2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 901.03 813.86 1,674 -4.0%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 184.40 180.00 517 3.8%
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 157.77 252 6.0%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 150.16 291 6.3%
5 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 138.44 293 15.8%
6 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 111.75 306 0.9%
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 109.99 169 -12.5%
8 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 93.55 150 5.4%
9 Soochow University, China 78.47 89.70 143 21.5%
10 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 83.58 434 44.6%
11 Fudan University, China 111.13 82.71 155 -20.9%
12 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 78.24 118 10.4%
13 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 78.22 134 -3.7%
14 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 76.60 125 9.6%
15 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 71.01 108 8.8%
16 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 65.92 104 -23.2%
17 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 63.58 131 -10.7%
18 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 60.26 106 24.7%
19 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 58.60 109 -12.7%
20 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 56.15 97 5.9%
21 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 50.51 117 11.6%
22 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 46.04 258 -28.6%
23 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 45.42 79 7.4%
24 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 42.90 116 12.7%
25 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 40.87 88 -7.3%
26 Southeast University (SEU), China 20.57 39.19 64 102.5%
27 Southwest University (SWU), China 39.40 36.83 42 -0.6%
28 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 30.84 36.47 73 25.7%
29 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 23.89 35.94 80 59.9%
30 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 27.57 34.92 100 34.6%
31 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 22.23 34.71 43 65.9%
32 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 22.12 34.51 66 65.9%
33 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.25 34.01 41 43.2%
34 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 33.63 30.36 97 -4.0%
35 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 29.78 68 -34.5%
36 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 26.19 26.96 44 9.5%
37 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 25.87 26.55 64 9.1%
38 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 21.60 25.63 59 26.1%
39 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 29.85 25.58 37 -8.9%
40 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 24.40 25.07 83 9.2%
41 Northwest University (NWU), China 17.97 24.40 38 44.3%
42 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 32.88 23.24 36 -24.9%
43 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 13.37 21.88 49 73.9%
44 Beihang University (BUAA), China 21.99 21.70 57 4.9%
45 Chongqing University (CQU), China 15.04 20.61 43 45.7%
46 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 11.67 19.96 25 81.8%
47 Shanghai University (SHU), China 17.93 18.96 54 12.4%
48 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.00 18.37 27 -7.0%
49 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 21.62 18.31 31 -10.0%
50 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 10.29 17.68 34 82.7%
51 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 14.52 17.26 35 26.4%
52 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 8.61 16.73 69 106.6%
53 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 11.36 16.42 48 53.7%
54 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 6.23 15.57 27 165.9%
55 Henan Normal University, China 9.97 15.53 21 65.6%
56 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 18.46 15.08 41 -13.1%
57 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 9.89 14.95 21 60.6%
58 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 14.68 14.13 26 2.4%
59 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 15.89 13.87 31 -7.2%
60 Changzhou University (CZU), China 22.38 13.41 21 -36.3%
61 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 10.84 13.39 31 31.3%
62 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 11.23 13.26 29 25.6%
63 University of Jinan (UJN), China 7.11 13.14 17 96.6%
64 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 7.49 11.90 19 68.9%
65 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 6.44 11.51 17 90.1%
66 Central South University (CSU), China 16.19 11.23 23 -26.2%
67 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 5.23 11.23 19 128.3%
68 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 7.24 11.12 18 63.3%
69 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 7.37 10.49 37 51.2%
70 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 7.53 10.24 16 44.6%
71 Donghua University (DHU), China 8.42 9.98 24 26.0%
72 Tongji University, China 15.59 9.95 28 -32.1%
73 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 8.70 9.69 16 18.3%
74 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 9.46 9.56 13 7.5%
75 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 3.92 9.28 16 151.5%
76 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 8.61 9.03 29 11.5%
77 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 7.50 8.70 14 23.3%
78 Jinan University (JNU), China 8.99 8.62 17 1.9%
79 Jiangnan University, China 5.71 8.58 13 59.7%
80 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 4.47 7.79 21 85.1%
81 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 10.18 7.74 11 -19.1%
82 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 9.71 7.69 12 -15.8%
83 Henan University (HENU), China 5.96 7.39 14 31.9%
84 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 12.36 7.37 16 -36.6%
85 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 10.16 7.29 15 -23.7%
86 Nanchang University (NCU), China 11.58 6.51 11 -40.2%
87 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 1.87 6.27 9 256.5%
88 Shanxi University (SXU), China 10.41 6.13 17 -37.4%
89 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 4.07 6.00 10 56.9%
90 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 4.54 5.94 24 39.0%
91 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 4.47 5.83 13 38.6%
92 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 6.05 5.62 8 -1.1%
93 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 4.79 5.30 9 17.8%
94 Guizhou University (GZU), China 4.48 5.29 13 25.4%
95 Huaibei Normal University, China 7.86 5.26 6 -28.9%
96 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 4.54 5.14 13 20.5%
97 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 1.45 4.89 9 258.2%
98 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 5.37 4.83 8 -4.4%
99 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 8.07 4.71 7 -37.9%
100 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 3.05 4.48 15 56.5%

Footnote

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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.