2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 14.75 16.52 39 8.6%
2 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 24.84 14.30 57 -44.2%
3 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 18.02 14.12 34 -24.1%
4 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 7.14 13.16 42 78.5%
5 University of Potsdam, Germany 11.96 12.53 68 1.5%
6 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 13.38 11.28 33 -18.3%
7 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 9.10 10.72 50 14.2%
8 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 12.28 10.71 46 -15.5%
9 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 6.00 10.23 37 65.3%
10 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 8.38 8.92 35 3.2%
11 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 10.00 8.19 33 -20.6%
12 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 5.48 7.66 15 35.5%
13 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 4.12 7.60 30 78.7%
14 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 7.93 6.49 24 -20.7%
15 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 2.19 6.46 24 186.5%
16 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 2.22 5.53 16 141.3%
17 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 6.86 5.47 23 -22.7%
18 University of Göttingen, Germany 4.34 4.22 27 -5.7%
19 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 4.04 4.18 16 0.4%
20 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 2.07 3.95 18 84.7%
21 University of Hohenheim, Germany 0.42 3.34 7 672.8%
22 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 2.98 3.26 13 6.1%
23 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 3.60 2.89 14 -22.1%
24 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 6.04 2.84 7 -54.4%
25 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 3.60 2.47 25 -33.5%
26 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 1.37 2.47 10 74.8%
27 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 4.57 2.45 23 -48.1%
28 University of Konstanz, Germany 1.13 2.43 5 107.4%
29 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 3.28 2.33 10 -31.2%
30 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 1.36 1.98 5 41.4%
31 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 3.31 1.80 27 -47.3%
32 University of Oldenburg, Germany 5.18 1.78 14 -66.7%
33 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 2.66 1.67 4 -39.0%
34 Leipzig University, Germany 2.29 1.66 30 -29.9%
35 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 0.67 1.50 3 115.4%
36 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 1.47 1.48 24 -2.4%
37 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.71 1.00 2 35.7%
37 University of Kassel, Germany 0.77 1.00 1 25.5%
38 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 0.54 0.94 8 68.2%
39 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 1.40 0.87 8 -40.0%
40 University of Stuttgart, Germany 0.98 0.83 6 -17.8%
41 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 0.84 0.81 8 -6.5%
42 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 0.62 0.76 4 19.1%
43 Trier University, Germany 0.04 0.76 2 1,661.2%
44 Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences (HS PF), Germany 0.75 1 N/A
45 University of Wuppertal, Germany 0.25 0.70 6 171.6%
46 University of Greifswald, Germany 0.41 0.61 4 46.3%
47 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 0.51 0.60 5 12.9%
48 University of Siegen, Germany 0.52 2 N/A
49 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.50 1 N/A
50 University of Rostock, Germany 0.71 0.49 4 -32.5%
51 University of Augsburg, Germany 1.01 0.40 3 -61.5%
52 HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), Germany 0.01 0.40 1 5,444.3%
53 Ulm University, Germany 0.24 0.31 5 24.7%
54 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.27 2 N/A
55 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 0.26 2 N/A
56 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 0.04 0.21 2 398.5%
57 Bielefeld University, Germany 0.35 0.14 2 -61.9%
58 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 1.01 0.13 1 -88.0%
59 Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES), University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -3.1%
59 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 0.10 1 -51.5%
59 TU Dortmund University, Germany 0.33 0.10 1 -70.9%
60 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 1.00 0.08 1 -91.9%
61 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
62 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
63 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 0.06 2 N/A
64 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
65 Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
66 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.33 0.01 1 -97.9%

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.