2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 Sorbonne University, France 28.46 33.28 364 16.3%
2 University of Paris, France 29.41 28.59 327 -3.4%
3 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 20.57 23.00 175 11.2%
4 University of Montpellier, France 22.99 22.20 230 -4.0%
5 University of Toulouse, France 14.97 17.94 143 19.2%
6 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 13.34 16.66 214 24.2%
7 University of Strasbourg, France 12.42 15.87 112 27.1%
8 University of Lyon, France 14.50 13.90 125 -4.7%
9 University of Bordeaux, France 14.93 13.77 106 -8.3%
10 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.70 9.48 101 8.3%
11 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.82 8.23 108 4.6%
12 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.52 5.11 104 44.3%
13 AgroParisTech, France 4.11 4.74 57 14.5%
14 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.80 4.54 52 18.6%
15 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.04 3.74 60 -7.8%
16 Collège de France, France 3.07 3.55 42 14.9%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 4.07 3.40 36 -16.9%
18 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.27 2.95 16 -10.1%
19 Montpellier SupAgro, France 2.86 2.14 43 -25.7%
20 University of Nantes, France 1.74 2.06 37 17.5%
21 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.89 1.89 17 112.8%
22 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 2.11 1.82 27 -14.2%
23 ESPCI ParisTech, France 3.08 1.81 28 -41.6%
24 Paris Dauphine University, France 1.01 1.53 34 50.0%
25 University of Burgundy, France 1.36 1.52 29 11.3%
26 École Polytechnique, France 0.51 1.52 24 195.8%
27 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.40 1.47 34 4.3%
28 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.75 1.42 20 87.2%
29 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.52 1.25 21 141.2%
30 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.33 1.25 8 274.3%
31 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 2.16 1.24 62 -42.7%
32 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.59 1.20 20 -25.3%
33 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.43 1.18 19 170.2%
34 University of Poitiers, France 0.01 1.07 10 7,254.5%
35 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.86 0.93 34 8.4%
36 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.33 0.90 35 -32.3%
37 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.30 0.90 18 -31.0%
38 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.91 0.85 33 -6.7%
39 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.66 0.85 17 27.2%
40 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.33 0.81 10 146.4%
41 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.14 0.81 11 458.2%
42 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.80 0.76 8 -5.5%
43 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.32 0.72 17 122.3%
44 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 1.66 0.71 20 -57.1%
45 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.65 0.63 55 -4.0%
46 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.40 0.62 12 54.3%
47 The American University of Paris (AUP), France 0.60 1 N/A
48 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.29 0.59 13 99.5%
49 University of La Rochelle, France 0.27 0.58 7 109.1%
50 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
50 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
50 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
50 EDHEC Business School, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
50 SKEMA Business School, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
51 University of Angers, France 0.24 0.57 19 131.5%
52 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.08 0.55 5 551.8%
53 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.25 0.54 17 110.6%
54 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.18 0.53 6 202.1%
55 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.36 0.52 11 44.5%
56 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.02 0.51 5 2,579.1%
57 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.20 0.49 3 142.3%
58 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.73 0.45 9 -38.4%
59 University of Orléans, France 0.72 0.41 6 -43.1%
60 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.03 0.36 2 978.1%
61 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.02 0.35 10 2,133.6%
62 French Institute of Sport, Expertise and Performance (INSEP), France 0.33 1 N/A
63 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.23 0.33 8 38.8%
64 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.45 0.32 4 -28.8%
65 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.64 0.32 15 -50.4%
66 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.58 0.30 11 -48.6%
67 HEC Paris, France 0.02 0.30 9 1,765.9%
68 University of Rouen, France 0.30 0.29 11 -5.4%
69 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.68 0.29 6 -57.7%
70 University of Paris-Est (UPE), France 0.26 3 N/A
71 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.23 0.25 5 8.4%
72 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.08 0.25 1 219.4%
73 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.15 0.23 8 58.8%
74 Institute for Advanced Study in Toulouse (IAST), France 0.44 0.21 3 -51.6%
75 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.37 0.21 11 -44.8%
76 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.10 0.19 7 84.8%
77 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.12 0.18 3 46.9%
78 University of Avignon, France 0.17 0.17 9 0.0%
79 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.03 0.16 3 535.8%
80 Artois University, France 0.05 0.14 1 205.5%
80 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.14 1 N/A
81 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.13 1 N/A
82 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.00 0.13 1 2,882.6%
83 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.04 0.12 5 229.8%
84 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.07 0.11 8 67.9%
85 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.01 0.11 1 1,059.9%
86 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.00 0.10 3 3,175.2%
87 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.12 0.10 4 -9.8%
88 Paris Observatory, France 0.03 0.09 7 235.5%
89 École des Neurosciences de Paris Île-de-France (ENP), France 0.02 0.08 1 272.8%
89 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.02 0.08 1 248.0%
90 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.75 0.08 4 -89.6%
91 ECE Paris, France 0.07 1 N/A
92 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.06 0.06 2 6.7%
92 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.03 0.06 2 89.1%
93 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.02 0.06 9 259.9%
94 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.50 0.05 8 -90.8%
95 University of Le Havre, France 0.05 0.05 2 -14.9%
96 IONIS Education Group, France 0.04 1 N/A
97 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 1 N/A
98 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.04 0.04 1 9.9%
99 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.22 0.04 3 -83.0%
100 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nîmes (CHU de Nîmes), France 0.00 0.04 1 651.2%

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.