2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 242.73 994
2 University of Strasbourg, France 35.05 139
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 33.48 182
4 University of Toulouse, France 21.48 109
5 Sorbonne University, France 21.07 123
6 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 21.04 164
7 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 20.70 102
8 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.34 126
9 University of Montpellier, France 19.24 100
10 University of Lyon, France 16.37 82
11 University of Bordeaux, France 14.89 82
12 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 13.02 72
13 University of Rennes 1, France 10.52 70
14 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 10.48 111
15 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 9.90 80
16 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 7.65 47
17 University of Lille Nord de France, France 7.65 42
18 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 7.44 46
19 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.39 57
20 University of Paris, France 7.00 38
21 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 6.49 68
22 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 6.03 58
23 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 5.24 35
24 ESPCI ParisTech, France 5.17 33
25 Sanofi, France 4.48 10
26 University of Nantes, France 4.04 29
27 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 3.91 22
28 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.91 21
29 École Polytechnique, France 3.87 19
30 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 3.81 19
31 University of Rouen, France 3.73 18
32 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.73 41
33 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.58 19
34 Pasteur Institute, France 3.49 23
35 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 3.00 29
36 University of Burgundy, France 2.87 18
37 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.76 21
38 University of Lorraine (UL), France 2.65 19
39 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 2.62 21
40 University of Orléans, France 2.47 15
41 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.34 20
42 University of Angers, France 2.24 13
43 Collège de France, France 2.17 23
44 Le Mans University, France 2.03 11
45 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.97 6
46 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.94 7
47 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 1.91 4
48 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.85 9
49 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.78 9
50 Curie Institute, France 1.63 19
51 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.61 8
52 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.47 23
53 Diverchim, France 1.40 3
54 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.25 9
55 Pierre Fabre SA, France 1.14 5
56 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 1.12 13
57 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 1.07 2
58 University of Poitiers, France 1.06 3
59 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.06 14
60 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.05 4
61 Arkema S.A., France 1.03 4
62 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.98 13
63 Artois University, France 0.91 12
63 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.91 12
64 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.89 4
65 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.85 2
66 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.85 10
67 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.85 11
68 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.85 7
69 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.84 16
70 Servier Laboratories, France 0.83 3
71 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.82 7
72 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.80 6
73 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.73 10
74 Total S.A., France 0.71 3
75 AgroParisTech, France 0.71 8
76 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.70 8
77 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.66 5
78 L'Oréal International, France 0.66 2
79 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.65 6
80 International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), France 0.63 1
81 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.58 2
82 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 0.57 4
83 France Ministry of Defense, France 0.57 3
84 University of La Rochelle, France 0.54 3
85 Ecosystèmes Aquatiques et Changements Globaux (EABX), IRSTEA, France 0.50 1
86 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.50 8
87 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.48 5
88 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.41 8
89 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.40 6
90 University of Le Havre, France 0.38 5
91 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.38 7
92 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.36 3
93 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.33 2
94 National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), France 0.33 3
95 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.32 17
96 Thales S.A., France 0.30 4
97 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 0.29 3
98 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.27 2
99 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.26 4
100 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.25 1
100 NEXDOT, France 0.25 1

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