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 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.21 201.51 664 5.0%
2 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 132.36 145.73 540 3.9%
3 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 112.55 131.89 327 10.6%
4 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 127.60 128.46 579 -5.0%
5 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 120.30 113.33 413 -11.1%
6 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 93.58 101.46 456 2.3%
7 University of Göttingen, Germany 105.17 100.82 359 -9.5%
8 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 88.20 96.18 262 2.9%
9 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 118.88 94.56 311 -24.9%
10 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 93.56 93.74 387 -5.4%
11 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 75.92 90.88 329 13.0%
12 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 93.85 90.82 525 -8.7%
13 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 67.98 89.21 282 23.9%
14 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 95.47 85.39 304 -15.6%
15 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 81.75 84.82 418 -2.1%
16 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 90.97 84.08 395 -12.8%
17 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 80.46 75.10 331 -11.9%
18 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 69.50 67.18 530 -8.8%
19 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 62.91 66.74 165 0.1%
20 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 67.17 63.68 167 -10.5%
21 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 54.57 60.80 227 5.1%
22 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 56.11 56.75 176 -4.5%
23 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 46.06 45.68 133 -6.4%
24 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 30.70 43.66 173 34.2%
25 University of Stuttgart, Germany 40.76 42.60 141 -1.4%
26 Leipzig University, Germany 49.93 39.74 163 -24.9%
27 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 32.90 39.62 130 13.7%
28 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 24.49 38.88 140 49.8%
29 Ulm University, Germany 33.59 38.87 160 9.2%
30 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 38.47 37.33 177 -8.4%
31 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 43.02 37.26 137 -18.3%
32 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 43.81 37.03 96 -20.2%
33 University of Konstanz, Germany 41.20 33.24 87 -23.9%
34 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 23.72 32.19 181 28.1%
35 TU Dortmund University, Germany 41.96 31.72 186 -28.6%
36 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 30.54 31.05 110 -4.0%
37 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 30.45 28.87 117 -10.5%
38 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 17.39 28.47 88 54.5%
39 University of Potsdam, Germany 21.94 24.17 145 4.0%
40 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 29.21 23.49 98 -24.1%
41 University of Oldenburg, Germany 14.50 22.53 65 46.6%
42 Bielefeld University, Germany 18.90 22.30 51 11.4%
43 University of Siegen, Germany 19.72 20.44 113 -2.2%
44 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 28.64 19.78 63 -34.8%
45 University of Rostock, Germany 12.91 17.78 99 30.0%
46 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 13.39 16.90 51 19.1%
47 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 17.55 15.59 78 -16.2%
48 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 8.43 12.12 28 35.7%
49 University of Augsburg, Germany 9.22 11.84 45 21.2%
50 University of Greifswald, Germany 9.62 11.69 71 14.7%
51 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 11.46 10.96 46 -9.7%
52 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 10.37 9.86 27 -10.3%
53 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 6.73 9.52 34 33.5%
54 University of Lübeck, Germany 5.79 7.48 92 21.9%
55 University of Wuppertal, Germany 12.18 6.91 92 -46.4%
56 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 1.42 6.85 10 354.4%
57 University of Kassel, Germany 5.63 6.59 19 10.4%
58 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 8.79 6.37 17 -31.6%
59 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 5.58 5.90 15 -0.3%
60 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 3.70 5.34 17 36.4%
61 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 2.98 3.17 22 0.2%
62 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.77 2.76 8 -6.2%
63 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 1.12 2.66 7 124.8%
64 University of Hohenheim, Germany 5.83 2.60 13 -58.0%
65 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 4.55 2.12 5 -56.1%
66 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.10 1.75 3 1,544.9%
67 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.22 1.12 9 381.8%
68 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.44 1.09 2 130.6%
69 Trier University, Germany 1.05 3 N/A
70 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.20 0.80 2 277.5%
70 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 0.80 1 64.9%
71 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 0.71 1 978.7%
72 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.12 0.58 3 370.9%
73 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.97 0.56 1 -73.0%
74 Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (THI), Germany 0.46 3 N/A
75 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.98 0.45 64 -78.7%
76 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.63 0.33 1 -49.7%
76 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
76 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
77 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.08 0.33 3 301.7%
78 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany 0.32 2 N/A
79 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Goettingen (HAWK HHG), Germany 0.29 1 N/A
80 European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), Germany 0.17 0.25 1 41.6%
80 University of Passau, Germany 0.50 0.25 1 -52.8%
81 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.35 0.20 1 -45.6%
82 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.10 0.20 2 89.7%
83 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
83 Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
83 European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
83 Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
83 South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences (FH-SWF), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
84 Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), Germany 0.16 2 N/A
85 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.01 0.15 6 2,231.0%
86 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 0.14 1 -46.1%
87 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.07 0.14 3 98.9%
88 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.16 0.13 2 -22.1%
89 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.08 0.13 1 53.4%
90 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.15 0.10 1 -37.1%
90 Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES), University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
90 United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
91 Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
92 Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 3 N/A
93 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.02 0.06 1 216.5%
94 University of Hagen, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
94 Kurfürst-Moritz-Schule, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
95 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.12 0.05 1 -57.4%
96 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.02 0.05 1 202.0%
97 Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
98 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.04 0.04 2 -9.5%
99 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
100 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.00 0.02 2 1,623.7%
101 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.03 0.02 2 -35.8%
102 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.02 0.01 15 -16.6%
103 HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
104 SRH University Heidelberg, Germany 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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