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 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.14 479
3 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 247
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 207
5 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.68 350
6 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 227
7 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 201
8 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 143
9 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 146
10 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.38 187
11 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85 246
12 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 149
13 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 91
14 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 125
15 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 82
16 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 99
17 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 98
18 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 93
19 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 83
20 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14 112
21 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 48.28 169
22 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 87
23 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 88
24 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 43.93 120
25 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 41.35 138
26 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 40.67 84
27 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 40.02 73
28 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 38.55 61
29 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 37.92 115
30 University of Stuttgart, Germany 37.79 72
31 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 37.34 59
32 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 35.34 66
33 University of Strasbourg, France 35.05 139
34 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 34.75 97
35 Lund University (LU), Sweden 34.71 65
36 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 34.19 67
37 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 33.54 64
38 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 33.48 182
39 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 32.91 101
40 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic 32.10 80
41 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 31.91 55
42 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 31.01 92
43 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 30.49 58
44 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 30.42 55
45 Stockholm University, Sweden 29.94 68
46 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 29.94 68
47 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 29.86 68
48 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 29.68 86
49 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.56 93
50 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 29.19 54
51 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 29.18 49
52 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 29.12 59
53 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 28.38 62
54 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 28.17 84
55 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 27.48 58
56 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 27.45 41
57 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 27.12 82
58 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 26.76 49
59 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 26.75 67
60 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 26.18 56
61 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 24.91 55
62 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 24.85 57
63 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 24.58 55
64 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 24.38 59
65 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 24.22 38
66 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 23.81 43
67 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 23.45 94
68 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 23.23 39
69 Leiden University, Netherlands 22.65 51
70 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 22.21 52
71 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 22.15 44
72 University of Toulouse, France 21.48 109
73 Sorbonne University, France 21.07 123
74 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 21.04 164
75 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 20.90 61
76 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 20.70 102
77 University of Konstanz, Germany 20.63 29
78 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 20.42 51
79 Leipzig University, Germany 19.65 33
80 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 19.61 50
81 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 19.55 49
82 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 19.39 41
83 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.34 126
84 University of Montpellier, France 19.24 100
85 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 19.17 33
86 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 19.12 33
87 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 19.11 64
88 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 18.85 43
89 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 18.53 47
90 The University of Dublin, Ireland 17.86 45
91 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 17.35 29
92 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 17.14 42
93 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 17.01 38
94 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 16.99 39
95 University of Lyon, France 16.37 82
96 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 16.13 58
97 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 16.09 51
98 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 15.83 35
99 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 15.58 36
100 University of Rostock, Germany 15.54 29

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