2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 142
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 104
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 111
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 91
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.53 85
6 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.71 90
7 Korea University, South Korea 24.91 74
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 20.88 40
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 17.21 52
10 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 14.46 39
11 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 12.63 29
12 Kangwon National University, South Korea 11.57 17
13 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 10.09 23
14 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 9.25 21
15 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 8.58 20
16 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 8.28 15
17 Chonnam National University, South Korea 7.48 21
18 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 7.33 14
19 Inha University, South Korea 7.20 18
20 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 5.60 12
21 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 5.22 12
22 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 5.14 30
23 Konkuk University, South Korea 5.07 15
24 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 4.93 12
25 Yeungnam University, South Korea 4.89 6
26 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 4.67 14
27 Sogang University, South Korea 4.26 13
28 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 4.05 8
29 Soongsil University, South Korea 4.04 10
30 Dongguk University, South Korea 3.42 15
31 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 3.37 10
32 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 2.56 6
33 Sejong University, South Korea 2.44 9
34 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 9
35 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 1.72 4
36 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 1.12 3
37 Changwon National University, South Korea 1.12 3
38 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.08 2
39 Kookmin University, South Korea 1.05 4
40 Hongik University, South Korea 1.00 1
40 Inje University, South Korea 1.00 1
40 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.00 1
41 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.99 6
42 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.90 3
42 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 3
43 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.88 3
44 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 1
45 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 2
46 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.66 4
47 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 3
48 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.64 4
49 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 3
50 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.51 3
51 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 1
52 Myongji University, South Korea 0.38 3
53 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.37 2
54 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.35 2
55 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.33 1
56 Daegu University, South Korea 0.25 1
56 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.25 1
57 Hallym University, South Korea 0.25 2
58 Institute of Life Science and Resources, KHU, South Korea 0.22 1
59 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.20 1
59 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.20 1
60 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.17 1
61 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.15 2
62 Chosun University, South Korea 0.14 1
63 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.13 1
63 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.13 1
64 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.11 1
64 Jeonju University, South Korea 0.11 1
64 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.11 1
64 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.11 1
65 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 1
66 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.09 1
67 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.08 1
68 Konyang University, South Korea 0.07 1
69 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.05 1

Footnote

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