2017 tables: Institutions

Table criteria

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

2016 Institution FC 2015 FC 2016
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1620.39 1590.28
2 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 890.41 883.4
3 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 787.04 766.89
4 Max Planck Society, Germany 732.58 759.71
5 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 638.41 605.7
6 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 570.12 580.19
7 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 537.39 526.35
8 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 445 478.55
9 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 429.18 435.18
10 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 522.78 428.2
11 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 438.39 396.09
12 Peking University (PKU), China 368.1 385.45
13 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 377.33 359.34
14 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 338.17 348.98
15 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 392.63 342.32
16 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 364.36 335.09
17 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 346.09 327.6
18 Tsinghua University (TH), China 289.23 326.7
19 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 367.46 323.65
20 Nanjing University (NJU), China 288.71 318.83
21 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 326.11 312.04
22 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 286.72 307.63
23 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 331.01 295.54
24 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 269.57 289.62
25 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 306.86 287.95
26 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 262.33 276.91
27 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 295.96 268.11
28 Kyoto University, Japan 312.6 267.09
29 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 313.55 261.43
30 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 281.14 259.55
31 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 271.12 258.21
32 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 267.87 254.49
33 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 252.61 242.68
34 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 261.07 241.22
35 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 244.4 236.15
36 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 229.13 234.22
37 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 255.16 233.66
38 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 255.11 229.49
39 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 222.67 221.54
40 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 236.15 215.28
41 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 212.11 209.92
42 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 211.93 209.36
43 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 233.51 209.29
44 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 215.12 209.03
45 Leibniz Association, Germany 219.87 205.7
46 University of California San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 214.23 204.61
47 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 207.05 203.38
48 Osaka University, Japan 205.83 196.13
49 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 184.88 193.57
50 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 216.07 187.85
51 Fudan University, China 209.32 184.69
52 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 188.64 184.14
53 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 180.39 182.54
54 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 182.03 181.98
55 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 171.74 180.87
56 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 192.11 177.86
57 Tohoku University, Japan 194.52 175.29
58 McGill University, Canada 193.4 175.12
59 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 161.02 173.45
60 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 198.97 170.62
61 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 176.13 169.68
62 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.88 166.47
63 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 130.24 165.43
64 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 173.77 164.95
65 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 136.16 158.4
66 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 157.07 157.97
67 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 168.4 157.1
68 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 105.65 157
69 RIKEN, Japan 153.31 155.37
70 Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CAS, China 174.83 153.58
71 Nankai University (NKU), China 157.3 152.65
72 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 136.72 152.45
73 National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), United States of America (USA) 125.97 151.38
74 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 167.71 150
75 Soochow University, China 139.53 148.24
76 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 131.33 147.71
77 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 152.78 147.36
78 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 126.21 147.07
79 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 177.51 146.25
80 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 158.11 145.71
81 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 135.97 145.55
82 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 118.58 144.39
83 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 147.13 140.78
84 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 140.82 138.41
85 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 162.51 137.57
86 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 144.47 136.88
87 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 138.29 136.12
88 Monash University, Australia 117.3 133.25
89 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 131.71 132.88
90 Nagoya University, Japan 147.08 131.76
91 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 155.31 129.74
92 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 108.91 129.09
93 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 127.07 127.43
94 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 128.76 126.51
95 National Research Council (CNR), Italy 139.08 125.61
96 Xiamen University (XMU), China 119.59 124.37
97 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 136.06 122.82
98 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 114.58 122.5
99 Wuhan University (WHU), China 114.69 122.1
100 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 123.79 122.07
101 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 124.01 121.25
102 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.8 120.72
103 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN), Italy 123.99 120.68
104 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 104.95 119.66
105 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 98.65 119.21
106 Hokkaido University, Japan 119.71 118.83
107 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 108.79 118.56
108 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 124.23 118.55
109 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 129.96 116
110 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 104.73 114.84
111 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 115.57 114.33
112 Kyushu University, Japan 91.2 113.12
113 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 147.05 112.97
114 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 127.92 111.24
115 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 113.26 110.99
116 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 123.24 110.18
117 Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), France 109.82 110.15
118 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 91.63 108.46
119 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 114.18 106.85
120 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China 132.65 106.37
121 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 106.19 105.47
122 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 116.89 105.39
123 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 102.83 103.77
124 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 92.45 103.67
125 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 94.23 103.49
126 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 106.34 102.62
127 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 106.73 102.28
128 Sichuan University (SCU), China 97.77 101.98
129 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 96.32 101.96
130 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 100.67 101.43
131 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 105.4 101.32
132 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 111.4 101.28
133 University of Würzburg, Germany 120.38 100.26
134 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 110.99 99.41
135 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 106.61 99.11
136 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 88.63 98.33
137 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States of America (USA) 93.07 98.32
138 University of Göttingen, Germany 105.12 98
139 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 108.59 97.85
140 U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), United States of America (USA) 102.55 97.66
141 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 81.88 97.63
142 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 104.27 97.54
143 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 86.98 96.48
144 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 71.5 95.76
145 Lund University (LU), Sweden 100.31 95.74
146 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 79.79 95.11
147 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 93.57 95.08
148 Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), United States of America (USA) 102.36 94.79
149 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 105.65 94.49
150 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 77.98 94
151 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 104.38 93.49
152 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.63 92.07
153 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 90.75 91.92
154 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 94.82 91.74
155 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 87.45 91.6
156 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.71 91.21
157 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 91.72 91.19
158 National Institute for Health and Medical Research (INSERM), France 101.82 91.08
159 Jilin University (JLU), China 103.5 89.93
160 Shandong University (SDU), China 76.3 89.69
161 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 79.74 89.37
162 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 79.9 88.49
163 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 94.76 87.91
164 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 91 86.78
165 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 98.69 86.58
166 NIH National Cancer Institute (NCI), United States of America (USA) 84.34 86.48
167 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 102.03 86.14
168 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 95.1 85.66
169 Institute of Physics (IOP), CAS, China 101.46 84.89
170 National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), United States of America (USA) 69.4 84.73
171 Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CAS, China 101.4 83.99
172 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 86.48 83.52
173 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 85.91 83.41
174 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 83.6 83.12
175 Hunan University (HNU), China 99.35 82.76
176 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS, China 75.79 82.68
177 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 97.77 82.61
178 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 79.69 82.33
179 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 79.9 82.14
180 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 89.36 81.85
181 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 90.97 81.26
182 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 82.9 81.11
183 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 108.94 80.96
184 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 102.39 80.72
185 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 73.3 79.93
186 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 88.98 79.42
187 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 60.62 79.03
188 Leiden University, Netherlands 83.48 78.87
189 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 95.48 78.09
190 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 76.66 77.92
191 Stockholm University, Sweden 94.33 77.87
192 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 59.94 77.85
193 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 84.83 77.41
194 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 77.99 76.83
195 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 85.8 76.8
196 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 61.82 76.78
197 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 71.14 76.38
198 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 84.2 75.87
199 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 93.06 75.77
200 Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS, China 63.82 75.72
201 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 74.09 75.64
202 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), United States of America (USA) 79.01 75.61
203 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 92.13 75.43
204 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 90.36 75.26
205 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 88.48 74.94
206 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 68.16 74.66
207 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 74.43 74.33
208 Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic (ASCR), Czech Republic 69.94 74.33
209 NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), United States of America (USA) 63.47 74.03
210 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 83.99 73.87
211 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 73.2 73.85
212 U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), United States of America (USA) 80.25 73.84
213 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 91.41 73.64
214 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 58.84 73.28
215 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 69.54 72.88
216 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 61.67 72.64
217 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 67.51 72.55
218 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 75.65 72.46
219 University of Waterloo, Canada 86.71 72.35
220 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 73.18 71.74
221 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 63.56 71.66
222 Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CAS, China 63.49 71.5
223 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 63.45 70.98
224 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 61.95 70.76
225 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 67.16 70.76
226 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 67.4 70.68
227 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 81.69 70.59
228 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 70.11 70.4
229 Tianjin University (TJU), China 92.27 70.4
230 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 55.04 69.88
231 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 71.93 68.98
232 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 80.69 68.95
233 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 72.38 68.68
234 Keio University, Japan 56.83 68.53
235 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 58.09 68.15
236 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 82.77 67.48
237 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 56.22 67.31
238 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 52.46 67.2
239 University of Bern, Switzerland 71.37 66.66
240 Southeast University (SEU), China 39.35 66.07
241 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 61.65 65.61
242 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 78.52 65.48
243 University of Strasbourg, France 64.29 65.42
244 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 66.6 64.95
245 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 59.91 64.44
246 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 64.15 63.01
247 Korea University (KU), South Korea 63.73 62.67
248 Jülich Research Centre (FZJ), Germany 64.1 62.56
249 National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), CAS, China 55.88 62.5
250 University of Tsukuba, Japan 57.71 61.92
251 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 62.43 61.86
252 Medical Research Council (MRC), United Kingdom (UK) 68.5 61.18
253 University of Vienna, Austria 52.42 61.18
254 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 74.44 60.91
255 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 51.85 60.75
256 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 45.03 60.44
257 Tongji University, China 59.48 60.42
258 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 66.56 59.67
259 University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 68 59.66
260 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 63.45 59.65
261 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 58.18 59.17
262 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 79.15 58.86
263 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 44.96 56.7
264 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 41.19 56.51
265 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 40.24 56.2
266 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 52.49 56.16
267 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 59.38 56.16
268 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 52.59 56.13
269 Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research (MPI-P), Germany 48.78 55.99
270 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 46.63 55.89
271 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 45.75 55.88
272 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 50.12 55.53
273 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 62.18 55.46
274 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 60.9 55.3
275 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 61.19 54.97
276 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 46.23 54.89
277 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 46.87 53.84
278 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 30.21 53.84
279 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland 62.64 53.21
280 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 63.58 52.78
281 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 66.94 52.6
282 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 54.55 52.17
283 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.15 52.14
284 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 59.6 52.05
285 University of Helsinki, Finland 57.94 51.32
286 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 59.15 51.25
287 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.04 50.94
288 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 48.97 50.88
289 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 48.61 50.62
290 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 52.71 50.62
291 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 46.46 50.45
292 Salk Institute for Biological Studies (Salk), United States of America (USA) 53.72 50.4
293 University of Toulouse, France 57.47 50.23
294 Polish Academy of Sciences (PAS), Poland 57.81 50.17
295 Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), Switzerland 45.23 50.16
296 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 43.77 50.16
297 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 38.18 50.13
298 Beihang University (BUAA), China 45.75 49.93
299 National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), United States of America (USA) 32.7 49.9
300 University of Konstanz, Germany 44.15 49.74
301 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 46.26 49.71
302 Wayne State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 46.32 49.37
303 McMaster University, Canada 52.47 49.3
304 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 50.53 49.02
305 The University of Dublin, Ireland 44.37 48.48
306 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 42.3 48.43
307 Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), United States of America (USA) 43.5 48.33
308 University of Lyon, France 51.76 48.26
309 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 42.38 48.08
310 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 46.87 47.63
311 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 63.81 47.56
312 Leipzig University, Germany 44.68 47.31
313 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 58.03 47.21
314 University of Stuttgart, Germany 59.91 46.91
315 Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), CAS, China 44.18 46.83
316 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 41.98 46.8
317 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 49.16 46.77
318 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 53.02 46.56
319 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 71.96 45.94
320 Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), CAS, China 42.58 45.91
321 German Electron Synchrotron (DESY), Germany 54.54 45.89
322 European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), Germany 47.64 45.74
323 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 53.05 45.65
324 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 38.68 45.53
325 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 27.48 45.51
326 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS), United States of America (USA) 44.68 45.5
327 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 49.85 45.39
328 MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, United Kingdom (UK) 50.39 45
329 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 34.69 44.98
330 HHMI Janelia Farm Research Campus, United States of America (USA) 51.66 44.98
331 Aalto University, Finland 55.49 44.92
332 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 48.51 44.85
333 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 45.84 44.84
334 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 51.22 44.42
335 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 45.13 44.36
336 Western University (UWO), Canada 34.14 44.16
337 NOAA Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), United States of America (USA) 34.46 44.12
338 F. Hoffmann-La Roche AG, Switzerland 45.66 44
339 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 42.61 43.97
340 Smithsonian Institution, United States of America (USA) 40.25 43.95
341 Sandia National Laboratories, United States of America (USA) 56.29 43.78
342 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 37.14 43.54
343 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 30.71 43.5
344 Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research (MPI-FKF), Germany 44.88 43.38
345 Southwest University (SWU), China 48.16 43.01
346 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 53.85 42.98
347 IBM Corporation, United States of America (USA) 62.14 42.89
348 Istituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Italy 54.84 42.79
349 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 37.91 42.63
350 Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HIPS), CAS, China 44.66 42.51
351 Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry (MPIBC), Germany 37.7 42.43
352 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 26.75 42.38
353 University of Montpellier, France 45.97 41.86
354 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 38.72 41.33
355 Novartis International AG, Switzerland 48.8 41.29
356 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 46.07 41
357 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 31.6 40.44
358 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany 29.45 40.16
359 RIKEN Center for Emergent Matter Science (CEMS), Japan 42.14 40.15
360 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 41.08 39.87
361 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 47.16 39.8
362 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), United States of America (USA) 41.13 39.75
363 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 43.29 39.74
364 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 40.39 39.71
365 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 38.93 39.69
366 Pasteur Institute, France 34.8 39.58
367 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 39.53
368 National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), CSIR, India 31.65 39.48
369 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 40.23 39.36
370 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 49.76 39.16
371 Division III: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Earth Sciences, PAS, Poland 46.98 39.02
372 The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA) 38.34 38.88
373 Hungarian Academy of Sciences (HAS), Hungary 40.51 38.83
374 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 59.19 38.82
375 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 39.54 38.52
376 Northeastern University (NEU), United States of America (USA) 42.83 37.85
377 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 46.76 37.83
378 Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia (ICIQ), BIST, Spain 31.12 37.74
379 Chiba University, Japan 19.07 37.65
380 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 28.44 37.64
381 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 44.61 37.56
382 Max Planck Institute for Coal Research (MPIKOFO), Germany 28.65 37.47
383 Curtin University, Australia 29.12 37.35
384 Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), United States of America (USA) 42.29 37.31
385 Ulm University, Germany 37.99 37.11
386 Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium 31.15 37.07
387 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 25.3 36.95
388 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 32.44 36.87
389 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 41.75 36.54
390 Italian Institute of Technology (IIT), Italy 47.15 36.22
391 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 28.8 36.08
392 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.99 35.89
393 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 44.29 35.75
394 Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC), United States of America (USA) 30.41 35.72
395 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 35.93 35.7
396 University of Potsdam, Germany 30.64 35.23
397 University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), United States of America (USA) 29.81 35.22
398 French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA), France 33 35.17
399 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 31.57 35.16
400 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA) 27.09 34.98
401 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 30.92 34.96
402 University of Bordeaux, France 39.94 34.77
403 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 29.89 34.36
404 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 51.39 34.33
405 Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), CAS, China 28.72 34.3
406 Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics (PI), Canada 47.84 34.2
407 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 34.34 34.16
408 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 26.33 33.97
409 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 31.23 33.94
410 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.62 33.92
411 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS, China 39.44 33.91
412 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 37.17 33.61
413 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF), Italy 31.9 33.46
414 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 28.42 33.45
415 University of Otago, New Zealand 33.74 33.23
416 National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Italy 33.36 33.11
417 German Cancer Research Center in the Helmholtz Association (DKFZ), Germany 34.05 32.96
418 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 32.82
419 NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), United States of America (USA) 35.36 32.74
420 Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), Netherlands 35.7 32.7
421 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 37.73 32.66
422 NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), United States of America (USA) 51.8 32.47
423 Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW), Austria 27.11 32.35
424 Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), Switzerland 31.98 32.29
425 Institute of Research for Development (IRD), France 28.7 32.23
426 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 29.14 32.16
427 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 32.63 32.11
428 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 34.48 31.92
429 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 41.48 31.83
430 Shanghai University (SHU), China 34.57 31.77
431 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 22.72 31.55
432 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 37.45 31.41
433 Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (GEOMAR), Germany 30.61 31.21
434 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 29.67 31.17
435 AstraZeneca plc, United Kingdom (UK) 23.98 31.14
436 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, United States of America (USA) 34.33 30.86
437 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 34.76 30.74
438 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 37.67 30.72
439 Chongqing University (CQU), China 35.97 30.52
440 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 25.57 30.51
441 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), United Kingdom (UK) 32.59 30.42
442 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 39.97 30.3
443 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 38.01 30.26
444 Helmholtz Centre Potsdam - German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ), Germany 32.3 30.25
445 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 16.27 30.24
446 Kobe University, Japan 27.67 30.21
447 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 25.64 30.02
448 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 24.63 29.8
449 Dortmund University of Technology (TU Dortmund), Germany 24.25 29.78
450 EMBL - Heidelberg, Germany, Germany 31.43 29.74
451 Merck & Co., Inc., United States of America (USA) 26.03 29.74
452 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14 29.71
453 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 26.66 29.64
454 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.97 29.44
455 Queen's University, Canada 40.13 29.42
456 Nanoscale Materials Division (MANA), NIMS, Japan 44.8 29.38
457 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 31.73 29.27
458 National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), United States of America (USA) 39.19 29.06
459 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 43.8 29
460 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 19.12 28.96
461 Charles University (CU), Czech Republic 29.45 28.92
462 Vienna Biocenter (VBC), Austria 15.58 28.81
463 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 33.32 28.66
464 Drexel University, United States of America (USA) 29.18 28.59
465 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 17.66 28.54
466 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 44.31 28.44
467 Ningbo Institute of Industrial Technology (CNITECH), CAS, China 22.91 28.42
468 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 33.09 28.4
469 Helmholtz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health (HMGU), Germany 26.44 28.32
470 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 31.67 28.18
471 University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium 29.42 28.13
472 Alfred Wegener Institute - Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Germany 24.96 27.93
473 Pfizer Inc., United States of America (USA) 20.39 27.78
474 Institute of Biophysics (IBP), CAS, China 31.19 27.7
475 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 20.61 27.53
476 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 36.43 27.46
477 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.56 27.45
478 Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research (IFW Dresden), Germany 36.97 27.45
479 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 25.5 27.42
480 University of Hannover (LUH), Germany 37.19 27.32
481 Northwest University (NWU), China 19.92 27.25
482 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 37.2 27.16
483 Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), BIST, Spain 27.77 27.09
484 Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB), CAS, China 19.88 26.88
485 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.3 26.78
486 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States of America (USA) 29.51 26.78
487 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 26.61 26.76
488 Waseda University, Japan 31.25 26.71
489 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 33.49 26.67
490 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 20.7 26.55
491 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 31.29 26.48
492 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 20.67 26.38
493 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 16.56 26.25
494 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), United States of America (USA) 13.75 26.16
495 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 34.69 25.93
496 Max Planck Institute of Biochemistry, Germany 24.81 25.9
497 Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences (SB RAS), Russia 29.83 25.88
498 Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, United Kingdom (UK) 30.19 25.88
499 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA) 23.98 25.86
500 Max Planck Institute for Physics (MPP), Germany 24.25 25.86

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