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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 35.63 103
2 Yonsei University, South Korea 21.06 53
3 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 18.07 49
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 11.21 27
5 Korea University, South Korea 8.94 29
6 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.53 15
7 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 6.50 34
8 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 5.97 17
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 5.90 23
10 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 5.85 22
11 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 5.20 10
12 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 5.04 30
13 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 4.72 15
14 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 4.63 21
15 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 4.53 21
16 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 3.72 14
17 Chonnam National University, South Korea 3.44 14
18 Samsung Group, South Korea 3.29 22
19 Kangwon National University, South Korea 3.10 10
20 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 3.07 17
21 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 2.71 12
22 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 2.19 10
23 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 2.10 5
24 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.08 8
25 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 2.00 2
26 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 1.99 12
27 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 1.93 8
28 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 1.50 10
29 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 1.50 9
30 Inje University, South Korea 1.49 6
31 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 1.46 9
32 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 5
33 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 1.33 3
34 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.25 8
35 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.22 4
36 Chosun University, South Korea 1.05 3
37 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.94 6
38 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 0.91 9
39 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.91 3
40 Sogang University, South Korea 0.84 2
41 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 0.69 2
42 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.54 3
43 JW Pharmaceutical, South Korea 0.44 2
44 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.40 4
45 The Armed Forces Medical Command, South Korea 0.33 1
45 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.33 1
46 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.33 5
47 Celltrion Inc., South Korea 0.32 1
48 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.30 2
49 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.28 3
50 Myongji University, South Korea 0.26 2
51 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 0.25 2
52 Changwon National University, South Korea 0.25 1
53 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 0.20 1
54 Panbionet Corp., South Korea 0.18 1
54 Seeders, Inc., South Korea 0.18 1
55 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.17 3
56 Inha University, South Korea 0.17 1
56 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.17 1
57 Sejong University, South Korea 0.16 2
58 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.16 1
59 Soongsil University, South Korea 0.15 1
60 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.15 4
61 EncodeGEN Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.15 1
61 Hallym University, South Korea 0.15 1
62 Celemics, Inc., South Korea 0.14 1
63 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.14 1
64 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.12 1
65 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.11 1
65 NOROO Holdings Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.11 1
66 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.11 3
67 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.10 2
68 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 1
69 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.09 1
70 Insilicogen, Inc., South Korea 0.09 1
71 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 1
72 Yuhan Corporation, South Korea 0.08 1
72 National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), South Korea 0.08 1
73 SillaJen Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.07 1
74 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.07 1
74 Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), South Korea 0.07 1
74 Panagene Inc., South Korea 0.07 1
75 SK Telecom, South Korea 0.06 1
75 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.06 1
76 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.06 2
77 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.06 1
77 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 1
78 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.06 1
78 Daegu University, South Korea 0.06 1
79 Theragen Etex Bio Institute, South Korea 0.05 2
80 National Medical Center, South Korea 0.05 1
81 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 1
81 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 0.05 1
82 Goshen Biotech Inc., South Korea 0.05 1
83 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.04 3
84 Woorisoa Children's Hospital, South Korea 0.04 1
84 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1
85 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.03 1
86 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 0.02 1
87 Konyang University, South Korea 0.02 1
88 Kosin University, South Korea 0.01 1
89 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.00 1

Footnote

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