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 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 154.16 131.03 253 -20.7%
2 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.57 128.01 251 -0.1%
3 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.40 93.10 170 10.8%
4 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 51.77 65.51 98 18.1%
5 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 67.96 63.23 167 -13.2%
6 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 43.78 42.40 91 -9.6%
7 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 29.36 32.92 86 4.6%
8 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 30.14 32.46 99 0.5%
9 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 25.85 29.86 71 7.8%
10 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 27.88 29.68 83 -0.6%
11 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 28.59 24.81 60 -19.0%
12 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 17.86 24.59 57 28.5%
13 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 20.14 23.19 54 7.5%
14 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 27.95 22.29 57 -25.5%
15 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 21.18 22.19 67 -2.2%
16 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 23.69 21.20 60 -16.5%
17 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 16.11 19.45 49 12.7%
18 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 18.97 18.87 44 -7.2%
19 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 19.73 18.02 40 -14.8%
20 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 21.19 17.69 49 -22.1%
21 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 11.23 14.21 101 18.2%
22 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 13.02 13.13 31 -5.9%
23 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 11.56 12.19 43 -1.5%
24 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 9.46 11.32 47 11.6%
25 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 15.42 10.93 50 -33.8%
26 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 7.34 10.78 19 37.2%
27 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 4.90 8.82 26 68.2%
28 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 9.59 8.56 24 -16.6%
29 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 8.74 8.31 36 -11.3%
30 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 10.44 7.00 20 -37.4%
31 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 7.69 6.81 22 -17.4%
32 Loughborough University, United Kingdom (UK) 3.10 6.51 17 96.0%
33 University of Kent, United Kingdom (UK) 1.86 6.10 14 206.9%
34 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 5.64 5.17 17 -14.5%
35 University of Sussex, United Kingdom (UK) 5.31 5.09 12 -10.5%
36 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 3.00 4.53 11 40.8%
37 University of Hull, United Kingdom (UK) 5.42 4.39 14 -24.4%
38 National Physical Laboratory (NPL), United Kingdom (UK) 6.33 4.33 18 -36.2%
39 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 2.23 4.21 11 76.1%
40 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 3.20 3.90 11 13.9%
41 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 3.53 3.81 10 0.6%
42 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 2.57 3.49 11 26.9%
43 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 3.47 5 384.1%
44 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 7.50 3.25 12 -59.6%
45 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.96 3.02 13 43.8%
46 Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.57 2.24 4 265.6%
47 University of Surrey, United Kingdom (UK) 1.98 2.24 9 5.5%
48 University of Brighton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 2.23 4 1,562.3%
49 University of Huddersfield, United Kingdom (UK) 2.96 2.15 6 -32.2%
50 University of Lincoln, United Kingdom (UK) 3.81 2.12 4 -48.1%
51 Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom (UK) 2.51 2.01 7 -25.1%
52 University of Ulster (UU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.90 2 N/A
53 Birkbeck, University of London (BBK), United Kingdom (UK) 2.01 1.70 9 -20.9%
54 Johnson Matthey (JM), United Kingdom (UK) 1.86 1.64 9 -17.4%
55 Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.98 1.28 7 -39.6%
56 University of Essex, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1.05 3 291.5%
57 Keele University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.39 1.02 5 -31.6%
58 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 1.05 0.93 7 -17.0%
59 Almac Group, United Kingdom (UK) 0.82 1 N/A
60 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 5.02 0.80 3 -85.1%
61 University of Plymouth, United Kingdom (UK) 0.80 1 N/A
62 Northumbria University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.40 0.79 3 83.5%
63 Rio Tinto plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 0.75 1 5.0%
64 University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), United Kingdom (UK) 1.95 0.75 3 -64.2%
65 Aston University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 0.72 5 271.7%
66 Unilever, United Kingdom (UK) 1.06 0.68 4 -40.5%
67 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.65 4 293.5%
68 King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.55 2 N/A
69 Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 0.55 3 -19.4%
70 GlaxoSmithKline R&D Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 1.29 0.50 2 -63.9%
70 Concept Life Sciences, United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
70 GAU-Radioanalytical Laboratories (GAU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
70 Cambridge Display Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.50 1 N/A
71 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.57 0.50 20 -17.8%
72 EPSRC National Crystallography Service (NCS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.97 0.46 2 -56.0%
73 Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.01 0.44 1 3,555.8%
74 Ludger Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 0.43 1 20.0%
75 Public Health England (PHE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.42 2 N/A
76 FlexEnable Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.13 0.40 1 198.7%
77 NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 2 N/A
78 University of Greenwich, United Kingdom (UK) 0.87 0.35 3 -61.9%
79 United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD), United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.33 1 335.6%
79 Cranfield University, United Kingdom (UK) 0.07 0.33 1 335.6%
79 The Pirbright Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
79 British Geological Survey (BGS), United Kingdom (UK) 0.33 1 N/A
80 Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU), United Kingdom (UK) 0.36 0.32 3 -17.3%
81 Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.04 0.30 3 609.0%
82 UVO3 Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.30 1 N/A
83 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.27 0.30 5 4.2%
84 University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom (UK) 0.29 2 N/A
85 Isomerase Therapeutics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 1 N/A
86 Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 2 N/A
86 Cancer Research UK (CRUK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.30 0.26 4 -19.0%
87 London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH), United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 2 N/A
87 Quadram Institute Bioscience, United Kingdom (UK) 0.26 2 N/A
88 Crescendo Biologics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.25 1 133.3%
88 QuantuMDx UK, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
88 South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (SLaM), United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
89 University of Westminster, United Kingdom (UK) 0.25 1 N/A
90 Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.15 0.23 1 40.4%
91 Bangor University, United Kingdom (UK) 1.92 0.22 3 -89.3%
92 NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.21 1 N/A
93 NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.03 0.20 1 460.0%
93 University of London - Royal Holloway (RHUL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.10 0.20 1 86.7%
93 Infineum International Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
93 De La Rue, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
93 University of the West of England (UWE), United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
93 Kernow Analytical Technology Limited (KAT), United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
94 Biotica Technology Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 1 N/A
95 University of Bradford, United Kingdom (UK) 0.89 0.20 2 -79.5%
96 Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.32 0.19 1 -45.7%
97 Global Phasing Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.06 0.18 1 205.5%
97 BAE Systems, United Kingdom (UK) 0.20 0.18 1 -15.1%
98 MIP Diagnostics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 2 N/A
99 Fluorogenics Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1 N/A
99 Biogene Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.18 1 N/A
100 Bristol Industrial and Research Associates Limited (BIRAL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
100 TgK Scientific Limited, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
100 BP plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 0.17 1 -75.2%
100 Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), United Kingdom (UK) 1.88 0.17 1 -91.7%
100 QinetiQ Group plc, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
100 Malvern Instruments Ltd., United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A
100 University of Suffolk, United Kingdom (UK) 0.17 1 N/A

Footnote

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