2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Sorbonne University, France 1.94 1.69 31 -18.9%
2 University of Paris, France 2.02 1.65 29 -23.8%
3 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.11 1.59 22 33.5%
4 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.05 1.28 18 13.4%
5 University of Toulouse, France 0.49 1.20 26 130.3%
6 University of Lyon, France 0.86 1.01 12 9.2%
7 Collège de France, France 0.38 0.82 9 101.5%
8 University of Strasbourg, France 0.60 0.73 11 14.7%
9 University of Montpellier, France 1.32 0.67 19 -52.8%
10 University of Bordeaux, France 0.82 0.59 12 -32.7%
11 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 0.36 0.54 15 38.9%
12 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.27 0.39 10 36.5%
13 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.22 0.36 3 49.0%
14 École Polytechnique, France 0.01 0.30 7 2,117.3%
15 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.60 0.29 5 -55.3%
16 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.27 1 N/A
17 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.03 0.27 11 657.7%
18 Paris Observatory, France 0.12 0.25 9 94.1%
19 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.22 0.23 6 -3.1%
20 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.15 1 N/A
21 AgroParisTech, France 0.42 0.13 4 -70.1%
22 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.37 0.13 4 -66.5%
23 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.57 0.13 3 -78.4%
24 University of Nantes, France 0.00 0.12 3 3,671.0%
25 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.30 0.12 5 -62.5%
26 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 0.66 0.12 9 -83.3%
27 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.11 1 N/A
28 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.02 0.11 2 395.3%
29 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.00 0.10 3 2,975.8%
30 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.09 2 N/A
31 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.08 1 N/A
32 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.08 2 N/A
32 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.08 2 N/A
33 University of Rennes 1, France 0.09 0.08 4 -16.7%
34 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.03 0.08 2 161.0%
35 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.00 0.07 3 3,119.2%
36 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.09 0.06 6 -33.7%
37 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.04 0.06 6 71.0%
38 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.00 0.06 3 8,397.0%
39 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.04 0.06 2 53.8%
40 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.01 0.06 3 320.8%
41 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.01 0.05 3 557.0%
42 University of Angers, France 0.05 1 N/A
43 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
43 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
43 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
43 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
43 EDHEC Business School, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
43 SKEMA Business School, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
44 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.08 0.04 3 -48.9%
45 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.04 2 N/A
46 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.01 0.04 1 222.6%
47 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.00 0.03 3 2,045.7%
48 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.06 0.03 1 -48.9%
49 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 0.03 2 4,250.3%
50 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.00 0.03 2 1,858.0%
51 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.03 1 N/A
52 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.01 0.03 4 214.7%
53 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.02 2 N/A
53 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.02 2 N/A
54 University of Burgundy, France 0.02 3 N/A
55 IÉSEG School of Management, France 0.02 1 N/A
56 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.00 0.02 1 1,997.2%
56 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.00 0.02 1 1,997.2%
57 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.02 0.02 4 -14.6%
58 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
58 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
59 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.02 2 N/A
60 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.01 0.01 1 19.8%
61 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.13 0.01 3 -91.0%
62 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.00 0.01 1 1,301.6%
62 KEDGE Business School (KEDGE BS), France 0.01 1 N/A
63 University of Avignon, France 0.01 1 N/A
64 University of Orléans, France 0.04 0.01 1 -78.2%
65 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.01 1 N/A
66 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.01 1 N/A
67 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.03 0.00 1 -91.5%
68 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.01 0.00 1 -89.8%
68 HEC Paris, France 0.00 1 N/A
68 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.00 1 N/A
68 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.00 1 N/A
69 University of Rouen, France 0.07 0.00 1 -99.6%

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.