2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 30
2 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 24
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 7
4 Fudan University, China 1.76 10
5 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 1.46 9
6 Nanjing University (NJU), China 1.41 6
7 Soochow University, China 0.96 2
8 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.71 2
9 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.70 8
10 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.60 4
11 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.57 2
12 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.56 3
13 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.54 2
14 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.52 1
15 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.51 2
16 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.47 2
17 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.47 5
18 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.40 7
19 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 0.40 5
20 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.35 2
21 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 0.33 1
22 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.32 5
23 Linyi University (LYU), China 0.30 1
24 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.23 2
25 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.22 2
25 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.22 1
26 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.18 3
27 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.17 6
28 Shantou University (STU), China 0.15 2
29 Changzhou University (CZU), China 0.14 1
30 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.13 2
31 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 2
32 Army Medical University, China 0.13 3
33 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.11 3
34 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 0.10 1
35 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.09 7
36 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.09 1
37 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.08 1
38 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 0.08 3
39 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.07 1
40 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.06 3
41 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.05 1
42 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 1
43 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.04 2
44 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.04 1
44 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.04 1
45 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.04 1
46 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 0.03 2
46 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 0.03 2
47 Central South University (CSU), China 0.03 2
48 Tongji University, China 0.03 2
49 China Medical University (CMU), China 0.03 1
50 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 0.03 2
51 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.03 1
52 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 0.02 1
53 Capital Medical University, China 0.02 2
54 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.02 2
55 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.02 1
55 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.02 1
56 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.02 1
57 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 0.02 2
58 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.02 1
59 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 0.01 1
60 Taishan Medical University, China 0.01 1
61 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.01 1
62 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 0.01 1
62 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.01 1
62 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 0.01 1
62 Jining Medical University, China 0.01 1
62 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 0.01 1
62 Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (FJUTCM), China 0.01 1
62 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 0.01 1
63 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.01 2
64 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 0.01 1
65 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.00 2
66 Xishuangbanna Health School, China 0.00 1
67 Nantong University (NTU), China 0.00 1

Footnote

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