2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 34.96 327
2 Sorbonne University, France 34.27 331
3 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 21.85 134
4 University of Montpellier, France 20.23 211
5 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 19.85 226
6 University of Toulouse, France 18.19 117
7 University of Strasbourg, France 16.87 113
8 University of Lyon, France 14.45 118
9 University of Bordeaux, France 11.95 90
10 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.11 82
11 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.49 85
12 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.94 51
13 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.92 46
14 AgroParisTech, France 3.69 42
15 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.41 62
16 University of Rennes 1, France 2.44 19
17 Collège de France, France 2.40 32
18 University of Nantes, France 2.35 22
19 ESPCI ParisTech, France 2.30 17
20 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.76 75
21 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.64 15
22 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.46 26
23 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.29 23
24 École Polytechnique, France 1.22 11
25 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.15 22
26 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.09 14
27 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.05 13
28 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.04 11
29 University of La Rochelle, France 1.03 8
30 University of Burgundy, France 1.02 15
31 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.92 11
32 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.92 33
33 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.88 8
34 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.85 2
35 University of Rouen, France 0.82 10
36 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.76 8
37 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.76 5
38 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.71 46
38 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.71 46
38 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.71 46
38 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.71 46
38 EDHEC Business School, France 0.71 46
38 SKEMA Business School, France 0.71 46
39 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.67 13
40 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.67 20
41 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.64 7
42 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.62 18
43 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.61 7
44 University of Poitiers, France 0.52 6
45 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.52 6
46 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.50 16
47 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.47 6
48 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.46 5
49 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.44 9
50 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.40 6
51 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.35 11
52 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.33 1
53 University of Angers, France 0.33 9
54 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.32 11
55 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.25 1
56 University of Orléans, France 0.24 5
57 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.23 3
58 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.22 4
59 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.18 13
60 Paris Observatory, France 0.17 4
61 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.17 3
62 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.15 5
63 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.15 4
64 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.13 2
65 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.12 4
66 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.11 9
67 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.10 8
68 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.10 2
69 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.10 1
70 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort-de-France, France 0.10 1
71 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.09 6
72 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.09 5
73 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.09 9
74 IONIS Education Group, France 0.08 1
74 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.08 1
75 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.08 2
75 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.08 2
76 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.07 2
77 Artois University, France 0.07 1
78 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.06 2
79 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.05 2
80 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.05 2
81 University of Avignon, France 0.05 2
82 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.05 2
83 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 1
84 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.03 2
85 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.03 1
86 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.03 3
86 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.03 3
86 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.03 3
86 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.03 3
86 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.03 3
86 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.03 3
86 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.03 3
86 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.03 3
87 University of Paris-Est (UPE), France 0.03 1
88 Université de Guyane, France 0.02 5
89 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.02 4
90 Lycée Nature - La Roche-sur-Yon, France 0.02 1
91 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 0.02 1
92 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.01 1
93 Centre Eugene Marquis, France 0.01 1
94 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.01 1
94 University of Le Havre, France 0.01 1
95 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.01 3
95 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.01 3
96 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.01 1
97 University of Rennes 2, France 0.00 2
98 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.00 2
98 Le Mans University, France 0.00 2
98 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.00 2
98 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.00 2
99 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.00 2
99 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.00 2
99 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.00 2
100 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.00 2

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