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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 133.06 129.66 252 -8.4%
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 91.85 102.90 195 5.3%
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 34.16 39.18 97 7.8%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 30.67 32.56 71 -0.2%
5 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 31.73 29.20 101 -13.5%
6 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 19.39 15.79 64 -23.4%
7 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 16.28 15.16 32 -12.4%
8 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 11.36 14.46 27 19.6%
9 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 9.33 14.42 40 45.2%
10 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 15.94 12.61 28 -25.7%
11 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 11.74 6.74 27 -46.0%
12 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 2.35 3.61 15 44.3%
13 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 2.72 1.44 3 -50.1%
14 University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland 1.53 1.21 5 -25.8%
15 Centre Suisse d'Electronique et Microtechnique SA (CSEM SA), Switzerland 0.10 1.09 3 929.4%
16 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.33 1.02 4 186.1%
17 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 0.32 1.00 1 192.5%
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 0.02 0.61 3 2,790.6%
19 ABB Ltd., Switzerland 0.46 0.56 2 16.1%
20 Idorsia Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Switzerland 1.00 0.56 2 -47.7%
21 IRsweep GmbH, Switzerland 0.50 1 N/A
22 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 0.77 0.46 6 -44.3%
23 Spectroswiss Sarl, Switzerland 0.58 0.38 2 -39.6%
24 XiMo AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
25 Valais Hospital, Switzerland 0.27 2 N/A
26 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.45 0.25 1 -47.8%
27 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.02 0.25 5 1,222.1%
28 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 0.45 0.21 2 -55.4%
29 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 0.16 3 N/A
30 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 1.00 0.14 1 -86.6%
30 Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi), Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
30 SpiroChem AG, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
30 Transfusion Interrégionale CRS SA, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
30 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
30 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.14 1 N/A
31 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 1.74 0.13 1 -93.2%
31 SWISSto12 SA, Switzerland 0.13 1 N/A
32 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 1.13 0.12 1 -90.4%
33 Crystallise! AG, Switzerland 0.11 1 N/A
34 Dectris Ltd., Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
34 BestMile SA, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
35 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 0.33 0.08 2 -78.4%
36 Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL), Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
37 Micropat SA, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
37 Skope Magnetic Resonance Technologies AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
38 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland 0.04 0.06 1 25.4%
38 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
38 Dualsystems Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.06 1 N/A
39 Federal Food Safety and Veterinary Office (FSVO), Switzerland 0.04 1 N/A
40 Competence Center for Underwater Archaeology and Dendrochronology, STEZ, Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
41 University of St. Gallen (UNISG), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A
42 Archaeological Service Kanton Thurgau (AATG), Switzerland 0.01 1 N/A

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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.