2016 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Sorbonne University, France 55.68 545
2 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 39.60 391
3 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 26.23 335
4 University of Paris, France 24.89 356
5 University of Toulouse, France 17.62 132
6 University of Lyon, France 15.94 156
7 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 15.51 258
8 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 15.48 122
9 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 14.12 241
10 University of Strasbourg, France 13.08 131
11 École Polytechnique, France 12.75 143
12 University of Bordeaux, France 12.33 73
13 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.60 113
14 University of Montpellier, France 8.49 56
15 ESPCI ParisTech, France 7.09 57
16 University of Lille Nord de France, France 6.22 39
17 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 5.81 42
18 Collège de France, France 5.66 48
19 Paris Observatory, France 5.39 101
20 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.22 28
21 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 4.66 28
22 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 4.15 38
23 University of Savoy (USMB), France 3.67 150
24 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 3.29 33
25 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 3.16 21
26 University of Rennes 1, France 3.13 25
27 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 3.02 12
28 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 2.99 31
29 Le Mans University, France 2.97 16
30 University Clermont Auvergne, France 2.84 139
31 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 2.80 18
32 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 2.25 17
33 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.24 17
34 CY Cergy Paris University, France 2.24 23
35 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 2.10 14
36 University of Burgundy, France 2.07 14
37 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.01 19
38 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.01 19
39 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 1.99 27
40 Gustave Eiffel University, France 1.98 9
41 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 1.95 21
42 University of Nantes, France 1.66 40
43 Centrale Graduate School, France 1.59 18
44 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.57 12
45 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.37 8
46 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 1.35 9
47 University of Orléans, France 1.27 20
48 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.24 29
49 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 1.21 26
50 University of Poitiers, France 1.19 5
51 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 1.09 5
52 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.02 7
53 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.98 16
54 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.93 6
55 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.90 8
56 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.74 8
57 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.71 5
58 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.71 8
59 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.68 53
59 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.68 53
59 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.68 53
59 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.68 53
59 EDHEC Business School, France 0.68 53
59 SKEMA Business School, France 0.68 53
60 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.65 7
61 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.58 2
62 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.49 3
63 University of Angers, France 0.48 4
64 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.47 4
65 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.43 28
66 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts et Industries Textiles (ENSAIT), France 0.43 1
67 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.41 2
68 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.40 6
69 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.32 6
70 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.31 3
71 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.27 1
72 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.21 4
73 University of Le Havre, France 0.21 3
74 Artois University, France 0.21 3
74 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.21 3
75 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.20 3
76 University of Rouen, France 0.16 2
77 AgroParisTech, France 0.13 2
78 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.12 4
79 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.12 6
80 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.10 1
81 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.08 1
81 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.08 1
82 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.06 5
83 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.03 1
84 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.03 3
84 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.03 3
84 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.03 3
84 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.03 3
84 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.03 3
84 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.03 3
84 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.03 3
84 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.03 3
85 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.02 2
86 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.02 1
87 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.02 1
88 University of Rennes 2, France 0.01 1
88 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.01 1
89 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.01 1
89 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.01 1
89 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.01 1
89 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.01 1
89 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.01 1
90 HEC Paris, France 0.00 1
90 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.00 1

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