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 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 247
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 227
3 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 146
4 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 149
5 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 83
6 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 40.67 84
7 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 34.75 97
8 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 32.91 101
9 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 30.49 58
10 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.56 93
11 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 29.19 54
12 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 29.12 59
13 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 27.48 58
14 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 27.12 82
15 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 26.76 49
16 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 24.58 55
17 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 20.90 61
18 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 19.61 50
19 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 19.12 33
20 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 15.83 35
21 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 15.53 41
22 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 15.37 53
23 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 14.40 34
24 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 14.06 77
25 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 13.10 48
26 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 11.55 30
27 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 11.08 27
28 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 10.13 19
29 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 10.02 20
30 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 6.25 16
31 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 5.77 18
32 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 5.72 15
33 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 5.68 16
34 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 5.64 16
35 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 5.61 16
36 Loughborough University, United Kingdom (UK) 5.56 10
37 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 4.48 9
38 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 3.10 10
39 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 2.99 5
40 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 2.97 6
41 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.97 9
42 University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (UK) 2.93 6
43 National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom (UK) 2.34 9
44 Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.15 4
45 University of Hull, United Kingdom (UK) 2.07 11
46 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.96 5
47 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), United Kingdom (UK) 1.86 6
48 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 1.75 8
49 University of Ulster (UU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.75 2
50 Aston University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.55 5
51 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 1.51 6
52 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 1.48 10
53 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.48 3
54 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 1.43 8
55 LGC Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 1.42 2
56 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 1.37 5
57 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 1.36 7
58 Quadram Institute Bioscience, United Kingdom (UK) 1.34 3
59 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.33 5
60 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.30 4
61 Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.22 2
62 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 1.08 2
63 GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 4
64 Cancer Research Technology Ltd. (CRT), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 1
64 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom (UK) 1.00 1
65 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.86 5
66 Brunel University London, United Kingdom (UK) 0.85 3
67 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.83 2
67 University of Hertfordshire (UH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.83 2
68 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.83 3
69 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.70 2
70 The Open University (OU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.60 1
71 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.59 3
72 Rothamsted Research, United Kingdom (UK) 0.57 1
73 University of Bolton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.56 1
74 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 1
75 University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK) 0.54 2
76 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 7
77 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1
77 London Metropolitan University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1
77 Glencroft (95 Epsom Road) Guildford Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1
78 Anglo American plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.49 2
79 Dextra Laboratories Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.48 2
80 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.47 1
81 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 0.47 2
82 ATDBio Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 4
83 Babraham Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.44 2
84 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 3
85 British American Tobacco (BAT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.43 1
86 University of South Wales, United Kingdom (UK) 0.42 1
87 Global Phasing Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.39 2
88 University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) 0.37 3
89 AECS-QuikPrep Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1
89 Scott Bader Company Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1
90 University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 2
91 Q-Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 2
92 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.31 11
93 Sygnature Discovery Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.30 1
94 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 6
95 Public Health England (PHE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 1
96 Macphie of Glenbervie Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1
96 Promethean Particles Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1
96 Atlas Genetics, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1
96 MOF Technologies Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1
97 Oxford Instruments, United Kingdom (UK) 0.23 2
98 Department of Justice Northern Ireland (DOJNI), United Kingdom (UK) 0.22 1
99 BAE Systems, United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 1
100 University of Brighton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1
100 Almac Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1

Footnote

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