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 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 18.44 53
2 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.30 39
3 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 15.14 61
4 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 12.66 31
5 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 10.05 33
6 University of Potsdam, Germany 9.63 42
7 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 8.87 25
8 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 8.81 24
9 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 8.65 22
10 University of Göttingen, Germany 7.31 25
11 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 6.89 23
12 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 6.80 17
13 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 6.44 22
14 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 6.11 24
15 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 6.11 19
16 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 5.78 24
17 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 5.36 12
18 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 5.32 20
19 University of Oldenburg, Germany 5.13 20
20 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 4.56 17
21 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 4.23 6
22 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 3.96 16
23 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 3.70 25
24 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 3.26 7
25 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 3.09 6
26 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 2.98 6
27 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 2.86 8
28 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 2.83 12
29 Leipzig University, Germany 2.30 18
30 Bielefeld University, Germany 2.21 6
31 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 2.15 6
32 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 1.98 11
33 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 1.76 9
34 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 1.69 4
35 University of Greifswald, Germany 1.10 6
36 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 1.09 3
37 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.00 4
38 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.88 3
39 University of Siegen, Germany 0.87 2
40 University of Konstanz, Germany 0.86 5
41 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.67 3
42 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.64 8
43 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.54 17
44 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.50 1
45 University of Rostock, Germany 0.48 2
46 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.48 2
47 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 0.40 7
48 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.33 1
49 Trier University, Germany 0.32 2
50 Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), Germany 0.20 1
51 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.17 1
51 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.17 1
52 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1
53 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.11 2
54 Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden), Germany 0.07 1
54 Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), Germany 0.07 1
55 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.07 1
56 Ulm University, Germany 0.06 1
57 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 0.04 1
58 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.02 1
59 Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany 0.02 1
60 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.02 1
61 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.01 1

Footnote

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