2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution Share 2015
1 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 86.99
2 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 74.17
3 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 72.59
4 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 67.95
5 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 66.53
6 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 62.27
7 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 50.62
8 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 48.50
9 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 45.40
10 Peking University (PKU), China 44.16
11 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 44.13
12 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 43.15
13 Nanjing University (NJU), China 41.85
14 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 41.14
15 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 40.61
16 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 40.41
17 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 37.66
18 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 36.69
19 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 36.60
20 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 36.12
21 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 35.10
22 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 33.06
23 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 32.81
24 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 31.92
25 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 31.65
26 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 31.35
27 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 30.96
28 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 30.53
29 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 30.37
30 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 29.43
31 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 29.39
32 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 29.03
33 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 28.69
34 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 28.02
35 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 27.34
36 Tsinghua University, China 26.44
37 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 26.29
38 Oregon State University, United States of America (USA) 25.78
39 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 25.61
40 University of Paris, France 25.55
41 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 24.85
42 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 24.69
43 Tongji University, China 24.46
44 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 23.93
45 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 23.49
46 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 23.15
47 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 23.13
48 Tohoku University, Japan 23.11
49 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 23.01
50 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 22.12
51 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 21.76
52 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 21.74
53 Stockholm University, Sweden 21.71
54 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 21.69
55 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 21.62
56 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 21.57
57 McGill University, Canada 21.52
58 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 21.44
59 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 21.37
60 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 20.56
61 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 20.54
62 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 20.45
63 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 19.46
64 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 19.29
65 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 19.12
66 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 19.11
67 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 19.04
68 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 19.03
69 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 18.93
70 Monash University, Australia 18.64
71 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 18.52
72 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 18.44
73 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 18.40
74 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 18.28
75 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 17.79
76 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71
77 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 17.40
78 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 17.19
79 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 16.72
80 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 16.70
81 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 16.46
82 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 16.46
83 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 16.36
84 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 16.26
85 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.25
86 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 16.20
87 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 16.17
88 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 16.15
89 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01
90 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 15.45
91 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.30
92 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 15.30
93 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 15.25
94 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 15.14
95 Curtin University, Australia 14.97
96 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 14.82
97 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 14.66
98 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.65
99 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 14.29
100 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 14.21

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