2019 tables: Institutions

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 Max Planck Society, Germany 747.77 777.43 2,563 -1.9%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 514.09 504.77 2,253 -7.3%
3 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.21 201.51 664 5.0%
4 Leibniz Association, Germany 187.66 199.78 798 0.5%
5 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 132.36 145.73 540 3.9%
6 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 112.55 131.89 327 10.6%
7 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 127.60 128.46 579 -5.0%
8 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 93.58 101.46 456 2.3%
9 University of Göttingen, Germany 105.17 100.82 359 -9.5%
10 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 88.20 96.18 262 2.9%
11 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 118.88 94.56 311 -24.9%
12 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 93.56 93.74 387 -5.4%
13 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 75.92 90.88 329 13.0%
14 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 93.85 90.82 525 -8.7%
15 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 67.98 89.21 282 23.9%
16 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 95.47 85.39 304 -15.6%
17 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 81.75 84.82 418 -2.1%
18 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 90.97 84.08 395 -12.8%
19 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 80.46 75.10 331 -11.9%
20 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 69.50 67.18 530 -8.8%
21 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 62.91 66.74 165 0.1%
22 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 67.17 63.68 167 -10.5%
23 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 54.57 60.80 227 5.1%
24 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 56.11 56.75 176 -4.5%
25 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 45.05 51.87 258 8.7%
26 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 46.06 45.68 133 -6.4%
27 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 30.70 43.66 173 34.2%
28 University of Stuttgart, Germany 40.76 42.60 141 -1.4%
29 Leipzig University, Germany 49.93 39.74 163 -24.9%
30 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 32.90 39.62 130 13.7%
31 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 24.49 38.88 140 49.8%
32 Ulm University, Germany 33.59 38.87 160 9.2%
33 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 38.47 37.33 177 -8.4%
34 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 43.02 37.26 137 -18.3%
35 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 43.81 37.03 96 -20.2%
36 University of Konstanz, Germany 41.20 33.24 87 -23.9%
37 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 23.72 32.19 181 28.1%
38 TU Dortmund University, Germany 41.96 31.72 186 -28.6%
39 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 30.54 31.05 110 -4.0%
40 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 30.45 28.87 117 -10.5%
41 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 17.39 28.47 88 54.5%
42 University of Potsdam, Germany 21.94 24.17 145 4.0%
43 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 29.21 23.49 98 -24.1%
44 University of Oldenburg, Germany 14.50 22.53 65 46.6%
45 Bielefeld University, Germany 18.90 22.30 51 11.4%
46 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 13.95 21.04 121 42.4%
47 University of Siegen, Germany 19.72 20.44 113 -2.2%
48 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 28.64 19.78 63 -34.8%
49 University of Rostock, Germany 12.91 17.78 99 30.0%
50 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 13.39 16.90 51 19.1%
51 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 17.55 15.59 78 -16.2%
52 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 10.26 14.04 104 29.2%
53 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 8.43 12.12 28 35.7%
54 University of Augsburg, Germany 9.22 11.84 45 21.2%
55 University of Greifswald, Germany 9.62 11.69 71 14.7%
56 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 11.46 10.96 46 -9.7%
57 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 10.37 9.86 27 -10.3%
58 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 6.73 9.52 34 33.5%
59 BASF SE, Germany 8.08 8.75 49 2.1%
60 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 5.85 8.35 28 34.8%
61 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 5.77 7.58 21 23.9%
62 University of Lübeck, Germany 5.79 7.48 92 21.9%
63 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 7.74 7.43 21 -9.3%
64 University of Wuppertal, Germany 12.18 6.91 92 -46.4%
65 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 1.42 6.85 10 354.4%
66 University of Kassel, Germany 5.63 6.59 19 10.4%
67 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 8.79 6.37 17 -31.6%
68 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 5.58 5.90 15 -0.3%
69 Bayer AG, Germany 3.61 5.51 41 43.9%
70 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 6.37 5.49 24 -18.8%
71 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 3.70 5.34 17 36.4%
72 German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Germany 2.90 5.14 7 66.9%
73 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 1.35 3.91 37 173.8%
74 Merck KGaA, Germany 3.92 3.84 24 -7.5%
75 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 2.83 3.39 53 13.0%
76 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 2.98 3.17 22 0.2%
77 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 2.95 3.09 17 -1.1%
78 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 2.69 2.88 18 1.2%
79 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.77 2.76 8 -6.2%
80 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 1.12 2.66 7 124.8%
81 University of Hohenheim, Germany 5.83 2.60 13 -58.0%
82 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 2.63 2.45 13 -12.1%
83 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 5.21 2.33 8 -57.7%
84 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 3.92 2.30 18 -44.6%
85 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 4.55 2.12 5 -56.1%
86 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 1.72 2.07 18 13.4%
87 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 1.81 2.07 14 7.6%
88 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.65 2.03 19 195.5%
89 OSRAM AG, Germany 0.54 1.94 6 238.3%
90 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 2.50 1.92 45 -27.6%
91 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 1.24 1.84 69 40.2%
92 Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany 2.02 1.76 20 -17.8%
92 Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern e.V. (PZKL), Germany 2.02 1.76 20 -17.8%
93 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 0.10 1.75 3 1,544.9%
94 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 0.33 1.43 8 304.1%
95 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 1.43 2 N/A
96 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 0.96 1.37 9 33.8%
97 Federal Environment Agency Germany (UBA), Germany 0.25 1.33 5 403.0%
98 DVGW - Water Technology Center (TZW), Germany 1.20 1.31 4 2.5%
99 Siemens AG, Germany 1.06 1.24 19 10.2%
100 Bundeswehr, Germany 0.44 1.21 16 160.3%
101 Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Germany 1.26 1.20 7 -10.3%
102 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 0.73 1.19 25 53.6%
103 Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany 0.76 1.19 9 46.5%
104 Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI), Germany 0.15 1.17 6 658.6%
105 Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB), Germany 0.26 1.13 10 309.4%
106 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 0.44 1.09 2 130.6%
107 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany 2.00 1.05 7 -50.4%
108 Trier University, Germany 1.05 3 N/A
109 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 1.49 1.04 15 -33.9%
110 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 0.61 1.01 6 56.6%
111 German Institute of Rubber Technology (DIK), Germany 1.00 1 N/A
112 Institute for Solar Energy Research GmbH Hameln / Emmerthal (ISFH), Germany 0.50 0.92 1 73.0%
113 Nanoplus Nanosystems and Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.90 2 409.7%
114 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.89 5 N/A
115 Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB), Germany 0.88 1 N/A
116 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.85 0.87 5 -4.1%
117 Georg-Speyer-Haus - Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Germany 1.09 0.85 11 -26.7%
118 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.20 0.80 2 277.5%
118 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.46 0.80 1 64.9%
119 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.80 3 N/A
120 Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany 1.03 0.74 3 -32.4%
121 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 0.71 1 978.7%
122 State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt (LDA-SA), Germany 0.21 0.71 3 220.3%
123 Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), Germany 0.67 1 N/A
124 BioNTech AG, Germany 1.49 0.66 6 -58.1%
125 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.50 0.63 1 18.0%
126 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 1.46 0.60 27 -61.2%
127 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.59 3 1,242.0%
128 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.19 0.59 9 200.4%
129 Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.49 0.59 16 13.2%
130 Monasterium Laboratory Skin and Hair Research Solutions GmbH, Germany 0.59 2 N/A
131 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.12 0.58 3 370.9%
131 Parmenides Foundation, Germany 0.58 3 N/A
132 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 1.97 0.56 1 -73.0%
133 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.21 0.56 10 152.9%
134 Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitationszentrum Bad Krozingen e.V., Germany 0.19 0.54 5 166.6%
135 Abberior Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.64 0.51 2 -24.5%
136 International Amateur Observatory (IAS), Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Agrecol e.V., Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA), Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 GlycoThera GmbH, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
136 Sonneberg Observatory, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
137 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.75 0.50 4 -37.3%
138 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.46 2 N/A
138 Ingolstadt University of Applied Sciences (THI), Germany 0.46 3 N/A
139 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 1.98 0.45 64 -78.7%
140 Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB), Germany 0.44 4 N/A
141 Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys), Germany 0.42 2 N/A
142 Labor Dr. Merk & Kollegen GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
143 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.77 0.39 6 -51.7%
144 Heidelberg Instruments Mikrotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.25 0.39 3 47.9%
145 Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Germany 0.39 1 N/A
146 Chemical and Veterinary Investigation Office Münsterland-Emscher-Lippe (CVUA-MEL), Germany 0.38 1 N/A
147 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.25 0.34 3 25.2%
148 German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Germany 0.33 0.33 2 -5.6%
148 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.63 0.33 1 -49.7%
148 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
148 PNDetector GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
148 nextnano GmbH, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
148 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
149 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.08 0.33 3 301.7%
150 Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), Germany 1.24 0.33 2 -75.2%
151 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.22 0.32 8 41.2%
151 SAP AG, Germany 0.49 0.32 8 -37.4%
152 Frankfurt School of Finance and Management, Germany 0.32 2 N/A
153 Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), Germany 0.04 0.32 4 593.5%
154 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.54 0.32 8 -43.7%
155 Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU), Germany 0.20 0.32 2 50.6%
156 Micromod Partikeltechnologie GmbH, Germany 0.32 2 N/A
157 Global Climate Forum e.V. (GCF), Germany 0.44 0.32 2 -32.1%
158 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.30 2 N/A
158 Association of Chinese Chemists and Chemical Engineers in Germany (GCCCD), Germany 0.30 3 N/A
159 ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.29 1 1,625.9%
159 HYDRO-BIOS Apparatebau GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
159 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Hildesheim/Holzminden/Goettingen (HAWK HHG), Germany 0.29 1 N/A
159 Accurion GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
159 Mast Diagnostica GmbH, Germany 0.29 1 N/A
159 Forschungsinstitut für Anorganische Werkstoffe - Glas/Keramik - GmbH (FGK), Germany 0.29 1 N/A
159 Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt (HLMD), Germany 0.29 2 N/A
160 Allianz SE, Germany 0.00 0.28 2 39,172.7%
161 Coriolis Pharma Research GmbH, Germany 0.28 2 N/A
162 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.28 3 43.8%
163 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.65 0.27 7 -60.9%
164 Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. (HSG), Germany 0.26 1 N/A
165 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.26 2 100.8%
166 NanoAnalytics GmbH, Germany 0.26 2 N/A
167 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.11 0.25 2 112.4%
167 Beiersdorf AG, Germany 0.17 0.25 1 41.6%
167 European School of Management and Technology (ESMT Berlin), Germany 0.17 0.25 1 41.6%
167 University of Passau, Germany 0.50 0.25 1 -52.8%
167 AG der Dillinger Hüttenwerke, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
167 Celltool GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
168 Teaching and Research in Neuroscience for Development (TReND in Africa), Germany 0.24 2 N/A
169 European Virtual Institute for Speciation Analysis (EVISA), Germany 0.24 3 N/A
170 German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), Germany 0.05 0.24 10 385.1%
171 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.22 1 78.3%
171 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
172 Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.22 2 N/A
173 Evotec AG, Germany 0.51 0.21 4 -60.3%
174 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.12 0.21 4 59.4%
175 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.35 0.20 1 -45.6%
175 PCO AG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
175 Stadtentwässerung Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
175 Texplor Exploration and Environmental Technology GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
176 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.10 0.20 2 89.7%
177 PNSensor GmbH, Germany 0.24 0.19 2 -22.5%
178 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.10 0.19 2 81.5%
179 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 2.43 0.19 2 -92.6%
180 Stiftung Mercator, Germany 0.17 0.19 2 1.9%
180 Institute Kurz GmbH, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
181 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 1.04 0.19 7 -83.0%
182 RheinCell Therapeutics GmbH (RCT), Germany 0.18 2 N/A
183 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.59 0.18 11 -70.5%
184 Postnova Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.18 1 -14.2%
184 IONTOF GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
185 Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK), Germany 0.04 0.17 1 293.3%
185 NOXXON Pharma AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Freiburg Umweltschutzamt, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Jobst Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Faserinstitut Bremen e.V. (FIBRE), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 European University of Applied Sciences (EUFH), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 TNG Technology Consulting GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 Ruhrverband, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
185 South Westphalia University of Applied Sciences (FH-SWF), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
186 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.16 2 N/A
187 Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences (HNU), Germany 0.16 2 N/A
188 Laser-Laboratorium Göttingen e.V. (LLG), Germany 0.16 2 N/A
189 InSCREENeX GmbH, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
190 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.16 2 -11.9%
191 Matricel GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
191 Raith GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
191 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.15 1 N/A
192 Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany 0.11 0.15 9 30.6%
193 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.01 0.15 6 2,231.0%
194 Symrise AG, Germany 0.25 0.15 2 -45.1%
195 Bauhaus University, Germany 0.25 0.14 1 -46.1%
195 Dienstleistungszentrum Ländlicher Raum Rheinpfalz (DLR Rheinpfalz), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
195 Metabion International AG, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
196 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.14 0.14 3 -4.5%
197 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.07 0.14 3 98.9%
198 Charles River Discovery Research Services Germany GmbH, Germany 0.14 2 N/A
199 NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 Thüringisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie (TLDA), Germany 0.10 0.13 1 32.1%
200 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.13 1 -37.1%
200 Alexianer St. Hedwig Krankenhaus, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
201 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.16 0.13 2 -22.1%
202 German Bone Marrow Donor Center, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
203 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.08 0.13 1 53.4%
203 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.20 0.13 1 -41.0%
203 Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Germany 0.25 0.13 1 -52.8%
203 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
203 Median Unternehmensgruppe B.V. & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
203 Gesellschaft für Materialprüfung und Geophysik mbH (GMUG), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
203 SciClus GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
204 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.68 0.12 2 -83.1%
205 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.25 0.12 6 -55.1%
206 Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany 0.03 0.12 4 317.1%
207 Cube Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
207 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.12 1 N/A
208 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.54 0.11 2 -80.4%
209 GeneWerk GmbH, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
210 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.68 0.11 2 -84.6%
210 IStLS - Information Services to Life Science, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
210 A.p.f. Aqua System AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
210 Sciloop, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
210 CONARIS Research Institute AG, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
211 Hydra Network, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
212 Monasterium Laboratory, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG), Germany 0.03 0.10 1 183.1%
213 Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology (STMWI), Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -5.6%
213 MTU Aero Engines AG, Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -5.6%
213 Industrieanlagen-Betriebsgesellschaft mbH (IABG), Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -5.6%
213 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.15 0.10 1 -37.1%
213 Multiscale Consulting, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES), University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 German Volcano Museum Lava Dome, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
213 Institute of Biotechnology and Drug Research gGmbH (IBWF), Germany 0.10 1 N/A
214 Hummingbird Diagnostics GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
215 Intellux Berlin GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
216 State Museum of Natural History Karlsruhe (SMNK), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
216 10° E Maritime Consulting, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
216 ChromoTek GmbH, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
216 Emissionskonzepte Motoren UG, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
216 Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
217 Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland" (IAR), Germany 2.19 0.09 2 -96.3%
218 Allwetterzoo Münster, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
218 ImevaX GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
218 Institut für Pathologie Kaufbeuren-Ravensburg, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
218 Ministeriums für Wirtschaft, Wissenschaft und Digitalisierung des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
218 Deutsche Börse Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
218 Patzold, Köbke Engineers GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
219 CESifo Group Munich, Germany 0.03 0.08 2 129.9%
220 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.08 5 139.1%
220 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.08 5 N/A
221 Kerntechnische Entsorgung Karlsruhe GmbH (KTE), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
221 European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Germany 0.08 1 N/A
221 FAccTs GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
221 INFRAFRONTIER GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
222 Medical Genetics Center (MGZ), Germany 0.03 0.07 1 123.7%
223 Diabetes Study Group, Germany 0.12 0.07 3 -42.1%
224 CeGaT GmbH, Germany 0.07 3 N/A
225 Sächsisches Staatsministerium für Energie, Klimaschutz, Umwelt und Landwirtschaft (SMUL), Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 NABU Kreisverb. Heinsberg e.V., Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 Bund für Umwelt und Naturschutz Deutschland e.V. (BUND) - Friends of the Earth Germany, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 Natura Büro für zoologische und botanische Fachgutachten, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 Büro für faunistisch-ökologische Fachgutachten, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 Stadt Lübeck Bereich Archäologie und Denkmalpflege, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 nowcast GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
225 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
226 ScreenSYS GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
227 Kliniken Schmieder, Germany 0.05 0.07 1 32.1%
227 Mroe-Consulting, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
227 HBB Datenkommunikation und Abrechnungssysteme GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
227 Contilia GmbH, Germany 0.07 2 N/A
228 Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art (StMUK), Germany 0.06 2 N/A
229 Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 3 N/A
230 Chemometrix GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.06 1 -29.2%
230 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Germany 0.68 0.06 1 -91.3%
230 DyNAbind GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
230 Bürgermeister-Müller-Museum, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
230 Wessling GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
231 Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science (PANGAEA), Germany 0.06 0.06 2 -6.0%
232 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.02 0.06 1 216.5%
232 Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA), Germany 0.03 0.06 1 75.5%
232 OHB System AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
233 Zellmechanik Dresden GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
234 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.06 0.06 2 -7.3%
235 St. Joseph Krankenhaus, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 Pathologie Ingolstadt, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 University of Hagen, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 German Textile Research Centre North-West e.V. (DTNW), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 NMR Service GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 Kurfürst-Moritz-Schule, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 Software Quality Systems (SQS) Group Limited, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH, Germany 0.17 0.06 5 -68.8%
237 Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany 0.13 0.05 2 -61.7%
238 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.12 0.05 1 -57.4%
238 Steinbeis Foundation, Germany 0.74 0.05 1 -93.3%
238 Endotherm GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
239 Genetikum - Genetische Beratung & Diagnostik, Germany 0.03 0.05 2 58.8%
240 Vanguard Photonics GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
241 Central Clinic Bad Berka, Germany 0.05 2 N/A
242 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.02 0.05 1 202.0%
242 Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
242 Heidelberg Engineering, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
243 Lipidomix GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 75.3%
243 Regensburg University of Applied Sciences (OTH Regensburg), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
243 Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
243 Northwest German Forest Research Institute, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
243 Staatsbetrieb Sachsenforst (SBS), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
244 LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Germany 0.05 2 N/A
245 CAPNETZ Stiftung, Germany 0.01 0.05 3 493.9%
246 Städtisches Klinikum München (StKM), Germany 0.03 0.05 2 52.4%
247 Institute of Clinical Genetics Bonn, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Privatpraxis Dr. Ellwanger, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Ortenau Klinikum Lahr-Ettenheim, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Lungenfachklinik Immenhausen, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Numerus Ltd., Germany 0.05 1 N/A
248 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.07 0.04 5 -35.6%
249 Natural History Museum Bielefeld, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
249 Urweltmuseum Hauff, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
250 Praxis am Ebertplatz, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
251 Foundation of the Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Germany 0.06 0.04 2 -36.0%
252 OsteoARC, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
252 Polymer Libraries GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
253 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.04 0.04 2 -9.5%
254 Evangelisches Krankenhaus Königin Elisabeth Herzberge GmbH (KEH), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
255 Swabian Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.04 1 45.2%
256 German Soil Science Society (DBG), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
257 ScienceCampus Halle (SCH), Germany 0.11 0.04 1 -68.5%
257 Stuttgart Regional Council, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
257 Neanderthal Museum, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
258 Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LFL), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
259 IFM Therapeutics, LLC, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
260 Apceth Biopharma GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
261 Freiberg Instruments GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.03 1 6.2%
261 Praxis für Humangenetik Tübingen, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
261 Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
262 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.00 0.03 1 4,203.9%
262 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.24 0.03 1 -87.7%
263 X-Spectrum GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 Praxis Hohenstaufenring, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 Vossius Partner, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 OmicScouts GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 Klinikum Bielefeld Mitte, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 Center for Human Genetics and Laboratory Diagnostics (AHC) Martinsried, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
264 District Hospital Reutlingen, Germany 0.09 0.03 1 -70.0%
264 Hilti Entwicklungsgesellschaft mbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
264 MVZ ADTC Siegburg GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
265 Sozialstiftung Bamberg, Germany 0.04 0.03 4 -23.6%
266 Kinderzentrum München gemeinntzige GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
267 K-Metics GmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
268 Heilpädagogisch Therapeutisches Zentrum gGmbH (HTZ), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
268 LWL-Museum of Natural History, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
268 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
269 Biosphere Reserve Vessertal-Thuringian Forest, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
269 Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
270 Saarland Cancer Registry, Germany 0.10 0.03 5 -76.7%
271 GFO Kliniken Troisdorf, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
271 Klinikum Dortmund gGmbH, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
272 Bayreuth Medical Center (BMC), Germany 0.04 0.03 3 -32.8%
273 MVZ Dr. Staber and Kollegen, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
274 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Forschungsanstalt für Waldökologie und Forstwirtschaft, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Landesforst Mecklenburg‑Vorpommern (AöR), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Landesamt für Natur Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Bavarian State Institute for Forests and Forestry (LWF), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
275 Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
276 German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), Germany 0.05 0.02 1 -59.4%
277 Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF), Germany 0.00 0.02 2 1,623.7%
278 Boehringer Ingelheim Foundations, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
278 Diamond Materials GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
279 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.03 0.02 2 -35.8%
280 Fachklinik Hornheid, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
281 Praxis für Humangenetik Erfurt, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
282 XL-protein GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
283 Mannheim Oncology Practice, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
284 Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin - VBIO e.V., Germany 0.04 0.02 4 -52.4%
285 European Rhabdoid Registry (EU-RHAB), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
285 Städtisches Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
286 Tierzuchtforschung e.V. München, Germany 0.13 0.02 1 -86.8%
286 Coparion GmbH Co. KG, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
287 Agency for Population Ecology and Nature Conservancy, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
288 Rummelsberg Hospital, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
288 Dynamit Nobel GmbH Explosivstoff- und Systemtechnik (DNES), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
289 ProQinase GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
290 ANavS GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
291 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.02 0.01 15 -16.6%
292 Waldkrankenhaus Rudolf Elle, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
293 Vivantes Network for Health GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.01 2 -3.7%
294 CellTrend GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
295 GBG Forschungs GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.01 3 -28.8%
296 SICK AG, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
297 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.01 2 -92.5%
297 VITROCELL Systems GmbH, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
297 Decodon GmbH, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
298 Diakonie Kork, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
299 Black Forest National Park, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
300 anthropol - Anthropologieservice, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
301 MVZ für Molekulardiagnostik, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
302 Institut für Friedensforschung und Sicherheitspolitik (IFSH), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
302 Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut gemeinnützige GmbH (HWWI), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
302 HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
302 Regionale Kliniken Holding RKH GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
302 Cnopf'sche Kinderklinik, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
303 General Directorate for Cultural Heritage Rhineland-Palatinate (GDKE), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
304 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.04 0.01 3 -85.1%
305 Epilepsy Center Kleinwachau, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
306 Thomas RECORDING GmbH (TREC), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
306 Rapp OptoElectronic GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
307 Atrial Fibrillation NETwork (AFNET), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
308 German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
309 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
310 Klinikum Kassel GmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
311 Klinikum Mittelbaden gGmbH, Germany 0.00 0.00 1 -29.4%
311 Johanniter GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.00 1 -82.3%
312 Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel gGmbH (EvKB), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
313 Medical Park Chiemseeblick in Bernau-Felden, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
313 Vitos Hospital Herborn, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
314 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.25 0.00 3 -99.3%
315 Schmerzklinik Kiel, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
316 LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
317 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.18 0.00 1 -99.5%
318 SRH University Heidelberg, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
319 Transparency International e.V. (TI), Germany 0.00 1 N/A

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