2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 University of Strasbourg, France 35.05 139
2 University of Toulouse, France 21.48 109
3 Sorbonne University, France 21.07 123
4 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 21.04 164
5 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 20.70 102
6 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.34 126
7 University of Montpellier, France 19.24 100
8 University of Lyon, France 16.37 82
9 University of Bordeaux, France 14.89 82
10 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 13.02 72
11 University of Rennes 1, France 10.52 70
12 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 9.90 80
13 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 7.65 47
14 University of Lille Nord de France, France 7.65 42
15 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.39 57
16 University of Paris, France 7.00 38
17 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 6.49 68
18 ESPCI ParisTech, France 5.17 33
19 University of Nantes, France 4.04 29
20 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 3.91 22
21 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.91 21
22 École Polytechnique, France 3.87 19
23 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 3.81 19
24 University of Rouen, France 3.73 18
25 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.73 41
26 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.58 19
27 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 3.00 29
28 University of Burgundy, France 2.87 18
29 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.76 21
30 University of Lorraine (UL), France 2.65 19
31 University of Orléans, France 2.47 15
32 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.34 20
33 University of Angers, France 2.24 13
34 Collège de France, France 2.17 23
35 Le Mans University, France 2.03 11
36 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.97 6
37 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.94 7
38 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.85 9
39 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.78 9
40 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.61 8
41 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.25 9
42 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 1.12 13
43 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 1.07 2
44 University of Poitiers, France 1.06 3
45 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.06 14
46 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.05 4
47 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.98 13
48 Artois University, France 0.91 12
48 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.91 12
49 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.89 4
50 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.85 11
51 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.85 7
52 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.84 16
53 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.82 7
54 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.80 6
55 AgroParisTech, France 0.71 8
56 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.70 8
57 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.66 5
58 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.65 6
59 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.58 2
60 University of La Rochelle, France 0.54 3
61 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.50 8
62 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.41 8
63 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.40 6
64 University of Le Havre, France 0.38 5
65 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.36 3
66 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.33 2
67 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.27 2
68 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.26 4
69 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.25 1
70 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.25 8
71 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.24 10
71 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.24 10
71 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.24 10
71 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.24 10
71 EDHEC Business School, France 0.24 10
71 SKEMA Business School, France 0.24 10
72 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.24 3
73 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.23 7
74 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.21 2
75 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.20 5
76 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.18 2
77 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.17 6
78 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.15 5
78 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.15 5
78 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.15 5
79 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.14 3
80 University of Avignon, France 0.13 2
81 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.11 6
82 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.09 7
83 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.08 2
84 ECE Paris, France 0.06 1
85 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.04 1
86 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.03 2
86 University of Rennes 2, France 0.03 2
86 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.03 2
87 HEC Paris, France 0.02 3
87 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.02 3
88 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.01 2
88 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.01 2
88 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.01 2
88 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.01 2
88 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.01 2
88 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.01 2
88 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.01 2
88 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.01 2
88 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.01 2
88 Paris Observatory, France 0.01 2
89 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.01 2
90 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.01 1
90 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.01 1
91 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.01 1

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