2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 35.52 139
2 Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium 23.81 135
3 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 15.34 89
4 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 14.84 39
5 Catholic University of Louvain (UCLouvain), Belgium 10.31 35
6 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 5.24 22
7 University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium 5.07 30
8 Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium 2.71 20
9 UCB S.A., Belgium 2.51 11
10 Walloon Excellence in Lifesciences and Biotechnology (WELBIO), Belgium 1.83 18
11 University of Namur (UNamur), Belgium 1.52 3
12 Argenx SE, Belgium 0.75 2
13 European Commission (EC), Belgium 0.55 6
14 Galapagos N.V., Belgium 0.31 15
15 Hasselt University (UHasselt), Belgium 0.30 4
16 Gnomixx BVBA, Belgium 0.24 2
17 University of Mons (UMONS), Belgium 0.19 5
18 Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Belgium 0.18 3
19 Interuniversity Microelectronics Centre (IMEC), Belgium 0.14 2
20 Euroscreen S.A., Belgium 0.13 1
21 ADx Neurosciences NV, Belgium 0.12 1
22 Ziekenhuis Netwerk Antwerpen (ZNA), Belgium 0.11 3
23 Oxyrane, Belgium 0.09 1
24 CTF 2000, Belgium 0.09 1
25 NanoMEGAS SPRL, Belgium 0.09 2
26 Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM), Belgium 0.06 3
27 European Homograft Bank (EHB), Belgium 0.06 1
28 Institute of Pathology and Genetics (IPG), Belgium 0.05 2
29 AZ Sint-Jan Brugge-Oostende AV, Belgium 0.05 1
29 Antwerp Hospital Network ZNA, Belgium 0.05 1
29 The Royal Zoological Society of Antwerp (RZSA), Belgium 0.05 1
30 Botanic Garden Meise, Belgium 0.04 2
31 Intermunicipal Public Health of the Charleroi (ISPPC), Belgium 0.04 1
32 Belgian Institute for Space Aeronomy (BIRA-IASB), Belgium 0.03 1
33 Extreme Life Isyensya, Belgium 0.03 1
34 Scientific Institute of Public Health (WIV-ISP), Belgium 0.02 1
35 Genetic Diagnostic Network (GENDIA), Belgium 0.02 1
36 Groupe Jolimont, Belgium 0.01 1

Footnote

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