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 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 17.54 80
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 17.08 50
3 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 17.04 74
4 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 11.24 47
5 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.18 23
6 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 5.84 26
7 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 5.48 46
8 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 5.23 15
9 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 5.19 33
10 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 5.18 16
11 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 4.65 28
12 Sorbonne University, France 4.16 56
13 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 29
14 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 4.06 23
15 University of Paris, France 3.96 54
16 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 3.81 24
17 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 3.78 29
18 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 3.65 30
19 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 3.50 26
20 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 3.38 10
21 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 3.18 22
22 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 3.18 18
23 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 3.13 19
24 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 3.05 8
25 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 2.96 9
26 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 2.87 19
27 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 2.85 25
28 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 2.78 26
29 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.69 11
30 University of Vienna, Austria 2.42 13
31 Stockholm University, Sweden 2.34 30
32 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 2.31 13
33 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 2.25 16
34 University of Konstanz, Germany 2.18 6
35 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 2.14 14
36 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.11 12
37 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.10 6
38 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 2.08 39
39 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 2.03 13
40 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 2.00 10
41 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 2.00 13
42 Lund University (LU), Sweden 1.96 13
43 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 1.93 11
44 Leiden University, Netherlands 1.90 37
45 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 1.89 23
46 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 1.87 9
47 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 1.79 5
48 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.79 30
49 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 1.78 7
50 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.75 9
51 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 1.72 19
52 University of Toulouse, France 1.72 32
53 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 1.71 5
54 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.70 20
55 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 1.65 4
56 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 1.61 9
57 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 1.60 4
58 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 1.59 7
59 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 1.57 6
60 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 1.57 12
61 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 1.52 8
62 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.52 10
63 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 1.49 12
64 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.39 7
65 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 1.37 23
66 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 1.33 12
67 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 1.32 5
68 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 1.32 9
69 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 1.30 5
70 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 1.29 4
71 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 1.26 12
72 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 1.25 3
73 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.24 22
74 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 1.23 6
75 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 1.22 14
76 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 1.22 18
77 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.19 5
78 University of Helsinki, Finland 1.17 16
79 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 1.12 12
80 University of Strasbourg, France 1.12 12
81 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 1.12 8
82 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 1.10 11
83 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 1.10 4
84 Aalto University, Finland 1.08 6
85 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 1.07 14
86 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 1.07 12
87 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 6
88 Ulm University, Germany 1.04 10
89 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 1.02 3
90 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 1.01 10
91 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 0.99 6
92 University of Lyon, France 0.95 13
93 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.93 3
94 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.93 9
95 University of Montpellier, France 0.92 22
96 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 0.91 9
97 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.91 9
98 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.87 10
99 Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Bulgaria 0.87 3
100 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.85 5

Footnote

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