2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 139.87 255 -11.5%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 133.37 233 -17.2%
3 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 87.55 137 4.5%
4 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 84.36 156 -19.2%
5 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 60.53 119 -14.3%
6 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 59.93 98 -2.1%
7 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 55.95 122 15.7%
8 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 53.96 92 -25.3%
9 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.57 22.64 44 6.6%
10 Keio University, Japan 20.68 19.65 37 1.0%
11 Chiba University, Japan 9.96 19.45 35 107.6%
12 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 17.52 15.05 23 -8.7%
13 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 16.90 14.03 27 -11.8%
14 Waseda University, Japan 12.41 13.53 32 15.8%
15 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.84 13.37 24 -20.3%
16 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 13.66 12.72 20 -1.0%
17 Kobe University, Japan 11.89 11.79 23 5.4%
18 Okayama University, Japan 17.82 11.52 25 -31.3%
19 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 9.75 10.34 20 12.7%
20 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 7.70 9.87 20 36.2%
21 Chuo University, Japan 4.62 8.61 14 98.2%
22 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 12.27 8.42 19 -27.0%
23 Yamagata University, Japan 11.11 7.91 17 -24.3%
24 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 7.91 7.86 14 5.7%
25 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 10.26 7.69 15 -20.3%
26 Kindai University, Japan 3.39 7.55 12 136.6%
27 Yamaguchi University, Japan 4.57 6.48 11 50.6%
28 Kumamoto University, Japan 6.02 6.12 14 8.0%
29 Ehime University, Japan 1.31 5.98 12 387.0%
30 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 1.50 5.60 11 297.1%
31 University of Toyama, Japan 5.89 5.36 11 -3.4%
32 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 7.36 5.22 10 -24.7%
33 Konan University, Japan 5.69 4.96 7 -7.4%
34 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 4.51 4.83 14 14.0%
35 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 3.35 4.65 7 47.4%
36 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 7.44 4.43 13 -36.7%
37 Tokushima University, Japan 4.65 4.40 8 0.4%
38 Gifu University, Japan 5.93 4.23 8 -24.0%
39 University of Fukui, Japan 2.69 4.02 7 58.8%
40 Chubu University, Japan 6.41 3.85 7 -36.1%
41 Niigata University, Japan 6.31 3.67 8 -38.2%
42 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 4.35 3.44 9 -16.0%
43 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.81 3.37 6 344.1%
44 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 1.93 3.20 7 76.1%
45 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.34 3.18 5 1.3%
46 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 7.30 3.16 9 -54.0%
47 Gunma University, Japan 4.50 3.13 4 -25.9%
48 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 2.83 3.04 6 14.1%
49 Nagasaki University, Japan 6.36 2.90 7 -51.6%
50 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.09 2.82 11 -26.6%
51 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.88 2.77 6 236.1%
52 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.09 2.75 3 3,115.8%
53 Meijo University, Japan 3.64 2.59 21 -24.4%
54 University of Shizuoka, Japan 5.19 2.43 5 -50.3%
55 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 5.40 2.38 6 -53.1%
56 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 2.84 2.29 10 -14.3%
57 Saitama University, Japan 5.52 2.17 12 -58.3%
58 Kansai University, Japan 2.04 2.14 3 11.8%
59 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 1.90 2.09 3 16.7%
60 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 1.00 2.00 2 112.6%
60 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 1.99 2.00 2 6.7%
60 Musashino University, Japan 2.00 2 N/A
61 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.69 1.99 5 -21.4%
62 Nihon University, Japan 2.01 1.87 5 -0.9%
63 Toho University, Japan 1.44 1.81 7 33.7%
64 Nagoya City University, Japan 0.26 1.73 4 619.1%
65 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.30 1.58 2 -68.2%
65 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.61 1.58 3 -74.5%
66 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 2.16 1.54 10 -24.3%
67 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 3.14 1.50 2 -49.1%
67 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.50 2 N/A
68 Mukogawa Women's University, Japan 1.44 3 N/A
69 Fukushima University, Japan 1.42 2 N/A
70 Tokyo University of Technology (TUT), Japan 1.34 3 N/A
71 Rikkyo University, Japan 3.14 1.30 8 -55.9%
72 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.99 1.29 4 38.5%
73 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 0.79 1.26 3 68.8%
74 National Defense Academy of Japan (NDA), Japan 0.03 1.25 2 4,152.4%
75 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.64 1.10 2 81.9%
76 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 2.18 1.08 2 -47.2%
77 Showa University, Japan 0.18 1.00 1 484.7%
77 Okayama University of Science, Japan 0.75 1.00 1 41.7%
77 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.00 1.00 1 -46.8%
77 Setsunan University, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
78 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.00 0.93 3 -1.3%
79 Shizuoka University, Japan 5.04 0.86 4 -81.8%
80 Saga University, Japan 1.75 0.84 3 -48.9%
81 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.20 0.84 4 345.5%
82 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.50 0.80 2 70.1%
83 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 1.79 0.76 4 -55.0%
84 Mie University, Japan 2.43 0.75 1 -67.2%
85 Meiji University, Japan 0.74 5 N/A
86 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 1.14 0.70 2 -34.9%
87 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 0.28 0.67 1 155.9%
87 Sophia University, Japan 0.83 0.67 1 -14.5%
88 Iwate University, Japan 1.17 0.64 3 -41.5%
89 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 0.07 0.63 2 842.6%
90 Doshisha University, Japan 5.41 0.54 2 -89.3%
91 Oita University, Japan 0.13 0.50 1 325.2%
91 Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts, Japan 0.40 0.50 1 32.9%
91 Matsuyama University, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
92 Kagawa University, Japan 0.74 0.49 2 -29.8%
93 Ochanomizu University, Japan 1.00 0.47 3 -49.8%
94 Ibaraki University, Japan 1.87 0.47 3 -73.5%
95 Iwate Medical University, Japan 0.20 0.43 2 127.8%
96 Kogakuin University, Japan 0.26 0.42 2 68.7%
97 Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University (TMPU), Japan 0.33 0.40 2 26.2%
98 Tokyo Denki University, Japan 0.38 2 N/A
99 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.55 0.36 2 -75.1%
100 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.11 0.33 1 218.9%
100 National Defense Medical College, Japan 0.33 1 N/A

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.