Top 25 institutions / Western Europe

Regional tables are ordered by change in WFC from 2012 to 2015. Also shown are WFCs for 2015, the total number of articles (AC), and the percentage change in WFC from 2012 to 2015.

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2015 Institution WFC 2015
1 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 398.38
2 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 149.09
3 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 215.28
4 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 199.52
5 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 413.71
6 Stockholm University, Sweden 81.22
7 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 90.47
8 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 214.83
9 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 92.43
10 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 323.06
11 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 41.39
12 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 72.58
13 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 33.26
14 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 108.92
15 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 101.27
16 Lund University (LU), Sweden 85.83
17 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 40.15
18 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 85.55
19 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 89.64
20 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 125.32
21 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 92.77
22 University of Würzburg, Germany 114.81
23 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 16.15
24 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 121.53
25 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 68.52

Weighted fractional count (WFC) for each institution is shown to two decimal places only. When two or more institutions have the same WFC, their positions are determined by the thousandth place (or beyond).

These results are based on the most recent data available. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplements.