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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 170.95 1,168
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 86.19 763
3 University of Paris, France 34.96 327
4 Sorbonne University, France 34.27 331
5 Pasteur Institute, France 32.23 184
6 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 21.85 134
7 University of Montpellier, France 20.23 211
8 Curie Institute, France 20.10 114
9 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 19.85 226
10 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 19.49 210
11 University of Toulouse, France 18.19 117
12 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 17.13 172
13 University of Strasbourg, France 16.87 113
14 University of Lyon, France 14.45 118
15 University of Bordeaux, France 11.95 90
16 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 11.62 169
17 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.11 82
18 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.49 85
19 Sanofi, France 6.43 24
20 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 5.93 57
21 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 5.36 94
22 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.94 51
23 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.92 46
24 AgroParisTech, France 3.69 42
25 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.41 62
26 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 3.12 49
27 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 2.53 34
28 University of Rennes 1, France 2.44 19
29 Collège de France, France 2.40 32
30 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 2.40 21
31 University of Nantes, France 2.35 22
32 ESPCI ParisTech, France 2.30 17
33 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 2.22 78
34 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 2.14 37
35 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.76 75
36 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 1.66 7
37 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.64 15
38 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.46 26
39 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 1.46 19
40 Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle (CHU de Rouen), France 1.30 8
41 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.29 23
42 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 1.26 40
43 École Polytechnique, France 1.22 11
44 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.15 22
45 Cellectis SA, France 1.15 3
46 CHU Nice, France 1.14 51
47 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.09 14
48 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 1.08 9
49 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.05 13
50 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.04 11
51 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 1.04 25
52 University of La Rochelle, France 1.03 8
53 University of Burgundy, France 1.02 15
54 National Institute of Blood Transfusion (INTS), France 1.00 3
55 Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL), France 0.99 6
56 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.92 11
57 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.92 33
58 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 0.89 15
59 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.88 8
60 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.87 8
61 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.85 2
62 University of Rouen, France 0.82 10
63 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.76 8
64 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.76 5
65 Hybrigenics SA, France 0.72 5
66 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.71 46
66 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.71 46
66 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.71 46
66 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.71 46
66 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.71 46
66 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.71 46
66 EDHEC Business School, France 0.71 46
66 SKEMA Business School, France 0.71 46
67 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.67 13
68 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.67 20
69 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.64 7
70 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 0.63 9
71 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.62 18
72 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de TOURS (CHRU de Tours), France 0.62 6
73 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 0.62 21
74 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.61 7
75 French Muscular Dystrophy Association (AFM-Téléthon), France 0.52 3
76 University of Poitiers, France 0.52 6
77 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.52 6
78 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.50 16
79 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.47 6
80 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.46 5
81 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.44 9
82 France Ministry of Defense, France 0.43 3
83 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 0.43 3
84 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.42 19
85 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.40 6
86 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.35 11
87 Servier Laboratories, France 0.34 2
88 Bergonié Cancer Institute, France 0.33 6
89 Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), France 0.33 1
89 Groupe Danone S.A., France 0.33 1
89 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.33 1
90 Centre Hospitalier de Versailles (CHV), France 0.33 2
91 University of Angers, France 0.33 9
92 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.32 11
93 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.32 13
94 Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP), France 0.32 4
95 Institut de Recherches sur le Cancer de Lille (IRCL), France 0.31 8
96 Laboratoires Clarins, France 0.30 1
97 CHU Clermont-Ferrand, France 0.28 6
98 CHU Caen, France 0.28 5
99 GHU Paris Psychiatry and Neurosciences, France 0.27 6
100 Diaxonhit SA, France 0.27 1

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