2020 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 51.55 41.23 94 -21.2%
2 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 40.04 37.72 289 -7.2%
3 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 46.20 37.58 272 -19.9%
4 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 34.93 35.24 80 -0.6%
5 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 28.93 31.37 166 6.8%
6 Leiden University, Netherlands 33.26 28.24 127 -16.4%
7 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 19.32 25.87 258 31.9%
8 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 19.77 19.14 54 -4.6%
9 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 18.10 16.40 240 -10.7%
10 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 10.88 10.56 192 -4.4%
11 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 6.56 8.26 35 23.9%
12 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 4.08 4.39 16 6.2%
13 ASML, Netherlands 0.61 1.51 8 142.2%
14 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 0.36 1.35 10 272.0%
15 Simbeyond B.V., Netherlands 0.14 0.80 2 451.7%
16 Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP), Netherlands 0.08 0.73 4 757.1%
17 Single Quantum B.V., Netherlands 0.59 2 N/A
18 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.10 0.58 3 450.9%
19 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 0.04 0.55 4 1,252.3%
20 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 0.41 1 N/A
21 Wetsus Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Water Technology, Netherlands 0.36 1 N/A
22 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
22 SyMO-Chem B.V., Netherlands 0.33 1 N/A
23 Deltares, Netherlands 0.30 2 N/A
24 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 1.02 0.23 4 -77.5%
25 DENSsolutions B.V., Netherlands 0.63 0.20 1 -68.9%
25 Smit Thermal Solutions B.V., Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
26 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 0.17 0.18 2 5.2%
27 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 1.87 0.18 2 -90.7%
28 Eurofins Materials Science Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.16 3 N/A
29 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.14 0.16 2 9.5%
30 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
31 NanoPhab B.V., Netherlands 0.11 0.08 1 -26.1%
31 Océ Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.15 0.08 1 -47.0%
31 Caribbean Research and Management of Biodiversity (CARMABI), Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
31 Triskelion B.V., Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
31 Saxion University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.08 1 N/A
32 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 0.30 0.07 9 -76.4%
33 Lava Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
33 UbiQ Bio B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
33 InProcess-LSP, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
34 Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS Institute), Netherlands 0.03 0.05 1 72.4%
35 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.05 0.05 9 0.3%
36 Bartiméus, Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
37 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.04 0.03 7 -24.8%
38 FutureWater, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
39 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 0.16 0.02 2 -84.3%
40 Team Liquid, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
41 Deventer Hospital, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
42 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
43 SmarterVision B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
43 Science and Technology Corporation, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
44 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.05 0.01 1 -87.3%
45 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 0.04 0.01 2 -86.2%
46 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.02 0.00 1 -83.5%
47 Batavia Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.00 1 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.