2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

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# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 12.46 12.38 147 -7.4%
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 2.46 2.34 33 -11.2%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 2.60 1.98 29 -29.1%
4 Sorbonne University, France 1.94 1.69 31 -18.9%
5 University of Paris, France 2.02 1.65 29 -23.8%
6 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.11 1.59 22 33.5%
7 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.05 1.28 18 13.4%
8 University of Toulouse, France 0.49 1.20 26 130.3%
9 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 1.22 1.20 23 -8.3%
10 Pasteur Institute, France 3.02 1.10 15 -66.1%
11 University of Lyon, France 0.86 1.01 12 9.2%
12 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 0.55 0.83 33 39.2%
13 Collège de France, France 0.38 0.82 9 101.5%
14 University of Strasbourg, France 0.60 0.73 11 14.7%
15 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 1.25 0.73 5 -45.3%
16 University of Montpellier, France 1.32 0.67 19 -52.8%
17 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 0.26 0.61 7 113.4%
18 University of Bordeaux, France 0.82 0.59 12 -32.7%
19 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 0.36 0.54 15 38.9%
20 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.12 0.52 5 286.8%
21 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.44 0.40 12 -16.7%
22 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.27 0.39 10 36.5%
23 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.07 0.38 15 396.0%
24 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.38 2 N/A
25 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.22 0.36 3 49.0%
26 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 0.30 2 N/A
27 École Polytechnique, France 0.01 0.30 7 2,117.3%
28 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.60 0.29 5 -55.3%
29 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.27 1 N/A
30 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.03 0.27 11 657.7%
31 Curie Institute, France 0.33 0.26 4 -27.8%
32 Paris Observatory, France 0.12 0.25 9 94.1%
33 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 0.16 0.24 14 42.4%
34 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.22 0.23 6 -3.1%
35 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.04 0.22 5 408.7%
36 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.04 0.16 2 243.3%
37 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.15 1 N/A
38 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.00 0.14 5 57,247.7%
39 Thales S.A., France 0.25 0.14 2 -47.7%
40 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 0.18 0.14 9 -30.2%
41 AgroParisTech, France 0.42 0.13 4 -70.1%
42 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.37 0.13 4 -66.5%
43 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.57 0.13 3 -78.4%
44 European Space Agency (ESA), France 0.31 0.13 2 -60.5%
45 University of Nantes, France 0.00 0.12 3 3,671.0%
46 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.30 0.12 5 -62.5%
47 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 0.66 0.12 9 -83.3%
48 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.11 1 N/A
49 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.02 0.11 2 395.3%
50 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.00 0.10 3 2,975.8%
51 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.09 2 N/A
52 Theranyx Sarl, France 0.08 1 N/A
52 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.08 1 N/A
53 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.08 2 N/A
53 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.08 2 N/A
54 National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), France 0.01 0.08 6 885.7%
55 University of Rennes 1, France 0.09 0.08 4 -16.7%
56 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.03 0.08 2 161.0%
57 Zoo de Lyon, France 0.08 1 N/A
58 Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL), France 0.07 1 N/A
59 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 0.11 0.07 3 -37.7%
60 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.00 0.07 3 3,119.2%
61 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.09 0.06 6 -33.7%
62 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.04 0.06 6 71.0%
63 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.00 0.06 3 8,397.0%
64 Sanofi, France 0.93 0.06 1 -93.8%
64 Centre Georges-François Leclerc (CGFL), France 0.06 1 N/A
65 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.04 0.06 2 53.8%
66 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.01 0.06 3 481.3%
67 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.01 0.06 3 320.8%
68 The Fondation ARC, France 0.06 1 N/A
69 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.01 0.05 3 557.0%
70 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 0.13 0.05 1 -64.2%
71 University of Angers, France 0.05 1 N/A
72 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 CHU Nice, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 EDHEC Business School, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
72 SKEMA Business School, France 0.03 0.05 8 45.4%
73 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.08 0.04 3 -48.9%
74 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.04 2 N/A
75 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.01 0.04 1 222.6%
76 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 0.04 1 N/A
77 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 0.11 0.04 1 -68.1%
78 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.00 0.03 3 2,045.7%
79 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.06 0.03 1 -48.9%
80 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 0.03 2 4,250.3%
81 French National Railway Company (SNCF), France 0.03 1 N/A
82 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.00 0.03 2 1,858.0%
83 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.03 1 N/A
83 CHU Limoges, France 0.03 1 N/A
84 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 0.03 1 N/A
85 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.01 0.03 4 214.7%
86 National Forest Office (ONF), France 0.02 1 N/A
87 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.02 2 N/A
87 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.02 2 N/A
88 University of Burgundy, France 0.02 3 N/A
89 IÉSEG School of Management, France 0.02 1 N/A
90 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.00 0.02 1 1,997.2%
90 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.00 0.02 1 1,997.2%
91 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.02 0.02 4 -14.6%
92 Institut de Paléontologie Humaine (IPH), France 0.04 0.02 1 -51.4%
93 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 Fondation Pierre-Gilles de Gennes pour la Recherche (FPGG), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 Institut Louis-Bachelier, France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
93 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.00 0.02 1 2,202.6%
94 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.02 2 N/A
95 Natural History Museum of La Rochelle, France 0.02 1 N/A
96 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.01 0.01 1 19.8%
97 GHU Paris Psychiatry and Neurosciences, France 0.01 1 N/A
98 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.13 0.01 3 -91.0%
99 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.00 0.01 1 1,301.6%
99 KEDGE Business School (KEDGE BS), France 0.01 1 N/A
100 University of Avignon, France 0.01 1 N/A
100 Control of Artificial Movement and Intuitive Neuroprosthesis (CAMIN), France 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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