2016 tables: Institutions - academic

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 Sorbonne University, France 117.38 1,105
2 University of Paris, France 88.35 824
3 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 76.75 700
4 University of Strasbourg, France 63.26 380
5 University of Toulouse, France 58.88 411
6 University of Lyon, France 53.11 405
7 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 52.79 567
8 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 47.39 451
9 University of Montpellier, France 47.14 373
10 University of Bordeaux, France 38.39 249
11 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 37.42 301
12 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 25.23 272
13 University of Lille Nord de France, France 20.89 146
14 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 19.84 316
15 École Polytechnique, France 19.61 202
16 University of Rennes 1, France 18.10 131
17 University of Lorraine (UL), France 16.31 98
18 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 14.50 149
19 ESPCI ParisTech, France 13.25 98
20 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 11.94 164
21 Collège de France, France 10.91 118
22 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 10.74 88
23 University Clermont Auvergne, France 10.70 191
24 University of Nantes, France 10.49 116
25 University of Savoy (USMB), France 10.20 225
26 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 10.17 68
27 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 8.60 82
28 Gustave Eiffel University, France 8.49 79
29 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 8.35 69
30 University of Orléans, France 6.82 62
31 Paris Observatory, France 6.10 120
32 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 5.97 98
33 AgroParisTech, France 5.80 59
34 University of Burgundy, France 5.45 43
35 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 5.23 52
36 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 5.02 41
37 Le Mans University, France 5.00 29
38 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 4.78 34
39 CY Cergy Paris University, France 4.72 40
40 University of Rouen, France 4.70 30
41 University of Angers, France 4.65 46
42 University Institute of France (IUF), France 4.61 49
43 University of Poitiers, France 4.57 18
44 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 4.45 28
45 University of Tours (UFR), France 4.39 30
46 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 4.12 85
47 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 4.06 42
48 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 3.98 56
49 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 3.94 46
50 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 3.75 39
51 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 3.69 28
52 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 3.66 31
53 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 3.60 44
54 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 3.51 36
55 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 3.38 27
56 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 3.34 41
57 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 3.20 26
58 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 3.06 27
59 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 2.93 30
60 SIGMA Clermont, France 2.47 22
61 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 2.25 24
62 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 2.21 44
63 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 2.12 14
64 Montpellier SupAgro, France 2.09 31
65 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.08 29
66 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 2.04 32
67 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.99 7
68 University of La Rochelle, France 1.92 16
69 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 1.71 126
69 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 1.71 126
69 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 1.71 126
69 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 1.71 126
69 EDHEC Business School, France 1.71 126
69 SKEMA Business School, France 1.71 126
70 Centrale Graduate School, France 1.64 23
71 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 1.58 17
72 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.56 19
73 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.47 14
74 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 1.36 12
75 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 1.28 4
76 Artois University, France 1.25 19
77 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.24 15
78 École Centrale Lyon, France 1.18 15
79 École Centrale de Lille, France 1.12 15
80 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 1.09 5
81 Paris Dauphine University, France 1.08 33
82 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 1.07 21
83 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.98 11
84 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.84 8
85 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.71 5
86 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.71 39
87 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.69 4
88 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.59 13
89 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.54 19
90 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.54 13
91 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.53 2
92 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.50 2
93 University of Le Havre, France 0.49 8
94 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.47 11
95 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), France 0.43 1
96 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.37 2
97 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.33 1
98 University of Avignon, France 0.32 7
99 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.31 3
100 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.23 3
101 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.22 4
102 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.20 6
103 KEDGE Business School (KEDGE BS), France 0.20 1
103 The American University of Paris (AUP), France 0.20 1
104 École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), France 0.19 1
105 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.18 3
106 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.16 8
106 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.16 8
106 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.16 8
107 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.16 3
108 University of Rennes 2, France 0.12 8
109 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.10 1
110 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort-de-France, France 0.10 1
111 IONIS Education Group, France 0.08 1
112 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.08 2
113 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.07 8
113 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.07 8
113 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.07 8
113 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.07 8
113 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.07 8
113 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.07 8
113 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.07 8
113 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.07 8
114 Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (IAC), France 0.07 1
115 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.06 2
116 ECE Paris, France 0.06 1
117 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.06 3
118 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.05 2
119 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.05 2
120 Ecoles Supérieures du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE), France 0.05 1
120 École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), France 0.05 1
121 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.04 4
122 University of Paris-Est (UPE), France 0.03 1
123 HEC Paris, France 0.03 5
123 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.03 5
124 Université de Guyane, France 0.02 5
125 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.02 3
125 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.02 3
126 Lycée Nature - La Roche-sur-Yon, France 0.02 1
127 Centre Eugene Marquis, France 0.01 1
128 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.01 1
129 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.01 3

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