2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Paris, France 16.48 16.70 115 -2.0%
2 Sorbonne University, France 11.15 10.21 157 -11.5%
3 University of Lorraine (UL), France 5.16 8.01 51 50.0%
4 University of Toulouse, France 9.17 7.97 92 -15.9%
5 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 8.26 6.92 82 -18.9%
6 University of Lyon, France 6.49 6.66 76 -0.7%
7 University Clermont Auvergne, France 3.22 5.58 40 67.4%
8 University of Montpellier, France 5.10 5.13 60 -2.6%
9 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 5.20 5.13 81 -4.6%
10 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 7.67 4.92 95 -38.0%
11 Gustave Eiffel University, France 4.33 3.96 66 -11.6%
12 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 4.24 3.69 20 -15.8%
13 University of Strasbourg, France 5.08 3.40 25 -35.4%
14 University of Savoy (USMB), France 4.87 3.18 68 -36.9%
15 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 1.84 2.91 50 53.5%
16 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 1.27 2.88 28 119.2%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 4.14 2.72 19 -36.5%
18 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 4.30 2.66 38 -40.2%
19 University Institute of France (IUF), France 2.18 2.50 32 10.7%
20 University of Nantes, France 0.77 2.36 25 197.7%
21 École Polytechnique, France 1.89 2.19 53 12.0%
22 École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France 2.50 2.10 50 -18.8%
23 University of the French West Indies (UAG), France 2.62 2.00 32 -26.1%
24 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 3.14 1.88 33 -42.0%
25 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 1.92 1.80 39 -9.7%
26 University of Orléans, France 2.82 1.74 14 -40.3%
27 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 0.83 1.67 22 95.4%
28 University of Angers, France 0.51 1.60 22 202.6%
29 University of South Brittany (UBS), France 1.92 1.50 36 -24.5%
30 University of La Rochelle, France 1.02 1.37 11 29.8%
31 University of Lille Nord de France, France 1.89 1.21 17 -38.1%
32 AgroParisTech, France 0.53 1.20 18 118.7%
33 University of Bordeaux, France 1.05 1.02 15 -5.7%
34 Collège de France, France 1.36 1.01 20 -28.2%
35 National School of Agricultural Engineering of Bordeaux (ENITAB), France 0.83 0.77 5 -10.6%
36 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 1.65 0.75 22 -56.3%
37 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 1.66 0.74 10 -57.0%
38 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.78 0.66 17 -18.2%
39 Paul Valéry University (Montpellier III), France 0.17 0.64 17 263.1%
40 CY Cergy Paris University, France 1.34 0.62 8 -55.2%
41 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 0.04 0.60 5 1,283.2%
42 École Supérieure de Danse de Cannes Rosella Hightower, France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
42 Sustainable Design School (SDS), France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
42 National School of Fine Arts at the Villa Arson, France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
42 École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle (ESRA), France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
42 EDHEC Business School, France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
42 SKEMA Business School, France 0.30 0.50 46 64.7%
43 SIGMA Clermont, France 0.25 0.46 5 75.6%
44 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 0.25 0.44 2 71.1%
45 Institut d'Enseignement Supérieur et de Recherche en Alimentation, Santé Animale, Sciences Agronomiques et de l'Environnement (VetAgro Sup), France 0.42 0.44 10 1.9%
46 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 0.38 0.42 3 9.6%
47 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 1.05 0.40 4 -62.9%
48 Paris Observatory, France 1.54 0.40 19 -74.9%
49 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 0.77 0.37 3 -53.8%
50 University of Toulon (UTLN), France 0.42 0.34 6 -21.6%
51 IFP School, France 0.33 1 N/A
52 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.29 0.33 2 10.3%
53 University of Poitiers, France 2.44 0.32 5 -87.1%
54 The University of Perpignan Via Domitia (UPVD), France 0.34 0.31 7 -11.2%
55 University of Le Havre, France 0.31 2 N/A
56 Bretagne Loire University, France 0.52 0.30 3 -43.1%
57 National Teacher Training School in Agronomy (ENSFEA), France 0.06 0.29 8 350.7%
58 Institut Supérieur de l'Aéronautique et de l'Espace (ISAE-SUPAERO), France 0.24 4 N/A
59 University of Paris Nord (Paris 13), France 0.20 1 N/A
60 School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences (EHESS), France 0.15 0.20 11 29.5%
61 University of Avignon, France 0.14 0.18 3 26.7%
62 École Centrale de Nantes (EC Nantes), France 0.18 2 N/A
63 University of Burgundy, France 0.39 0.15 4 -62.4%
64 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.05 0.15 6 176.8%
65 ESPCI ParisTech, France 0.22 0.14 5 -40.4%
66 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 0.14 5 N/A
67 Université Bordeaux Montaigne (Bordeaux 3), France 0.12 1 N/A
68 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 0.11 4 N/A
69 Pantheon-Sorbonne University (Paris 1), France 0.19 0.09 3 -52.8%
70 University of Franche-Comté (UFC), France 0.42 0.09 4 -78.3%
71 École Nationale Supérieure des Ingénieurs en Arts Chimiques et Technologiques (ENSIACET), France 0.07 1 N/A
72 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 0.09 0.06 1 -34.3%
73 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.10 0.06 2 -45.9%
74 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 0.27 0.05 2 -81.6%
75 University of Limoges (ULIM), France 0.04 0.05 1 24.3%
76 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.05 0.05 3 -1.3%
77 University of Rouen, France 0.30 0.04 1 -85.5%
78 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 0.04 2 N/A
79 Le Mans University, France 0.24 0.03 1 -86.8%
80 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 0.03 2 N/A
81 École des Mines d'Alès (EMA), France 0.15 0.03 1 -81.6%
82 Paris Dauphine University, France 0.00 0.03 3 484.9%
83 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.02 0.02 1 24.3%
84 University of New Caledonia (UNC), France 0.09 0.02 4 -76.4%
85 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 0.16 0.02 3 -89.3%
86 École Nationale des Travaux Publics de l'État (ENTPE), France 0.10 0.02 1 -85.3%
87 Université de Guyane, France 0.00 0.02 4 1,216.9%
88 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.03 0.01 1 -51.7%
89 HEC Paris, France 0.01 2 N/A
89 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.01 2 N/A
90 University of London Institute in Paris (ULIP), France 0.01 1 N/A
91 Catholic University of Lyon (UCLy), France 0.01 1 N/A
92 École Supérieure d'Électricité (Supélec), France 0.10 0.00 2 -95.6%
92 Centrale Graduate School, France 0.10 0.00 2 -95.6%
93 École Supérieure d’Agricultures (ESA), France 0.01 0.00 1 -52.4%
94 French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), France 0.25 0.00 2 -99.0%
94 National Superior Conservatory of the Dramatic Arts (CNSAD), France 0.00 2 N/A
94 National Superior Conservatory of Paris for Music and Dance (CNSMDP), France 0.00 2 N/A
94 École Nationale Supérieure des Métiers de l’Image et du Son (La Fémis), France 0.00 2 N/A
94 Lycée Henri-IV, France 0.00 2 N/A
94 Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts (ENSBA), France 0.00 2 N/A
94 École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (E.N.S.A.D.), France 0.00 2 N/A
94 École Nationale des Chartes (ENC), France 0.00 2 N/A

Footnote

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