2017 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

2016 Institution WFC 2015 WFC 2016
1 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 774.45 749.96
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 536.62 506.32
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 482.91 481.05
4 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 396.76 415
5 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 394.72 391.83
6 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 487.88 380.23
7 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 362.85 315.67
8 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 326.64 303.86
9 Peking University (PKU), China 304.04 295.94
10 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 299 293.01
11 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 311.12 279.8
12 Nanjing University (NJU), China 252.44 263.67
13 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 304.35 260.64
14 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 267.49 256.68
15 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 246.63 253.26
16 Tsinghua University (TH), China 230.65 252.24
17 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 231.26 248.35
18 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 270.45 246.08
19 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 231.66 236.35
20 Kyoto University, Japan 271.49 230.22
21 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 276.05 229.89
22 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 216.24 227.32
23 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 258.94 222.28
24 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 257.72 221.82
25 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 246.68 215.45
26 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 224.09 213.9
27 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 261.32 212.38
28 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 223.97 202.41
29 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 210.48 198.72
30 The Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 232.64 195.28
31 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 199.58 194.68
32 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 213.99 187.59
33 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 194.31 180.47
34 University of California San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 174.3 177.65
35 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 208.06 175.49
36 Osaka University, Japan 194.88 172.95
37 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 169.15 168.23
38 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 183.57 164.6
39 Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany 166.75 162.7
40 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 173.53 161.83
41 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 185.61 160.66
42 Tohoku University, Japan 177.54 158.37
43 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 154.67 158.29
44 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 165.58 156.98
45 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 151.49 151.16
46 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 160.38 149.57
47 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 161.88 145.72
48 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 155.43 145.57
49 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 149.77 144.66
50 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 149.34 139.23
51 Fudan University, China 178.01 137.65
52 McGill University, Canada 163.97 137.31
53 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 111.82 135.75
54 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 109.23 133.39
55 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 125.65 133.33
56 Nankai University (NKU), China 152.17 132.35
57 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 131.05 130.78
58 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 132.3 128.94
59 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 142.17 127.97
60 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 89.09 127.18
61 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 124.63 125.65
62 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 113.65 125.01
63 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 109.3 123.08
64 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 120.28 121.4
65 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 129.19 120.73
66 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 140.64 119.85
67 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 108.56 119.37
68 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 122.25 116.36
69 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 122.74 114.39
70 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 124.65 112.34
71 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 106.17 110.45
72 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 126.29 109.92
73 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 111.94 109.78
74 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 117.17 109.46
75 Monash University, Australia 93.15 109.32
76 Xiamen University (XMU), China 112.64 109.04
77 Nagoya University, Japan 129.81 108.9
78 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 106.44 104.51
79 Soochow University, China 108.79 103.2
80 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 114.86 102.97
81 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 113.5 100
82 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 97.53 99.3
83 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 93.63 99.11
84 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 80.84 98.44
85 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 90.46 98.4
86 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 90.4 97.92
87 Kyushu University, Japan 84.71 97.69
88 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 110.84 97.16
89 Wuhan University (WHU), China 100.85 97.1
90 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 109.12 96.66
91 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 124.42 95.53
92 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 95.96 94.4
93 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 92.15 93.67
94 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 97.16 93.58
95 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 82.46 93.39
96 Hokkaido University (Hokudai), Japan 103.08 93.14
97 University of Würzburg, Germany 114.79 92.14
98 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 78.67 91.65
99 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 85.37 91.2
100 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 92.03 91.16
101 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 104.91 90.81
102 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 98.26 89.77
103 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 102.25 89.62
104 Lund University (LU), Sweden 85.38 88.26
105 Sichuan University (SCU), China 83.22 88.15
106 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 98.36 87.26
107 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 84.5 86.56
108 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 89.42 85.77
109 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 81.45 85.73
110 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 79.87 85.55
111 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 91.83 85.42
112 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 90.34 85.32
113 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 85.45 84.74
114 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 61.32 83.97
115 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 79.49 83.65
116 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 76.22 82.72
117 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 78.85 82.72
118 University of Göttingen, Germany 92.26 82.33
119 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 83.82 81.86
120 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 89.92 80.62
121 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 93.27 80.33
122 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 89.5 79.56
123 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 76.21 78.97
124 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 87.7 78.37
125 Leiden University, Netherlands 82.94 78.18
126 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 83.59 77.98
127 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 81.14 77.19
128 Jilin University (JLU), China 87.58 76.85
129 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 69.67 76.39
130 Shandong University (SDU), China 68.93 76.06
131 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 92.16 75.82
132 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 89.44 75.51
133 Yonsei University, South Korea 82.57 73.88
134 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 58.87 73.7
135 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 82.63 73.48
136 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 73.32 73.31
137 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 72.58 72.57
138 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 89.87 72.56
139 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 64.54 72.47
140 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 86.51 72.38
141 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 72.19 71.99
142 Hunan University (HNU), China 93.77 71.9
143 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 84.04 71.75
144 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 64.48 71.46
145 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 64.76 70.86
146 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 93.75 70.27
147 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 69.88 70.26
148 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 92.46 69.83
149 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 69.62 69.68
150 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 64.62 68.15
151 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 65.32 67.84
152 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 73.43 67.18
153 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 72.04 67.06
154 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 70.22 67.03
155 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 81.75 66.05
156 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 90.87 65.98
157 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 82.46 64.94
158 Stockholm University, Sweden 81.25 63.69
159 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 57.6 62.99
160 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 64.44 62.68
161 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 75.85 62.54
162 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 54.74 61.34
163 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 60.23 61.11
164 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 51.44 60.99
165 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 67.49 60.88
166 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 52.2 60.29
167 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 68.41 59.83
168 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS, United States of America (USA) 54.03 59.76
169 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 62.98 59.55
170 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 69.22 59.03
171 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 76.27 58.98
172 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 49.95 58.78
173 Keio University, Japan 54.3 58.52
174 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 68.22 58.07
175 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 57.83 57.74
176 University of Waterloo, Canada 68.81 57.73
177 University of Bern, Switzerland 62.3 57.61
178 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 79.3 57.17
179 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 49.37 57.14
180 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 50.13 57
181 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 54.56 56.69
182 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 55.78 56.53
183 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 71.95 56.48
184 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 53.44 56.45
185 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 54.75 56.42
186 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 55.64 56.41
187 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 52.95 56.35
188 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 62.74 56.3
189 Iowa State University (ISU), United States of America (USA) 69.09 56.01
190 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 60.47 55.1
191 University of Strasbourg, France 57.58 54.75
192 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 70.37 54.74
193 University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 64.63 54.6
194 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 39.73 53.85
195 Tianjin University (TJU), China 62.73 53.69
196 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 59.8 53.45
197 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 56.67 53.01
198 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 38.93 52.73
199 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 65.86 52.54
200 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 50.64 52.44
201 University of Vienna, Austria 49.29 52.41
202 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 56.29 52.34
203 Southeast University (SEU), China 37.56 52.11
204 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 38.8 51.43
205 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 67.24 51.26
206 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 50.15 50.15
207 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 52.88 49.92
208 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 49.56 49.87
209 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 39.84 49.65
210 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 43.2 49.56
211 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 33.43 49.1
212 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 48.57 48.99
213 University of Tsukuba, Japan 48.92 48.59
214 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 45.53 48.36
215 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 62.91 48
216 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 52.77 47.81
217 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 44.9 47.62
218 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 55.26 47.44
219 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 50.16 47.15
220 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 49.67 47.1
221 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 43.76 46.93
222 Korea University (KU), South Korea 50.55 46.89
223 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 43.18 46.84
224 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 59.27 46.62
225 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 43.17 46.32
226 Wayne State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 40.84 45.04
227 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 31.44 44.67
228 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 24.44 44.37
229 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 35.12 44.21
230 Colorado State University (CSU), United States of America (USA) 50.19 44.16
231 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 46.11 43.84
232 University of Helsinki, Finland 45.62 43.83
233 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 41.8 43.6
234 University of Lyon, France 45.2 43.46
235 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 25.61 43.35
236 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 45.05 43.31
237 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 36.04 43.25
238 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 46.45 43.22
239 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 45.06 42.73
240 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 35.35 42.71
241 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 29.09 42.65
242 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 65.66 42.61
243 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 47.43 42.59
244 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 41.51 42.22
245 University of Stuttgart, Germany 51.42 41.76
246 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 36.09 41.76
247 McMaster University, Canada 43.37 41.69
248 Southwest University (SWU), China 45.27 41.39
249 University of Toulouse, France 48.33 41.35
250 Aalto University, Finland 48.39 41.25
251 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 36.77 41.24
252 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 36.65 41.14
253 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 39.97 40.99
254 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 36.55 40.81
255 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 51.39 40.78
256 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 48.18 40.61
257 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 41.4 40.55
258 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 37.13 40.26
259 Leipzig University, Germany 38.74 40.23
260 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 45.7 40.03
261 University of Bordeaux, France 41.41 38.69
262 The University of Dublin, Ireland 38.12 38.68
263 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 36.76 38.25
264 University of Konstanz, Germany 37.8 37.95
265 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 50 37.93
266 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 44.78 37.35
267 Western University (UWO), Canada 32.64 37.12
268 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 37.89 37.02
269 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 37.4 36.89
270 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 33.41 36.87
271 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 48.47 36.69
272 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 33.63 36.46
273 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 29.73 36.44
274 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 35.17 36.14
275 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 42.31 35.83
276 Ulm University, Germany 32.1 35.74
277 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 39.16 35.42
278 University of Montpellier, France 39.55 35.39
279 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 22.6 34.83
280 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 29.26 34.74
281 Beihang University (BUAA), China 31.81 34.72
282 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 38.31 34.37
283 Chiba University, Japan 17.42 33.86
284 Northeastern University (NEU), United States of America (USA) 33.99 33.71
285 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.33 33.59
286 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 24.54 33.52
287 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 27.1 33.22
288 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 47.42 33.02
289 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 32.03 32.65
290 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 37.5 32.55
291 Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium 24.12 32.34
292 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 32.04 32.09
293 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany 25.5 32.05
294 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 28.29 31.84
295 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 34.12 31.64
296 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 34.75 31.18
297 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 42.15 31.15
298 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 28.85 30.99
299 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 28.41 30.93
300 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 40.6 30.83
301 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 41.38 30.44
302 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 32.91 30.39
303 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 25.26 29.97
304 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA) 20.14 29.68
305 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 32.01 29.63
306 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 29.06 29.62
307 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 28.27 29.35
308 University of Otago, New Zealand 31.08 29.26
309 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 28.69 29.25
310 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 29.67 29.24
311 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 29.29 28.9
312 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 38.31 28.87
313 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 35.61 28.78
314 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 49.17 28.7
315 University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), United States of America (USA) 25.85 28.52
316 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.37 28.5
317 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 32.07 28.34
318 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 22.06 28.24
319 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 31.31 28.23
320 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 36.57 28.19
321 University of Rostock, Germany 36.12 28.14
322 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 30.48 28.09
323 Dortmund University of Technology (TU Dortmund), Germany 21.48 28.06
324 University of Potsdam, Germany 29.25 27.98
325 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 42.31 27.95
326 Kobe University, Japan 25.05 27.93
327 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 32.52 27.56
328 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 23.59 27.42
329 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 15.8 27.31
330 Chongqing University (CQU), China 32.78 27.05
331 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 20.92 27.02
332 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 22.3 26.63
333 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA) 24.44 26.58
334 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 23.35 26.34
335 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 19.8 26.22
336 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 30.99 26.18
337 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 37.32 26.18
338 Tongji University, China 33.77 26.16
339 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), United States of America (USA) 30.66 26.08
340 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 32.85 25.92
341 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 30.2 25.91
342 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 34 25.85
343 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 24.42 25.85
344 Waseda University, Japan 30.27 25.79
345 University of Hannover (LUH), Germany 32.8 25.76
346 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 24.78 25.64
347 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 22.62 25.59
348 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 24.71 25.58
349 Charles University (CU), Czech Republic 30.43 25.34
350 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 16.35 25.29
351 Curtin University, Australia 24.62 24.99
352 Northwest University (NWU), China 19.38 24.71
353 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 22.57 24.63
354 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 23.91 24.49
355 Shanghai University (SHU), China 28.47 24.3
356 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 23.97 24.24
357 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 25.75 23.99
358 International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS), Italy 24.15 23.74
359 Queen's University, Canada 34.65 23.65
360 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 27.79 23.63
361 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 26.42 23.52
362 Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 24.15 23.49
363 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 18.94 23.39
364 University of Central Florida (UCF), United States of America (USA) 22.28 23.32
365 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 16.25 22.96
366 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 34.97 22.9
367 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 27.09 22.71
368 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 16.03 22.64
369 University of Wrocław (UWr), Poland 20.73 22.59
370 The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States of America (USA) 14.88 22.38
371 Okayama University, Japan 33.21 22.29
372 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 14.68 22.06
373 Macquarie University, Australia 20.6 21.91
374 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 19.42 21.88
375 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 20.13 21.75
376 Drexel University, United States of America (USA) 22.39 21.72
377 Georgetown University, United States of America (USA) 13.15 21.57
378 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 25.13 21.43
379 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 22.93 21.34
380 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 19.2 21.3
381 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), United States of America (USA) 11.05 21.02
382 University of Manitoba, Canada 18.92 20.95
383 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 30.86 20.87
384 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 15.95 20.8
385 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 25.5 20.79
386 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 20.52 20.76
387 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 16.21 20.75
388 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 14.04 20.72
389 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 23.66 20.64
390 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 27.95 20.61
391 University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium 23.78 20.47
392 Bielefeld University, Germany 28.16 20.21
393 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 23.83 20.08
394 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 17.61 20.06
395 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 28.47 19.98
396 Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), Netherlands 20.85 19.96
397 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 25.36 19.86
398 Dalhousie University, Canada 22.09 19.81
399 University of Guelph, Canada 17.1 19.79
400 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 20.53 19.71
401 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 26.53 19.7
402 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 21.26 19.65
403 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 15.67 19.6
404 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 10.44 19.58
405 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 30.52 19.43
406 Henan Normal University (HTU), China 15.59 19.4
407 Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 17.29 19.19
408 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 12.89 19.19
409 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 19.68 19.1
410 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 20.9 19.09
411 University of Siegen, Germany 19.92 19.05
412 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 21.37 19.04
413 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 19.72 19
414 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 24.81 18.84
415 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), United States of America (USA) 17.42 18.8
416 Central South University (CSU), China 23.28 18.57
417 University of Arkansas (UARK), United States of America (USA) 19.06 18.49
418 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 16.42 18.42
419 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 23.28 18.4
420 Lehigh University, United States of America (USA) 15.9 18.29
421 Georgia State University (GSU), United States of America (USA) 23.4 18.22
422 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 15.26 18.08
423 University of Lille Nord de France, France 19.35 18.06
424 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 17.76 18.04
425 Shanxi University (SXU), China 15 17.91
426 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 26.5 17.89
427 University of Nice Sophia Antipolis (UNS), France 16.27 17.89
428 University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 23.43 17.81
429 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 17.41 17.77
430 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 15.43 17.7
431 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 16.43 17.68
432 Griffith University, Australia 10.81 17.66
433 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 14.99 17.64
434 The University of Toledo (UT), United States of America (USA) 16.04 17.61
435 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 12.95 17.59
436 École Polytechnique, France 23.3 17.44
437 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 17.22 17.44
438 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.05 17.42
439 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 21.08 17.28
440 University of Turku (UTU), Finland 19.26 17.22
441 Laval University (UL), Canada 26.65 17.21
442 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 20.82 17.18
443 Texas Tech University (TTU), United States of America (USA) 10.27 17.13
444 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 19.34 17.12
445 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 19.61 17.12
446 University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), United States of America (USA) 18.15 17.05
447 West Virginia University (WVU), United States of America (USA) 20.1 16.52
448 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.05 16.36
449 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 13.12 16.18
450 Wake Forest University (WFU), United States of America (USA) 15.14 16.17
451 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.74 16.15
452 Free University of Brussels (VUB), Belgium 17.76 16.14
453 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 18.62 16.13
454 Syracuse University, United States of America (USA) 19.42 16.11
455 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 23.52 16.1
456 Masaryk University (MU), Czech Republic 15.21 16.08
457 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 10.01 16
458 Utah State University (USU), United States of America (USA) 11.41 15.97
459 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 7.56 15.96
460 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 20.1 15.94
461 University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 20.68 15.74
462 University of Jinan (UJN), China 7.91 15.65
463 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 16.19 15.65
464 University of Louisville (UofL), United States of America (USA) 17.32 15.61
465 Kent State University (KSU), United States of America (USA) 13.99 15.59
466 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 22.36 15.58
467 University of Crete (UOC), Greece 24.95 15.57
468 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 11.03 15.43
469 University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy 18.5 15.32
470 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 17.16 15.19
471 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 17.87 15.09
472 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.23 15.08
473 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 9 15.03
474 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 9.81 14.9
475 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 18.88 14.89
476 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 13.18 14.87
477 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 10.05 14.86
478 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 10.32 14.81
479 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 14.08 14.76
480 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 8.17 14.73
481 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 14.23 14.66
482 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.07 14.62
483 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 20.41 14.62
484 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), United States of America (USA) 14.87 14.56
485 Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University) - MIPT, Russia 11.12 14.53
486 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 17.59 14.52
487 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.22 14.46
488 Jaume I University, Spain 12.06 14.44
489 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 12.83 14.39
490 Tulane University, United States of America (USA) 17.03 14.37
491 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 4.37 14.3
492 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 16.24 14.24
493 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 11.12 14.15
494 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 17.59 14.11
495 University of Vermont (UVM), United States of America (USA) 15.55 14.09
496 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 12.9 14.08
497 University of Chile, Chile 18.05 14.07
498 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 13.54 14.06
499 Kansas State University (K-State), United States of America (USA) 18.08 14.06
500 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 19.45 13.97

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