2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 901.1 815.36
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 239.82 232.12
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.09 209.33
4 Peking University (PKU), China 184.22 179.84
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.59 165.26
6 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 157.86
7 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 154.16
8 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.54 151.17
9 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.08 147.84
10 Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CAS, China 157.77 140.33
11 Kyoto University, Japan 167.68 139.87
12 Tsinghua University (TH), China 127.9 139.46
13 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 133.73
14 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 169.46 132.39
15 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 125.5 125.94
16 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 142.31 125.86
17 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.06 125.71
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.53 119.46
19 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 114.32 118.79
20 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 118.27
21 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 117.04
22 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 127.63 115.04
23 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 115.61 112.54
24 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.8 111.75
25 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.57 110.99
26 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 99.69 105.89
27 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China 128.13 103.69
28 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 98.71 103.51
29 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.42 99.47
30 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.4 94.55
31 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 91.55
32 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 88.44
33 Soochow University, China 77.99 88.05
34 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.7 87.48
35 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 86.97
36 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 86.23
37 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 84.41
38 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.33 83
39 Fudan University, China 111.1 82.99
40 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.5 80.95
41 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 80.47
42 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 93.49 78.52
43 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.21 78.49
44 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 78.24
45 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.31 78.17
46 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 88.12 77.74
47 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 77.49
48 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 63.8 77.33
49 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS, China 72.56 76.67
50 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 76.63
51 Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CAS, China 91.29 74.51
52 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 71.82
53 Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS, China 59.99 71.54
54 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.41 71.01
55 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 63.8 70.27
56 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.58 69.27
57 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 75.96 69.24
58 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 69.14
59 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 68.7
60 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.75 67.16
61 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 66.12
62 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 65.92
63 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.3 65.24
64 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85 64.62
65 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 64.25
66 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 63.98
67 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 63.58
68 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 62.17 63.32
69 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.03 63.03
70 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 61.79
71 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 60.26
72 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 60.23
73 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.76 60.05
74 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 59.93
75 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 59.65
76 Tohoku University, Japan 75.09 59.53
77 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 58.95
78 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 58.6
79 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14 57.7
80 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.31 56.21
81 Kyushu University, Japan 49.95 55.36
82 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 66.23 55.33
83 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 55.04
84 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 46.76 54.81
85 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 54.57
86 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 43.31 54.46
87 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 43.93 54.28
88 Monash University, Australia 45.56 53.56
89 Nagoya University, Japan 75.77 53.4
90 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 52.58
91 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 51.64
92 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 44.95 51.44
93 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.25 50.8
94 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.61 50.61
95 RIKEN, Japan 34.35 50.59
96 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 50.55
97 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 44.91 49.65
98 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 49.21
99 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.61 48.33
100 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 56.91 46.23

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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