Top 10 Earth and Environmental Sciences Institutes – Nature Index 2019

Last updated on October 26th, 2019 at 06:51 pm

Top 10 research institutes in Earth and Environmental Sciences – Nature Index 2019

Here are the top 10 institutes that have contributed largest in Earth and Environmental Sciences research through 82 leading journals in 2018.


 

1. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China

Chines Academy of Sciences

Total No. Articles: 730

R&D spending in PPP$ in China: $370,605.5M

R&D spending as % of GDP in China: 2%

Number of researchers per million inhabitants in China: 1096

The CAS is China’s highest academic institution in natural sciences. Large number of publication in the field of air pollution from Institute of Atmospheric Physics and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences has helped CAS achieved the first spot, thanks to large funding by the Chinese Government.


2. Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany

Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres

Total No. Articles: 407

R&D spending in PPP$ in Germany: $109,562.6M

R&D spending as % of GDP in Germany: 2.9%

Number of researchers per million inhabitants in Germany: 4318

The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is the largest scientific organisation in Germany. It is a union of 19 research centres with over 30,000 employees.  This is the fourth consecutive year this German Association has maintained the second position in this category.


3. French National Centre for Scientific Research, France

French National Centre for Scientific Research

Total No. Articles: 691

R&D spending in PPP$ in France: $60,585.7M

R&D spending as % of GDP in France: 2.3%

Number of researchers per million inhabitants in France: 4233

The French National Center for Scientific Research is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy and the Institute of Ecology and Environment are two of the leading organization doing excellent research in glaciers around the world.


4. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich

Total No. Articles: 247

R&D spending in PPP$ in Switzerland: $14,740.0M

R&D spending as % of GDP in Switzerland: 3.2%

Number of researchers per million inhabitants in Switzerland: 4455

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) has moved up a postion from its last year ranking in this category. It is one of the largest funding organization around the world and offers a highly paid researcher from the reputed International organization.


5. NASA, USA

NASA USA

Total No. Articles: 392

R&D spending in PPP$ in USA: $476,452.0M

R&D spending as % of GDP in USA: 2.7%

Number of researchers per million inhabitants in USA: 4217

USA is continuing to lead with five of its organization in the top 10 research institutes in earth science. NASA is known for research in space and it has also started spending large fund to study Earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land-based systems.


6. Nanjing University, China

Nanjing University China

Article count: 218

Nanjing University known as Nanda (Chinese , is a major public university, the oldest institution of higher learning in Nanjing, Jiangsu, China. The largest contribution comes from its schools the EnvironmentEarth Sciences and Engineering, Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, and Atmospheric Sciences.


7. California Institute of Technology, USA

California Institute of Technology Caltech

Article count: 253

The California Institute of Technology is a private doctorate-granting research university in Pasadena, California. Known for its strength in natural science and engineering, Caltech has manages to be in top 10 institutions contributing high-quality output in the field.


8. University of California, Berkeley, USA

University of California, Berkeley

Article count: 214

It is one of the oldest (founded in 1868) public research university in USA. Its is a world leader in earthquake and volcanic-activity monitoring, climate-change modelling, and geochronology.


9. University of Colorado Boulder, USA University of Colorado Boulder

Article count: 258

The University of Colorado is yet another achievement for USA with 800 environmental scientists working at Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences. It is known for its contribution in top leading research journals like Nature and Science.


10. US Geological Survey, USA

US Geological Survey

Article count: 160

US Geological Survey attracts an US$922 million and is home to 6,862 full-time staff doing research in fields like climate and land-use change; core science systems; ecosystems; energy and minerals; environmental health; natural hazards; and water.


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