2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

Table criteria

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

2016 Institution Share 2015 Share 2016
1 Peking University (PKU), China 184.4 179.96
2 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 180.11 166.18
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 157.77
4 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 154.16
5 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 150.16
6 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.12 147.06
7 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 139.87
8 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 138.44
9 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 133.78
10 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 133.37
11 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 125.74
12 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 125.07 125.08
13 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 139.67 124.27
14 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 119.57
15 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 119.55
16 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 118.27
17 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 117.04
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 115.04
19 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 111.75
20 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.57 109.99
21 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.42 98.57
22 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.4 93.55
23 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 91.55
24 Soochow University, China 78.47 89.7
25 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.91 87.56
26 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 87.55
27 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 86.97
28 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 86.23
29 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 84.36
30 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 83.58
31 Fudan University, China 111.09 82.7
32 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 80.47
33 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.9 78.74
34 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 78.49
35 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 78.4
36 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 78.24
37 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 78.22
38 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 76.6
39 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 71.82
40 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.4 71.01
41 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 69.5
42 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.57 69.25
43 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 69.14
44 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 67.96
45 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.75 67.16
46 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 66.12
47 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 65.92
48 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 64.25
49 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.3 64.24
50 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 63.98
51 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 63.58
52 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 62.17 63.32
53 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.03 63.03
54 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 61.79
55 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 60.53
56 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 60.41
57 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 60.26
58 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 60.23
59 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 59.93
60 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 59.66
61 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 58.95
62 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 58.6
63 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.31 56.15
64 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 55.95
65 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 67.23 55.33
66 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 55.04
67 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 54.87
68 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 43.31 54.28
69 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 53.96
70 Monash University, Australia 45.56 53.44
71 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 52.58
72 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 51.77
73 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.25 50.69
74 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.47 50.59
75 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 50.55
76 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 44.91 49.65
77 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 49.21
78 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.61 48.33
79 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 46.04
80 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 32.05 45.88
81 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.08 45.85
82 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 45.41
83 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 43.61 45.2
84 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 40.67 43.78
85 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 42.92
86 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 33.54 42.52
87 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 44.51 42.49
88 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.65 42.37
89 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.69 41.92
90 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 51.13 41.39
91 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 51.7 41.2
92 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 44.87 41.2
93 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.73 40.68
94 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 29.37 40.65
95 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 37.23 40.02
96 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 24.91 39.96
97 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.65 39.71
98 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.5 39.26
99 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 34.07 39.2
100 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.96 39.19

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