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 Peking University (PKU), China 184.40 515
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.95 333
3 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 286
4 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 280
5 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 274
6 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 258
7 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 258
8 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 263
9 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.12 292
10 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 139.67 293
11 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 247
12 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 210
13 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 207
14 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 269
15 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 219
16 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 124.34 250
17 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 181
18 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 305
19 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 227
20 Fudan University, China 111.13 181
21 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 190
22 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 201
23 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 161
24 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.86 196
25 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 147
26 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 155
27 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.57 152
28 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 127
29 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.22 141
30 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 144
31 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.90 166
32 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 132
33 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 133
34 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 132
35 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 143
36 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 169
37 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 146
38 Soochow University, China 78.47 139
39 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 142
40 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 127
41 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 121
42 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 139
43 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 113
44 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 135
45 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 149
46 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 110
47 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 124
48 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 114
49 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.30 110
50 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 119
51 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 291
52 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 67.23 108
53 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 99
54 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 119
55 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 101
56 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 128
57 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 128
58 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 91
59 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 62.17 128
60 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 306
61 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 104
62 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 125
63 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 82
64 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 91
65 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 121
66 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 88
67 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 56.00 108
68 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 115
69 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 111
70 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 82
71 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 99
72 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.69 77
73 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 98
74 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 93
75 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67 110
76 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 76
77 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 100
78 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 51.38 119
79 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 103
80 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 51.13 73
81 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 83
82 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 91
83 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 91
84 McGill University, Canada 48.20 93
85 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 97
86 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 87
87 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 97
88 Monash University, Australia 45.56 115
89 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 83
90 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 44.91 77
91 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 44.87 81
92 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 88
93 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 43.86 75
94 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 43.56 86
95 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 43.39 52
96 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 43.31 121
97 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 42.06 65
98 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 41.37 67
99 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 41.35 138
100 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 40.98 67

Footnote

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