2018 tables: Institutions

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 Max Planck Society, Germany 766.40 747.77 2,358 -3.8%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 528.91 514.09 2,089 -4.2%
3 Leibniz Association, Germany 208.50 187.66 709 -11.3%
4 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.49 181.21 622 -1.6%
5 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 145.31 132.36 478 -10.2%
6 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 126.49 127.60 550 -0.6%
7 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 100.59 118.88 316 16.5%
8 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 102.36 112.55 275 8.4%
9 University of Göttingen, Germany 97.99 105.17 321 5.8%
10 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 74.76 95.47 320 25.9%
11 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 86.95 93.85 473 6.4%
12 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 91.71 93.58 409 0.6%
13 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 94.15 93.56 366 -2.0%
14 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 84.81 90.97 407 5.7%
15 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 82.74 88.20 257 5.1%
16 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 73.98 81.75 361 8.9%
17 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 88.73 80.46 339 -10.6%
18 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 71.47 75.92 282 4.7%
19 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 71.35 69.50 480 -4.0%
20 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 68.12 67.98 217 -1.6%
21 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 63.33 67.17 160 4.5%
22 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 75.58 62.91 152 -18.0%
23 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 55.38 56.11 187 -0.1%
24 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 69.62 54.57 208 -22.7%
25 Leipzig University, Germany 47.34 49.93 151 4.0%
26 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 45.41 46.06 130 0.0%
27 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 45.66 45.05 240 -2.7%
28 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 54.99 43.81 101 -21.5%
29 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 35.15 43.02 133 20.6%
30 TU Dortmund University, Germany 29.45 41.96 216 40.4%
31 University of Konstanz, Germany 49.45 41.20 89 -17.9%
32 University of Stuttgart, Germany 47.00 40.76 120 -14.5%
33 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 43.21 38.47 158 -12.2%
34 Ulm University, Germany 37.68 33.59 135 -12.1%
35 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 26.67 32.90 107 21.6%
36 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 39.91 30.70 126 -24.2%
37 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 27.32 30.54 106 10.2%
38 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 40.16 30.45 115 -25.3%
39 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 24.63 29.21 108 16.9%
40 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 25.55 28.64 76 10.5%
41 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 32.84 24.49 96 -26.5%
42 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 20.17 23.72 152 15.9%
43 University of Potsdam, Germany 34.96 21.94 107 -38.1%
44 University of Siegen, Germany 21.05 19.72 105 -7.6%
45 Bielefeld University, Germany 20.00 18.90 49 -6.9%
46 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.60 17.55 82 4.2%
47 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 26.71 17.39 58 -35.8%
48 University of Oldenburg, Germany 14.35 14.50 38 -0.4%
49 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 21.93 13.95 94 -37.3%
50 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 14.54 13.39 41 -9.2%
51 University of Rostock, Germany 16.82 12.91 89 -24.4%
52 University of Wuppertal, Germany 10.61 12.18 96 13.2%
53 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 8.84 11.46 49 27.8%
54 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 8.81 10.37 31 16.1%
55 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 9.39 10.26 87 7.7%
56 University of Greifswald, Germany 8.61 9.62 43 10.1%
57 University of Augsburg, Germany 10.56 9.22 35 -13.9%
58 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 12.38 8.79 25 -30.1%
59 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 8.83 8.43 24 -5.9%
60 BASF SE, Germany 12.76 8.08 46 -37.5%
61 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 6.48 7.74 29 17.7%
62 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 7.28 6.73 22 -8.9%
63 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 10.84 6.37 23 -42.1%
64 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 3.37 5.85 17 71.3%
65 University of Hohenheim, Germany 5.09 5.83 15 12.9%
66 University of Lübeck, Germany 6.64 5.79 69 -14.1%
67 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 6.56 5.77 19 -13.3%
68 University of Kassel, Germany 4.70 5.63 16 18.0%
69 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 7.79 5.58 10 -29.3%
70 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 3.20 5.21 19 60.4%
71 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 2.13 4.55 8 110.3%
72 Merck KGaA, Germany 4.17 3.92 19 -7.4%
73 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 4.63 3.92 32 -16.6%
74 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 3.36 3.70 14 8.4%
75 Bayer AG, Germany 5.21 3.61 26 -31.6%
76 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.93 2.98 20 216.8%
77 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.62 2.95 13 -19.8%
78 German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Germany 9.41 2.90 6 -69.6%
79 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 1.83 2.83 49 52.3%
80 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.60 2.77 6 5.3%
81 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 1.58 2.69 26 67.7%
82 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 2.91 2.63 15 -10.9%
83 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 1.14 2.50 51 116.0%
84 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.06 2.43 5 4,212.3%
85 Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland" (IAR), Germany 0.14 2.19 4 1,462.8%
86 Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany 2.84 2.02 23 -30.0%
86 Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern e.V. (PZKL), Germany 2.84 2.02 23 -30.0%
87 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany 2.40 2.00 9 -17.9%
88 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.82 1.98 48 6.9%
89 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.03 1.97 4 5,715.4%
90 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 2.05 1.81 20 -12.7%
91 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 2.05 1.72 17 -17.1%
92 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 1.34 1.49 22 9.6%
93 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 1.49 4 176.9%
94 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 1.56 1.46 26 -7.9%
95 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 1.76 1.42 3 -20.4%
96 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 1.51 1.35 17 -12.0%
97 Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Germany 1.07 1.26 7 16.1%
98 Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), Germany 0.35 1.24 5 244.5%
99 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 0.78 1.24 48 57.2%
100 DVGW - Water Technology Center (TZW), Germany 0.60 1.20 3 97.5%
101 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 1.44 1.12 4 -23.6%
102 Georg-Speyer-Haus - Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Germany 1.44 1.09 5 -25.3%
103 Siemens AG, Germany 2.21 1.06 18 -52.7%
104 MorphoSys AG, Germany 0.14 1.05 2 626.3%
105 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.20 1.04 3 412.1%
106 Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany 1.09 1.03 4 -7.1%
107 DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., Germany 1.00 1 N/A
108 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.27 0.96 9 -24.8%
109 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.34 0.85 3 145.3%
110 European Academies Science Advisory Council (EASAC), Germany 0.83 1 N/A
111 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.38 0.77 11 99.5%
112 Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany 2.75 0.76 9 -72.6%
113 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.74 0.75 3 0.2%
114 BMW Group, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
115 Steinbeis Foundation, Germany 0.15 0.74 3 393.9%
116 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 0.76 0.73 18 -5.5%
117 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.71 2 532.1%
118 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.60 0.68 4 11.3%
119 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.68 3 N/A
120 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Germany 1.08 0.68 2 -38.6%
121 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 1.33 0.65 14 -51.8%
122 Lanxess AG, Germany 0.44 0.65 2 43.6%
123 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.10 0.65 8 505.9%
124 Scalable Minds UG (haftungsbeschränkt) & Co. KG, Germany 0.64 1 N/A
124 Abberior Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.64 2 N/A
125 INNOVENT e.V. Technologieentwicklung Jena, Germany 0.22 0.63 3 181.0%
126 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.09 0.63 1 577.6%
126 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.60 0.63 1 2.7%
127 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 0.50 0.61 2 20.5%
128 Museum für Naturkunde Chemnitz, Germany 0.60 2 N/A
129 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.14 0.59 9 306.9%
130 Kurt-Schwabe-Institut (KSI), Germany 0.10 0.55 2 442.1%
131 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.54 3 141.5%
132 OSRAM AG, Germany 1.23 0.54 2 -56.6%
133 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.46 0.54 12 13.6%
134 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.53 2 268.0%
135 Evotec AG, Germany 0.58 0.51 5 -13.7%
136 Institute for Solar Energy Research GmbH Hameln / Emmerthal (ISFH), Germany 0.37 0.50 1 34.4%
136 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.44 0.50 1 10.9%
136 University of Passau, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Ministerium für Ländlichen Raum und Verbraucherschutz Baden-Württemberg, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Protemics GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Gilupi GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Wismut GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
137 Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.32 0.49 17 48.9%
138 SAP AG, Germany 0.44 0.49 8 9.1%
139 Transregio 67: Functional Biomaterials for the Control of Healing Processes in Bone and Skin Tissue - from the Material to the Clinic, Germany 0.48 1 N/A
140 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.89 0.46 2 -49.4%
141 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
142 Bundeswehr, Germany 1.50 0.44 16 -71.0%
143 Global Climate Forum e.V. (GCF), Germany 0.44 3 N/A
144 Probiodrug AG, Germany 0.04 0.43 2 1,010.5%
145 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
145 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 1.04 0.42 2 -60.7%
146 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
147 Energie Campus Nürnberg (EnCN), Germany 0.23 0.36 3 55.6%
148 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.35 3 N/A
149 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.63 0.33 3 -48.0%
150 University of Erfurt, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
150 Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
150 Emschergenossenschaft/Lippeverband (EGLV), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
150 German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Germany 0.33 2 N/A
150 ez SQUID, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
150 Wilhelm-von-Siemens-Gymnasium, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
150 Muschelkalkmuseum Hagdorn, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
151 Institute for Bee Research Hohen Neuendorf (LIB), Germany 0.30 2 N/A
152 MINJIE Analytical Laboratory e.K., Germany 0.29 2 N/A
152 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.30 0.29 1 -6.1%
153 Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
154 Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB), Germany 0.94 0.26 4 -72.7%
155 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.66 0.25 2 -61.8%
156 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.11 0.25 8 124.7%
157 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
158 Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Germany 0.11 0.25 1 121.8%
158 Federal Environment Agency Germany (UBA), Germany 0.45 0.25 1 -45.5%
158 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.62 0.25 1 -60.4%
158 Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 Ribocon GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 GeoDienste GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 Symrise AG, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 Heidelberg University of Education, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 CUTEC-Institut GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
158 CGG Electro Magnetics (Germany) GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
159 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.26 0.24 1 -9.3%
160 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 0.24 3 593.5%
161 University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.29 0.22 1 -23.3%
161 RWE AG, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
161 Helmut Schmidt University, Germany 0.06 0.22 1 294.3%
162 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.36 0.22 6 -40.3%
163 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 1.25 0.21 11 -83.5%
164 State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt (LDA-SA), Germany 0.21 3 N/A
165 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.21 1 N/A
166 VITCON Projectconsult GmbH, Germany 0.20 2 N/A
167 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.20 1 294.3%
167 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.20 1 254.8%
167 Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU), Germany 0.06 0.20 1 235.1%
167 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Meteorite Laboratory, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Saalbau Weltraum Projekt, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Synchem UG & Co. KG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (FHE), Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
167 Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
168 Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitationszentrum Bad Krozingen e.V., Germany 0.01 0.19 5 2,152.9%
169 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.13 0.19 2 50.0%
170 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.94 0.19 6 -80.5%
171 Lionex GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
172 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.18 2 113.6%
173 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.77 0.18 6 -76.9%
174 Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB), Germany 0.18 2 N/A
175 Stiftung Mercator, Germany 0.13 0.17 3 28.3%
176 Senckenberg am Meer, Germany 0.17 2 N/A
177 Radiometer Physics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.17 1 80.7%
177 Grünenthal GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.17 1 272.4%
177 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.10 0.17 1 64.3%
177 Weihenstephan-Triesdorf University of Applied Sciences (HSWT), Germany 0.25 0.17 1 -33.9%
177 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.63 0.17 1 -73.7%
177 German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), Germany 1.38 0.17 1 -88.1%
177 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Biotechrabbit GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Biomimetic Robotics and Machine Learning, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Avitec Research GbR, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Bundesamt für Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr (BAAINBw), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 Sensolytics GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
177 E.ON SE, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
178 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.16 2 N/A
179 AXO Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
180 4SC AG, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
181 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.08 0.15 1 80.7%
182 Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI), Germany 0.54 0.15 2 -73.4%
183 FH Bielefeld University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
183 Magnosco GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
183 MediGene AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
183 Supracon AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
184 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.58 0.14 4 -76.4%
185 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 0.14 1 51.8%
186 Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany 0.13 3 N/A
187 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.29 0.13 2 -53.8%
188 Cluster Individualized ImmuneIntervention (Ci3) e.V., Germany 0.04 0.13 2 261.8%
189 Glycotope GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
190 Sana Kliniken AG, Germany 0.13 2 N/A
191 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), Germany 0.47 0.13 1 -73.7%
191 Aixtron SE, Germany 0.73 0.13 1 -83.1%
191 Dr. August Wolff GmbH Co. KG Arzneimittel, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 Vita 34 AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 Forschungsstätte der Evangelischen Studiengemeinschaft e.V. (FEST), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 Hybrotec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 UP Transfer GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 WITec GmbH, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 Tierzuchtforschung e.V. München, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (NIHK), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
191 ADD Ideas Albrecht und Detlev Degering GbR, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
192 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.10 0.12 2 21.4%
193 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.12 2 -21.8%
194 Diabetes Study Group, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
195 Logopharm GmbH, Germany 0.12 3 N/A
196 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
197 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.17 0.12 3 -34.0%
198 EWOMIS, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
199 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.01 0.12 2 1,187.0%
200 Altana AG, Germany 0.33 0.11 1 -67.1%
200 Virtimo AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
200 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.11 1 -1.4%
200 ThyssenKrupp AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
201 Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany 0.11 0.11 3 2.1%
202 ScienceCampus Halle (SCH), Germany 0.10 0.11 1 5.6%
203 Saarland Cancer Registry, Germany 0.00 0.10 3 2,040.7%
204 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
205 Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (STMWI), Germany 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
205 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
205 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.30 0.10 1 -67.1%
205 Dritter Orden Clinic, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
205 Landesamt für Arbeitsschutz, Verbraucherschutz und Gesundheit (LAVG) Brandenburg, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
206 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.17 0.10 2 -41.0%
207 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.03 0.10 2 246.8%
208 Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie (TLDA), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
209 District Hospital Reutlingen, Germany 0.09 0.09 3 0.5%
210 InfectControl 2020, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
211 Ulmer Museum, Germany 0.04 0.09 1 102.7%
211 Molecular Microbiology and Genomics Consultancy (MMGC), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
211 Fachkliniken Wangen, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
212 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 Erftverband, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 Ercosplan Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 SPECS Surface Nano Analysis GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 Polymer Service GmbH Merseburg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 Corporate Innovation - Analytic Europe (CI ANM EU), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
212 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
213 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.06 0.08 4 29.7%
214 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.08 1 135.0%
214 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 0.08 1 -16.6%
214 Moeschter Group Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
214 Scientific Consulting Company GmbH (SSC), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
214 St.-Johannes-Hospital Dortmund, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
215 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.07 1 31.4%
216 Scienion AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
216 Kelten Römer Museum Manching, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
216 Kinderwunsch-Zentrum Ulm, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
216 GenXPro GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
217 Chronix Biomedical GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.07 1 131.1%
218 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.27 0.07 1 -75.9%
218 QualiMed Innovative Medizinprodukte GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
218 Verein für Kultur und nachhaltige Entwicklung (CDD e.V), Germany 0.07 1 N/A
219 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.11 0.07 3 -42.3%
220 MVZ Labor für Cytopathologie Dr. Steinberg GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
221 Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science (PANGAEA), Germany 0.03 0.06 1 140.3%
221 University of Bamberg, Germany 0.25 0.06 1 -75.4%
221 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.13 0.06 1 -94.5%
221 Definiens AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
221 Foundation of the Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
221 Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe (GDKE) Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
221 Berlin Society of Anthropology, Ethnology and Prehistory (BGAEU), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
221 GlycoUniverse Holding GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 Phenex Pharmaceuticals AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 Institut für Pathologie und Zytologie in Gießen, Wetzlar und Limburg (ÜGP), Germany 0.03 0.06 1 120.3%
222 Lebenszentrum Königsborn, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
222 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
223 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Microfluidic ChipShop GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum für Histologie, Zytologie und Molekulare Diagnostik (MVZHZMD Trier), Germany 0.04 0.06 1 25.9%
224 Proteome Factory AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Psychiatrische Klinik Lüneburg, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum Rotenburg gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Klinikum Wilhelmshaven, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
224 Science Products GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
225 German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
226 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.09 0.05 1 -45.8%
226 University of Applied Sciences Bingen, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
227 Max Rubner-Institute (MRI), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
227 Kliniken Schmieder, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
228 German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), Germany 0.04 0.05 7 13.4%
229 Excitech GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 Bovicare GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 Veterinary Practice for Neurology, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 Veterinary Practice Bathen-Noethen, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 Tierärztliche Klinik für Kleintiere in Trier, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
229 SR-Meteorites, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
230 Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), Germany 0.14 0.04 1 -70.0%
230 Strube Research GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
230 Institute of Sugar Beet Research (IfZ), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
231 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.05 0.04 5 -9.8%
232 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
232 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
232 Gesundheit Nord (Geno), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
233 Europäisches Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Transplantationsstrategien (EUFETS) GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
233 Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
234 Kinderarztpraxis am Zoo - Endokrinologe, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
235 Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin - VBIO e.V., Germany 0.04 0.04 3 3.5%
236 Sozialstiftung Bamberg, Germany 0.05 0.04 5 -25.9%
236 Bayreuth Medical Center (BMC), Germany 0.05 0.04 5 -34.1%
237 CESifo Group Munich, Germany 0.08 0.03 1 -60.6%
237 State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG), Germany 0.05 0.03 1 -31.0%
238 Cellular Phenomics Oncology GmbH (CPO), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
239 ATOS Klinik München, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
240 Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA), Germany 0.03 2 N/A
241 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
242 Medical Genetics Center (MGZ), Germany 0.15 0.03 1 -79.5%
242 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.36 0.03 1 -91.5%
242 Genetikum - Genetische Beratung & Diagnostik, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
242 Praxis Dr. med. Christoph Leonhardt Facharzt für Kinder- und Jugendmedizin, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
242 Einstein Foundation Berlin, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
243 Aalen University, Germany 0.08 0.03 1 -65.2%
243 ABX GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.03 1 -88.4%
244 Städtisches Klinikum München (StKM), Germany 0.00 0.03 2 626.6%
245 German Development Institute (DIE), Germany 0.04 0.03 1 -26.1%
245 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 Klinikum Werra-Meißner GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 Karl-Jaspers-Klinik, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
245 Dr. Fontheim GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
246 Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
247 University of Applied Sciences Trier, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
247 Serend-ip GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
247 nAnostic Institute e. V., Germany 0.03 1 N/A
248 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
249 Swabian Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
249 Westpfalz-Klinikum GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
250 District Hospital Ansbach, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
251 Schön Klinik SE, Germany 0.06 0.02 1 -63.7%
252 Klinikum Leverkusen gGmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
253 Class 5 Photonics GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
254 Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.03 0.02 3 -27.4%
255 Praxis für Humangenetik Cologne, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
255 Johanniter GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.02 1 -84.1%
256 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.03 0.02 1 -31.8%
257 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.23 0.02 1 -92.5%
257 Immanuel Diakonie GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
257 Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
257 Gesellschaft für Ablauforganisation : milliarium mbH & Co. KG (GABO:mi), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
258 GBG Forschungs GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
259 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.02 0.02 17 8.6%
260 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 0.02 1 -92.3%
260 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.47 0.02 1 -96.7%
261 Vivantes Network for Health GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
262 Nanion Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.55 0.01 1 -97.9%
263 Astronomie Stiftung Trebur, Germany 0.04 0.01 2 -69.1%
264 Bavarian Public Observatory Munich, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
265 Gabersee District Hospital, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
266 CAPNETZ Stiftung, Germany 0.01 0.01 1 -6.9%
267 Christoph-Dornier-Stiftung for Clinical Psychology, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
268 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.51 0.01 1 -98.8%
269 Dahlem Centre for Genome Research and Medical Systems Biology, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
270 Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH, Germany 0.00 2 N/A
270 Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH, Germany 0.00 2 N/A
270 German Breast Group GmbH (GBG), Germany 0.00 2 N/A
271 HMNC Brain Health (HMNC), Germany 0.00 0.00 1 103.1%
272 Israelitisches Krankenhaus in Hamburg, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
272 Indivumed GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
273 Klinikum Wolfsburg, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
274 State Mental Hospital Haar, Germany 0.01 0.00 1 -58.3%
275 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.00 0.00 7 -58.4%
276 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%
276 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%

Footnote

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