2016 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 35.63 103
2 Yonsei University, South Korea 21.06 53
3 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 18.07 49
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 11.21 27
5 Korea University, South Korea 8.94 29
6 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.53 15
7 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 6.50 34
8 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 5.97 17
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 5.90 23
10 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 5.85 22
11 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 5.20 10
12 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 4.63 21
13 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 3.72 14
14 Chonnam National University, South Korea 3.44 14
15 Kangwon National University, South Korea 3.10 10
16 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 3.07 17
17 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 2.19 10
18 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 2.10 5
19 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.08 8
20 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 2.00 2
21 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 1.99 12
22 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 1.93 8
23 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 1.50 10
24 Inje University, South Korea 1.49 6
25 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 1.46 9
26 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 5
27 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 1.33 3
28 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.25 8
29 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.22 4
30 Chosun University, South Korea 1.05 3
31 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.94 6
32 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 0.91 9
33 Sogang University, South Korea 0.84 2
34 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.54 3
35 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.40 4
36 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.33 5
37 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.30 2
38 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.28 3
39 Myongji University, South Korea 0.26 2
40 Changwon National University, South Korea 0.25 1
41 Inha University, South Korea 0.17 1
42 Sejong University, South Korea 0.16 2
43 Soongsil University, South Korea 0.15 1
44 Hallym University, South Korea 0.15 1
45 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.14 1
46 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.12 1
47 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.11 1
48 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.11 3
49 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.10 2
50 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 1
51 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.09 1
52 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 1
53 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.07 1
54 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.06 2
55 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 1
56 Daegu University, South Korea 0.06 1
57 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 1
58 Konyang University, South Korea 0.02 1
59 Kosin University, South Korea 0.01 1
60 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.00 1

Footnote

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