2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of Paris, France 21.98 32.28 316 43.9%
2 Sorbonne University, France 28.02 31.36 298 9.6%
3 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 17.60 21.54 143 19.9%
4 University of Montpellier, France 20.64 20.30 193 -3.6%
5 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 15.33 18.41 254 17.7%
6 University of Strasbourg, France 18.47 16.94 119 -10.2%
7 University of Toulouse, France 15.19 16.13 110 4.0%
8 University of Lyon, France 12.45 14.17 117 11.4%
9 University of Bordeaux, France 9.41 12.45 94 29.7%
10 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 9.24 8.06 82 -14.5%
11 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 9.51 7.91 92 -18.5%
12 AgroParisTech, France 6.20 4.85 41 -23.4%
13 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.66 4.06 51 -14.8%
14 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 5.71 3.60 71 -38.2%
15 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 4.06 3.55 46 -14.3%
16 Collège de France, France 2.87 3.32 35 13.1%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 2.14 3.18 23 45.2%
18 ESPCI ParisTech, France 1.47 2.39 16 59.2%
19 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 2.04 2.37 82 13.7%
20 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.17 1.90 34 58.8%
21 University of Nantes, France 1.55 1.84 21 16.4%
22 University Clermont Auvergne, France 2.27 1.71 20 -26.4%
23 Montpellier SupAgro, France 2.35 1.59 32 -33.6%
24 University of Burgundy, France 1.53 1.49 17 -4.2%
25 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.36 1.45 19 4.5%
26 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.47 1.36 8 187.4%
27 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.80 1.35 21 64.7%
28 University of Poitiers, France 1.27 1.32 7 1.9%
29 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.35 1.18 11 232.2%
30 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.45 1.07 4 -28.0%
31 École Polytechnique, France 1.16 1.06 15 -10.3%
32 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.33 0.99 15 -27.0%
33 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.20 0.89 15 -26.8%
34 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.00 0.89 31 -12.9%
35 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.29 0.86 5 196.1%
36 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.48 0.85 24 75.2%
37 University of Angers, France 0.86 0.83 12 -5.4%
38 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.43 0.81 9 -44.5%
39 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.62 0.78 19 22.3%
40 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.76 5 N/A
41 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 1.42 0.71 22 -50.9%
42 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.46 0.64 10 35.1%
43 University of La Rochelle, France 0.53 0.62 8 13.9%
44 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.30 0.61 10 -53.5%
45 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.47 0.58 11 20.7%
46 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.12 0.52 2 321.7%
47 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.29 0.51 9 69.7%
48 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
48 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
48 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
48 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
48 EDHEC Business School, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
48 SKEMA Business School, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
49 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 1.11 0.34 11 -69.4%
50 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.74 0.33 12 -56.5%
51 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.41 0.30 6 -29.2%
52 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.04 0.29 1 603.4%
53 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.37 0.29 6 -24.1%
54 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.17 0.28 6 68.0%
55 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.54 0.27 4 -50.6%
56 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.15 0.26 5 67.2%
57 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.04 0.25 2 487.8%
57 University of Nîmes, France 0.25 1 N/A
58 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.22 0.21 4 -5.5%
59 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.33 0.19 7 -44.1%
60 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.18 3 N/A
61 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.12 0.18 11 41.2%
62 University of Orléans, France 0.45 0.17 3 -63.6%
63 Pantheon-Assas University (Paris 2), France 0.17 1 N/A
64 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.09 0.15 2 62.7%
65 University of Avignon, France 0.20 0.14 6 -33.2%
66 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.14 2 N/A
66 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.14 2 N/A
67 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.06 0.12 3 118.4%
68 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.31 0.12 9 -61.7%
69 University of Rouen, France 0.39 0.11 8 -72.4%
70 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.02 0.11 8 449.1%
70 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.02 0.11 8 449.1%
71 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.03 0.10 3 240.0%
72 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.81 0.10 7 -87.9%
73 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.03 0.09 7 177.0%
74 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.08 1 N/A
75 University of Lille 3, France 0.07 3 N/A
76 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.06 0.06 1 -2.0%
77 University of Rennes 2, France 0.06 1 N/A
78 HEC Paris, France 0.08 0.06 7 -30.5%
78 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.19 0.06 7 -70.4%
78 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.20 0.06 7 -72.0%
78 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.58 0.06 7 -90.2%
79 Centre de Recherche et de Veille sur les Maladies Emergentes dans l’Océan Indien (CRVOI), France 0.05 1 N/A
80 École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France (ENP), France 0.05 1 N/A
81 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.02 0.05 7 131.7%
82 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.12 0.04 3 -64.2%
83 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.09 0.04 1 -56.5%
83 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.32 0.04 2 -87.2%
84 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.30 0.03 3 -88.6%
85 National Veterinary School of Lyon (ENVL), France 0.03 1 N/A
86 Montpellier Business School, France 0.00 0.03 1 816.9%
87 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.04 0.03 8 -28.5%
87 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.04 0.03 8 -28.5%
88 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.13 0.03 2 -78.3%
89 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.03 0.03 6 -16.6%
89 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.10 0.03 6 -74.4%
90 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.06 0.02 1 -63.8%
91 Académie Nationale de Pharmacie, France 0.02 1 N/A
92 University of Vincennes in Saint-Denis (Paris 8), France 0.02 1 N/A
93 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.04 0.01 1 -77.1%
94 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.08 0.01 1 -89.2%
95 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.00 0.01 1 64.6%
95 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.00 0.01 1 64.6%
96 École Nationale Supérieure d’Informatique pour l’Industrie et l’Entreprise (ENSIIE), France 0.00 1 N/A
97 University of Le Havre, France 0.02 0.00 1 -89.4%
97 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.00 1 N/A
98 École Normale Supérieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes), France 0.00 1 N/A
99 Université de Guyane, France 0.11 0.00 1 -98.7%
100 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%
100 Paris Observatory, France 0.05 0.00 2 -98.6%

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.