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
Total No. Articles: 730
R&D spending in PPP$ in China: $370,605.5M
R&D spending as % of GDP in China: 2%
Number of researchers per million inhabitants in China: 1096
The CAS is China’s highest academic institution in natural sciences. Large number of publication in the field of air pollution from Institute of Atmospheric Physics and the Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences has helped CAS achieved the first spot, thanks to large funding by the Chinese Government.
2. Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany
Total No. Articles: 407
R&D spending in PPP$ in Germany: $109,562.6M
R&D spending as % of GDP in Germany: 2.9%
Number of researchers per million inhabitants in Germany: 4318
The Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres is the largest scientific organisation in Germany. It is a union of 19 research centres with over 30,000 employees. This is the fourth consecutive year this German Association has maintained the second position in this category.
3. French National Centre for Scientific Research, France
Total No. Articles: 691
R&D spending in PPP$ in France: $60,585.7M
R&D spending as % of GDP in France: 2.3%
Number of researchers per million inhabitants in France: 4233
The French National Center for Scientific Research is the largest governmental research organisation in France and the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. National Institute for Earth Sciences and Astronomy and the Institute of Ecology and Environment are two of the leading organization doing excellent research in glaciers around the world.
4. Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Switzerland
Total No. Articles: 247
R&D spending in PPP$ in Switzerland: $14,740.0M
R&D spending as % of GDP in Switzerland: 3.2%
Number of researchers per million inhabitants in Switzerland: 4455
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich) has moved up a postion from its last year ranking in this category. It is one of the largest funding organization around the world and offers a highly paid researcher from the reputed International organization.
5. NASA, USA
Total No. Articles: 392
R&D spending in PPP$ 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
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 Environment, Earth Sciences and Engineering, Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, and Atmospheric Sciences.
7. California Institute of Technology, USA
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
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.
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
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.