2019 tables: Institutions - life 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 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 72.10 61.98 268 -20.1%
2 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 33.49 49.95 201 38.7%
3 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 58.41 49.87 235 -20.6%
4 University of Göttingen, Germany 24.15 38.87 144 49.6%
5 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 44.83 37.39 145 -22.5%
6 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 31.70 32.48 202 -4.7%
7 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 25.28 31.56 124 16.1%
8 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 25.30 29.36 280 7.9%
9 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 31.05 27.56 113 -17.5%
10 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 29.67 26.94 276 -15.6%
11 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 26.65 25.94 109 -9.5%
12 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 19.83 25.30 100 18.6%
13 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 18.50 23.74 131 19.3%
14 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 15.89 23.74 80 38.9%
15 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 20.26 22.08 127 1.3%
16 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 30.74 20.85 106 -36.9%
17 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 12.60 20.68 87 52.6%
18 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 17.23 19.35 89 4.4%
19 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 7.41 15.97 49 100.3%
20 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 17.30 14.60 70 -21.5%
21 Ulm University, Germany 8.07 14.02 66 61.5%
22 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 11.81 13.69 93 7.8%
23 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 17.10 13.55 62 -26.4%
24 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 10.48 11.78 76 4.5%
25 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 8.63 11.25 55 21.2%
26 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 8.40 10.28 80 13.8%
27 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 6.33 8.84 42 29.8%
28 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 5.96 8.52 66 32.8%
29 University of Konstanz, Germany 3.64 8.45 34 115.5%
30 Leipzig University, Germany 12.65 8.05 86 -40.8%
31 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 6.91 7.74 19 4.1%
32 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 5.73 7.12 59 15.5%
33 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 3.70 7.07 44 77.8%
34 University of Greifswald, Germany 5.10 6.70 51 22.1%
35 University of Lübeck, Germany 5.39 6.70 88 15.6%
36 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 6.18 6.20 34 -6.8%
37 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 1.13 5.79 16 374.4%
38 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 4.52 5.49 15 12.9%
39 Bielefeld University, Germany 3.54 5.37 15 40.9%
40 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 1.54 5.05 25 205.0%
41 University of Potsdam, Germany 4.51 4.78 42 -1.4%
42 University of Oldenburg, Germany 3.86 4.51 16 8.6%
43 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 3.58 3.95 17 2.3%
44 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 4.62 3.89 18 -21.6%
45 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 3.46 3.86 19 3.6%
46 University of Stuttgart, Germany 3.10 3.67 11 9.9%
47 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 2.82 3.11 20 2.4%
48 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 3.34 2.96 15 -17.7%
49 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 1.40 2.78 6 84.1%
50 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 2.26 2.69 11 10.9%
51 University of Hohenheim, Germany 5.08 2.25 11 -58.9%
52 University of Kassel, Germany 0.35 1.64 4 336.0%
53 University of Rostock, Germany 1.72 1.12 15 -39.2%
54 Trier University, Germany 1.00 2 N/A
55 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 0.13 0.81 2 496.1%
56 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.71 0.54 4 -30.2%
57 TU Dortmund University, Germany 1.75 0.38 4 -79.7%
58 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
58 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
59 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany 0.32 2 N/A
60 European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), Germany 0.17 0.25 1 39.4%
60 University of Passau, Germany 0.50 0.25 1 -53.5%
61 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.10 0.20 2 86.8%
62 European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
62 Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
63 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.07 0.14 3 95.9%
64 Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
65 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.07 0.08 2 9.8%
66 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
67 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.02 0.06 1 211.7%
68 University of Hagen, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
69 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.12 0.05 1 -58.0%
70 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.04 0.04 2 -10.9%
71 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
72 Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
73 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
74 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
75 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
76 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.03 0.02 2 -36.7%
77 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
77 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
78 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 0.00 2 N/A
79 SRH University Heidelberg, Germany 0.00 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.