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 Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 18.46 24.84 87 22.8%
2 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 8.15 18.02 41 101.9%
3 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.19 14.75 36 -11.4%
4 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 12.40 13.38 43 -1.4%
5 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 9.31 12.28 41 20.4%
6 University of Potsdam, Germany 7.61 11.96 69 43.6%
7 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 3.56 10.00 38 156.5%
8 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 8.46 9.10 45 -1.8%
9 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 5.49 8.38 32 39.2%
10 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 2.31 7.93 26 213.5%
11 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 8.12 7.14 27 -19.7%
12 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 5.48 6.86 27 14.2%
13 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 6.30 6.04 10 -12.5%
14 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 4.41 6.00 32 24.3%
15 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 4.65 5.48 20 7.5%
16 University of Oldenburg, Germany 4.79 5.18 20 -1.3%
17 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 1.72 4.57 25 141.9%
18 University of Göttingen, Germany 2.09 4.34 22 89.5%
19 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 3.99 4.12 20 -5.8%
20 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 3.72 4.04 18 -0.8%
21 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 4.30 3.60 12 -23.6%
22 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 1.61 3.60 30 104.3%
23 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 1.76 3.31 29 71.9%
24 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 0.84 3.28 18 257.2%
25 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 7.92 2.98 17 -65.7%
26 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.53 2.66 7 360.2%
27 Leipzig University, Germany 2.34 2.29 32 -10.7%
28 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 1.97 2.22 9 3.1%
29 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 5.94 2.19 18 -66.4%
30 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 0.63 2.07 16 199.7%
31 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.36 1.47 25 273.0%
32 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 1.06 1.40 6 20.6%
33 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 2.48 1.37 9 -49.7%
34 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 4.55 1.36 3 -72.7%
35 University of Konstanz, Germany 0.67 1.13 7 53.6%
36 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.21 1.01 4 330.4%
37 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 1.01 2 N/A
38 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
39 University of Stuttgart, Germany 1.01 0.98 7 -11.1%
40 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.67 0.84 2 15.4%
41 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 0.21 0.84 9 267.3%
42 University of Kassel, Germany 0.50 0.77 4 41.0%
43 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.71 1 N/A
44 University of Rostock, Germany 0.07 0.71 7 806.8%
45 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 0.42 0.67 3 47.0%
46 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 2.18 0.62 4 -74.0%
47 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 1.62 0.54 4 -69.5%
48 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.51 3 N/A
49 Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (THI), Germany 0.46 3 N/A
50 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.79 0.42 4 -51.4%
51 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.06 0.41 4 520.2%
52 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.02 0.35 3 1,356.2%
53 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
53 TU Dortmund University, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
53 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
54 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.17 0.25 1 36.9%
55 Ulm University, Germany 0.13 0.24 4 66.6%
56 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.35 0.20 1 -47.4%
57 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
58 Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), Germany 0.16 2 N/A
59 Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES), University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
59 United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
60 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
61 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.15 0.04 1 -75.2%
61 Trier University, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
62 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
63 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
64 HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), Germany 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.