2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 10.83 25 -9.4%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 4.60 20 28.9%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 3.59 12 83.5%
4 Fudan University, China 1.76 1.95 7 12.7%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 0.40 1.62 10 313.2%
6 Tongji University, China 0.03 1.20 3 3,919.2%
7 Jilin University (JLU), China 1.20 4 N/A
8 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 7 N/A
9 Beihang University (BUAA), China 0.94 2 N/A
10 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.60 0.87 4 46.1%
11 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.03 0.86 1 3,289.9%
12 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.47 0.83 1 78.6%
13 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.18 0.82 4 361.3%
14 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.04 0.79 2 1,828.2%
15 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.51 0.78 4 55.3%
16 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 1.46 0.74 8 -48.7%
17 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.06 0.73 4 1,214.3%
18 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.11 0.73 9 545.1%
19 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.70 0.60 5 -12.3%
20 Army Medical University, China 0.13 0.53 2 327.1%
21 Soochow University, China 0.96 0.45 1 -52.0%
22 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.45 3 N/A
23 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 0.43 4 N/A
24 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.32 0.42 4 33.5%
25 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.40 4 N/A
26 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.02 0.36 5 1,670.6%
27 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.47 0.35 4 -22.8%
28 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.34 2 N/A
29 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.71 0.29 6 -58.1%
30 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.40 0.29 7 -26.0%
31 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.29 3 N/A
32 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.02 0.28 1 1,702.8%
33 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.23 1 N/A
34 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.01 0.22 5 2,303.3%
35 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.52 0.19 2 -62.6%
36 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.35 0.18 3 -46.4%
37 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.17 0.18 4 11.7%
38 Capital Medical University, China 0.02 0.18 2 758.9%
39 Nanjing University (NJU), China 1.41 0.17 8 -87.6%
40 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 0.17 1 N/A
41 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 0.13 2 0.8%
42 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.04 0.11 1 206.5%
43 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 0.01 0.10 1 1,218.3%
43 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 0.10 1 N/A
44 Shantou University (STU), China 0.15 0.08 1 -47.3%
45 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.07 1 N/A
46 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.09 0.07 2 -21.6%
47 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.57 0.07 2 -88.1%
48 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.07 1 N/A
49 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.07 0.06 2 -18.7%
50 Foshan University (FOSU), China 0.06 1 N/A
50 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 0.06 1 N/A
50 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 0.06 1 N/A
51 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.04 0.06 2 25.8%
52 Guizhou Normal University (GZNU), China 0.05 1 N/A
53 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 0.05 1 1.4%
53 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.23 0.05 1 -80.1%
54 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.01 0.04 2 308.9%
55 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 0.03 1 N/A
56 Ludong University, China 0.03 1 N/A
57 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.08 0.02 1 -72.5%
58 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 0.02 1 N/A
59 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 0.03 0.02 1 -43.9%
60 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 0.02 1 N/A
61 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 0.02 1 N/A
61 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 0.02 1 N/A
62 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.09 0.01 2 -84.3%
63 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 0.01 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.