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 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 7.40 9
2 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 2.99 7
3 Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa 1.27 2
4 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 1.00 4
4 Euro-Mediterranean University of Fez (UEMF), Morocco 1.00 2
5 American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt 0.80 2
6 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 0.77 2
7 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 0.63 4
8 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.63 2
9 Institut Supérieur d’Education et de Formation Continue, Tunisia 0.60 2
10 National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt 0.56 2
11 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 0.50 1
12 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.45 4
13 Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS), South Africa 0.42 3
14 Tanta University, Egypt 0.41 5
15 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.38 2
16 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.35 3
17 University of Mauritius (UOM), Mauritius 0.33 1
18 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.31 5
19 Université Mohammed Premier (UMP), Morocco 0.30 1
20 Constantine 1 University, Algeria 0.29 1
21 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 0.25 2
22 Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (AASTMT), Egypt 0.25 1
23 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (USMBA), Morocco 0.23 2
24 University of Laghouat, Algeria 0.22 1
25 Mohammed V University, Morocco 0.20 1
26 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.19 2
27 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.19 1
28 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.18 2
29 Al-Azhar University, Egypt 0.17 2
30 National University of Lesotho, Lesotho 0.17 1
31 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 0.14 2
32 University of Sadat City (USC), Egypt 0.14 2
33 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.13 2
34 Copperbelt University, Zambia 0.13 1
35 Sasol Limited, South Africa 0.11 1
35 University of Mascara, Algeria 0.11 1
36 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 0.10 1
36 Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt 0.10 1
37 Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt 0.10 1
37 Benha University, Egypt 0.10 1
38 Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Egypt 0.08 1
39 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.07 2
40 Sohag University, Egypt 0.07 1
40 Egypt Nanotechnology Center (EGNC), Egypt 0.07 1
41 National School of Biotechnology "Toufik Khaznadar" (ENSB), Algeria 0.06 1
41 University of Botswana (UB), Botswana 0.06 1
41 University of Abuja, Nigeria 0.06 1
42 Minia University, Egypt 0.05 1
43 Zagazig University, Egypt 0.05 1
44 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.04 1
45 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.04 1
46 Menoufia University, Egypt 0.03 1
47 Assiut University, Egypt 0.02 1
48 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.02 1
49 National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS), South Africa 0.00 1
49 Southern African Research and Innovation Management Association (SARIMA), South Africa 0.00 1
49 South African National Blood Service (SANBS), South Africa 0.00 1
50 Lagos State University (LASU), Nigeria 0.00 1

Footnote

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