2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 University of Paris, France 17.32 18.24 125 -3.9%
2 Sorbonne University, France 11.40 11.68 167 -6.4%
3 University of Toulouse, France 5.01 9.10 118 65.8%
4 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 4.69 7.21 95 40.4%
5 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.59 7.04 94 -15.3%
6 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 6.31 7.00 74 1.3%
7 University of Lyon, France 5.59 6.19 58 1.1%
8 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.98 5.77 47 -12.0%
9 Gustave Eiffel University, France 7.58 5.14 59 -38.1%
10 University of Strasbourg, France 5.05 4.86 27 -12.1%
11 University of Montpellier, France 4.01 3.96 56 -9.9%
12 University of Savoy (USMB), France 5.47 3.93 60 -34.5%
13 University Clermont Auvergne, France 4.14 3.75 30 -17.4%
14 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 3.20 3.56 41 1.4%
15 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.40 2.98 42 93.7%
16 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 2.63 2.77 28 -3.9%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 3.81 2.69 20 -35.5%
18 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.21 2.46 34 1.4%
19 University of Lille Nord de France, France 2.30 2.34 22 -7.1%
20 University of Orléans, France 1.98 2.29 21 5.5%
21 École Polytechnique, France 1.68 2.23 57 21.4%
22 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 2.28 2.20 49 -11.7%
23 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.82 2.20 19 -28.8%
24 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 1.21 2.20 38 65.7%
25 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.17 2.13 9 1,063.8%
26 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.52 1.96 34 17.1%
27 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.88 1.93 12 99.8%
28 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.48 1.84 31 13.9%
29 Collège de France, France 1.81 1.72 30 -13.1%
30 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.11 1.71 39 -49.7%
31 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 2.30 1.37 24 -45.8%
32 University of Poitiers, France 0.57 1.24 5 100.2%
33 AgroParisTech, France 0.64 1.06 11 50.0%
34 University of Nantes, France 0.68 1.02 20 37.6%
35 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.64 0.94 9 -47.6%
36 University of Bordeaux, France 2.18 0.93 15 -61.1%
37 University of Angers, France 0.56 0.81 17 32.9%
38 Paris Observatory, France 0.82 0.76 31 -15.7%
39 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.68 0.75 9 1.1%
40 CY Cergy Paris University, France 2.65 0.74 14 -74.7%
41 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.34 0.70 12 87.3%
42 University of La Rochelle, France 0.47 0.68 10 32.7%
43 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.34 0.61 5 65.1%
44 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.13 0.53 4 289.0%
45 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.41 5 N/A
46 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.34 0.41 6 10.0%
47 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.06 0.40 8 537.8%
48 University of Rouen, France 0.03 0.39 3 1,022.4%
49 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.10 0.38 3 236.6%
50 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.38 1 N/A
51 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.46 0.34 4 -32.8%
52 Naval School, France 0.33 1 N/A
53 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.50 0.33 3 -40.1%
54 University of Burgundy, France 0.32 0.32 10 -7.2%
55 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.57 0.31 2 -50.0%
56 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.19 0.26 7 22.4%
57 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.04 0.24 2 424.8%
58 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.35 0.21 2 -44.6%
59 University of Le Havre, France 0.01 0.21 1 1,850.2%
60 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.42 0.21 2 -55.2%
61 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.20 3 N/A
62 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.24 0.18 2 -31.9%
63 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
63 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
63 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
63 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
63 EDHEC Business School, France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
63 SKEMA Business School, France 0.17 0.17 22 -7.2%
64 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.37 0.15 4 -62.8%
65 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.15 3 N/A
66 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.23 0.15 3 -40.3%
67 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.04 0.13 1 185.2%
68 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.22 0.12 6 -50.7%
69 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.04 0.11 2 154.3%
70 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.10 1 N/A
71 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.04 0.08 1 91.7%
71 École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne), France 0.08 1 N/A
71 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.08 1 N/A
71 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.08 1 N/A
72 University of Rennes 2, France 0.30 0.08 4 -75.6%
73 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.21 0.08 2 -65.2%
74 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.95 0.08 4 -92.8%
75 Le Mans University, France 0.05 0.07 1 34.8%
76 École Centrale de Lyon (ECL), France 0.06 1 N/A
77 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.02 0.05 4 173.0%
78 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.05 2 N/A
79 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.01 0.05 1 324.0%
80 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.04 1 N/A
81 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.07 0.04 1 -45.2%
81 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.07 0.04 1 -45.2%
82 École Nationale Supérieure de Formation de l’Enseignement Agricole (ENSFEA), France 0.04 1 N/A
83 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.06 0.04 2 -42.2%
84 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.51 0.03 3 -94.0%
85 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.03 1 N/A
86 Bureau des Longitudes (BdL), France 0.02 2 N/A
87 IÉSEG School of Management, France 0.08 0.02 1 -75.7%
88 University of Avignon, France 0.66 0.02 2 -97.1%
89 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.02 3 N/A
90 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.17 0.01 1 -93.8%
90 Audencia Nantes School of Management, France 0.01 1 N/A
90 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.01 1 N/A
91 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.24 0.01 1 -96.0%
91 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.24 0.01 1 -96.0%
91 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.24 0.01 1 -96.0%
91 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.25 0.01 1 -96.2%
92 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.17 0.00 1 -97.8%
92 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 1 N/A
92 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 1 N/A
92 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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