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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 286
4 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 274
5 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 258
6 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 258
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 263
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 210
9 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 269
10 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 305
11 Fudan University, China 111.13 181
12 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 190
13 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.86 196
14 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 155
15 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 127
16 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 144
17 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 87.57 128
18 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 132
19 Soochow University, China 78.47 139
20 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 142
21 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 121
22 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 139
23 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 113
24 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 135
25 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 110
26 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 114
27 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 119
28 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 291
29 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 101
30 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 306
31 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 104
32 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 88
33 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 111
34 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67 110
35 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 100
36 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 103
37 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 48.69 128
38 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 91
39 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 91
40 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 97
41 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 97
42 Monash University, Australia 45.56 115
43 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 83
44 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 43.86 75
45 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 43.39 52
46 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 41.37 123
47 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 40.50 79
48 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 96
49 Southwest University (SWU), China 39.40 50
50 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.53 85
51 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.71 90
52 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 35.14 45
53 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 34.53 93
54 RIKEN, Japan 34.13 122
55 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 33.63 93
56 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 32.98 45
57 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 32.88 44
58 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 31.31 75
59 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 30.84 48
60 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 30.20 97
61 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 29.85 49
62 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.96 55
63 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 27.57 90
64 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 26.19 48
65 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 25.88 68
66 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 25.87 51
67 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.25 32
68 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 25.17 52
69 Korea University, South Korea 24.91 74
70 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 24.40 80
71 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 23.89 59
72 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 23.11 26
73 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 22.90 29
74 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.57 53
75 Changzhou University (CZU), China 22.38 31
76 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 22.23 31
77 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 22.12 46
78 Beihang University (BUAA), China 21.99 44
79 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 21.62 34
80 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 21.60 50
81 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 21.45 48
82 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.00 32
83 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 20.88 40
84 Keio University, Japan 20.68 26
85 Southeast University (SEU), China 20.57 39
86 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 20.50 27
87 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 20.48 74
88 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 18.46 37
89 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 18.38 45
90 Northwest University (NWU), China 17.97 29
91 Shanghai University (SHU), China 17.93 47
92 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.84 28
93 Okayama University, Japan 17.82 27
94 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 17.52 25
95 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 17.39 41
96 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 17.21 52
97 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 16.90 39
98 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 16.78 22
99 Central South University (CSU), China 16.19 45
100 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 15.89 30

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