2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 69.50 117 -11.0%
2 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 62.17 63.32 137 8.3%
3 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 60.32 128 7.3%
4 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 55.04 88 -6.6%
5 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 54.43 107 6.0%
6 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 45.85 90 -6.4%
7 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 42.49 78 1.5%
8 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 42.37 71 -24.5%
9 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 41.20 83 -15.3%
10 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 37.34 38.31 61 9.1%
11 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 40.02 34.41 63 -8.6%
12 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 27.45 30.65 48 18.7%
13 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 19.17 29.46 50 63.3%
14 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 16.99 28.29 56 77.1%
15 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 31.01 27.16 74 -6.9%
16 University of Konstanz, Germany 20.63 26.90 37 38.6%
17 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 24.38 26.75 60 16.6%
18 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 41.35 26.36 109 -32.2%
19 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 31.91 25.87 47 -13.8%
20 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 29.18 25.03 52 -8.8%
21 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 37.92 23.76 81 -33.4%
22 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 17.14 22.05 50 36.7%
23 University of Stuttgart, Germany 37.79 20.00 40 -43.8%
24 Leipzig University, Germany 19.65 17.91 41 -3.1%
25 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 24.22 17.61 36 -22.7%
26 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 13.52 16.01 31 25.9%
27 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 6.39 14.17 27 135.8%
28 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 12.05 13.95 24 23.1%
29 TU Dortmund University, Germany 11.79 13.91 27 25.5%
30 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 9.42 12.77 22 44.1%
31 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 15.58 12.56 22 -14.3%
32 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 16.09 11.80 45 -22.1%
33 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 23.23 11.59 22 -47.0%
34 Ulm University, Germany 10.11 11.36 28 19.5%
35 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 9.59 10.16 23 12.7%
36 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 11.77 9.93 23 -10.3%
37 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 7.59 9.53 23 33.5%
38 University of Rostock, Germany 15.54 8.91 17 -39.0%
39 Bielefeld University, Germany 14.18 8.80 15 -34.0%
40 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 9.89 8.59 28 -7.7%
41 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 13.37 8.39 21 -33.2%
42 University of Siegen, Germany 5.61 7.97 11 50.9%
43 University of Potsdam, Germany 9.82 7.08 22 -23.4%
44 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 7.76 6.71 16 -8.0%
45 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 9.54 6.35 19 -29.2%
46 University of Oldenburg, Germany 6.10 6.22 12 8.4%
47 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 10.17 5.72 19 -40.2%
48 University of Wuppertal, Germany 8.89 5.14 7 -38.5%
49 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 2.87 4.12 7 52.8%
50 University of Augsburg, Germany 3.71 3.90 11 12.0%
51 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 1.69 3.36 11 111.4%
52 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 4.28 3.24 5 -19.5%
53 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 1.64 3.02 10 96.1%
54 University of Greifswald, Germany 3.45 2.96 6 -8.9%
55 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.14 2 N/A
56 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 2.33 1.00 1 -54.4%
56 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
57 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 2.17 0.86 3 -57.8%
58 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.80 1 N/A
59 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 1.65 0.69 3 -55.5%
60 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 1.38 0.64 2 -50.5%
61 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.50 0.60 1 27.6%
62 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.25 0.51 4 120.0%
63 University of Lübeck, Germany 1.26 0.45 1 -62.3%
64 Coburg University of Applied Sciences (HS Coburg), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
65 University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
66 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.27 2 N/A
67 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), Germany 0.25 1 N/A
68 Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany 0.12 0.23 2 105.3%
69 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 0.20 1 -53.6%
69 TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
70 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 2.64 0.17 1 -93.3%
70 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
71 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
72 University of Kassel, Germany 1.15 0.13 2 -88.1%
73 University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany 0.06 0.09 1 74.0%
74 Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 0.07 1 -62.0%
75 Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg), Germany 0.02 0.07 1 240.2%
75 University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany 0.02 0.07 1 240.2%
75 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.02 0.07 1 240.2%
76 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
76 Helmut Schmidt University, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
77 Reutlingen University, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
77 Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
78 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.13 0.02 1 -79.8%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.