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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 43.14 179
2 Leiden University, Netherlands 31.94 160
3 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 29.30 171
4 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 26.31 118
5 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 22.13 137
6 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 22.11 90
7 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 19.60 93
8 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.11 71
9 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 17.89 138
10 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 17.87 84
11 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 7.97 40
12 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 6.92 30
13 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 5.17 26
14 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 1.18 4
15 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.79 15
16 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.76 6
17 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.56 4
18 In2Care B.V., Netherlands 0.55 1
19 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.37 5
20 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 0.36 2
21 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.25 11
22 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 0.23 1
23 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.23 2
24 Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Netherlands 0.22 1
25 MRC-Holland B.V., Netherlands 0.20 2
26 Diakonessenhuis, Netherlands 0.17 2
27 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.17 1
28 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.15 2
29 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.14 1
29 Arcarios B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1
29 Deltares, Netherlands 0.14 1
30 St. Antonius Hospital, Netherlands 0.14 2
31 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.14 14
32 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 0.13 2
32 Noldus Information Technology B.V., Netherlands 0.13 1
32 Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Netherlands 0.13 1
32 Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands 0.13 1
33 St. Elisabeth Hospital, Netherlands 0.11 2
34 thromboDx B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1
35 Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands 0.10 1
36 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.10 1
36 National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis Museum), Netherlands 0.10 1
36 Nuolan Net, Netherlands 0.10 1
36 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 1
37 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.08 2
38 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.08 1
39 Sylics (Synaptologics BV), Netherlands 0.07 1
40 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.07 2
41 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.07 2
42 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.06 2
43 HAS University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.06 1
43 ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1
43 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.06 1
44 The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), Netherlands 0.05 1
44 St. Maarten National Heritage Foundation, Netherlands 0.05 1
45 SomantiX B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1
46 Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis (JBZ), Netherlands 0.05 1
47 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.04 1
48 Dolfinarium Harderwijk, Netherlands 0.04 1
49 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.04 3
50 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.04 1
51 Veterinary Specialist Centre Wagenrenk (VSC Wagenrenk), Netherlands 0.03 1
52 The Sustainable Trade Initiative (IDH), Netherlands 0.03 1
53 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.03 1
54 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.03 13
55 Van der Hout Forestry Consulting, Netherlands 0.02 2
56 Natuurmuseum Fryslân, Netherlands 0.02 1
57 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.02 4
58 Maastricht Natural History Museum, Netherlands 0.02 1
59 Centre for People with Intellectual Disability, Netherlands 0.01 1
59 Atrium-Orbis Medical Center, Netherlands 0.01 1
60 Barenbrug, Netherlands 0.01 1
61 EIS Kenniscentrum Insecten, Netherlands 0.01 1
62 Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Netherlands 0.01 3
63 University of Applied Sciences Leiden (UAS Leiden), Netherlands 0.01 1
64 Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Netherlands 0.01 1
64 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1
65 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), Netherlands 0.01 1
66 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 4
67 Aegon N.V., Netherlands 0.00 1
68 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 4
69 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.00 1
70 European Centre for Public Health Genomics (ECPHG), Netherlands 0.00 1
71 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.00 1

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