2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 109.73 97.64 688 -6.9%
2 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 23.43 21.66 303 -3.2%
3 University of Paris, France 16.20 17.32 114 11.9%
4 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 15.30 12.05 96 -17.6%
5 Sorbonne University, France 10.42 11.40 148 14.5%
6 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 13.84 8.55 87 -35.3%
7 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 9.28 7.59 90 -14.4%
8 Gustave Eiffel University, France 6.41 7.58 73 23.7%
9 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 5.79 6.31 60 14.0%
10 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 6.54 6.05 92 -3.1%
11 University of Lorraine (UL), France 7.62 5.98 43 -17.8%
12 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 4.94 5.80 98 22.9%
13 University of Lyon, France 8.40 5.59 53 -30.4%
14 University of Savoy (USMB), France 4.77 5.47 70 20.0%
15 University of Strasbourg, France 6.63 5.05 33 -20.2%
16 University of Toulouse, France 5.80 5.01 88 -9.7%
17 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 5.82 4.69 70 -15.8%
18 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 4.53 4.66 68 7.7%
19 University Clermont Auvergne, France 6.16 4.14 42 -29.6%
20 University of Montpellier, France 4.52 4.01 45 -7.2%
21 University of Rennes 1, France 2.79 3.81 26 43.2%
22 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 3.64 3.21 17 -7.7%
23 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 4.47 3.20 41 -24.9%
24 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 2.38 3.11 36 36.8%
25 Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM), France 5.00 2.91 19 -39.1%
26 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 5.85 2.83 34 -49.3%
27 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.40 2.82 21 110.2%
28 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.34 2.65 12 107.7%
29 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.43 2.63 23 -19.6%
30 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 2.08 2.30 21 15.9%
31 University of Lille Nord de France, France 3.50 2.30 25 -31.3%
32 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 2.53 2.28 38 -5.9%
33 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.62 2.21 22 -11.7%
34 University of Bordeaux, France 0.85 2.18 22 166.6%
35 University of Orléans, France 3.43 1.98 23 -39.5%
36 Collège de France, France 1.99 1.81 31 -4.9%
37 École Polytechnique, France 2.52 1.68 37 -30.3%
38 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.33 1.64 18 28.7%
39 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.88 1.52 30 -15.4%
40 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.39 1.48 28 11.5%
41 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.62 1.40 20 -9.4%
42 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.42 1.21 17 198.9%
43 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.21 0.95 8 376.3%
44 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 0.68 0.90 14 38.8%
45 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.19 0.88 9 377.5%
46 European Space Agency (ESA), France 0.90 0.86 9 -0.4%
47 Paris Observatory, France 0.92 0.82 24 -6.0%
48 Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), France 1.50 0.81 4 -43.6%
49 Carbios SAS, France 0.77 2 N/A
50 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.43 0.70 11 71.7%
51 Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France 1.28 0.70 3 -42.9%
52 SIGMA Clermont, France 1.37 0.68 10 -48.3%
53 University of Nantes, France 1.24 0.68 17 -43.0%
54 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.17 0.67 4 309.2%
55 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 0.64 0.67 3 9.2%
56 University of Avignon, France 0.36 0.66 7 92.9%
57 AgroParisTech, France 0.99 0.64 9 -32.0%
58 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.83 0.62 4 -22.0%
59 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.98 0.60 3 -68.2%
60 Eau de Paris, France 1.04 0.60 1 -39.7%
61 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.16 0.57 5 282.1%
62 University of Poitiers, France 1.77 0.57 2 -66.5%
63 University of Angers, France 1.15 0.56 13 -49.1%
64 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.23 0.51 2 131.5%
65 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.16 0.50 2 230.9%
65 Leosphere, France 0.50 1 N/A
66 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.30 0.48 3 68.6%
67 French National Institute for Industrial Environment and Risks (INERIS), France 1.14 0.48 3 -56.2%
68 University of La Rochelle, France 0.71 0.47 6 -31.2%
69 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.03 0.46 4 1,785.2%
70 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.20 0.42 6 119.2%
71 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 1.59 0.41 3 -72.7%
72 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.69 0.41 26 -38.0%
73 French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France 0.03 0.40 8 1,423.0%
74 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.23 0.37 5 69.3%
75 Pasteur Institute, France 0.16 0.36 1 128.6%
76 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.66 0.35 3 -44.1%
77 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.42 0.35 2 -12.3%
78 France Ministry for an Ecological and Solidary Transition (MTES), France 0.31 0.34 2 17.5%
79 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.36 0.34 14 -73.9%
80 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.08 0.34 5 341.7%
80 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.34 3 N/A
81 Estellus, France 0.33 2 N/A
82 University of Burgundy, France 0.89 0.32 4 -62.8%
83 Association Agréée de Surveillance de la Qualité de l’Air en Île-de-France (AIRPARIF), France 0.31 1 N/A
84 Ecosystèmes Aquatiques et Changements Globaux (EABX), IRSTEA, France 0.40 0.30 1 -21.5%
85 University of Rennes 2, France 0.07 0.30 6 351.5%
86 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 0.02 0.29 3 1,200.4%
87 WatchFrog S.A., France 0.28 2 N/A
88 UniLaSalle, France 0.25 1 N/A
89 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.03 0.25 8 837.8%
90 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.03 0.24 7 795.0%
90 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.03 0.24 7 795.0%
90 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.03 0.24 7 795.0%
90 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.72 0.24 7 -65.6%
91 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.04 0.23 3 429.9%
91 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 0.04 0.23 3 429.9%
92 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses), France 0.22 1 N/A
93 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.13 0.22 6 74.8%
94 BioEnTech SAS, France 0.30 0.21 1 -25.2%
95 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.05 0.21 3 301.6%
96 Centre de Recherches sur la Géologie des Matières Premières Minérales et Energétiques (CREGU), France 1.12 0.20 6 -81.1%
97 Sciences et Applications, France 0.20 1 N/A
98 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.38 0.19 11 -47.3%
99 French National Agency for Water and Aquatic Environments (ONEMA), France 0.20 0.19 1 -1.9%
100 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 0.04 0.18 2 402.4%

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.