2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 12.38 13.88 147 12.5%
2 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 2.34 3.56 43 52.8%
3 University of Paris, France 1.65 2.26 37 37.1%
4 University of Strasbourg, France 0.73 2.09 15 185.9%
5 Sorbonne University, France 1.69 2.02 38 20.2%
6 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 1.98 1.98 26 0.8%
7 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.59 1.68 27 6.1%
8 University of Lyon, France 1.01 1.52 14 51.3%
9 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 0.83 1.19 39 44.4%
10 Curie Institute, France 0.26 0.99 9 286.9%
11 Collège de France, France 0.82 0.98 10 19.8%
12 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 0.54 0.90 18 67.5%
13 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 1.28 0.86 17 -32.4%
14 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 0.73 0.79 5 8.7%
15 Pasteur Institute, France 1.10 0.73 10 -32.9%
16 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 1.20 0.72 15 -39.9%
17 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 0.29 0.68 7 139.3%
18 University of Bordeaux, France 0.59 0.66 9 12.3%
19 University of Montpellier, France 0.67 0.63 19 -4.7%
20 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 0.12 0.63 19 431.4%
21 University of Lorraine (UL), France 0.03 0.60 5 1,640.0%
22 Sanofi, France 0.06 0.48 4 662.9%
23 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 0.39 0.46 10 19.3%
24 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.40 0.45 11 13.3%
25 Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), France 0.00 0.41 1 57,125.8%
26 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 0.61 0.36 5 -39.8%
27 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 0.04 0.35 8 703.1%
28 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 0.52 0.30 7 -41.0%
29 École Polytechnique, France 0.30 0.27 8 -8.1%
30 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.36 0.27 2 -24.7%
31 Orsay Physics, France 0.25 1 N/A
32 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.00 0.24 2 22,222.7%
33 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.12 0.22 6 80.8%
34 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.38 0.21 12 -44.2%
35 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.27 0.19 11 -27.0%
36 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.10 0.19 3 90.9%
37 European Space Agency (ESA), France 0.13 0.19 6 43.1%
38 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 0.13 0.19 3 42.0%
39 Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (CNES), France 0.24 0.17 10 -28.6%
40 Paris Observatory, France 0.25 0.16 15 -36.5%
41 AgroParisTech, France 0.13 0.12 2 -10.7%
42 University of Orléans, France 0.01 0.11 4 974.4%
43 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.11 0.11 4 0.8%
44 University of Lille Nord de France, France 0.01 0.10 6 692.5%
45 Fondation Jean Dausset - CEPH, France 0.10 1 N/A
46 University of Toulouse, France 1.20 0.10 10 -92.0%
47 Thales S.A., France 0.14 0.09 2 -33.9%
48 Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique (IRAM), France 0.09 2 N/A
49 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.23 0.08 4 -65.7%
50 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.22 0.08 4 -65.0%
51 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.00 0.07 5 2,032.6%
52 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.16 0.07 1 -58.9%
53 France Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy, France 0.14 0.06 5 -52.2%
54 University of Nantes, France 0.12 0.06 4 -46.8%
55 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.06 0.06 5 -0.5%
56 Institut de Paléontologie Humaine (IPH), France 0.02 0.06 2 224.6%
57 French Research Institute for Exploitation of the Sea (Ifremer), France 0.14 0.06 5 -59.5%
58 genOway, France 0.06 1 N/A
58 University of Poitiers, France 0.06 1 N/A
59 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.06 0.05 4 -2.7%
60 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.02 0.05 4 181.6%
61 Institut Paoli-Calmettes (IPC), France 0.05 3 N/A
62 Toulouse University Hospital (CHU-Toulouse), France 0.04 2 N/A
63 Institut de Recherches sur le Cancer de Lille (IRCL), France 0.04 3 N/A
64 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 0.03 0.04 1 63.0%
64 RS²D, France 0.04 1 N/A
65 Office National de la Chasse et de la Faune Sauvage (ONCFS), France 0.01 0.04 1 312.0%
65 Centre Léon Bérard (CLB), France 0.04 0.04 1 -1.5%
65 Claudius Regaud Institute (ICR), France 0.04 1 N/A
65 Bergonié Cancer Institute, France 0.04 1 N/A
65 Centre Eugène Marquis (CEM), France 0.04 1 N/A
65 Institute of Cancer Research (ICO), France 0.04 1 N/A
65 Antagene, France 0.04 1 N/A
66 French Research Agency ANRS, France 0.03 2 N/A
67 Innate Pharma S.A., France 0.03 1 N/A
68 University of Rouen, France 0.00 0.03 1 11,376.1%
68 École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Normandie (ENSA Normandie), France 0.03 1 N/A
68 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 0.03 1 N/A
68 University of Le Havre, France 0.03 1 N/A
68 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.03 1 N/A
69 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.01 0.03 1 119.4%
70 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.03 3 N/A
71 Conservatoire à Rayonnement Régional de Nice (CRR), France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 Centre Nationaux de Création Musicale (CIRM), France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 CHU Nice, France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 EDHEC Business School, France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
71 SKEMA Business School, France 0.05 0.03 9 -36.4%
72 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.03 0.03 3 -22.9%
73 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.06 0.03 3 -59.9%
74 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.27 0.03 1 -90.4%
74 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de TOURS (CHRU de Tours), France 0.03 1 N/A
75 Jean-Francois Champollion University Center for Teaching and Research, France 0.02 1 N/A
76 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.03 0.02 4 -24.1%
77 University of Angers, France 0.05 0.02 2 -53.1%
78 West Biotherapy, France 0.02 1 N/A
79 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 0.08 0.02 2 -77.5%
79 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.08 0.02 2 -77.5%
80 Inovarion SAS, France 0.02 1 N/A
81 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.03 0.02 1 -48.1%
82 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.02 1 N/A
83 Institute for Integrative Plant Biology (IBIP), France 0.01 0.02 1 146.9%
83 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.02 0.02 1 -25.9%
83 Etablissement Français du Sang (EFS), France 0.06 0.02 1 -72.8%
84 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.07 0.02 1 -78.3%
85 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.06 0.02 2 -75.8%
86 Lyon University Hospital (HCL), France 0.07 0.01 1 -79.3%
87 Institut Agronomique néo-Calédonien (IAC), France 0.01 2 N/A
88 Clinique Veterinaire de Grand Fond, France 0.01 1 N/A
89 Électricité de France S.A. (EDF), France 0.01 0.01 1 31.4%
90 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Nancy (CHRU Nancy), France 0.01 1 N/A
91 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.01 0.01 1 -37.5%
92 ELISOL Environnement, France 0.01 1 N/A
93 National Metrology and Testing (LNE), France 0.00 1 N/A
94 Groupe d’Etude Thérapeutique des Affections Inflammatoires Digestives (GETAID), France 0.00 1 N/A
95 CY Cergy Paris University, France 0.00 0.00 1 31.4%
96 University of Avignon, France 0.01 0.00 1 -70.1%
96 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.00 1 N/A
97 Agence de Recherche pour la Biodiversité à la Réunion (ARBRE), France 0.00 1 N/A
98 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Lille (CHU Lille), France 0.00 1 N/A
99 Eurobiomed, France 0.00 1 N/A
99 HalioDx SAS, France 0.00 1 N/A
100 French Public Health Agency, France 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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