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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 131.25 136.24 611 -2.0%
2 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 74.18 96.83 259 23.2%
3 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 78.24 89.73 545 8.2%
4 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 112.12 89.09 321 -25.0%
5 Leiden University, Netherlands 85.96 76.65 327 -15.8%
6 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 77.50 68.40 465 -16.7%
7 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 66.96 63.37 154 -10.7%
8 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 41.57 52.25 384 18.6%
9 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 51.88 46.60 163 -15.2%
10 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 24.91 36.44 85 38.1%
11 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 31.37 29.58 312 -11.0%
12 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 23.04 25.73 161 5.4%
13 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 16.13 16.65 125 -2.6%
14 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.45 15.81 74 -23.3%
15 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 11.19 12.02 63 1.4%
16 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 8.88 48 N/A
17 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 5.53 7.65 46 30.5%
18 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 4.23 5.33 15 19.0%
19 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 6.14 3.36 11 -48.3%
20 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 2.88 3.22 15 5.5%
21 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 1.54 2.03 13 24.6%
22 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 2.04 1.77 11 -17.8%
23 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 2.62 1.74 11 -37.3%
24 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.20 1.51 22 606.0%
25 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 2.07 1.17 12 -46.8%
26 Deltares, Netherlands 1.27 1.10 9 -18.4%
27 Lumileds Holding B.V., Netherlands 0.99 4 N/A
28 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 3.43 0.95 12 -74.0%
29 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.17 0.94 6 430.1%
30 Merus N.V., Netherlands 0.43 0.88 2 94.0%
31 DENSsolutions B.V., Netherlands 0.07 0.80 4 957.2%
32 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.57 0.79 3 30.1%
33 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 1.53 0.78 2 -51.6%
34 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 0.66 0.77 4 11.0%
35 TI-COAST, Netherlands 0.77 0.75 4 -7.7%
35 Rijksmuseum, Netherlands 0.75 2 N/A
36 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.58 0.72 3 16.2%
37 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.70 2 425.8%
38 ASML, Netherlands 0.07 0.61 3 694.6%
39 Waternet, Netherlands 0.17 0.61 3 244.5%
40 Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands 0.61 2 N/A
41 Symeres, Netherlands 0.59 3 N/A
42 Seaborough Research B.V., Netherlands 0.57 1 N/A
43 The Ocean Cleanup, Netherlands 1.03 0.51 2 -53.7%
44 CNH Industrial N.V., Netherlands 0.50 2 N/A
45 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.51 0.45 17 -15.5%
46 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.44 2 N/A
47 Partners4UrbanWater, Netherlands 0.10 0.43 2 301.1%
48 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.83 0.39 2 -55.7%
49 Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Netherlands 0.75 0.39 3 -51.3%
50 Het Waterlaboratorium, Netherlands 0.38 3 N/A
51 Synvina C.V., Netherlands 0.38 1 N/A
51 SkylineDx B.V, Netherlands 0.38 1 N/A
52 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 1.18 0.36 3 -71.3%
53 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.33 1 655.1%
53 Royal HaskoningDHV, Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
53 Redstack B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
53 Hoekmine B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
54 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 0.38 0.30 1 -24.5%
55 Syngaschem B.V., Netherlands 0.20 0.29 2 37.6%
56 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.06 0.25 1 275.8%
56 Greenpeace, Netherlands 0.56 0.25 1 -58.1%
56 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
56 Biothane Systems International B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
56 BYK Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
57 Royal Netherlands Aerospace Centre (NLR), Netherlands 0.22 1 N/A
57 Centre for Analytical Science Amsterdam (CASA), Netherlands 0.22 1 N/A
58 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.22 6 N/A
59 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 2.07 0.22 7 -90.1%
60 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.50 0.20 1 -62.2%
60 Bio-Prodict BV, Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
61 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.32 0.20 9 -41.4%
62 Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands 0.19 4 N/A
63 Biolegio B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
64 PamGene International B.V., Netherlands 0.17 3 N/A
65 DUNEA, Netherlands 0.25 0.17 1 -37.1%
65 Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTLS), Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
65 InnoSyn B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
65 Cat Drop Foundation, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
66 Keygene N.V., Netherlands 0.16 3 N/A
67 MC Slotervaart, Netherlands 0.16 2 N/A
68 DELMIC B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.16 2 36.1%
69 Océ Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.15 2 N/A
70 The Martini Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 0.15 1 1,468.2%
71 Diakonessenhuis, Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
72 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 1.82 0.15 4 -92.5%
73 Zuyderland Medical Center, Netherlands 0.14 3 N/A
74 Simbeyond B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.14 1 21.3%
74 Interna Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.33 0.14 1 -59.6%
74 FrieslandCampina, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
74 BV Cyclotron VU, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
75 LUMICKS B.V., Netherlands 0.07 0.13 1 65.2%
75 Bioclear Earth B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.13 1 41.6%
75 DEBtox Research, Netherlands 0.25 0.13 1 -52.8%
75 University of Applied Sciences (HAN), Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
75 Knowledge2Brain, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
75 Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
75 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
75 To-BBB technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
76 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
76 BaseClear B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
76 Dunea Water Company, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
76 NanoPhab B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
76 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
77 Vitens Water Company, Netherlands 0.11 2 N/A
78 Dutch Breast Cancer Research Group, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
79 Isala Clinics, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
79 RheaVita NL, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
80 ASM International NV, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 Solenne B.V., Netherlands 0.14 0.09 1 -39.9%
81 Feyecon, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
81 KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
82 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.09 0.08 1 -13.5%
82 European Climate Foundation (ECF), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
82 Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
82 U-Protein Express B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
82 Chrono@Work B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
83 Parnassia The Hague, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
84 Qiagen N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.08 2 -45.9%
85 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.02 0.08 3 217.2%
86 NovioSense B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
87 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 0.07 7 1,603.9%
88 Materials Innovation Institute (M2i), Netherlands 0.06 0.07 1 7.9%
88 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
89 PolyOmica, Netherlands 0.02 0.06 2 175.1%
90 Amarna Therapeutics B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
91 Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital (CWZ), Netherlands 0.06 3 N/A
92 Department of Monuments and Archaeology, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
93 A/gent Consultancy B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
93 Association of Dutch Burn Centres (ADBC), Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
94 ISTEQ B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
95 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.06 7 22.8%
96 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.35 0.05 8 -85.4%
97 DDL Diagnostic Laboratory, Netherlands 0.17 0.05 1 -69.4%
98 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
98 Amphia Hospital, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
99 Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands 0.05 2 N/A
100 Dispoltec BV, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
100 Percuros B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
101 Reade, Netherlands 0.01 0.05 1 594.8%
102 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 0.41 0.05 1 -89.5%
103 SupraPolix B.V., Netherlands 0.20 0.04 1 -80.2%
104 Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC), Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
105 Innatoss Laboratories, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
106 Máxima Medical Center, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
107 MAASTRO Clinic, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
108 GGZ Drenthe, Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
108 Arkin Mental Health Care, Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
109 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.00 0.03 1 4,203.9%
110 Artemis One Health Research Foundation, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
111 ENPICOM BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
112 Core Life Analytics BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
112 2-BBB Medicines BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
113 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.02 0.02 8 3.5%
114 GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
115 Snijder Bioscience B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
116 Virenze Riagg Maastricht, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
117 Synapse B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
118 Kempenhaeghe Expertise Centre for Epileptology and Sleep Medicine, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
119 BIAX Consult, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
120 Psychiatric Center GGZ Centraal, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
120 Delta Psychiatric Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
121 Bionet Natuuronderzoek, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
122 Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
123 European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
124 ServiceXS B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
125 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.05 0.01 2 -89.0%
126 Public Health Service Amsterdam (GGD), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
127 Eichhorn Ecologie, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
127 Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
127 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
128 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.01 0.01 3 -62.6%
129 Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 2 -61.7%
130 Team Loyalty B.V., Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
131 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.01 0.00 3 -80.7%
132 Yulius Mental Health Organisation, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
132 Altrecht, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
133 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.01 0.00 2 -88.3%
134 The Bascule, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
134 Zorg op Orde B.V., Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
135 Panteia, Netherlands 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.