2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

Table criteria

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

2016 Institution WFC 2015 WFC 2016
1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 133.57 151.04
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 111.79 120
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 129.07 116.53
4 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 112.87 116.15
5 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.4 76.48
6 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.65 68.17
7 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 69.8 65.93
8 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 56.76 57.97
9 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.34 54.86
10 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.94 53.35
11 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 55.78 52.95
12 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 47.87 48.86
13 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 42.86 48.44
14 University of Würzburg, Germany 59.65 42.37
15 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 50.53 40.7
16 University of Göttingen, Germany 43.29 40.62
17 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.22 40.07
18 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 30.19 39.42
19 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 35.91 39.22
20 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 24.91 38.57
21 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 37.34 37.98
22 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 26.89 36.11
23 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 38.72 34.02
24 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 27.13 33.37
25 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 33.56 32.37
26 Stockholm University, Sweden 33.37 31.05
27 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 33.53 31.03
28 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 29.6 30.86
29 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 37.37 30.39
30 University of Strasbourg, France 34.57 29.88
31 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 27.45 29.15
32 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 28.19 28.59
33 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 23.54 27.75
34 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 19.57 27.56
35 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 29.73 27.4
36 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 32.73 27.04
37 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.04 26.82
38 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 24.27 26.75
39 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 29.85 26.49
40 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 29.94 26.48
41 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 40.75 25.48
42 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 28.17 25.18
43 Lund University (LU), Sweden 31.68 24.83
44 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 26.94 24.71
45 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 29.18 24.16
46 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 19.64 23.95
47 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 25.7 23.2
48 University of Vienna, Austria 13.94 22.98
49 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 12.62 22.78
50 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 36.8 22.6
51 University of Bordeaux, France 19.31 22
52 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 17.85 21.94
53 Leiden University, Netherlands 21.98 21.92
54 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 19.66 21.92
55 University of Konstanz, Germany 17.43 21.85
56 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 22.5 21.55
57 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 27.12 21.23
58 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 29.12 20.75
59 University of Rostock, Germany 27.46 20.67
60 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 18.53 20.15
61 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 30.29 19.84
62 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 21.76 18.54
63 University of Toulouse, France 19.83 18.41
64 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 17.9 18.41
65 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 29.71 18.4
66 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 21.34 18.31
67 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 19.27 18.14
68 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 14.2 18.11
69 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 26.2 17.92
70 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 20.9 17.91
71 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 12.65 17.88
72 University of Stuttgart, Germany 32.23 17.87
73 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 15.62 17.81
74 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 25.9 17.44
75 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 19.96 17.18
76 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 11.08 16.84
77 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 15.72 16.79
78 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 24.22 16.39
79 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 18.2 16.32
80 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 13.34 16.01
81 Leipzig University, Germany 18.98 15.61
82 The University of Dublin, Ireland 18.24 15.42
83 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 20.57 15.19
84 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 12.14 14.83
85 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 18.85 14.74
86 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 11.08 14.07
87 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 11.67 13.95
88 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 13.27 13.33
89 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 15.68 13
90 Dortmund University of Technology (TU Dortmund), Germany 10.45 12.81
91 University of Bern, Switzerland 18.72 12.7
92 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 11.55 12.62
93 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 13.37 12.59
94 Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 15.08 12.49
95 Jaume I University, Spain 10.26 12.03
96 University of Wrocław (UWr), Poland 12.76 11.92
97 University of Lyon, France 14.57 11.83
98 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 9.46 11.55
99 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 14.39 11.4
100 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 9.71 11.25

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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