2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 901.03 1,696
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 242.73 994
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.14 479
4 Peking University (PKU), China 184.40 515
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.95 333
6 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 286
7 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 280
8 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 274
9 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 258
10 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 258
11 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 263
12 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.12 292
13 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 139.67 293
14 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 247
15 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 210
16 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 207
17 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 269
18 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 219
19 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 124.34 250
20 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 181
21 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 305
22 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.68 350
23 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 227
24 Fudan University, China 111.13 181
25 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 190
26 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 201
27 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 161
28 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.86 196
29 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 147
30 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 155
31 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 93.44 326
32 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.57 152
33 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 127
34 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.22 141
35 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 144
36 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.90 166
37 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 87.57 128
38 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 132
39 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 133
40 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 132
41 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 143
42 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 169
43 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 146
44 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.38 187
45 Soochow University, China 78.47 139
46 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 142
47 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 127
48 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 121
49 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85 246
50 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 139
51 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 113
52 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 135
53 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 149
54 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 110
55 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 124
56 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 114
57 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.30 110
58 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 70.24 113
59 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 119
60 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 291
61 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 67.23 108
62 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 99
63 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 119
64 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 101
65 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 128
66 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 128
67 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 91
68 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 306
69 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 104
70 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 125
71 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 82
72 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 91
73 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 121
74 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 56.91 147
75 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 88
76 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 56.00 108
77 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 115
78 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 111
79 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 82
80 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 99
81 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.69 77
82 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 98
83 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.70 93
84 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67 110
85 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 76
86 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 100
87 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 51.38 119
88 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 103
89 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 51.13 73
90 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 83
91 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14 112
92 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 48.69 128
93 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 91
94 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 48.28 169
95 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 91
96 McGill University, Canada 48.20 93
97 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 97
98 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 87
99 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 47.15 204
100 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 97

Footnote

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