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 Max Planck Society, Germany 209.72 208.98 498 -7.0%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 114.30 130.59 427 6.6%
3 Leibniz Association, Germany 80.74 87.02 213 0.6%
4 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 55.04 73.07 108 23.9%
5 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 69.50 69.80 137 -6.3%
6 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 60.32 59.71 127 -7.6%
7 University of Göttingen, Germany 45.85 59.29 108 20.7%
8 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.43 57.69 124 -1.1%
9 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 42.37 49.32 85 8.7%
10 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 41.20 48.61 98 10.1%
11 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 34.41 47.06 88 27.7%
12 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 25.87 41.11 65 48.3%
13 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 26.36 40.68 140 44.1%
14 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 27.16 40.03 107 37.6%
15 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 42.49 39.03 77 -14.3%
16 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 38.31 34.79 64 -15.2%
17 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 26.75 29.05 62 1.3%
18 Leipzig University, Germany 17.91 26.97 49 40.6%
19 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 28.29 26.39 61 -12.9%
20 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 23.76 26.18 106 2.8%
21 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 30.65 26.08 52 -20.6%
22 TU Dortmund University, Germany 13.91 25.59 50 71.6%
23 University of Konstanz, Germany 26.90 25.44 45 -11.7%
24 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 25.03 24.26 59 -9.5%
25 University of Stuttgart, Germany 20.00 22.49 48 5.0%
26 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 11.59 22.17 44 78.6%
27 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 17.61 21.49 39 13.9%
28 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 29.46 20.60 48 -34.7%
29 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 12.56 20.15 37 49.8%
30 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 14.17 17.96 36 18.3%
31 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 22.05 16.71 39 -29.3%
32 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 16.01 16.32 37 -4.8%
33 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 11.80 12.25 40 -3.1%
34 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 13.95 12.02 29 -19.5%
35 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 9.93 11.91 26 11.9%
36 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 12.77 10.38 25 -24.1%
37 Ulm University, Germany 11.36 10.29 30 -15.5%
38 University of Wuppertal, Germany 5.14 9.54 16 73.4%
39 University of Siegen, Germany 7.97 9.18 14 7.6%
40 Bielefeld University, Germany 8.80 8.54 17 -9.4%
41 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 6.35 7.38 25 8.4%
42 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 5.72 7.20 21 17.6%
43 University of Rostock, Germany 8.91 6.82 15 -28.6%
44 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 8.43 6.76 31 -25.2%
45 BASF SE, Germany 7.01 6.69 36 -10.9%
46 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 8.39 6.62 21 -26.4%
47 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 10.16 6.61 22 -39.3%
48 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 5.49 5.06 13 -14.0%
49 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 3.36 4.62 13 28.4%
50 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 6.71 4.60 11 -36.1%
51 University of Potsdam, Germany 7.08 4.38 21 -42.2%
52 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 7.99 4.09 33 -52.2%
53 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 8.08 4.07 10 -53.0%
54 University of Oldenburg, Germany 6.22 3.65 7 -45.3%
55 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 8.59 3.63 15 -60.5%
56 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 0.86 3.55 7 284.8%
57 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 4.12 3.54 9 -19.8%
58 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 9.53 3.36 11 -67.1%
59 University of Augsburg, Germany 3.90 2.96 10 -29.1%
60 Merck KGaA, Germany 1.48 2.71 13 70.7%
61 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 3.02 2.36 7 -27.1%
62 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.07 2.26 9 2.2%
63 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.64 2.21 4 221.5%
64 University of Greifswald, Germany 2.96 1.98 5 -37.5%
65 Bayer AG, Germany 1.18 1.74 9 37.4%
66 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 0.06 1.60 13 2,616.0%
67 University of Kassel, Germany 0.13 1.58 5 1,039.1%
68 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.14 1.40 2 14.3%
69 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 0.11 1.29 5 1,033.0%
70 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.69 1.17 7 57.9%
71 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 1.55 1.12 10 -32.6%
72 DECHEMA Gesellschaft für Chemische Technik und Biotechnologie e.V., Germany 1.00 1 N/A
72 MorphoSys AG, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
73 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.27 0.96 9 -28.8%
74 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 0.92 3 N/A
75 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 0.58 0.86 5 39.6%
76 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.85 3 378.2%
77 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 0.17 0.85 2 376.0%
78 BMW Group, Germany 0.75 2 N/A
79 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.60 0.63 1 -2.8%
79 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.63 1 N/A
80 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 0.50 0.58 2 8.5%
81 Kurt-Schwabe-Institut (KSI), Germany 0.55 2 N/A
82 PSS Polymer Standards Service GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.53 2 248.5%
83 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.14 0.53 6 256.6%
84 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
84 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
84 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Germany 0.50 1 N/A
84 Gilupi GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
85 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
86 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.80 0.43 1 -50.0%
87 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.42 1 N/A
87 PicoQuant GmbH, Germany 0.60 0.42 2 -35.2%
88 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 0.41 2 N/A
89 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.45 0.40 6 -16.4%
90 ION-TOF GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.40 1 236.0%
90 Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
91 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.38 1 N/A
92 Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
92 German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Germany 0.33 2 N/A
93 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 0.11 0.33 4 178.1%
94 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.03 0.32 3 860.1%
95 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 0.04 0.31 2 716.7%
96 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
97 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.30 0.29 1 -11.1%
98 Vacuumschmelze GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
99 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.40 0.25 1 -41.7%
99 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
100 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.24 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.