2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Sorbonne University, France 4.16 56
2 University of Paris, France 3.96 54
3 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 2.08 39
4 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.79 30
5 University of Toulouse, France 1.72 32
6 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.24 22
7 University of Strasbourg, France 1.12 12
8 University of Lyon, France 0.95 13
9 University of Montpellier, France 0.92 22
10 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.85 5
11 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.66 11
12 Collège de France, France 0.60 5
13 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.54 23
14 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 0.50 11
15 École Polytechnique, France 0.39 11
16 Paris Observatory, France 0.37 11
17 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.37 3
18 University of Bordeaux, France 0.31 8
19 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.30 13
20 University of Orléans, France 0.15 7
21 AgroParisTech, France 0.14 10
22 University of Nantes, France 0.13 6
23 University of Rennes 1, France 0.13 3
24 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.13 4
25 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.12 7
26 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.12 11
26 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.12 11
26 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.12 11
26 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.12 11
26 EDHEC Business School, France 0.12 11
26 SKEMA Business School, France 0.12 11
27 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.12 7
28 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.11 5
29 University of Burgundy, France 0.10 1
30 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.09 1
31 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.09 4
32 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.09 4
33 University of Angers, France 0.07 4
34 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.07 2
35 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.07 1
36 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.06 2
37 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.06 2
38 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.06 4
39 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.05 1
40 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 1
41 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.04 2
42 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.04 2
43 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.04 1
44 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.03 5
45 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.03 1
46 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.02 1
47 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.02 5
48 University of Poitiers, France 0.02 1
49 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.02 5
49 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.02 5
50 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.02 2
51 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.02 2
52 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.02 1
52 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.02 1
53 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.02 1
54 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.01 3
55 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.01 2
56 Université de Guyane, France 0.01 3
56 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.01 3
57 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.01 1
58 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.01 1
59 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.01 2
60 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.01 2
61 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.01 1
62 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.01 1
63 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.01 3
64 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.01 1
65 HEC Paris, France 0.00 1
65 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.00 1
66 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.00 1
66 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.00 1

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