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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 120.43 279
3 RIKEN, Japan 60.14 224
4 Kyoto University, Japan 57.94 175
5 Peking University (PKU), China 53.77 167
6 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 52.98 183
7 Tsinghua University, China 50.73 154
8 Osaka University, Japan 50.53 160
9 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 47.45 212
10 Fudan University, China 39.86 117
11 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 39.11 220
12 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 35.63 103
13 Monash University, Australia 34.27 133
14 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 33.36 116
15 Nagoya University, Japan 31.23 85
16 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 29.23 115
17 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 27.12 82
18 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 26.56 146
19 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 25.89 108
20 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 25.70 79
21 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 25.32 111
22 Hokkaido University, Japan 24.02 65
23 Keio University, Japan 21.09 63
24 Yonsei University, South Korea 21.06 53
25 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 20.30 98
26 Tohoku University, Japan 20.15 56
27 Kyushu University, Japan 19.72 67
28 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 19.68 75
29 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.78 65
30 Nanjing University (NJU), China 18.51 49
31 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 18.07 49
32 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 17.28 113
33 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 16.84 71
34 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 16.54 87
35 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 15.50 72
36 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.40 51
37 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 14.18 25
38 University of Tsukuba, Japan 14.06 53
39 University of Otago, New Zealand 13.67 50
40 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 13.65 35
41 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 13.42 49
42 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.33 29
43 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 13.20 36
44 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.09 56
45 BGI, China 12.97 52
46 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 12.92 57
47 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 12.80 29
48 Xiamen University (XMU), China 12.75 50
49 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 11.90 55
50 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 11.84 21
51 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 11.79 29
52 Wuhan University (WHU), China 11.61 42
53 Nankai University (NKU), China 11.46 30
54 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 11.21 27
55 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 10.69 22
56 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 10.57 50
57 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 10.12 47
58 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 9.91 46
59 Tongji University, China 9.85 54
60 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 9.68 40
61 Okayama University, Japan 9.50 32
62 Kumamoto University, Japan 9.45 28
63 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 9.30 48
64 Soochow University, China 9.25 29
65 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 9.01 29
66 Korea University, South Korea 8.94 29
67 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 8.53 29
68 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 8.48 39
69 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 8.17 39
70 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 8.00 35
71 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 7.87 22
72 Sichuan University (SCU), China 7.86 59
73 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 7.79 18
74 Macquarie University, Australia 7.69 28
75 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.63 44
76 Kobe University, Japan 7.61 29
77 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.27 21
78 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.10 58
79 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 7.09 31
80 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 6.76 26
81 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 6.60 36
82 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.53 15
83 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 6.50 34
84 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 6.47 31
85 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 6.45 28
86 Tokushima University, Japan 6.43 16
87 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 6.38 33
88 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 6.13 15
89 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 6.05 29
90 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 5.97 17
91 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 5.90 23
92 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 5.85 22
93 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69 16
94 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 5.44 14
95 Gunma University, Japan 5.41 19
96 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 5.20 10
97 La Trobe University, Australia 5.20 31
98 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 5.17 23
99 Chiba University, Japan 5.15 32
100 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.14 15

Footnote

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