2016 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.96 425
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 156.06 330
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 110.79 237
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.75 238
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 83.24 278
6 Korea University, South Korea 63.51 228
7 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 62.38 156
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.16 118
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 112
10 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.30 75
11 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 27.77 86
12 Sogang University, South Korea 20.88 45
13 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.87 83
14 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 17.09 42
15 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.66 108
16 Kangwon National University, South Korea 15.81 73
17 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 15.10 47
18 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 15.07 33
19 Konkuk University, South Korea 12.97 61
20 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 12.42 41
21 Chonnam National University, South Korea 12.38 94
22 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 11.68 73
23 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 11.02 31
24 Inha University, South Korea 10.27 48
25 Sejong University, South Korea 8.86 37
26 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.50 58
27 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 7.23 19
28 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 7.10 14
29 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 6.97 24
30 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 6.06 21
31 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.54 29
32 Soongsil University, South Korea 5.41 25
33 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.15 9
34 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.90 46
35 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 3.23 21
36 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.91 11
37 Inje University, South Korea 2.66 8
38 Kongju National University, South Korea 2.50 5
39 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 2.36 6
40 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 9
41 Wonkwang University, South Korea 2.30 6
42 Dong-A University, South Korea 2.30 8
43 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 2.28 10
44 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 2.21 12
45 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 2.05 9
46 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 1.75 4
47 Hongik University, South Korea 1.71 4
48 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 5
49 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.42 9
50 Changwon National University, South Korea 1.37 4
51 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 1.34 12
52 Chosun University, South Korea 1.28 5
53 Myongji University, South Korea 1.25 11
54 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 1.07 7
55 Cheongju University, South Korea 1.00 1
56 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.92 2
57 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 4
58 Hallym University, South Korea 0.90 6
59 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.85 19
60 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 1
60 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.80 2
61 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 2
62 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 3
63 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 3
64 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.53 2
65 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 1
66 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.49 3
67 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.45 3
68 Sahmyook University, South Korea 0.40 2
69 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.37 3
70 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.36 3
71 Hannam University, South Korea 0.33 1
72 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.33 3
73 Daegu University, South Korea 0.31 2
74 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.26 2
75 Jeonju University, South Korea 0.24 2
75 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.24 2
76 Institute of Life Science and Resources, KHU, South Korea 0.22 1
77 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.18 2
78 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.14 1
79 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.13 1
80 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.11 1
81 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 1
81 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 1
82 Konyang University, South Korea 0.09 2
83 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.09 1
84 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 1
84 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.08 1
85 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 1
86 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 1
87 Kosin University, South Korea 0.01 1

Footnote

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