2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 University of Strasbourg, France 30.67 31.01 146 0.9%
2 University of Toulouse, France 19.36 22.11 138 13.9%
3 Sorbonne University, France 21.90 21.71 165 -1.1%
4 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 17.11 17.92 163 4.5%
5 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 22.78 15.85 102 -30.6%
6 University of Montpellier, France 12.72 15.21 105 19.3%
7 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 13.07 13.28 88 1.4%
8 University of Bordeaux, France 15.76 13.26 92 -16.1%
9 University of Lyon, France 11.21 11.56 75 2.9%
10 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 13.93 10.81 100 -22.5%
11 University of Paris, France 10.85 10.42 82 -4.1%
12 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 9.44 8.48 62 -10.4%
13 University of Rennes 1, France 10.58 8.38 66 -20.9%
14 University of Lille Nord de France, France 7.49 7.80 48 4.0%
15 University of Lorraine (UL), France 6.53 7.64 39 16.7%
16 University of Nantes, France 6.01 7.33 56 21.7%
17 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 4.82 6.12 74 26.6%
18 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.61 5.63 53 -26.2%
19 ESPCI ParisTech, France 5.20 5.32 41 2.1%
20 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 6.35 5.02 53 -21.1%
21 University of Rouen, France 2.76 3.71 21 34.2%
22 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 2.15 3.60 43 67.1%
23 Collège de France, France 2.58 3.44 50 33.5%
24 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 4.12 3.20 36 -22.5%
25 University of Burgundy, France 2.13 2.82 10 31.8%
26 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 2.70 2.81 31 4.0%
27 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 3.38 2.76 25 -18.3%
28 University of Poitiers, France 2.27 2.64 10 16.3%
29 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 1.64 2.54 32 53.9%
30 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.84 2.42 33 30.9%
31 École Polytechnique, France 3.05 2.35 34 -23.0%
32 University of Orléans, France 2.56 2.26 25 -11.9%
33 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 4.09 2.04 37 -50.3%
34 University of Angers, France 3.37 2.02 10 -40.1%
35 CY Cergy Paris University, France 3.28 1.99 12 -39.7%
36 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.78 1.90 30 -49.9%
37 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.25 1.75 10 39.8%
38 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.47 1.60 31 237.2%
39 École Centrale de Lille, France 1.83 1.60 15 -12.8%
40 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.70 1.55 19 -42.6%
41 Artois University, France 1.83 1.54 15 -15.9%
42 Le Mans University, France 1.93 1.54 10 -20.5%
43 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 1.87 1.39 17 -25.8%
44 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 2.62 1.26 6 -52.1%
45 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.90 1.24 21 37.6%
46 AgroParisTech, France 1.06 0.94 13 -11.4%
47 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.63 0.89 7 41.3%
48 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.10 0.80 21 -27.6%
49 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.78 0.80 8 2.3%
50 University of Le Havre, France 0.07 0.63 1 761.2%
51 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.28 0.62 2 120.0%
52 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.45 0.61 5 33.6%
53 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.65 0.47 11 -27.9%
54 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.10 0.43 19 329.8%
55 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.19 0.38 3 97.5%
56 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.33 2 N/A
57 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.64 0.33 10 -49.3%
58 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.32 4 N/A
59 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.36 0.30 2 -16.7%
60 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.16 0.27 5 74.6%
60 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.45 0.27 5 -39.9%
61 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.27 4 N/A
62 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.26 2 N/A
63 University of Savoy (USMB), France 0.79 0.26 4 -66.7%
64 University Clermont Auvergne, France 0.76 0.26 4 -65.6%
65 University of Paris Ouest (Paris 10), France 0.25 1 N/A
66 École Centrale Lyon, France 0.22 0.22 3 0.0%
67 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.30 0.21 12 -29.3%
68 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
68 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
68 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
68 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
68 EDHEC Business School, France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
68 SKEMA Business School, France 0.13 0.21 18 58.5%
69 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.23 0.17 11 -23.8%
70 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.01 0.17 7 1,672.8%
71 École Nationale Supérieure de Techniques Avancées Bretagne (ENSTA Bretagne), France 0.17 1 N/A
72 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 1.22 0.15 3 -87.4%
73 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 0.03 0.13 3 351.2%
74 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.22 0.10 4 -52.1%
75 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 0.64 0.09 8 -86.0%
76 Le Studium - Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, France 0.07 0.08 1 16.4%
76 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.08 1 N/A
77 University of Technology of Compiègne (UTC), France 0.35 0.08 2 -78.8%
78 Center for Research and Interdisciplinarity (CRI Paris), France 0.08 1 N/A
79 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.17 0.07 2 -59.3%
80 Paris Observatory, France 0.08 0.07 8 -14.5%
81 École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), France 0.06 1 N/A
82 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 1.42 0.05 1 -96.5%
83 HEC Paris, France 0.06 0.05 8 -16.8%
84 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.69 0.05 1 -93.1%
85 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.01 0.04 7 307.0%
85 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.01 0.04 7 307.0%
85 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.01 0.04 7 307.0%
85 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.01 0.04 7 307.0%
85 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.01 0.04 7 307.0%
86 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.01 0.03 6 222.0%
86 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.01 0.03 6 222.0%
86 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.01 0.03 6 222.0%
86 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.03 0.03 6 8.5%
87 National Engineering Institute in Mechanics and Microtechnologies (ENSMM), France 0.03 0.03 1 -10.2%
87 University of Avignon, France 0.04 0.03 1 -30.1%
87 Arts et Métiers ParisTech (ENSAM), France 0.18 0.03 1 -85.9%
88 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.02 0.02 2 38.5%
89 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.06 0.02 1 -72.8%
90 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.13 0.01 1 -89.6%
91 University of Rennes 2, France 0.01 1 N/A
92 Pôle Supérieur d’Enseignement Artistique Paris Boulogne-Billancourt (PSPBB), France 0.01 1 N/A
92 Institut Européen d'Administration des Affaires (INSEAD), France 0.01 1 N/A
93 Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), France 0.00 1 N/A
93 National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations (INALCO), France 0.00 1 N/A
93 Université Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3, France 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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