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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 511.33 1,337
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 223.53 614
3 Peking University (PKU), China 123.74 466
4 Tsinghua University, China 117.99 511
5 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 100.43 218
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 94.00 334
7 Tohoku University, Japan 87.66 212
8 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 87.65 212
9 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 86.17 189
10 Nanjing University (NJU), China 86.17 299
11 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 86.16 240
12 Fudan University, China 79.62 163
13 Kyoto University, Japan 79.59 253
14 RIKEN, Japan 69.77 259
15 Soochow University, China 66.80 127
16 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 63.50 167
17 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 63.32 180
18 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 60.71 135
19 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 52.02 199
20 Osaka University, Japan 49.07 196
21 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 48.59 127
22 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 48.16 163
23 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 42.58 187
24 Yonsei University, South Korea 40.98 107
25 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.78 118
26 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 40.51 87
27 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 39.47 212
28 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 39.41 99
29 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 38.60 99
30 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 37.48 88
31 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 36.83 130
32 Nagoya University, Japan 36.48 193
33 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 35.13 57
34 Korea University, South Korea 34.81 143
35 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 33.86 106
36 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 32.69 131
37 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 32.38 97
38 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 31.01 122
39 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 29.51 85
40 Monash University, Australia 28.47 101
41 Beihang University (BUAA), China 28.45 89
42 Jilin University (JLU), China 28.19 71
43 Nankai University (NKU), China 27.27 86
44 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 27.22 162
45 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 26.87 97
46 Tianjin University (TJU), China 25.64 77
47 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 25.21 160
48 Wuhan University (WHU), China 24.94 59
49 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 24.40 57
50 Shandong University (SDU), China 23.18 133
51 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 22.72 55
52 Kyushu University, Japan 22.57 120
53 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 22.44 86
54 Hokkaido University, Japan 21.93 50
55 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 21.44 98
56 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 20.76 58
57 Chongqing University (CQU), China 20.56 42
58 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 20.56 105
59 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 19.95 160
60 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 19.55 44
61 Southeast University (SEU), China 19.45 48
62 University of Tsukuba, Japan 19.30 141
63 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 19.27 62
64 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 18.90 204
65 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 17.92 59
66 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 17.73 43
67 Samsung Group, South Korea 17.67 61
68 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 17.41 55
69 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 16.91 130
70 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 16.79 39
71 Sogang University, South Korea 16.73 35
72 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 16.59 52
73 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.55 33
74 Waseda University, Japan 16.51 113
75 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 16.39 23
76 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 16.37 44
77 Sichuan University (SCU), China 16.30 45
78 Shanghai University (SHU), China 16.05 42
79 Keio University, Japan 15.17 33
80 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 15.08 40
81 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 13.86 72
82 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 13.73 43
83 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 13.68 48
84 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 13.48 67
85 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 13.44 51
86 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 12.91 33
87 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 12.84 31
88 Xiamen University (XMU), China 11.82 31
89 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 11.79 59
90 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 11.71 30
91 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 11.71 46
92 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 11.68 22
93 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 11.56 20
94 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 11.49 39
95 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 11.02 25
96 India Department of Space (DOS), India 10.76 22
97 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 10.66 27
98 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 10.63 17
99 Tongji University, China 10.60 28
100 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 10.49 33

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