2016 tables: Institutions - physical 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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 48.16 163
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 32.38 97
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 24.40 57
4 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 18.90 204
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 12.84 31
6 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 5.70 16
7 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.09 22
8 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 3.90 75
9 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 3.86 19
10 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 3.15 11
11 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.64 52
12 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 2.40 6
13 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.16 9
14 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 1.96 7
15 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.79 7
16 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.72 8
17 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 1.33 4
18 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 1.21 5
19 National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan 1.07 2
20 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.96 7
21 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.94 4
22 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 0.79 4
23 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.79 5
24 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.77 2
25 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.75 1
26 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.67 4
27 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.67 3
27 National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE), Taiwan 0.67 1
28 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 0.59 2
29 United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Taiwan 0.47 2
30 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 0.39 2
31 Winbond Electronics Corp., Taiwan 0.33 1
31 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.33 1
32 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.28 2
33 National United University, Taiwan 0.27 12
34 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.23 7
35 Quantumstone Research Inc., Taiwan 0.21 1
36 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.21 4
37 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.20 1
37 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.20 1
37 Long Time Technology Corp., Taiwan 0.20 1
37 China University of Science and Technology (CUST), Taiwan 0.20 1
38 Central Police University (CPU), Taiwan 0.17 1
38 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 1
39 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.13 1
39 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.13 1
40 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.11 1
41 Tungfang Design University, Taiwan 0.07 1
42 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.06 1
43 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.06 5
43 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 5
44 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 0.04 1
45 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.02 1
46 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.01 2

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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