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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 12.02 36
3 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 4.78 23
4 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.90 22
5 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 24
6 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 3.38 19
7 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 3.33 9
8 Osaka University, Japan 3.10 11
9 Nagoya University, Japan 2.18 11
10 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 7
11 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.98 10
12 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 1.77 11
13 Fudan University, China 1.76 10
14 Okayama University, Japan 1.72 4
15 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.60 12
16 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.56 5
17 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 1.46 9
18 Nanjing University (NJU), China 1.41 6
19 Kyoto University, Japan 1.38 16
20 Monash University, Australia 1.24 10
21 Tohoku University, Japan 1.18 12
22 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 1.10 6
23 Soochow University, China 0.96 2
24 University of Canberra, Australia 0.94 1
25 Kyushu University, Japan 0.91 4
26 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 0.91 1
27 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 0.82 5
28 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.79 6
29 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 0.79 7
30 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 0.76 18
31 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 0.75 11
32 Sogang University, South Korea 0.73 1
33 Azabu University, Japan 0.72 1
34 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.71 2
35 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.71 6
36 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.70 8
37 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.67 4
38 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 0.66 5
39 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.60 4
40 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 0.59 14
41 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 0.58 4
42 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.58 2
43 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.57 2
44 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.56 3
45 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.54 2
46 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.52 1
47 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.51 3
48 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.51 2
49 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.47 2
50 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.47 5
51 Massey University, New Zealand 0.46 5
52 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.45 1
53 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 0.45 3
54 University of Otago, New Zealand 0.44 5
55 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.40 7
56 Yonsei University, South Korea 0.40 1
56 Kawasaki Medical University, Japan 0.40 1
56 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.40 2
57 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 0.40 5
58 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 0.37 4
59 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 0.36 6
60 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.35 2
61 Macquarie University, Australia 0.34 5
62 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 0.33 1
63 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.33 2
64 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.32 5
65 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 0.31 6
66 Chiba University, Japan 0.31 5
67 Linyi University (LYU), China 0.30 1
68 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 0.26 1
69 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 0.23 6
70 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.23 2
71 Keio University, Japan 0.23 3
72 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 0.23 4
73 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.22 2
73 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.22 1
74 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 0.22 4
75 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 0.21 1
76 Korea University, South Korea 0.20 2
77 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.20 1
77 Osaka Kyoiku University, Japan 0.20 1
78 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 0.19 4
79 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 0.19 9
80 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.18 3
81 Nagasaki International University, Japan 0.18 1
82 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 0.18 2
83 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 0.17 3
84 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 0.17 2
85 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.17 1
85 Jichi Medical University, Japan 0.17 1
86 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.17 6
87 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 0.15 1
87 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 0.15 1
88 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 0.15 3
89 Shantou University (STU), China 0.15 2
90 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.14 2
91 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 0.14 1
92 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.14 3
93 Changzhou University (CZU), China 0.14 1
94 Kangwon National University, South Korea 0.13 3
95 Nagasaki University, Japan 0.13 1
96 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.13 2
97 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 2
98 Hokkaido University, Japan 0.13 2
99 Army Medical University, China 0.13 3
100 Sapporo Medical University, Japan 0.13 1
100 Kobe University, Japan 0.13 1
100 Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University (SGBAU), India 0.13 1

Footnote

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