2016 tables: Institutions

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 166.96 425
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 156.06 330
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 110.79 237
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.75 238
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 83.24 278
6 Korea University, South Korea 63.51 228
7 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 62.38 156
8 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 61.95 230
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.16 118
10 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 41.51 147
11 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 112
12 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.30 75
13 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 27.77 86
14 Samsung Group, South Korea 25.70 93
15 Sogang University, South Korea 20.88 45
16 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.87 83
17 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 17.09 42
18 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.66 108
19 Kangwon National University, South Korea 15.81 73
20 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 15.10 47
21 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 15.07 33
22 Konkuk University, South Korea 12.97 61
23 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 12.42 41
24 Chonnam National University, South Korea 12.38 94
25 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 11.68 73
26 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 11.20 33
27 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 11.02 31
28 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 10.28 49
29 Inha University, South Korea 10.27 48
30 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 9.70 34
31 Sejong University, South Korea 8.86 37
32 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.50 58
33 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 7.23 19
34 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 7.10 14
35 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 6.97 24
36 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.40 23
37 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 6.36 23
38 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 6.06 21
39 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.54 29
40 Soongsil University, South Korea 5.41 25
41 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.15 9
42 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.52 18
43 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 4.27 42
44 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.90 46
45 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 3.23 21
46 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 3.11 11
47 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 3.08 14
48 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 3.04 14
49 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 2.96 12
50 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.91 11
51 Inje University, South Korea 2.66 8
52 Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), South Korea 2.58 8
53 Kongju National University, South Korea 2.50 5
54 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 2.47 13
55 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 2.47 13
56 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 2.36 6
57 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 9
58 Wonkwang University, South Korea 2.30 6
59 Dong-A University, South Korea 2.30 8
60 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 2.28 10
61 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 2.21 12
62 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 2.05 9
63 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 1.93 10
64 South Korea Ministry of Environment, South Korea 1.90 7
65 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.75 8
66 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 1.75 4
67 Hongik University, South Korea 1.71 4
68 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 1.50 6
69 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 5
70 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.42 9
71 Changwon National University, South Korea 1.37 4
72 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 1.34 12
73 Chosun University, South Korea 1.28 5
74 Myongji University, South Korea 1.25 11
75 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 1.24 6
76 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 1.11 6
77 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 1.07 7
78 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 1.07 34
79 Cheongju University, South Korea 1.00 1
80 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 1.00 7
81 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.92 2
82 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 4
83 Hallym University, South Korea 0.90 6
84 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.85 19
85 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 1
85 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.80 2
86 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 2
87 Gyeongsangbuk-do Province Institute of Health and Environment, South Korea 0.67 1
88 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 3
89 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 3
90 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.53 2
91 InnoTherapy, Inc., South Korea 0.52 2
92 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.51 3
93 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 1
94 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.49 3
95 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.45 3
96 JW Pharmaceutical, South Korea 0.44 2
97 APEC Climate Center (APCC), South Korea 0.42 2
98 Sahmyook University, South Korea 0.40 2
99 Diatech Korea Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.38 1
100 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.37 3
101 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.36 3
102 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.36 3
103 The Armed Forces Medical Command, South Korea 0.33 1
103 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.33 1
103 Hannam University, South Korea 0.33 1
103 SK holdings, South Korea 0.33 2
104 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.33 3
105 Celltrion Inc., South Korea 0.32 1
106 Daegu University, South Korea 0.31 2
107 Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), South Korea 0.29 1
108 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.26 2
108 Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC), South Korea 0.26 2
109 Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea 0.25 1
110 Jeonju University, South Korea 0.24 2
110 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.24 2
111 iBULe Photonics Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1
111 Institute of Life Science and Resources, KHU, South Korea 0.22 1
112 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea 0.21 2
113 Korean Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), South Korea 0.21 2
114 GMEK Inc., South Korea 0.20 1
114 Mirae Scientific Instruments Inc., South Korea 0.20 1
115 Panbionet Corp., South Korea 0.18 1
115 Seeders, Inc., South Korea 0.18 1
115 KBIO Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, South Korea 0.18 1
116 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.18 2
117 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.18 2
118 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.18 2
119 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.17 3
120 Quantamatrix Inc., South Korea 0.17 1
120 Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), South Korea 0.17 1
120 POSCO, South Korea 0.17 1
120 National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC), South Korea 0.17 1
120 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.17 1
120 Korea Carbon Capture & Sequestration R&D Center (KCRC), South Korea 0.17 1
121 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.16 1
122 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.15 4
123 EncodeGEN Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.15 1
124 National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), South Korea 0.14 1
124 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.14 1
124 Hansolbio Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1
124 Celemics, Inc., South Korea 0.14 1
125 Kolon Industries, Inc., South Korea 0.13 1
125 S-Package Solution Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 1
125 MOE Saemangeum Regional Environmental Office, South Korea 0.13 1
125 LegoChemBio (LCB), South Korea 0.13 1
125 Green Cross Corporation, South Korea 0.13 1
125 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.13 1
126 Rocket Electric Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.11 1
126 Dongjin Semichem Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.11 1
126 Infovion Inc., South Korea 0.11 1
126 IMTS Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.11 1
126 Lemonex Inc., South Korea 0.11 1
126 NOROO Holdings Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.11 1
126 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.11 1
127 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 1
127 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 1
127 Daegu Technopark Nano Convergence Practical Application Center (Daegu TP Nano Center), South Korea 0.10 1
127 EER&C Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1
128 Konyang University, South Korea 0.09 2
129 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.09 1
129 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.09 1
129 Nano Solution Corporation Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.09 1
129 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.09 1
130 Insilicogen, Inc., South Korea 0.09 1
131 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 1
131 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.08 1
132 Yuhan Corporation, South Korea 0.08 1
132 National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), South Korea 0.08 1
133 SillaJen Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.07 1
134 Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), South Korea 0.07 1
134 Soulbrain Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.07 1
135 Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), South Korea 0.07 1
135 Panagene Inc., South Korea 0.07 1
136 SK Telecom, South Korea 0.06 1
136 National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), South Korea 0.06 1
137 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.06 1
137 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 1
137 Pohang Center for Evaluation of Biomaterials (POCEB), South Korea 0.06 1
138 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.06 1
138 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.06 1
138 Gyeongbuk Science and Technology Promotion Center (GBSP), South Korea 0.06 1
139 Theragen Etex Bio Institute, South Korea 0.05 2
140 National Medical Center, South Korea 0.05 1
141 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 1
141 Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), South Korea 0.05 1
142 Goshen Biotech Inc., South Korea 0.05 1
143 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.04 3
144 Woorisoa Children's Hospital, South Korea 0.04 1
145 Kosin University, South Korea 0.01 1
146 National Information Society Agency (NIA), South Korea 0.00 1

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