2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 170.59 182.63 1,331 6.4%
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 80.11 79.12 840 -1.8%
3 Sorbonne University, France 28.46 33.28 364 16.3%
4 Pasteur Institute, France 35.92 33.24 215 -8.0%
5 University of Paris, France 29.41 28.59 327 -3.4%
6 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 22.40 27.77 293 23.2%
7 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 20.57 23.00 175 11.2%
8 University of Montpellier, France 22.99 22.20 230 -4.0%
9 University of Toulouse, France 14.97 17.94 143 19.2%
10 Curie Institute, France 13.71 17.90 140 29.8%
11 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 13.34 16.66 214 24.2%
12 University of Strasbourg, France 12.42 15.87 112 27.1%
13 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 17.90 15.87 209 -11.9%
14 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 13.73 14.89 197 7.8%
15 University of Lyon, France 14.50 13.90 125 -4.7%
16 University of Bordeaux, France 14.93 13.77 106 -8.3%
17 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.70 9.48 101 8.3%
18 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.82 8.23 108 4.6%
19 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 6.51 7.44 156 13.5%
20 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 3.52 5.11 104 44.3%
21 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 5.58 5.10 59 -9.2%
22 AgroParisTech, France 4.11 4.74 57 14.5%
23 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 3.80 4.54 52 18.6%
24 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 2.82 4.02 58 41.9%
25 University of Lille Nord de France, France 4.04 3.74 60 -7.8%
26 Collège de France, France 3.07 3.55 42 14.9%
27 University of Rennes 1, France 4.07 3.40 36 -16.9%
28 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.27 2.95 16 -10.1%
29 Sanofi, France 3.63 2.91 30 -20.3%
30 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 3.44 2.73 108 -21.0%
31 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 3.37 2.60 26 -23.4%
32 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 4.00 2.17 38 -46.1%
33 Montpellier SupAgro, France 2.86 2.14 43 -25.7%
34 University of Nantes, France 1.74 2.06 37 17.5%
35 Cellectis SA, France 2.00 2 N/A
36 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.89 1.89 17 112.8%
37 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 2.11 1.82 27 -14.2%
38 ESPCI ParisTech, France 3.08 1.81 28 -41.6%
39 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 1.81 1.71 24 -6.0%
40 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 1.78 1.59 35 -11.3%
41 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 2.03 1.59 35 -22.3%
42 Paris Dauphine University, France 1.01 1.53 34 50.0%
43 University of Burgundy, France 1.36 1.52 29 11.3%
44 École Polytechnique, France 0.51 1.52 24 195.8%
45 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.40 1.47 34 4.3%
46 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.75 1.42 20 87.2%
47 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.52 1.25 21 141.2%
48 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.33 1.25 8 274.3%
49 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 2.16 1.24 62 -42.7%
50 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 1.59 1.20 20 -25.3%
51 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.94 1.18 37 25.4%
52 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.43 1.18 19 170.2%
53 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.72 1.10 6 52.4%
54 University of Poitiers, France 0.01 1.07 10 7,254.5%
55 Alps Grenoble University Hospital (CHU Grenoble Alpes), France 1.69 1.04 26 -38.8%
56 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.84 0.95 28 12.5%
57 Innate Pharma S.A., France 0.90 0.94 7 3.4%
58 Centre Antoine-Lacassagne (CAL), France 0.79 0.94 14 17.9%
59 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.86 0.93 34 8.4%
60 CHU Nice, France 0.86 0.91 54 4.8%
61 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 1.33 0.90 35 -32.3%
62 University of Lorraine (UL), France 1.30 0.90 18 -31.0%
63 L'Oréal International, France 0.88 1 N/A
64 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 1.72 0.86 30 -49.9%
65 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.91 0.85 33 -6.7%
66 Dijon University Hospital, France 0.66 0.85 17 27.2%
67 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 1.58 0.85 8 -46.8%
68 Ureka - ImmuPharma Group, France 0.83 1 N/A
69 National Veterinary School of Alfort (ENVA), France 0.33 0.81 10 146.4%
70 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.14 0.81 11 458.2%
71 National Institute of Blood Transfusion (INTS), France 0.05 0.76 4 1,494.8%
72 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.80 0.76 8 -5.5%
73 Ipsen Group, France 0.74 1 N/A
74 AgroSup Dijon - National Superior Institute of Agronomic Sciences, Food and the Environment, France 1.03 0.73 21 -29.6%
75 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.32 0.72 17 122.3%
76 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 1.66 0.71 20 -57.1%
77 Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP), France 1.11 0.71 9 -36.2%
78 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 0.57 0.68 19 18.8%
79 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.65 0.63 55 -4.0%
80 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.40 0.62 12 54.3%
81 Oceanographic Observatory in Banyuls-sur-Mer (Arago Laboratory), France 0.85 0.61 7 -28.8%
82 The American University of Paris (AUP), France 0.60 1 N/A
83 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.29 0.59 13 99.5%
84 University of La Rochelle, France 0.27 0.58 7 109.1%
85 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 EDHEC Business School, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
85 SKEMA Business School, France 0.65 0.57 54 -12.5%
86 University of Angers, France 0.24 0.57 19 131.5%
87 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.08 0.55 5 551.8%
88 Vivet Therapeutics SAS, France 0.54 1 N/A
89 Centre Georges-François Leclerc (CGFL), France 0.46 0.54 4 16.3%
90 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.25 0.54 17 110.6%
91 University Institute of France (IUF), France 0.18 0.53 6 202.1%
92 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.36 0.52 11 44.5%
93 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.02 0.51 5 2,579.1%
94 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.20 0.49 3 142.3%
95 Institut de Paléontologie Humaine (IPH), France 0.11 0.47 6 333.3%
96 Ben-Ari Institute of Neuroarcheology, France 0.67 0.46 1 -31.6%
96 Neurochlore, France 0.46 1 N/A
97 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.73 0.45 9 -38.4%
98 LTER-France (Zones Ateliers), France 0.42 3 N/A
99 Bergonié Cancer Institute, France 0.15 0.42 11 174.5%
100 French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety (Anses), France 0.42 3 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.