2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 234.50 241.30 1,081 -4.0%
2 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 29.05 29.29 196 -5.9%
3 University of Strasbourg, France 30.68 27.26 149 -17.1%
4 Sorbonne University, France 19.78 22.98 152 8.4%
5 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.25 22.59 150 9.6%
6 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 18.98 22.40 136 10.1%
7 University of Toulouse, France 20.05 20.46 122 -4.7%
8 University of Bordeaux, France 15.36 16.76 94 1.8%
9 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 15.12 16.31 168 0.7%
10 University of Lyon, France 12.79 14.04 98 2.5%
11 University of Montpellier, France 10.25 13.40 86 22.0%
12 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 11.82 12.79 84 1.0%
13 University of Paris, France 10.28 11.93 70 8.3%
14 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 9.91 11.44 66 7.8%
15 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 10.07 11.27 69 4.4%
16 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 9.02 10.91 118 12.9%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 6.32 8.74 70 29.1%
18 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 4.00 6.65 58 55.0%
19 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 4.42 6.05 51 27.6%
20 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 4.62 5.67 63 14.8%
21 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 5.34 5.58 74 -2.4%
22 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.30 5.42 61 53.2%
23 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 5.49 5.41 59 -8.0%
24 University of Nantes, France 6.70 5.23 40 -27.2%
25 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 8.12 4.91 35 -43.6%
26 University of Lille Nord de France, France 6.86 4.67 33 -36.4%
27 École Polytechnique, France 2.59 4.37 34 57.5%
28 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 2.23 4.18 30 75.0%
28 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.42 4.18 30 61.1%
29 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 4.33 3.85 42 -17.0%
30 Collège de France, France 1.84 3.84 40 94.5%
31 University of Rouen, France 3.21 3.80 23 10.6%
32 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 5.21 3.60 36 -35.6%
33 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 3.76 3.52 30 -12.5%
34 ESPCI ParisTech, France 4.87 3.47 32 -33.5%
35 University of Lorraine (UL), France 3.47 3.15 23 -15.2%
36 Pasteur Institute, France 3.42 2.94 23 -19.7%
37 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.96 2.71 22 29.0%
38 University of Orléans, France 0.91 2.28 17 133.8%
39 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.13 2.10 20 -8.1%
40 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.74 2.01 40 7.7%
41 University of Poitiers, France 0.74 1.92 9 141.8%
42 University of Angers, France 4.42 1.90 11 -59.8%
43 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 2.75 1.84 20 -37.6%
44 Sanofi, France 1.84 1.81 7 -8.2%
45 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.14 1.72 7 1,082.1%
46 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.10 1.71 6 1,497.9%
47 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.72 1.71 14 -41.3%
48 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.30 1.69 5 426.6%
49 University of Burgundy, France 3.13 1.64 10 -51.1%
50 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.16 1.63 18 31.5%
51 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.92 1.62 21 64.7%
52 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.96 1.56 13 51.6%
53 Total S.A., France 0.39 1.44 8 246.6%
54 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.89 1.42 5 -29.9%
55 University Clermont Auvergne, France 1.20 1.40 8 8.6%
56 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.32 1.39 16 -1.4%
57 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.24 1.35 15 428.5%
58 France Ministry of Culture, France 1.31 3 N/A
59 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.51 1.31 8 141.1%
60 Arkema S.A., France 0.31 1.26 4 279.0%
61 Thales S.A., France 1.24 1.23 9 -7.6%
62 Curie Institute, France 0.75 1.14 14 42.4%
63 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 1.23 1.10 19 -16.3%
64 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.93 1.07 6 7.0%
65 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 2.07 1.02 7 -54.2%
66 AgroParisTech, France 1.09 0.99 15 -16.0%
67 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.19 0.97 26 379.1%
68 Artois University, France 1.59 0.90 11 -47.4%
69 École Centrale de Lille, France 1.34 0.89 11 -38.2%
70 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.56 0.87 10 44.6%
71 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.12 0.86 10 547.6%
72 Le Mans University, France 4.50 0.85 6 -82.4%
73 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.29 0.83 1 172.2%
74 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.86 0.82 23 -10.5%
75 International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM), France 1.00 0.80 1 -25.3%
76 University of Le Havre, France 0.93 0.70 11 -29.3%
77 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 0.64 0.68 3 -1.8%
78 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.61 3 N/A
79 Air Liquide, France 0.59 2 N/A
80 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.59 4 N/A
81 L'Oréal International, France 0.22 0.58 2 145.0%
82 Cisbio Bioassays, France 0.56 1 N/A
83 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.11 0.55 6 347.2%
84 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 0.07 0.53 4 644.5%
85 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.66 0.51 6 -28.6%
86 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.18 0.50 4 157.5%
87 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.46 9 N/A
88 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.46 4 N/A
89 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.22 0.45 6 89.4%
90 National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), France 0.43 3 N/A
91 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.50 0.43 5 -20.6%
92 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.35 0.39 7 4.0%
93 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.36 0.38 6 -1.7%
93 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.52 0.38 4 -31.0%
94 CASC4DE, France 0.15 0.38 2 137.1%
95 PCAS, France 0.38 1 N/A
96 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 0.04 0.35 4 783.1%
97 National Institute of Blood Transfusion (INTS), France 0.35 1 N/A
98 University Institute of Technology (IUT), France 0.35 3 N/A
99 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.34 4 N/A
100 TrisKem International SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
100 AB Science, France 0.33 1 N/A

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.