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 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 43.86 35.02 64 -15.1%
2 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67 27.14 58 -44.2%
3 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 25.88 20.54 60 -15.6%
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 18.38 18.92 35 9.4%
5 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 8.75 12.99 19 57.7%
6 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 4.83 10.86 19 139.2%
7 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 9.34 7.62 18 -13.3%
8 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 5.16 5.00 9 3.2%
9 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 8.85 4.71 10 -43.4%
10 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 1.41 4.45 6 235.5%
11 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 6.57 4.32 6 -30.2%
12 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 2.22 2.98 5 43.0%
13 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 6.37 2.87 15 -52.2%
14 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 2.32 1.81 6 -16.8%
15 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.83 1.63 2 107.3%
16 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 0.57 1.61 8 199.0%
17 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.66 1.47 6 -41.2%
18 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 2.89 1.43 3 -47.3%
19 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 0.67 1.41 4 122.6%
20 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 3.54 1.35 3 -59.5%
21 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.03 1.34 6 38.0%
22 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.04 1.05 2 6.7%
23 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 1.78 1.02 3 -39.0%
24 National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
25 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.74 0.97 4 39.2%
26 National Taitung University (NTTU), Taiwan 0.80 1 N/A
27 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.06 0.50 1 750.5%
27 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.78 0.50 2 -31.5%
28 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.45 2 N/A
29 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.34 0.44 1 39.3%
30 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.63 0.42 1 -29.1%
31 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.88 0.39 3 -53.3%
32 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.22 0.36 3 72.0%
33 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.25 0.33 1 41.7%
34 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 1.01 0.30 1 -68.3%
35 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.13 0.25 1 112.6%
36 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.65 0.24 1 -61.3%
37 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.21 2 N/A
38 Tatung University (TTU), Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
38 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
39 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 0.92 0.18 2 -79.5%
40 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.09 0.17 1 94.9%
40 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.13 0.17 1 41.7%
40 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
41 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 3.24 0.12 4 -95.9%
42 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
43 AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
44 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 0.81 0.05 2 -93.3%
45 Tajen University, Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
46 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.01 0.02 4 221.8%
46 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.01 0.02 4 221.8%
46 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.05 0.02 4 -55.1%

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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.