2021 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 1.08 3.95 18 230.7%
2 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 1.54 3.66 10 115.5%
3 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 1.40 2.92 16 90.0%
4 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 2.44 1.98 30 -26.3%
5 Leiden University, Netherlands 2.83 1.65 18 -47.0%
6 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 0.50 1.62 13 193.2%
7 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 1.20 1.53 12 15.9%
8 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 0.54 1.42 14 138.7%
9 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 1.04 1.36 26 17.8%
10 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 1.09 1.23 11 1.9%
11 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 1.45 1.04 7 -35.1%
12 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 0.25 0.99 18 252.4%
13 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 0.00 0.97 1 97,895.6%
14 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 0.27 0.95 5 216.0%
15 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 0.53 0.70 13 20.9%
16 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 0.19 0.57 3 165.4%
17 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 0.19 0.49 10 135.5%
18 Biomedical Primate Research Centre (BPRC), Netherlands 0.29 3 N/A
19 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.27 1 N/A
20 Maastricht Natural History Museum, Netherlands 0.20 1 N/A
21 Tilburg University, Netherlands 0.13 1 N/A
22 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.01 0.11 2 1,089.3%
23 World Fish Migration Foundation, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
24 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 0.11 0.10 2 -20.7%
25 IBIS Technologies B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
26 Willem Beijerinck Biologisch Station (WBBS), Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
27 Face The Future B.V., Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
28 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
29 ViroClinics Biosciences B.V., Netherlands 0.04 1 N/A
30 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.08 0.04 6 -54.2%
31 The Ocean Cleanup, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
31 ASML, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
31 Eurofins Materials Science Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
32 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.02 3 N/A
33 Hartwig Medical Foundation, Netherlands 0.43 0.02 2 -96.3%
34 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.02 3 N/A
35 Center for Personalized Cancer Treatment (CPCT), Netherlands 0.27 0.01 1 -96.0%
36 Genalice B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
37 Sovon Dutch Centre for Field Ornithology, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
38 Netherlands Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport (VWS), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 1 -64.2%
39 Tropenbos International (TBI), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
39 Data for Sustainability, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
39 Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences (VHL), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
39 Van der Hout Forestry Consulting, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
40 GGZ inGeest, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
41 Kempenhaeghe Expertise Centre for Epileptology and Sleep Medicine, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
42 Amsterdam Research, Netherlands 0.00 0.00 2 -37.4%
43 Josephine Nefkens Institute (JNI), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
44 Joep Lange Institute, Netherlands 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
45 Karakter Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
45 GGNet Mental Health, Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A
46 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.