2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 31.65 95
2 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 15.45 44
3 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 12.68 40
4 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 8.45 32
5 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 7.94 28
6 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 5.11 16
7 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 4.70 11
8 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 3.26 10
9 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 3.21 11
10 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 2.75 13
11 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 2.55 13
12 Leiden University, Netherlands 2.37 8
13 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 2.10 9
14 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 1.98 6
15 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 1.90 15
16 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 1.75 4
17 Deltares, Netherlands 1.30 6
18 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 1.13 6
19 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 1.00 1
20 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 0.88 3
21 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.56 4
22 PWN, Netherlands 0.53 2
23 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 0.33 1
23 Biothane Systems International B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1
23 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.33 1
24 Ecofys Group, Netherlands 0.28 1
25 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.25 1
26 Biaqua B.V., Netherlands 0.22 1
27 MicroLife Solutions (MLS), Netherlands 0.20 1
27 Van Gansewinkel Groep B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1
27 Van Remmen UV Techniek B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1
28 SGS Nederland B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1
28 Het Waterlaboratorium, Netherlands 0.17 1
28 World Waternet, Netherlands 0.17 1
28 Waterschap Noorderzijlvest, Netherlands 0.17 1
28 Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands 0.17 1
29 Ppo.labs, Netherlands 0.14 1
29 Hydrochemical consultant, Netherlands 0.14 1
29 Aqualab Zuid B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1
30 Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands 0.08 1
30 Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), Netherlands 0.08 1
31 Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands 0.06 1
31 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.06 1
32 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.03 2
33 The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Netherlands 0.03 1
34 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands 0.02 1
35 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 0.02 1
36 Van der Hout Forestry Consulting, Netherlands 0.02 2
37 EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, Netherlands 0.01 1
38 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), Netherlands 0.01 1
39 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.00 3

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