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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 45.16 44.94 246 -1.1%
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 29.43 34.44 163 16.3%
3 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 30.58 33.55 187 9.1%
4 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 31.15 31.21 227 -0.4%
5 Leiden University, Netherlands 23.84 30.52 182 27.3%
6 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 18.15 23.48 158 28.6%
7 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 24.70 22.77 158 -8.4%
8 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 19.54 19.90 103 1.3%
9 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 10.92 9.82 44 -10.7%
10 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 7.01 8.51 67 20.6%
11 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.37 2.17 8 480.9%
12 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 5.43 0.66 9 -88.0%
13 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 2 N/A
14 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.