2020 tables: Institutions

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 Max Planck Society, Germany 777.43 767.84 2,628 -4.5%
2 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 504.77 489.43 2,208 -6.2%
3 Leibniz Association, Germany 199.78 200.83 826 -2.8%
4 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 201.51 184.11 678 -11.6%
5 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 145.73 154.85 595 2.8%
6 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 128.46 138.84 568 4.5%
7 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 94.56 115.64 345 18.3%
8 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 131.89 109.32 321 -19.8%
9 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 85.39 105.20 344 19.2%
10 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 90.82 102.96 556 9.7%
11 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 101.46 102.31 383 -2.5%
12 University of Göttingen, Germany 100.82 101.31 358 -2.8%
13 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 84.08 92.06 417 5.9%
14 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 84.82 91.95 425 4.9%
15 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 96.18 90.57 253 -8.9%
16 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 90.88 85.04 309 -9.5%
17 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 93.74 84.51 365 -12.8%
18 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 89.21 83.98 298 -8.9%
19 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 66.74 79.91 173 15.8%
20 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 75.10 72.19 337 -7.0%
21 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 60.80 71.21 263 13.3%
22 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 67.18 59.37 513 -14.5%
23 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 56.75 58.63 192 -0.1%
24 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 45.68 57.49 152 21.7%
25 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 63.68 56.42 152 -14.3%
26 University of Konstanz, Germany 33.24 52.51 106 52.8%
27 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 51.87 47.13 285 -12.1%
28 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 43.66 42.32 175 -6.2%
29 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 37.33 41.27 193 6.9%
30 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 37.03 39.92 105 4.3%
31 Ulm University, Germany 38.87 37.67 151 -6.3%
32 University of Stuttgart, Germany 42.60 37.45 118 -14.9%
33 TU Dortmund University, Germany 31.72 35.12 177 7.1%
34 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 31.05 33.59 113 4.7%
35 Leipzig University, Germany 39.74 33.22 140 -19.1%
36 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 37.26 33.10 124 -14.1%
37 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 28.87 30.30 114 1.5%
38 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 38.88 30.18 135 -24.9%
39 University of Potsdam, Germany 24.17 28.35 156 13.5%
40 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 32.19 28.17 194 -15.4%
41 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 28.47 27.95 80 -5.0%
42 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 39.62 27.59 110 -32.7%
43 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 23.49 24.15 114 -0.5%
44 Fraunhofer Society, Germany 21.04 22.38 133 2.9%
45 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 19.78 21.87 70 6.9%
46 University of Siegen, Germany 20.44 20.83 87 -1.5%
47 Bielefeld University, Germany 22.30 20.06 57 -13.0%
48 University of Rostock, Germany 17.78 16.19 91 -11.9%
49 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.59 14.76 82 -8.4%
50 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 16.90 12.33 45 -29.4%
51 University of Oldenburg, Germany 22.53 11.71 45 -49.7%
52 University of Greifswald, Germany 11.69 11.53 62 -4.5%
53 Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), Germany 7.58 10.67 29 36.2%
54 University of Kassel, Germany 6.59 9.95 21 46.1%
55 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 6.37 9.66 25 46.7%
56 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 10.96 8.65 46 -23.7%
57 University of Augsburg, Germany 11.84 8.63 38 -29.5%
58 Institute of Molecular Biology gGmbH (IMB), Germany 8.35 8.34 25 -3.3%
59 European Southern Observatory (ESO), Germany 14.04 8.12 86 -44.0%
60 C. H. Boehringer Sohn AG & Co. KG (Boehringer Ingelheim), Germany 5.49 7.63 25 34.5%
61 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 9.52 7.61 34 -22.7%
62 University of Lübeck, Germany 7.48 7.19 87 -7.1%
63 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 12.12 7.00 19 -44.1%
64 University of Wuppertal, Germany 6.91 6.90 73 -3.4%
65 German Federal Institute of Hydrology (BfG), Germany 5.14 6.77 13 27.4%
66 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB), Germany 7.43 6.54 32 -14.9%
67 BASF SE, Germany 8.75 6.53 38 -27.7%
68 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 9.86 5.84 22 -42.7%
69 Bayer AG, Germany 5.51 5.68 30 -0.3%
70 Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL), Germany 2.03 4.73 29 125.4%
71 University of Hohenheim, Germany 2.60 4.41 16 64.3%
72 Union of the German Academies of Sciences and Humanities, Germany 2.33 4.40 49 82.4%
73 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 5.34 3.82 17 -30.7%
74 Center of Advanced European Studies and Research (CAESAR), Germany 2.88 3.64 20 22.3%
75 Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure (BMVI), Germany 1.20 3.62 16 191.8%
76 European Magnetic Field Laboratory (EMFL), Germany 2.30 3.40 36 43.0%
77 Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), Germany 3.39 3.02 46 -13.8%
78 Center for Nanotechnology GmbH (CeNTech GmbH), Germany 3.09 2.92 19 -8.4%
79 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 5.90 2.80 8 -54.1%
80 European X-ray Free-Electron Laser Facility GmbH (XFEL), Germany 3.91 2.77 28 -31.6%
81 Institute for Composite Materials (IVW), Germany 1.76 2.19 22 20.6%
81 Photonik-Zentrum Kaiserslautern e.V. (PZKL), Germany 1.76 2.19 22 20.6%
82 The German Center for Lung Research (DZL), Germany 1.19 2.00 36 62.3%
83 University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 2.12 1.98 5 -9.3%
84 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 1.09 1.80 5 60.4%
85 Merck KGaA, Germany 3.84 1.80 14 -54.8%
86 Infineon Technologies AG, Germany 0.19 1.75 3 786.7%
87 German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), Germany 1.92 1.70 45 -14.1%
88 Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Germany 2.66 1.67 4 -39.1%
89 OSRAM AG, Germany 1.94 1.53 3 -23.8%
90 Robert Bosch GmbH, Germany 0.56 1.44 14 149.3%
91 Clausthal University of Technology (TU Clausthal), Germany 6.85 1.41 4 -80.1%
92 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 2.76 1.22 9 -57.1%
93 Evonik Industries AG, Germany 1.37 1.22 6 -13.6%
94 Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH), Germany 2.07 1.21 26 -43.6%
95 Germany Federal Ministry of Health (BMG), Germany 2.07 1.19 15 -44.2%
96 Federal Environment Agency Germany (UBA), Germany 1.33 1.17 3 -14.8%
97 Siemens AG, Germany 1.24 1.07 19 -16.5%
98 Bernstein Network Computational Neuroscience (BCCN), Germany 0.60 1.02 27 64.3%
99 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 3.17 1.01 14 -69.0%
100 Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies (HITS), Germany 2.45 1.01 9 -60.1%
101 Fresenius University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.71 1.00 2 35.4%
101 Berlin Centre of Competence for Water (KWB), Germany 0.88 1.00 2 10.5%
101 Grillo-Werke AG, Germany 1.00 1 N/A
102 Institute for Advanced Study Berlin, Germany 0.20 0.98 4 382.2%
103 German Centre for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), Germany 1.84 0.97 59 -48.9%
104 Bundeswehr, Germany 1.21 0.95 17 -24.1%
105 Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research Baden-Württemberg (ZSW), Germany 1.19 0.94 12 -23.7%
106 Munich University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.56 0.92 4 58.7%
107 Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus - Senftenberg (BTU), Germany 0.45 0.84 40 82.4%
108 Bavarian Natural History Collections (SNSB), Germany 1.13 0.82 12 -30.1%
109 Ford-Werke GmbH, Germany 0.81 1 N/A
110 Trier University, Germany 1.05 0.80 4 -26.2%
111 Georg-Speyer-Haus - Institute for Tumor Biology and Experimental Therapy, Germany 0.85 0.79 10 -10.2%
112 Karl Schwarzschild Observatory (TLS), Germany 0.14 0.76 11 420.4%
113 Pforzheim University of Applied Sciences (HS PF), Germany 0.75 1 N/A
113 NewClimate Institute, Germany 0.75 1 N/A
114 Asklepios Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.59 0.73 26 20.0%
115 Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.73 5 N/A
116 MenloSystems, Germany 0.73 2 N/A
117 DVGW - Water Technology Center (TZW), Germany 1.31 0.70 3 -47.9%
118 Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (PEI), Germany 1.04 0.70 19 -35.4%
119 Thünen Institute, Germany 0.50 0.68 5 32.3%
120 Carl Zeiss AG, Germany 1.43 0.68 6 -54.2%
121 Natural and Medical Sciences Institute (NMI), Germany 1.17 0.68 6 -44.1%
122 Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources (BGR), Germany 1.05 0.66 5 -39.4%
123 Senckenberg am Meer, Germany 0.64 3 N/A
124 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.33 0.62 3 79.6%
125 Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), Germany 0.60 1 N/A
125 Research Institute for Ecosystem Analysis and Assessment (GAIAC), Germany 0.60 1 N/A
126 Bavarian Centre for Applied Energy Research (ZAE Bayern), Germany 0.39 0.58 5 43.1%
127 Evotec AG, Germany 0.21 0.58 5 160.6%
128 Institute of Energy and Environmental Technology e.V. (IUTA), Germany 0.13 0.56 2 333.0%
129 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.80 0.54 2 -34.7%
130 PolyAn GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.53 2 130.1%
131 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.14 0.51 6 249.0%
132 Singulus Technologies AG, Germany 0.34 0.50 4 43.9%
133 Koblenz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.50 1 N/A
134 German Centre for the Protection of Laboratory Animals (Bf3R), Germany 0.48 1 N/A
135 Bavarian Forest National Park, Germany 0.02 0.48 5 1,858.2%
136 Lipotype GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.47 3 301.9%
137 Federal Foreign Office (AA), Germany 0.19 0.46 7 137.8%
138 Nanolytics, Gesellschaft für Kolloidanalytik mbH, Germany 0.45 1 N/A
139 Covestro Deutschland AG, Germany 0.44 1 N/A
140 Dynamic Biosensors GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.44 3 244.4%
141 Bruker BioSpin GmbH, Germany 0.87 0.43 5 -51.6%
142 Zuse Institute Berlin (ZIB), Germany 0.74 0.43 2 -43.7%
143 Deutsche Post Foundation, Germany 1.01 0.42 4 -60.0%
144 Mittweida University of Applied Sciences (HSMW), Germany 0.42 1 N/A
144 Climate Risk Analysis, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
144 University of Hildesheim, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
145 NanoTag Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.42 2 N/A
146 HafenCity University Hamburg (HCU), Germany 0.01 0.40 1 5,433.0%
146 CreativeQuantum GmbH, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
146 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.40 1 N/A
147 Miltenyi Biotec GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.39 5 237.5%
148 German Institutes of Textile and Fiber Research Denkendorf (DITF), Germany 0.33 0.38 2 9.6%
149 Society for Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology (DECHEMA), Germany 0.37 2 N/A
150 Photonion GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.37 2 3,243.4%
151 Institute of Marine Biotechnology e.V. (IMaB), Germany 0.44 0.36 4 -19.8%
152 University of Mannheim, Germany 0.02 0.35 7 1,496.2%
153 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.15 0.35 4 123.3%
154 Center for Applied Nanotechnology (CAN GmbH - Hamburg), Germany 0.35 3 N/A
155 Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.17 0.33 1 93.5%
155 NVision Imaging Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 0.33 1 136.5%
155 Westphalian University of Applied Sciences (WH), Germany 0.33 0.33 2 -3.3%
155 Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe (ZKM), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
155 Salus gGmbH Psychiatric Hospital, Germany 0.33 1 N/A
155 Deutsche Rückversicherung AG (Deutsche Rück), Germany 0.33 1 N/A
156 Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg), Germany 0.33 2 N/A
157 DyNAbind GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.31 1 383.7%
158 Centogene AG, Germany 0.31 4 N/A
159 Climate Analytics GmbH, Germany 0.28 0.31 2 7.5%
160 Otto Bock Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.18 0.31 8 61.0%
161 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.33 0.30 3 -12.3%
162 Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority (LGL), Germany 0.39 0.30 1 -25.4%
162 Knauer Wissenschaftliche Geräte GmbH, Germany 0.30 1 N/A
162 Signatope GmbH, Germany 0.46 0.30 1 -36.7%
163 Curt-Engelhorn-Centre Archaeometry gGmbH, Germany 0.19 0.29 4 48.1%
164 Stiftung Mercator, Germany 0.19 0.29 1 50.5%
164 Schott AG, Germany 0.29 2 N/A
165 Volkswagen AG, Germany 0.03 0.28 3 776.6%
166 RheinEnergie AG, Germany 0.28 1 N/A
167 Kleindiek Nanotechnik GmbH, Germany 0.27 1 N/A
168 NPI Electronic GmbH, Germany 0.26 0.27 6 1.1%
169 Biolog Life Science Institute, Germany 0.25 0.27 2 3.6%
170 JPT Peptide Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.27 1 N/A
171 Experimental Pharmacology and Oncology Berlin-Buch GmbH (EPO), Germany 0.26 1 N/A
172 Neaspec GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.25 2 96.5%
172 Aalen University, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
173 SAP AG, Germany 0.32 0.25 4 -25.1%
174 MetaSysX GmbH, Germany 0.13 0.25 1 81.4%
174 ATG:biosynthetics GmbH, Germany 0.22 0.25 1 8.8%
174 Trumpf Laser GmbH, Germany 0.63 0.25 1 -61.3%
174 PAS Technology Deutschland GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 Nanomatch GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 iThera Medical GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 Ziegler Biosolutions, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 WeissBioTech GmbH, Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 Institut für Mikroelektronik Stuttgart (IMS CHIPS), Germany 0.25 1 N/A
174 RENOLIT SE, Germany 0.25 2 N/A
175 Dietmar Hopp Stiftung gGmbH, Germany 0.32 0.25 6 -24.8%
176 TechnologieZentrumDortmund GmbH (TZDO), Germany 0.23 4 N/A
176 PROvendis GmbH, Germany 0.23 4 N/A
177 Bavarian Environment Agency (LfU), Germany 0.32 0.23 2 -31.4%
178 Hydrotox - Labor für Ökotoxikologie und Gewässerschutz GmbH, Germany 0.22 1 N/A
179 glyXera GmbH, Germany 0.30 0.22 3 -30.1%
180 Silantes GmbH, Germany 0.15 0.21 1 34.7%
180 Proteopath, Germany 0.21 1 N/A
180 Kurt-Schwabe-Institut (KSI), Germany 0.21 1 N/A
181 Forest Research Institute of Baden-Wuerttemberg (FVA), Germany 0.06 0.20 2 234.7%
182 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.02 0.20 2 712.5%
182 University of Passau, Germany 0.25 0.20 1 -22.6%
182 Institute for Social-Ecological Research (ISOE), Germany 0.67 0.20 1 -71.0%
182 German Depression Foundation, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
182 IsoAnalysis UG, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
182 ÜberResearch, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
182 Surface Concept GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
182 GATTAquant GmbH, Germany 0.20 1 N/A
183 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.19 3 N/A
184 INNOVENT e.V. Technologieentwicklung Jena, Germany 0.19 2 N/A
185 Siegwerk Druckfarben AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
186 Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst (STMWK), Germany 0.19 1 N/A
186 Preussen Elektra GmbH, Germany 0.19 1 N/A
187 XL-protein GmbH, Germany 0.02 0.18 1 779.4%
187 Cynora GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
187 Nanoscribe GmbH, Germany 0.18 1 N/A
188 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.80 0.18 3 -78.1%
189 Kerckhoff Klinik, Germany 0.15 0.17 9 10.4%
190 Spetec GmbH, Germany 0.17 2 N/A
191 Brainlab AG, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT), Germany 0.08 0.17 1 109.6%
192 Wacker Chemie AG, Germany 0.16 0.17 1 -1.0%
192 PCO AG, Germany 0.20 0.17 1 -19.4%
192 Global Climate Forum e.V. (GCF), Germany 0.32 0.17 1 -48.9%
192 nextnano GmbH, Germany 0.33 0.17 1 -51.6%
192 Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK Leipzig), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Lower Saxony Institute for Historical Coastal Research (NIHK), Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Acquandas GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 University of Bamberg, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Historisches Museum Regensburg, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 QoD Technologies GmbH i. Gr., Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Cytena GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 ISC Konstanz e.V., Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Institute of Pathology at Josefshaus, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 SPAC Foundation gGmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Zweckverband Landeswasserversorgung, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
192 Avant-Garde Materials Simulation (Deutschland) GmbH, Germany 0.17 1 N/A
193 Laser Zentrum Hannover e.V. (LZH), Germany 0.33 0.17 4 -50.4%
194 Brandenburg Medical School - Theodor Fontane (MHB), Germany 0.06 0.16 3 167.2%
195 Secarna Pharmaceuticals GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.16 1 N/A
196 Cellular Phenomics Oncology GmbH (CPO), Germany 0.16 1 N/A
197 Benedikt Kreutz Rehabilitationszentrum Bad Krozingen e.V., Germany 0.54 0.16 3 -72.2%
198 Proteros Biostructures GmbH, Germany 0.80 0.15 1 -81.3%
199 Bayreuth Medical Center (BMC), Germany 0.03 0.15 4 459.5%
200 2bind GmbH, Germany 0.12 0.14 1 17.5%
200 Inversion Lab (iLab), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 Xylem Services GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 NanoTemper Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 MAB Discovery GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 Reutlingen University, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
200 LaCoSys GmbH, Germany 0.14 1 N/A
201 Stuttgart Media University (HDM), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
202 KWS SAAT SE, Germany 0.00 0.14 3 7,257.4%
203 German Red Cross (DRK), Germany 0.27 0.13 4 -51.8%
204 Munich Leukemia Laboratory (MLL), Germany 0.03 0.13 3 356.0%
205 Institute of Avian Research "Vogelwarte Helgoland" (IAR), Germany 0.09 0.13 2 48.3%
206 Gesundheit Nord (Geno), Germany 0.13 2 N/A
207 Krankenhaus Nordwest GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.13 5 127.3%
208 State Office for Cultural Heritage Management Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany 0.21 0.13 2 -40.1%
209 German Technical and Scientific Association for Gas and Water (DVGW), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
209 European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
209 Steinbeis GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.13 1 N/A
210 Heliatek GmbH, Germany 0.12 2 N/A
211 kbo-Inn-Salzach-Klinikum gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany 0.12 2 N/A
212 Life Molecular Imaging GmbH (LMI), Germany 0.12 1 N/A
213 State Authority for Mining, Energy and Geology (LBEG), Germany 0.10 0.11 1 7.5%
213 Heraeus Holding GmbH, Germany 0.16 0.11 1 -30.9%
213 Alacris Theranostics GmbH, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 Veterinary Clinic in Hofheim, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 Tierklinik am Kaiserberg, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 NACHTaktiv - Biologen für Fledermauskunde GbR, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 Interessengemeinschaft Fledermausschutz und -forschung in Thüringen (IFT) e.V., Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 Krankenhaus Mara, Germany 0.11 1 N/A
213 Akademie für Menschliche Medizin GmbH (AMM), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
214 SpaceTech GmbH (STI), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
215 Synaptic Systems GmbH, Germany 0.11 2 N/A
216 Eusserthal Ecosystem Research Station (EERES), University of Koblenz and Landau, Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -3.3%
216 Hydra Network, Germany 0.11 0.10 1 -9.7%
216 Bochum University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.20 0.10 1 -51.6%
216 Centre for High-Performance Scientific Computing in Terrestrial Systems (HPSC TerrSys), Germany 0.42 0.10 1 -77.1%
216 BMW Group, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 ZyDoLab, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 AIMS Scientific Products GmbH, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 Wahnbachtalsperrenverband, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 Institute for Hygiene and Environment, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 Sartorius AG, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
216 DRK Kliniken Berlin, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
217 NICE Solar Energy GmbH, Germany 0.10 2 N/A
218 University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven, Germany 0.58 0.09 2 -84.8%
219 Hahn-Schickard-Gesellschaft für angewandte Forschung e.V. (HSG), Germany 0.26 0.09 1 -66.4%
219 solutions4arctic, Germany 0.09 1 N/A
219 Hamburgische Schiffbau‐Versuchsanstalt GmbH (HSVA), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
219 Unfallkrankenhaus Berlin (UKB), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
219 Max Rubner-Institute (MRI), Germany 0.09 1 N/A
220 CAPNETZ Stiftung, Germany 0.05 0.09 4 87.3%
221 Diabetes Study Group, Germany 0.07 0.09 3 17.2%
222 Schön Klinik SE, Germany 0.09 5 N/A
223 Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG, Germany 0.32 0.08 3 -75.0%
224 NMR Service GmbH, Germany 0.06 0.08 1 45.1%
224 Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS), Germany 0.06 0.08 1 29.0%
224 AMO GmbH, Germany 0.89 0.08 1 -90.9%
224 University of Applied Sciences Emden/Leer, Germany 1.75 0.08 1 -95.4%
224 AnthroArch GbR, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
224 MoloX GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
224 European Union Reference Laboratory (EU-RL) for Dioxins and PCBs in Feed and Food, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
224 Saalbau Weltraum Projekt, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
224 Ethris GmbH, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
225 Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM), Germany 0.12 0.08 10 -34.3%
226 Immatics Biotechnologies GmbH, Germany 0.59 0.08 2 -86.6%
227 Behandlungszentrum Kempfenhausen für Multiple Sklerose Kranke gemeinnützige GmbH, Germany 0.08 2 N/A
228 Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, Germany 0.59 0.08 4 -86.9%
229 Dermatopathology Friedrichshafen, Germany 0.08 1 N/A
230 Alere Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.08 0.07 2 -9.8%
230 Analytik Jena AG, Germany 0.08 0.07 2 -9.8%
231 Medizinisches Versorgungszentrum für Histologie, Zytologie und Molekulare Diagnostik (MVZHZMD Trier), Germany 0.07 1 N/A
231 Sicoya GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
231 Lohmann Tierzucht GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
231 GE Sensing and Inspection Technologies GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
231 Consulting-Geo, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
231 Toptica Photonics AG, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
232 Bavarian State Ministry for Education and Culture, Science and Art (StMUK), Germany 0.06 0.07 2 3.9%
233 Kongsberg Maritime Contros GmbH, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
234 St.-Josefs-Hospital Dortmund, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
235 BioMed X GmbH, Germany 0.07 0.06 2 -14.1%
235 State Office for Heritage Management and Archaeology Saxony-Anhalt (LDA-SA), Germany 0.71 0.06 2 -91.3%
236 Stuttgart State Museum of Natural History (SMNS), Germany 0.32 0.06 1 -81.1%
236 BIOSAXS GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 Radiologie Erfurt, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 Vitos Haina, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 Institut für Pathologie und Zytologie in Gießen, Wetzlar und Limburg (ÜGP), Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 300Microns GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
236 Ernst Benary Samenzucht GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
237 Fresenius SE & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.04 0.06 4 28.7%
238 Klinikum Oldenburg, Germany 0.05 0.06 1 4.2%
238 Städtisches Klinikum Dresden-Friedrichstadt, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
238 Sirion-Biotech GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
239 Stuttgart Regional Council, Germany 0.04 0.06 2 56.1%
240 Praxis für Humangenetik Tübingen, Germany 0.03 0.06 2 72.5%
241 Targenomix, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
241 NanoPET Pharma GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
241 Scienta Omicron GmbH, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
241 Stiftung PATH - Patients' Tumor Bank of Hope, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
241 GATC Biotech AG, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
242 University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.06 2 N/A
243 Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 69.3%
243 Allianz SE, Germany 0.28 0.05 1 -81.4%
244 Kiel University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
244 geoFact GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
245 Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.05 0.05 1 -8.1%
245 Hessisches Landesmuseum Darmstadt (HLMD), Germany 0.29 0.05 1 -83.1%
245 DRK-Kinderklinik Siegen, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
246 Tesat-Spacecom GmbH & Co. KG., Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Lower Saxony State Office for Heritage, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
247 Deutsche Rockwool Mineralwoll GmbH & Co. OHG, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
248 Data Publisher for Earth and Environmental Science (PANGAEA), Germany 0.06 0.05 4 -29.1%
249 IFM Therapeutics, LLC, Germany 0.03 0.05 1 31.9%
249 Erfurt University of Applied Sciences (FHE), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
249 THATec Innovation GmbH, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
249 Ulmer Museum, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
249 Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden), Germany 0.05 1 N/A
249 TÜV SÜD, Germany 0.05 1 N/A
250 Deutsches Zentrum für Kinder- und Jugendrheumatologie, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
250 Sciomics GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
251 Springer Nature AG & Co. KGaA, Germany 0.22 0.04 1 -81.4%
251 Deutschordensmuseum Bad Mergentheim e.V., Germany 0.04 1 N/A
252 Wellcomet GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
253 German Heart Center Berlin (DHZB), Germany 0.24 0.04 6 -84.1%
254 German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU), Germany 0.01 0.04 1 595.7%
254 District Hospital Reutlingen, Germany 0.03 0.04 1 26.5%
254 Bavarian State Archaeological Collection, Germany 0.10 0.04 1 -62.8%
254 Thüringer Landesamt für Umwelt, Bergbau und Naturschutz (TLUBN), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
254 MediGene AG, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
254 West Saxon University of Applied Sciences of Zwickau (WHZ), Germany 0.04 1 N/A
254 Aquantec Company for Water and Environment GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
254 Augenklinik Sulzbach, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
255 Institute of Biotechnology and Drug Research gGmbH (IBWF), Germany 0.10 0.04 1 -63.7%
256 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.13 0.04 1 -72.6%
257 Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.05 0.04 1 -30.9%
257 Surflay Nanotec GmbH, Germany 1.43 0.04 1 -97.6%
257 SBS Bühnentechnik GmbH, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
258 EMBL Sites, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
258 German Speleological Federation (VdHK), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
258 The Altona Children's Hospital, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
258 Dessau Medical Center, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
259 Dig it! Company GbR, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
259 Criminological Research Institute of Lower Saxony (KFN), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
259 KRH Psychiatrie Wunstorf, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
259 MRVZN Moringen, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
259 kbo-Isar-Amper-Klinikum Taufkirchen (Vils), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
260 Generaldirektion Kulturelles Erbe (GDKE) Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
261 ISAR Bioscience GmbH, Germany 0.03 2 N/A
262 University of Applied Management Studies (HdWM), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
263 Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.06 0.03 2 -53.9%
264 GeneWerk GmbH, Germany 0.11 0.03 1 -76.8%
264 Landesmuseum Natur und Mensch Oldenburg, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
265 Mira-Beau Gender Esthetics, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
265 Onkologische Schwerpunkt-Praxis, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
266 Dahlem Centre for Genome Research and Medical Systems Biology, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
266 Paracelsus-Elena Hospital, Germany 0.03 1 N/A
267 Rheumazentrum Schleswig-Holstein Mitte, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
268 Clementine-Kinderhospital, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
268 KfH Kuratorium für Dialyse und Nierentransplantation e.V., Germany 0.02 1 N/A
268 Kindernephrologie in Dachau - Dr. med. Marcus Benz, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
268 APCON AeroSpace & Defence GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
269 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.33 0.02 4 -92.9%
270 Alfried Krupp Hospital, Germany 0.02 2 N/A
271 LungenClinic Grosshansdorf, Germany 0.05 0.02 1 -51.4%
271 IPP Ingenieurgesellschaft Possel und Partner GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
271 EuroChem Agro GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
272 Kliniken der Stadt Köln gGmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
273 Friedrich-Ebert-Krankenhaus Neumünster GmbH (FEK), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Staatliche Naturhistorische Museum, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
274 Active Fiber Systems GmbH (AFS), Germany 0.02 1 N/A
275 Limbach Group SE, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
276 Hassberg Clinics, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
277 Bundesdeutsche Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Veränderliche Sterne e.V. (BAV), Germany 0.00 0.02 1 294.5%
278 Hertie Foundation, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
279 University of Applied Sciences Worms, Germany 0.01 0.02 17 8.7%
280 Logopharm GmbH, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
281 Saarland Cancer Registry, Germany 0.03 0.02 1 -42.5%
281 Bavarian State Research Center for Agriculture (LFL), Germany 0.04 0.02 1 -57.6%
281 Hochschule Geisenheim University, Germany 0.02 1 N/A
282 Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences (HTWG), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
282 Dermatologie, Venerologie und Allergologie, HELIOS St. Elisabeth Klinik Oberhausen, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
283 Federal Office for Radiation Protection (BfS), Germany 0.03 0.01 1 -46.7%
284 Central Clinic Bad Berka, Germany 0.05 0.01 1 -72.7%
284 Gastroenterologie am Bayerischen Platz, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
285 Verband Biologie, Biowissenschaften und Biomedizin - VBIO e.V., Germany 0.02 0.01 2 -27.9%
286 IPP Bremen GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
287 Northern German Epilepsy Centre for Children and Adolescents (NGEC), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
288 SYNLAB International GmbH, Germany 0.01 0.01 4 84.9%
289 Oberbergklinik Schwarzwald, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
290 Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media (HMTMH), Germany 0.04 0.01 2 -71.5%
291 Städtisches Klinikum St. Georg Leipzig, Germany 0.02 0.01 1 -41.3%
291 St.-Antonius-Hospital Eschweiler, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
291 Pathodiagnostik Berlin, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
292 K-Metics GmbH, Germany 0.03 0.01 1 -67.8%
293 Kliniken Südostbayern AG, Germany 0.01 3 N/A
294 Agaplesion Lung Clinic Waldhof Elgershausen, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
295 Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
296 German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN), Germany 0.01 1 N/A
297 Life & Brain GmbH, Germany 0.00 0.01 1 586.8%
298 Frankfurt Zoological Society (FZS), Germany 0.03 0.01 1 -79.9%
299 Parkland-Klinik, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
300 Psychiatrische Zentrum Nordbaden (PZN), Germany 0.01 2 N/A
301 State Mental Hospital Haar, Germany 0.01 2 N/A
302 Dr. Horst Schmidt Kliniken GmbH, Germany 0.01 1 N/A
303 Sozialstiftung Bamberg, Germany 0.03 0.00 3 -84.1%
304 Epilepsy Center Kleinwachau, Germany 0.01 0.00 1 -36.3%
304 Diakonie Kork, Germany 0.01 0.00 1 -57.5%
304 Filderklinik, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
304 Dennig Dieter Dr.med. Neurologische Gemeinschaftspraxis, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
304 NeuroPoint GmbH - Gesellschaft für vorbeugende Gesundheitspflege, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
305 German Leprosy Relief Association (DAHW), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
306 Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
307 District Hospital Ansbach, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
308 Johanniter GmbH, Germany 0.00 0.00 1 -15.7%
309 University of Applied Sciences for Economics and Management (FOM), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
310 Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community (BMI), Germany 0.05 0.00 1 -94.5%
311 Bavarian State Institute for Forests and Forestry (LWF), Germany 0.02 0.00 1 -90.8%
312 RKU - Universitäts- und Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm gGmbH, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
313 HMNC Brain Health (HMNC), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
314 Klinikum Frankfurt (Oder), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
315 Privatpraxis Prof. Jonas und Dr. Panda-Jonas, Germany 0.00 1 N/A
316 Center for Population and Health e.V., Germany 0.00 1 N/A
317 Forschungszentrum Informatik (FZI), Germany 0.00 1 N/A
317 Bauhaus Universität Weimar, Germany 0.00 1 N/A

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