2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 242.73 234.50 994 2.7%
2 University of Strasbourg, France 35.05 30.68 147 -6.9%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 33.48 29.05 179 -7.8%
4 University of Toulouse, France 21.48 20.05 115 -0.8%
5 Sorbonne University, France 21.07 19.78 136 -0.2%
6 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.34 19.25 131 5.8%
7 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 20.70 18.98 106 -2.5%
8 University of Bordeaux, France 14.89 15.36 84 9.7%
9 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 21.04 15.12 151 -23.6%
10 University of Lyon, France 16.37 12.79 83 -17.0%
11 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 13.02 11.82 77 -3.5%
12 University of Paris, France 7.00 10.28 53 56.2%
13 University of Montpellier, France 19.24 10.25 75 -43.4%
14 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 7.44 10.07 61 44.0%
15 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 7.65 9.91 62 37.7%
16 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 10.48 9.02 110 -8.5%
17 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 5.24 8.12 44 64.5%
18 University of Lille Nord de France, France 7.65 6.86 42 -4.7%
19 University of Nantes, France 4.04 6.70 39 76.5%
20 University of Rennes 1, France 10.52 6.32 47 -36.1%
21 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 9.90 5.49 58 -41.0%
22 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 6.49 5.34 63 -12.5%
23 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.91 5.21 31 41.9%
24 ESPCI ParisTech, France 5.17 4.87 30 0.2%
25 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 6.03 4.62 49 -18.6%
26 Le Mans University, France 2.03 4.50 14 135.9%
27 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 3.00 4.42 35 56.5%
28 University of Angers, France 2.24 4.42 17 109.3%
29 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 3.91 4.33 32 17.7%
30 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.39 4.00 41 -42.4%
31 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 3.81 3.76 25 5.0%
32 University of Lorraine (UL), France 2.65 3.47 19 39.1%
33 Pasteur Institute, France 3.49 3.42 22 4.1%
34 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.73 3.30 39 -6.0%
35 University of Rouen, France 3.73 3.21 19 -8.8%
36 University of Burgundy, France 2.87 3.13 12 16.0%
37 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.84 2.75 27 248.6%
38 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.34 2.72 27 23.4%
39 École Polytechnique, France 3.87 2.59 22 -28.8%
40 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.76 2.42 20 -6.8%
41 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 2.62 2.23 17 -9.5%
42 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.98 2.13 25 131.9%
43 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.85 2.07 12 19.0%
44 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.58 1.96 15 -41.8%
45 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.97 1.89 6 1.6%
46 Collège de France, France 2.17 1.84 30 -9.5%
47 Sanofi, France 4.48 1.84 4 -56.3%
48 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.47 1.74 28 26.0%
49 Artois University, France 0.91 1.59 20 86.8%
50 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.91 1.34 18 56.7%
51 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.06 1.32 19 32.4%
52 Thales S.A., France 0.30 1.24 8 344.5%
53 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 1.12 1.23 15 16.1%
54 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.82 1.20 11 55.8%
55 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.61 1.16 10 -23.5%
56 AgroParisTech, France 0.71 1.09 10 64.9%
57 International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), France 0.63 1.00 1 70.1%
58 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.78 0.96 7 -42.8%
59 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.66 0.93 10 49.5%
60 University of Le Havre, France 0.38 0.93 5 159.2%
61 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.36 0.92 3 172.3%
62 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.85 0.92 8 14.9%
63 University of Orléans, France 2.47 0.91 9 -60.9%
64 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.41 0.86 13 123.2%
65 Curie Institute, France 1.63 0.75 13 -51.2%
66 University of Poitiers, France 1.06 0.74 4 -25.9%
67 French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), France 0.67 1 N/A
68 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.25 0.66 6 -43.5%
69 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 1.07 0.64 3 -36.2%
70 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.73 0.56 10 -17.7%
71 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.85 0.52 7 -34.7%
72 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 0.07 0.51 8 632.4%
73 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.05 0.51 7 -48.7%
74 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.80 0.50 3 -33.8%
74 French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD), France 0.50 1 N/A
74 Areva, France 0.50 1 N/A
75 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.24 0.46 4 100.0%
76 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 0.05 0.44 4 877.2%
77 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 1.91 0.44 1 -75.6%
78 Total S.A., France 0.71 0.39 2 -41.6%
79 Ecomeris SAS, France 0.38 1 N/A
80 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers (CHU d'Angers), France 0.15 0.37 2 169.0%
81 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.50 0.36 6 -22.4%
82 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.36 2 N/A
83 NEXDOT, France 0.25 0.35 2 50.5%
84 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.38 0.35 6 -2.8%
85 Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France 0.33 1 N/A
86 Arkema S.A., France 1.03 0.31 2 -68.0%
87 NanoMedSyn, France 0.08 0.31 1 292.5%
88 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.94 0.30 2 -83.6%
88 Galapagos SASU, France 0.30 1 N/A
89 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.85 0.29 1 -64.5%
89 Guerbet, France 0.29 1 N/A
90 CHU Limoges, France 0.02 0.27 2 1,471.9%
91 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.17 0.24 7 56.1%
91 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.25 0.24 7 5.2%
92 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.85 0.24 7 -70.2%
93 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.40 0.23 5 -39.7%
94 L'Oréal International, France 0.66 0.22 1 -64.3%
94 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.89 0.22 1 -73.5%
94 Imerys Group, France 0.22 1 N/A
95 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.58 0.22 2 -59.6%
96 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.32 0.19 17 -36.4%
97 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.11 0.18 3 81.9%
98 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.16 4 N/A
99 CASC4DE, France 0.15 1 N/A
100 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.16 0.15 3 0.8%

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.