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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 43.14 41.12 194 -2.0%
2 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 29.30 40.91 196 43.6%
3 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 26.31 31.98 144 25.1%
4 Leiden University, Netherlands 31.94 29.73 177 -4.3%
5 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 17.89 26.89 185 54.6%
6 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 22.11 23.77 103 10.6%
7 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.11 22.95 92 23.6%
8 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 22.13 22.40 159 4.1%
9 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 19.60 19.85 115 4.2%
10 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 17.87 13.18 69 -24.1%
11 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 6.92 8.05 40 19.6%
12 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 5.17 6.02 34 19.7%
13 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 7.97 4.78 55 -38.3%
14 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 0.23 1.80 5 716.2%
15 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 1.51 3 N/A
16 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.07 1.28 5 1,803.4%
17 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 0.36 1.01 6 189.2%
18 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.56 0.99 9 83.0%
19 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.76 0.60 9 -19.2%
20 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.03 0.53 2 1,924.2%
21 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.25 0.53 12 118.7%
22 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.79 0.48 9 -38.0%
23 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.15 0.46 4 218.3%
24 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.07 0.34 2 422.4%
25 National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
26 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 1.18 0.29 2 -74.9%
27 Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM), Netherlands 0.28 1 N/A
28 Apenheul Primate Park, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
29 Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Netherlands 0.22 0.22 1 3.5%
30 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.08 0.20 1 146.9%
31 Gastroenterological Association, Netherlands 0.19 1 N/A
32 Lambert Instruments B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
32 BioDetection Systems B.V. (BDS), Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
33 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.10 0.18 2 83.4%
34 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
35 Rijnstate Hospital, Netherlands 0.16 2 N/A
36 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.14 0.15 8 9.6%
37 Keygene N.V., Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
38 ISA Pharmaceuticals B.V., Netherlands 0.06 0.14 3 153.3%
39 Medical Spectrum Twente, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
39 Fungal Genetics and Technology Consultancy, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
40 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.11 3 N/A
41 Ammerlaan Construction B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
41 Fieldwork Company, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
42 HAGA Hospital, Netherlands 0.09 2 N/A
43 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
43 PamGene International B.V., Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
44 Agendia NV, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
45 St. Elisabeth Hospital, Netherlands 0.11 0.08 2 -30.8%
46 Frans Schalkwijk Praktijk, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
47 CRV Holding, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
48 Legal Pathways Institute for Health and Bio-Law, Netherlands 0.07 2 N/A
49 RiverD International B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
50 Medical Center Haaglanden (MCH), Netherlands 0.06 2 N/A
51 Zuyderland Medical Center, Netherlands 0.06 2 N/A
51 Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
52 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 0.13 0.06 1 -54.3%
53 Sylics (Synaptologics BV), Netherlands 0.07 0.05 1 -24.2%
54 MAASTRO Clinic, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
55 MC Slotervaart, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
55 Isala Clinics, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
55 Catharina Hospital, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
56 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.06 0.05 1 -20.1%
57 The Netherlands Institute for the Near East (NINO), Netherlands 0.05 0.04 2 -13.0%
58 Medisch Centrum Leeuwarden (MCL), Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
59 PharmaCell B.V., Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
59 Platform Green Synthetic Biology, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
60 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.08 0.04 1 -53.2%
61 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.04 2 N/A
62 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 0.04 12 933.8%
63 Elkerliek Ziekenhuis, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
64 Percuros B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
65 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 0.03 1 -67.9%
66 Qiagen N.V., Netherlands 0.03 4 N/A
67 Statistics Netherlands (CBS), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
68 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.06 0.03 1 -47.5%
69 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.04 0.03 1 -29.3%
69 Pongo Foundation, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
70 Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands 0.13 0.03 1 -79.4%
70 Sint Lucas Andreas Hospital, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
70 Onze Lieve Vrouwen Gasthuis (OLVG), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
70 Medisch Centrum Alkmaar (MCA), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
70 Tergooi Hilversum, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
70 Flevoziekenhuis Hospital, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
71 Alboran Energy Strategy Consultants, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
72 Altrecht, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
72 Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Netherlands 0.13 0.02 1 -82.9%
72 Bethesda Diabetes Research Centre (BDRC), Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
72 Ziekenhuis Bethesda, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
73 Artemis One Health Research Foundation, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
74 B-WARE Research Centre, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
75 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.02 7 261.4%
76 Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ), Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
77 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), Netherlands 0.01 0.01 1 165.3%
77 Van der Hout Forestry Consulting, Netherlands 0.02 0.01 1 -35.8%
78 Hartwig Medical Foundation, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
78 Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
79 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.04 0.01 2 -69.7%
80 Amphia Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
81 Project MinE, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
82 European Bird Census Council (EBCC), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
83 Bartiméus, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
84 PolyOmica, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
85 Geestelijke Gezondheids Zorg (GGZ), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
86 TEMA B.V., Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
87 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.03 0.01 6 -70.9%
88 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
89 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.00 0.01 1 141.3%
90 Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 1 -37.8%
91 Panteia, Netherlands 0.00 3 N/A
92 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.14 0.00 1 -98.1%
93 The Nationwide Network and Registry of Histo- and Cytopathology in the Netherlands Foundation (PALGA Foundation), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
94 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.02 0.00 4 -89.7%

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.