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 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 55.97 193
2 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 54.43 227
3 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 46.62 147
4 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 41.26 164
5 University of Göttingen, Germany 33.14 117
6 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 32.70 144
7 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 28.52 219
8 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 25.08 112
9 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 24.52 87
10 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 23.40 104
11 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 22.88 170
12 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 22.42 201
13 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 22.36 86
14 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 22.18 84
15 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 21.69 79
16 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 19.50 76
17 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 18.63 56
18 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 17.17 99
19 Ulm University, Germany 16.45 69
20 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 14.99 66
21 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 14.90 45
22 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 14.57 89
23 Leipzig University, Germany 12.97 70
24 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 12.15 94
25 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 11.54 48
26 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 10.73 56
27 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 9.97 29
28 University of Konstanz, Germany 9.84 34
29 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 8.37 63
30 University of Potsdam, Germany 6.40 31
31 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 6.22 40
32 University of Lübeck, Germany 5.38 75
33 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 5.37 32
34 University of Greifswald, Germany 5.20 33
35 Bielefeld University, Germany 5.08 16
36 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 5.00 14
37 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 4.84 28
38 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 4.80 16
39 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 4.77 23
40 University of Oldenburg, Germany 3.87 18
41 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 3.85 42
42 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 3.81 16
43 University of Hohenheim, Germany 3.33 10
44 University of Stuttgart, Germany 3.20 13
45 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 2.76 8
46 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 2.46 6
47 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 2.23 9
48 University of Rostock, Germany 1.84 11
49 University of Kassel, Germany 1.69 6
50 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 1.52 19
51 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 1.45 3
52 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 1.35 9
53 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 1.11 11
54 TU Dortmund University, Germany 1.06 7
55 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.75 2
56 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.51 4
57 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.36 1
58 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.34 3
59 University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany 0.33 1
59 Freie Schule Charlottenburg, Germany 0.33 1
60 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.28 2
61 Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), Germany 0.20 1
62 Trier University, Germany 0.19 2
63 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.17 1
64 Coburg University of Applied Sciences (HS Coburg), Germany 0.14 1
65 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1
66 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.13 1
67 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.10 1
67 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.10 1
68 Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology (BFNT) Frankfurt, Germany 0.08 1
69 Zeppelin University (ZU), Germany 0.07 1
70 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 0.07 3
71 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.03 1
72 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.03 1
73 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.03 2
74 Hair and Nail Medicine, Germany 0.03 1
75 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.02 1
76 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.02 1
77 Staatliche Technikerschule Berlin (STB), Germany 0.01 1
78 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.01 1
78 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.01 1

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