2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 University of Paris, France 25.55 16.20 100 -40.8%
2 Sorbonne University, France 12.99 10.42 143 -25.1%
3 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 6.47 9.28 87 33.9%
4 University of Lyon, France 8.44 8.40 71 -7.1%
5 University of Lorraine (UL), France 7.67 7.62 45 -7.3%
6 University of Strasbourg, France 2.54 6.63 36 143.9%
7 Gustave Eiffel University, France 5.68 6.41 63 5.3%
8 University Clermont Auvergne, France 6.17 6.16 53 -6.8%
9 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 6.22 5.82 77 -12.6%
10 University of Toulouse, France 6.50 5.80 103 -16.7%
11 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 5.99 5.79 58 -9.7%
12 University of Savoy (USMB), France 5.84 4.77 61 -23.7%
13 University of Montpellier, France 2.76 4.52 52 52.8%
14 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 3.03 4.47 52 37.6%
15 University of Lille Nord de France, France 2.94 3.50 27 11.3%
16 University of Orléans, France 2.84 3.43 30 12.6%
17 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.51 3.43 25 -8.9%
18 University of Rennes 1, France 2.50 2.79 16 3.8%
19 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 1.70 2.62 34 44.1%
20 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 3.11 2.53 40 -23.9%
21 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 2.44 2.53 6 -3.3%
22 École Polytechnique, France 2.68 2.52 51 -12.3%
23 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 2.56 2.38 45 -13.2%
24 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 2.14 2.08 22 -9.1%
25 Collège de France, France 1.40 1.99 38 32.3%
26 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.78 1.88 31 -1.0%
27 University of Poitiers, France 1.80 1.77 9 -8.0%
28 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.28 1.62 29 18.3%
29 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.39 1.40 15 -5.5%
30 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.62 1.39 28 -20.3%
31 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.82 1.37 14 57.0%
32 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.04 1.36 20 21.8%
33 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.98 1.34 9 -37.0%
34 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 2.02 1.33 9 -38.4%
35 University of Nantes, France 2.73 1.24 20 -57.5%
36 University of Angers, France 1.97 1.15 16 -45.7%
37 AgroParisTech, France 1.32 0.99 13 -30.1%
38 Paris Observatory, France 0.61 0.92 26 40.8%
39 University of Burgundy, France 0.01 0.89 7 5,910.1%
40 University of Bordeaux, France 2.18 0.85 15 -63.5%
41 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.04 0.83 5 1,826.7%
42 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.09 0.72 2 670.4%
43 University of La Rochelle, France 0.73 0.71 9 -8.8%
44 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.33 0.66 4 85.1%
45 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.50 1 N/A
46 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.38 0.42 11 3.4%
47 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.23 0.38 11 56.5%
48 University of Avignon, France 0.16 0.36 6 111.2%
49 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.16 0.35 2 108.7%
50 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.04 0.31 4 585.5%
51 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
51 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
51 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
51 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
51 EDHEC Business School, France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
51 SKEMA Business School, France 0.14 0.26 31 73.9%
52 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.27 0.23 9 -19.8%
53 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.17 0.23 2 27.2%
54 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.02 0.21 2 991.3%
55 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.01 0.20 5 1,488.3%
56 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.28 0.20 1 -32.8%
57 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.39 0.19 9 -87.0%
58 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.08 0.19 4 110.7%
59 École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne), France 0.17 1 N/A
59 University of Nîmes, France 0.17 1 N/A
60 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.15 0.16 2 0.4%
61 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.57 0.16 1 -74.4%
62 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.06 0.14 3 108.6%
63 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.13 1 N/A
64 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.23 0.13 5 -46.6%
65 Observatoire de recherche méditerranéen de l'environnement (OREME), France 0.13 1 N/A
66 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.06 0.12 2 81.3%
67 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.08 2 N/A
67 School of Environmental Engineering (EME), France 0.08 1 N/A
67 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.26 0.08 1 -70.0%
68 Université de Guyane, France 0.01 0.08 2 498.4%
69 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.39 0.08 3 -81.0%
70 University of Rennes 2, France 0.07 0.07 2 -12.0%
71 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.12 0.07 6 -50.8%
72 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.80 0.05 1 -93.8%
73 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.02 0.05 2 148.9%
74 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.36 0.05 2 -88.4%
74 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.04 2 N/A
75 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.04 1 N/A
76 Le Mans University, France 0.04 1 N/A
77 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.04 0.04 1 0.8%
78 École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), France 0.05 0.04 1 -27.4%
79 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.01 0.03 1 86.7%
79 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.01 0.03 1 86.7%
79 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.01 0.03 1 86.7%
79 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.01 0.03 1 86.7%
80 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.87 0.03 2 -98.6%
81 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.37 0.03 1 -93.5%
82 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.02 1 N/A
83 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 1 N/A
83 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 1 N/A
83 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.00 1 N/A

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.