2017 tables: Institutions

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 Max Planck Society, Germany 745.30 766.40 2,432 5.5%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 541.52 528.91 2,067 0.2%
3 Leibniz Association, Germany 222.03 208.50 717 -3.7%
4 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.05 181.49 602 2.8%
5 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 125.38 145.31 506 18.9%
6 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 128.62 126.49 515 0.9%
7 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 106.73 102.36 295 -1.6%
8 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 120.45 100.59 318 -14.3%
9 University of Göttingen, Germany 106.02 97.99 330 -5.2%
10 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 78.94 94.15 340 22.3%
11 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 89.62 91.71 372 5.0%
12 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 95.60 88.73 325 -4.8%
13 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 103.10 86.95 460 -13.5%
14 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 86.41 84.81 370 0.7%
15 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 98.79 82.74 239 -14.1%
16 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 74.09 75.58 159 4.6%
17 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 92.25 74.76 297 -16.9%
18 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 83.95 73.98 348 -9.6%
19 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 81.88 71.47 266 -10.5%
20 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 87.61 71.35 460 -16.5%
21 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 58.79 69.62 230 21.5%
22 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 72.16 68.12 219 -3.2%
23 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 65.76 63.33 143 -1.2%
24 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 59.79 55.38 185 -5.0%
25 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 46.23 54.99 114 22.0%
26 University of Konstanz, Germany 43.99 49.45 94 15.3%
27 Leipzig University, Germany 44.68 47.34 166 8.7%
28 University of Stuttgart, Germany 59.94 47.00 127 -19.6%
29 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 47.65 45.66 234 -1.7%
30 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 53.08 45.41 119 -12.2%
31 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 44.50 43.21 173 -0.4%
32 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 27.95 40.16 113 47.4%
33 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 41.06 39.91 171 -0.3%
34 Ulm University, Germany 38.43 37.68 143 0.6%
35 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 35.93 35.15 121 0.4%
36 University of Potsdam, Germany 30.85 34.96 126 16.3%
37 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 37.77 32.84 136 -10.8%
38 TU Dortmund University, Germany 22.92 29.45 174 31.8%
39 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 36.20 27.32 84 -22.6%
40 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 26.61 26.71 73 3.0%
41 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 33.48 26.67 109 -18.3%
42 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 26.43 25.55 68 -0.8%
43 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 19.50 24.63 101 29.6%
44 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 20.84 21.93 126 7.9%
45 University of Siegen, Germany 20.96 21.05 110 3.0%
46 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 22.48 20.17 152 -8.0%
47 Bielefeld University, Germany 30.01 20.00 45 -31.6%
48 University of Rostock, Germany 24.57 16.82 80 -29.8%
49 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.42 16.60 75 10.4%
50 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 16.89 14.54 49 -11.7%
51 University of Oldenburg, Germany 16.05 14.35 44 -8.3%
52 BASF SE, Germany 10.12 12.76 59 29.3%
53 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 11.27 12.38 34 12.8%
54 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.06 10.84 23 37.9%
55 University of Wuppertal, Germany 13.71 10.61 97 -20.6%
56 University of Augsburg, Germany 15.46 10.56 36 -30.0%
57 German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Germany 4.79 9.41 23 101.7%
58 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 13.39 9.39 92 -28.1%
59 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 9.44 8.84 40 -4.0%
60 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 6.73 8.83 23 34.6%
61 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 9.04 8.81 30 0.0%
62 University of Greifswald, Germany 14.09 8.61 45 -37.3%
63 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 11.25 7.79 16 -29.0%
64 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 5.38 7.28 31 38.8%
65 University of Lübeck, Germany 6.71 6.64 82 1.5%
66 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 12.53 6.56 16 -46.3%
67 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 12.77 6.48 25 -48.0%
68 Bayer AG, Germany 1.85 5.21 31 188.6%
69 University of Hohenheim, Germany 4.98 5.09 12 4.8%
70 University of Kassel, Germany 8.56 4.70 18 -43.6%
71 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 1.53 4.63 35 211.4%
72 Merck KGaA, Germany 5.29 4.17 21 -19.1%
73 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.51 3.62 19 5.9%
74 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 4.39 3.37 12 -21.4%
75 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 7.97 3.36 13 -56.7%
76 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 2.61 3.20 16 25.9%
77 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 2.37 2.91 11 25.7%
78 Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany 2.09 2.84 24 39.7%
78 Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern e.V. (PZKL), Germany 2.09 2.84 24 39.7%
79 Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany 0.22 2.75 12 1,198.5%
80 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.87 2.60 10 -7.3%
81 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany 3.73 2.40 10 -34.1%
82 Siemens AG, Germany 2.20 2.21 25 3.0%
83 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 4.42 2.13 7 -50.6%
84 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 3.14 2.05 19 -33.1%
85 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 1.20 2.05 17 74.9%
86 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 0.88 1.83 33 112.4%
87 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.36 1.82 36 37.8%
88 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 2.54 1.76 3 -28.7%
89 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 3.83 1.58 11 -57.7%
90 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 0.72 1.56 32 121.0%
91 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 2.26 1.51 16 -31.5%
92 Bundeswehr, Germany 0.16 1.50 18 835.8%
93 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 3.59 1.44 4 -58.8%
94 Georg-Speyer-Haus - Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Germany 1.18 1.44 10 24.9%
95 German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), Germany 0.21 1.38 3 563.4%
96 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 0.69 1.34 20 99.1%
97 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.79 1.33 14 73.2%
98 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.39 1.27 5 -6.7%
99 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.52 1.25 15 145.1%
100 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.50 1.23 5 152.5%
101 Berliner Wasserbetriebe (BWB), Germany 0.90 1.22 4 38.6%
102 Institut Dr. Nowak GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 1.17 3 N/A
103 Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB), Germany 1.17 2 N/A
104 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 0.53 1.14 30 119.9%
105 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.50 1.13 2 130.8%
106 Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany 1.13 1.09 4 -0.9%
107 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Germany 1.06 1.08 3 5.3%
108 Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Germany 0.78 1.07 6 41.4%
109 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 1.04 2 N/A
110 Aschaffenburg University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Germany 0.40 1.00 1 156.4%
110 Atotech Deutschland GmbH, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
111 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.58 0.94 12 65.8%
112 Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB), Germany 1.11 0.94 9 -13.4%
113 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 1.24 0.93 6 -22.9%
114 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.36 0.89 3 156.5%
115 European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Germany 0.25 0.83 3 241.9%
116 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 1.56 0.78 53 -49.1%
117 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.48 0.77 11 63.8%
118 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 1.01 0.76 16 -22.6%
119 Becker & Hickl GmbH, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
120 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.00 0.74 4 19,953.5%
121 Aixtron SE, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
122 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.28 0.69 6 151.6%
123 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.66 5 N/A
124 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.57 0.66 5 18.8%
125 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.71 0.63 7 -8.7%
126 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 1.20 0.63 1 -46.4%
127 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 1.00 0.62 2 -36.2%
128 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.60 4 N/A
129 DVGW - Water Technology Center (TZW), Germany 0.58 0.60 1 5.5%
129 SYGNIS Pharma AG, Germany 0.04 0.60 1 1,315.5%
129 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.50 0.60 1 23.1%
130 Raith GmbH, Germany 0.59 2 N/A
131 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 1.73 0.58 7 -65.4%
132 Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. (HSG), Germany 0.58 1 N/A
132 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 1.67 0.58 2 -64.1%
133 Evotec AG, Germany 1.04 0.58 3 -42.5%
134 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.50 0.55 2 12.8%
135 Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI), Germany 0.54 4 N/A
136 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.06 0.53 1 878.1%
137 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.25 0.51 4 112.2%
138 Bavarian State Institute for Forests and Forestry (LWF), Germany 0.51 2 N/A
139 Lutradyn–Energetic Materials Science and Technology, Germany 0.20 0.50 1 156.4%
139 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 0.23 0.50 2 127.0%
139 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
140 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.47 3 20.0%
141 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), Germany 0.47 3 N/A
142 Corrected Electron Optical Systems GmbH (CEOS), Germany 0.18 0.47 1 163.3%
143 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.45 0.46 5 5.7%
144 Federal Environment Agency Germany (UBA), Germany 1.21 0.45 3 -61.8%
145 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.39 0.44 1 16.0%
145 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
146 SAP AG, Germany 0.31 0.44 6 46.1%
147 EWE AG, Germany 0.42 0.44 2 7.7%
148 AiCuris GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 0.43 1 427.5%
149 University of Hagen, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
150 Oncotest GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.40 1 187.2%
150 Plansee Composite Materials GmbH, Germany 0.33 0.40 1 23.1%
150 German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK), Germany 0.40 1 N/A
151 Medizinisches Laserzentrum Lübeck GmbH, Germany 0.39 1 N/A
151 LOEWE Research Initiatives Network, Germany 0.39 1 N/A
152 Coburg University of Applied Sciences (HS Coburg), Germany 0.14 0.38 2 175.2%
153 Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys), Germany 0.38 3 N/A
154 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.82 0.38 9 -52.8%
155 Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany 0.38 2 N/A
156 Institute for Solar Energy Research GmbH Hameln / Emmerthal (ISFH), Germany 0.17 0.37 2 125.7%
157 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.36 4 255.9%
158 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.31 0.36 5 18.4%
159 Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), Germany 0.09 0.35 2 292.3%
160 BELECTRIC OPV GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.35 2 203.8%
161 Laser Quantum GmbH, Germany 0.35 2 N/A
162 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 1.43 0.34 2 -75.4%
163 MenloSystems, Germany 0.34 2 N/A
164 Daimler AG, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
164 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
164 Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), Germany 0.08 0.33 1 344.5%
165 Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.42 0.32 14 -21.1%
166 Deutsche Telekom AG, Germany 0.31 3 N/A
167 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.30 1 -23.1%
167 Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (STMWI), Germany 0.30 2 N/A
167 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
167 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.30 2 N/A
167 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.13 0.30 1 146.2%
167 Center for Research on Individual Development and Adaptive Education of Children at Risk (IDeA), Germany 0.30 3 N/A
168 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.29 2 -1.2%
168 JenaBios GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
168 Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Germany 0.29 1 N/A
168 Targenomix, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
168 University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
169 Hochschule für nachhaltige Entwicklung Eberswalde (HNE Eberswalde), Germany 0.28 1 N/A
170 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.10 0.27 1 179.7%
171 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.26 3 167.8%
172 JenaBatteries GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.25 1 2.6%
172 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.32 0.25 1 -18.6%
172 Isodetect GmbH, Germany 0.48 0.25 1 -46.0%
172 Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 PAConsult GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 Freiberger Compound Materials GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 ImmunoQure AG, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 University of Bamberg, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
172 Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Germany 0.25 1 N/A
173 Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany 0.14 0.25 3 83.8%
174 Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg (HWK) - Institute for Advanced Study, Germany 0.13 0.24 2 95.4%
175 NAsP III/V GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.23 2 232.4%
176 PNDetector GmbH, Germany 0.23 1 N/A
177 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.03 0.23 2 605.2%
178 Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN), Germany 0.16 0.23 2 40.9%
179 Novaled AG, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
179 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
180 INNOVENT e.V. Technologieentwicklung Jena, Germany 0.20 0.22 2 12.7%
181 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.09 0.20 1 129.1%
181 CreaPhys GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.20 1 23.1%
181 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 0.20 1 -55.2%
181 West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ), Germany 0.20 1 N/A
181 Sternwarte Dieterskirchen, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
181 Schott AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
181 TH Köln - University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
182 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
183 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.13 0.17 3 43.3%
184 Superon GmbH, Germany 0.75 0.17 1 -77.2%
184 Magnetfabrik Bonn GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
184 FEE Gmbh, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
184 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.16 0.17 1 6.4%
184 MG Optical Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.40 0.15 3 -60.5%
186 Senate Department for Urban Development and Environment, Germany 0.15 2 N/A
187 Medical Genetics Center (MGZ), Germany 0.01 0.15 4 1,718.1%
188 Steinbeis Foundation, Germany 0.05 0.15 1 231.8%
189 Ecossa, Germany 0.08 0.14 1 75.8%
189 NETZSCH Group, Germany 0.13 0.14 1 17.2%
189 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 0.14 1 2.6%
189 Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), Germany 1.06 0.14 1 -86.2%
189 MorphoSys AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
189 CONARIS Research Institute AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
189 A.p.f. Aqua System AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
189 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
190 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.23 0.14 7 -36.1%
191 Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland" (IAR), Germany 0.14 2 N/A
192 Stiftung Mercator, Germany 0.61 0.13 2 -77.4%
192 MicroDiscovery GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.11 0.13 1 15.4%
193 Institute of Textile Chemistry and Chemical Fibers (ITCF), Germany 0.21 0.13 1 -40.2%
193 Sim4tec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Parmenides Foundation, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 RAS AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 RIFCON GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Research Institute for Ecosystem Analysis and Assessment (GAIAC), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Thinkstep AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Klaus Tschira Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 Ulm University of Applied Science, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
193 German Space Situational Awareness Centre (GSSAC), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
194 Johanniter GmbH, Germany 0.12 2 N/A
195 AptaIT, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
196 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.32 0.11 6 -64.1%
197 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.11 0.11 6 5.8%
198 von Hoerner & Sulger GmbH (vH&S), Germany 0.11 2 N/A
199 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.24 0.11 1 -53.2%
199 Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
199 TransMIT GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
199 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
199 SeNostic GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
200 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.29 0.11 3 -61.0%
201 Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany 0.08 0.11 5 42.0%
202 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.07 0.10 3 48.5%
203 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.04 0.10 1 135.8%
203 Biaffin GmbH & Co KG, Germany 0.08 0.10 1 23.1%
203 Kurt-Schwabe-Institut (KSI), Germany 0.10 0.10 1 2.6%
203 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.13 0.10 1 -17.9%
203 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.36 0.10 1 -71.9%
203 LifeGlimmer GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
203 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
203 Institute of Pathology Celle, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
203 ScienceCampus Halle (SCH), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
204 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.09 2 -31.0%
205 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.17 0.09 1 -44.1%
205 University of Applied Sciences Offenburg, Germany 0.06 0.09 1 67.8%
205 District Hospital Reutlingen, Germany 0.06 0.09 1 44.4%
205 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.23 0.09 1 -60.0%
205 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
205 Attocube Systems AG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
205 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
205 CreativeQuantum GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
205 CiS Institut für Mikrosensorik und Photovoltaik GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
206 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
207 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.09 1 280.7%
208 CESifo Group Munich, Germany 0.03 0.08 1 156.4%
208 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.08 1 -14.5%
208 Aalen University, Germany 0.20 0.08 1 -57.3%
208 MVZ Laboratory Dr. Limbach Heidelberg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
208 IfG - Institute for Scientific Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
208 Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB), Germany 0.08 0.08 1 2.6%
208 German Competence Center for Porphyria Diagnosis and Consultation, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
209 Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg), Germany 0.02 0.08 2 302.8%
209 University of Applied Sciences Landshut, Germany 0.02 0.08 2 302.8%
209 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.02 0.08 2 302.8%
210 Molecular Health GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.08 1 21.0%
211 Micromotive GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
212 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.22 0.07 2 -65.7%
213 Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 0.07 1 -63.4%
213 Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
213 Heinrich-Braun-Klinikum (HBK), Germany 0.07 1 N/A
214 Competence Network for Congenital Heart Defects, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
215 Heidelberg Pharma AG, Germany 0.12 0.07 1 -41.9%
215 Pathologie München Nord, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
215 Ebbing-Lohaus Vertriebs GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
215 Nambawan Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
215 v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
216 Leberzentrum in Munich, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
217 Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V. (LLG), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
217 Vogelschutzwarte Storchenhof Loburg e. V., Germany 0.06 1 N/A
218 Schön Klinik SE, Germany 0.10 0.06 3 -36.7%
219 Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
220 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.08 0.06 3 -28.0%
221 Biosphere Reserve Vessertal-Thuringian Forest, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.06 1 -55.9%
222 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.85 0.06 1 -93.3%
222 Center for Vascular and Venous Surgery, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 Helmut Schmidt University, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
223 Bayreuth Medical Center (BMC), Germany 0.03 0.05 5 70.8%
224 Reutlingen University, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
224 Hochschule Furtwangen University (HFU), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
224 Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Hamburg, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
224 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
225 Sozialstiftung Bamberg, Germany 0.03 0.05 5 51.8%
226 State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
226 Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum Dr. Eberhard und Partner Dortmund (ÜBAG), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
227 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.05 3 184.6%
228 Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
228 VSF Germany, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
228 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.15 0.05 1 -69.5%
228 Aller Aqua Research GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 Darmstadt Hospital, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
230 Ulmer Museum, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
231 Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
232 Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum für Histologie, Zytologie und Molekulare Diagnostik (MVZHZMD Trier), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
233 Federal Agency for Cartography and Geodesy (BKG), Germany 0.01 0.04 1 260.1%
234 Institut für Neuro- und Sozialpädiatrie Hamburg Ost, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
235 German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), Germany 0.04 0.04 9 -5.2%
236 Nomad Bioscience Gmbh, Germany 0.55 0.04 1 -92.8%
236 Klinikum Idar-Oberstein GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
236 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
237 PharmBioTec GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
237 ASG Analytik-Service Gesellschaft mbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
237 German Development Institute (DIE), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
238 Astronomie Stiftung Trebur, Germany 0.02 0.04 1 61.2%
238 European Clinical Research Infrastructure Network (ECRIN), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
238 Sciomics GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
238 Cluster Individualized ImmuneIntervention (Ci3) e.V., Germany 0.04 1 N/A
239 Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin - VBIO e.V., Germany 0.10 0.04 4 -64.1%
240 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
240 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
240 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
241 Friedrich-Koenig-Gymnasium (FKG), Germany 0.03 0.03 1 20.2%
241 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 0.03 1 -74.8%
241 Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
242 Bernstein Focus: Neurotechnology (BFNT) Frankfurt, Germany 0.08 0.03 1 -60.0%
243 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.21 0.03 1 -84.4%
244 Dachverband Deutscher Avifaunisten e.V. (DDA), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 The Brothers of Saint John of God Hospital in Regensburg, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 lanaplan GbR, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
246 Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
247 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.23 0.03 1 -87.6%
247 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.51 0.03 1 -94.4%
247 Caritasverband für die Diözese Regensburg e. V., Germany 0.03 1 N/A
248 Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.03 4 N/A
249 Institut für Pathologie und Zytologie in Gießen, Wetzlar und Limburg (ÜGP), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
250 Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science (PANGAEA), Germany 0.03 0.03 1 -22.6%
251 Friedrich-Ebert-Krankenhaus Neumünster GmbH (FEK), Germany 0.04 0.03 1 -36.8%
252 Dausinger + Giesen GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
253 ABCR GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
254 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.17 0.02 1 -86.4%
255 KBO Lech-Mangfall-Kliniken, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
256 LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
257 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.01 0.02 15 16.2%
258 DRK Kliniken Berlin, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
258 Evangelisches Krankenhaus Düsseldorf (EVK), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
259 Magnicon GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
259 Brain Products GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
260 Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.01 2 -40.4%
261 Städtisches Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Germany 0.02 0.01 1 -46.8%
262 HeidelbergCement AG, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
263 European Research and Project Office GmbH (EURICE), Germany 0.01 0.01 1 55.6%
264 HealthTwiSt GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.01 1 -51.3%
265 Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel gGmbH (EvKB), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
265 Diakonie Neuendettelsau, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
266 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.11 0.01 1 -91.8%
267 European Rhabdoid Registry (EU-RHAB), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
268 Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitationszentrum Bad Krozingen e.V., Germany 0.01 0.01 2 -41.6%
269 Thomas RECORDING GmbH (TREC), Germany 0.09 0.01 1 -91.1%
269 Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH, Germany 0.27 0.01 1 -97.0%
270 CAPNETZ Stiftung, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
271 Kliniken Nordoberpfalz AG, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
272 Apiloa GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
273 St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
274 Schmerzklinik Kiel, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
275 State Mental Hospital Haar, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
276 Saarland Cancer Registry, Germany 0.01 0.00 1 -43.7%
277 German Network for Mitochondrial Disorders (mitoNET), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
278 Evangelische Kliniken Bonn, Germany 0.00 0.00 1 -11.4%
278 Institute for Quality and Efficiency in Health Care (IQWiG), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
279 Städtisches Klinikum München (StKM), Germany 0.02 0.00 1 -80.2%
280 Augenklinik Dardenne, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
281 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.00 17 N/A
282 European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
283 HMNC Brain Health (HMNC), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
284 Cardiology Group, Frankfurt-Sachsenhausen, Germany 0.00 1 N/A

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