Eduindex Institutional Database

Eduindex Institutional database

The Eduindex search function enables you to find the results for a specific institution among the 9,000+ parent institutions tracked by the Nature Index. Great care has been taken to disambiguate institutional names and to aggregate the multiple versions of names for the same institution that can occur. Furthermore, every effort has been made to include all affiliated institutions within larger institutional organizations and, where possible, a breakdown of those component institutions is also given. We are open to suggestions of ways to improve presentation of complex institutions and their affiliations.

Type of Institutions

Institutions in the Eduindex are assigned to one or more sectors based on the type of institution, and are categorised into one or more of the following sectors:
  • Academic (e.g. universities)
  • Corporate (e.g. private companies)
  • Government (e.g. government research facilities)
  • Healthcare (e.g. hospitals, healthcare companies)
  • NPO/NGO (foundations)
Academic: An academic institution is an educational institution dedicated to education and research, which grants academic degrees, such as universities.
Corporate: A corporation is a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law with the goal to earn profit. (Independent) consultants are also considered as corporate.
Government: A government funded organization whose primary mission is the performance or promotion of basic research and/or applied research.
Healthcare: Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in human beings. Nature Index uses the United Nations’ International Standard Industrial Classification as a basic framework for defining the institutions in the healthcare sector. The UN categorizes health care as generally consisting of hospital activities, medical and dental practice activities, and “other human health activities”. The last class involves activities of, or under the supervision of, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, scientific or diagnostic laboratories, pathology clinics, residential health facilities, or other allied health professions, e.g. in the field of optometry, hydrotherapy, medical massage, yoga therapy, music therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, chiropody, homeopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, etc.
NPO/NGO: a non-profit organization (NPO) is an organization that uses surplus revenues to achieve its goals rather than distributing them as profit or dividends. Charitable organizations such as a foundation are a type of NPO. A non-governmental organization (NGO) is the term commonly used for an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business and are usually set up by ordinary citizens. Both NGOs and NPOs may be funded by governments, foundations, businesses, or private persons.