2017 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 170.95 170.27 1,181 2.5%
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 86.19 79.51 758 -5.1%
3 Pasteur Institute, France 32.23 36.20 192 15.6%
4 Sorbonne University, France 34.27 28.02 286 -15.9%
5 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 19.49 23.59 246 24.5%
6 University of Paris, France 34.96 21.98 255 -35.3%
7 University of Montpellier, France 20.23 20.64 215 4.9%
8 University of Strasbourg, France 16.87 18.47 124 12.6%
9 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 21.85 17.60 136 -17.2%
10 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 17.13 17.48 188 5.0%
11 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 19.85 15.33 226 -20.5%
12 University of Toulouse, France 18.19 15.19 99 -14.1%
13 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 11.62 14.75 179 30.6%
14 University of Lyon, France 14.45 12.45 122 -11.3%
15 Curie Institute, France 20.10 12.34 86 -36.8%
16 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.49 9.51 101 30.6%
17 University of Bordeaux, France 11.95 9.41 81 -19.0%
18 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.11 9.24 83 17.2%
19 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 5.36 6.86 103 31.6%
20 AgroParisTech, France 3.69 6.20 72 72.8%
21 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.41 5.71 90 72.2%
22 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.94 4.66 61 -2.9%
23 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 5.93 4.55 57 -21.2%
24 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.92 4.06 47 6.7%
25 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 2.53 3.99 45 62.4%
26 Collège de France, France 2.40 2.87 34 23.1%
27 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 2.22 2.73 116 26.5%
28 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 1.46 2.61 22 83.8%
29 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 1.26 2.51 42 104.9%
30 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 3.12 2.35 50 -22.4%
31 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.29 2.35 37 87.4%
32 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.88 2.27 11 165.1%
33 University of Rennes 1, France 2.44 2.14 18 -9.6%
34 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 1.08 2.13 13 102.8%
35 Sanofi, France 6.43 2.11 21 -66.3%
36 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 1.76 2.04 84 19.5%
37 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 0.62 1.97 36 227.8%
38 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 2.14 1.69 35 -18.8%
39 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.42 1.60 34 295.4%
40 University of Nantes, France 2.35 1.55 24 -32.2%
41 University of Burgundy, France 1.02 1.53 26 53.6%
42 ESPCI ParisTech, France 2.30 1.47 19 -34.2%
43 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.85 1.45 6 76.2%
44 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.64 1.43 9 -10.6%
45 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.50 1.42 43 190.9%
46 CHU Nice, France 1.14 1.41 66 27.6%
47 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 2.40 1.39 19 -40.3%
48 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.67 1.36 30 106.8%
49 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%
50 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.32 1.32 19 328.2%
51 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.09 1.30 16 21.7%
52 University of Poitiers, France 0.52 1.27 5 150.8%
53 Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL), France 0.99 1.23 21 27.8%
54 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 1.66 1.23 5 -23.9%
55 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 0.89 1.22 15 40.4%
56 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.04 1.20 15 18.6%
57 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.46 1.17 30 -17.5%
58 École Polytechnique, France 1.22 1.16 20 -2.4%
59 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.92 1.11 25 23.6%
60 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.92 1.00 33 12.3%
61 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 1.04 0.94 18 -6.7%
62 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 0.63 0.94 20 53.3%
63 L'Oréal International, France 0.93 2 N/A
64 Claudius Regaud Institute (ICR), France 0.05 0.93 11 1,717.3%
65 University of Angers, France 0.33 0.86 9 171.1%
66 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.17 0.81 14 406.7%
67 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.15 0.80 15 -28.2%
68 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy (CHRU Nancy), France 0.10 0.75 8 712.1%
69 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.32 0.74 18 136.9%
70 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 EDHEC Business School, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
70 SKEMA Business School, France 0.71 0.74 65 7.2%
71 Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP), France 0.32 0.65 5 112.9%
72 Servier Laboratories, France 0.34 0.63 2 92.4%
73 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.67 0.62 25 -4.0%
74 Groupe Danone S.A., France 0.33 0.61 3 87.7%
75 Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle (CHU de Rouen), France 1.30 0.60 6 -52.2%
76 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.00 0.58 11 47,346.9%
77 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.44 0.54 7 26.7%
78 University of La Rochelle, France 1.03 0.53 5 -46.8%
79 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.19 0.49 8 165.7%
80 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.87 0.49 3 -42.2%
81 Centre Georges-François Leclerc (CGFL), France 0.23 0.48 8 115.0%
82 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.62 0.48 18 -21.3%
83 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.35 0.47 12 39.0%
84 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.46 0.47 10 3.4%
85 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.15 0.46 9 219.4%
86 University of Orléans, France 0.24 0.45 6 97.6%
87 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers (CHU d'Angers), France 0.19 0.43 4 130.5%
88 Institut de Recherches sur le Cancer de Lille (IRCL), France 0.31 0.42 7 38.8%
89 Bergonié Cancer Institute, France 0.33 0.42 8 28.9%
90 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.22 0.41 4 89.3%
91 University of Rouen, France 0.82 0.39 11 -51.0%
92 ICAAR Team, France 0.38 1 N/A
93 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.76 0.37 7 -50.0%
94 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.64 0.35 5 -44.0%
95 Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (IAC), France 0.33 1 N/A
96 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.18 0.33 7 93.0%
97 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.06 0.32 6 492.5%
98 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.40 0.31 10 -20.6%
99 GHU Paris Psychiatry and Neurosciences, France 0.27 0.31 8 15.0%
100 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.09 0.30 4 243.4%

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.