), Australia 0.24 5
150 Pharmaxis Ltd., Australia 0.24 1
151 Gold Coast University Hospital, Australia 0.23 4
152 Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW), Australia 0.23 1
153 Reef Life Survey Foundation, Australia 0.23 1
154 Research Hub for Coral Reef Ecosystem Functions, Australia 0.22 1
154 Australian Proteome Analysis Facility Ltd. (APAF Ltd.), Australia 0.22 1
155 Ventia Pty Ltd., Australia 0.22 2
156 Western Australian Museum, Australia 0.21 5
157 Sport Integrity Australia, Australia 0.20 1
157 Cortical Labs Pte Ltd., Australia 0.20 1
157 Repromed Adelaide, Australia 0.20 1
158 Box Hill Hospital, Australia 0.20 3
159 St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital, Australia 0.19 3
160 Gold Coast Health, Australia 0.19 3
161 The Heart Research Institute (HRI), Australia 0.19 3
162 King Edward Memorial Hospital for Women (KEMH), Australia 0.19 5
163 South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI), Australia 0.19 3
164 TissuPath Pty Ltd., Australia 0.18 2
165 CSIRO Scientific Computing, Australia 0.18 2
166 Royal Children's Hospital, Brisbane, Australia 0.18 4
167 PIVET Medical Centre, Australia 0.18 3
167 Concept Fertility Centre, Australia 0.18 3
168 Oral Health CRC, Australia 0.18 1
169 Monash IVF Group Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.18 3
170 Sonic Healthcare Limited, Australia 0.18 3
171 Sinclair Dermatology, Australia 0.18 3
172 WA Department of Health, Australia 0.17 3
173 XING Technologies Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1
173 Enware Australia Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1
173 OTBC Pty Ltd., Australia 0.17 1
173 Pelican Lagoon Research and Wildlife Centre, Australia 0.17 1
173 National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA), Australia 0.17 1
174 Wesley Hospital, Australia 0.15 4
175 Diabetes Australia, Australia 0.15 1
176 Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI), Australia 0.15 1
177 Taronga Conservation Society Australia, Australia 0.15 2
178 Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC), Australia 0.15 3
179 Inghams Enterprises Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.14 1
179 Queensland Department of Health, Australia 0.14 1
179 Treo Environment Proprietary Limited, Australia 0.14 1
179 Firmground Pty Ltd, Australia 0.14 1
180 Blacktown and Mount Druitt Hospital (BMDH), Australia 0.14 7
181 Department of Climate Change, Energy, the Environment and Water, Australia 0.14 2
182 Bionics Institute, Australia 0.14 1
183 Orygen Youth Health (OYH), Australia 0.14 3
184 Optimum Patient Care Australia, Australia 0.13 1
185 Chris O'Brien Lifehouse, Australia 0.13 4
186 Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre (SNAC), Australia 0.13 1
186 Friends of Shorebirds SE Incorporated (FoSSE), Australia 0.13 1
186 Uncharted Waters Ltd., Australia 0.13 1
186 Life's Little Treasures Foundation, Australia 0.13 1
186 Landgate, Australia 0.13 1
186 Global Flyway Network (GFN), Australia 0.13 1
187 Western Australia Department of Fisheries, Australia 0.12 4
188 Calvary Mater Newcastle, Australia 0.12 5
189 Canberra Health Services, Australia 0.12 3
190 Tick Induced Allergies Research and Awareness Centre (TIARA), Australia 0.12 1
191 Fiber Sense Ltd., Australia 0.11 1
191 Optalert Limited, Australia 0.11 1
192 Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Health Service (HKHS), Australia 0.11 2
193 Australian and New Zealand Urogenital and Prostate Cancer Trials Group (ANZUP), Australia 0.10 2
194 ESS Earth Sciences, Australia 0.10 1
194 McCloud Consulting Group, Australia 0.10 1
194 The Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Clinic, Australia 0.10 1
194 Eastern Suburbs Dermatology, Australia 0.10 1
194 Newcastle Skin Check, Australia 0.10 1
194 QBiotics Group Limited, Australia 0.10 1
194 Government of South Australia, Australia 0.10 1
194 ATRAD Pty Ltd., Australia 0.10 1
194 VCS Foundation Ltd., Australia 0.10 1
194 Knee Research Australia, Australia 0.10 1
194 Department of Defence, Australia, Australia 0.10 1
194 Telstra Health Pty Ltd., Australia 0.10 1
195 Ingham Institute for Applied Medical Research, Australia 0.10 1
196 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.10 7
197 Royal Darwin Hospital (RDH), Australia 0.09 4
198 Global Carbon Project, Australia 0.09 2
199 MSBChem Consulting, Australia 0.09 1
200 Greenslopes Private Hospital, Australia 0.09 3
201 Wimmera Health Care Group, Australia 0.09 1
202 Parliament of Australia, Australia 0.08 1
202 Torus Research, Australia 0.08 1
202 Terra15 Technologies Pty Ltd., Australia 0.08 1
202 Watermark Numerical Computing Pty Ltd, Australia 0.08 1
202 Emeritus Research Pty Ltd, Australia 0.08 1
202 ACT Environment, Planning and Sustainable Development Directorate, Australia 0.08 1
202 Geological Survey of Australia, Australia 0.08 1
203 Albury-Wodonga Health, Australia 0.08 2
204 South West Healthcare (SWH), Australia 0.08 5
205 Western Mining Services Pty Ltd., Australia 0.07 1
205 RPS AAP Consulting Proprietary Limited, Australia 0.07 1
205 Australian Clinical Research Network (ACRN), Australia 0.07 1
205 Nutrition Research Australia (NRAUS), Australia 0.07 1
206 Launceston General Hospital, Australia 0.07 4
207 Nambour General Hospital, Australia 0.07 2
208 GenesisCare, Australia 0.07 2
209 Private Equine Veterinary Practice, Australia 0.07 1
209 Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, Australia 0.07 1
209 Clinic 16, Australia 0.07 1
209 East Sydney Doctors (ESD), Australia 0.07 1
209 Illawarra Environmental Education Centre (IEEC), Australia 0.07 1
210 Coffs Harbour Health Campus, Australia 0.07 2
211 MJD Foundation, Australia 0.06 1
211 Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), State Government of Victoria, Australia 0.06 1
211 Ramaciotti Facility for Human Systems Biology, Australia 0.06 1
211 The Lowitja Institute - National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research Limited (NIATSIHR), Australia 0.06 1
211 South Metropolitan Health Service, Australia 0.06 1
211 Western Hospital, Australia 0.06 1
212 Holdsworth House Medical Practice, Australia 0.06 1
212 Lyramid Ltd., Australia 0.06 1
213 Prince of Wales Private Hospital, Australia 0.06 3
214 South Australian Museum, Australia 0.06 3
215 Statistical Revelations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.06 1
216 Bendigo Health, Australia 0.06 2
217 Australian and New Zealand Childrens Haematology/Oncology Group (ANZCHOG), Australia 0.05 1
218 Cairns Hospital, Australia 0.05 2
219 Hunter Diabetes Centre, Australia 0.05 1
220 Coherent Scientific Pty Ltd., Australia 0.05 1
220 Australian Centre for the Prevention of Cervical Cancer (ACPCC), Australia 0.05 1
220 Parent-Infant Research Institute (PIRI), Australia 0.05 1
221 West Moreton Health, Australia 0.05 3
222 Cancer Institute NSW, Australia 0.05 1
223 Woolcock Institute of Medical Research (WIMR), Australia 0.05 4
224 Black Dog Institute, Australia 0.05 2
225 Select Carbon Pty Ltd., Australia 0.05 1
226 Envoi Pathology, Australia 0.05 3
227 OncoRes Medical Pty. Ltd., Australia 0.05 1
228 Hunter Genetics, Australia 0.05 3
229 Aquesta Specialized Uropathology, Australia 0.04 2
230 West Wimmera Health Service, Australia 0.04 1
231 SA Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Australia 0.04 3
232 Keogh Institute for Medical Research, Australia 0.04 1
232 Victorian Government, Australia 0.04 1
233 Linear Clinical Research, Australia 0.04 2
234 Vineyard Veterinary Hospital, Australia 0.04 1
235 Adelaide Oncology & Haematology, Australia 0.04 1
235 Bush Heritage Australia, Australia 0.04 1
235 Border Medical Oncology, Australia 0.04 1
236 oNKo-Innate Pty. Ltd, Australia 0.04 1
237 Busselton Population Medical Research Institute (BPMRI), Australia 0.04 2
238 AIRES Pty Ltd., Australia 0.04 1
238 Sydney Ultrasound for Women, Australia 0.04 1
239 The Park - Centre for Mental Health, Treatment, Research and Education, Australia 0.04 3
240 Newcastle Private Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
240 Peninsula and Southeast Oncology (PASO) Medical, Australia 0.03 1
240 Torrens University, Australia 0.03 1
240 Western Sydney Local Health District (NWSLHD), Australia 0.03 1
241 Australian BioResources, Australia 0.03 1
241 Reel Time Gaming, Australia 0.03 1
242 Queensland Herbarium, Australia 0.03 1
242 Ovarian Cancer Australia, Australia 0.03 1
243 Skin Health Institute Inc., Australia 0.03 1
243 ALIVE National Centre for Mental Health Research Translation, Australia 0.03 1
244 Alcolizer Technology Pty Ltd., Australia 0.03 1
244 Breast and Endocrine Centre, Australia 0.03 1
245 Mackay Base Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
245 Silver Chain Group, Australia 0.03 1
245 Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health Service (NSCCH), Australia 0.03 1
245 Wyong Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
245 Cogstate Ltd., Australia 0.03 1
246 Great Barrier Reef Marine Park (GBRMP), Australia 0.03 1
246 Townsville Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
246 Australasian Gastro-Intestinal Cancer Trials Group (AGITG), Australia 0.03 1
246 OmniAdvisory Consulting, Australia 0.03 1
246 Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP), Australia 0.03 1
246 The Tweed Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
246 Macquarie Group Limited, Australia 0.03 2
247 Nepean-Blue Mountains Hospital, Australia 0.03 1
247 Genetic Technologies Ltd., Australia 0.03 1
248 Biopixel Oceans Foundation, Australia 0.03 2
249 Phillip Island Nature Parks, Australia 0.03 1
250 SA Ambulance Service, Australia 0.02 1
250 Douglass Hanly Moir Pathology (DHM), Australia 0.02 1
251 TAFE Queensland, Australia 0.02 2
252 Scientia Clinical Research, Australia 0.02 1
253 Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group (ANZGOG), Australia 0.02 1
254 Musculoskeletal Australia (MSK), Australia 0.02 1
254 Alice Springs Hospital, Australia 0.02 1
254 North Metropolitan Health Service (NMHS), Australia 0.02 1
255 Australian Genomics Health Alliance, Australia 0.02 1
256 Sydney Southwest Private Hospital, Australia 0.02 1
256 Sydney Adventist Hospital, Australia 0.02 1
256 Northern Haematology Oncology Group (NHOG), Australia 0.02 1
257 Queensland Department of Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning, Australia 0.02 2
257 Director of National Parks (DNP), Australia 0.02 2
258 Perth Blood Institute (PBI), Australia 0.02 1
259 Cooperative Research Centre for Mental Health (CRC for Mental Health), Australia 0.02 1
260 Tasmanian Department of Health, Australia 0.02 1
260 Equine Veterinary and One Health Epidemiology (EquiEpiVet), Australia 0.02 1
261 Clinipath Pathology, Australia 0.02 1
262 Lakeside Specialist Breast Clinic, Australia 0.02 1
263 Gallipoli Medical Research Foundation, Australia 0.01 2
264 ECOCEAN Inc., Australia 0.01 1
264 Sundive Byron Bay, Australia 0.01 1
265 Bioplatforms Australia Ltd., Australia 0.01 1
265 State Library of New South Wales, Australia 0.01 1
265 Sydney Melanoma Diagnostic Center, Australia 0.01 1
265 Scarp Archaeology Pty Ltd, Australia 0.01 1
266 KaRa Institute of Neurological Diseases (KaRa MINDS), Australia 0.01 1
267 BlueSky Genetics, Australia 0.01 1
268 Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Australia 0.01 1
269 Astronomy Australia Limited (AAL), Australia 0.01 1
270 Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI), Australia 0.01 1
271 St George Private Hospital, Australia 0.01 1
271 Lakeview Private Hospital, Australia 0.01 1
272 Australian Diabetes Society (ADS), Australia 0.01 1
272 Australia and New Zealand Society for Paediatric Endocrinology and Diabetes (ANZSPED), Australia 0.01 1
273 Department of Environment, Parks and Water Security, Australia 0.01 1
274 Tasmanian Vaccine Trial Centre, Australia 0.01 1
275 Reedy Creek Observatory, Australia 0.01 1
276 ALS Limited, Australia 0.00 1
277 Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), Queensland, Australia 0.00 1
278 Victorian Department of Health and Human Services (Victorian DHHC), Australia 0.00 1
279 Centre for Clinical Research in Neuropsychiatry (CCRN), Australia 0.00 1
280 Victoria Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR), Australia 0.00 1
281 Pathology North, Australia 0.00 1

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 through 2022, in 2023 64 health-science journals were added to the Index. The 146 journals in the Nature Index were selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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