2019 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Sorbonne University, France 108.55 104.07 1,073 -9.5%
2 University of Paris, France 73.49 72.49 761 -6.9%
3 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 71.69 71.41 713 -6.0%
4 University of Strasbourg, France 57.49 52.76 419 -13.4%
5 University of Toulouse, France 50.42 49.62 405 -7.1%
6 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 47.66 46.39 464 -8.1%
7 University of Lyon, France 45.77 44.04 450 -9.2%
8 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 58.71 43.84 521 -29.5%
9 University of Montpellier, France 42.54 43.78 375 -2.9%
10 University of Bordeaux, France 38.11 43.15 265 6.9%
11 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 29.36 28.71 285 -7.7%
12 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 26.23 26.57 333 -4.4%
13 University of Rennes 1, France 17.22 17.32 154 -5.1%
14 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 18.74 16.01 288 -19.4%
15 University of Lorraine (UL), France 14.45 15.23 96 -0.5%
16 University of Lille Nord de France, France 13.48 14.85 130 4.0%
17 ESPCI ParisTech, France 12.28 13.91 100 6.9%
18 École Polytechnique, France 14.03 13.89 307 -6.6%
19 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 9.33 13.45 169 36.1%
20 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 16.34 13.27 153 -23.4%
21 Collège de France, France 14.61 11.77 140 -24.0%
22 University of Nantes, France 9.67 11.32 124 10.5%
23 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 12.71 11.09 77 -17.7%
24 University Clermont Auvergne, France 10.15 10.13 190 -5.8%
25 University of Orléans, France 4.57 7.60 74 56.9%
26 University of Savoy (USMB), France 11.74 7.50 220 -39.7%
27 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.27 7.28 72 -5.4%
28 AgroParisTech, France 6.33 6.37 65 -5.1%
29 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 6.19 6.33 85 -3.5%
30 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 4.14 6.17 113 40.8%
31 Gustave Eiffel University, France 8.87 5.89 66 -37.3%
32 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 6.61 5.19 122 -25.9%
33 University Institute of France (IUF), France 7.14 5.15 61 -32.0%
34 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 2.10 5.12 40 129.5%
35 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 6.36 4.99 88 -26.0%
36 Paris Observatory, France 4.91 4.96 121 -4.5%
37 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 6.67 4.86 46 -31.2%
38 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 3.57 4.84 49 28.0%
39 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 2.93 4.82 58 54.9%
40 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 6.68 4.45 50 -37.1%
41 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 3.64 4.42 45 14.5%
42 University of Rouen, France 4.94 4.18 30 -20.1%
43 University of Burgundy, France 5.13 4.10 44 -24.6%
44 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 3.05 4.02 37 24.7%
45 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 5.04 3.74 54 -30.0%
46 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 2.58 3.34 29 22.0%
47 Montpellier SupAgro, France 1.91 3.30 56 63.2%
48 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 4.70 3.11 30 -37.6%
49 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.56 3.06 45 13.1%
50 Le Mans University, France 3.14 3.00 19 -10.0%
51 SIGMA Clermont, France 3.03 2.93 22 -8.8%
52 University of Tours (UFR), France 3.58 2.90 28 -23.6%
53 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 4.08 2.85 78 -34.1%
54 CY Cergy Paris University, France 5.55 2.82 44 -52.0%
55 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 2.76 2.76 54 -5.8%
56 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.10 2.61 29 17.6%
57 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 1.73 2.61 33 42.1%
58 University of Angers, France 4.05 2.35 33 -45.2%
59 University of Poitiers, France 4.30 2.24 9 -50.9%
60 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 2.81 2.21 29 -25.7%
61 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.69 2.14 40 19.2%
62 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 4.08 1.92 21 -55.5%
63 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.26 1.66 18 24.3%
64 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
64 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
64 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
64 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
64 EDHEC Business School, France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
64 SKEMA Business School, France 1.21 1.63 147 27.3%
65 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 1.57 1.44 28 -13.1%
66 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 1.24 1.33 21 1.3%
67 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.97 1.33 23 -36.4%
68 Paris Dauphine University, France 1.31 1.16 33 -16.7%
69 Bretagne Loire University, France 1.90 1.14 37 -43.4%
70 University of Le Havre, France 1.01 1.09 13 2.2%
71 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 1.43 1.08 19 -28.8%
72 Artois University, France 0.97 1.04 14 1.4%
73 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.91 1.00 12 3.8%
74 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.54 0.97 15 -40.9%
75 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.78 0.96 34 16.6%
76 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.59 0.94 17 50.8%
77 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.30 0.83 16 162.3%
78 University of La Rochelle, France 0.97 0.82 13 -20.0%
79 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.55 0.79 18 34.9%
80 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 1.13 0.75 9 -36.9%
81 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.06 0.75 3 1,032.6%
82 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.50 0.69 20 32.1%
83 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.52 0.69 4 25.7%
84 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.77 0.69 25 -15.8%
85 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 1.64 0.65 7 -62.4%
86 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.67 0.63 6 -11.6%
87 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 3.42 0.59 5 -83.6%
88 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 2.13 0.57 11 -75.0%
89 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.52 0.56 11 1.6%
90 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.59 0.56 12 -10.0%
91 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 1.16 0.54 5 -55.5%
92 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.25 0.44 6 66.3%
93 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.18 0.38 2 100.7%
94 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.04 0.38 5 752.7%
95 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.60 0.34 4 -46.9%
96 Naval School, France 0.33 1 N/A
97 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.30 0.33 2 4.0%
98 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.13 0.28 12 108.6%
99 University of Avignon, France 0.73 0.27 9 -64.6%
100 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.56 0.27 1 -54.9%
101 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.09 0.26 5 175.6%
102 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.62 0.24 7 -64.0%
103 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.37 0.23 7 -41.0%
104 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.43 0.22 6 -52.6%
105 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.16 0.19 14 14.1%
106 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.10 0.17 3 59.3%
107 HEC Paris, France 0.16 0.15 13 -10.6%
108 École Normale Supérieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes), France 0.00 0.13 2 7,450.6%
109 University of Rennes 2, France 0.35 0.13 8 -65.6%
110 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.04 0.13 7 189.1%
111 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.22 0.12 2 -48.4%
112 École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière (ENS Louis-Lumière), France 0.02 0.10 1 315.3%
113 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.11 0.09 5 -21.6%
114 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nîmes (CHU de Nîmes), France 0.09 2 N/A
115 École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne), France 0.05 0.08 1 57.3%
115 Pantheon-Assas University (Paris 2), France 0.17 0.08 1 -52.8%
115 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.08 2 N/A
116 Centre des Etudes Supérieures Industrielles (CESI), France 0.07 1 N/A
116 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.07 1 N/A
117 Université de Guyane, France 0.02 0.06 1 284.5%
118 École Centrale de Lyon (ECL), France 0.06 1 N/A
119 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.46 0.05 4 -89.8%
120 École Nationale Supérieure de Formation de l’Enseignement Agricole (ENSFEA), France 0.04 1 N/A
121 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), France 0.14 0.04 2 -76.7%
122 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.03 1 N/A
123 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.46 0.03 3 -94.7%
124 Bureau des Longitudes (BdL), France 0.02 2 N/A
125 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
125 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.09 0.02 3 -75.7%
126 École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France (ENP), France 0.05 0.02 1 -56.0%
126 IÉSEG School of Management, France 0.08 0.02 1 -74.8%
127 Ecoles Supérieures du Professorat et de l’Education (ESPE), France 0.02 1 N/A
128 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Fort-de-France, France 0.02 1 N/A
129 National Veterinary School of Lyon (ENVL), France 0.03 0.02 1 -47.7%
130 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.06 0.01 2 -75.8%
131 KEDGE Business School (KEDGE BS), France 0.01 1 N/A
132 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.06 0.01 1 -81.1%
133 Toulouse Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po Toulouse), France 0.01 1 N/A
134 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.06 0.01 1 -83.8%
135 ESSEC Business School, France 0.01 1 N/A
136 University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), France 0.01 3 N/A
137 Montpellier Business School, France 0.03 0.00 1 -97.8%

Footnote

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