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 Max Planck Society, Germany 36.44 145
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 12.05 95
3 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 6.59 32
4 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 29
5 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 3.50 26
6 Leibniz Association, Germany 3.24 31
7 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 3.05 8
8 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 2.87 19
9 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.69 11
10 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 2.31 13
11 University of Konstanz, Germany 2.18 6
12 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.10 6
13 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 2.00 10
14 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 1.87 9
15 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.70 20
16 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 1.60 4
17 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 1.57 6
18 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 1.57 12
19 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 1.37 23
20 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 1.32 9
21 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 1.30 5
22 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 1.26 12
23 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 1.22 14
24 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.19 5
25 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 1.10 4
26 Ulm University, Germany 1.04 10
27 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 1.01 10
28 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.93 3
29 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.91 9
30 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.87 10
31 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 0.84 16
32 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 0.84 7
33 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.61 8
34 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 0.57 10
35 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 0.53 12
36 BASF SE, Germany 0.51 3
37 Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), Germany 0.50 1
38 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 0.49 19
39 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.48 1
40 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.41 3
41 University of Oldenburg, Germany 0.36 5
42 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 0.34 1
43 TU Dortmund University, Germany 0.34 2
44 JenaBatteries GmbH, Germany 0.25 1
44 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 0.25 1
45 University of Rostock, Germany 0.24 3
46 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 0.24 6
47 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 0.23 2
48 Leipzig University, Germany 0.23 11
49 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 0.22 2
50 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 0.22 1
51 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 0.21 5
52 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 0.19 1
53 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.19 7
54 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.18 8
55 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.17 1
56 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.13 1
57 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.12 2
58 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 0.12 1
59 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.12 1
60 Heidelberg Pharma AG, Germany 0.12 1
61 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.11 1
62 Bundeswehr, Germany 0.11 4
63 State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt (LDA-SA), Germany 0.10 2
64 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.10 5
65 Merck KGaA, Germany 0.09 1
66 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.08 1
67 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 0.07 1
68 OHB System AG, Germany 0.06 1
69 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.06 1
70 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.06 1
70 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.06 1
71 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 0.06 5
72 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.06 1
73 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.05 2
74 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 0.05 1
75 Elbe Kliniken Stade-Buxtehude GmbH, Germany 0.05 1
76 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 0.05 5
77 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 0.04 1
78 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 0.04 1
79 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 0.04 1
80 Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science (PANGAEA), Germany 0.03 5
81 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.03 1
81 German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), Germany 0.03 1
81 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.03 1
82 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 0.03 1
83 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.03 3
84 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.03 2
85 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.03 1
86 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.02 1
87 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 0.02 2
88 State Museum of Archaeology Chemnitz (SMAC), Germany 0.02 1
88 Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony, Germany 0.02 1
89 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 0.01 3
90 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.01 1
90 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 0.01 1
90 Georg-Speyer-Haus - Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Germany 0.01 1
91 Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, Germany 0.01 1
91 Museum Quintana - Archäologie in Künzing, Germany 0.01 1
92 European Research and Project Office GmbH (EURICE), Germany 0.01 1
93 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 0.01 1
94 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.01 4
95 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.01 3
96 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.01 1
97 Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.00 1
98 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.00 1
99 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.00 1
100 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.00 2

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