2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 43.60 45.16 203 -3.7%
2 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 22.49 31.15 191 28.8%
3 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 30.14 30.58 193 -5.7%
4 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 28.54 29.43 126 -4.1%
5 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 21.61 24.70 155 6.3%
6 Leiden University, Netherlands 27.60 23.84 163 -19.7%
7 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 23.37 19.54 85 -22.3%
8 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 20.54 18.15 115 -17.9%
9 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 14.31 15.72 117 2.1%
10 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 18.60 15.12 70 -24.4%
11 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 3.90 10.92 39 160.0%
12 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 8.02 44 N/A
13 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 6.57 7.01 54 -0.7%
14 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 4.98 5.43 16 1.3%
15 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 3.16 2.85 23 -16.1%
16 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 1.54 2.03 13 22.7%
17 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.20 1.51 22 595.4%
18 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.83 1.19 3 33.7%
19 Merus N.V., Netherlands 0.43 0.88 2 91.1%
20 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.25 0.78 2 191.6%
21 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.45 2 N/A
22 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.33 0.45 17 28.1%
23 ProQR Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.44 2 N/A
24 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.80 0.39 2 -54.3%
25 SkylineDx B.V, Netherlands 0.38 1 N/A
26 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.48 0.37 4 -27.4%
27 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.33 1 643.7%
27 Hoekmine B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
28 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.28 2 N/A
29 Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands 0.27 1 N/A
30 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.64 0.27 7 -61.5%
31 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.09 0.25 2 145.8%
32 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.03 0.25 1 574.0%
32 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
32 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
33 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.22 6 N/A
34 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.17 0.20 9 9.2%
35 Biolegio B.V., Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
36 PamGene International B.V., Netherlands 0.17 3 N/A
37 Dutch Techcentre for Life Sciences (DTLS), Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
37 Cat Drop Foundation, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
38 Keygene N.V., Netherlands 0.16 3 N/A
39 MC Slotervaart, Netherlands 0.16 2 N/A
40 The Martini Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 0.15 1 1,444.6%
41 Diakonessenhuis, Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
42 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.38 0.14 2 -65.0%
43 Interna Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.33 0.14 1 -60.2%
44 University of Applied Sciences (HAN), Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
44 Knowledge2Brain, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
45 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.67 0.11 4 -84.2%
46 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
46 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
47 Dutch Breast Cancer Research Group, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
48 Isala Clinics, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
49 Symeres, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
49 KNCV Tuberculosis Foundation, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
50 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.09 0.08 1 -14.8%
50 U-Protein Express B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
50 Chrono@Work B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
51 Parnassia The Hague, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
52 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.02 0.08 3 212.4%
53 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 0.07 7 1,578.3%
54 Deltares, Netherlands 0.09 0.07 1 -22.7%
55 Zuyderland Medical Center, Netherlands 0.07 2 N/A
56 Qiagen N.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.07 1 -53.7%
57 PolyOmica, Netherlands 0.02 0.06 2 171.0%
58 Amarna Therapeutics B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
59 Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital (CWZ), Netherlands 0.06 3 N/A
60 Department of Monuments and Archaeology, Municipality of Bergen op Zoom, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
61 Association of Dutch Burn Centres (ADBC), Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
62 Open University of the Netherlands, Netherlands 0.06 2 N/A
63 DDL Diagnostic Laboratory, Netherlands 0.17 0.05 1 -69.9%
64 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
64 Amphia Hospital, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
65 Percuros B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
66 Reade, Netherlands 0.01 0.05 1 584.3%
67 Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN), Netherlands 0.41 0.05 1 -89.6%
68 Netherlands Metabolomics Centre (NMC), Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
69 Innatoss Laboratories, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
70 Máxima Medical Center, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
71 MAASTRO Clinic, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
72 GGZ Drenthe, Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
72 Arkin Mental Health Care, Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
73 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.00 0.03 1 4,139.0%
74 Artemis One Health Research Foundation, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
75 ENPICOM BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
76 Core Life Analytics BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
77 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.02 0.02 8 1.9%
78 GGZ Noord-Holland-Noord, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
79 Snijder Bioscience B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
80 Virenze Riagg Maastricht, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
81 Synapse B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
82 Kempenhaeghe Expertise Centre for Epileptology and Sleep Medicine, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
83 Psychiatric Center GGZ Centraal, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
83 Delta Psychiatric Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
84 Bionet Natuuronderzoek, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
85 Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
86 European Association of Zoos and Aquaria (EAZA), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
87 ServiceXS B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
88 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.05 0.01 2 -89.2%
89 Public Health Service Amsterdam (GGD), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
90 Eichhorn Ecologie, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
90 Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
90 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
91 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.01 0.01 3 -63.1%
92 Health Care Inspectorate (IGZ), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 2 -62.3%
93 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.00 2 N/A
94 Team Loyalty B.V., Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
95 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.01 0.00 3 -81.0%
96 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 3 -73.3%
97 Yulius Mental Health Organisation, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
97 Altrecht, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
98 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.01 0.00 2 -88.5%
99 The Bascule, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
99 Zorg op Orde B.V., Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
100 Panteia, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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