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 Max Planck Society, Germany 209.72 208.98 498 -7.0%
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 115.04 133.06 245 8.0%
4 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 154.16 131.03 253 -20.7%
5 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 114.30 130.59 427 6.6%
6 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.57 128.01 251 -0.1%
7 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.40 93.10 170 10.8%
8 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 119.55 91.85 189 -28.3%
9 Leibniz Association, Germany 80.74 87.02 213 0.6%
10 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 55.04 73.07 108 23.9%
11 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 69.50 69.80 137 -6.3%
12 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 55.27 67.20 163 13.5%
13 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 51.77 65.51 98 18.1%
14 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 67.96 63.23 167 -13.2%
15 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 60.32 59.71 127 -7.6%
16 University of Göttingen, Germany 45.85 59.29 108 20.7%
17 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 49.21 58.86 105 11.6%
18 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.43 57.69 124 -1.1%
19 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 57.70 52.77 114 -14.6%
20 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 64.82 52.19 207 -24.8%
21 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 42.37 49.32 85 8.7%
22 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 41.20 48.61 98 10.1%
23 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 34.41 47.06 88 27.7%
24 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 43.78 42.40 91 -9.6%
25 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 38.20 42.02 164 2.7%
26 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 38.53 41.90 73 1.5%
27 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 25.87 41.11 65 48.3%
28 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 26.36 40.68 140 44.1%
29 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 27.16 40.03 107 37.6%
30 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 42.52 39.96 81 -12.3%
31 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 42.49 39.03 77 -14.3%
32 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 38.31 34.79 64 -15.2%
33 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic 34.07 34.63 93 -5.1%
34 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 39.96 34.16 84 -20.2%
35 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 29.36 32.92 86 4.6%
36 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 30.14 32.46 99 0.5%
37 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 30.92 31.73 87 -4.2%
38 Leiden University, Netherlands 21.92 30.94 65 31.7%
39 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 30.74 30.67 64 -6.9%
40 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 31.22 30.05 109 -10.1%
41 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 25.85 29.86 71 7.8%
42 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 27.88 29.68 83 -0.6%
43 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 29.05 29.29 196 -5.9%
44 Lund University (LU), Sweden 24.96 29.09 66 8.8%
45 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 26.75 29.05 62 1.3%
46 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 24.97 27.40 72 2.4%
47 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 32.37 27.32 52 -21.2%
48 University of Strasbourg, France 30.68 27.26 149 -17.1%
49 University of Vienna, Austria 23.11 27.20 58 9.9%
50 Leipzig University, Germany 17.91 26.97 49 40.6%
51 Stockholm University, Sweden 30.96 26.91 88 -18.9%
52 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 25.60 26.86 68 -2.1%
53 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 28.40 26.58 76 -12.6%
54 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 28.29 26.39 61 -12.9%
55 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 22.51 26.37 57 9.3%
56 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 23.76 26.18 106 2.8%
57 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 30.65 26.08 52 -20.6%
58 TU Dortmund University, Germany 13.91 25.59 50 71.6%
59 University of Konstanz, Germany 26.90 25.44 45 -11.7%
60 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 28.59 24.81 60 -19.0%
61 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 17.86 24.59 57 28.5%
62 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 25.03 24.26 59 -9.5%
63 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 38.66 23.83 72 -42.5%
64 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 22.06 23.35 68 -1.2%
65 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 20.14 23.19 54 7.5%
66 Sorbonne University, France 19.78 22.98 152 8.4%
67 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 18.00 22.77 59 18.1%
68 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 19.25 22.59 150 9.6%
69 University of Stuttgart, Germany 20.00 22.49 48 5.0%
70 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 18.98 22.40 136 10.1%
71 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 27.95 22.29 57 -25.5%
72 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 21.18 22.19 67 -2.2%
73 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 11.59 22.17 44 78.6%
74 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 17.61 21.49 39 13.9%
75 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 23.69 21.20 60 -16.5%
76 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 15.21 21.01 66 29.0%
77 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 26.54 21.01 54 -26.1%
78 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 23.26 20.75 59 -16.7%
79 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 29.46 20.60 48 -34.7%
80 University of Toulouse, France 20.05 20.46 122 -4.7%
81 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 18.20 20.25 66 3.9%
82 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 12.56 20.15 37 49.8%
83 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 16.11 19.45 49 12.7%
84 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 17.57 19.40 70 3.1%
85 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 20.17 19.40 46 -10.2%
86 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 9.17 19.39 54 97.2%
87 The University of Dublin, Ireland 14.92 19.25 45 20.4%
88 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 18.97 18.87 44 -7.2%
89 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 19.56 18.57 50 -11.4%
90 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 19.73 18.02 40 -14.8%
91 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 23.05 17.98 41 -27.2%
92 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 14.17 17.96 36 18.3%
93 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 21.19 17.69 49 -22.1%
94 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 13.02 16.86 38 20.9%
95 University of Bordeaux, France 15.36 16.76 94 1.8%
96 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 22.05 16.71 39 -29.3%
97 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 15.43 16.58 43 0.4%
98 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 16.01 16.32 37 -4.8%
99 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 15.12 16.31 168 0.7%
100 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 15.09 16.28 31 0.7%

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.