2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 13.77 51
2 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 30
3 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 24
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 7
5 Fudan University, China 1.76 10
6 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 1.55 4
7 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 1.46 10
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 1.46 9
9 Nanjing University (NJU), China 1.41 6
10 BGI, China 1.03 11
11 Beijing Museum of Natural History, China 1.00 2
12 Soochow University, China 0.96 2
13 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 0.73 2
14 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.71 2
15 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.70 8
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.60 4
17 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.56 3
18 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.54 2
19 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.52 1
20 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.51 2
21 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.47 2
22 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.47 5
23 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.40 7
24 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 0.40 5
25 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.35 2
26 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 0.33 2
26 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 0.33 1
27 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.32 5
28 Linyi University (LYU), China 0.30 1
29 China Jiangnan Graphene Research Institute, China 0.30 1
30 Anhui Geological Museum, China 0.29 1
31 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 0.25 3
32 Beijing Zoo, China 0.25 1
33 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.23 2
34 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.22 2
34 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.22 1
35 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.18 3
36 National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), China 0.17 1
37 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.17 6
38 Shandong Tianyu Natural History Museum, China 0.15 1
39 Shantou University (STU), China 0.15 2
40 Changzhou University (CZU), China 0.14 1
41 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.13 2
42 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 2
43 Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.13 1
44 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.11 3
45 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 0.10 1
46 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.09 7
47 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.09 1
48 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.08 1
48 Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), China 0.08 1
48 Qinghai Provincial Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, China 0.08 1
49 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 0.08 3
50 Cultural Relics Administration of Daoxian County, China 0.07 1
50 Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Hunan Province, China 0.07 1
50 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 0.07 1
50 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.07 1
51 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.06 3
52 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.05 1
53 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 1
54 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.04 2
55 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.04 1
55 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.04 1
56 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.04 1
57 Guangzhou Kang Rui Biological Pharmaceutical Technology Company Ltd., China 0.03 1
58 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 0.03 2
58 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 0.03 2
59 Central South University (CSU), China 0.03 2
60 Tongji University, China 0.03 2
61 Hebei Mental Health Center, China 0.03 1
61 China Medical University (CMU), China 0.03 1
62 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 0.03 2
63 National Health and Family Planning Commission of P.R. China, China 0.03 1
63 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.03 1
64 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 0.02 1
65 Hubei Maternity and Child Health Hospital, China 0.02 1
65 Sangzhi County People's Hospital, China 0.02 1
66 Capital Medical University, China 0.02 2
67 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.02 2
68 Shandong Mental Health Center, China 0.02 1
68 Tianjin Anding Hospital of Tianjin Municipality, China 0.02 1
68 Shenzhen Kangning Hospital, China 0.02 1
68 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.02 1
68 Chongqing Mental Health Center, China 0.02 1
68 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.02 1
69 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.02 1
70 Jiangxi Size Materials Co., Ltd., China 0.02 2
70 Sinosteel Corporation, China 0.02 2
71 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.02 1
72 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 0.01 1
73 Taishan Medical University, China 0.01 1
74 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.01 1
75 Xi'an Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
75 Weihai Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
75 Tianjin First Central Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Tangshan No.5 Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Sichuan Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
75 Qingdao Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
75 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 0.01 1
75 No. 3 Hospital of Heilongjiang Province, China 0.01 1
75 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.01 1
75 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 0.01 1
75 Ningbo Kangning Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Mudanjiang Psychiatric Hospital of Heilongjiang Province, China 0.01 1
75 Mental Hospital of Jiangxi Province, China 0.01 1
75 Jining Medical University, China 0.01 1
75 Liaocheng No. 4 People's Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Jining Psychiatric Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Jilin Brain Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Huzhou No.3 Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Huai'an No. 3 People's Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Harbin No.1 Special Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 0.01 1
75 Hainan Provincial Anning Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Longquan Mountain Hospital of Guangxi Province, China 0.01 1
75 Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (FJUTCM), China 0.01 1
75 Daqing No. 3 Hospital of Heilongjiang Province, China 0.01 1
75 Wuhan Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
75 Dalian No.7 People's Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Changchun Mental Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 0.01 1
75 Anshan Psychiatric Rehabilitation Hospital, China 0.01 1
75 Anhui Mental Health Center, China 0.01 1
76 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.01 2
77 CapitalBio Corporation, China 0.01 1
78 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 0.01 1
79 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 0.01 1
80 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.00 2
81 Xishuangbanna Health School, China 0.00 1
82 Nantong University (NTU), China 0.00 1

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