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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 136.24 124.28 642 -11.8%
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 89.09 97.09 390 5.4%
3 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 89.73 88.98 571 -4.1%
4 Leiden University, Netherlands 76.65 82.57 358 4.2%
5 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 96.83 80.84 221 -19.2%
6 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 68.40 74.16 485 4.9%
7 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 63.37 68.24 152 4.2%
8 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 46.60 44.56 180 -7.5%
9 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 52.25 43.88 406 -18.8%
10 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 29.58 28.84 321 -5.7%
11 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 36.44 27.78 82 -26.3%
12 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 25.73 22.94 165 -13.8%
13 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 15.81 20.90 90 27.9%
14 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 16.65 17.79 120 3.4%
15 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 8.88 14.82 90 61.4%
16 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 12.02 12.27 87 -1.3%
17 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 7.65 10.44 46 32.1%
18 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 3.36 5.04 22 44.8%
19 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 5.33 3.38 11 -38.7%
20 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.15 3.00 11 1,897.1%
21 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 3.22 2.31 11 -30.5%
22 KWH Water B.V., Netherlands 1.74 2.02 13 11.9%
23 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.95 1.95 20 99.4%
24 ASML, Netherlands 0.61 1.54 9 142.7%
25 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 1.51 1.53 27 -1.7%
26 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.45 1.53 44 226.1%
27 Rijksmuseum, Netherlands 0.75 1.43 6 84.7%
28 Deltares, Netherlands 1.10 1.38 9 21.5%
29 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 0.36 1.35 10 265.3%
30 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.39 1.20 5 197.3%
31 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 1.17 1.18 15 -2.2%
32 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 0.77 1.07 8 34.3%
33 Evides N.V., Netherlands 0.70 0.89 5 24.3%
34 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 1.77 0.82 8 -55.3%
35 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 2.03 0.81 12 -61.6%
36 Simbeyond B.V., Netherlands 0.14 0.80 2 441.7%
36 Regional Public Health Laboratory Kennemerland, Netherlands 0.80 1 N/A
37 InCatT B.V., Netherlands 0.78 2 N/A
38 Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP), Netherlands 0.08 0.73 4 741.6%
39 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.22 0.72 7 221.5%
40 LUMICKS B.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.69 3 432.4%
41 Hartwig Medical Foundation, Netherlands 0.65 8 N/A
42 Single Quantum B.V., Netherlands 0.59 2 N/A
43 Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT), Netherlands 0.57 6 N/A
44 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.78 0.57 2 -29.9%
45 InnoSyn B.V., Netherlands 0.17 0.50 2 190.2%
45 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 0.30 0.50 1 61.2%
45 CNH Industrial N.V., Netherlands 0.50 0.50 2 -3.3%
46 Oasen N.V., Netherlands 0.72 0.48 3 -35.2%
47 Virenze Riagg Maastricht, Netherlands 0.02 0.42 1 2,318.3%
48 Symeres, Netherlands 0.59 0.40 1 -34.5%
49 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.07 0.38 3 414.5%
50 BYK Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.25 0.33 1 29.0%
50 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.79 0.33 1 -59.1%
50 Plaxis BV, Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
51 Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands 0.05 0.33 3 546.4%
52 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.20 0.32 4 56.8%
53 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.25 0.31 2 18.6%
54 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.02 0.30 9 1,047.2%
55 Institute for Translational Vaccinology (Intravacc), Netherlands 0.29 1 N/A
56 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.94 0.28 6 -71.3%
57 Heineken Supply Chain B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
57 Leyden Delta B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
58 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.24 4 N/A
59 Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, Netherlands 0.24 3 N/A
60 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.05 0.24 21 319.7%
61 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.23 4 167.2%
62 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.22 3 94.5%
63 Dutch State Supervision of Mines (SSM), Netherlands 0.22 1 N/A
64 EnzyPep B.V., Netherlands 0.21 1 N/A
65 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.33 0.21 3 -38.3%
66 The Ocean Cleanup, Netherlands 0.51 0.21 2 -60.2%
67 Waternet, Netherlands 0.61 0.20 1 -68.2%
67 DENSsolutions B.V., Netherlands 0.80 0.20 1 -75.8%
67 Smit Thermal Solutions B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
67 Van der Lugt B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
68 Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands 0.20 2 N/A
69 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.25 0.18 1 -29.7%
69 Artinis Medical Systems BV, Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
69 National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
70 NovioSense B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.17 2 123.9%
71 Reade, Netherlands 0.05 0.17 4 259.8%
72 Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
73 Eurofins Materials Science Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.16 3 N/A
74 Corbion N.V., Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
74 Antea Group Netherlands, Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
75 Kadaster, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
76 Syngaschem B.V., Netherlands 0.29 0.13 2 -55.3%
77 Partners4UrbanWater, Netherlands 0.43 0.13 1 -71.5%
77 Passive Sampling of Organic Compounds (PaSOC), Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
77 Royal Burgers' Zoo, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
78 Cergentis B.V., Netherlands 0.12 1 N/A
79 Project MinE ALS Sequencing Consortium, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
80 FutureChemistry Holding B.V., Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
80 MIMETAS, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
81 National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis Museum), Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 Fugro N.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 DNV-GL, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 Paques B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 Bejo Zaden B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
81 BCF Systems B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
82 Chiralix B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
83 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 2 N/A
84 Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Netherlands 0.10 4 N/A
85 Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital (ETZ), Netherlands 0.09 2 N/A
86 PamGene International B.V., Netherlands 0.17 0.09 2 -49.1%
87 Quest Innovations B.V., Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
87 Fieldwork Company, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
88 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.22 0.09 2 -60.2%
89 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.20 0.09 12 -57.7%
90 NanoPhab B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.08 1 -27.5%
90 Océ Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.15 0.08 1 -47.9%
90 Koppert Biological Systems B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
90 Triskelion B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
90 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
90 Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
90 De Hoogstraat Revalidatie, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
90 Demcon Nymus3D, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
91 Polder Animation, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
92 Stichting Chimbo, Netherlands 0.07 2 N/A
93 Bio-Prodict BV, Netherlands 0.20 0.07 1 -65.5%
93 TI-COAST, Netherlands 0.75 0.07 1 -90.8%
93 Archeological Drawings and Analyses, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
93 Stichting STONE, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
94 Laboratory Pathology East Netherlands (LabPON), Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
95 St. Antonius Hospital, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
96 Khondrion B.V., Netherlands 0.06 2 N/A
97 Interna Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.14 0.06 1 -62.4%
97 Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
97 ScarTec Therapeutics BV, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
97 Lava Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
97 InProcess-LSP, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
98 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.03 0.05 1 69.3%
99 Josephine Nefkens Institute (JNI), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
100 Meander Medical Centre, Netherlands 0.05 2 N/A
101 Sint Franciscus Gasthuis Rotterdam (SFG), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
101 PWN, Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
102 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.06 0.05 9 -19.3%
103 SupraPolix B.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.04 1 -3.3%
103 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.05 0.04 1 -23.4%
104 Netherlands National Museum of Antiquities, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
104 Bartiméus, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
104 Veterinary Specialist Centre Wagenrenk (VSC Wagenrenk), Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
105 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
106 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.13 0.03 1 -74.2%
106 Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation The Netherlands (RAVON), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
106 Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
107 Hermkens Pharma Consultancy BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
108 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.11 0.03 1 -72.8%
108 FutureWater, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
108 Single Cell Discoveries B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
109 Science and Technology Corporation, Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
110 BIAX Consult, Netherlands 0.01 0.03 1 90.9%
111 Isala Clinics, Netherlands 0.10 0.03 1 -75.8%
111 Verloskundigenpraktijk Velp, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
112 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.08 0.02 2 -69.0%
113 Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI), Netherlands 0.13 0.02 1 -81.6%
113 Team Liquid, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
114 Amphia Hospital, Netherlands 0.05 0.02 1 -58.2%
115 Delta Psychiatric Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 0.02 1 73.3%
115 Wetlands International, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
116 GenomeScan B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
117 Altrecht, Netherlands 0.00 0.02 4 978.9%
118 Maasstad Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
119 St. Elisabeth Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
120 Deventer Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
121 Rewilding Europe, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
122 Kiadis Pharma, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
123 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
124 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.01 0.01 3 80.1%
125 ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
126 Kelp Marine Research, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
127 SmarterVision B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
128 Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
129 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.01 2 102.2%
130 PsyQ, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
131 Center for Eating Disorders Ursula, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
132 Dutch Heart Foundation, Netherlands 0.07 0.01 7 -93.1%
133 Team Loyalty B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.00 1 54.7%
134 McRoberts B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.00 2 326.9%
135 Zorg op Orde B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.00 2 345.8%
136 Interuniversity Cardiology Institute of the Netherlands (ICIN), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 1 -48.5%
137 Stichting Tropenbos International, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
138 Qiagen N.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.00 1 -97.7%
139 FrieslandCampina, Netherlands 0.14 0.00 1 -98.8%
140 Yulius Mental Health Organisation, Netherlands 0.00 0.00 1 -8.8%
140 Admiraal De Ruyter Ziekenhuis, Netherlands 0.01 0.00 1 -80.3%
141 PharmAccess Foundation, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
141 Joep Lange Institute, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
142 The Bascule, Netherlands 0.00 0.00 1 -8.8%
142 GGZ Drenthe, Netherlands 0.03 0.00 1 -97.5%
143 GGNet Mental Health, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A

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.