2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 Sorbonne University, France 34.27 28.02 286 -15.9%
2 University of Paris, France 34.96 21.98 255 -35.3%
3 University of Montpellier, France 20.23 20.64 215 4.9%
4 University of Strasbourg, France 16.87 18.47 124 12.6%
5 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 21.85 17.60 136 -17.2%
6 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 19.85 15.33 226 -20.5%
7 University of Toulouse, France 18.19 15.19 99 -14.1%
8 University of Lyon, France 14.45 12.45 122 -11.3%
9 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.49 9.51 101 30.6%
10 University of Bordeaux, France 11.95 9.41 81 -19.0%
11 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.11 9.24 83 17.2%
12 AgroParisTech, France 3.69 6.20 72 72.8%
13 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.41 5.71 90 72.2%
14 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.94 4.66 61 -2.9%
15 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.92 4.06 47 6.7%
16 Collège de France, France 2.40 2.87 34 23.1%
17 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.29 2.35 37 87.4%
18 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.88 2.27 11 165.1%
19 University of Rennes 1, France 2.44 2.14 18 -9.6%
20 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.76 2.04 84 19.5%
21 University of Nantes, France 2.35 1.55 24 -32.2%
22 University of Burgundy, France 1.02 1.53 26 53.6%
23 ESPCI ParisTech, France 2.30 1.47 19 -34.2%
24 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.85 1.45 6 76.2%
25 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.64 1.43 9 -10.6%
26 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.50 1.42 43 190.9%
27 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.67 1.36 30 106.8%
28 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.05 1.33 18 29.9%
29 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.09 1.30 16 21.7%
30 University of Poitiers, France 0.52 1.27 5 150.8%
31 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.04 1.20 15 18.6%
32 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.46 1.17 30 -17.5%
33 École Polytechnique, France 1.22 1.16 20 -2.4%
34 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.92 1.11 25 23.6%
35 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.92 1.00 33 12.3%
36 University of Angers, France 0.33 0.86 9 171.1%
37 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.17 0.81 14 406.7%
38 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.15 0.80 15 -28.2%
39 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.32 0.74 18 136.9%
40 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
40 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
40 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
40 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
40 EDHEC Business School, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
40 SKEMA Business School, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
41 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.67 0.62 25 -4.0%
42 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.00 0.58 11 47,346.9%
43 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.44 0.54 7 26.7%
44 University of La Rochelle, France 1.03 0.53 5 -46.8%
45 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.62 0.48 18 -21.3%
46 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.35 0.47 12 39.0%
47 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.46 0.47 10 3.4%
48 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.15 0.46 9 219.4%
49 University of Orléans, France 0.24 0.45 6 97.6%
50 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.22 0.41 4 89.3%
51 University of Rouen, France 0.82 0.39 11 -51.0%
52 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.76 0.37 7 -50.0%
53 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.64 0.35 5 -44.0%
54 Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (IAC), France 0.33 1 N/A
55 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.18 0.33 7 93.0%
56 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.06 0.32 6 492.5%
57 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.40 0.31 10 -20.6%
58 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.09 0.30 4 243.4%
59 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.10 0.29 15 188.2%
60 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.61 0.29 4 -52.2%
61 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nîmes (CHU de Nîmes), France 0.25 3 N/A
62 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.03 0.22 2 575.1%
63 Centre Eugene Marquis, France 0.01 0.21 3 1,841.6%
64 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.12 0.20 12 73.5%
65 University of Avignon, France 0.05 0.20 3 336.5%
66 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.00 0.19 12 15,662.7%
67 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.47 0.17 3 -63.8%
68 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.09 0.15 8 63.4%
69 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.09 0.13 1 50.6%
70 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.05 0.13 3 185.4%
71 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.25 0.13 1 -48.6%
72 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.10 0.12 7 22.4%
73 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.11 0.12 16 9.5%
74 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.76 0.12 2 -83.5%
75 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.05 0.11 2 112.6%
76 Université de Guyane, France 0.02 0.11 4 339.7%
77 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.00 0.10 5 2,905.2%
78 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.10 1 N/A
79 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 0.09 1 170.0%
80 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.52 0.09 2 -82.4%
81 HEC Paris, France 0.00 0.08 10 6,610.1%
82 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.10 0.08 2 -22.5%
83 Artois University, France 0.07 0.07 1 2.9%
83 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.07 1 N/A
84 University of Paris-Est (UPE), France 0.03 0.06 1 118.6%
84 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.33 0.06 1 -80.7%
84 Polytech Clermont-Ferrand, France 0.06 1 N/A
85 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.15 0.06 2 -60.4%
86 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.03 0.06 1 64.5%
87 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.03 0.05 6 66.6%
87 Paris Observatory, France 0.17 0.05 6 -68.3%
88 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.01 0.04 3 251.9%
89 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.23 0.04 1 -81.3%
90 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.00 0.04 10 6,610.1%
90 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.00 0.04 10 6,610.1%
91 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.00 0.04 2 1,940.8%
92 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.00 0.03 4 822.1%
92 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.00 0.03 4 822.1%
93 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.13 0.03 1 -75.9%
94 Toulouse Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Toulouse), France 0.02 2 N/A
95 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.01 0.02 8 142.2%
95 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.01 0.02 8 142.2%
95 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.02 0.02 8 7.6%
96 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.08 0.02 1 -79.4%
97 University of Le Havre, France 0.01 0.02 1 54.3%
98 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.01 1 N/A
99 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.08 0.00 2 -94.7%
99 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.08 0.00 2 -94.7%
100 Montpellier Business School, France 0.00 3 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.