2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

Table criteria

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

2018 Institution FC 2017 FC 2018
1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 131.03 131.66
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 133.05 126.31
3 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 128.01 119.24
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 91.84 102.82
5 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 69.8 90.15
6 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 73.07 74.41
7 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 93.1 73.38
8 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 64.61 67.1
9 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 58.11 63.41
10 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 57.84 63.35
11 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 65.51 57.08
12 University of Göttingen, Germany 59.16 48.06
13 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 54.12 47.71
14 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 48.61 46.41
15 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 47.06 42.56
16 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 58.86 42.26
17 University of Würzburg, Germany 49.32 42.12
18 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 34.16 39.19
19 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 21.39 38.46
20 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 40.02 38.2
21 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 41.9 36.89
22 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 33.85 36.23
23 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 26.43 34.27
24 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 42.4 34.25
25 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 39.97 33.72
26 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 41.11 33.26
27 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 40.03 32.98
28 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 39.03 32.69
29 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 27.48 32.58
30 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 34.79 32.31
31 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 23.83 31.62
32 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 30.67 31.56
33 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 26.58 30.88
34 Stockholm University, Sweden 27.12 30.71
35 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 29.05 29.26
36 University of Strasbourg, France 27.41 29.12
37 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 26.37 28.76
38 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 31.62 28.23
39 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 16.75 27.14
40 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 33.44 26.77
41 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 26.08 26.74
42 Leiden University, Netherlands 30.94 26.53
43 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 23.65 26.44
44 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 24.26 25.85
45 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 21.28 25.14
46 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 19.25 24.77
47 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 20.22 24.74
48 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 26.86 24.43
49 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 20.75 24.23
50 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 23.35 23.9
51 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 29.93 23.85
52 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 29.86 23.61
53 Lund University (LU), Sweden 29.09 23.45
54 Leipzig University, Germany 26.97 23.43
55 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 29.61 23.2
56 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 24.81 23.15
57 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 22.19 22.98
58 University of Vienna, Austria 27.2 22.94
59 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 11.91 22.04
60 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 17.85 21.88
61 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 19.4 21.09
62 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 27.32 21.05
63 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 20.25 21.01
64 University of Bordeaux, France 19.07 20.95
65 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 27.95 20.75
66 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 17.55 20.56
67 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 21.01 20.15
68 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 23.19 20.12
69 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 22.74 20.06
70 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 16.86 19.9
71 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 24.59 19.86
72 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 22.29 19.81
73 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 22.19 19.34
74 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 19.58 19.04
75 TU Dortmund University, Germany 25.59 18.52
76 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 15.48 18.47
77 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 3.3 18.32
78 University of Konstanz, Germany 25.44 18.28
79 University of Toulouse, France 20.46 17.97
80 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 6.61 17.71
81 University of Stuttgart, Germany 22.49 17.46
82 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 10.18 16.39
83 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 14.8 16.38
84 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 16.31 16.35
85 Aalto University, Finland 10.73 16.1
86 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 12.25 15.78
87 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 18.87 15.61
88 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 16.93 15.56
89 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 18.02 15.25
90 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 16.16 14.92
91 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 20.6 14.91
92 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 12.94 14.72
93 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 22.94 14.61
94 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 11.36 14.46
95 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 12.02 13.85
96 Ulm University, Germany 10.28 13.84
97 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 19.45 13.79
98 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 17.96 13.67
99 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 15.04 13.42
100 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 3.83 13.3

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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