2018 tables: Institutions - life 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 170.27 176.78 1,174 1.7%
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 79.51 79.41 755 -2.2%
3 Pasteur Institute, France 36.20 36.26 205 -1.9%
4 University of Paris, France 21.98 32.28 316 43.9%
5 Sorbonne University, France 28.02 31.36 298 9.6%
6 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 23.59 21.78 225 -9.6%
7 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 17.60 21.54 143 19.9%
8 University of Montpellier, France 20.64 20.30 193 -3.6%
9 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 17.48 19.63 184 10.0%
10 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 15.33 18.41 254 17.7%
11 University of Strasbourg, France 18.47 16.94 119 -10.2%
12 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 14.75 16.52 183 9.7%
13 University of Toulouse, France 15.19 16.13 110 4.0%
14 University of Lyon, France 12.45 14.17 117 11.4%
15 University of Bordeaux, France 9.41 12.45 94 29.7%
16 Curie Institute, France 12.34 12.20 98 -3.2%
17 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 9.24 8.06 82 -14.5%
18 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 9.51 7.91 92 -18.5%
19 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 3.99 5.33 53 30.7%
20 AgroParisTech, France 6.20 4.85 41 -23.4%
21 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 6.86 4.45 99 -36.5%
22 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 1.39 4.31 30 203.6%
23 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.66 4.06 51 -14.8%
24 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 4.55 3.86 41 -16.8%
25 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 5.71 3.60 71 -38.2%
26 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 4.06 3.55 46 -14.3%
27 Sanofi, France 2.11 3.46 22 60.8%
28 Collège de France, France 2.87 3.32 35 13.1%
29 University of Rennes 1, France 2.14 3.18 23 45.2%
30 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 2.73 2.78 93 -0.1%
31 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 2.61 2.74 29 2.9%
32 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 2.13 2.53 21 16.2%
33 ESPCI ParisTech, France 1.47 2.39 16 59.2%
34 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 2.04 2.37 82 13.7%
35 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 2.35 1.93 43 -19.8%
36 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.17 1.90 34 58.8%
37 University of Nantes, France 1.55 1.84 21 16.4%
38 University Clermont Auvergne, France 2.27 1.71 20 -26.4%
39 Montpellier SupAgro, France 2.35 1.59 32 -33.6%
40 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 1.69 1.52 27 -11.7%
41 University of Burgundy, France 1.53 1.49 17 -4.2%
42 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.36 1.45 19 4.5%
43 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.47 1.36 8 187.4%
44 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.80 1.35 21 64.7%
45 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 1.97 1.34 26 -33.1%
46 University of Poitiers, France 1.27 1.32 7 1.9%
47 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 1.22 1.29 15 3.8%
48 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.94 1.23 25 28.1%
49 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 1.60 1.21 25 -26.3%
50 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.35 1.18 11 232.2%
51 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.45 1.07 4 -28.0%
52 École Polytechnique, France 1.16 1.06 15 -10.3%
53 CHU Limoges, France 0.09 0.99 5 936.8%
54 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.33 0.99 15 -27.0%
55 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 1.32 0.93 13 -30.9%
56 Cisbio Bioassays, France 0.91 3 N/A
57 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.20 0.89 15 -26.8%
58 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.00 0.89 31 -12.9%
59 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.29 0.86 5 196.1%
60 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.48 0.85 24 75.2%
61 University of Angers, France 0.86 0.83 12 -5.4%
62 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.43 0.81 9 -44.5%
63 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 0.94 0.79 13 -17.9%
64 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.62 0.78 19 22.3%
65 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.76 5 N/A
66 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 2.51 0.73 30 -71.4%
67 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 1.42 0.71 22 -50.9%
68 CHU Nice, France 1.41 0.68 45 -52.9%
69 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.46 0.64 10 35.1%
70 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 1.23 0.63 3 -50.1%
71 University of La Rochelle, France 0.53 0.62 8 13.9%
72 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.30 0.61 10 -53.5%
73 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.47 0.58 11 20.7%
74 Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL), France 1.23 0.56 8 -55.7%
75 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.49 0.55 2 10.2%
76 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.12 0.52 2 321.7%
77 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.29 0.51 9 69.7%
78 Servier Laboratories, France 0.63 0.44 3 -31.8%
79 Institut Mérieux (IM), France 0.43 1 N/A
80 Centre Georges-François Leclerc (CGFL), France 0.48 0.42 3 -14.1%
81 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 EDHEC Business School, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
81 SKEMA Business School, France 0.74 0.41 45 -45.2%
82 Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP), France 0.65 0.41 5 -38.4%
83 CHU Clermont-Ferrand, France 0.28 0.41 3 43.9%
84 Ipsen Group, France 0.38 1 N/A
85 National Institute of Blood Transfusion (INTS), France 0.12 0.37 2 198.3%
86 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 1.11 0.34 11 -69.4%
87 Research Center of the Tour du Valat, France 0.34 2 N/A
88 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.49 0.34 9 -32.5%
89 AB Science, France 0.33 1 N/A
90 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.74 0.33 12 -56.5%
91 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 0.16 0.32 3 92.6%
92 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.41 0.30 6 -29.2%
93 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.04 0.29 1 603.4%
94 French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France 0.03 0.29 9 801.1%
95 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.37 0.29 6 -24.1%
96 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.17 0.28 6 68.0%
97 Claudius Regaud Institute (ICR), France 0.93 0.28 5 -70.9%
98 CHRU de Besançon, France 0.16 0.27 10 66.2%
99 France Ministry of Defense, France 0.10 0.27 2 165.7%
100 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.54 0.27 4 -50.6%

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.