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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,617.39 1,589.88 3,856 0.8%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 527.00 427.14 1,096 -16.9%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 369.67 386.50 1,256 7.2%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 290.48 319.47 747 12.8%
5 Tsinghua University, China 278.84 315.87 1,019 16.2%
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 261.56 275.75 732 8.1%
7 Kyoto University, Japan 311.72 264.41 674 -13.0%
8 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 254.33 234.67 510 -5.4%
9 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 222.83 220.35 481 1.4%
10 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 212.58 209.52 576 1.1%
11 Osaka University, Japan 206.39 196.71 525 -2.2%
12 Fudan University, China 209.78 184.54 454 -9.8%
13 Tohoku University, Japan 194.63 175.48 438 -7.5%
14 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.96 165.97 424 2.0%
15 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 110.38 159.07 880 47.8%
16 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 156.06 157.77 321 3.7%
17 RIKEN, Japan 151.88 155.91 543 5.3%
18 Nankai University (NKU), China 157.34 152.94 419 -0.3%
19 Soochow University, China 140.28 150.07 277 9.7%
20 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 140.83 138.03 361 0.5%
21 Nagoya University, Japan 148.32 132.62 350 -8.3%
22 Monash University, Australia 118.12 132.44 430 15.0%
23 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 107.26 128.21 449 22.6%
24 Xiamen University (XMU), China 119.69 124.40 228 6.6%
25 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 113.92 122.29 311 10.1%
26 Wuhan University (WHU), China 114.67 122.07 235 9.2%
27 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 146.87 118.91 359 -17.0%
28 Hokkaido University, Japan 119.43 118.32 261 1.6%
29 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 125.08 117.48 307 -3.7%
30 Kyushu University, Japan 92.77 113.98 334 26.0%
31 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 116.95 112.03 183 -1.7%
32 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 105.14 102.56 308 0.1%
33 Sichuan University (SCU), China 98.82 101.98 216 5.8%
34 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 96.31 101.21 180 7.8%
35 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 100.65 101.19 297 3.1%
36 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 110.79 100.18 223 -7.3%
37 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 103.45 100.16 485 -0.7%
38 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 86.82 91.91 230 8.6%
39 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 115.83 91.82 285 -18.7%
40 Yonsei University, South Korea 102.75 91.10 226 -9.1%
41 Jilin University (JLU), China 103.60 89.93 211 -11.0%
42 Shandong University (SDU), China 76.19 89.69 292 20.7%
43 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 98.69 86.90 181 -9.7%
44 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 91.76 86.77 125 -3.0%
45 Hunan University (HNU), China 99.35 82.74 140 -14.6%
46 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.04 79.34 324 1.7%
47 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 61.96 78.45 148 29.9%
48 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 59.93 77.86 150 33.3%
49 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 95.76 77.31 237 -17.2%
50 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 77.54 76.88 344 1.7%
51 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 85.84 76.76 164 -8.3%
52 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 72.58 76.03 248 7.4%
53 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 88.48 75.69 288 -12.3%
54 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 83.24 75.04 248 -7.5%
55 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 58.51 73.28 197 28.5%
56 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 67.43 72.87 313 10.9%
57 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 61.95 70.81 278 17.3%
58 Tianjin University (TJU), China 91.60 69.54 343 -22.1%
59 Keio University, Japan 56.86 68.69 158 23.9%
60 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 82.95 67.48 186 -16.6%
61 Southeast University (SEU), China 40.35 66.07 125 68.0%
62 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 61.64 64.95 268 8.1%
63 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 62.38 63.00 142 3.6%
64 Korea University, South Korea 63.51 62.39 225 0.8%
65 University of Tsukuba, Japan 57.71 61.92 249 10.1%
66 Tongji University, China 59.72 59.76 198 2.6%
67 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 78.87 58.61 179 -23.8%
68 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 43.99 56.79 199 32.4%
69 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 30.21 53.84 109 82.8%
70 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 46.25 53.25 164 18.1%
71 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 59.71 52.37 203 -10.0%
72 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.16 52.14 151 18.4%
73 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 44.04 50.94 89 18.6%
74 Beihang University (BUAA), China 44.88 50.01 168 14.3%
75 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 42.83 48.08 95 15.1%
76 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 71.96 45.60 98 -35.0%
77 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 48.02 44.60 167 -4.7%
78 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 41.55 43.65 141 7.7%
79 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 30.71 43.50 121 45.3%
80 Southwest University (SWU), China 47.91 43.01 65 -7.9%
81 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 26.85 42.45 102 62.2%
82 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.53 38.57 91 2.7%
83 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 29.04 37.81 110 33.6%
84 Chiba University, Japan 19.07 37.65 105 102.5%
85 Curtin University, Australia 29.16 37.35 138 31.4%
86 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 22.79 37.19 80 67.4%
87 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 28.77 35.42 95 26.3%
88 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 26.33 34.39 43 34.0%
89 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 29.89 34.36 79 17.9%
90 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 38.20 34.21 214 -8.1%
91 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 48.68 34.09 221 -28.2%
92 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 33.91 32.82 98 -0.7%
93 Shanghai University (SHU), China 35.24 32.68 92 -4.9%
94 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 41.51 32.52 124 -19.6%
95 University of Otago, New Zealand 33.75 31.78 118 -3.4%
96 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 39.97 31.10 125 -20.2%
97 Chongqing University (CQU), China 35.22 30.66 88 -10.7%
98 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 16.45 30.64 95 91.1%
99 Kobe University, Japan 27.67 30.21 149 12.0%
100 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 25.14 29.91 101 22.0%
101 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 27.28 29.76 106 11.9%
102 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 28.97 29.44 47 4.2%
103 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 43.80 29.00 56 -32.1%
104 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 19.12 28.96 78 55.3%
105 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 34.04 28.62 49 -13.7%
106 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 44.41 28.60 161 -33.9%
107 Northwest University (NWU), China 19.92 28.02 53 44.3%
108 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 29.73 28.02 47 -3.3%
109 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 24.49 27.96 109 17.1%
110 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 21.56 27.45 84 30.6%
111 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 29.30 26.78 64 -6.2%
112 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 20.67 26.53 65 31.7%
113 Waseda University, Japan 31.25 26.51 139 -13.0%
114 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 19.70 26.22 52 36.5%
115 Okayama University, Japan 35.13 25.76 147 -24.8%
116 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.87 25.62 93 39.2%
117 Central South University (CSU), China 28.15 25.56 79 -6.9%
118 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 20.13 25.51 58 30.0%
119 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 36.22 25.50 44 -27.8%
120 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 21.62 24.87 71 18.0%
121 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 27.77 24.23 63 -10.5%
122 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 23.71 24.20 66 4.7%
123 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 26.62 23.99 58 -7.6%
124 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 26.44 23.39 46 -9.3%
125 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 15.72 23.26 48 51.8%
126 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 8.19 22.49 47 181.8%
127 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 15.73 22.47 86 46.5%
128 Griffith University, Australia 13.27 21.72 63 67.9%
129 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 12.24 21.69 95 81.7%
130 India Department of Space (DOS), India 17.82 21.38 37 23.1%
131 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 12.01 21.27 62 81.7%
132 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 12.94 21.13 92 67.5%
133 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 12.64 21.06 55 71.0%
134 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 22.36 21.05 37 -3.4%
135 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 22.03 20.96 57 -2.4%
136 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 13.56 20.95 57 58.5%
137 Macquarie University, Australia 22.68 20.91 104 -5.4%
138 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 18.26 20.86 69 17.2%
139 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 13.49 20.85 67 58.5%
140 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 25.46 20.73 160 -16.5%
141 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 14.07 20.72 29 51.1%
142 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 17.70 20.41 55 18.2%
143 Henan Normal University, China 16.41 20.18 41 26.1%
144 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 22.12 20.02 33 -7.2%
145 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 17.30 19.44 74 15.3%
146 Samsung Group, South Korea 25.70 19.37 86 -22.7%
147 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 20.80 18.82 65 -7.2%
148 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 23.15 18.59 167 -17.6%
149 Shanxi University (SXU), China 17.62 18.59 59 8.2%
150 Jinan University (JNU), China 13.35 18.47 56 41.9%
151 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 14.55 18.46 53 30.1%
152 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 15.95 18.15 32 16.7%
153 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 17.04 17.69 48 6.5%
154 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 14.59 17.58 38 23.6%
155 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 12.96 17.47 45 38.2%
156 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 24.87 17.44 38 -28.1%
157 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 21.55 17.40 33 -17.2%
158 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 21.32 17.18 27 -17.4%
159 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 10.14 17.09 72 72.9%
160 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.12 17.01 45 1.9%
161 University of Jinan (UJN), China 9.01 16.89 27 92.2%
162 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 15.36 16.82 53 12.3%
163 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74 16.61 33 -13.7%
164 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 13.32 16.47 105 26.8%
165 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.32 16.44 125 3.4%
166 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.87 16.29 63 -1.0%
167 Deakin University, Australia 14.87 16.05 49 10.7%
168 Sogang University, South Korea 20.88 15.90 31 -21.9%
169 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 18.17 15.67 91 -11.5%
170 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 11.32 15.53 24 40.7%
171 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 17.41 15.51 46 -8.6%
172 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.54 15.45 113 2.0%
173 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 11.80 15.26 86 32.7%
174 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 11.07 15.16 53 40.5%
175 Changzhou University (CZU), China 23.38 14.89 25 -34.7%
176 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.91 14.79 47 1.8%
177 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 12.13 14.77 77 25.0%
178 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 11.06 14.77 30 37.0%
179 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.97 14.60 91 -21.1%
180 Donghua University (DHU), China 13.09 14.60 37 14.4%
181 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 9.09 14.45 64 62.9%
182 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 7.07 14.16 30 105.3%
183 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.66 14.14 108 -12.9%
184 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.85 14.09 67 4.3%
185 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 17.09 13.88 31 -16.7%
186 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 7.55 13.79 35 87.3%
187 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.89 13.37 72 -13.7%
188 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 21.80 13.37 31 -37.1%
189 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 12.71 13.10 134 5.7%
190 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 11.25 13.10 84 19.4%
191 Ehime University, Japan 10.43 13.08 41 28.6%
192 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.21 13.03 44 -26.6%
193 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 13.69 12.82 34 -4.0%
194 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62 12.79 25 12.9%
195 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 15.07 12.77 35 -13.1%
196 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 14.65 12.76 32 -10.7%
197 La Trobe University, Australia 11.12 12.55 66 15.8%
198 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 11.35 12.46 20 12.6%
199 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 6.97 12.44 38 83.0%
200 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 14.48 11.88 108 -15.8%
201 Jiangnan University, China 10.14 11.65 22 17.8%
202 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.39 11.65 43 -16.9%
203 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 5.23 11.61 21 127.9%
204 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 7.18 11.60 48 65.7%
205 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 12.77 11.51 37 -7.6%
206 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 7.81 11.46 27 50.6%
207 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 12.78 11.43 56 -8.2%
208 Gunma University, Japan 11.38 11.40 31 2.8%
209 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 12.51 11.40 42 -6.5%
210 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 8.87 11.34 26 31.2%
211 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 15.10 11.31 41 -23.2%
212 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 8.26 11.27 27 39.8%
213 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 9.06 11.27 20 27.6%
214 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 9.91 11.20 26 15.9%
215 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 5.96 11.11 28 91.2%
216 Niigata University, Japan 14.31 11.07 53 -20.7%
217 Yamaguchi University, Japan 6.90 10.87 26 61.6%
218 GNS Science, New Zealand 13.97 10.85 51 -20.3%
219 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 5.99 10.85 98 85.6%
220 Kangwon National University, South Korea 15.81 10.84 64 -29.7%
221 Nanchang University (NCU), China 16.76 10.84 28 -33.7%
222 Henan University (HENU), China 9.17 10.83 21 21.2%
223 Yamagata University, Japan 19.24 10.70 35 -42.9%
224 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.47 10.69 18 4.7%
225 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 5.30 10.57 21 104.6%
226 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 8.96 10.56 18 20.8%
227 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 19.83 10.55 28 -45.4%
228 Kindai University, Japan 4.47 10.55 23 142.4%
229 Massey University, New Zealand 9.00 10.50 78 19.6%
230 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 8.95 10.45 40 19.8%
231 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 6.91 10.31 28 53.1%
232 Inha University, South Korea 10.27 10.19 55 1.8%
233 Northeastern University (NEU), China 8.86 10.17 15 17.7%
234 ShanghaiTech University, China 5.29 10.09 66 95.6%
235 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 11.53 10.07 21 -10.4%
236 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 4.31 9.99 31 137.7%
237 Chuo University, Japan 6.43 9.99 21 59.3%
238 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.37 9.93 23 38.3%
239 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 8.86 9.83 34 13.8%
240 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 11.02 9.73 27 -9.5%
241 University of Calcutta (CU), India 8.59 9.59 18 14.5%
242 University of Hyogo, Japan 7.01 9.45 29 38.4%
243 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.54 9.31 31 72.4%
244 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 11.20 9.20 29 -15.8%
245 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 13.34 9.18 25 -29.4%
246 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 6.60 9.12 19 41.8%
247 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 12.71 9.10 25 -26.6%
248 Sejong University, South Korea 8.86 9.05 44 4.8%
249 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 4.26 9.03 64 117.5%
250 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 22.63 9.02 57 -59.1%
251 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.35 8.90 14 9.4%
252 Konkuk University, South Korea 12.97 8.84 45 -30.0%
253 Tokushima University, Japan 12.02 8.81 34 -24.8%
254 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 8.72 8.79 24 3.3%
255 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.59 8.65 30 -16.2%
256 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 8.65 8.63 30 2.3%
257 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 14.26 8.55 16 -38.5%
258 Bose Institute, India 3.44 8.55 32 155.0%
259 University of Toyama, Japan 13.00 8.47 32 -33.1%
260 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 4.76 8.43 26 81.8%
261 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 11.94 8.40 23 -27.8%
262 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 9.60 8.40 31 -10.3%
263 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 10.28 8.37 41 -16.4%
264 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 18.46 8.23 43 -54.3%
265 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 5.13 8.18 26 63.7%
266 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.50 8.10 59 -2.2%
267 Chonnam National University, South Korea 12.38 8.03 78 -33.5%
268 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 10.47 7.85 12 -23.0%
269 University of Delhi (DU), India 10.36 7.80 70 -22.8%
270 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 12.42 7.71 41 -36.3%
271 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 6.10 7.63 20 28.3%
272 Gakushuin University, Japan 6.14 7.63 14 27.5%
273 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 9.78 7.61 20 -20.2%
274 Qingdao University (QU), China 9.87 7.56 25 -21.5%
275 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 4.29 7.38 46 76.2%
276 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 6.60 7.37 18 14.6%
277 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 13.64 7.37 16 -44.6%
278 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 9.94 7.33 22 -24.3%
279 Nagasaki University, Japan 8.18 7.32 25 -8.1%
280 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 7.30 13 36.1%
281 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 5.94 7.24 47 24.9%
282 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 2.06 7.21 19 258.6%
283 Yunnan University (YNU), China 5.52 7.19 22 33.5%
284 Nihon University, Japan 3.56 7.08 28 103.8%
285 Hohai University (HHU), China 2.12 7.02 17 239.5%
286 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 7.02 28 -10.9%
287 Xidian University, China 5.80 6.99 13 23.7%
288 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 9.97 6.99 81 -28.2%
289 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 3.04 6.97 19 134.9%
290 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.30 6.91 53 -2.9%
291 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 11.68 6.86 71 -39.7%
292 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 5.14 6.82 34 36.1%
293 Western Sydney University, Australia 5.00 6.82 42 39.9%
294 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.40 6.81 34 9.2%
295 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 3.17 6.72 33 117.7%
296 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 5.38 6.71 21 27.9%
297 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 7.97 6.67 23 -14.2%
298 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 9.89 6.65 33 -31.0%
299 Nagoya City University, Japan 2.57 6.63 20 163.9%
300 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 6.31 6.59 23 7.1%
301 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 6.11 6.54 20 9.8%
302 Gifu University, Japan 7.69 6.53 24 -12.9%
303 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 7.92 6.52 32 -15.6%
304 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 8.29 6.49 20 -19.7%
305 Hebei University (HBU), China 6.08 6.48 11 9.2%
306 University of Macau (UM), China 5.17 6.41 33 27.3%
307 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 7.83 6.37 9 -16.5%
308 Flinders University, Australia 10.20 6.37 40 -35.9%
309 Hubei University (HUBU), China 6.84 6.36 21 -4.6%
310 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.86 6.31 23 67.8%
311 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 8.87 6.29 16 -27.3%
312 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 4.11 6.28 12 56.9%
313 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 2.21 6.24 16 189.8%
314 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 8.86 6.19 19 -28.4%
315 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 9.70 6.05 27 -36.0%
316 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 9.75 6.05 18 -36.4%
317 Ningbo University (NBU), China 5.30 5.98 15 15.8%
318 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.75 5.96 32 -21.2%
319 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 4.39 5.89 17 37.7%
320 Guizhou University (GZU), China 4.58 5.86 17 31.2%
321 Saitama University, Japan 10.87 5.85 35 -44.8%
322 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 4.65 5.80 28 27.9%
323 Hebei Normal University, China 2.06 5.77 13 187.6%
324 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 7.27 5.76 16 -18.7%
325 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 7.20 5.75 14 -18.0%
326 BGI, China 13.47 5.71 32 -56.5%
327 Anhui University (AHU), China 8.66 5.68 18 -32.7%
328 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.90 5.62 68 47.9%
329 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.26 5.60 38 9.1%
330 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 2.72 5.55 13 109.4%
331 Huaibei Normal University, China 7.86 5.53 9 -27.9%
332 Konan University, Japan 6.83 5.51 11 -17.2%
333 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 10.28 5.47 22 -45.4%
334 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 3.38 5.44 13 65.3%
335 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 4.13 5.44 13 35.0%
336 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 2.42 5.41 22 129.7%
337 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 4.99 5.41 32 11.0%
338 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.07 5.35 14 -9.5%
339 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.82 5.33 28 -30.1%
340 Capital Medical University, China 7.08 5.32 38 -22.9%
341 University of Fukui, Japan 5.02 5.31 20 8.3%
342 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 3.86 5.29 32 40.4%
343 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 6.78 5.26 8 -20.5%
344 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 2.70 5.25 20 99.9%
345 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 1.45 5.25 11 271.6%
346 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.04 5.20 8 75.5%
347 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 7.32 5.18 12 -27.4%
348 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69 5.18 20 -6.6%
349 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.07 5.17 63 4.6%
350 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 4.78 5.15 45 10.7%
351 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 4.04 5.12 11 29.8%
352 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.00 5.12 10 4.9%
353 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 8.19 5.11 9 -36.0%
354 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 4.90 5.09 13 6.6%
355 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 4.77 5.08 26 9.4%
356 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 5.09 5.06 21 2.0%
357 Chubu University, Japan 7.44 5.06 15 -30.2%
358 Air Force Engineering University, China 2.61 5.04 7 98.3%
359 Shizuoka University, Japan 9.32 4.95 16 -45.6%
360 Shantou University (STU), China 6.52 4.94 16 -22.3%
361 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 0.63 4.87 10 697.0%
362 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.55 4.85 19 -34.0%
363 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 3.64 4.85 9 36.5%
364 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 1.93 4.83 15 156.4%
365 Yanshan University (YSU), China 4.53 4.79 13 8.5%
366 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 5.35 4.78 43 -8.2%
367 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 0.38 4.74 8 1,197.8%
368 Saga University, Japan 4.78 4.73 12 1.5%
369 Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), India 4.50 4.67 7 6.5%
370 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 1.34 4.64 16 254.4%
371 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 1.07 4.64 19 343.3%
372 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.19 4.57 11 -24.3%
373 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.65 4.56 24 -29.6%
374 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.44 4.55 13 5.1%
375 Rikkyo University, Japan 6.30 4.51 28 -26.5%
376 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 5.41 4.51 9 -14.6%
377 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 4.35 4.49 17 5.8%
378 Akita University, Japan 1.93 4.48 12 138.7%
379 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 10.38 4.45 12 -56.0%
380 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 6.36 4.45 16 -28.2%
381 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.76 4.44 50 65.3%
382 Nanyang Normal University, China 3.09 4.43 10 47.1%
383 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.53 4.41 27 -18.2%
384 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.35 4.41 34 4.0%
385 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 1.13 4.40 14 297.8%
386 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.89 4.39 38 137.8%
387 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 6.06 4.38 11 -25.8%
388 Anyang Normal University, China 1.17 4.35 7 282.4%
389 Shimane University, Japan 1.72 4.31 10 156.8%
390 Melbourne Health, Australia 3.57 4.24 54 21.8%
391 Doshisha University, Japan 12.29 4.23 13 -64.7%
392 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 7.46 4.15 14 -43.0%
393 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 5.02 4.05 11 -17.2%
394 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.52 4.03 22 -8.6%
395 India Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, India 6.40 4.00 5 -35.9%
396 Juntendo University, Japan 4.56 4.00 25 -10.1%
397 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 5.99 3.97 19 -32.1%
398 Australian Institute of Marine Science (AIMS), Australia 3.85 3.95 20 5.1%
399 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 1.75 3.95 9 131.3%
400 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.21 3.87 12 23.6%
401 Tottori University, Japan 4.66 3.87 11 -14.8%
402 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 3.86 14 68.1%
403 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.26 3.83 19 211.3%
404 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.91 3.81 10 34.1%
405 Kagoshima University, Japan 2.00 3.74 14 92.4%
406 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 9.49 3.74 8 -59.6%
407 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 2.47 3.70 11 53.7%
408 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 1.50 3.70 5 152.7%
409 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.49 3.68 22 -31.2%
410 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 4.27 3.67 33 -11.7%
411 Naresuan University, Thailand 4.34 3.64 11 -13.9%
412 Shandong University of Technology, China 0.94 3.63 8 297.0%
413 Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry (CRIEPI), Japan 0.75 3.61 8 394.2%
414 Kagawa University, Japan 2.10 3.60 16 75.6%
415 Meijo University, Japan 6.00 3.49 25 -40.3%
416 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 4.10 3.48 9 -12.9%
417 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 2.47 3.47 13 44.2%
418 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 2.00 3.47 6 78.0%
419 National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM), Japan 1.20 3.47 14 195.9%
420 Guangzhou University (GU), China 0.24 3.47 6 1,364.2%
421 Sophia University, Japan 1.04 3.46 12 240.3%
422 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 1.96 3.40 20 77.8%
423 Soongsil University, South Korea 5.41 3.37 23 -36.1%
424 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 3.37 5 N/A
425 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 3.16 3.35 12 8.9%
426 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 7.82 3.33 5 -56.3%
427 Linyi University (LYU), China 5.59 3.31 14 -39.2%
428 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 2.65 3.31 11 27.8%
429 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.16 3.29 20 6.9%
430 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.57 3.28 14 114.2%
431 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 4.56 3.25 10 -26.9%
432 Iwate Medical University, Japan 1.24 3.22 10 165.9%
433 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 3.11 3.21 9 6.1%
434 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 5.98 3.17 6 -45.6%
435 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.26 3.17 12 1,147.0%
436 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 1.25 3.15 9 158.5%
437 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 2.44 3.15 21 32.4%
438 Hirosaki University, Japan 3.09 3.15 15 4.4%
439 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58 3.10 14 23.1%
440 University of Shizuoka, Japan 8.99 3.09 9 -64.8%
441 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 1.26 3.08 11 150.0%
442 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 3.14 3.08 7 0.4%
443 Toho University, Japan 3.45 3.07 23 -8.6%
444 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.81 3.06 6 -17.6%
445 Murdoch University, Australia 3.44 3.04 16 -9.2%
446 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 5.69 3.04 7 -45.3%
447 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.48 3.02 32 -11.1%
448 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 5.43 3.01 13 -43.1%
449 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 4.33 2.99 11 -29.1%
450 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.91 2.98 18 5.1%
451 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 1.96 2.98 9 55.9%
452 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 3.29 2.93 11 -8.6%
453 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.87 2.93 15 -56.3%
454 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 3.60 2.91 7 -16.9%
455 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 1.38 2.90 13 116.1%
456 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 4.30 2.89 9 -31.1%
457 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.75 2.88 9 68.4%
458 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 3.01 2.86 10 -2.7%
459 Kyoto Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.09 2.85 4 3,115.6%
460 Ibaraki University, Japan 5.14 2.83 14 -43.5%
461 Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, Shibpur (IIEST Shibpur), India 3.88 2.80 5 -25.9%
462 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 2.20 2.78 5 29.6%
463 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.81 2.76 7 248.1%
464 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 5.01 2.75 7 -43.7%
465 University of Malaya (UM), Malaysia 2.81 2.74 93 0.1%
466 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 0.65 2.70 12 326.5%
467 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.25 2.69 14 -47.5%
468 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 1.13 2.66 4 141.3%
469 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 1.98 2.62 7 35.7%
470 Showa University, Japan 0.23 2.62 15 1,056.4%
471 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.89 2.60 9 -45.4%
472 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 1.67 2.60 8 59.8%
473 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 2.12 2.58 11 24.9%
474 Fukuoka University, Japan 1.73 2.58 12 52.7%
475 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 3.24 2.58 9 -18.4%
476 Tokyo University of Agriculture, Japan 1.52 2.57 7 73.9%
477 National Institutes of Biomedical Innovation, Health and Nutrition (NIBIOHN), Japan 2.24 2.57 10 17.5%
478 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 3.14 2.56 7 -16.3%
479 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.75 2.55 8 -44.9%
480 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.54 2.54 11 2.5%
481 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 5.08 2.53 12 -48.9%
482 Indian Statistical Institute (ISI), India 3.31 2.50 4 -22.6%
483 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 1.28 2.49 13 100.0%
484 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83 2.47 9 203.9%
485 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.17 2.47 15 -51.1%
486 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.50 2.46 14 -27.9%
487 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.62 2.45 13 55.3%
488 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.59 2.44 7 -3.4%
489 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.15 2.43 11 -51.5%
490 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 7.10 2.42 7 -65.0%
491 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.82 2.36 23 -14.2%
492 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 0.93 2.34 15 158.0%
493 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 0.14 2.33 5 1,572.5%
494 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 2.58 2.32 9 -7.8%
495 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 1.97 2.32 13 20.8%
496 Liaoning University (LNU), China 1.21 2.29 15 93.5%
497 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 3.14 2.29 10 -25.2%
498 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 1.59 2.28 6 47.0%
499 Tokyo Women's Medical University (TWMU), Japan 2.25 2.24 19 2.0%
500 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 5.14 2.24 7 -55.4%

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