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 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 134.50 120.63 269 -10.5%
2 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 138.33 114.41 209 -17.5%
3 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 43.28 33.36 88 -23.1%
4 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 29.44 29.40 63 -0.3%
5 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 33.57 28.18 79 -16.2%
6 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 19.46 20.14 73 3.3%
7 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 12.27 18.05 32 46.8%
8 Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (EMPA), Switzerland 20.37 17.02 53 -16.6%
9 University of Bern (UniBE), Switzerland 8.21 14.27 56 73.4%
10 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 14.91 7.46 26 -50.0%
11 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 12.51 7.21 20 -42.5%
12 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 5.08 3.30 15 -35.3%
13 Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Switzerland 1.95 2.06 8 5.5%
14 University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Switzerland 0.40 1.59 7 295.7%
15 Nestlé S.A., Switzerland 0.25 1.25 4 398.4%
16 Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics (SIB), Switzerland 0.46 1.19 8 156.4%
17 Biognosys AG, Switzerland 0.04 0.81 2 2,150.9%
18 Tofwerk AG, Switzerland 0.24 0.79 2 224.9%
19 Firmenich International SA, Switzerland 0.14 0.64 2 349.1%
20 Bern University of Applied Sciences (BUAS), Switzerland 0.20 0.61 2 202.9%
21 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 0.45 2 N/A
22 Lonza Group Ltd., Switzerland 0.25 0.40 6 57.1%
23 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Switzerland 1.22 0.33 1 -72.7%
23 Microsynth AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
23 Attolight AG, Switzerland 0.33 1 N/A
24 InterAx Biotech AG, Switzerland 0.31 1 N/A
25 University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO), Switzerland 0.17 0.31 2 84.9%
26 Givaudan SA, Switzerland 0.30 1 N/A
27 Solvias AG, Switzerland 0.27 2 N/A
28 RKResearch GmbH, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
28 NBE-Therapeutics AG, Switzerland 0.25 1 N/A
29 Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland 0.19 1 N/A
30 Acqiris SA, Switzerland 0.17 1 N/A
31 FLUXiM AG, Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
32 Amcor plc, Switzerland 0.15 1 N/A
32 Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIK-ISEA), Switzerland 0.15 2 N/A
33 Philochem AG, Switzerland 0.75 0.14 1 -81.0%
34 University of Neuchâtel (UniNE), Switzerland 2.71 0.12 1 -95.6%
35 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 0.81 0.10 1 -87.7%
35 ADSresonances Sàrl, Switzerland 0.10 1 N/A
36 Lumiphase AG, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
36 Kanton Basel-Stadt, Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
36 The Basel Life Sciences Agency (EVA), Switzerland 0.08 1 N/A
37 World Health Organization (WHO), Switzerland 0.06 0.08 1 24.4%
38 BluAct Technologies GmbH, Switzerland 0.10 0.07 1 -28.7%
38 Acthera Therapeutics Ltd., Switzerland 0.07 1 N/A
39 University Children's Hospital Basel (UKBB), Switzerland 0.38 0.04 1 -89.8%
40 Datalystica Ltd., Switzerland 0.02 1 N/A
41 Amt für Mittel- und Hochschulen (AMH) Thurgau, Switzerland 0.14 0.02 1 -88.4%
42 STMicroelectronics N.V., Switzerland 0.10 0.02 3 -85.2%
43 Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), Switzerland 1.43 0.01 2 -99.3%

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.