2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Max Planck Society, Germany 36.07 33.15 142 -14.3%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 15.14 13.28 83 -18.2%
3 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 2.80 6.52 29 117.2%
4 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 3.83 5.98 22 45.6%
5 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 1.42 5.80 28 279.6%
6 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 5.57 5.05 26 -15.6%
7 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 0.76 4.50 15 452.6%
8 Leibniz Association, Germany 4.12 3.92 36 -11.3%
9 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 2.21 3.88 19 63.8%
10 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.48 2.62 13 64.9%
11 University of Konstanz, Germany 1.65 1.89 5 6.9%
12 University of Göttingen, Germany 1.88 1.82 16 -9.9%
13 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 2.52 1.72 11 -36.2%
14 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 0.14 1.60 6 989.1%
15 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 1.84 1.52 23 -23.1%
16 Ulm University, Germany 1.11 1.41 10 18.6%
17 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 0.44 1.28 14 169.6%
18 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.45 1.25 7 158.3%
19 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 0.32 1.22 13 260.7%
20 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.23 1.21 14 -7.9%
21 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.79 1.17 10 -60.7%
22 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.06 1.13 11 1,712.1%
23 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 0.81 1.04 13 20.0%
24 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 0.09 1.02 2 981.7%
25 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 0.11 1.01 11 765.6%
26 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 1.08 0.96 11 -17.1%
27 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 0.93 0.92 3 -7.9%
28 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 0.33 0.79 10 121.4%
29 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 1.97 0.76 13 -64.1%
30 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 1.64 0.72 22 -58.8%
31 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.80 0.66 6 -23.5%
32 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 1.02 0.60 6 -45.0%
33 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 1.10 0.53 5 -55.4%
34 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 0.06 0.50 1 692.3%
34 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 0.14 0.50 1 223.1%
35 Leipzig University, Germany 0.94 0.45 11 -55.6%
36 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 0.00 0.39 2 8,739.2%
37 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.37 5 N/A
38 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 0.47 0.37 6 -26.2%
39 University of Rostock, Germany 0.34 3 N/A
40 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 0.31 2 N/A
41 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 1.20 0.30 9 -76.6%
42 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
43 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 0.22 0.29 1 19.8%
44 University of Oldenburg, Germany 0.28 2 N/A
45 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 0.04 0.25 5 431.2%
46 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
47 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.09 0.21 4 108.3%
48 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 0.64 0.18 2 -73.1%
49 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 2.37 0.16 6 -93.6%
50 BASF SE, Germany 0.15 3 N/A
51 BioNTech AG, Germany 0.54 0.15 1 -74.8%
52 University of Augsburg, Germany 0.11 0.14 1 14.4%
53 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 0.13 2 N/A
54 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.03 0.13 2 278.5%
55 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 0.10 0.12 5 10.1%
56 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.52 0.12 2 -78.6%
57 Global Climate Forum e.V. (GCF), Germany 0.12 1 N/A
58 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 0.11 4 N/A
59 Bayer AG, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
60 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 0.31 0.10 6 -69.1%
61 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.00 0.09 1 1,676.7%
61 DVGW - Water Technology Center (TZW), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
62 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 0.03 0.09 2 193.3%
63 Deutsche Börse Group, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
64 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
65 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 0.24 0.07 1 -72.9%
66 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 0.01 0.07 1 631.4%
67 Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
68 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.08 0.06 1 -36.7%
69 University of Siegen, Germany 0.02 0.06 1 110.2%
69 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
70 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 0.39 0.05 2 -87.6%
71 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.04 0.05 3 18.7%
72 Northwest German Forest Research Institute, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
72 Staatsbetrieb Sachsenforst (SBS), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
73 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 0.14 0.05 1 -69.6%
74 Natural History Museum Bielefeld, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
74 Urweltmuseum Hauff, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
75 TU Dortmund University, Germany 1.04 0.04 2 -96.1%
76 Foundation of the Schleswig-Holstein State Museums, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
77 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.04 2 N/A
78 NEO New Oncology AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
79 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.04 2 N/A
80 Klinikum Stuttgart, Germany 0.04 2 N/A
81 Neanderthal Museum, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
82 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 0.09 0.03 4 -65.1%
83 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
83 Allianz SE, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
83 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
84 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 0.54 0.03 1 -95.0%
85 Praxis am Ebertplatz, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
86 Siemens AG, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
87 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.00 0.03 1 903.8%
88 Diabetes Study Group, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
89 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.06 0.02 1 -64.8%
90 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Forschungsanstalt für Waldökologie und Forstwirtschaft, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Landesforst Mecklenburg‑Vorpommern (AöR), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Landesamt für Natur Umwelt und Verbraucherschutz Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
90 Bavarian State Institute for Forests and Forestry (LWF), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
91 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.01 0.02 2 188.7%
92 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
92 XL-protein GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
93 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 0.00 0.02 2 517.3%
94 Agency for Population Ecology and Nature Conservancy, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
95 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.03 0.02 1 -47.7%
96 Black Forest National Park, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
97 anthropol - Anthropologieservice, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
98 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
99 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
100 Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
100 Regionale Kliniken Holding RKH GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
100 Cnopf'sche Kinderklinik, Germany 0.01 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.