2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 243.61 235.76 1,115 -9.8%
2 University of Strasbourg, France 29.70 30.67 161 -3.8%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 35.51 30.08 200 -21.1%
4 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 23.96 22.78 128 -11.4%
5 Sorbonne University, France 20.44 21.90 156 -0.2%
6 University of Toulouse, France 18.45 19.36 114 -2.2%
7 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 16.50 17.11 162 -3.4%
8 University of Bordeaux, France 18.68 15.76 89 -21.3%
9 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 14.42 13.93 116 -10.0%
10 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 14.54 13.07 85 -16.3%
11 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 9.00 12.88 130 33.4%
12 University of Montpellier, France 13.11 12.72 83 -9.6%
13 University of Lyon, France 13.24 11.21 63 -21.1%
14 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 12.24 11.17 68 -14.9%
15 University of Paris, France 10.15 10.85 61 -0.4%
16 University of Rennes 1, France 8.38 10.58 79 17.7%
17 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 9.99 9.44 65 -11.9%
18 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 6.44 7.61 66 10.2%
19 University of Lille Nord de France, France 6.43 7.49 43 8.5%
20 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.85 6.53 39 4.0%
21 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 3.72 6.35 46 58.8%
22 University of Nantes, France 7.59 6.01 36 -26.2%
23 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 7.51 5.50 33 -31.8%
24 ESPCI ParisTech, France 6.06 5.20 39 -20.1%
25 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 5.93 5.14 51 -19.1%
26 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 5.10 4.82 58 -11.9%
27 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 3.61 4.12 39 6.2%
28 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 4.55 4.09 61 -16.1%
29 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 4.69 3.78 31 -24.9%
30 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 1.68 3.38 28 87.4%
30 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 2.87 3.38 28 9.5%
31 University of Angers, France 1.38 3.37 14 127.5%
32 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.32 3.28 15 131.4%
33 École Polytechnique, France 4.20 3.05 35 -32.3%
34 University of Rouen, France 2.37 2.76 17 8.8%
35 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.35 2.70 21 7.1%
36 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 5.96 2.70 27 -57.7%
37 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.18 2.62 11 1,252.4%
38 Collège de France, France 1.80 2.58 31 33.4%
39 University of Orléans, France 2.94 2.56 16 -18.7%
40 University of Poitiers, France 0.71 2.27 12 195.7%
41 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.59 2.15 33 -44.2%
42 University of Burgundy, France 2.00 2.13 13 -0.5%
43 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 0.43 1.94 3 318.2%
44 Le Mans University, France 1.39 1.93 6 29.2%
45 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 2.03 1.87 21 -14.2%
46 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.59 1.84 24 8.2%
47 École Centrale de Lille, France 0.99 1.83 17 72.9%
47 Artois University, France 1.03 1.83 17 65.2%
48 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.87 1.83 41 -8.7%
49 Curie Institute, France 1.22 1.71 19 30.6%
50 Pasteur Institute, France 3.28 1.71 21 -51.3%
51 Sanofi, France 3.29 1.65 10 -53.1%
52 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 2.94 1.64 23 -47.9%
53 Thales S.A., France 1.90 1.52 15 -25.3%
54 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.04 1.42 5 3,464.6%
55 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.27 1.39 14 380.5%
56 Ureka - ImmuPharma Group, France 1.25 2 N/A
57 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.34 1.25 5 244.7%
58 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.75 1.22 3 50.7%
59 Arkema S.A., France 0.78 1.14 3 37.1%
60 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 2.52 1.10 12 -59.3%
61 AgroParisTech, France 1.18 1.06 11 -16.3%
62 The Michelin Group, France 0.37 1.01 3 154.7%
63 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 1.78 0.94 19 -50.4%
64 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 1.09 0.90 17 -23.6%
65 L'Oréal International, France 0.29 0.86 1 179.6%
66 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.38 0.84 12 107.6%
67 Total S.A., France 0.83 0.82 3 -7.1%
68 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.95 0.79 11 -22.2%
69 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 2.69 0.78 9 -73.0%
70 University Clermont Auvergne, France 1.48 0.76 8 -52.0%
71 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.82 0.75 2 -15.0%
72 National Infrastructure of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB), France 0.34 0.72 3 97.7%
73 SIGMA Clermont, France 1.56 0.69 6 -58.6%
74 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.82 0.65 12 -25.9%
75 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.42 0.64 11 41.1%
76 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.20 0.64 9 198.0%
77 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.14 0.63 4 306.4%
78 France Ministry of Culture, France 0.19 0.58 2 180.5%
79 Imabiotech SAS, France 0.53 2 N/A
80 Ipsen Group, France 0.50 1 N/A
81 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.81 0.47 18 -45.6%
82 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.46 2 N/A
83 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.19 0.46 6 131.1%
84 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.59 0.45 9 -27.8%
85 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.45 0.45 7 -6.8%
86 Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France 0.45 2 N/A
87 Airbus S.A.S., France 0.06 0.45 4 589.8%
88 Centre de Recherches sur la Géologie des Matières Premières Minérales et Energétiques (CREGU), France 0.44 2 N/A
89 Dassault Systèmes (3DS), France 0.25 0.40 1 49.1%
90 University of Technology of Troyes (UTT), France 0.05 0.39 1 632.3%
91 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.54 0.38 5 -35.5%
92 Sanofi Chimie S.A., France 0.37 2 N/A
93 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 1.17 0.36 4 -71.1%
94 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 0.35 3 N/A
95 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 1.09 0.34 9 -71.3%
96 National Office for Aerospace Studies and Research (ONERA), France 0.79 0.32 7 -62.4%
97 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.19 0.30 13 44.2%
98 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.50 0.29 5 -45.6%
99 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.88 0.28 2 -70.0%
100 EPF - Graduate School of Engineering, France 0.01 0.28 2 2,799.8%

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.