2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 278.03 255.90 1,654 -13.0%
2 Sorbonne University, France 50.77 51.91 539 -3.3%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 48.19 45.45 535 -10.8%
4 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 35.20 36.29 391 -2.5%
5 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 29.08 20.99 285 -31.8%
6 University of Paris, France 19.43 19.13 300 -6.9%
7 University of Lyon, France 15.59 14.00 215 -15.1%
8 University of Toulouse, France 12.38 12.04 104 -8.1%
9 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 14.31 11.83 212 -21.8%
10 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 14.02 11.50 209 -22.4%
11 University of Strasbourg, France 14.74 11.12 179 -28.7%
12 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 11.41 11.03 100 -8.6%
13 University of Bordeaux, France 9.93 10.72 77 2.1%
14 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 9.40 10.71 56 7.7%
15 University of Montpellier, France 8.48 8.92 76 -0.5%
16 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 10.19 8.33 155 -22.7%
17 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 5.96 7.92 46 25.5%
18 École Polytechnique, France 8.65 7.81 211 -14.6%
19 ESPCI ParisTech, France 7.14 6.33 56 -16.2%
20 Collège de France, France 6.15 5.76 62 -11.4%
21 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 4.92 5.41 74 3.9%
22 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.94 4.67 24 -25.7%
23 Thales S.A., France 3.81 4.23 36 5.1%
24 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 6.40 4.23 46 -37.5%
25 Paris Observatory, France 4.09 4.22 90 -2.4%
26 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 4.96 3.93 99 -25.1%
27 University of Lille Nord de France, France 3.53 3.65 25 -2.1%
28 European Space Agency (ESA), France 4.41 3.51 24 -24.6%
29 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.67 3.36 139 -13.5%
30 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 2.98 3.30 16 4.5%
31 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 2.94 3.21 22 3.5%
32 University of Rennes 1, France 2.21 3.07 34 31.2%
33 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 3.10 2.93 30 -10.6%
34 Pasteur Institute, France 0.32 2.77 10 729.7%
35 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.53 2.69 21 0.3%
36 University of Orléans, France 0.21 2.54 25 1,027.7%
37 University of Savoy (USMB), France 4.96 2.47 149 -52.9%
38 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 1.98 2.38 62 13.4%
39 Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS), France 1.16 2.20 13 79.8%
40 Curie Institute, France 1.29 1.97 14 44.7%
41 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.67 1.91 24 169.7%
42 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 3.22 1.90 43 -44.2%
43 Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM), France 2.02 1.71 15 -20.2%
44 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.74 1.62 21 -44.0%
45 University of Nantes, France 2.37 1.61 33 -35.6%
46 Le Mans University, France 2.31 1.58 7 -35.2%
47 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 1.91 1.52 12 -24.7%
48 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 1.91 1.51 11 -25.1%
49 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 2.72 1.49 14 -48.3%
50 University of Tours (UFR), France 1.03 1.47 14 35.3%
51 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 1.40 1.45 12 -1.5%
52 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 2.56 1.40 10 -48.2%
53 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 2.53 1.39 90 -47.9%
54 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 3.61 1.39 15 -63.6%
55 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.32 1.37 24 -1.8%
56 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 1.38 1.35 16 -7.4%
57 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 1.41 1.21 20 -19.1%
58 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 2.03 1.19 18 -44.7%
59 University of Rouen, France 1.46 1.16 8 -24.8%
60 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.53 1.10 23 94.5%
61 SIGMA Clermont, France 1.28 1.01 5 -25.2%
62 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.92 0.99 11 1.6%
63 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.42 0.92 9 106.1%
64 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 1.00 0.88 35 -17.2%
65 University of Burgundy, France 1.86 0.85 9 -56.8%
66 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.19 0.84 8 314.5%
67 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.41 0.82 20 -45.1%
68 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 1.20 0.78 7 -38.5%
69 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 1.44 0.75 9 -50.8%
70 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.77 0.70 76 -14.5%
71 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.47 0.70 8 39.5%
72 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.94 0.68 6 -31.8%
73 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.49 0.68 10 30.3%
74 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.47 0.66 7 31.3%
75 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.36 0.64 9 69.7%
76 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.63 3 N/A
77 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 CHU Nice, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 EDHEC Business School, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
77 SKEMA Business School, France 0.61 0.61 71 -5.5%
78 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.10 0.59 10 459.4%
79 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.58 0.59 12 -4.6%
80 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 1.82 0.56 10 -70.9%
81 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.63 0.52 3 -69.6%
82 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.18 0.50 4 169.8%
83 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 0.09 0.47 4 372.4%
84 Safran Group, France 0.45 2 N/A
85 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.14 0.43 5 186.8%
86 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.25 0.42 8 61.1%
87 University of Le Havre, France 0.38 0.42 3 3.7%
88 National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts (CNAM), France 0.27 0.39 6 38.0%
89 Soitec S.A., France 0.33 0.39 1 10.3%
90 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.03 0.39 3 1,075.3%
91 Saint-Gobain SA, France 1.08 0.38 2 -67.3%
92 Greenerwave, France 0.35 2 N/A
93 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.60 0.34 27 -46.1%
94 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.04 0.33 1 614.4%
94 Matelys - Research Lab, France 0.33 1 N/A
95 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.33 2 N/A
96 Sanofi, France 0.43 0.29 1 -35.7%
97 METabolic EXplorer S.A., France 0.29 1 N/A
98 University of Angers, France 0.93 0.27 2 -72.3%
99 Rhône-Alpes Complex Systems Institute (IXXI), France 0.27 1 N/A
99 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.33 0.27 1 -24.4%
99 University of Poitiers, France 0.88 0.27 1 -71.2%
100 Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOM), France 0.26 2 N/A

Footnote

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