Top 200 academic institutions in Earth & Environmental Sciences

The tables show leading institutions ranked by their fractional count (FC) in Earth and environmental sciences from 2015 to 2017. Also listed are institutions’ total number of Earth and environmental sciences articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015–2017) and the proportion of each institution’s FC in Earth and environmental sciences relative to total FC from 2015 to 2017 (% E&E 2015–2017).

RankInstitutionCountry/RegionFC
2015–2017
AC
2015–2017
% E&E
2015–2017
1Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland245.2665222.1%
2California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)220.8381624.7%
3University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)200.7978537.1%
4Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)188.1347710.2%
5University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)174.0158014.0%
6Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)164.0953717.5%
7University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)162.8543519.7%
8The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)146.6436017.8%
9University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)145.3538814.2%
10Nanjing University (NJU)China141.8242915.3%
11The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan138.913279.8%
12University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)136.5748813.8%
13Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)131.573887.8%
14Peking University (PKU)China130.1845011.4%
15University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)125.0532712.2%
16Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)111.303254.2%
17University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)109.5630016.2%
18Tsinghua University (TH)China109.3931011.3%
19Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)109.3227011.1%
20The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)106.8429217.6%
21Utrecht University (UU)Netherlands102.0532127.4%
22University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)101.643477.7%
23University of Toronto (U of T)Canada99.3323211.0%
24Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)United States of America (USA)98.7225521.2%
25University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)United States of America (USA)98.6329612.4%
26University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)United States of America (USA)98.0843817.6%
27University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia97.9326429.1%
28The University of Arizona (Arizona)United States of America (USA)92.3726931.9%
29China University of Geosciences (CUG)China91.6621276.2%
30The University of Queensland (UQ)Australia89.5025223.5%
31University of LeedsUnited Kingdom (UK)87.9733037.9%
32University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa)United States of America (USA)86.2226856.9%
33Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)85.9828711.7%
34University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)84.172946.6%
35University of Alberta (U of A)Canada83.5920526.3%
36Arizona State University (ASU)United States of America (USA)83.5221627.7%
37University of Bristol (UoB)United Kingdom (UK)83.1528520.2%
38University of California Irvine (UCI)United States of America (USA)83.1423918.1%
39University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)82.4618911.1%
40University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China81.922169.8%
41Australian National University (ANU)Australia81.0924828.0%
42Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)80.7533111.3%
43Tongji UniversityChina80.4126142.1%
44Colorado State UniversityUnited States of America (USA)77.4021940.2%
45University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)73.4921119.4%
46Oregon State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)71.4523344.9%
47University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China70.4735613.6%
48Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore69.521639.5%
49Texas A&M University (TAMU)United States of America (USA)68.0821014.5%
50Technical University of Denmark (DTU)Denmark67.7816829.0%
51McGill UniversityCanada67.0219313.0%
52Beijing Normal University (BNU)China66.7824729.5%
53University of California Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)66.7519914.2%
54Brown UniversityUnited States of America (USA)64.8914825.6%
55Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)64.582638.8%
56Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)United States of America (USA)64.4218432.9%
57University of California Riverside (UCR)United States of America (USA)64.3615020.9%
58Tohoku UniversityJapan64.3517312.6%
59Duke UniversityUnited States of America (USA)63.8618210.7%
60University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States of America (USA)63.4118710.5%
61University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark61.4723014.3%
62Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)United States of America (USA)60.9314410.4%
63Stockholm UniversitySweden59.4722323.6%
64Zhejiang University (ZJU)China58.671158.6%
65Purdue UniversityUnited States of America (USA)56.9514212.8%
66Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)France56.6833433.2%
67The University of Iowa (UI)United States of America (USA)54.9018622.7%
68The University of Chicago (UChicago)United States of America (USA)54.681908.5%
69University of Utah (Utah)United States of America (USA)53.4413614.6%
70University of Oslo (UiO)Norway53.3121631.2%
71University of ExeterUnited Kingdom (UK)53.2519234.7%
72University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)United States of America (USA)52.8518926.8%
73Monash UniversityAustralia52.4520114.6%
74The University of British Columbia (UBC)Canada52.1916012.9%
75Rice UniversityUnited States of America (USA)52.0112915.5%
76Hokkaido UniversityJapan51.6113814.7%
77Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)50.931446.5%
78The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)50.6418311.4%
79University of Miami (UM)United States of America (USA)49.1213332.4%
80University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)48.822407.5%
81Curtin UniversityAustralia48.5815852.3%
82Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)United States of America (USA)47.9912120.4%
83Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)China47.4210221.5%
84University of Southern California (USC)United States of America (USA)47.1712011.8%
85Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)46.9014511.1%
86University of Bremen (Uni Bremen)Germany46.5918051.5%
87University of Southampton (Soton)United Kingdom (UK)46.3419417.5%
88Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)Netherlands46.0912619.3%
89Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST)China45.9016690.8%
90Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre)Netherlands45.4314738.2%
91Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)Israel45.1510812.5%
92North Carolina State University (NCSU)United States of America (USA)44.9412116.7%
93University of BernSwitzerland44.8317122.3%
94Kyoto UniversityJapan44.391515.0%
95Ghent University (UGent)Belgium44.1711720.6%
96University of Bayreuth (UBT)Germany43.4810830.4%
97University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)United States of America (USA)42.6611616.8%
98University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)United States of America (USA)42.461217.6%
99Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China42.359613.7%
100Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)42.3417416.8%
101The University of Manchester (UoM)United Kingdom (UK)42.221278.6%
102University of ReadingUnited Kingdom (UK)42.0918458.3%
103Boston University (BU)United States of America (USA)41.8413413.1%
104The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)40.241219.2%
105State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook)United States of America (USA)40.0411414.8%
106The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia39.4313013.4%
107National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore39.171026.0%
108University of Saskatchewan (U of S)Canada38.919341.3%
109Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)China38.021239.7%
110Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland37.911445.7%
111Fudan UniversityChina37.90956.3%
112King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia37.468612.1%
113University of HelsinkiFinland36.0412821.5%
114University of Calgary (U of C)Canada35.628520.8%
115The University of Oklahoma (OU)United States of America (USA)35.6113429.8%
116Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)Germany35.04936.4%
117Aarhus University (AU)Denmark34.9413313.3%
118Nagoya UniversityJapan34.67998.8%
119University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)United States of America (USA)34.6014085.7%
120Wuhan University (WHU)China34.09878.6%
121Indiana University (IU)United States of America (USA)33.938810.7%
122University of Lausanne (UNIL)Switzerland33.5510222.6%
123University of South Florida (USF)United States of America (USA)33.549628.7%
124The University of Western Australia (UWA)Australia33.4519527.0%
125National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan33.289511.5%
126Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6France33.1744310.8%
127The University of Hong Kong (HKU)China32.6812713.9%
128The University of Georgia (UGA)United States of America (USA)32.488814.8%
129The University of New Mexico (UNM)United States of America (USA)32.3310424.4%
130Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)Germany31.7510711.4%
131University of PotsdamGermany31.3512036.6%
132University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen)Germany31.328913.8%
133Seoul National University (SNU)South Korea30.82726.2%
134Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)Belgium30.62798.8%
135VU University AmsterdamNetherlands30.4910221.2%
136University of WaterlooCanada29.576613.1%
137University of Oregon (UO)United States of America (USA)29.457117.9%
138University of New Hampshire (UNH)United States of America (USA)29.4016759.1%
139Dalhousie UniversityCanada29.277735.4%
140University of Bergen (UIB)Norway29.1514646.9%
141Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)Japan29.05937.2%
142The University of Sydney (USYD)Australia28.768712.4%
143Florida State University (FSU)United States of America (USA)28.6912714.7%
144Lanzhou University (LZU)China28.63629.4%
145University of Tasmania (UTAS)Australia28.5114251.8%
146Nankai University (NKU)China28.50516.1%
147University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)United States of America (USA)28.267837.9%
148University of Delaware (UD)United States of America (USA)28.178118.4%
149Dalian University of Technology (DUT)China28.134315.5%
150Michigan State University (MSU)United States of America (USA)27.809812.8%
151Ocean University of China (OUC)China27.5710842.2%
152University of Münster (WWU)Germany27.33868.5%
153University of WyomingUnited States of America (USA)26.118945.0%
154University of Connecticut (UConn)United States of America (USA)26.037514.2%
155Macquarie UniversityAustralia25.8110437.5%
156Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)25.559836.6%
157University of Houston (UH)United States of America (USA)25.467215.2%
158Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)Israel25.08514.8%
159Lund University (LU)Sweden24.89979.0%
160The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)Australia24.676722.1%
161Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria)New Zealand24.478146.5%
162Western University (UWO)Canada24.216819.5%
163Clemson UniversityUnited States of America (USA)23.884730.2%
164Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)Sweden23.798744.0%
165Newcastle UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)23.7910220.6%
166Northwestern University (NU)United States of America (USA)23.77662.7%
167University of LiverpoolUnited Kingdom (UK)23.737713.5%
168University of Montreal (UdeM)Canada23.36909.4%
169University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL)United States of America (USA)23.015411.8%
170Umeå University (UMU)Sweden22.835825.3%
171University of Geneva (UNIGE)Switzerland22.82716.8%
172Louisiana State University (LSU)United States of America (USA)22.528117.5%
173Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)China22.36357.7%
174Uppsala University (UU)Sweden22.18947.8%
175University of LyonFrance22.1618115.4%
176Grenoble Alpes University (UGA)France22.1324313.4%
177Colorado School of MinesUnited States of America (USA)21.668443.1%
178University of ViennaAustria21.638812.1%
179University of GlasgowUnited Kingdom (UK)21.501269.7%
180University of Victoria (UVic)Canada21.488726.1%
181University of OtagoNew Zealand21.486522.0%
182Dartmouth CollegeUnited States of America (USA)21.486515.0%
183University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC)United States of America (USA)21.326217.6%
184University of East Anglia (UEA)United Kingdom (UK)21.209927.2%
185University of Rhode Island (URI)United States of America (USA)21.015555.2%
186Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU)Israel20.985914.7%
187Utah State University (USU)United States of America (USA)20.586745.2%
188Xiamen University (XMU)China20.32455.2%
189University of Notre Dame (ND)United States of America (USA)20.04509.5%
190University of Ottawa (uOttawa)Canada19.866610.6%
191Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU)Germany19.85899.5%
192University of IcelandIceland19.847248.6%
193University of Barcelona (UB)Spain19.83629.6%
194University of Zurich (UZH)Switzerland19.66795.1%
195Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech)United States of America (USA)19.594851.6%
196Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)China19.31414.8%
197University of Bonn (Uni Bonn)Germany19.19567.5%
198University of Lorraine (UL)France19.1312042.4%
199University of Cologne (UoC)Germany19.036410.6%
200The Open University (OU)United Kingdom (UK)18.986972.9%