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 Münster (WWU), Germany 64.02 74.95 114 16.8%
2 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 56.06 59.52 104 6.0%
3 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 65.51 59.05 151 -10.1%
4 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 73.23 58.95 136 -19.7%
5 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 69.40 58.59 135 -15.7%
6 University of Göttingen, Germany 53.82 56.93 113 5.6%
7 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 59.19 52.20 144 -12.0%
8 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 37.28 49.89 127 33.5%
9 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 43.70 43.25 99 -1.2%
10 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 42.54 42.58 148 -0.1%
11 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 40.55 41.79 91 2.8%
12 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 49.55 38.38 65 -22.7%
13 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 46.09 36.44 118 -21.1%
14 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 43.33 34.81 63 -19.8%
15 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 34.87 31.74 81 -9.2%
16 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 40.22 29.60 53 -26.6%
17 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 14.76 24.80 75 67.7%
18 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 27.18 24.39 83 -10.5%
19 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 21.83 24.06 47 10.0%
20 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 13.97 23.27 56 66.2%
21 University of Konstanz, Germany 26.99 23.21 38 -14.2%
22 Goethe University Frankfurt (GU), Germany 26.30 22.38 53 -15.1%
23 University of Stuttgart, Germany 22.01 19.14 56 -13.2%
24 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 16.82 18.33 84 8.8%
25 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 29.23 18.30 44 -37.5%
26 Leibniz University Hannover (LUH), Germany 12.86 18.16 44 40.9%
27 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 14.49 16.97 45 16.9%
28 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 17.52 16.83 42 -4.2%
29 TU Dortmund University, Germany 22.61 15.99 38 -29.4%
30 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 17.54 14.95 28 -15.0%
31 Ulm University, Germany 17.77 14.62 53 -17.9%
32 Leipzig University, Germany 16.28 14.59 41 -10.6%
33 Bielefeld University, Germany 12.56 14.27 25 13.3%
34 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 13.91 13.52 44 -3.0%
35 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 13.10 13.49 63 2.8%
36 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 9.23 13.37 36 44.6%
37 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 12.37 12.33 35 -0.5%
38 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 12.65 12.32 38 -2.8%
39 Technical University of Darmstadt (TU Darmstadt), Germany 13.97 11.24 34 -19.7%
40 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 8.27 10.66 31 28.7%
41 University of Oldenburg, Germany 3.69 10.34 25 179.1%
42 Technical University Braunschweig (TU Braunschweig), Germany 13.95 8.67 33 -38.0%
43 University of Rostock, Germany 8.91 7.75 15 -13.2%
44 Jacobs University Bremen, Germany 8.35 6.98 15 -16.6%
45 University of Paderborn (UPB), Germany 3.50 6.82 19 94.4%
46 University of Greifswald, Germany 3.55 6.14 12 72.6%
47 University of Potsdam, Germany 7.02 5.75 23 -18.4%
48 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 6.03 5.68 19 -6.0%
49 University of Siegen, Germany 10.24 5.49 9 -46.5%
50 University of Augsburg, Germany 2.65 4.27 14 60.6%
51 Chemnitz University of Technology (TU Chemnitz), Germany 1.97 3.71 12 87.6%
52 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 2.10 3.24 21 53.9%
53 Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg (TUBAF), Germany 0.95 3.24 8 239.4%
54 University of Wuppertal, Germany 2.59 2.81 15 8.3%
55 Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU), Germany 1.30 2.54 7 95.5%
56 University of Lübeck, Germany 0.72 1.78 8 147.1%
57 Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.13 1.48 3 1,083.2%
58 University of Kassel, Germany 3.86 1.32 5 -65.8%
59 Ilmenau University of Technology (TU Ilmenau), Germany 2.21 1.15 3 -48.2%
60 Hamburg University of Technology (TUHH), Germany 0.01 1.05 4 16,175.1%
61 Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau (TH Wildau), Germany 0.58 1.00 2 71.1%
62 University of Osnabrück (Uni Osnabrück), Germany 2.56 0.68 4 -73.3%
63 German Sport University Cologne (GSU), Germany 0.17 0.60 1 259.2%
64 Aachen University of Applied Sciences (FH Aachen), Germany 0.50 0.50 2 -0.2%
65 University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover (TiHo), Germany 0.13 0.42 10 215.1%
66 Aalen University, Germany 0.11 0.40 2 257.9%
67 Hochschule Niederrhein University of Applied Science, Germany 1.77 0.32 1 -82.1%
68 Bundeswehr University Munich (UniBwM), Germany 0.21 0.29 2 41.6%
69 Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences (THB), Germany 0.20 1 N/A
70 Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design (ABK Stuttgart), Germany 0.14 1 N/A
71 Mittweida University of Applied Sciences (HSMW), Germany 0.13 1 N/A
72 Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT), Germany 0.11 1 N/A
73 University of Applied Sciences (TH Köln), Germany 0.10 0.10 1 -0.2%
73 Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (h_da), Germany 0.60 0.10 1 -83.4%
73 Merseburg University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.10 1 N/A
74 Jena University of Applied Sciences (EAH Jena), Germany 0.35 0.10 2 -71.4%
75 Lübeck University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.07 1 N/A
76 Albstadt-Sigmaringen University, Germany 0.06 1 N/A
77 University of Applied Sciences for Engineering and Economics (HTW Berlin), Germany 0.04 0.04 1 4.8%
78 University of Applied Sciences, Kaiserslautern, Germany 0.04 1 N/A
79 Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H), Germany 0.03 1 N/A
80 Technische Hochschule Mittelhessen University of Applied Sciences (THM), Germany 0.00 0.02 1 897.9%
81 Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Germany 0.02 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.