2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry

Table criteria

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

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 901.1
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 239.82
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.09
4 Peking University (PKU), China 184.22
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.59
6 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93
7 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 169.46
8 Kyoto University, Japan 167.68
9 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.06
10 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29
11 Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CAS, China 157.77
12 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.54
13 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.08
14 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 142.31
15 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96
16 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.57
17 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China 128.13
18 Tsinghua University (TH), China 127.9
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 127.63
20 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 125.5
21 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96
22 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53
23 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.8
24 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 115.61
25 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 114.32
26 Fudan University, China 111.1
27 Osaka University, Japan 110.97
28 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.53
29 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47
30 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 99.69
31 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 98.71
32 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.7
33 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58
34 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.4
35 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 93.49
36 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.58
37 Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CAS, China 91.29
38 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26
39 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.42
40 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08
41 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 88.12
42 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.31
43 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64
44 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81
45 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98
46 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55
47 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.21
48 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.5
49 Soochow University, China 77.99
50 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.75
51 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92
52 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 75.96
53 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85
54 Nagoya University, Japan 75.77
55 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68
56 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32
57 Tohoku University, Japan 75.09
58 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29
59 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66
60 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS, China 72.56
61 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38
62 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.3
63 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.41
64 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.63
65 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41
66 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 66.23
67 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61
68 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09
69 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 63.8
70 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 63.8
71 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18
72 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69
73 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67
74 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 62.17
75 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.33
76 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.03
77 Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS, China 59.99
78 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.76
79 University of Würzburg, Germany 59.65
80 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09
81 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07
82 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 56.91
83 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.31
84 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 56
85 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.61
86 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61
87 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82
88 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61
89 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.69
90 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.08
91 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.7
92 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67
93 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55
94 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 51.38
95 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37
96 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 51.13
97 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45
98 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14
99 Kyushu University, Japan 49.95
100 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 48.69

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 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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