2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Sorbonne University, France 50.77 51.91 539 -3.3%
2 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 35.20 36.29 391 -2.5%
3 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 29.08 20.99 285 -31.8%
4 University of Paris, France 19.43 19.13 300 -6.9%
5 University of Lyon, France 15.59 14.00 215 -15.1%
6 University of Toulouse, France 12.38 12.04 104 -8.1%
7 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 14.31 11.83 212 -21.8%
8 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 14.02 11.50 209 -22.4%
9 University of Strasbourg, France 14.74 11.12 179 -28.7%
10 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 11.41 11.03 100 -8.6%
11 University of Bordeaux, France 9.93 10.72 77 2.1%
12 University of Montpellier, France 8.48 8.92 76 -0.5%
13 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 10.19 8.33 155 -22.7%
14 École Polytechnique, France 8.65 7.81 211 -14.6%
15 ESPCI ParisTech, France 7.14 6.33 56 -16.2%
16 Collège de France, France 6.15 5.76 62 -11.4%
17 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.94 4.67 24 -25.7%
18 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 6.40 4.23 46 -37.5%
19 Paris Observatory, France 4.09 4.22 90 -2.4%
20 University of Lille Nord de France, France 3.53 3.65 25 -2.1%
21 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.67 3.36 139 -13.5%
22 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 2.94 3.21 22 3.5%
23 University of Rennes 1, France 2.21 3.07 34 31.2%
24 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 3.10 2.93 30 -10.6%
25 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.53 2.69 21 0.3%
26 University of Orléans, France 0.21 2.54 25 1,027.7%
27 University of Savoy (USMB), France 4.96 2.47 149 -52.9%
28 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.67 1.91 24 169.7%
29 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.22 1.90 43 -44.2%
30 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.74 1.62 21 -44.0%
31 University of Nantes, France 2.37 1.61 33 -35.6%
32 Le Mans University, France 2.31 1.58 7 -35.2%
33 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 1.91 1.52 12 -24.7%
34 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 2.72 1.49 14 -48.3%
35 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.03 1.47 14 35.3%
36 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 1.40 1.45 12 -1.5%
37 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 2.56 1.40 10 -48.2%
38 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 3.61 1.39 15 -63.6%
39 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.32 1.37 24 -1.8%
40 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 1.38 1.35 16 -7.4%
41 University of Rouen, France 1.46 1.16 8 -24.8%
42 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.53 1.10 23 94.5%
43 SIGMA Clermont, France 1.28 1.01 5 -25.2%
44 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.92 0.99 11 1.6%
45 University of Burgundy, France 1.86 0.85 9 -56.8%
46 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.41 0.82 20 -45.1%
47 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 1.20 0.78 7 -38.5%
48 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 1.44 0.75 9 -50.8%
49 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.77 0.70 76 -14.5%
50 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.47 0.70 8 39.5%
51 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.94 0.68 6 -31.8%
52 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.49 0.68 10 30.3%
53 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.47 0.66 7 31.3%
54 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.36 0.64 9 69.7%
55 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
55 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
55 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
55 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
55 EDHEC Business School, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
55 SKEMA Business School, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
56 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.10 0.59 10 459.4%
57 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.58 0.59 12 -4.6%
58 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 1.82 0.56 10 -70.9%
59 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.63 0.52 3 -69.6%
60 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.18 0.50 4 169.8%
61 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.14 0.43 5 186.8%
62 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.25 0.42 8 61.1%
63 University of Le Havre, France 0.38 0.42 3 3.7%
64 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.03 0.39 3 1,075.3%
65 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.60 0.34 27 -46.1%
66 University of Angers, France 0.93 0.27 2 -72.3%
67 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.33 0.27 1 -24.4%
67 University of Poitiers, France 0.88 0.27 1 -71.2%
68 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.07 0.22 6 177.3%
69 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.02 0.21 3 996.0%
70 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.87 0.21 6 -77.6%
71 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.33 0.16 6 -54.7%
72 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.24 0.14 5 -45.9%
73 AgroParisTech, France 0.07 0.13 7 73.3%
74 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.46 0.13 1 -74.2%
75 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.14 0.12 2 -17.3%
76 École Normale Supérieure de Rennes (ENS Rennes), France 0.11 1 N/A
77 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.25 0.10 8 -63.2%
78 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nîmes (CHU de Nîmes), France 0.08 1 N/A
79 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.04 0.06 1 43.3%
80 Artois University, France 0.06 0.05 2 -20.0%
80 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.06 0.05 2 -20.0%
81 Burgundy School of Business, France 0.08 0.05 1 -38.4%
82 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.02 0.04 1 89.1%
82 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Saint-Etienne (ENISE), France 0.02 0.04 1 89.1%
83 École Nationale d'Ingénieurs de Brest (ENIB), France 0.09 0.04 2 -64.3%
84 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.03 1 N/A
85 HEC Paris, France 0.05 0.03 4 -42.3%
85 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.05 0.03 4 -42.3%
86 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.02 1 N/A
87 Bureau des Longitudes (BdL), France 0.01 1 N/A
88 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.24 0.01 1 -95.3%
89 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.21 0.01 3 -95.2%
90 University of Rennes 2, France 0.02 0.01 2 -64.3%
91 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.19 0.00 1 -98.2%
91 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.19 0.00 1 -98.2%
91 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.19 0.00 1 -98.2%
92 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.11 0.00 1 -97.4%

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.