2021 tables: Institutions - physical sciences

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 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 41.23 43.65 112 -1.5%
2 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 31.37 40.42 179 20.0%
3 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 37.58 34.80 255 -13.8%
4 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 35.24 34.15 85 -9.8%
5 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 37.72 30.76 277 -24.1%
6 Leiden University, Netherlands 28.24 26.31 118 -13.3%
7 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 25.87 24.38 240 -12.3%
8 NWO-I, the Institutes Organisation of NWO, Netherlands 16.40 21.27 246 20.7%
9 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 19.14 18.42 46 -10.4%
10 VU Amsterdam, Netherlands 10.56 8.27 198 -27.1%
11 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 4.39 5.43 21 15.0%
12 Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), Netherlands 8.26 5.29 30 -40.4%
13 Maastricht University (UM), Netherlands 0.07 2.12 28 2,616.3%
14 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 0.55 0.90 5 54.0%
15 Dutch Institute for Emergent Phenomena (DIEP), Netherlands 0.73 0.67 3 -14.4%
16 Nouryon Chemicals B.V., Netherlands 0.62 2 N/A
17 ASML, Netherlands 1.51 0.55 7 -65.8%
18 Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell), Netherlands 0.18 0.55 4 190.2%
19 Oncode Institute, Netherlands 0.41 0.48 5 8.6%
20 Akzo Nobel N.V., Netherlands 0.46 1 N/A
21 Joint Institute for VLBI ERIC (JIVE), Netherlands 1.35 0.46 5 -68.5%
22 Genmab B.V., Netherlands 0.33 0.43 1 19.7%
23 Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands 0.02 0.29 3 985.9%
24 Single Quantum B.V., Netherlands 0.59 0.29 1 -54.6%
25 CryoSol-World B.V., Netherlands 0.28 1 N/A
26 Dutch Polymer Institute (DPI), Netherlands 0.18 0.26 2 37.3%
27 Evalf Computing, Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
27 Tide Microfluidics B.V., Netherlands 0.17 1 N/A
28 NanoPhab B.V., Netherlands 0.08 0.15 3 67.6%
29 DENSsolutions B.V., Netherlands 0.20 0.14 1 -33.5%
30 PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, Netherlands 0.13 2 N/A
31 Eurofins Materials Science Netherlands B.V., Netherlands 0.16 0.12 2 -33.0%
32 Tagworks Pharmaceuticals, Netherlands 0.11 1 N/A
33 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 0.23 0.11 4 -57.0%
34 C.A. Muller Radio Astronomy Station (CAMRAS), Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
34 OpenGeoHub Foundation, Netherlands 0.10 1 N/A
35 Netherlands eScience Center (NLeSC), Netherlands 0.09 1 N/A
36 Lava Therapeutics, Netherlands 0.06 0.07 1 19.7%
36 Rijksmuseum, Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
37 Koninklijke Philips N.V. (Philips), Netherlands 0.58 0.07 2 -89.0%
38 Bureau Waardenburg B.V., Netherlands 0.07 1 N/A
39 Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Netherlands 0.05 0.07 5 20.4%
40 Koninklijke DSM N.V. (DSM), Netherlands 0.16 0.07 1 -60.9%
41 Bonphysics Research and Investigations B.V., Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
42 ChemistryNL, Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
42 Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy (EZK), Netherlands 0.06 1 N/A
43 Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI), Netherlands 0.01 0.05 1 636.2%
44 Stichting Nationale Parken Bonaire (STINAPA Bonaire), Netherlands 0.05 1 N/A
45 Tricas Industrial Design and Engineering BV, Netherlands 0.03 1 N/A
46 B-WARE Research Centre, Netherlands 0.02 1 N/A
47 NXP Semiconductors N.V., Netherlands 0.03 0.02 4 -39.6%
48 Netherlands Genomics Initiative (NGI), Netherlands 0.00 0.01 1 187.2%
49 Land Life Company, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
50 Institute for Water Education (IHE Delft), Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
51 Genalice B.V., Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
52 HZ University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands 0.01 1 N/A
53 Princess Maxima Centre for Pediatric Oncology (PMC), Netherlands 0.01 0.00 1 -43.4%
54 Sanquin Blood Supply, Netherlands 0.00 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.