Top 200 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
1Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)China553.151,46911.7%
2Helmholtz Association of German Research CentresGermany401.261,13525.8%
3National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)United States of America (USA)309.261,32976.9%
4French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)France303.562,02613.5%
5Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich)Switzerland245.2665222.1%
6California Institute of Technology (Caltech)United States of America (USA)220.8381624.7%
7National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)United States of America (USA)211.3880991.6%
8U.S. Geological Survey (USGS)United States of America (USA)208.3354294.8%
9University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder)United States of America (USA)200.7978537.1%
10Stanford UniversityUnited States of America (USA)188.1347710.2%
11University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley)United States of America (USA)174.0158014.0%
12Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)United States of America (USA)164.0953717.5%
13University of Washington (UW)United States of America (USA)162.8543519.7%
14The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin)United States of America (USA)146.6436017.8%
15University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego)United States of America (USA)145.3538814.2%
16Nanjing University (NJU)China141.8242915.3%
17The University of Tokyo (UTokyo)Japan138.913279.8%
18University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)United States of America (USA)136.5748813.8%
19Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)United States of America (USA)131.573887.8%
20Peking University (PKU)China130.1845011.4%
21University of Michigan (U-M)United States of America (USA)125.0532712.2%
22National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)United States of America (USA)121.2437293.5%
23Harvard UniversityUnited States of America (USA)111.303254.2%
24University of Minnesota (UMN)United States of America (USA)109.5630016.2%
25Tsinghua University (TH)China109.3931011.3%
26Yale UniversityUnited States of America (USA)109.3227011.1%
27The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State)United States of America (USA)106.8429217.6%
28Utrecht University (UU)Netherlands102.0532127.4%
29University of OxfordUnited Kingdom (UK)101.643477.7%
30University of Toronto (U of T)Canada99.3323211.0%
31Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech)United States of America (USA)98.7225521.2%
32University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison)United States of America (USA)98.6329612.4%
33University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)United States of America (USA)98.0843817.6%
34University of New South Wales (UNSW)Australia97.9326429.1%
35Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI)United States of America (USA)95.2726388.8%
36Max Planck SocietyGermany93.193694.2%
37National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV)Italy92.3820399.4%
38The University of Arizona (Arizona)United States of America (USA)92.3726931.9%
39China University of Geosciences (CUG)China91.6621276.2%
40The University of Queensland (UQ)Australia89.5025223.5%
41University of LeedsUnited Kingdom (UK)87.9733037.9%
42Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)United States of America (USA)87.0524530.5%
43University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa)United States of America (USA)86.2226856.9%
44Princeton UniversityUnited States of America (USA)85.9828711.7%
45University of CambridgeUnited Kingdom (UK)84.172946.6%
46University of Alberta (U of A)Canada83.5920526.3%
47Arizona State University (ASU)United States of America (USA)83.5221627.7%
48University of Bristol (UoB)United Kingdom (UK)83.1528520.2%
49University of California Irvine (UCI)United States of America (USA)83.1423918.1%
50University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC)United States of America (USA)82.4618911.1%
51University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China81.922169.8%
52Australian National University (ANU)Australia81.0924828.0%
53Imperial College London (ICL)United Kingdom (UK)80.7533111.3%
54Tongji UniversityChina80.4126142.1%
55The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)Australia77.4629151.6%
56Colorado State UniversityUnited States of America (USA)77.4021940.2%
57Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG)Switzerland75.9122886.6%
58Leibniz AssociationGermany75.6129812.4%
59U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)United States of America (USA)75.3917694.0%
60Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)Spain73.6230211.6%
61University of Florida (UF)United States of America (USA)73.4921119.4%
62Oregon State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)71.4523344.9%
63University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China70.4735613.6%
64Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)Canada69.7719692.5%
65Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL)United States of America (USA)69.6322112.4%
66Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore69.521639.5%
67Texas A&M University (TAMU)United States of America (USA)68.0821014.5%
68Technical University of Denmark (DTU)Denmark67.7816829.0%
69McGill UniversityCanada67.0219313.0%
70Beijing Normal University (BNU)China66.7824729.5%
71University of California Davis (UC Davis)United States of America (USA)66.7519914.2%
72Brown UniversityUnited States of America (USA)64.8914825.6%
73Johns Hopkins University (JHU)United States of America (USA)64.582638.8%
74Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)United States of America (USA)64.4218432.9%
75University of California Riverside (UCR)United States of America (USA)64.3615020.9%
76Tohoku UniversityJapan64.3517312.6%
77Duke UniversityUnited States of America (USA)63.8618210.7%
78University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)United States of America (USA)63.4118710.5%
79Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC)Japan63.0321491.4%
80Institute of Research for Development (IRD)France63.0283270.8%
81Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS)United States of America (USA)62.1222644.3%
82University of Copenhagen (UCPH)Denmark61.4723014.3%
83Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL)United States of America (USA)60.9314410.4%
84Stockholm UniversitySweden59.4722323.6%
85Zhejiang University (ZJU)China58.671158.6%
86Purdue UniversityUnited States of America (USA)56.9514212.8%
87China Meteorological Administration (CMA)China56.7519799.3%
88Paris Diderot University (Paris 7)France56.6833433.2%
89The University of Iowa (UI)United States of America (USA)54.9018622.7%
90The University of Chicago (UChicago)United States of America (USA)54.681908.5%
91University of Utah (Utah)United States of America (USA)53.4413614.6%
92University of Oslo (UiO)Norway53.3121631.2%
93University of ExeterUnited Kingdom (UK)53.2519234.7%
94University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC)United States of America (USA)52.8518926.8%
95Monash UniversityAustralia52.4520114.6%
96The University of British Columbia (UBC)Canada52.1916012.9%
97Rice UniversityUnited States of America (USA)52.0112915.5%
98Hokkaido UniversityJapan51.6113814.7%
99Cornell UniversityUnited States of America (USA)50.931446.5%
100The University of EdinburghUnited Kingdom (UK)50.6418311.4%
101University of Miami (UM)United States of America (USA)49.1213332.4%
102University College London (UCL)United Kingdom (UK)48.822407.5%
103Curtin UniversityAustralia48.5815852.3%
104Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL)United States of America (USA)48.0919316.9%
105Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)United States of America (USA)47.9912120.4%
106Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)China47.4210221.5%
107University of Southern California (USC)United States of America (USA)47.1712011.8%
108Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU)United States of America (USA)46.9014511.1%
109Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS)Russia46.711859.2%
110University of Bremen (Uni Bremen)Germany46.5918051.5%
111University of Southampton (Soton)United Kingdom (UK)46.3419417.5%
112Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)Netherlands46.0912619.3%
113Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST)China45.9016690.8%
114Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre)Netherlands45.4314738.2%
115Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI)Israel45.1510812.5%
116North Carolina State University (NCSU)United States of America (USA)44.9412116.7%
117National Research Council (CNR)Italy44.8614812.0%
118University of BernSwitzerland44.8317122.3%
119Kyoto UniversityJapan44.391515.0%
120Ghent University (UGent)Belgium44.1711720.6%
121University of Bayreuth (UBT)Germany43.4810830.4%
122Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL)United States of America (USA)42.9212532.4%
123China Earthquake Administration (CEA)China42.7912399.3%
124University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst)United States of America (USA)42.6611616.8%
125U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)United States of America (USA)42.5015014.9%
126University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC)United States of America (USA)42.461217.6%
127Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China42.359613.7%
128Durham UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)42.3417416.8%
129The University of Manchester (UoM)United Kingdom (UK)42.221278.6%
130University of ReadingUnited Kingdom (UK)42.0918458.3%
131Boston University (BU)United States of America (USA)41.8413413.1%
132Met OfficeUnited Kingdom (UK)41.4112198.7%
133The Ohio State University (OSU)United States of America (USA)40.241219.2%
134State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook)United States of America (USA)40.0411414.8%
135The University of Melbourne (UniMelb)Australia39.4313013.4%
136National University of Singapore (NUS)Singapore39.171026.0%
137University of Saskatchewan (U of S)Canada38.919341.3%
138Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)China38.021239.7%
139Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL)Switzerland37.911445.7%
140Fudan UniversityChina37.90956.3%
141King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia37.468612.1%
142Smithsonian InstitutionUnited States of America (USA)37.2517832.5%
143NERC British Antarctic Survey (BAS)United Kingdom (UK)36.8810889.6%
144Academia SinicaTaiwan36.849616.4%
145University of HelsinkiFinland36.0412821.5%
146University of Calgary (U of C)Canada35.628520.8%
147The University of Oklahoma (OU)United States of America (USA)35.6113429.8%
148NERC National Oceanography Centre (NOC)United Kingdom (UK)35.6016493.6%
149Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU)Germany35.04936.4%
150Aarhus University (AU)Denmark34.9413313.3%
151Nagoya UniversityJapan34.67998.8%
152University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)United States of America (USA)34.6014085.7%
153GNS ScienceNew Zealand34.5210484.6%
154Wuhan University (WHU)China34.09878.6%
155Indiana University (IU)United States of America (USA)33.938810.7%
156University of Lausanne (UNIL)Switzerland33.5510222.6%
157University of South Florida (USF)United States of America (USA)33.549628.7%
158The University of Western Australia (UWA)Australia33.4519527.0%
159National Taiwan University (NTU)Taiwan33.289511.5%
160Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6France33.1744310.8%
161The University of Hong Kong (HKU)China32.6812713.9%
162The University of Georgia (UGA)United States of America (USA)32.488814.8%
163The University of New Mexico (UNM)United States of America (USA)32.3310424.4%
164Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin)Germany31.7510711.4%
165University of PotsdamGermany31.3512036.6%
166University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen)Germany31.328913.8%
167Seoul National University (SNU)South Korea30.82726.2%
168Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven)Belgium30.62798.8%
169VU University AmsterdamNetherlands30.4910221.2%
170Southwest Research Institute (SwRI)United States of America (USA)30.2518264.6%
171University of WaterlooCanada29.576613.1%
172Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA)France29.472539.5%
173University of Oregon (UO)United States of America (USA)29.457117.9%
174University of New Hampshire (UNH)United States of America (USA)29.4016759.1%
175Dalhousie UniversityCanada29.277735.4%
176University of Bergen (UIB)Norway29.1514646.9%
177Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech)Japan29.05937.2%
178The University of Sydney (USYD)Australia28.768712.4%
179Florida State University (FSU)United States of America (USA)28.6912714.7%
180Lanzhou University (LZU)China28.63629.4%
181University of Tasmania (UTAS)Australia28.5114251.8%
182Nankai University (NKU)China28.50516.1%
183University of Nevada, Reno (UNR)United States of America (USA)28.267837.9%
184U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)United States of America (USA)28.2412342.4%
185University of Delaware (UD)United States of America (USA)28.178118.4%
186Dalian University of Technology (DUT)China28.134315.5%
187Michigan State University (MSU)United States of America (USA)27.809812.8%
188Ocean University of China (OUC)China27.5710842.2%
189University of Münster (WWU)Germany27.33868.5%
190Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs)India26.87564.8%
191University of WyomingUnited States of America (USA)26.118945.0%
192University of Connecticut (UConn)United States of America (USA)26.037514.2%
193Macquarie UniversityAustralia25.8110437.5%
194Lancaster UniversityUnited Kingdom (UK)25.559836.6%
195University of Houston (UH)United States of America (USA)25.467215.2%
196Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR)Czech Republic25.458611.0%
197Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS)Israel25.08514.8%
198Lund University (LU)Sweden24.89979.0%
199The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni)Australia24.676722.1%
200Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria)New Zealand24.478146.5%