2018 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Sorbonne University, France 53.54 50.77 557 -6.3%
2 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 41.48 35.20 393 -16.2%
3 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 26.81 29.08 330 7.2%
4 University of Paris, France 21.50 19.43 330 -10.7%
5 University of Lyon, France 19.03 15.59 208 -19.0%
6 University of Strasbourg, France 15.41 14.74 164 -5.4%
7 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 15.35 14.31 247 -7.9%
8 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 16.77 14.02 222 -17.4%
9 University of Toulouse, France 13.98 12.38 110 -12.5%
10 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 14.86 11.41 115 -24.1%
11 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 6.13 10.19 157 64.3%
12 University of Bordeaux, France 8.72 9.93 67 12.5%
13 École Polytechnique, France 9.53 8.65 175 -10.3%
14 University of Montpellier, France 10.02 8.48 59 -16.4%
15 ESPCI ParisTech, France 7.79 7.14 63 -9.4%
16 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 5.86 6.40 59 7.8%
17 Collège de France, France 4.45 6.15 69 36.8%
18 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.60 5.94 31 4.9%
19 University of Savoy (USMB), France 4.23 4.96 171 16.0%
20 Paris Observatory, France 5.04 4.09 100 -19.9%
21 University Clermont Auvergne, France 1.98 3.67 160 83.4%
22 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 2.66 3.61 34 33.9%
23 University of Lille Nord de France, France 5.06 3.53 34 -31.0%
24 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.37 3.22 55 -5.7%
25 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 2.29 3.10 31 34.0%
26 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 4.61 2.94 28 -37.0%
27 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.84 2.74 31 47.3%
28 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 1.42 2.72 20 89.5%
29 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 1.40 2.56 29 81.3%
30 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 3.22 2.53 25 -22.4%
31 University of Nantes, France 0.98 2.37 50 138.0%
32 Le Mans University, France 1.85 2.31 13 23.1%
33 University of Rennes 1, France 2.89 2.21 32 -24.4%
34 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 1.22 1.91 17 54.8%
35 University of Burgundy, France 1.30 1.86 11 40.9%
36 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 1.62 1.82 22 11.2%
37 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.44 1.63 7 11.8%
38 University of Rouen, France 0.83 1.46 13 74.4%
39 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 2.22 1.44 21 -35.7%
40 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.09 1.41 25 27.6%
41 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.45 1.40 15 207.3%
42 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 2.25 1.38 23 -39.7%
43 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.25 1.32 28 4.3%
44 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.61 1.28 10 107.1%
45 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.43 1.20 11 174.8%
46 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.32 1.03 10 -23.5%
47 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.75 0.94 9 23.9%
48 University of Angers, France 0.05 0.93 4 1,924.6%
49 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.73 0.92 15 24.4%
50 University of Poitiers, France 1.29 0.88 5 -33.1%
51 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.56 0.87 7 53.7%
52 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.62 0.77 57 22.5%
53 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.77 0.67 12 -14.4%
54 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.70 0.61 70 -14.5%
54 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.70 0.61 70 -14.5%
54 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.70 0.61 70 -14.5%
54 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.70 0.61 70 -14.5%
54 EDHEC Business School, France 0.70 0.61 70 -14.5%
54 SKEMA Business School, France 0.95 0.61 70 -36.9%
55 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.14 0.60 33 337.4%
56 Centrale Graduate School, France 1.30 0.58 19 -55.7%
57 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.50 0.53 14 4.8%
58 École Centrale Lyon, France 1.34 0.49 8 -63.8%
59 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.41 0.47 5 14.6%
60 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.38 0.47 4 23.4%
61 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.09 0.46 5 400.6%
62 University of Le Havre, France 0.40 0.38 7 -5.8%
63 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 1.05 0.36 6 -66.5%
64 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 1.29 0.33 3 -74.5%
65 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.07 0.33 3 391.0%
66 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.04 0.32 3 665.4%
67 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.15 0.25 7 62.3%
68 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.48 0.25 7 -48.8%
69 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.24 6 N/A
70 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.24 2 N/A
71 University of Orléans, France 0.68 0.21 7 -69.1%
72 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.02 0.21 17 1,196.0%
73 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.02 0.19 16 1,081.7%
73 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.02 0.19 16 1,081.7%
73 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.02 0.19 16 1,081.7%
74 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.18 2 N/A
75 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.05 0.18 3 246.3%
76 Supméca - School of Mechanical Engineering, France 0.17 1 N/A
77 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.55 0.14 2 -74.8%
78 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.77 0.14 1 -82.2%
79 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.13 1 N/A
80 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.11 1 N/A
81 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.45 0.10 3 -78.2%
82 ECE Paris, France 0.10 1 N/A
83 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), France 0.09 1 N/A
84 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.08 0.08 1 -6.7%
85 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.10 0.07 2 -29.0%
86 AgroParisTech, France 0.05 0.07 11 49.0%
87 Artois University, France 0.09 0.06 2 -32.0%
87 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.14 0.06 2 -56.0%
88 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.25 0.06 2 -75.3%
89 HEC Paris, France 0.03 0.05 10 78.9%
89 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.03 0.05 10 78.9%
90 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.85 0.04 2 -95.2%
91 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.03 1 N/A
92 Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur de la Musique Seine-Saint-Denis Île-de-France (Pôle Sup' 93), France 0.02 1 N/A
92 École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière (ENS Louis-Lumière), France 0.02 1 N/A
92 University of Vincennes in Saint-Denis (Paris 8), France 0.02 1 N/A
93 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.02 1 N/A
93 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.02 1 N/A
94 University of Rennes 2, France 0.02 1 N/A
95 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.03 0.02 1 -34.8%
95 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.21 0.02 1 -91.3%
96 University of La Rochelle, France 0.02 1 N/A
97 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.01 1 N/A
97 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.01 1 N/A
97 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.01 1 N/A
97 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.01 1 N/A
98 École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Clermont Ferrand (ENSACF), France 0.01 3 N/A
99 University of Avignon, France 0.04 0.00 1 -94.2%

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.