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 Max Planck Society, Germany 54.50 36.07 125 -29.9%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 11.34 15.14 81 41.5%
3 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 1.73 5.57 19 240.6%
4 Leibniz Association, Germany 4.64 4.12 39 -6.0%
5 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 7.53 3.83 31 -46.1%
6 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 8.83 2.80 18 -66.4%
7 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 1.34 2.79 5 121.0%
8 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 1.31 2.52 6 104.3%
9 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 2.25 2.37 13 11.7%
10 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 2.77 2.21 17 -15.6%
11 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 4.01 1.97 13 -48.0%
12 University of Göttingen, Germany 3.42 1.88 12 -41.6%
13 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 2.74 1.84 33 -28.9%
14 University of Konstanz, Germany 0.89 1.65 5 96.3%
15 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 2.05 1.64 31 -15.3%
16 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 2.39 1.48 3 -34.3%
17 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 3.82 1.42 20 -60.5%
18 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 1.02 1.28 4 33.2%
19 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 0.58 1.23 8 123.8%
20 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 0.11 1.20 5 1,045.6%
21 Ulm University, Germany 1.99 1.11 8 -41.0%
22 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 0.12 1.10 8 900.8%
23 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 0.65 1.08 12 76.2%
24 TU Dortmund University, Germany 1.04 2 N/A
25 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 1.51 1.02 6 -28.3%
26 Leipzig University, Germany 0.92 0.94 9 8.9%
27 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.08 0.93 5 1,078.5%
28 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 1.95 0.81 9 -56.0%
29 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.18 0.80 2 377.8%
30 University of Stuttgart, Germany 1.62 0.80 7 -47.4%
31 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 0.68 0.76 5 19.0%
32 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 0.30 0.64 5 129.6%
33 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.53 0.54 2 8.1%
34 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 0.10 0.54 2 453.1%
35 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.52 2 N/A
36 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 0.82 0.47 7 -39.6%
37 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.37 0.45 6 31.2%
38 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 2.26 0.44 6 -79.3%
39 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 0.08 0.41 5 474.2%
40 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 0.04 0.39 4 861.4%
41 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 0.18 0.33 8 95.2%
42 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
42 Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
43 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 2.21 0.32 8 -84.9%
44 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.08 0.31 4 304.8%
45 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.24 2 N/A
46 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 0.22 1 N/A
47 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.01 0.14 1 1,551.1%
48 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 0.59 0.14 3 -74.7%
49 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 2.34 0.14 3 -93.8%
50 Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (NIHK), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
50 ADD Ideas Albrecht und Detlev Degering GbR, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
50 SAP AG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
51 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.40 0.11 1 -70.6%
51 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.11 1 6.0%
52 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 0.41 0.11 5 -72.0%
53 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 0.15 0.10 3 -26.4%
54 University of Kassel, Germany 0.14 0.10 1 -23.2%
55 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.57 0.09 6 -83.0%
56 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 0.39 0.09 4 -75.9%
57 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 0.19 0.09 2 -52.2%
58 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 0.01 0.09 7 1,590.2%
59 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.08 3 N/A
60 State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt (LDA-SA), Germany 0.07 2 N/A
61 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.00 0.07 3 3,429.3%
62 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.40 0.06 2 -82.8%
63 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 0.14 0.06 1 -52.3%
64 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 0.02 0.06 3 300.4%
65 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 0.95 0.06 2 -93.4%
66 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.81 0.06 2 -92.4%
67 Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum für Histologie, Zytologie und Molekulare Diagnostik (MVZHZMD Trier), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
67 Steinbeis Foundation, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
68 Bundeswehr, Germany 0.27 0.05 3 -79.2%
69 Institute for Bee Research Hohen Neuendorf (LIB), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
70 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 1.15 0.04 3 -95.9%
71 Europäisches Institut für Forschung und Entwicklung von Transplantationsstrategien (EUFETS) GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
72 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.04 2 N/A
73 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
74 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 0.00 0.03 1 1,271.8%
75 Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany 0.01 0.03 1 230.2%
75 Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern e.V. (PZKL), Germany 0.01 0.03 1 230.2%
75 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 0.35 0.03 1 -91.1%
76 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.02 0.03 2 56.0%
77 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
78 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
79 University of Siegen, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
80 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
81 Cluster Individualized ImmuneIntervention (Ci3) e.V., Germany 0.04 0.02 1 -40.6%
82 Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany 0.00 0.02 1 550.5%
83 Regional Association of Westphalia-Lippe (LWL), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
84 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.05 0.01 1 -74.7%
85 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.01 0.01 2 5.3%
85 Astronomie Stiftung Trebur, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
86 Bavarian Public Observatory Munich, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
87 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
88 German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), Germany 0.00 0.01 3 451.1%
89 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
90 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
91 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.02 0.01 1 -66.7%
92 Sozialstiftung Bamberg, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
92 Bayreuth Medical Center (BMC), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
93 University of Hohenheim, Germany 1.04 0.00 4 -99.5%
94 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 0.17 0.00 1 -97.4%
95 Israelitisches Krankenhaus in Hamburg, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
95 Indivumed GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
96 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.05 0.00 1 -93.8%
97 Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
97 Saarland Cancer Registry, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
97 Städtisches Klinikum Karlsruhe gGmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
97 German Breast Group GmbH (GBG), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
98 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
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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.