2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 241.30 243.61 1,133 -5.1%
2 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 29.29 35.51 195 14.0%
3 University of Strasbourg, France 27.26 29.70 150 2.4%
4 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 22.40 23.96 133 0.6%
5 Sorbonne University, France 22.98 20.44 147 -16.3%
6 University of Bordeaux, France 16.76 18.68 95 4.8%
7 University of Toulouse, France 20.46 18.45 110 -15.2%
8 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 16.31 16.50 165 -4.9%
9 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 12.79 14.54 86 6.9%
10 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 22.59 14.42 116 -40.0%
11 University of Lyon, France 14.04 13.24 80 -11.3%
12 University of Montpellier, France 13.40 13.11 95 -8.0%
13 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 11.27 12.24 75 2.2%
14 University of Paris, France 11.93 10.15 66 -20.0%
15 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 11.44 9.99 60 -17.9%
16 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 10.91 9.00 114 -22.5%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 8.74 8.38 75 -9.9%
18 University of Nantes, France 5.23 7.59 48 36.6%
19 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 4.91 7.51 40 43.9%
20 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 6.65 6.44 60 -9.0%
21 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.67 6.43 36 29.5%
22 ESPCI ParisTech, France 3.47 6.06 38 64.3%
23 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 3.52 5.96 44 58.9%
24 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 5.67 5.93 63 -1.8%
25 University of Lorraine (UL), France 3.15 5.85 30 74.4%
26 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 5.41 5.10 68 -11.3%
27 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.60 4.69 33 22.6%
28 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 5.58 4.55 68 -23.4%
29 École Polytechnique, France 4.37 4.20 39 -9.6%
30 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 6.05 3.72 37 -42.1%
31 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 3.85 3.61 43 -11.8%
32 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 5.42 3.59 42 -37.7%
33 Sanofi, France 1.81 3.29 5 70.5%
34 Pasteur Institute, France 2.94 3.28 16 4.8%
35 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 1.84 2.94 28 50.6%
36 University of Orléans, France 2.28 2.94 27 21.4%
37 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 4.18 2.87 20 -35.3%
38 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.02 2.69 16 148.8%
39 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.63 2.52 15 45.5%
40 University of Rouen, France 3.80 2.37 15 -41.5%
41 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 1.10 2.35 22 100.7%
42 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 1.71 2.03 21 11.5%
43 University of Burgundy, France 1.64 2.00 8 14.6%
44 Thales S.A., France 1.23 1.90 16 44.9%
45 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 2.01 1.87 34 -12.8%
46 Collège de France, France 3.84 1.80 26 -56.0%
47 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 1.62 1.78 15 3.0%
48 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 4.18 1.68 17 -62.2%
49 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.10 1.59 22 -29.0%
50 SIGMA Clermont, France 1.07 1.56 10 36.9%
51 University Clermont Auvergne, France 1.40 1.48 11 -0.5%
52 Pierre Fabre SA, France 0.20 1.43 7 570.3%
53 Le Mans University, France 0.85 1.39 11 53.6%
54 University of Angers, France 1.90 1.38 10 -31.7%
55 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.56 1.32 11 -20.1%
56 Curie Institute, France 1.14 1.22 7 0.8%
57 AgroParisTech, France 0.99 1.18 10 12.2%
58 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.43 1.17 9 158.8%
59 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.55 1.09 6 88.7%
60 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.39 1.09 18 -26.1%
61 Artois University, France 0.90 1.03 13 7.8%
62 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.89 0.99 11 4.6%
63 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.38 0.95 11 132.2%
64 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.69 0.88 7 -51.2%
65 Total S.A., France 1.44 0.83 5 -46.2%
66 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.07 0.82 5 1,071.4%
67 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.82 0.82 12 -6.5%
68 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 2.71 0.81 11 -71.9%
69 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 0.08 0.79 5 848.9%
70 Arkema S.A., France 1.26 0.78 3 -41.9%
71 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.45 0.75 7 57.2%
72 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.50 0.75 6 41.0%
73 University of Poitiers, France 1.92 0.71 2 -64.9%
74 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.26 0.65 3 134.0%
75 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.34 0.61 6 67.8%
76 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 1.35 0.59 6 -59.1%
77 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 1.72 0.56 4 -69.4%
78 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.97 0.56 28 -46.0%
79 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 0.08 0.55 2 517.8%
80 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 1.71 0.54 4 -70.2%
81 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.33 0.50 6 42.4%
82 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.51 0.45 5 -16.2%
83 AlyXan, France 0.44 1 N/A
84 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 0.43 2 N/A
85 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.07 0.43 3 500.7%
86 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.30 0.42 8 32.3%
87 Guerbet, France 0.10 0.42 2 297.0%
88 CASC4DE, France 0.38 0.42 2 2.8%
89 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.05 0.41 2 753.2%
90 University of Le Havre, France 0.70 0.41 7 -45.1%
91 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 0.29 0.41 6 30.6%
92 Deinobiotics SAS, France 0.40 1 N/A
93 Picometrics Technologies SAS, France 0.39 1 N/A
94 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 CHU Nice, France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 EDHEC Business School, France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
94 SKEMA Business School, France 0.10 0.39 22 272.6%
95 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.87 0.38 8 -59.6%
96 Synth-Innove Laboratories, France 0.38 1 N/A
97 The Michelin Group, France 0.37 1 N/A
98 National Infrastructure of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB), France 0.34 2 N/A
99 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.31 0.34 3 -75.8%
100 Aryballe Technologies, France 0.33 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.