2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 1.84 2.02 32 16.5%
2 Sorbonne University, France 3.44 1.94 38 -40.3%
3 University of Montpellier, France 1.63 1.32 17 -14.5%
4 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.75 1.11 22 -33.0%
5 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.14 1.05 17 -2.4%
6 University of Lyon, France 0.82 0.86 11 10.8%
7 University of Bordeaux, France 1.16 0.82 6 -24.8%
8 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 1.05 0.66 14 -33.2%
9 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.25 0.60 5 155.2%
10 University of Strasbourg, France 1.03 0.60 12 -38.8%
11 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.08 0.57 4 689.3%
12 University of Toulouse, France 0.98 0.49 12 -47.6%
13 AgroParisTech, France 0.40 0.42 4 10.4%
14 Collège de France, France 0.51 0.38 6 -21.2%
15 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.38 0.37 6 2.7%
16 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 2.54 0.36 7 -84.9%
17 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.09 0.30 4 247.6%
18 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.77 0.27 12 -63.5%
19 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.63 0.22 1 -62.8%
19 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.04 0.22 1 536.0%
20 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.19 1 N/A
21 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.14 0.13 3 -1.2%
22 Paris Observatory, France 0.24 0.12 9 -45.7%
23 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.11 0.09 7 -12.8%
24 University of Rennes 1, France 0.05 0.09 3 78.9%
25 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.37 0.08 4 -77.2%
26 University of Rouen, France 0.07 1 N/A
27 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.51 0.06 3 -86.9%
28 University of Orléans, France 0.06 0.04 2 -16.5%
29 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.25 0.04 2 -84.7%
30 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.08 0.04 1 -52.8%
31 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.05 0.03 1 -25.1%
32 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.12 0.03 4 -70.7%
33 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.03 1 N/A
34 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
34 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
34 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
34 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
34 EDHEC Business School, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
34 SKEMA Business School, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
35 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.01 0.03 1 450.3%
35 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.03 1 N/A
35 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.03 1 N/A
35 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.12 0.03 1 -75.5%
36 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.04 0.02 1 -50.3%
37 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.02 2 N/A
38 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.02 0.02 1 -15.7%
39 École Polytechnique, France 0.39 0.01 2 -96.6%
39 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.42 0.01 2 -96.8%
40 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.01 1 N/A
40 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.01 1 N/A
40 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.01 1 N/A
41 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.01 0.01 1 -25.2%
42 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.02 0.01 1 -67.2%
42 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.13 0.01 1 -93.9%
43 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.05 0.00 1 -93.6%
44 University of Nantes, France 0.04 0.00 2 -91.6%
45 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.00 2 N/A
46 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.10 0.00 2 -98.4%
47 Université de Guyane, France 0.00 0.00 1 -48.3%
47 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.02 0.00 1 -90.7%
48 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.05 0.00 1 -97.9%
48 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.08 0.00 1 -98.8%
48 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.00 1 N/A
48 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.00 1 N/A
48 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.00 1 N/A
49 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.01 0.00 1 -86.4%
50 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.06 0.00 1 -98.8%
50 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.09 0.00 1 -99.1%
50 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 1 N/A
50 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 1 N/A
50 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
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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.