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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 86.99 222
2 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 32.81 111
3 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 31.65 95
4 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 29.39 99
5 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 29.03 104
6 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 27.34 98
7 University of Paris, France 25.55 131
8 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 24.85 103
9 Stockholm University, Sweden 21.71 67
10 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 21.69 52
11 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 21.44 86
12 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 20.56 73
13 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 19.29 77
14 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 18.44 53
15 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 17.79 68
16 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 16.72 58
17 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 16.26 40
18 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 16.15 64
19 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 15.45 44
20 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.30 39
21 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 15.14 61
22 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 13.60 55
23 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 13.39 33
24 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 13.19 60
25 Sorbonne University, France 12.99 167
26 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 12.68 40
27 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 12.66 31
28 University of Helsinki, Finland 12.18 43
29 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 11.68 53
30 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 10.87 44
31 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 10.05 33
32 Lund University (LU), Sweden 10.02 37
33 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 9.96 30
34 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 9.64 43
35 University of Potsdam, Germany 9.63 42
36 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 9.21 55
37 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 9.05 45
38 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 8.87 25
39 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 8.85 44
40 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 8.81 24
41 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 8.65 22
42 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 8.45 21
43 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.45 32
44 University of Lyon, France 8.44 61
45 University of Iceland, Iceland 8.10 26
46 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 7.70 27
47 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 7.68 19
48 University of Lorraine (UL), France 7.67 43
49 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 7.38 14
50 University of Göttingen, Germany 7.31 25
51 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 7.31 23
52 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 7.26 31
53 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 7.20 33
54 University of Vienna, Austria 7.16 23
55 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 6.89 23
56 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 6.80 17
57 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 6.68 21
58 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 6.54 34
59 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 6.51 23
60 University of Toulouse, France 6.50 88
61 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 6.47 75
62 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 6.44 22
63 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 6.31 30
64 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 6.22 85
65 University Clermont Auvergne, France 6.17 37
66 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 6.11 24
67 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 6.11 19
68 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.10 16
69 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 6.09 18
70 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 6.03 35
71 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 6.01 19
72 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 6.00 13
73 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 5.99 70
74 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 5.97 34
75 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.96 15
76 University of Savoy (USMB), France 5.84 63
77 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 5.82 24
78 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 5.78 24
79 Gustave Eiffel University, France 5.68 64
80 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 5.67 21
81 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 5.63 23
82 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 5.36 12
83 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 5.32 20
84 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 5.29 15
85 University of Oldenburg, Germany 5.13 20
86 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 5.02 16
87 University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 4.82 17
88 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 4.66 32
89 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 4.56 17
90 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 4.54 25
91 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 4.49 12
92 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.41 7
93 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 4.36 10
94 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 4.24 12
95 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 4.23 6
96 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 4.18 18
97 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 4.18 19
98 University of Roma Tre, Italy 4.18 9
99 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 4.11 19
100 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 4.01 14

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