2015 tables: Institutions - chemistry

Table criteria

The 2015 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2014.

2014 Institution WFC 2013 WFC 2014
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 682.2 777.28
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 218.11 243.76
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 201.44 184.44
4 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 165.6 173.35
5 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 141.53 157.05
6 Peking University (PKU), China 143 155.41
7 Kyoto University, Japan 157.39 153.26
8 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 159.48 145.64
9 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 123.9 145.34
10 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 131.55 142.82
11 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 141.48 138.75
12 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 153.92 138.15
13 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 102.79 128.86
14 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 86.42 128.66
15 Nanjing University (NJU), China 117.76 128.14
16 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 119.3 128.12
17 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 93.78 124.73
18 Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CAS, China 120 117.67
19 Fudan University, China 80.3 117.48
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 80.21 116.83
21 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 110.28 113.49
22 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China 104.79 113.28
23 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 105.93 112.48
24 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 115.82 108.5
25 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 75.88 108.08
26 Osaka University, Japan 106.51 107.13
27 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 89.96 106.4
28 Tsinghua University (TH), China 92.33 105.58
29 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 105.23 98.42
30 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 83.85 97.04
31 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 81.2 96.73
32 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 107.31 92.35
33 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 50.35 88.24
34 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany 61.86 86.11
35 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 74.57 85.15
36 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 62.14 83.47
37 Tohoku University, Japan 62.88 82.8
38 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 80.23 82.14
39 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 78.64 81.66
40 Jilin University (JLU), China 73.64 80.64
41 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 102.57 79.72
42 Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CAS, China 79.66 79.37
43 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 53.06 77.54
44 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.43 77.28
45 Xiamen University (XMU), China 59.87 76.02
46 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 75.09 75.43
47 Sichuan University (SCU), China 68.45 74.15
48 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 58.65 74.03
49 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 92.32 73.66
50 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 62.8 73.55
51 Nankai University (NKU), China 86 72.59
52 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 46.8 71.42
53 Hunan University (HNU), China 51.97 69.81
54 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS, China 61.65 69.24
55 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 71.2 69.13
56 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 85.47 68.71
57 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 59.67 67.99
58 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 58.03 67.98
59 Soochow University, China 34.69 66.49
60 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 76.8 66.33
61 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 64.05 66.25
62 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 53.04 66.08
63 Wuhan University (WHU), China 63.32 65.76
64 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 63.38 63.72
65 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 68.12 62.66
66 Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS, China 55.22 62.25
67 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 71.49 61.95
68 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 44.18 60.13
69 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 59.12 59.1
70 Nagoya University, Japan 66.82 58.64
71 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 62.17 57.57
72 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 49.01 57.38
73 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 51.07 57.01
74 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 68.99 56.78
75 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 60.31 56.29
76 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 52.02 55.94
77 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 47.89 55.82
78 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 49.57 55.57
79 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 45.35 55.36
80 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 41.54 55.26
81 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 47.53 54.59
82 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 52.09 54.24
83 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 52.27 53.46
84 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 42.43 51.69
85 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 45.14 51.32
86 Leibniz Association, Germany 49.93 51.1
87 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 57.06 50.98
88 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 44.39 50.72
89 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 39.96 49.7
90 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 53.72 49.12
91 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 66.76 48.7
92 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 47.2 48.64
93 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 34.13 47.86
94 University of Würzburg, Germany 41.67 47.06
95 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 33.73 46.52
96 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 46.27 45.93
97 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 49.53 45.72
98 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 28.2 45.55
99 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 33.25 44.97
100 Kyushu University, Japan 37.75 44.68

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 30 August 2017 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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