2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 18.93 171
2 Sorbonne University, France 4.16 56
3 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 4.00 59
4 University of Paris, France 3.96 54
5 Pasteur Institute, France 3.78 22
6 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 2.93 33
7 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 2.08 39
8 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.79 30
9 University of Toulouse, France 1.72 32
10 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.24 22
11 University of Strasbourg, France 1.12 12
12 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 0.99 7
13 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 0.98 21
14 Curie Institute, France 0.95 11
15 University of Lyon, France 0.95 13
16 University of Montpellier, France 0.92 22
17 European Space Agency (ESA), France 0.86 14
18 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.85 5
19 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 0.78 29
20 Sanofi, France 0.68 3
21 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.66 11
22 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 0.66 35
23 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 0.65 5
24 Collège de France, France 0.60 5
25 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.54 23
26 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 0.50 11
27 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.47 16
28 École Polytechnique, France 0.39 11
29 Paris Observatory, France 0.37 11
30 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.37 3
31 Centre Hospitalier de Versailles (CHV), France 0.32 1
32 University of Bordeaux, France 0.31 8
33 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.30 13
34 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 0.29 2
35 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.26 17
36 National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), France 0.21 3
37 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 0.16 15
38 University of Orléans, France 0.15 7
39 Société Astronomique de France (SAF), France 0.15 1
40 DamCB, France 0.14 1
41 AgroParisTech, France 0.14 10
42 University of Nantes, France 0.13 6
43 University of Rennes 1, France 0.13 3
44 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.13 4
45 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.12 7
46 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.12 11
46 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.12 11
46 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.12 11
46 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.12 11
46 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.12 11
46 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.12 11
46 CHU Nice, France 0.12 11
46 EDHEC Business School, France 0.12 11
46 SKEMA Business School, France 0.12 11
47 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.12 7
48 Magellium, France 0.11 1
49 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.11 5
50 University of Burgundy, France 0.10 1
51 National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), France 0.10 1
52 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.09 8
53 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.09 1
54 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.09 4
55 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.09 4
56 Thales S.A., France 0.08 1
57 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.08 5
58 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers (CHU d'Angers), France 0.08 1
59 University of Angers, France 0.07 4
60 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.07 2
61 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.07 6
62 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.07 1
63 Centre Georges-François Leclerc (CGFL), France 0.06 2
64 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.06 2
65 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.06 2
66 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.06 2
67 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.06 4
68 Fermentalg, France 0.05 1
69 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.05 1
70 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 1
71 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.04 2
72 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.04 2
73 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.04 1
74 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.03 5
75 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 0.03 2
76 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.03 1
77 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.02 1
78 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.02 5
79 University of Poitiers, France 0.02 1
79 Biotope, France 0.02 1
80 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.02 5
80 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.02 5
81 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.02 4
82 France Ministry of Culture, France 0.02 1
83 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.02 2
84 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.02 4
85 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.02 2
86 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.02 1
86 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.02 1
87 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.02 1
88 Musée Rolin, France 0.02 1
89 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.01 3
90 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.01 2
91 Université de Guyane, France 0.01 3
91 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.01 3
92 French Research Agency ANRS, France 0.01 1
93 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.01 1
94 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.01 1
95 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.01 2
96 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 0.01 2
97 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.01 2
98 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.01 1
99 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.01 1
100 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.01 3

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