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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 67.16 116 -8.2%
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 63.03 102 11.6%
3 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 50.69 95 11.6%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 48.33 93 -6.7%
5 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.71 39.71 82 12.0%
6 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.53 39.26 81 8.3%
7 Korea University, South Korea 24.91 31.30 79 33.6%
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 20.88 28.23 52 43.8%
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 17.21 23.31 57 44.0%
10 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 14.46 15.39 30 13.2%
11 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 12.63 11.53 33 -3.0%
12 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 8.58 8.06 16 -0.2%
13 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 4.05 7.67 18 101.4%
14 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 10.09 7.22 14 -23.9%
15 Kangwon National University, South Korea 11.57 7.04 11 -35.4%
16 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 9.25 6.83 14 -21.5%
17 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 8.28 6.71 13 -13.9%
18 Dongguk University, South Korea 3.42 5.97 14 85.5%
19 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 5.60 5.64 14 7.0%
20 Inha University, South Korea 7.20 5.20 20 -23.2%
21 Sogang University, South Korea 4.26 4.44 10 10.6%
22 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 5.14 3.66 27 -24.4%
23 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 4.67 3.59 14 -18.3%
24 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 5.22 3.40 10 -30.7%
25 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.88 2.96 9 256.5%
26 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.64 2.78 9 361.1%
27 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 7.33 2.71 7 -60.7%
28 Chonnam National University, South Korea 7.48 2.63 12 -62.6%
29 Konkuk University, South Korea 5.07 2.41 9 -49.6%
30 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.66 2.38 6 283.3%
31 Sejong University, South Korea 2.44 2.29 5 0.0%
32 Soongsil University, South Korea 4.04 2.02 9 -46.9%
33 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 3.37 1.81 4 -42.8%
34 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 1.67 4 -24.8%
35 Yeungnam University, South Korea 4.89 1.51 5 -67.1%
36 Chosun University, South Korea 0.14 1.42 3 954.2%
37 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.05 1.00 1 2,238.8%
37 Hongik University, South Korea 1.00 1.00 1 6.3%
37 Inje University, South Korea 1.00 1.00 1 6.3%
38 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.00 0.84 3 -10.6%
39 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 1.12 0.83 5 -21.9%
40 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 4.93 0.81 3 -82.5%
41 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 2.56 0.67 2 -72.3%
42 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.99 0.50 2 -46.3%
43 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.08 0.42 2 -58.9%
43 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 0.42 1 -44.6%
44 Daegu University, South Korea 0.25 0.40 2 70.1%
45 Kookmin University, South Korea 1.05 0.33 2 -66.2%
45 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 0.33 1 -29.1%
45 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.90 0.33 1 -60.6%
45 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
45 Daejin University, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
46 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.11 0.25 1 139.2%
46 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 0.25 1 -62.5%
46 Eulji University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
47 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.13 0.22 1 89.0%
48 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.20 0.20 2 7.4%
49 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
49 Seoul Women's University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
50 Anyang University, South Korea 0.18 2 N/A
51 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 0.17 1 -72.4%
51 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 0.17 1 -80.3%
52 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 0.13 1 32.9%
52 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.51 0.13 1 -73.8%
53 Konyang University, South Korea 0.07 0.12 1 71.7%
54 Shinhan University (SHU), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
55 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 0.07 1 -87.9%
56 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.15 0.06 1 -59.7%
57 Myongji University, South Korea 0.38 0.05 1 -86.5%
58 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.33 0.05 1 -85.5%
59 Bongilcheon High School, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.