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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 57.07 58.95 127 9.8%
2 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 53.69 41.92 63 -17.0%
3 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 29.37 40.65 73 47.1%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 34.84 34.04 64 3.9%
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 20.28 20.60 42 8.0%
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 22.45 13.84 29 -34.5%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 6.92 10.77 18 65.5%
8 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 11.27 7.73 72 -27.1%
9 Bilkent University, Turkey 5.84 5.04 10 -8.3%
10 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 2.93 4.16 8 50.8%
11 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.46 3.22 8 648.3%
12 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 2.04 2.97 4 54.5%
13 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.35 2.68 7 111.6%
14 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 1.00 2.00 2 112.6%
15 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.79 1.85 11 147.4%
16 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 1.25 1.71 3 45.3%
17 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.39 1.63 14 -27.3%
18 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.94 1.50 2 -17.8%
19 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 1.27 2 N/A
20 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 1.58 1.25 2 -15.6%
21 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 2.93 1.23 4 -55.3%
22 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.00 1.00 1 6.3%
22 Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), Israel 1.00 1 N/A
22 Yüzüncü Yıl Üniversitesi (YYÜ), Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
22 Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Iran 1.00 1 N/A
23 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 1.46 0.99 9 -28.3%
24 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.88 0.92 5 -48.1%
25 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.83 0.91 4 17.5%
26 Yeditepe University, Turkey 0.90 2 N/A
27 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.83 2 N/A
27 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.20 0.83 2 343.0%
28 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.25 0.75 2 217.2%
29 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.67 1 N/A
29 Ege University, Turkey 0.67 1 N/A
29 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.67 1 N/A
29 Young Researchers and Elite Club, Iran 0.67 4 N/A
30 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 1.20 0.65 3 -42.3%
31 Payame Noor University (PNU), Iran 0.63 1 N/A
31 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 0.63 1 N/A
32 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.62 3 N/A
33 Qatar University, Qatar 0.98 0.61 5 -34.6%
34 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI), Iran 0.54 3 N/A
35 Hacettepe University, Turkey 1.08 0.46 3 -55.3%
36 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.21 0.38 2 89.0%
37 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.64 0.38 1 -75.7%
38 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.37 2 N/A
39 Lebanese American University (LAU), Lebanon 0.26 0.33 1 37.4%
39 Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Israel 0.30 0.33 2 18.1%
39 Istanbul Kemerburgaz University, Turkey 1.00 0.33 1 -64.6%
39 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.33 1 N/A
39 Migal - Galilee Research Institute, Israel 0.33 1 N/A
39 Payame Noor University of Mashhad (PNUM), Iran 0.33 1 N/A
40 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.20 0.29 2 55.0%
41 Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (ANAS), Azerbaijan 0.29 2 N/A
42 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.29 2 N/A
42 Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR) Ltd., Israel 0.29 1 N/A
43 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.28 3 N/A
44 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.09 0.25 5 193.4%
45 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.14 0.25 1 86.0%
45 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.17 0.25 1 59.5%
45 Ondokuz Mayis University (OMU), Turkey 0.25 0.25 1 6.3%
45 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.39 0.25 1 -31.7%
45 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, Tajikistan 0.25 1 N/A
45 Razi University, Iran 0.25 1 N/A
45 Leumit Health Services, Israel 0.25 1 N/A
46 CellEra Inc., Israel 0.22 1 N/A
46 Chaim Sheba Medical Center at Tel HaShomer, Israel 0.22 1 N/A
47 Ankara University, Turkey 2.21 0.22 3 -89.3%
48 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.61 0.22 2 -61.5%
49 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.08 0.20 1 155.1%
49 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 0.13 0.20 1 70.1%
49 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.20 1 N/A
49 Ariel University (AU), Israel 0.20 1 N/A
49 Zirve University (Zirve), Turkey 0.20 1 N/A
50 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.06 0.18 3 202.0%
51 Bartin University, Turkey 0.17 2 N/A
52 Institute for Research in Fundamental Sciences (IPM), Iran 0.17 0.17 1 6.3%
52 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.79 0.17 1 -77.6%
52 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.20 0.17 1 -11.4%
52 Antalya International University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
52 Al-Rafidain University College, Iraq 0.17 1 N/A
52 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
53 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.25 0.14 1 -39.3%
54 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.02 0.13 1 723.9%
54 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.13 1 N/A
55 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.11 1 N/A
55 Gulf University for Science and Technology (GUST), Kuwait 0.11 1 N/A
55 Ray Techniques Ltd., Israel 0.11 1 N/A
55 Marmara University, Turkey 0.11 1 N/A
56 Giresun University, Turkey 0.10 0.10 1 6.3%
56 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.93 0.10 1 -88.6%
56 Lorestan University, Iran 0.10 1 N/A
57 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.09 1 N/A
58 Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), Turkey 0.08 1 N/A
58 University of Karbala (UOK), Iraq 0.08 1 N/A
58 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.08 1 N/A
58 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.69 0.08 1 -87.2%
59 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.08 1 N/A
60 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.43 0.07 1 -82.5%
60 Hawler Medical University (HMU), Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
60 University of Sulaimani (UOS), Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
60 Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 0.07 1 N/A
61 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.38 0.07 1 -94.9%
62 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.09 0.06 1 -26.9%
62 Akdeniz University, Turkey 0.20 0.06 1 -66.8%
62 University of Kufa, Iraq 0.06 1 N/A
63 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.06 1 N/A
63 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.13 0.06 1 -52.9%
63 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.33 0.06 1 -82.3%
63 Kilis 7 Aralık Üniversitesi, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
63 University of Baghdad (UOB), Iraq 0.06 1 N/A
64 University of Babylon, Iraq 0.04 0.05 1 27.6%
64 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
65 University of Al-Qadisiyah, Iraq 0.05 1 N/A
66 Alzahra University, Iran 0.04 1 N/A
66 Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq 0.04 1 N/A
67 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
67 University of Lahore (UOL), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
68 Jerusalem College of Technology (JCT), Israel 0.02 1 N/A
69 Eskisehir Osmangazi University, Turkey 0.75 0.02 1 -97.8%
69 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.02 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.