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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 207
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 201
3 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 38.55 61
4 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 29.68 86
5 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 24.91 55
6 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 19.39 41
7 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 14.96 34
8 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 12.13 47
9 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 11.46 32
10 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 8.82 23
11 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 6.19 16
12 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 1.99 4
13 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 1.78 4
14 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 1.75 4
15 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 1.38 2
16 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 1.17 2
17 Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtechnique SA (CSEM SA), Switzerland 0.97 4
18 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 0.96 8
19 MyCartis, Switzerland 0.89 1
20 University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland 0.83 4
21 Clariant International Ltd., Switzerland 0.58 2
22 Polyphor Ltd., Switzerland 0.50 1
22 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.50 2
22 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 0.50 1
22 Federal Office for Civil Protection (FOCP), Switzerland 0.50 1
23 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.48 2
24 Evolva Holding SA, Switzerland 0.45 1
25 Histide AG, Switzerland 0.40 1
26 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 0.25 1
26 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 0.25 1
26 Bio API SA, Switzerland 0.25 1
27 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.23 2
28 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.22 1
29 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 0.20 1
29 Edel for Life, Switzerland 0.20 1
30 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.20 2
31 Agroscope, Switzerland 0.17 1
32 Spectroswiss Sarl, Switzerland 0.14 1
32 FGen GmbH, Switzerland 0.14 1
33 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 0.13 2
34 DBS System, Ltd., Switzerland 0.13 1
35 CovalX AG, Switzerland 0.10 1
36 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 0.10 2
37 Agroscope, Swiss National Stud Farm (SNSF), Switzerland 0.05 1
38 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 0.04 2
39 Kanton Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 0.03 1
39 The Basel Life Sciences Agency (EVA), Switzerland 0.03 1
40 Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), Switzerland 0.02 1
41 Mymetics S.A., Switzerland 0.00 1
41 IPPOX Foundation, Switzerland 0.00 1

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