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 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 29
2 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 3.50 26
3 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 3.05 8
4 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 2.87 19
5 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.69 11
6 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 2.31 13
7 University of Konstanz, Germany 2.18 6
8 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.10 6
9 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 2.00 10
10 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 1.87 9
11 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.70 20
12 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 1.60 4
13 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 1.57 6
14 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 1.57 12
15 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 1.37 23
16 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 1.32 9
17 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 1.30 5
18 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 1.26 12
19 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 1.22 14
20 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.19 5
21 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 1.10 4
22 Ulm University, Germany 1.04 10
23 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 1.01 10
24 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.93 3
25 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.91 9
26 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.87 10
27 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 0.84 16
28 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 0.84 7
29 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.61 8
30 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 0.53 12
31 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 0.49 19
32 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.48 1
33 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.41 3
34 University of Oldenburg, Germany 0.36 5
35 TU Dortmund University, Germany 0.34 2
36 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 0.25 1
37 University of Rostock, Germany 0.24 3
38 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 0.24 6
39 Leipzig University, Germany 0.23 11
40 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 0.21 5
41 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.19 7
42 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.18 8
43 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.17 1
44 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.13 1
45 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.12 2
46 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.10 5
47 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 0.10 3
48 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.06 1
49 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.05 2
50 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 0.04 1
51 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 0.04 1
52 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.03 1
52 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.03 1
53 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.03 3
54 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.02 1
55 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.00 1

Footnote

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