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 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 45.16 44.94 246 -1.1%
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 29.43 34.44 163 16.3%
3 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 30.58 33.55 187 9.1%
4 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 31.15 31.21 227 -0.4%
5 Leiden University, Netherlands 23.84 30.52 182 27.3%
6 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 18.15 23.48 158 28.6%
7 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 24.70 22.77 158 -8.4%
8 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 15.12 20.20 82 32.8%
9 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 19.54 19.90 103 1.3%
10 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 15.72 17.23 112 9.0%
11 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 8.02 13.93 85 72.7%
12 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 10.92 9.82 44 -10.7%
13 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 7.01 8.51 67 20.6%
14 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 2.85 2.80 33 -2.3%
15 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.37 2.17 8 480.9%
16 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 1.51 1.53 27 1.1%
17 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.45 1.53 44 235.1%
18 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.39 1.20 5 205.6%
19 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 2.03 0.81 12 -60.5%
20 LUMICKS B.V., Netherlands 0.69 3 N/A
21 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 5.43 0.66 9 -88.0%
22 Hartwig Medical Foundation, Netherlands 0.65 8 N/A
23 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.27 0.64 10 139.0%
24 Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT), Netherlands 0.57 6 N/A
25 Virenze Riagg Maastricht, Netherlands 0.02 0.42 1 2,385.5%
26 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.11 0.35 5 211.6%
27 TropIQ Health Sciences, Netherlands 0.25 0.31 2 21.9%
28 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.02 0.30 9 1,079.1%
29 Institute for Translational Vaccinology (Intravacc), Netherlands 0.29 1 N/A
30 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.25 0.27 2 6.8%
31 Pepscan Holding NV, Netherlands 0.25 3 N/A
32 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.14 0.25 3 74.1%
33 Heineken Supply Chain B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
33 Leyden Delta B.V., Netherlands 0.25 1 N/A
34 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.24 4 N/A
35 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.78 0.24 1 -70.2%
36 Bioceros B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.23 4 174.6%
37 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.22 3 99.9%
38 Cultural Heritage Agency, Netherlands 0.21 1 N/A
39 Rijk Zwaan Zaadteelt en Zaadhandel B.V., Netherlands 0.33 0.21 3 -36.6%
40 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.28 0.21 5 -24.6%
41 Spaarne Hospital, Netherlands 0.20 2 N/A
42 TOPIGS Research Center IPG, Netherlands 0.25 0.18 1 -27.7%
42 Artinis Medical Systems BV, Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
42 National Plant Protection Organization (NPPO), Netherlands 0.18 1 N/A
43 Reade, Netherlands 0.05 0.17 4 269.8%
44 Centre for Human Drug Research (CHDR), Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
45 Corbion N.V., Netherlands 0.15 1 N/A
46 Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis, Netherlands 0.14 1 N/A
47 Cergentis B.V., Netherlands 0.12 1 N/A
48 Project MinE ALS Sequencing Consortium, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
49 MIMETAS, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
50 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 1.19 0.11 1 -91.2%
51 Bejo Zaden B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
52 Chiralix B.V., Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
53 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.10 2 N/A
54 Netherlands Ministry of Defence, Netherlands 0.10 4 N/A
55 Elisabeth-Tweesteden Hospital (ETZ), Netherlands 0.09 2 N/A
56 PamGene International B.V., Netherlands 0.17 0.09 2 -47.7%
57 Quest Innovations B.V., Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
57 Rijksmuseum, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
57 Fieldwork Company, Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
58 Stichting Epilepsie Instellingen Nederland (SEIN), Netherlands 0.22 0.09 2 -59.1%
59 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.00 0.08 3 2,396.2%
60 Koppert Biological Systems B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
60 Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (AUAS), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
60 De Hoogstraat Revalidatie, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
60 Demcon Nymus3D, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
61 Polder Animation, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
62 Stichting Chimbo, Netherlands 0.07 2 N/A
63 Bio-Prodict BV, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
63 Archeological Drawings and Analyses, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
63 Stichting STONE, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
64 Laboratory Pathology East Netherlands (LabPON), Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
65 St. Antonius Hospital, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
66 Khondrion B.V., Netherlands 0.06 2 N/A
67 Interna Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.14 0.06 1 -61.3%
67 Netherlands Biodiversity Information Facility, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
67 ScarTec Therapeutics BV, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
68 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.03 0.05 1 74.0%
69 Josephine Nefkens Institute (JNI), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
70 Meander Medical Centre, Netherlands 0.05 2 N/A
71 Sint Franciscus Gasthuis Rotterdam (SFG), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
72 Netherlands Brain Bank (NBB), Netherlands 0.05 0.04 1 -21.3%
73 Netherlands Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
74 Netherlands National Museum of Antiquities, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
74 Bartiméus, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
74 Veterinary Specialist Centre Wagenrenk (VSC Wagenrenk), Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
75 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
76 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 0.03 2 N/A
77 Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation The Netherlands (RAVON), Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
77 Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
77 NIZO Food Research B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
78 Hermkens Pharma Consultancy BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
79 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.11 0.03 1 -72.0%
79 Single Cell Discoveries B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
80 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.20 0.03 7 -85.2%
81 Isala Clinics, Netherlands 0.10 0.03 1 -75.1%
81 Verloskundigenpraktijk Velp, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
82 SURFsara, Netherlands 0.08 0.02 2 -68.1%
83 Amphia Hospital, Netherlands 0.05 0.02 1 -57.1%
84 Delta Psychiatric Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 0.02 1 78.1%
84 Wetlands International, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
85 GenomeScan B.V., Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
86 Altrecht, Netherlands 0.00 0.02 4 1,008.9%
87 Maasstad Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
88 St. Elisabeth Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
89 Deventer Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
90 Rewilding Europe, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
91 Kiadis Pharma, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
92 Albert Schweitzer Hospital, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
93 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.01 0.01 3 85.1%
94 ARQ National Psychotrauma Centre, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
95 Kelp Marine Research, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
96 Louis Bolk Institute, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
97 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.01 2 107.8%
98 PsyQ, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
99 Center for Eating Disorders Ursula, Netherlands 0.01 2 N/A
100 Team Loyalty B.V., Netherlands 0.00 0.00 1 59.0%

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.