2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 195.53 535
2 Peking University (PKU), China 53.77 167
3 Tsinghua University, China 50.73 154
4 Fudan University, China 39.86 117
5 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 26.56 146
6 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 25.89 108
7 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 25.70 79
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 25.32 111
9 Nanjing University (NJU), China 18.51 49
10 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 17.28 113
11 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 16.84 71
12 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 15.50 72
13 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 13.65 35
14 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 13.20 36
15 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.09 56
16 BGI, China 12.97 52
17 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 12.80 29
18 Xiamen University (XMU), China 12.75 50
19 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 11.90 55
20 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 11.79 29
21 Wuhan University (WHU), China 11.61 42
22 Nankai University (NKU), China 11.46 30
23 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 10.69 22
24 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 10.12 47
25 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 9.91 46
26 Tongji University, China 9.85 54
27 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 9.68 40
28 Soochow University, China 9.25 29
29 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 8.17 39
30 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 7.87 22
31 Sichuan University (SCU), China 7.86 59
32 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 5.17 23
33 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 4.92 16
34 Capital Medical University, China 4.89 35
35 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 4.55 22
36 Central South University (CSU), China 4.42 25
37 Southeast University (SEU), China 4.18 14
38 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 4.13 26
39 Qingdao University (QU), China 3.67 10
40 Southwest University (SWU), China 3.59 12
41 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 3.43 24
42 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 3.35 17
43 Jilin University (JLU), China 3.27 22
44 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 2.76 7
45 Jinan University (JNU), China 2.36 8
46 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 2.36 21
47 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 2.34 6
48 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 2.26 10
49 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 2.20 12
50 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.20 11
51 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 2.12 6
52 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 1.91 15
53 Nanchang University (NCU), China 1.90 12
54 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 1.89 8
55 China Medical University (CMU), China 1.82 13
56 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 1.72 9
57 ShanghaiTech University, China 1.72 28
58 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 1.70 11
59 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 1.65 6
60 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 1.56 7
61 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 1.55 4
62 Jiangnan University, China 1.54 7
63 Guizhou Medical University, China 1.53 5
64 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 1.50 3
65 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 1.49 14
66 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.37 8
67 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 1.25 17
68 University of Macau (UM), China 1.19 4
69 Beihang University (BUAA), China 1.18 5
70 WuXi AppTec, China 1.17 18
71 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 1.15 10
72 Shantou University (STU), China 1.09 9
73 Tianjin University (TJU), China 1.06 6
74 Hainan University (HU), China 1.05 4
75 Guangdong Medical University (GDMU), China 1.04 3
76 Taizhou University (TZU), China 1.00 1
76 Logistics University of PAPF, China 1.00 1
76 Beijing Museum of Natural History, China 1.00 2
77 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.99 3
78 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 0.98 3
78 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 0.98 2
79 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 0.97 2
80 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 0.97 6
81 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 0.97 10
82 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.96 4
83 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 0.94 2
84 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.88 12
85 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 0.87 6
86 Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), China 0.86 2
87 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.83 6
88 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 0.83 2
89 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.81 5
90 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 0.80 5
91 Hubei University (HUBU), China 0.80 7
92 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 0.75 1
93 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.74 8
94 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 0.74 3
95 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.73 3
96 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 0.70 1
97 Henan University (HENU), China 0.67 5
98 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.67 8
99 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.64 3
100 China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda, China 0.63 1

Footnote

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