2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

Table criteria

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

2017 Institution FC 2016 FC 2017
1 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 54.86 70.58
2 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 49.97 57.54
3 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 34.19 43.88
4 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 38.67 33.58
5 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 30.48 31.66
6 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 33.46 30.97
7 University of Würzburg, Germany 24.68 30.61
8 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 31.78 29.1
9 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 35.95 25.85
10 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 26.7 24.63
11 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 26.16 24.24
12 University of Göttingen, Germany 36.22 24.17
13 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 25.59 19.77
14 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 30.08 19.17
15 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 8.35 17.09
16 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 16.27 17.05
17 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 13.68 17.05
18 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.49 16.15
19 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 14.85 14.64
20 Leipzig University, Germany 11.82 12.59
21 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 17.68 12.33
22 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 11.78 11.56
23 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 6.84 10.45
24 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 12.11 8.48
25 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 7.5 8.22
26 Ulm University, Germany 13.02 7.76
27 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 13.68 7.26
28 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 4.44 6.86
29 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 10.03 6.33
30 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 4.66 6.29
31 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 7.44 5.75
32 Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 4.86 5.7
33 University of Lübeck, Germany 6.38 5.1
34 University of Hohenheim, Germany 2.71 5.04
35 University of Greifswald, Germany 3.26 4.96
36 Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 7.08 4.62
37 University of Potsdam, Germany 7.91 4.54
38 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 10.04 4.51
39 University of Konstanz, Germany 7.28 3.68
40 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 6.46 3.64
41 Bielefeld University, Germany 5.98 3.54
42 University of Hannover (LUH), Germany 2.57 3.54
43 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany 4.76 3.46
44 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 1.57 3.34
45 The University of Oldenburg, Germany 3.78 3.19
46 University of Stuttgart, Germany 2.34 3.1
47 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.9 2.95
48 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 3.29 2.06
49 Dortmund University of Technology (TU Dortmund), Germany 0.78 1.75
50 University of Rostock, Germany 2.02 1.72
51 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 4 1.51
52 Jacobs University Bremen (IUB), Germany 0.62 1.4
53 Center for Adaptive Rationality (ARC), MPIB, Germany 0.05 1.3
54 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 2.84 1.06
55 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.71
56 University of Passau, Germany 0.5
56 Laboratory of Chromatin Biology, Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany 0.57 0.5
57 University of Kassel, Germany 1.27 0.35
58 Division of Molecular Thoracic Oncology, DKFZ, Germany 0.06 0.27
59 Heidelberg University of Education, Germany 0.25
60 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.2
60 Department of 3D Electron Cryomicroscopy, MPIBC, Germany 0.25 0.2
61 European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), Germany 0.17
62 Department of Molecular Physiology, CAESAR, Germany 0.15
63 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 0.13
64 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), Germany 0.05 0.13
65 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.01 0.12
66 Max Planck Group: In Silico Brain Sciences, CAESAR, Germany 0.11
67 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), Germany 0.1
68 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.03 0.1
69 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 0.08
70 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.07
71 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.27 0.07
72 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.02 0.07
73 University of Bamberg, Germany 0.25 0.06
73 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06
74 Universitäts KrebsCentrums Dresden (UCC), TU Dresden, Germany 0.06
75 Berlin-Brandenburg School for Regenerative Therapies (BSRT), Germany 0.03 0.05
76 Aalen University, Germany 0.08 0.03
76 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 0.03
77 Institute of Molecular Pathogenesis (IMP), FLI, Germany 0.03
77 University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany 0.03
78 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.02
79 Medizinische Hochschule Brandenburg - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.06 0.02
80 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.02
81 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.01

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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