2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 107.11 101.79 791 -7.9%
2 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 21.46 21.74 362 -1.8%
3 University of Paris, France 18.24 16.48 123 -12.4%
4 Sorbonne University, France 11.68 11.15 165 -7.5%
5 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 11.08 10.57 99 -7.5%
6 University of Toulouse, France 9.10 9.17 105 -2.3%
7 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 12.28 8.84 94 -30.2%
8 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 7.00 8.26 67 14.4%
9 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.04 7.67 110 5.7%
10 University of Lyon, France 6.19 6.49 62 1.7%
11 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 7.92 5.89 96 -27.9%
12 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 7.21 5.20 85 -30.2%
13 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.77 5.16 43 -13.3%
14 University of Montpellier, France 3.96 5.10 59 24.7%
15 University of Strasbourg, France 4.86 5.08 33 1.2%
16 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 7.76 4.96 106 -38.1%
17 University of Savoy (USMB), France 3.93 4.87 74 20.2%
18 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 8.54 4.82 70 -45.3%
19 Gustave Eiffel University, France 5.14 4.33 72 -18.4%
20 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 2.77 4.30 30 50.4%
21 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 1.93 4.24 14 112.9%
22 University of Rennes 1, France 2.69 4.14 30 49.1%
23 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 3.70 3.93 73 2.9%
24 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.75 3.22 30 -16.6%
25 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 4.36 3.18 20 -29.3%
26 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 3.56 3.14 44 -14.5%
27 University of Orléans, France 2.29 2.82 23 19.5%
28 Bureau de Recherches Geologiques et Minieres (BRGM), France 4.13 2.69 22 -37.0%
29 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.46 2.62 41 3.5%
30 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 1.71 2.50 51 41.4%
31 University of Poitiers, France 1.24 2.44 11 89.9%
32 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.20 2.18 18 -3.9%
33 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.84 1.92 41 1.0%
33 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.96 1.92 41 -4.7%
34 École Polytechnique, France 2.23 1.89 46 -17.7%
35 University of Lille Nord de France, France 2.34 1.89 19 -22.0%
36 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 2.20 1.84 37 -19.1%
37 Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France 3.40 1.72 5 -50.9%
38 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.94 1.66 14 70.8%
39 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 2.20 1.65 35 -27.3%
40 European Space Agency (ESA), France 1.26 1.56 12 19.9%
41 Paris Observatory, France 0.76 1.54 36 96.8%
42 Collège de France, France 1.72 1.36 22 -23.4%
43 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.74 1.34 13 76.4%
44 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 1.85 1.29 5 -32.6%
45 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 2.98 1.27 38 -58.5%
46 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 0.60 1.12 11 81.0%
47 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.08 1.05 6 1,257.7%
48 University of Bordeaux, France 0.93 1.05 24 9.8%
49 University of La Rochelle, France 0.68 1.02 7 45.7%
50 Veolia Environnement S.A., France 1.07 0.87 2 -21.4%
51 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.24 0.83 6 236.0%
52 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.37 0.83 14 -41.3%
53 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.70 0.78 12 9.0%
54 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.31 0.77 5 139.1%
55 University of Nantes, France 1.02 0.77 11 -27.4%
56 ALomax Scientific, France 0.67 2 N/A
57 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 1.06 0.59 16 -46.1%
58 Lithophyse, France 0.58 2 N/A
59 Estellus, France 0.53 2 N/A
60 AgroParisTech, France 1.06 0.53 10 -51.2%
61 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.03 0.52 3 1,396.7%
62 University of Angers, France 0.81 0.51 9 -38.9%
63 National Institute for Preventive Archaeological Research (INRAP), France 0.03 0.50 8 1,313.2%
64 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.25 0.50 11 94.1%
65 Total S.A., France 1.84 0.46 3 -75.6%
66 CHRU de Besançon, France 0.44 1 N/A
67 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.33 0.42 7 23.3%
68 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.53 0.42 6 -24.4%
69 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.41 0.42 7 -1.0%
70 University of Burgundy, France 0.32 0.39 6 17.0%
71 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.53 0.38 33 -31.1%
72 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.11 0.38 1 226.1%
72 European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), France 0.38 1 N/A
73 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.15 0.35 1 121.6%
74 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.15 0.34 11 117.5%
75 CHU de Poitiers, France 0.34 1 N/A
76 Orano, France 0.29 0.33 1 13.1%
77 Centre Européen de Recherche et de Formation Avancée en Calcul Scientifique (CERFACS), France 0.95 0.33 3 -66.3%
78 Centre de Recherches sur la Géologie des Matières Premières Minérales et Energétiques (CREGU), France 0.39 0.30 5 -24.2%
79 University of Rouen, France 0.39 0.30 2 -25.0%
80 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 CHU Nice, France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 EDHEC Business School, France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
80 SKEMA Business School, France 0.17 0.30 32 69.8%
81 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.29 3 N/A
82 SIAAP Headquarter, France 0.22 0.29 1 24.6%
83 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.21 0.27 1 21.1%
84 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.75 0.25 6 -67.3%
85 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.00 0.25 1 5,958.0%
85 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.01 0.25 2 2,226.3%
85 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.01 0.25 1 2,032.4%
85 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.38 0.25 1 -35.5%
85 Union des Marais de la Charente-Maritime (UNIMA), France 0.25 1 N/A
85 Société Astronomique de France (SAF), France 0.25 1 N/A
85 ACRI-ST, France 0.25 1 N/A
86 Le Mans University, France 0.07 0.24 2 219.5%
87 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.41 0.24 1 -44.0%
88 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.15 0.22 4 45.9%
89 Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI), France 0.20 2 N/A
90 Air Liquide, France 0.20 1 N/A
91 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.21 0.19 3 -9.5%
92 ATMO Guyane, France 0.18 1 N/A
93 École Nationale Supérieure Mines-Télécom Lille-Douai (IMT Lille Douai), France 0.34 0.18 2 -48.5%
94 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.26 0.17 7 -35.3%
95 National Forest Office (ONF), France 0.02 0.17 1 578.5%
95 Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), France 0.17 1 N/A
95 Réseau National de Surveillance Aérobiologique (RNSA), France 0.17 1 N/A
96 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.00 0.16 1 3,755.1%
97 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.05 0.15 9 171.5%
98 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.03 0.15 2 408.9%
99 Suez S.A., France 0.14 0.14 1 -3.1%
99 ERM Poitiers, France 0.14 1 N/A
99 Febus Optics SAS, France 0.14 1 N/A
99 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses), France 0.14 1 N/A
99 Agency for Consultation and Research in Oceanography (ACRO), France 0.14 1 N/A
99 Conservatoire Botanique National de Bailleul (CBNBL), France 0.14 1 N/A
99 Conservatoire Botanique National de Franche-Comté, Observatoire Régional des Invertébrés (CBNFC-ORI), France 0.14 1 N/A
99 Société du Canal de Provence (SCP), France 0.14 1 N/A
100 University of Avignon, France 0.02 0.14 6 545.3%

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