2016 tables: Institutions

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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 123.77 551
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 103.86 336
3 Leiden University, Netherlands 86.38 310
4 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 78.74 197
5 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 71.66 452
6 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 62.33 456
7 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 52.46 112
8 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 46.75 338
9 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 39.31 319
10 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 35.87 144
11 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 29.67 62
12 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 23.90 149
13 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 20.46 101
14 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.55 77
15 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 10.03 49
16 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 5.89 21
17 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 4.70 11
18 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 3.89 22
19 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 3.08 16
20 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 2.96 27
21 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 2.88 15
22 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 2.75 29
23 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 2.66 19
24 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 2.61 14
25 Deltares, Netherlands 1.45 7
26 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 1.18 4
27 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 1.13 6
28 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 1.12 4
29 TI-COAST, Netherlands 0.88 6
30 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands 0.58 4
31 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.56 4
32 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.56 4
33 In2Care B.V., Netherlands 0.55 1
34 PWN, Netherlands 0.53 2
35 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 0.52 3
36 Solenne B.V., Netherlands 0.50 1
37 ASM International NV, Netherlands 0.40 2
38 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.37 5
39 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 0.36 2
40 Biothane Systems International B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1
41 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.32 16
42 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.31 1
43 ASML, Netherlands 0.29 1
44 Ecofys Group, Netherlands 0.28 1
45 National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis Museum), Netherlands 0.27 2
46 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.26 5
47 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.25 1
47 Avantium, Netherlands 0.25 1
48 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.23 2
49 Biaqua B.V., Netherlands 0.22 1
50 Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Netherlands 0.22 1
51 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.20 6
52 MicroLife Solutions (MLS), Netherlands 0.20 1
52 Everest Coatings, Netherlands 0.20 1
52 Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1
52 InProcess-LSP, Netherlands 0.20 1
52 Van Remmen UV Techniek B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1
52 LUXeXceL Group B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1
53 MRC-Holland B.V., Netherlands 0.20 2
54 Diakonessenhuis, Netherlands 0.17 2
55 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.17 1
55 SGS Nederland B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1
55 Het Waterlaboratorium, Netherlands 0.17 1
55 World Waternet, Netherlands 0.17 1
55 Waterschap Noorderzijlvest, Netherlands 0.17 1
55 Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands 0.17 1
55 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1
55 Synthon Holding B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1
56 BioSolar Cells, Netherlands 0.16 2
57 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.15 2
58 Ppo.labs, Netherlands 0.14 1
58 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.14 1
58 Hydrochemical consultant, Netherlands 0.14 1
58 Aqualab Zuid B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1
58 Arcarios B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1
58 smartTIP, Netherlands 0.14 1
59 St. Antonius Hospital, Netherlands 0.14 2
60 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.14 4
61 Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), Netherlands 0.14 2
62 Noldus Information Technology B.V., Netherlands 0.13 1
62 Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Netherlands 0.13 1
62 Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands 0.13 1
63 St. Elisabeth Hospital, Netherlands 0.11 2
64 Van Gogh Museum, Netherlands 0.11 1
65 thromboDx B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1
66 Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands 0.10 1
67 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.10 1
67 Nuolan Net, Netherlands 0.10 1
67 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 1
68 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.08 2
69 Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands 0.08 1
69 IBIS Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1
69 Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), Netherlands 0.08 1
69 Kempenhaeghe Expertise Centre for Epileptology and Sleep Medicine, Netherlands 0.08 1
70 Sylics (Synaptologics BV), Netherlands 0.07 1
71 Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands 0.06 1
71 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.06 1
72 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.06 2
73 HAS University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.06 1
73 ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1
73 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.06 1
74 The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), Netherlands 0.05 1
74 St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation, Netherlands 0.05 1
75 SomantiX B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1
76 Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis (JBZ), Netherlands 0.05 1
77 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.04 1
78 Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Netherlands 0.04 1
79 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.04 3
80 Institute for Translational Vaccinology (Intravacc), Netherlands 0.04 1
81 Veterinary Specialist Centre Wagenrenk (VSC Wagenrenk), Netherlands 0.03 1
82 The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Netherlands 0.03 1
83 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.03 1
84 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.03 13
85 Van der Hout Forestry Consulting, Netherlands 0.02 2
86 Natuurmuseum Fryslân, Netherlands 0.02 1
87 Maastricht Natural History Museum, Netherlands 0.02 1
88 Centre for People with Intellectual Disability, Netherlands 0.01 1
88 Atrium-Orbis Medical Center, Netherlands 0.01 1
89 Barenbrug, Netherlands 0.01 1
90 EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, Netherlands 0.01 1
91 Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Netherlands 0.01 3
92 SmarterVision B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1
93 University of Applied Sciences Leiden (UAS Leiden), Netherlands 0.01 1
94 Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Netherlands 0.01 1
94 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1
95 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), Netherlands 0.01 1
96 RIPE Network Coordination Centre (RIPE NCC), Netherlands 0.00 1
97 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 4
98 Aegon N.V., Netherlands 0.00 1
99 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 4
100 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.00 1
101 European Centre for Public Health Genomics (ECPHG), Netherlands 0.00 1
102 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.00 1

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