2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 18.96 12.46 127 -30.3%
2 Pasteur Institute, France 1.34 3.02 21 139.1%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 3.04 2.60 33 -9.6%
4 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 4.22 2.46 30 -38.2%
5 University of Paris, France 1.84 2.02 32 16.5%
6 Sorbonne University, France 3.44 1.94 38 -40.3%
7 University of Montpellier, France 1.63 1.32 17 -14.5%
8 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 1.04 1.25 9 27.0%
9 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 1.52 1.22 16 -14.8%
10 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.75 1.11 22 -33.0%
11 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.14 1.05 17 -2.4%
12 Sanofi, France 0.17 0.93 2 480.2%
13 University of Lyon, France 0.82 0.86 11 10.8%
14 University of Bordeaux, France 1.16 0.82 6 -24.8%
15 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 1.05 0.66 14 -33.2%
16 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.25 0.60 5 155.2%
17 University of Strasbourg, France 1.03 0.60 12 -38.8%
18 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.08 0.57 4 689.3%
19 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.47 0.55 22 -60.1%
20 University of Toulouse, France 0.98 0.49 12 -47.6%
21 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.28 0.44 14 65.6%
22 AgroParisTech, France 0.40 0.42 4 10.4%
23 Collège de France, France 0.51 0.38 6 -21.2%
24 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.38 0.37 6 2.7%
25 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 2.54 0.36 7 -84.9%
26 Curie Institute, France 1.06 0.33 6 -67.0%
27 European Space Agency (ESA), France 0.33 0.31 5 0.7%
28 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.09 0.30 4 247.6%
29 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.77 0.27 12 -63.5%
30 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 0.26 2 N/A
31 Thales S.A., France 0.25 2 N/A
32 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.63 0.22 1 -62.8%
32 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.04 0.22 1 536.0%
33 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.19 1 N/A
33 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 0.19 1 N/A
34 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 0.35 0.18 7 -44.9%
35 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 0.39 0.16 8 -56.0%
36 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.14 0.13 3 -1.2%
37 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 0.13 1 N/A
38 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.11 0.12 3 17.6%
39 Paris Observatory, France 0.24 0.12 9 -45.7%
40 HIP Institute, France 0.12 1 N/A
41 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 0.04 0.11 3 177.6%
41 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 0.06 0.11 3 78.0%
42 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.11 0.09 7 -12.8%
43 University of Rennes 1, France 0.05 0.09 3 78.9%
44 Paléotime, France 0.08 1 N/A
45 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.04 0.08 2 106.8%
46 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.37 0.08 4 -77.2%
47 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.20 0.07 11 -61.4%
48 French Research Agency ANRS, France 0.07 1 N/A
49 Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM), France 0.08 0.07 2 -14.5%
50 University of Rouen, France 0.07 1 N/A
51 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.51 0.06 3 -86.9%
52 Emissive Sarl, France 0.06 1 N/A
53 Hôpital Saint-Joseph (Paris), France 0.05 1 N/A
54 National Institute of Geographic and Forest Information (IGN), France 0.05 1 N/A
55 Agency of Preventive Medicine (AMP), France 0.05 1 N/A
56 University of Orléans, France 0.06 0.04 2 -16.5%
57 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.04 1 N/A
58 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.08 0.04 1 -44.7%
59 French National Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), France 0.04 2 N/A
60 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.03 0.04 3 36.4%
61 Institut de Paléontologie Humaine (IPH), France 0.04 2 N/A
62 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.25 0.04 2 -84.7%
63 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.08 0.04 1 -52.8%
64 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.05 0.03 1 -25.1%
65 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.12 0.03 4 -70.7%
66 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.03 1 N/A
67 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 CHU Nice, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 EDHEC Business School, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
67 SKEMA Business School, France 0.10 0.03 5 -68.6%
68 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.01 0.03 1 450.3%
68 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.03 1 N/A
68 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.03 1 N/A
68 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.12 0.03 1 -75.5%
69 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.04 0.02 1 -50.3%
70 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.02 2 N/A
71 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.02 0.02 1 -15.7%
72 Genotoul, France 0.02 1 N/A
72 Biogemma (BGA), France 0.02 1 N/A
73 École Polytechnique, France 0.39 0.01 2 -96.6%
73 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.42 0.01 2 -96.8%
74 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.01 1 N/A
74 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.01 1 N/A
74 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.01 1 N/A
75 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.01 0.01 1 -25.2%
76 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.00 0.01 1 154.4%
77 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.02 0.01 1 -67.2%
77 National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), France 0.03 0.01 1 -73.2%
77 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.13 0.01 1 -93.9%
78 Terres Inovia, France 0.01 1 N/A
79 Centre de Recherches sur la Géologie des Matières Premières Minérales et Energétiques (CREGU), France 0.01 1 N/A
80 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.05 0.00 1 -93.6%
81 University of Nantes, France 0.04 0.00 2 -91.6%
82 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.00 2 N/A
83 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.10 0.00 2 -98.4%
84 Université de Guyane, France 0.00 0.00 1 -48.3%
84 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.02 0.00 1 -90.7%
85 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.05 0.00 1 -97.9%
85 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.08 0.00 1 -98.8%
85 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.00 1 N/A
85 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.00 1 N/A
85 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.00 1 N/A
86 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.01 0.00 1 -86.4%
87 Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes pour la Recherche (FPGG), France 0.02 0.00 1 -95.2%
87 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.06 0.00 1 -98.8%
87 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.09 0.00 1 -99.1%
87 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 1 N/A
87 Institut Louis-Bachelier, France 0.00 1 N/A
87 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 1 N/A
87 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 1 N/A
88 Institute for Advanced Studies of Paris (IAS Paris), France 0.00 1 N/A
89 Development of Innovative Strategies for a Transdisciplinary Approach to Alzheimer’s Disease (DISTALZ), France 0.00 1 N/A
90 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.01 0.00 1 -97.8%
90 Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM), France 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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