2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 235.76 222.88 1,115 -5.7%
2 University of Strasbourg, France 30.67 31.01 146 0.9%
3 The French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), France 30.08 24.63 188 -18.3%
4 University of Toulouse, France 19.36 22.11 138 13.9%
5 Sorbonne University, France 21.90 21.71 165 -1.1%
6 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 17.11 17.92 163 4.5%
7 University of Paris-Sud (UPSud), France 22.78 15.85 102 -30.6%
8 University of Montpellier, France 12.72 15.21 105 19.3%
9 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 13.07 13.28 88 1.4%
10 University of Bordeaux, France 15.76 13.26 92 -16.1%
11 European Synchrotron Radiation Facility (ESRF), France 11.17 12.24 76 9.3%
12 University of Lyon, France 11.21 11.56 75 2.9%
13 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 13.93 10.81 100 -22.5%
14 University of Paris, France 10.85 10.42 82 -4.1%
15 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 12.88 9.65 125 -25.2%
16 Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP), France 9.44 8.48 62 -10.4%
17 University of Rennes 1, France 10.58 8.38 66 -20.9%
18 University of Lille Nord de France, France 7.49 7.80 48 4.0%
19 University of Lorraine (UL), France 6.53 7.64 39 16.7%
20 University of Nantes, France 6.01 7.33 56 21.7%
21 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Montpellier (ENSCM), France 4.82 6.12 74 26.6%
22 National Research Institute for Agriculture, Food and Environment (INRAE), France 5.14 5.98 67 16.0%
23 Institut Laue Langevin (ILL), France 5.50 5.76 36 4.5%
24 École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Rennes (ENSCR), France 7.61 5.63 53 -26.2%
25 ESPCI ParisTech, France 5.20 5.32 41 2.1%
26 Chimie ParisTech (ENSCP), France 6.35 5.02 53 -21.1%
27 Sanofi, France 1.65 4.33 14 161.2%
28 University of Rouen, France 2.76 3.71 21 34.2%
29 Pasteur Institute, France 1.71 3.66 31 113.3%
30 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 2.15 3.60 43 67.1%
31 Collège de France, France 2.58 3.44 50 33.5%
32 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 4.12 3.20 36 -22.5%
33 University of Burgundy, France 2.13 2.82 10 31.8%
34 Total S.A., France 0.82 2.81 11 241.4%
35 University of Haute-Alsace (UHA), France 2.70 2.81 31 4.0%
36 National Graduate School of Engineering and Research Center (ENSICAEN), France 3.38 2.76 25 -18.3%
36 Caen University (UNICAEN), France 3.38 2.76 25 -18.3%
37 University of Poitiers, France 2.27 2.64 10 16.3%
38 University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (UPPA), France 1.64 2.54 32 53.9%
39 University Institute of France (IUF), France 1.84 2.42 33 30.9%
40 École Polytechnique, France 3.05 2.35 34 -23.0%
41 IFP Energies Nouvelles (IFPEN), France 1.94 2.31 3 18.4%
42 University of Orléans, France 2.56 2.26 25 -11.9%
43 Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), France 4.09 2.04 37 -50.3%
44 University of Angers, France 3.37 2.02 10 -40.1%
45 CY Cergy Paris University, France 3.28 1.99 12 -39.7%
46 University of Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ), France 3.78 1.90 30 -49.9%
47 Curie Institute, France 1.71 1.90 23 10.5%
48 Paris-Est Créteil University (UPEC), France 1.25 1.75 10 39.8%
49 Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT), France 0.47 1.60 31 237.2%
50 École Centrale de Lille, France 1.83 1.60 15 -12.8%
51 École Normale Supérieure Paris-Saclay (ENS Paris-Saclay), France 2.70 1.55 19 -42.6%
52 Artois University, France 1.83 1.54 15 -15.9%
53 Le Mans University, France 1.93 1.54 10 -20.5%
54 École Supérieure de Chimie Physique Électronique de Lyon or (CPE Lyon), France 1.87 1.39 17 -25.8%
55 L’Oréal International, France 1.38 2 N/A
56 University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne (URCA), France 2.62 1.26 6 -52.1%
57 University of Picardie Jules Verne (UPJV), France 0.90 1.24 21 37.6%
58 Thales S.A., France 1.52 1.23 15 -19.4%
59 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 1.83 1.22 37 -33.6%
60 Pierre Fabre SA, France 0.25 1.05 5 318.0%
61 National Museum of Natural History (MNHN), France 0.94 1.00 19 5.9%
62 Laboratoire des Courses Hippiques (LCH), France 1.00 1 N/A
63 AgroParisTech, France 1.06 0.94 13 -11.4%
64 Gustave Eiffel University, France 0.63 0.89 7 41.3%
65 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 1.39 0.84 8 -39.8%
66 Superior National School of Advanced Techniques (ENSTA ParisTech), France 1.10 0.80 21 -27.6%
67 University of Western Brittany (UBO), France 0.78 0.80 8 2.3%
68 L'Oréal International, France 0.86 0.69 2 -20.0%
69 Institute for Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety (IRSN), France 0.45 0.67 1 47.8%
70 Curadigm SAS, France 0.64 1 N/A
71 University of Le Havre, France 0.07 0.63 1 761.2%
72 University of Tours (UFR), France 0.28 0.62 2 120.0%
73 Servier Laboratories, France 0.05 0.61 3 1,114.2%
74 National School for Water and Environmental Engineering of Strasbourg (ENGEES), France 0.45 0.61 5 33.6%
75 Ligue Contre Le Cancer, France 0.38 0.53 3 41.2%
76 Olnica SAS, France 0.51 2 N/A
77 France Ministry of Culture, France 0.58 0.49 3 -15.4%
78 University of Évry-Val d'Essonne (UEVE), France 0.65 0.47 11 -27.9%
79 École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Administration Economique (ENSAE ParisTech), France 0.10 0.43 19 329.8%
80 National Institute for Research in Computer Science and Control (INRIA), France 0.23 0.43 40 87.2%
81 APIX Analytics SA, France 0.43 1 N/A
82 Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (CHRU de Lille), France 0.09 0.42 5 338.1%
83 Oril Industrie, France 0.40 1 N/A
84 National Infrastructure of Metabolomics and Fluxomics (MetaboHUB), France 0.72 0.40 3 -44.7%
85 Nantes Atlantic College of Veterinary Medicine, Food Science and Engineering (Oniris), France 0.19 0.38 3 97.5%
86 Seqens, France 0.38 1 N/A
87 Groupe Français d’Études et d’Applications des Polymères (GFP), France 0.84 0.37 10 -56.1%
88 Saint-Gobain SA, France 0.75 0.35 2 -54.1%
89 French School of Public Health (EHESP), France 0.33 2 N/A
90 Environnement-Investigations, France 0.33 1 N/A
90 Institut National de Recherche et de Sécurité (INRS), France 0.33 1 N/A
90 Annealsys SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
90 Expressions Parfumées SAS, France 0.33 1 N/A
91 Institut d'Optique Graduate School (IOGS), France 0.64 0.33 10 -49.3%
92 École des Ponts ParisTech (ENPC), France 0.32 4 N/A
93 University of Technology of Belfort-Montbéliard (UTBM), France 0.36 0.30 2 -16.7%
94 The Michelin Group, France 1.01 0.30 1 -70.8%
95 Genopole Toulouse Midi-Pyrénées, France 0.29 0.29 2 -3.0%
96 University of Valenciennes and Hainaut-Cambrésis (UVHC), France 0.16 0.27 5 74.6%
96 Higher Institute for Electronics and Digital Training (ISEN), France 0.45 0.27 5 -39.9%
97 Montpellier SupAgro, France 0.27 4 N/A
98 Sanofi Chimie S.A., France 0.37 0.27 2 -27.4%
99 Agricultural Research Centre for International Development (CIRAD), France 0.27 4 N/A
100 Institut National Supérieur des Sciences Agronomiques, Agroalimentaires, Horticoles et du Paysage (Agrocampus Ouest), France 0.26 2 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.