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 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.14 479
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.68 350
3 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 143
4 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.38 187
5 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 91
6 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 125
7 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 82
8 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 99
9 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 98
10 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 93
11 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 88
12 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 41.35 138
13 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 40.02 73
14 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 37.92 115
15 University of Stuttgart, Germany 37.79 72
16 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 37.34 59
17 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 31.91 55
18 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 31.01 92
19 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 29.18 49
20 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 27.45 41
21 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 24.38 59
22 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 24.22 38
23 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 23.23 39
24 University of Konstanz, Germany 20.63 29
25 Leipzig University, Germany 19.65 33
26 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 19.17 33
27 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 17.14 42
28 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 16.99 39
29 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 16.09 51
30 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 15.58 36
31 University of Rostock, Germany 15.54 29
32 Bielefeld University, Germany 14.18 21
33 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 13.52 23
34 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 13.37 28
35 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 12.05 26
36 TU Dortmund University, Germany 11.79 27
37 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 11.77 26
38 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 11.05 23
39 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 10.17 27
40 Ulm University, Germany 10.11 27
41 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 9.89 23
42 University of Potsdam, Germany 9.82 28
43 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 9.59 27
44 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 9.54 17
45 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 9.42 20
46 University of Wuppertal, Germany 8.89 18
47 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 7.76 15
48 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 7.59 21
49 BASF SE, Germany 7.30 42
50 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 7.13 30
51 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.75 11
52 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 6.39 15
53 University of Oldenburg, Germany 6.10 11
54 University of Siegen, Germany 5.61 14
55 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 5.31 30
56 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 4.28 10
57 University of Augsburg, Germany 3.71 13
58 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 3.64 7
59 University of Greifswald, Germany 3.45 8
60 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.89 12
61 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 2.87 8
62 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 2.64 6
63 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 2.33 4
64 Merck KGaA, Germany 2.23 13
65 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 2.17 5
66 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 1.69 11
67 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 1.65 10
68 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 1.64 6
69 University of Hohenheim, Germany 1.54 3
70 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 1.44 3
71 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 8
72 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 1.38 4
73 University of Lübeck, Germany 1.26 5
74 University of Kassel, Germany 1.15 3
75 Bayer AG, Germany 1.13 8
76 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 1.13 3
77 Siemens AG, Germany 1.07 4
78 Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.00 1
78 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 3
79 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.97 5
80 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.83 2
81 Superon GmbH, Germany 0.75 1
82 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
82 Institut Kirchhoff Berlin GmbH, Germany 0.50 1
82 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.50 1
82 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Germany 0.50 1
83 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 2
84 Evotec AG, Germany 0.40 1
84 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.40 1
85 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.39 2
86 Münster University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.38 1
86 Johannes Wesling Klinikum Minden, Germany 0.38 1
87 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 0.37 2
88 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.35 2
89 Solvo GmbH, Germany 0.33 1
90 Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany 0.32 2
91 Corimmun GmbH, Germany 0.31 1
92 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.31 2
93 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 0.30 3
94 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.30 4
95 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.29 1
96 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 0.28 3
97 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 0.28 2
98 PAS Technology Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
98 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 1
98 Mikrobiologisches Labor Dr. Michael Lohmeyer GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
99 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.25 2
100 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.23 2

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