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 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.05 581
2 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 137.25 381
3 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 128.62 508
4 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 125.38 448
5 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 120.45 314
6 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 106.73 252
7 University of Göttingen, Germany 106.02 354
8 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 103.10 461
9 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 98.79 267
10 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 95.60 366
11 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 92.25 313
12 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 89.62 290
13 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 87.61 496
14 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 86.41 376
15 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 83.95 330
16 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 81.88 269
17 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 78.94 349
18 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 74.09 160
19 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 72.16 202
20 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 65.76 139
21 University of Stuttgart, Germany 59.94 143
22 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 59.79 192
23 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 58.79 203
24 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 53.08 123
25 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 46.23 98
26 Leipzig University, Germany 44.68 132
27 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 44.50 169
28 University of Konstanz, Germany 43.99 89
29 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 41.06 165
30 Ulm University, Germany 38.43 134
31 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 37.77 114
32 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 36.20 83
33 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 35.93 108
34 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 33.48 116
35 University of Potsdam, Germany 30.85 117
36 Bielefeld University, Germany 30.01 64
37 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 27.95 97
38 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 26.61 75
39 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 26.43 91
40 University of Rostock, Germany 24.57 102
41 TU Dortmund University, Germany 22.92 184
42 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 22.48 166
43 University of Siegen, Germany 20.96 117
44 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 19.50 80
45 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 16.89 50
46 University of Oldenburg, Germany 16.05 56
47 University of Augsburg, Germany 15.46 44
48 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.42 95
49 University of Greifswald, Germany 14.09 55
50 University of Wuppertal, Germany 13.71 116
51 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 11.27 30
52 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 11.25 24
53 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 9.44 40
54 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 9.04 30
55 University of Kassel, Germany 8.56 22
56 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 7.97 19
57 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 6.73 20
58 University of Lübeck, Germany 6.71 80
59 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 5.38 27
60 University of Hohenheim, Germany 4.98 15
61 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 4.42 9
62 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 3.59 7
63 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.87 10
64 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 2.54 6
65 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.36 27
66 Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.29 2
67 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 1.24 15
68 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.83 2
69 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.51 4
70 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.50 1
70 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.50 1
70 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Germany 0.50 1
71 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 2
72 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.45 2
73 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.44 2
74 Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Germany 0.40 1
75 Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.38 1
76 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.36 1
77 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.34 3
78 University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany 0.33 1
78 Freie Schule Charlottenburg, Germany 0.33 1
79 Trier University, Germany 0.33 3
80 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.28 2
81 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 1
82 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.25 2
83 Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 1
83 Aalen University, Germany 0.20 1
83 Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), Germany 0.20 1
84 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.17 2
84 RheinMain University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1
84 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.17 1
85 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1
85 Hochschule für Telekommunikation Leipzig (HfTL), Germany 0.14 1
85 Coburg University of Applied Sciences (HS Coburg), Germany 0.14 1
86 Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany 0.14 3
87 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1
88 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.13 1
89 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.11 3
90 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.10 1
91 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.08 3
92 Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.08 1
92 Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology (BFNT) Frankfurt, Germany 0.08 1
93 Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), Germany 0.08 1
94 Zeppelin University (ZU), Germany 0.07 1
94 Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden), Germany 0.07 1
94 Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), Germany 0.07 1
95 University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany 0.06 1
95 Technische Hochschule Nürnberg Georg Simon Ohm, Germany 0.06 1
96 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.05 2
97 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.03 1
98 Hair and Nail Medicine, Germany 0.03 1
99 Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium (FKG), Germany 0.03 1
100 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.03 1
101 Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg), Germany 0.02 1
101 University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany 0.02 1
101 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.02 1
102 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.01 13
103 Staatliche Technikerschule Berlin (STB), Germany 0.01 1
104 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.01 1

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