2016 tables: Institutions - physical sciences - academic

Table criteria

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

2015 Institution WFC 2014 WFC 2015
1 Peking University (PKU), China 110.95 109.09
2 Tsinghua University (TH), China 97.51 98.47
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 81.94 85.68
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 70.15 81.36
5 Fudan University, China 56.29 65.38
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 48.46 51.86
7 Soochow University, China 31.93 39.99
8 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 33.39 32.86
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 34.48 29.98
10 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 39.39 29.98
11 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 26.35 25.66
12 Nankai University (NKU), China 21.96 23.27
13 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.83 20.55
14 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 17.77 20
15 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 17.95 19.36
16 Tianjin University (TJU), China 9.18 19.23
17 Chongqing University (CQU), China 8.55 18.82
18 Beihang University (BUAA), China 14.15 18.67
19 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 16.96 18.46
20 Wuhan University (WHU), China 18.71 17.8
21 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 21.9 17.72
22 Southeast University (SEU), China 24.6 17.35
23 Jilin University (JLU), China 28.63 17.21
24 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 11.45 16.61
25 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 16.07 16.27
26 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 17.06 16.09
27 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 21.32 14.59
28 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 19.37 13.53
29 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 17.14 12.35
30 Shanghai University (SHU), China 10.23 12.29
31 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 14.51 11.22
32 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 8.05 9.71
33 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 4.37 9.49
34 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 9.57 9.39
35 Xiamen University (XMU), China 11.48 8.75
36 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 9.48 8.63
37 Tongji University, China 12.52 7.77
38 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 16.89 7.11
39 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 4.37 6.94
40 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 8.49 6.49
41 Sichuan University (SCU), China 13.02 5.97
42 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.53 5.9
43 Henan Normal University (HTU), China 6.41 5.84
44 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 5.69 5.69
45 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 1.6 5.57
46 Xidian University, China 9.42 5.55
47 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 11.56 5.35
48 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 12.32 5.19
49 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 2.64 4.84
50 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 12.11 4.82
51 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 9.54 4.76
52 Hunan University (HNU), China 12.18 4.57
53 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 5.9 4.56
54 Shanxi University (SXU), China 5.79 4.54
55 Northeastern University (NEU), China 8.41 4.46
56 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 5.55 4.34
57 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 2.18 4.17
58 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 6.98 4.1
59 Southwest University (SWU), China 0.77 4.06
60 Central South University (CSU), China 5.43 4.05
61 Ningbo University (NBU), China 1.39 3.78
62 Taiyuan University of Technology (TUT), China 3.58
63 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 4.05 3.56
64 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.63 3.43
65 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.51 3.32
66 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 2.72 3.2
67 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 2.53 3.1
68 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 6.63 3.02
69 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 8.11 2.98
70 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 1.03 2.97
71 Donghua University (DHU), China 2.08 2.82
72 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 1.97 2.8
73 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 4.16 2.8
74 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 4.67 2.77
75 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 6.7 2.64
76 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 1.05 2.61
77 Henan University (HENU), China 4.49 2.61
78 Air Force Engineering University, China 0.64 2.61
79 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.75 2.58
80 Jiangnan University (JU), China 1.61 2.49
81 Hebei University (HBU), China 4.06 2.34
82 South University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTech), China 2.65 2.34
83 Nanchang University (NCU), China 3.55 2.33
84 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 3.74 2.26
85 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 1.18 2.26
86 Yantai University (YTU), China 3 2.2
87 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.16 2.13
88 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 2.5 2.1
89 Yanshan University (YSU), China 1.18 2.08
90 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 1.98 2.08
91 Yunnan University (YNU), China 2.63 2.07
92 Changzhou University (CZU), China 1.93
93 Jinan University (JNU), China 2.87 1.91
94 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 4.62 1.76
95 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 3.21 1.53
96 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 1.42
97 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 1.41
98 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 0.56 1.38
99 Anhui University (AHU), China 2.52 1.36
100 Tianjin University of Technology (TUT), China 1.3 1.34

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 28 November 2016 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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