2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Paris, France 25.55 131
2 Sorbonne University, France 12.99 167
3 University of Lyon, France 8.44 61
4 University of Lorraine (UL), France 7.67 43
5 University of Toulouse, France 6.50 88
6 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 6.47 75
7 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 6.22 85
8 University Clermont Auvergne, France 6.17 37
9 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 5.99 70
10 University of Savoy (USMB), France 5.84 63
11 Gustave Eiffel University, France 5.68 64
12 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.51 28
13 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 3.11 41
14 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 3.03 33
15 University of Lille Nord de France, France 2.94 22
16 University of Orléans, France 2.84 22
17 University of Montpellier, France 2.76 35
18 University of Nantes, France 2.73 28
19 École Polytechnique, France 2.68 40
20 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 2.56 31
21 University of Strasbourg, France 2.54 21
22 University of Rennes 1, France 2.50 21
23 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 2.44 8
24 University of Bordeaux, France 2.18 19
25 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 2.14 17
26 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 2.02 14
27 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.98 10
28 University of Angers, France 1.97 21
29 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.87 7
30 University of Poitiers, France 1.80 4
31 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.78 36
32 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 1.70 22
33 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.62 35
34 Collège de France, France 1.40 21
35 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.39 13
36 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.39 14
37 AgroParisTech, France 1.32 10
38 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.28 17
39 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.04 13
40 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.82 10
41 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.80 7
42 University of La Rochelle, France 0.73 8
43 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.72 2
44 Paris Observatory, France 0.61 15
45 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.57 6
46 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.39 2
47 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.38 10
48 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.37 2
49 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.36 6
50 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.33 1
51 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.28 2
52 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.27 7
53 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.26 1
54 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.25 2
55 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.23 3
56 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.23 6
57 KEDGE Business School (KEDGE BS), France 0.20 1
57 The American University of Paris (AUP), France 0.20 1
58 École Supérieure de Chimie Organique et Minérale (ESCOM), France 0.19 1
58 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 0.19 1
59 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.18 3
60 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.17 3
61 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.16 5
62 University of Avignon, France 0.16 4
63 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.15 2
64 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.14 22
64 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.14 22
64 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.14 22
64 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.14 22
64 EDHEC Business School, France 0.14 22
64 SKEMA Business School, France 0.14 22
65 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.12 5
66 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.09 4
67 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.08 1
68 University of Rennes 2, France 0.07 3
69 Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (IAC), France 0.07 1
69 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.07 1
70 Artois University, France 0.07 3
71 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.06 2
72 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.06 1
73 Ecoles Supérieures du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE), France 0.05 1
73 École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), France 0.05 1
74 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.04 1
75 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.04 2
76 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.04 2
77 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.04 1
77 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.04 1
78 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.04 1
79 University of Rouen, France 0.02 1
80 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.02 1
81 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.02 1
82 Lycée Nature - La Roche-sur-Yon, France 0.02 1
83 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.01 1
83 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.01 1
83 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.01 1
83 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.01 1
83 University of Burgundy, France 0.01 1
84 Université de Guyane, France 0.01 2
85 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.01 1
86 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.01 1

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