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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,617.39 3,630
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 527.00 1,219
3 Peking University (PKU), China 369.67 1,173
4 Kyoto University, Japan 311.72 730
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 290.48 689
6 Tsinghua University, China 278.84 910
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 261.56 678
8 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 254.33 516
9 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 222.83 470
10 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 212.58 581
11 Fudan University, China 209.78 428
12 Osaka University, Japan 206.39 534
13 Tohoku University, Japan 194.63 434
14 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.96 425
15 Nankai University (NKU), China 157.34 413
16 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 156.06 330
17 RIKEN, Japan 151.88 563
18 Nagoya University, Japan 148.32 416
19 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.87 396
20 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 140.83 368
21 Soochow University, China 140.28 265
22 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 125.08 286
23 Xiamen University (XMU), China 119.69 234
24 Hokkaido University, Japan 119.43 242
25 Monash University, Australia 118.12 378
26 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 116.95 186
27 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.83 329
28 Wuhan University (WHU), China 114.67 217
29 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 113.92 306
30 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 110.79 237
31 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 110.38 600
32 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 107.26 395
33 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 105.14 298
34 Jilin University (JLU), China 103.60 220
35 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 103.45 470
36 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.75 238
37 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 100.65 256
38 Hunan University (HNU), China 99.35 152
39 Sichuan University (SCU), China 98.82 213
40 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 98.69 173
41 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 96.31 189
42 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 95.76 262
43 Kyushu University, Japan 92.77 295
44 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 91.76 134
45 Tianjin University (TJU), China 91.60 349
46 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 88.48 299
47 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 86.82 231
48 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 85.84 174
49 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 83.24 278
50 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 82.95 223
51 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.04 311
52 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 78.87 178
53 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 77.54 362
54 Shandong University (SDU), China 76.19 264
55 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 72.58 222
56 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 71.96 136
57 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 67.43 261
58 Korea University, South Korea 63.51 228
59 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 62.38 156
60 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 61.96 127
61 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 61.95 230
62 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 61.64 239
63 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 59.93 132
64 Tongji University, China 59.72 193
65 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 59.71 215
66 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 58.51 145
67 University of Tsukuba, Japan 57.71 255
68 Keio University, Japan 56.86 122
69 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.68 209
70 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 48.02 157
71 Southwest University (SWU), China 47.91 72
72 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.25 146
73 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.16 118
74 Beihang University (BUAA), China 44.88 131
75 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 44.41 162
76 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.04 84
77 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 43.99 196
78 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 43.80 75
79 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 42.83 69
80 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 41.55 144
81 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 41.51 147
82 Southeast University (SEU), China 40.35 90
83 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 39.97 143
84 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 90
85 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.20 188
86 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 36.22 53
87 Shanghai University (SHU), China 35.24 89
88 Chongqing University (CQU), China 35.22 79
89 Okayama University, Japan 35.13 159
90 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 34.04 60
91 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 112
92 University of Otago, New Zealand 33.75 117
93 Waseda University, Japan 31.25 153
94 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 30.71 118
95 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 30.21 71
96 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 29.89 62
97 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 29.73 49
98 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.30 75
99 Curtin University, Australia 29.16 102
100 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 29.04 64
101 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.97 40
102 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 28.77 76
103 Central South University (CSU), China 28.15 87
104 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 27.77 86
105 Kobe University, Japan 27.67 149
106 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 27.28 94
107 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 26.85 67
108 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 26.62 72
109 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 26.44 33
110 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 26.33 34
111 Samsung Group, South Korea 25.70 93
112 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 25.46 143
113 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14 84
114 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 24.87 49
115 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 24.49 77
116 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 23.71 70
117 Changzhou University (CZU), China 23.38 33
118 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.15 176
119 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 22.79 60
120 Macquarie University, Australia 22.68 92
121 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 22.63 73
122 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 22.36 37
123 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 22.12 33
124 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 22.03 56
125 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 21.80 33
126 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 21.62 69
127 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.56 81
128 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 21.55 42
129 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 21.32 30
130 Sogang University, South Korea 20.88 45
131 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 20.80 55
132 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 20.67 50
133 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 20.13 50
134 Northwest University (NWU), China 19.92 36
135 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 19.83 41
136 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74 37
137 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 19.70 37
138 Yamagata University, Japan 19.24 48
139 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 19.12 53
140 Chiba University, Japan 19.07 73
141 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.97 83
142 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.87 83
143 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 18.46 61
144 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 18.26 69
145 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.21 49
146 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 18.17 86
147 India Department of Space (DOS), India 17.82 34
148 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 17.70 52
149 Shanxi University (SXU), China 17.62 39
150 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 17.41 57
151 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 17.30 55
152 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.12 44
153 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 17.09 42
154 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 17.04 44
155 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.87 50
156 Nanchang University (NCU), China 16.76 36
157 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.66 108
158 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 16.45 40
159 Henan Normal University, China 16.41 42
160 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.32 123
161 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.95 41
162 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.89 64
163 Kangwon National University, South Korea 15.81 73
164 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 15.73 68
165 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 15.72 35
166 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.54 104
167 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 15.36 44
168 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 15.10 47
169 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 15.07 33
170 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.91 50
171 Deakin University, Australia 14.87 44
172 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 14.65 46
173 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 14.59 29
174 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 14.55 39
175 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 14.48 111
176 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.39 43
177 Niigata University, Japan 14.31 60
178 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 14.26 26
179 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 14.07 35
180 GNS Science, New Zealand 13.97 66
181 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.85 61
182 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 13.69 34
183 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 13.64 21
184 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 13.56 33
185 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 13.49 45
186 BGI, China 13.47 54
187 Jinan University (JNU), China 13.35 37
188 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 13.34 28
189 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.32 105
190 Griffith University, Australia 13.27 50
191 Donghua University (DHU), China 13.09 44
192 University of Toyama, Japan 13.00 31
193 Konkuk University, South Korea 12.97 61
194 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 12.96 40
195 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 12.94 62
196 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.78 47
197 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 12.77 30
198 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 12.71 121
199 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 12.71 40
200 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 12.64 42
201 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 12.51 38
202 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 12.42 41
203 Chonnam National University, South Korea 12.38 94
204 Doshisha University, Japan 12.29 20
205 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 12.24 72
206 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 12.13 73
207 Tokushima University, Japan 12.02 30
208 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 12.01 30
209 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 11.94 20
210 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.80 62
211 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 11.68 73
212 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62 25
213 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 11.53 26
214 Gunma University, Japan 11.38 34
215 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 11.35 28
216 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 11.32 21
217 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 11.25 63
218 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 11.20 33
219 La Trobe University, Australia 11.12 62
220 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 11.07 33
221 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 11.06 30
222 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 11.02 31
223 Saitama University, Japan 10.87 35
224 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.59 29
225 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.47 14
226 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 10.47 14
227 Ehime University, Japan 10.43 40
228 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 10.38 20
229 University of Delhi (DU), India 10.36 70
230 Guru Nanak Dev University (GNDU), India 10.30 13
231 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 10.28 49
232 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 10.28 34
233 Inha University, South Korea 10.27 48
234 Flinders University, Australia 10.20 38
235 Jiangnan University, China 10.14 25
236 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 10.14 38
237 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 9.97 71
238 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 9.94 35
239 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.91 17
240 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 9.89 37
241 Qingdao University (QU), China 9.87 25
242 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 9.78 20
243 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 9.75 25
244 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 9.70 34
245 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 9.60 22
246 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 9.49 14
247 Shizuoka University, Japan 9.32 28
248 Henan University (HENU), China 9.17 23
249 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 9.09 37
250 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 9.06 16
251 University of Jinan (UJN), China 9.01 17
252 Massey University, New Zealand 9.00 73
253 University of Shizuoka, Japan 8.99 16
254 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 8.96 15
255 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 8.95 28
256 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 8.87 20
257 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 8.87 36
258 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 8.86 21
259 Sejong University, South Korea 8.86 37
260 Northeastern University (NEU), China 8.86 19
261 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 8.86 18
262 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 8.72 30
263 Anhui University (AHU), China 8.66 20
264 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 8.65 18
265 University of Calcutta (CU), India 8.59 19
266 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.50 58
267 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.35 12
268 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 8.29 27
269 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 8.26 17
270 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 8.19 14
271 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 8.19 24
272 Nagasaki University, Japan 8.18 25
273 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 35
274 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.97 23
275 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 7.92 36
276 Huaibei Normal University, China 7.86 10
277 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 7.83 11
278 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.82 45
279 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 7.82 12
280 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.81 29
281 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.75 40
282 Gifu University, Japan 7.69 34
283 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 7.55 27
284 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.55 22
285 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 7.46 13
286 Chubu University, Japan 7.44 17
287 Mie University, Japan 7.43 19
288 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.37 22
289 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 7.32 19
290 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.30 60
291 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 7.27 13
292 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 7.23 19
293 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 7.20 18
294 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 7.18 36
295 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 7.10 14
296 Capital Medical University, China 7.08 47
297 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 7.07 9
298 University of Hyogo, Japan 7.01 24
299 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 6.97 24
300 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 6.91 26
301 Yamaguchi University, Japan 6.90 15
302 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.87 23
303 Hubei University (HUBU), China 6.84 23
304 Konan University, Japan 6.83 13
305 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.78 12
306 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.65 30
307 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.60 25
308 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 6.60 16
309 Shantou University (STU), China 6.52 16
310 Chuo University, Japan 6.43 11
311 India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India 6.40 7
312 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.40 23
313 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 6.36 23
314 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 6.31 18
315 Rikkyo University, Japan 6.30 21
316 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.19 19
317 Pondicherry University, India 6.14 9
318 Gakushuin University, Japan 6.14 13
319 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 6.11 19
320 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 6.10 11
321 Hebei University (HBU), China 6.08 11
322 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.07 14
323 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 6.06 21
324 Meijo University, Japan 6.00 26
325 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 5.99 97
326 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.99 19
327 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 5.98 18
328 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 5.96 24
329 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 5.94 30
330 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 5.84 19
331 Xidian University, China 5.80 10
332 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 5.69 9
333 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69 16
334 Linyi University (LYU), China 5.59 13
335 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.54 29
336 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.53 24
337 Yunnan University (YNU), China 5.52 15
338 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 10
339 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.49 33
340 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 5.43 17
341 Soongsil University, South Korea 5.41 25
342 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.41 19
343 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 5.38 15
344 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 5.38 19
345 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 5.35 14
346 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 5.35 40
347 Ningbo University (NBU), China 5.30 17
348 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 5.30 23
349 ShanghaiTech University, China 5.29 56
350 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.26 27
351 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.25 16
352 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 5.23 24
353 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.17 30
354 University of Macau (UM), China 5.17 16
355 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.15 9
356 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.14 22
357 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 5.14 32
358 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 5.14 10
359 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.13 12
360 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 5.09 19
361 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 5.08 16
362 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.07 43
363 University of Fukui, Japan 5.02 24
364 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 5.02 12
365 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 5.01 14
366 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.00 5
367 Western Sydney University, Australia 5.00 29
368 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.99 30
369 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 4.92 14
370 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 4.90 13
371 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.89 9
372 Saga University, Japan 4.78 12
373 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 4.78 41
374 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 4.77 22
375 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 4.76 18
376 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.75 12
377 Tottori University, Japan 4.66 15
378 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.65 26
379 Guizhou University (GZU), China 4.58 10
380 Juntendo University, Japan 4.56 30
381 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 4.56 18
382 Yanshan University (YSU), China 4.53 10
383 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.52 18
384 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 5
385 Kindai University, Japan 4.47 14
386 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.44 10
387 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 4.39 11
388 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 4.35 10
389 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.35 28
390 Naresuan University, Thailand 4.34 12
391 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 4.33 14
392 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 4.33 14
393 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 4.31 61
394 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 4.30 11
395 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 4.29 27
396 Government of Western Australia, Australia 4.27 39
397 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 4.27 42
398 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 4.26 27
399 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 4.13 8
400 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11 14
401 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 4.10 15
402 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 4.04 10
403 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.90 46
404 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 3.88 6
405 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 3.86 32
406 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.86 14
407 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 3.85 20
408 Taizhou University (TZU), China 3.81 5
409 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.81 10
410 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 3.64 5
411 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 3.60 6
412 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.57 41
413 Nihon University, Japan 3.56 19
414 Kasetsart University, Thailand 3.55 16
415 Yantai University (YTU), China 3.54 6
416 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.50 11
417 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.48 24
418 Toho University, Japan 3.45 25
419 Bose Institute, India 3.44 22
420 Murdoch University, Australia 3.44 14
421 National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), India 3.39 9
422 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 3.38 6
423 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 3.37 7
424 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.31 6
425 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 3.30 11
426 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 3.29 13
427 Jichi Medical University, Japan 3.29 15
428 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 3.27 7
429 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 3.24 9
430 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 3.23 21
431 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 3.23 10
432 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.21 13
433 Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Japan 3.18 13
434 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 3.17 13
435 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.17 8
436 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 3.17 18
437 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 3.16 15
438 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.16 15
439 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 3.14 5
440 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 3.14 12
441 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 3.14 8
442 Hainan University (HU), China 3.11 8
443 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 3.11 11
444 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.09 14
445 Nanyang Normal University, China 3.09 6
446 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 3.08 14
447 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 3.08 7
448 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.04 9
449 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 3.04 14
450 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.02 11
451 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 3.01 8
452 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 2.96 12
453 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.91 11
454 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.91 18
455 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 2.90 4
456 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 2.88 5
457 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 2.88 6
458 Kochi University, Japan 2.86 16
459 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.82 33
460 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 2.81 14
461 University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia 2.81 79
462 SA Health, Australia 2.79 30
463 Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA), India 2.76 6
464 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.76 54
465 Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, India 2.75 4
466 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 2.72 8
467 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 2.70 15
468 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.68 16
469 Inje University, South Korea 2.66 8
470 Hudson Institute of Medical Research, Australia 2.66 11
471 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 2.65 13
472 Air Force Engineering University, China 2.61 3
473 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 2.59 5
474 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.59 7
475 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58 16
476 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 2.58 6
477 Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), South Korea 2.58 8
478 Nagoya City University, Japan 2.57 20
479 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 2.56 11
480 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 2.55 6
481 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.54 15
482 Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand 2.54 28
483 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 2.52 4
484 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.50 3
484 Kongju National University, South Korea 2.50 5
485 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 2.49 8
486 Tokai University, Japan 2.48 16
487 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 2.47 13
488 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 2.47 13
489 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 2.44 16
490 Taiyuan University of Science and Technology (TYUST), China 2.42 6
491 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 2.42 19
492 Osaka Bioscience Institute, Japan 2.41 6
493 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 2.39 16
494 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 2.36 6
495 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 9
496 Ochanomizu University, Japan 2.35 21
497 Guizhou Medical University, China 2.34 7
498 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 2.34 3
499 Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), Vietnam 2.31 8

Footnote

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