Top 100 institutions

The world’s leading institutions for high-quality science, 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. Articles are from 68 journals that comprise the Nature Index.

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2015 Institution WFC 2015
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,357.82
2 Peking University (PKU), China 300.39
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 253.62
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 229.13
5 Nankai University (NKU), China 150.88
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 183.62
7 Fudan University, China 177.65
8 Tsinghua University (TH), China 231.33
9 Soochow University, China 108.47
10 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 398.38
11 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 50.31
12 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 530.83
13 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 83.90
14 Hunan University (HNU), China 92.47
15 Sichuan University (SCU), China 83.22
16 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 162.59
17 Xiamen University (XMU), China 112.49
18 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 149.09
19 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 72.19
20 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 207.83
21 Chongqing University (CQU), China 33.20
22 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 215.28
23 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 199.52
24 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 78.67
25 Southwest University (SWU), China 45.36
26 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 95.59
27 Tianjin University (TJU), China 64.02
28 Wuhan University (WHU), China 100.27
29 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 92.15
30 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 413.71
31 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 76.29
32 Stockholm University, Sweden 81.22
33 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 88.73
34 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 103.71
35 Jilin University (JLU), China 87.47
36 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 89.40
37 McGill University, Canada 162.07
38 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 88.55
39 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 76.12
40 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 52.12
41 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 90.47
42 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 50.78
43 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 39.73
44 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 214.83
45 Changzhou University (CZU), China 20.36
46 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 63.78
47 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 92.43
48 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 323.06
49 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 41.39
50 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 41.49
51 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 101.06
52 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 79.09
53 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 54.24
54 Central South University (CSU), China 23.57
55 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 20.52
56 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.33
57 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 89.83
58 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 98.09
59 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 72.58
60 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 46.53
61 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 32.03
62 South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC), China 15.80
63 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 33.26
64 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 22.93
65 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 108.92
66 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 85.45
67 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 46.54
68 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 257.16
69 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 31.00
70 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 119.80
71 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 101.27
72 Beihang University (BUAA), China 31.81
73 Lund University (LU), Sweden 85.83
74 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 40.15
75 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 85.55
76 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 89.64
77 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 125.32
78 Tongji University, China 33.27
79 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), United States of America (USA) 51.10
80 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 304.18
81 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 23.52
82 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 92.77
83 University of Würzburg, Germany 114.81
84 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 16.15
85 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 121.53
86 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 68.52
87 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 103.02
88 Southeast University (SEU), China 37.51
89 Leibniz Association, Germany 159.77
90 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 54.74
91 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbGU), Russia 25.36
92 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 95.63
93 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 30.84
94 Curtin University, Australia 24.16
95 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 33.99
96 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 37.50
97 University of Stuttgart, Germany 51.42
98 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 17.50
99 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 159.73
100 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 19.73

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.