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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.83 329
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 78.87 178
3 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 77.54 362
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 90
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 23.71 70
6 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.95 41
7 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.32 105
8 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 12.71 40
9 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.59 29
10 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 9.89 37
11 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 8.87 36
12 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 35
13 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.75 40
14 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 5.98 18
15 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.53 24
16 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 5.08 16
17 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.75 12
18 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 3.14 12
19 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.04 9
20 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.91 18
21 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 2.81 14
22 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.76 54
23 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 2.72 8
24 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 2.65 13
25 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 2.59 5
26 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 2.39 16
27 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.97 9
28 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.89 31
29 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.76 4
30 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 1.72 8
31 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 1.58 7
32 National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan 1.47 3
33 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.47 6
34 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 1.34 9
35 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 1.26 5
36 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 1.20 3
37 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 1.15 9
38 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 1.01 3
39 Toko University, Taiwan 1.00 1
40 China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan 0.94 3
41 Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan 0.73 4
42 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.67 4
43 Kao Yuan University, Taiwan 0.67 1
43 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.67 3
43 National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE), Taiwan 0.67 1
44 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.65 1
45 National Ilan University, Taiwan 0.60 2
46 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.52 5
47 United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Taiwan 0.47 2
48 Long Time Technology Corp., Taiwan 0.45 2
48 China University of Science and Technology (CUST), Taiwan 0.45 2
49 Asia University, Taiwan 0.39 7
50 Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan 0.36 3
51 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.34 2
52 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.34 2
53 Winbond Electronics Corp., Taiwan 0.33 1
53 University of Taipei (UT), Taiwan 0.33 1
53 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.33 1
53 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.33 1
53 ScinoPharm Taiwan., Ltd., Taiwan 0.33 1
54 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.28 2
55 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.27 8
56 National United University, Taiwan 0.27 12
57 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.26 3
58 ‎Chang Chun Group, Taiwan 0.25 1
58 Jen-Teh Junior College of Medicine, Nursing and Management, Taiwan 0.25 1
58 National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan 0.25 2
59 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.22 2
60 Quantumstone Research Inc., Taiwan 0.21 1
61 Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology (CTUST), Taiwan 0.20 1
61 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.20 1
61 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.20 1
62 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.19 2
63 Central Police University (CPU), Taiwan 0.17 1
63 Vanung University (VNU), Taiwan 0.17 1
63 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 1
63 National Taiwan University of Sport (NTUS), Taiwan 0.17 2
64 Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan 0.14 1
64 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.14 1
64 National Formosa University (NFU), Taiwan 0.14 1
64 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), Taiwan 0.14 1
65 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.13 1
65 Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 0.13 1
65 CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Taiwan 0.13 1
66 Taipei City Police Department (TCPD), Taiwan 0.11 1
66 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.11 1
67 Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH), Taiwan 0.08 2
67 Hungkuang University, Taiwan 0.08 1
68 Tungfang Design University, Taiwan 0.07 1
69 Chang Gung Biotechnology Corporation, Taiwan 0.07 1
70 Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Taiwan 0.07 1
71 Nan Jeon University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.06 1
71 Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (KFSYSCC), Taiwan 0.06 1
71 Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), Taiwan 0.06 1
72 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.06 5
72 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 5
73 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.05 2
74 Ministry of Justice Bureau of Investigation, Taiwan 0.03 1
75 Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan 0.03 1
76 New Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan 0.03 1
77 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.01 1
78 Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan 0.01 1

Footnote

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