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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 67.16 116 -8.2%
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 63.03 102 11.6%
3 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 50.69 95 11.6%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 48.33 93 -6.7%
5 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.71 39.71 82 12.0%
6 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.53 39.26 81 8.3%
7 Korea University, South Korea 24.91 31.30 79 33.6%
8 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 30.20 28.66 100 0.9%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 20.88 28.23 52 43.8%
10 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 17.21 23.31 57 44.0%
11 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 14.46 15.39 30 13.2%
12 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 20.48 14.51 53 -24.7%
13 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 12.63 11.53 33 -3.0%
14 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 8.58 8.06 16 -0.2%
15 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 7.84 7.76 23 5.2%
16 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 4.05 7.67 18 101.4%
17 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 10.09 7.22 14 -23.9%
18 Kangwon National University, South Korea 11.57 7.04 11 -35.4%
19 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 9.25 6.83 14 -21.5%
20 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 8.28 6.71 13 -13.9%
21 Dongguk University, South Korea 3.42 5.97 14 85.5%
22 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.56 5.76 24 -6.6%
23 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 5.60 5.64 14 7.0%
24 Inha University, South Korea 7.20 5.20 20 -23.2%
25 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 4.40 4.78 22 15.4%
26 Sogang University, South Korea 4.26 4.44 10 10.6%
27 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 5.14 3.66 27 -24.4%
28 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 4.67 3.59 14 -18.3%
29 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 5.22 3.40 10 -30.7%
30 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.88 2.96 9 256.5%
31 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.64 2.78 9 361.1%
32 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 7.33 2.71 7 -60.7%
33 Chonnam National University, South Korea 7.48 2.63 12 -62.6%
34 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 3.96 2.57 7 -31.0%
35 Konkuk University, South Korea 5.07 2.41 9 -49.6%
36 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.66 2.38 6 283.3%
37 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 2.46 2.31 8 0.1%
38 Sejong University, South Korea 2.44 2.29 5 0.0%
39 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 1.79 2.29 11 35.7%
40 Soongsil University, South Korea 4.04 2.02 9 -46.9%
41 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 1.51 1.88 7 31.8%
42 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 1.06 1.84 7 85.5%
43 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 3.37 1.81 4 -42.8%
44 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 0.72 1.81 8 167.5%
45 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.36 1.67 4 -24.8%
46 Yeungnam University, South Korea 4.89 1.51 5 -67.1%
47 Chosun University, South Korea 0.14 1.42 3 954.2%
48 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 0.98 1.12 3 21.0%
49 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.05 1.00 1 2,238.8%
49 Hongik University, South Korea 1.00 1.00 1 6.3%
49 Inje University, South Korea 1.00 1.00 1 6.3%
50 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.34 0.90 4 -29.0%
51 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.00 0.84 3 -10.6%
52 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 1.12 0.83 5 -21.9%
53 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 4.93 0.81 3 -82.5%
54 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.37 0.67 4 94.1%
54 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 2.56 0.67 2 -72.3%
55 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.22 0.50 2 139.2%
55 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.99 0.50 2 -46.3%
56 Korea Carbon Capture & Sequestration R&D Center (KCRC), South Korea 0.17 0.46 2 192.3%
56 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.46 3 N/A
57 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.08 0.42 2 -58.9%
57 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.80 0.42 1 -44.6%
58 Daegu University, South Korea 0.25 0.40 2 70.1%
59 Kookmin University, South Korea 1.05 0.33 2 -66.2%
59 Silla University, South Korea 0.50 0.33 1 -29.1%
59 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.90 0.33 1 -60.6%
59 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
59 Daejin University, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
60 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.14 0.29 2 116.5%
61 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.27 0.29 1 13.4%
62 InnoTherapy, Inc., South Korea 0.28 1 N/A
63 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.12 0.27 1 141.0%
64 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.11 0.25 1 139.2%
64 Korea National University of Education (KNUE), South Korea 0.71 0.25 1 -62.5%
64 Eulji University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
65 Sun Moon University (SMU), South Korea 0.13 0.22 1 89.0%
65 Diatech Korea Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.38 0.22 1 -37.0%
66 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 0.20 0.21 1 13.9%
67 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.20 0.20 2 7.4%
68 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 1.66 0.20 1 -87.2%
68 Dong-il Shimadzu Corporation, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
68 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
68 YONSUNG Fine Chemicals Co., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
68 Seoul Women's University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
68 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
69 Anyang University, South Korea 0.18 2 N/A
70 Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP), South Korea 0.18 2 N/A
71 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.64 0.17 1 -72.4%
71 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.90 0.17 1 -80.3%
71 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.75 0.17 1 -76.3%
71 Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation (KICE), South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
71 LabGenomics Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
72 Muju Agricultural Technology Center, South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
73 Gyeongbuk Science and Technology Promotion Center (GBSP), South Korea 0.13 2 N/A
74 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.10 0.13 1 32.9%
74 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.11 0.13 1 19.6%
74 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.51 0.13 1 -73.8%
74 BSP Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
74 Korea Testing and Research Institute (KTR), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
74 AptaBio Therapeutics, Inc., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
75 Konyang University, South Korea 0.07 0.12 1 71.7%
76 Lemonex Inc., South Korea 0.11 0.11 1 6.3%
76 CKD Research Institute, South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
77 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 0.38 0.10 1 -71.7%
77 Shinhan University (SHU), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
78 Drug Discovery System Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (DDSPharm), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
79 SK holdings, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
79 Semiconlight Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
79 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
79 Meta Biomed Co,. Ltd., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
80 Ybrain, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
81 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.58 0.07 1 -87.9%
82 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.15 0.06 1 -59.7%
83 Myongji University, South Korea 0.38 0.05 1 -86.5%
84 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.33 0.05 1 -85.5%
85 Bongilcheon High School, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A

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.