2017 tables: Institutions - academic

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.96 165.97 424 2.0%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 156.06 157.77 321 3.7%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 110.79 100.18 223 -7.3%
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.75 91.10 226 -9.1%
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 83.24 75.04 248 -7.5%
6 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 62.38 63.00 142 3.6%
7 Korea University, South Korea 63.51 62.39 225 0.8%
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.16 52.14 151 18.4%
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 32.82 98 -0.7%
10 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.30 26.78 64 -6.2%
11 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.87 25.62 93 39.2%
12 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 27.77 24.23 63 -10.5%
13 Sogang University, South Korea 20.88 15.90 31 -21.9%
14 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.66 14.14 108 -12.9%
15 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 17.09 13.88 31 -16.7%
16 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 15.07 12.77 35 -13.1%
17 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 6.97 12.44 38 83.0%
18 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 15.10 11.31 41 -23.2%
19 Kangwon National University, South Korea 15.81 10.84 64 -29.7%
20 Inha University, South Korea 10.27 10.19 55 1.8%
21 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 11.02 9.73 27 -9.5%
22 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.54 9.31 31 72.4%
23 Sejong University, South Korea 8.86 9.05 44 4.8%
24 Konkuk University, South Korea 12.97 8.84 45 -30.0%
25 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.50 8.10 59 -2.2%
26 Chonnam National University, South Korea 12.38 8.03 78 -33.5%
27 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 12.42 7.71 41 -36.3%
28 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 11.68 6.86 71 -39.7%
29 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 2.21 6.24 16 189.8%
30 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.90 5.62 68 47.9%
31 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 1.34 4.64 16 254.4%
32 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 1.07 4.64 19 343.3%
33 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 6.06 4.38 11 -25.8%
34 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 3.86 14 68.1%
35 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.91 3.81 10 34.1%
36 Soongsil University, South Korea 5.41 3.37 23 -36.1%
37 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.15 2.43 11 -51.5%
38 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 7.10 2.42 7 -65.0%
39 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 1.75 2.00 3 17.1%
40 Wonkwang University, South Korea 2.30 1.93 8 -13.7%
41 Kongju National University, South Korea 2.50 1.76 6 -27.9%
42 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 2.36 1.75 9 -24.0%
43 Chosun University, South Korea 1.28 1.70 5 36.2%
44 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.42 1.61 5 16.9%
45 Inje University, South Korea 2.66 1.57 4 -39.6%
46 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 7.23 1.51 7 -78.5%
47 Dong-A University, South Korea 2.30 1.29 6 -42.4%
48 Myongji University, South Korea 1.25 1.26 7 3.2%
49 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 1.25 4 119.8%
50 Hallym University, South Korea 0.90 1.23 5 40.3%
51 Hongik University, South Korea 1.71 1.17 2 -30.1%
52 Seonam University, South Korea 1.08 2 N/A
53 Handong Global University (HGU), South Korea 1.00 1 N/A
54 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 0.92 2 46.3%
54 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 0.92 2 1,498.4%
54 Daejin University, South Korea 0.92 2 N/A
55 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 3.23 0.79 7 -74.9%
56 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.13 0.75 1 515.4%
57 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 0.70 2 -9.9%
58 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.37 0.70 2 95.2%
59 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.45 0.62 5 41.6%
60 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.49 0.53 3 11.4%
61 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 0.51 4 -64.0%
62 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.36 0.50 3 43.1%
63 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.33 0.45 4 37.4%
64 Daegu University, South Korea 0.31 0.40 2 34.3%
65 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.80 0.39 2 -49.5%
66 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 0.33 1 -31.6%
66 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
67 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 0.25 1 -63.8%
68 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.24 0.22 1 -3.5%
69 Konyang University, South Korea 0.09 0.22 4 148.4%
70 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.14 0.20 1 43.6%
70 Changwon National University, South Korea 1.37 0.20 1 -85.0%
70 Seoul Women's University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
71 Anyang University, South Korea 0.18 2 N/A
72 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 0.17 1 -81.1%
73 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.92 0.14 1 -84.0%
74 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.53 0.14 2 -73.8%
75 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.85 0.13 17 -84.3%
76 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 2.28 0.13 2 -94.2%
77 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 0.13 1 28.2%
78 Shinhan University (SHU), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
79 Korea University of Technology and Education (Korea Tech), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
80 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 0.08 1 2.6%
81 Dongshin University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
82 Seoyeong University, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
83 Bongilcheon High School, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
84 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 0.03 1 -73.0%
85 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 0.02 1 -58.6%
86 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 2.05 0.01 1 -99.3%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.