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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 121.72 131.25 630 6.3%
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 104.36 112.12 372 5.9%
3 Leiden University, Netherlands 81.25 85.96 335 4.3%
4 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 77.27 78.24 536 -0.2%
5 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 95.43 77.50 477 -20.0%
6 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 88.33 74.18 207 -17.2%
7 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 67.20 66.96 136 -1.8%
8 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 32.89 51.88 165 55.5%
9 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 56.24 41.57 376 -27.1%
10 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 35.02 31.37 334 -11.7%
11 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 31.17 24.91 64 -21.2%
12 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 23.98 23.04 157 -5.3%
13 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 23.00 19.45 82 -16.7%
14 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 20.80 16.13 110 -23.6%
15 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 9.31 11.19 55 18.5%
16 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 4.25 6.14 16 42.5%
17 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 5.53 5.53 36 -1.4%
18 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 4.78 4.23 12 -12.7%
19 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 3.59 3.43 11 -5.8%
20 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 4.69 2.88 14 -39.4%
21 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 2.31 2.62 9 12.2%
22 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 1.75 2.07 21 16.8%
23 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.84 2.07 19 143.6%
24 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.34 2.04 8 482.5%
25 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 2.18 1.82 15 -17.4%
26 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.99 1.54 6 52.2%
27 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 1.51 1.53 3 -0.4%
28 Deltares, Netherlands 1.61 1.27 10 -22.2%
29 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 0.80 1.18 7 45.5%
30 The Ocean Cleanup, Netherlands 1.03 2 N/A
31 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.29 0.83 7 184.7%
32 TI-COAST, Netherlands 0.08 0.77 5 806.8%
33 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands 0.44 0.75 4 66.4%
34 MIMETAS, Netherlands 0.73 1 N/A
35 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 0.62 0.66 5 3.8%
36 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.03 0.63 3 1,899.2%
37 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.63 0.58 2 -8.0%
38 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.38 0.57 2 50.2%
39 Greenpeace, Netherlands 0.56 2 N/A
40 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.51 10 N/A
41 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.53 0.50 1 -7.3%
41 Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences (UAS), Netherlands 0.50 1 N/A
41 LinXis B.V., Netherlands 0.50 1 N/A
42 Wetlands International, Netherlands 0.48 2 N/A
43 ZoBio B.V., Netherlands 0.43 1 N/A
43 Merus N.V., Netherlands 0.43 1 N/A
44 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 1.01 0.41 2 -60.2%
45 Waterschap De Dommel, Netherlands 0.40 1 N/A
46 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.38 1 195.7%
47 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.13 0.35 12 163.7%
48 Waterschap Brabantse Delta, Netherlands 0.50 0.33 1 -34.3%
48 BMD Advies Rijndelta B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
48 Interna Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
48 ISRIC World Soil Information, Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
48 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
49 VanderSat, Netherlands 0.17 0.33 2 92.2%
50 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.71 0.32 16 -55.7%
51 MILabs B.V., Netherlands 0.29 1 N/A
52 World Waternet, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 DUNEA, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 Aqua for All, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 FutureWater, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 DEBtox Research, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 Netherlands Translational Research Center B.V. (NTRC), Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
52 DeSaH B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
53 Quantified Air, Netherlands 0.22 2 N/A
54 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.18 0.21 2 15.2%
55 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.46 0.20 8 -56.5%
56 Scientific Computing & Modelling (SCM), Netherlands 0.13 0.20 1 57.7%
56 Syngaschem B.V., Netherlands 0.20 0.20 1 -1.4%
56 National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
57 SupraPolix B.V., Netherlands 0.20 2 N/A
58 ENZA Zaden Research and Development B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
58 Staten Biotechnology B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
58 Synthesis B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
59 Porticus Amsterdam CV, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 Avantium, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 HKV Consultants, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.13 0.17 1 23.2%
59 Waternet, Netherlands 0.37 0.17 1 -55.1%
59 DDL Diagnostic Laboratory, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 Dannalab B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 Vansteelant Eco Research, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
59 Green Minerals B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
60 Corbion N.V., Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
61 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 0.15 3 1,087.4%
62 IsoLife B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
62 Avans University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
62 Paradigm B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
62 Solenne B.V., Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
63 Port Hospital, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
64 Sylics (Synaptologics BV), Netherlands 0.05 0.14 1 155.4%
65 Cergentis B.V., Netherlands 0.13 2 N/A
66 Qiagen N.V., Netherlands 0.03 0.13 3 330.1%
67 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.13 1 -1.4%
67 Antea Group Netherlands, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
67 Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation The Netherlands (RAVON), Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
68 Stichting HIV Monitoring (SHM), Netherlands 0.28 0.12 1 -58.6%
69 Simbeyond B.V., Netherlands 0.25 0.11 1 -56.2%
69 DELMIC B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
70 Partners4UrbanWater, Netherlands 0.08 0.10 1 18.3%
70 Witteveen+Bos Raadgevende Ingenieurs B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
70 Institute for Translational Vaccinology (Intravacc), Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
71 Maxima Medical Centre (MMC), Netherlands 0.10 2 N/A
72 BioDetection Systems B.V. (BDS), Netherlands 0.18 0.09 1 -50.7%
72 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
73 Rotterdam Eye Hospital, Netherlands 0.06 0.08 1 39.6%
73 VieCuri Medical Center, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
73 Bioclear Earth B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
74 MRC-Holland B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
75 ASML, Netherlands 0.07 2 N/A
76 LUMICKS B.V., Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
76 Arlanxeo Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
76 DENSsolutions B.V., Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
77 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.04 0.06 2 60.9%
78 Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
79 Zuyd University of Applied Sciences (ZUYD), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
80 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.05 2 N/A
81 Willem Beijerinck Biologisch Station (WBBS), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
82 Medical Spectrum Twente, Netherlands 0.13 0.05 1 -60.6%
83 Limgroup B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
83 SWZ Zorg, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
84 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.04 10 -45.5%
85 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.17 0.04 1 -75.4%
86 B-WARE Research Centre, Netherlands 0.02 0.04 1 119.0%
87 Natural History Museum Rotterdam, Netherlands 0.02 0.04 1 69.0%
87 RiverD International B.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.04 1 -73.7%
87 Geological Museum Hofland, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
87 Stichting Chimbo, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
88 Toxys B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
89 Dutch Montagu's Harrier Foundation, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
90 Trimbos Institute, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
91 Dutch Childhood Oncology Group (DCOG), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
92 Netherlands Foundation for the Detection of Hereditary Tumors, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
93 Kliniek voor Parodontologie Amsterdam (KvPA), Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
93 GreenAcres Life Sciences, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
94 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.03 0.02 2 -21.0%
95 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.11 0.02 1 -80.2%
96 PolyOmica, Netherlands 0.01 0.02 1 171.6%
97 Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
98 Horizon B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
99 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.02 0.01 7 -12.5%
100 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.01 0.01 6 118.9%
101 Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ), Netherlands 0.01 0.01 4 -32.1%
102 The Martini Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
103 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.01 0.01 8 -0.2%
104 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.03 0.01 1 -75.5%
105 Reade, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
106 HAGA Hospital, Netherlands 0.09 0.00 1 -95.4%
106 Sint Franciscus Gasthuis Rotterdam (SFG), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
107 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.04 0.00 5 -89.6%
108 Netherlands Comprehensive Cancer Organisation (IKNL), Netherlands 0.00 0.00 3 -30.4%
109 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.03 0.00 1 -98.0%

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