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 Kyoto University, Japan 168.02 139.87 255 -11.5%
6 Tsinghua University, China 127.15 138.44 293 15.8%
7 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 171.22 133.37 233 -17.2%
8 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 159.14 125.64 228 -16.1%
9 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.73 111.75 306 0.9%
10 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 133.67 109.99 169 -12.5%
11 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.40 93.55 150 5.4%
12 Soochow University, China 78.47 89.70 143 21.5%
13 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 94.86 87.56 185 -1.9%
14 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 89.08 87.55 137 4.5%
15 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 87.57 84.70 131 2.8%
16 Osaka University, Japan 110.97 84.36 156 -19.2%
17 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 61.43 83.58 434 44.6%
18 Fudan University, China 111.13 82.71 155 -20.9%
19 Sichuan University (SCU), China 75.32 78.24 118 10.4%
20 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.32 78.22 134 -3.7%
21 Wuhan University (WHU), China 74.29 76.60 125 9.6%
22 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 69.40 71.01 108 8.8%
23 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 77.79 67.16 116 -8.2%
24 Hunan University (HNU), China 91.26 65.92 104 -23.2%
25 Jilin University (JLU), China 75.68 63.58 131 -10.7%
26 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 60.07 63.03 102 11.6%
27 Tohoku University, Japan 75.11 60.53 119 -14.3%
28 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 51.37 60.26 106 24.7%
29 Hokkaido University, Japan 65.09 59.93 98 -2.1%
30 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 71.38 58.60 109 -12.7%
31 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.35 56.15 97 5.9%
32 Kyushu University, Japan 51.43 55.95 122 15.7%
33 Nagoya University, Japan 76.82 53.96 92 -25.3%
34 Monash University, Australia 45.56 53.51 128 24.9%
35 Yonsei University, South Korea 48.28 50.69 95 11.6%
36 RIKEN, Japan 34.13 50.64 142 57.7%
37 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 48.11 50.51 117 11.6%
38 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 55.04 48.33 93 -6.7%
39 Tianjin University (TJU), China 68.56 46.04 258 -28.6%
40 Shandong University (SDU), China 44.94 45.42 79 7.4%
41 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 40.47 42.90 116 12.7%
42 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.89 40.87 88 -7.3%
43 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 37.71 39.71 82 12.0%
44 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.53 39.26 81 8.3%
45 Southeast University (SEU), China 20.57 39.19 64 102.5%
46 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.96 38.94 73 42.9%
47 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 43.39 38.72 51 -5.1%
48 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 48.69 37.16 109 -18.9%
49 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 32.98 36.99 48 19.2%
50 Southwest University (SWU), China 39.40 36.83 42 -0.6%
51 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 30.84 36.47 73 25.7%
52 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 23.89 35.94 80 59.9%
53 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 43.86 35.02 64 -15.1%
54 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 27.57 34.92 100 34.6%
55 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 22.23 34.71 43 65.9%
56 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 22.12 34.51 66 65.9%
57 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 25.25 34.01 41 43.2%
58 Korea University, South Korea 24.91 31.30 79 33.6%
59 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 33.63 30.36 97 -4.0%
60 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 48.31 29.78 68 -34.5%
61 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 40.50 29.58 60 -22.3%
62 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 31.31 29.27 65 -0.6%
63 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 41.37 28.91 112 -25.7%
64 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 30.20 28.66 100 0.9%
65 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 20.88 28.23 52 43.8%
66 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 22.90 27.16 33 26.0%
67 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 51.67 27.14 58 -44.2%
68 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 26.19 26.96 44 9.5%
69 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 34.53 26.74 70 -17.7%
70 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 25.87 26.55 64 9.1%
71 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 21.60 25.63 59 26.1%
72 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 29.85 25.58 37 -8.9%
73 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 25.17 25.48 53 7.6%
74 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 24.40 25.07 83 9.2%
75 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 35.14 24.90 31 -24.7%
76 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 21.45 24.61 51 22.0%
77 Northwest University (NWU), China 17.97 24.40 38 44.3%
78 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 17.21 23.31 57 44.0%
79 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 32.88 23.24 36 -24.9%
80 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.57 22.64 44 6.6%
81 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 23.11 22.38 24 3.0%
82 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 20.50 22.01 31 14.1%
83 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 13.37 21.88 49 73.9%
84 Beihang University (BUAA), China 21.99 21.70 57 4.9%
85 Chongqing University (CQU), China 15.04 20.61 43 45.7%
86 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 25.88 20.54 60 -15.6%
87 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 14.04 20.53 23 55.4%
88 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 11.67 19.96 25 81.8%
89 Keio University, Japan 20.68 19.65 37 1.0%
90 Chiba University, Japan 9.96 19.45 35 107.6%
91 Shanghai University (SHU), China 17.93 18.96 54 12.4%
92 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 18.38 18.92 35 9.4%
93 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 11.81 18.81 57 69.3%
94 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 12.49 18.63 25 58.6%
95 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.00 18.37 27 -7.0%
96 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 21.62 18.31 31 -10.0%
97 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 10.29 17.68 34 82.7%
98 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 14.52 17.26 35 26.4%
99 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 8.61 16.73 69 106.6%
100 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 11.36 16.42 48 53.7%

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.