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 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 10.84 19.88 78 70.9%
3 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 16.47 19.28 87 9.1%
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 14.18 19.23 55 26.4%
5 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 15.14 13.28 83 -18.2%
6 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 12.46 12.38 147 -7.4%
7 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 3.81 9.88 40 141.5%
8 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 3.46 9.45 45 154.3%
9 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 7.48 9.19 32 14.5%
10 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 10.82 8.97 24 -22.7%
11 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 4.16 7.69 41 72.1%
12 Wellcome Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 4.91 7.30 34 38.4%
13 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 2.80 6.52 29 117.2%
14 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 3.92 6.37 20 51.4%
15 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 6.11 6.21 22 -5.2%
16 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 6.94 6.19 37 -16.8%
17 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 3.83 5.98 22 45.6%
18 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 1.42 5.80 28 279.6%
19 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 3.79 5.30 19 30.3%
20 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 5.57 5.05 26 -15.6%
21 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 2.24 5.01 13 109.1%
22 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 3.13 4.96 24 48.0%
23 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 2.06 4.52 21 105.0%
24 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 0.76 4.50 15 452.6%
25 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 5.71 4.07 33 -33.6%
26 Leibniz Association, Germany 4.12 3.92 36 -11.3%
27 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 2.97 3.92 11 22.8%
28 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 2.21 3.88 19 63.8%
29 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 3.74 22 453.5%
30 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 0.54 3.60 8 516.1%
31 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 0.88 3.21 17 241.5%
32 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 7.49 3.13 20 -61.1%
33 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 3.20 3.13 17 -9.1%
34 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 1.22 3.01 9 130.9%
35 Leiden University, Netherlands 1.45 2.87 28 84.1%
36 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 4.07 2.74 36 -37.2%
37 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 4.80 2.71 10 -47.5%
38 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 1.67 2.68 21 49.8%
39 Stockholm University, Sweden 2.94 2.63 23 -16.5%
40 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 1.48 2.62 13 64.9%
41 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 2.58 2.60 19 -6.1%
42 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 2.55 2.54 18 -7.4%
43 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 1.15 2.43 13 97.4%
44 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 1.33 2.42 10 69.1%
45 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 0.69 2.41 13 225.4%
46 The Institute of Cancer Research (ICR), United Kingdom (UK) 0.09 2.40 8 2,307.9%
47 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 2.46 2.34 33 -11.2%
48 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 1.24 2.19 24 64.6%
49 Flanders Institute for Biotechnology (VIB), Belgium 0.76 2.19 12 169.0%
50 John Innes Centre (JIC), United Kingdom (UK) 2.33 2.16 6 -13.8%
51 University of Vienna, Austria 2.47 2.11 18 -20.3%
52 Royal Veterinary College, University of London (RVC), United Kingdom (UK) 0.63 1.98 4 195.1%
53 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 2.60 1.98 29 -29.1%
54 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 3.75 1.97 9 -51.1%
55 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 0.65 1.95 8 178.3%
56 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 1.70 1.94 16 5.9%
57 The Francis Crick Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 5.92 1.93 8 -69.5%
58 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 3.80 1.93 8 -52.7%
59 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 1.79 1.92 23 -0.2%
60 University of Konstanz, Germany 1.65 1.89 5 6.9%
61 GlaxoSmithKline plc. (GSK), United Kingdom (UK) 0.67 1.83 8 154.7%
62 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 0.51 1.82 6 236.1%
63 University of Göttingen, Germany 1.88 1.82 16 -9.9%
64 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 3.69 1.73 18 -56.1%
65 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 2.52 1.72 11 -36.2%
66 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 0.81 1.72 4 99.5%
67 Sorbonne University, France 1.94 1.69 31 -18.9%
68 University of Paris, France 2.02 1.65 29 -23.8%
69 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 0.61 1.63 14 149.1%
70 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 0.14 1.60 6 989.1%
71 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.11 1.59 22 33.5%
72 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 1.49 1.56 8 -2.7%
73 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 1.84 1.52 23 -23.1%
74 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 0.23 1.41 13 461.2%
75 Ulm University, Germany 1.11 1.41 10 18.6%
76 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 0.73 1.37 5 74.8%
77 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 1.73 1.31 14 -29.3%
78 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 0.56 1.31 9 119.2%
79 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.05 1.28 18 13.4%
80 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 0.44 1.28 14 169.6%
81 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 1.15 1.26 14 2.7%
82 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 0.78 1.26 12 50.5%
83 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 0.45 1.25 7 158.3%
84 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 0.32 1.22 13 260.7%
85 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 0.28 1.22 9 299.8%
86 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 1.23 1.21 14 -7.9%
87 University of Toulouse, France 0.49 1.20 26 130.3%
88 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 1.22 1.20 23 -8.3%
89 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 0.12 1.19 3 808.3%
90 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 0.94 1.19 3 17.7%
91 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 2.79 1.17 10 -60.7%
92 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 2.16 1.17 5 -49.6%
93 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 1.75 1.15 10 -38.6%
94 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 0.96 1.15 9 11.6%
95 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 0.78 1.15 7 37.8%
96 New University of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal 0.09 1.13 2 1,117.0%
97 University of Potsdam, Germany 0.06 1.13 11 1,712.1%
98 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 0.73 1.13 7 43.2%
99 Swedish Institute of Space Physics (IRF), Sweden 1.12 6 N/A
100 Pasteur Institute, France 3.02 1.10 15 -66.1%

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.