2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 3.50 8.83 39 155.9%
2 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 0.53 4.01 21 671.6%
3 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 4.14 3.82 22 -6.5%
4 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.69 3.42 16 28.7%
5 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 1.26 2.77 14 122.8%
6 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 0.49 2.74 23 463.1%
7 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.19 2.39 8 103.9%
8 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 1.30 2.34 6 82.0%
9 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 1.01 2.26 15 126.8%
10 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 1.87 2.25 6 22.1%
11 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 2.31 2.21 15 -3.0%
12 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 1.37 2.05 29 51.9%
13 Ulm University, Germany 1.04 1.99 11 94.1%
14 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 2.00 1.95 8 -1.4%
15 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 2.87 1.73 22 -38.7%
16 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.41 1.62 8 298.6%
17 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.93 1.51 6 64.6%
18 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.10 1.34 13 -35.3%
19 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 3.05 1.31 8 -56.5%
20 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.91 1.15 8 28.8%
21 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.06 1.04 2 1,728.0%
22 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 1.57 1.02 3 -34.4%
23 Leipzig University, Germany 0.23 0.92 15 312.1%
24 University of Konstanz, Germany 2.18 0.89 4 -58.7%
25 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 1.57 0.82 14 -47.0%
26 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.61 0.81 6 34.3%
27 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 1.32 0.68 10 -48.0%
28 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 0.59 2 N/A
29 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.70 0.58 10 -65.4%
30 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.18 0.57 8 221.9%
31 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 1.22 0.41 15 -65.8%
32 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
33 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.48 0.40 2 -17.3%
34 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 0.84 0.39 4 -53.0%
35 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.87 0.37 5 -57.4%
36 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 0.04 0.36 1 718.1%
37 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 0.84 0.30 6 -64.2%
38 Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (HNE Eberswalde), Germany 0.28 1 N/A
39 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 0.21 0.18 8 -10.4%
40 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.12 0.18 4 47.4%
41 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.05 0.16 3 241.4%
42 University of Kassel, Germany 0.14 2 N/A
43 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.03 0.14 1 403.2%
44 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 0.10 0.13 4 43.4%
45 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 1.10 0.12 9 -89.2%
46 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 0.24 0.11 5 -52.7%
47 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.17 0.11 4 -32.9%
48 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 1.60 0.10 2 -93.5%
49 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.03 0.08 1 170.4%
50 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.19 0.08 8 -55.4%
51 University of Oldenburg, Germany 0.36 0.07 2 -80.7%
52 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
53 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
54 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
55 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.10 0.02 1 -75.5%
56 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.00 0.01 1 2,073.3%
57 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
58 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.02 0.01 1 -62.0%

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.