2017 tables: Institutions

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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.83 91.82 285 -18.7%
2 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 77.54 76.88 344 1.7%
3 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 78.87 58.61 179 -23.8%
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 38.57 91 2.7%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 23.71 24.20 66 4.7%
6 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.95 18.15 32 16.7%
7 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.32 16.47 105 26.8%
8 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 8.87 11.34 26 31.2%
9 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 12.71 9.10 25 -26.6%
10 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.59 8.65 30 -16.2%
11 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 7.02 28 -10.9%
12 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 9.89 6.65 33 -31.0%
13 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.75 5.96 32 -21.2%
14 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 2.72 5.55 13 109.4%
15 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.04 5.20 8 75.5%
16 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.76 4.44 50 65.3%
17 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.53 4.41 27 -18.2%
18 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.89 4.39 38 137.8%
19 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 2.65 3.31 11 27.8%
20 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 5.98 3.17 6 -45.6%
21 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.91 2.98 18 5.1%
22 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.75 2.55 8 -44.9%
23 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 5.08 2.53 12 -48.9%
24 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 3.14 2.29 10 -25.2%
25 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.97 2.10 12 9.3%
26 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 1.26 2.08 8 69.8%
27 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 1.58 1.95 9 26.2%
28 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.76 1.74 3 1.3%
29 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 1.50 4 823.1%
30 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.67 1.45 4 123.7%
31 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.19 1.31 4 600.8%
32 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 2.59 1.13 4 -55.2%
33 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.47 1.12 3 -21.9%
34 National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
34 Hestia Power Inc., Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
34 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 2.39 1.00 5 -57.1%
35 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 1.34 0.92 10 -29.8%
36 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.33 0.82 4 152.5%
37 National Taitung University (NTTU), Taiwan 0.80 1 N/A
38 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 1.01 0.70 2 -28.6%
39 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 2.81 0.69 11 -74.9%
40 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.34 0.64 2 94.8%
41 Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan 0.73 0.63 2 -12.3%
42 Asia University, Taiwan 0.39 0.53 13 38.5%
43 National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan 1.47 0.50 1 -65.1%
44 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 1.15 0.46 2 -59.0%
45 University of Taipei (UT), Taiwan 0.33 0.43 4 33.6%
46 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.67 0.37 3 -43.4%
47 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.26 0.35 3 35.6%
48 Da-Yeh University (DYU), Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
49 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.27 0.33 14 24.0%
50 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.05 0.30 5 454.6%
51 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.14 0.29 2 105.1%
52 United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Taiwan 0.47 0.27 1 -40.8%
53 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.65 0.24 1 -62.6%
54 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.22 0.22 1 5.2%
55 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.20 0.21 2 6.8%
56 Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan 0.36 0.20 2 -42.3%
57 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 1.72 0.20 2 -88.0%
58 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.11 0.20 1 84.6%
58 Tatung University (TTU), Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
58 National Science and Technology Center for Disaster Reduction (NCDR), Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
59 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.34 0.18 2 -46.6%
60 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.33 0.17 1 -48.7%
60 Shu-Zen Junior College of Medicine and Management, Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
60 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.52 0.17 2 -67.2%
60 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.13 0.17 1 36.8%
60 Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 0.13 0.17 1 36.8%
61 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), Taiwan 0.14 0.14 1 2.6%
61 National Hsinchu University of Education (NHCUE), Taiwan 0.67 0.14 1 -78.0%
62 Kun Shan University, Taiwan 0.14 2 N/A
63 Development Center for Biotechnology (DCB), Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
64 National Museum of Natural Science, Taiwan 0.25 0.11 1 -54.4%
64 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
65 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 1.20 0.11 2 -90.6%
66 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.20 0.10 1 -48.7%
67 Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, Taiwan 0.09 2 N/A
68 AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
69 Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH), Taiwan 0.08 0.09 2 9.9%
70 National United University, Taiwan 0.27 0.08 11 -67.6%
71 Hungkuang University, Taiwan 0.08 0.08 1 2.6%
71 Taiwan Advance Bio-Pharm (TABP), Inc., Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
71 University of Kang Ning (UKN), Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
72 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.06 0.08 12 37.6%
72 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 0.08 12 37.6%
73 Koo Foundation Sun Yat-Sen Cancer Center (KFSYSCC), Taiwan 0.06 0.08 1 26.2%
73 National Defense University, Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
74 Show Chwan Memorial Hospital, Taiwan 0.07 1 N/A
75 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.01 0.06 1 387.2%
75 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.28 0.06 1 -76.9%
75 Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital (TYAFGH), Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
76 Macronix International Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
77 Yourgene Bioscience, Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
78 Tajen University, Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
79 Vita Genomics Inc., Taiwan 0.02 1 N/A
80 Chang Gung Biotechnology Corporation, Taiwan 0.07 0.01 1 -85.0%
81 Kaohsiung Municipal Hsiao-Kang Hospital, Taiwan 0.07 0.01 1 -87.5%

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.