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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.83 329
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 78.87 178
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 90
4 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 23.71 70
5 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.95 41
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.32 105
7 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 12.71 40
8 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.59 29
9 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 8.87 36
10 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.75 40
11 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 5.98 18
12 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 5.08 16
13 Chang Gung University (CGU), Taiwan 4.78 23
14 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.75 12
15 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 3.14 12
16 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.04 9
17 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.91 18
18 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 2.81 14
19 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 2.72 8
20 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 2.59 5
21 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.89 31
22 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.76 4
23 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 1.72 8
24 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 1.58 7
25 National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan 1.47 3
26 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.47 6
27 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 1.20 3
28 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 1.15 9
29 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 1.01 3
30 Mackay Medical College (MMC), PCT, Taiwan 1.00 2
30 Toko University, Taiwan 1.00 1
31 Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT), Taiwan 0.91 4
32 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.67 4
33 Kao Yuan University, Taiwan 0.67 1
33 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.67 3
33 National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE), Taiwan 0.67 1
34 National Ilan University, Taiwan 0.60 2
35 China University of Science and Technology (CUST), Taiwan 0.45 2
36 Asia University, Taiwan 0.39 7
37 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.34 2
38 University of Taipei (UT), Taiwan 0.33 1
38 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.33 1
38 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.33 1
39 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.28 2
40 National United University, Taiwan 0.27 12
41 MacKay Memorial Hospital (MMH), Taiwan 0.26 5
42 Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taiwan 0.25 1
43 Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology (CTUST), Taiwan 0.20 1
43 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.20 1
43 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.20 1
44 Central Police University (CPU), Taiwan 0.17 1
44 Vanung University (VNU), Taiwan 0.17 1
44 National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS), Taiwan 0.17 2
45 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.14 1
45 National Formosa University (NFU), Taiwan 0.14 1
45 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), Taiwan 0.14 1
46 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.13 1
47 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.11 1
48 Hungkuang University, Taiwan 0.08 1
49 Tungfang Design University, Taiwan 0.07 1
50 Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.06 1
50 Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), Taiwan 0.06 1
51 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.01 1

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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