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 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 242.73 234.50 994 2.7%
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 214.14 209.72 487 4.1%
4 Peking University (PKU), China 184.40 180.00 517 3.8%
5 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 179.95 166.26 331 -1.8%
6 Nanjing University (NJU), China 158.29 157.77 252 6.0%
7 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 134.96 154.16 266 21.4%
8 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.18 150.16 291 6.3%
9 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 146.12 147.06 272 7.0%
10 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 139.87 255 -11.5%
11 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 138.44 293 15.8%
12 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 169.93 133.78 252 -16.3%
13 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 133.37 233 -17.2%
14 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 125.64 228 -16.1%
15 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 124.34 124.68 252 6.6%
16 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 139.67 124.27 273 -5.4%
17 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 115.28 119.57 236 10.3%
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 108.55 119.55 218 17.1%
19 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 119.53 118.27 165 5.2%
20 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 124.96 117.10 220 -0.4%
21 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 128.63 115.04 198 -4.9%
22 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.68 114.30 365 4.1%
23 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 111.75 306 0.9%
24 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 109.99 169 -12.5%
25 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 89.22 98.57 152 17.4%
26 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 93.55 150 5.4%
27 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 76.92 91.55 143 26.5%
28 Soochow University, China 78.47 89.70 143 21.5%
29 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.86 87.56 185 -1.9%
30 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 87.55 137 4.5%
31 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 100.47 86.97 147 -8.0%
32 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 83.81 86.23 139 9.4%
33 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 87.57 84.70 131 2.8%
34 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 84.36 156 -19.2%
35 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 83.58 434 44.6%
36 Fudan University, China 111.13 82.71 155 -20.9%
37 Leibniz Association, Germany 81.38 80.74 169 5.5%
38 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 94.58 80.47 125 -9.5%
39 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 70.24 80.25 122 21.5%
40 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 87.90 78.74 145 -4.8%
41 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 84.64 78.49 123 -1.4%
42 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 82.22 78.40 159 1.4%
43 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 78.24 118 10.4%
44 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 78.22 134 -3.7%
45 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 93.44 77.76 279 -11.5%
46 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 76.60 125 9.6%
47 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 71.82 117 15.0%
48 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 71.01 108 8.8%
49 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 82.98 69.50 117 -11.0%
50 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 62.69 69.14 139 17.2%
51 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 92.57 68.85 143 -20.9%
52 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 74.81 67.96 146 -3.4%
53 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 67.16 116 -8.2%
54 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 65.61 66.12 125 7.1%
55 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 65.92 104 -23.2%
56 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 75.85 64.82 248 -9.2%
57 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 55.61 64.25 130 22.8%
58 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 71.30 64.23 99 -4.2%
59 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 82.55 63.98 133 -17.6%
60 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 63.58 131 -10.7%
61 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 63.03 102 11.6%
62 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 51.55 61.79 91 27.4%
63 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 60.53 119 -14.3%
64 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.75 60.32 128 7.3%
65 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 60.26 106 24.7%
66 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 73.66 60.23 113 -13.1%
67 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 59.93 98 -2.1%
68 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 57.09 59.66 106 11.1%
69 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 58.95 127 9.8%
70 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 58.60 109 -12.7%
71 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 50.14 57.70 121 22.3%
72 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 56.15 97 5.9%
73 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 55.95 122 15.7%
74 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 47.15 55.63 237 25.4%
75 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 67.23 55.33 97 -12.5%
76 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 43.93 55.27 141 33.8%
77 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 62.67 55.04 88 -6.6%
78 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.61 54.43 107 6.0%
79 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 43.31 54.28 143 33.2%
80 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 53.96 92 -25.3%
81 Monash University, Australia 45.56 53.51 128 24.9%
82 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 63.18 52.58 126 -11.5%
83 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.45 51.77 93 9.1%
84 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 44.95 51.44 110 21.7%
85 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 50.69 95 11.6%
86 RIKEN, Japan 34.13 50.64 142 57.7%
87 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 54.82 50.55 73 -2.0%
88 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 50.51 117 11.6%
89 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 44.91 49.65 95 17.5%
90 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 47.45 49.21 82 10.2%
91 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 48.33 93 -6.7%
92 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 56.91 46.21 140 -13.7%
93 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 46.04 258 -28.6%
94 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 32.05 45.88 84 52.2%
95 University of Göttingen, Germany 52.06 45.85 90 -6.4%
96 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 45.42 79 7.4%
97 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 43.56 45.20 79 10.3%
98 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 40.67 43.78 93 14.5%
99 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 42.90 116 12.7%
100 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 33.54 42.52 82 34.8%

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.