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 Peking University (PKU), China 184.40 515
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 258
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 263
5 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 210
6 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 269
7 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 305
8 Fudan University, China 111.13 181
9 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 155
10 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 127
11 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 132
12 Soochow University, China 78.47 139
13 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 139
14 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 113
15 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 110
16 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 114
17 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 119
18 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 291
19 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 306
20 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 88
21 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 103
22 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 91
23 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 97
24 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 97
25 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 83
26 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 96
27 Southwest University (SWU), China 39.40 50
28 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 33.63 93
29 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 32.88 44
30 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 30.84 48
31 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 29.85 49
32 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 27.57 90
33 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 26.19 48
34 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 25.87 51
35 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.25 32
36 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 24.40 80
37 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 23.89 59
38 Changzhou University (CZU), China 22.38 31
39 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 22.23 31
40 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 22.12 46
41 Beihang University (BUAA), China 21.99 44
42 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 21.62 34
43 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 21.60 50
44 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.00 32
45 Southeast University (SEU), China 20.57 39
46 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 18.46 37
47 Northwest University (NWU), China 17.97 29
48 Shanghai University (SHU), China 17.93 47
49 Central South University (CSU), China 16.19 45
50 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 15.89 30
51 Tongji University, China 15.59 41
52 Chongqing University (CQU), China 15.04 36
53 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 14.68 29
54 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 14.52 28
55 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 13.37 23
56 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 12.36 18
57 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 11.67 28
58 Nanchang University (NCU), China 11.58 17
59 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 11.36 36
60 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 11.23 36
61 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 10.84 26
62 Shanxi University (SXU), China 10.41 18
63 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 10.29 21
64 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 10.18 12
65 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 10.16 19
66 Henan Normal University, China 9.97 16
67 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 9.89 13
68 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 9.71 20
69 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 9.52 14
70 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 9.46 14
71 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 9.01 17
72 Jinan University (JNU), China 8.99 23
73 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 8.70 14
74 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 8.61 20
75 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 8.61 53
76 Donghua University (DHU), China 8.42 28
77 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 8.07 13
78 Huaibei Normal University, China 7.86 10
79 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 7.53 9
80 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 7.50 23
81 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 7.49 13
82 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 7.37 27
83 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 7.29 11
84 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 7.24 11
85 University of Jinan (UJN), China 7.11 14
86 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 7.05 12
87 Anhui University (AHU), China 6.79 11
88 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 6.71 10
89 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 6.44 15
90 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 6.25 16
91 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 6.23 15
92 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 6.05 8
93 Henan University (HENU), China 5.96 13
94 Jiangnan University, China 5.71 12
95 Hubei University (HUBU), China 5.60 12
96 Shantou University (STU), China 5.43 7
97 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 5.37 7
98 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 5.23 24
99 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 4.79 10
100 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.57 7

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