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 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.95 333
2 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 280
3 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.12 292
4 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 139.67 293
5 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 219
6 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 124.34 250
7 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 181
8 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 161
9 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 147
10 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 93.44 326
11 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.57 152
12 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.22 141
13 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.90 166
14 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 133
15 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 132
16 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 169
17 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 127
18 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 124
19 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.30 110
20 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 70.24 113
21 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 67.23 108
22 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 99
23 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 119
24 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 128
25 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 128
26 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 91
27 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 56.91 147
28 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 56.00 108
29 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 115
30 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 82
31 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 76
32 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 51.38 119
33 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 51.13 73
34 McGill University, Canada 48.20 93
35 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 47.15 204
36 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 44.95 91
37 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 44.91 77
38 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 44.87 81
39 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 43.56 86
40 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 43.31 121
41 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 42.06 65
42 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 41.37 67
43 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 40.98 67
44 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 40.88 69
45 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 40.49 78
46 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 40.03 55
47 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 38.60 67
48 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 37.23 63
49 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 36.24 70
50 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 35.79 57
51 University of Waterloo, Canada 34.84 52
52 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 34.07 71
53 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 34.01 47
54 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 33.98 62
55 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 32.13 56
56 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 32.05 60
57 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 31.96 69
58 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 31.92 62
59 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 31.35 60
60 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 31.03 63
61 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), United States of America (USA) 30.65 113
62 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 30.60 70
63 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 30.09 89
64 Wayne State University, United States of America (USA) 29.40 40
65 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 29.38 83
66 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 29.16 61
67 The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA) 29.12 52
68 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), United States of America (USA) 28.97 88
69 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), United States of America (USA) 28.85 85
70 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 27.94 52
71 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 26.74 43
72 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 26.56 48
73 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 26.53 46
74 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 26.32 37
75 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 26.12 41
76 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 25.51 74
77 McMaster University, Canada 23.95 38
78 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 23.37 32
79 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 22.48 41
80 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 22.25 32
81 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 22.16 45
82 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 20.78 56
83 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 20.77 32
84 Oregon State University, United States of America (USA) 20.64 33
85 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 20.21 31
86 Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America (USA) 20.15 71
87 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 20.01 59
88 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 19.91 41
89 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 18.99 25
90 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 18.80 38
91 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 18.53 29
92 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 18.18 52
93 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States of America (USA) 18.14 38
94 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 18.07 25
95 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 17.92 34
96 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 17.76 26
97 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 17.55 29
98 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 17.28 32
99 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 17.20 26
100 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 16.85 28

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