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 Max Planck Society, Germany 229.03 223.03 569 -9.2%
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 102.90 138.33 232 25.3%
4 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 129.66 134.50 264 -3.3%
5 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 132.81 129.69 251 -9.0%
6 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.83 125.67 483 0.3%
7 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.36 116.02 249 -9.4%
8 Leibniz Association, Germany 71.60 88.21 254 14.8%
9 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 75.61 76.57 157 -5.6%
10 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 91.32 73.23 159 -25.3%
11 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 65.10 69.40 140 -0.6%
12 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 65.35 65.59 175 -6.4%
13 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 65.31 65.51 148 -6.5%
14 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 76.30 64.02 99 -21.8%
15 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 62.54 59.10 256 -11.9%
16 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 54.75 58.04 173 -1.2%
17 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 42.79 56.06 99 22.1%
18 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 58.26 54.51 97 -12.8%
19 University of Göttingen, Germany 48.06 53.82 103 4.4%
20 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 55.58 51.97 134 -12.8%
21 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 33.26 49.55 80 38.9%
22 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 33.79 46.09 117 27.1%
23 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 34.64 43.70 84 17.6%
24 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 32.71 43.33 75 23.5%
25 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 39.18 43.28 114 3.0%
26 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 38.26 42.54 150 3.7%
27 Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS), Czech Republic 32.67 42.31 128 20.7%
28 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 43.46 41.75 85 -10.5%
29 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 37.02 40.78 84 2.7%
30 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 43.72 40.55 74 -13.6%
31 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 25.85 40.22 70 45.0%
32 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 46.91 37.28 99 -25.9%
33 UCL, United Kingdom (UK) 34.36 36.36 125 -1.4%
34 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 34.52 35.98 82 -2.9%
35 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 30.58 34.87 76 6.3%
36 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 43.68 33.87 158 -27.7%
37 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 27.08 33.61 110 15.7%
38 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 29.20 33.57 99 7.2%
39 University of Vienna, Austria 22.94 33.53 83 36.2%
40 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 24.88 31.50 80 18.0%
41 University of Strasbourg, France 29.70 30.67 161 -3.8%
42 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 33.73 30.20 76 -16.5%
43 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 35.51 30.08 200 -21.1%
44 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 30.98 29.58 80 -11.0%
45 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 32.56 29.44 57 -15.7%
46 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 18.90 29.34 72 44.7%
47 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 24.04 29.33 114 13.7%
48 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 19.34 29.23 54 40.9%
49 Leiden University, Netherlands 26.62 29.13 63 2.0%
50 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 24.13 28.86 66 11.5%
51 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 21.12 28.33 67 25.0%
52 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 23.78 27.94 89 9.5%
53 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 35.10 27.18 70 -27.8%
54 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 31.72 27.14 66 -20.2%
55 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 28.97 27.13 57 -12.7%
56 University of Konstanz, Germany 18.53 26.99 43 35.7%
57 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 38.43 26.30 67 -36.2%
58 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 32.61 25.93 74 -25.9%
59 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 24.36 25.25 61 -3.4%
60 Lund University (LU), Sweden 23.45 25.17 61 0.1%
61 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 18.58 24.34 93 22.1%
62 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 21.01 23.62 73 4.8%
63 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 24.48 23.07 63 -12.2%
64 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 23.96 22.78 128 -11.4%
65 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 19.92 22.65 63 6.0%
66 TU Dortmund University, Germany 18.52 22.61 51 13.8%
67 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 26.89 22.47 57 -22.1%
68 University of Stuttgart, Germany 17.86 22.01 46 14.9%
69 Sorbonne University, France 20.44 21.90 156 -0.2%
70 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 26.74 21.83 48 -23.9%
71 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 24.09 21.82 58 -15.6%
72 Stockholm University, Sweden 30.67 21.50 81 -34.7%
73 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 14.42 20.37 58 31.7%
74 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 22.21 19.84 55 -16.7%
75 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 18.38 19.70 73 -0.1%
76 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 19.46 19.62 54 -6.0%
77 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 24.88 19.51 56 -26.9%
78 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 15.79 19.46 74 14.8%
79 University of Toulouse, France 18.45 19.36 114 -2.2%
80 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 24.23 19.30 63 -25.7%
81 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 23.65 19.17 58 -24.5%
82 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 20.93 18.61 50 -17.1%
83 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 19.90 18.12 36 -15.1%
84 Ulm University, Germany 13.94 17.77 52 18.8%
85 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 16.97 17.68 40 -2.8%
86 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 22.04 17.54 34 -25.8%
87 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 10.07 17.54 43 62.3%
88 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 15.06 17.52 47 8.5%
89 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 15.50 17.42 59 4.7%
90 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 23.79 17.35 57 -32.0%
91 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 9.87 17.28 56 63.1%
92 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 16.50 17.11 162 -3.4%
93 The University of Dublin, Ireland 13.45 16.91 42 17.2%
94 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 21.11 16.82 86 -25.7%
95 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 24.74 16.68 52 -37.2%
96 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 12.37 16.61 40 25.1%
97 Leipzig University, Germany 23.43 16.28 35 -35.2%
98 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 18.47 15.85 46 -20.0%
99 University of Bordeaux, France 18.68 15.76 89 -21.3%
100 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 14.97 15.70 78 -2.2%

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.