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 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.14 209.72 487 4.1%
3 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 154.16 266 21.4%
4 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 119.57 236 10.3%
5 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 119.55 218 17.1%
6 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 115.04 198 -4.9%
7 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.68 114.30 365 4.1%
8 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.38 80.74 169 5.5%
9 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 78.40 159 1.4%
10 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 69.50 117 -11.0%
11 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 67.96 146 -3.4%
12 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85 64.82 248 -9.2%
13 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 60.32 128 7.3%
14 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14 57.70 121 22.3%
15 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 43.93 55.27 141 33.8%
16 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 55.04 88 -6.6%
17 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 54.43 107 6.0%
18 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 51.77 93 9.1%
19 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 49.21 82 10.2%
20 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 45.85 90 -6.4%
21 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 40.67 43.78 93 14.5%
22 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 33.54 42.52 82 34.8%
23 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 42.49 78 1.5%
24 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 42.37 71 -24.5%
25 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 41.20 83 -15.3%
26 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 24.91 39.96 90 70.6%
27 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 29.86 38.66 82 37.6%
28 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 35.34 38.53 76 15.9%
29 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 37.34 38.31 61 9.1%
30 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 48.28 38.20 152 -15.9%
31 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 40.02 34.41 63 -8.6%
32 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic 32.10 34.07 81 12.8%
33 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 34.19 32.37 50 0.6%
34 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 23.45 31.22 119 41.5%
35 Stockholm University, Sweden 29.94 30.96 66 9.9%
36 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 29.68 30.92 82 10.8%
37 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 38.55 30.74 50 -15.2%
38 University of Strasbourg, France 35.05 30.68 147 -6.9%
39 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 27.45 30.65 48 18.7%
40 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 34.75 30.14 96 -7.8%
41 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 19.17 29.46 50 63.3%
42 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 32.91 29.36 86 -5.1%
43 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 33.48 29.05 179 -7.8%
44 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 29.19 28.59 63 4.1%
45 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 30.42 28.40 64 -0.8%
46 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 16.99 28.29 56 77.1%
47 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 24.58 27.95 60 20.9%
48 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.56 27.88 81 0.3%
49 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 31.01 27.16 74 -6.9%
50 University of Konstanz, Germany 20.63 26.90 37 38.6%
51 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 24.38 26.75 60 16.6%
52 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 29.94 26.54 64 -5.7%
53 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 41.35 26.36 109 -32.2%
54 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 31.91 25.87 47 -13.8%
55 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 27.48 25.85 53 0.0%
56 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 28.17 25.60 61 -3.4%
57 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 29.18 25.03 52 -8.8%
58 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 26.75 24.97 66 -0.8%
59 Lund University (LU), Sweden 34.71 24.96 58 -23.6%
60 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 37.92 23.76 81 -33.4%
61 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 19.61 23.69 59 28.5%
62 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 18.85 23.26 51 31.2%
63 University of Vienna, Austria 14.94 23.11 43 64.5%
64 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 26.18 23.05 51 -6.4%
65 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 23.81 22.51 41 0.5%
66 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 24.85 22.06 57 -5.6%
67 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 17.14 22.05 50 36.7%
68 Leiden University, Netherlands 22.65 21.92 44 2.9%
69 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 29.12 21.19 46 -22.6%
70 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 27.12 21.18 70 -17.0%
71 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 18.53 20.17 51 15.7%
72 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 30.49 20.14 48 -29.8%
73 University of Toulouse, France 21.48 20.05 115 -0.8%
74 University of Stuttgart, Germany 37.79 20.00 40 -43.8%
75 Sorbonne University, France 21.07 19.78 136 -0.2%
76 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 15.53 19.73 53 35.1%
77 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 28.38 19.56 46 -26.7%
78 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.34 19.25 131 5.8%
79 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 20.70 18.98 106 -2.5%
80 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 26.76 18.97 45 -24.6%
81 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 19.11 18.20 54 1.2%
82 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 20.42 18.00 47 -6.3%
83 Leipzig University, Germany 19.65 17.91 41 -3.1%
84 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 20.90 17.86 59 -9.2%
85 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 16.13 17.65 72 16.4%
86 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 24.22 17.61 36 -22.7%
87 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 22.21 17.57 55 -15.9%
88 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 11.08 16.11 44 54.5%
89 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 19.55 16.05 51 -12.7%
90 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 13.52 16.01 31 25.9%
91 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 22.15 15.43 33 -26.0%
92 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 13.10 15.42 55 25.1%
93 University of Bordeaux, France 14.89 15.36 84 9.7%
94 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 10.38 15.21 50 55.7%
95 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 21.04 15.12 151 -23.6%
96 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 8.82 15.09 30 81.9%
97 The University of Dublin, Ireland 17.86 14.92 32 -11.2%
98 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 11.02 14.90 39 43.7%
99 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 6.39 14.17 27 135.8%
100 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 13.27 14.16 44 13.5%

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.