2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 167.02 419
2 Peking University (PKU), China 44.16 155
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 41.85 124
4 Tsinghua University, China 26.44 98
5 Tongji University, China 24.46 76
6 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 23.49 100
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 21.57 59
8 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 17.30 55
9 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 17.19 30
10 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 16.36 34
11 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.25 44
12 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 16.20 45
13 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 15.25 32
14 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.79 49
15 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 13.74 77
16 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 13.05 18
17 Nankai University (NKU), China 12.38 22
18 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 8.35 28
19 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 7.67 22
20 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 7.61 14
21 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 7.60 21
22 Xiamen University (XMU), China 7.35 14
23 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 7.22 17
24 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 7.15 13
25 Wuhan University (WHU), China 6.89 18
26 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 6.58 27
27 Fudan University, China 5.97 17
28 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 5.88 8
29 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 5.72 11
30 Hunan University (HNU), China 5.09 6
31 Tianjin University (TJU), China 4.28 8
32 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 4.24 19
33 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 4.12 18
34 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 3.80 10
35 Beihang University (BUAA), China 3.70 17
36 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 3.48 4
37 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 3.28 15
38 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 3.01 15
39 Central South University (CSU), China 2.81 6
40 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 2.69 5
41 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 2.26 5
42 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 2.10 3
43 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 2.10 4
44 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 2.09 9
45 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 2.00 2
45 Shanxi University (SXU), China 2.00 2
46 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 1.93 6
47 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 1.92 14
48 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 1.86 6
49 Jilin University (JLU), China 1.76 3
50 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 1.73 6
51 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 1.70 5
52 Hohai University (HHU), China 1.55 8
53 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 1.48 6
54 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 1.47 4
55 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 1.42 4
56 Soochow University, China 1.38 5
57 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 1.37 10
58 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 1.35 3
59 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 1.33 3
60 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 1.29 3
61 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 1.25 3
62 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 1.19 4
63 Donghua University (DHU), China 1.14 5
64 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 1.12 3
65 University of Jinan (UJN), China 1.11 2
66 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 1.10 2
67 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 1.06 2
68 Shanghai University (SHU), China 1.04 3
69 Jianghan University, China 1.02 5
70 Southwest University (SWU), China 1.02 3
71 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 1.01 4
72 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 1.00 1
73 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.98 7
74 China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China 0.97 6
75 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 0.95 4
76 China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China 0.92 1
77 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 0.90 3
78 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 0.88 4
79 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.83 4
80 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.78 6
81 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.75 1
82 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 0.73 4
83 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 0.70 1
83 China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC), China 0.70 1
84 Henan Normal University, China 0.69 4
85 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 0.67 1
86 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 0.64 2
87 China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, China 0.63 1
87 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 0.63 1
87 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 0.63 1
88 Jiangnan University, China 0.60 1
89 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 0.60 10
90 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.59 3
91 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 0.57 1
92 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 0.56 3
93 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.54 2
94 Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences (SAES), China 0.52 3
95 Institute of Disaster Prevention, China 0.50 1
95 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 0.50 1
95 Shenyang University, China 0.50 1
95 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 0.50 1
95 BGI, China 0.50 2
95 Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), China 0.50 2
95 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.50 1
96 Chongqing University (CQU), China 0.49 4
97 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 0.48 3
98 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 0.46 4
99 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 0.45 6
100 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 0.43 3

Footnote

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