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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 45.40 110
3 Peking University (PKU), China 44.16 155
4 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 43.15 106
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 41.85 124
6 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 30.96 87
7 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 27.51 101
8 Tsinghua University, China 26.44 98
9 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 24.69 84
10 Tongji University, China 24.46 76
11 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 23.49 100
12 Tohoku University, Japan 23.11 59
13 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 21.57 59
14 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 20.25 74
15 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 19.11 50
16 Monash University, Australia 18.64 64
17 Hokkaido University, Japan 17.71 43
18 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 17.30 55
19 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 17.19 30
20 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 16.36 34
21 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.25 44
22 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 16.20 45
23 Kyoto University, Japan 16.01 54
24 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 15.25 32
25 Curtin University, Australia 14.97 51
26 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.79 49
27 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.65 40
28 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 14.21 42
29 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 13.74 77
30 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 13.05 18
31 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 12.91 71
32 Nankai University (NKU), China 12.38 22
33 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 12.01 24
34 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 11.84 33
35 GNS Science, New Zealand 11.79 36
36 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 11.45 36
37 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 10.81 33
38 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 10.15 47
39 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 9.28 33
40 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 8.87 20
41 Nagoya University, Japan 8.80 33
42 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 8.59 24
43 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 8.35 28
44 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 7.67 22
45 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 7.61 14
46 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 7.60 21
47 University of Otago, New Zealand 7.58 24
48 Macquarie University, Australia 7.36 27
49 Xiamen University (XMU), China 7.35 14
50 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.26 14
51 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 7.22 17
52 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 7.15 13
53 India Department of Space (DOS), India 7.05 12
54 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 7.01 21
55 Kyushu University, Japan 6.98 23
56 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 6.92 26
57 Wuhan University (WHU), China 6.89 18
58 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.60 25
59 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 6.58 27
60 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 6.54 25
61 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 6.49 16
62 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.19 19
63 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 6.19 20
64 Fudan University, China 5.97 17
65 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 5.92 18
66 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 5.88 17
67 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 5.88 8
68 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 5.83 17
69 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 5.72 11
70 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.26 27
71 Hunan University (HNU), China 5.09 6
72 University of Tsukuba, Japan 5.07 17
73 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 5.02 9
74 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 4.98 30
75 Yonsei University, South Korea 4.55 11
76 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 4.54 7
77 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 4.54 8
78 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.42 8
79 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.41 17
80 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 4.39 14
81 Tianjin University (TJU), China 4.28 8
82 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 4.24 19
83 Ehime University, Japan 4.13 12
84 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 4.12 18
85 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11 14
86 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 4.07 15
87 Government of Western Australia, Australia 3.95 29
88 Sejong University, South Korea 3.88 6
89 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 3.80 10
90 Beihang University (BUAA), China 3.70 17
91 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 3.53 9
92 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 3.48 4
93 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 3.47 7
94 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 3.28 15
95 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 3.28 15
96 Korea University, South Korea 3.18 10
97 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 3.04 15
98 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 3.01 15
99 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.94 8
100 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 2.94 13

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