2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 7.01 12.38 26 64.8%
2 Korea University, South Korea 3.18 5.19 12 52.4%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.26 4.98 15 -36.0%
4 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 0.51 4.97 7 813.6%
5 Yonsei University, South Korea 4.55 4.48 11 -8.0%
6 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 4.54 3.41 7 -29.8%
7 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.41 3.10 19 -34.3%
8 Sejong University, South Korea 3.88 3.03 6 -26.9%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.94 2.92 12 -7.4%
10 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 0.98 2.78 10 166.0%
11 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 2.93 2.77 8 -11.7%
12 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 0.60 2.03 5 215.5%
13 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 1.72 1.93 8 4.4%
14 Kangwon National University, South Korea 0.41 1.83 3 317.9%
15 Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), South Korea 2.58 1.75 2 -36.7%
16 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.33 1.67 2 366.7%
17 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 0.80 1.64 3 92.5%
18 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 0.14 1.50 2 880.1%
19 Inha University, South Korea 0.04 1.45 4 3,140.2%
20 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 1.57 1.18 2 -29.8%
21 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 0.57 1.17 2 92.2%
22 APEC Climate Center (APCC), South Korea 0.42 1.06 2 138.0%
23 South Korea Ministry of Environment, South Korea 1.90 1.03 5 -49.7%
24 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 0.11 1.00 1 740.1%
24 Chonnam National University, South Korea 0.39 1.00 2 137.6%
25 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 0.86 3 N/A
26 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 0.17 0.83 7 366.6%
27 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 1.74 0.82 5 -56.0%
28 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 0.42 0.75 2 68.0%
29 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 1.25 0.68 3 -49.5%
30 National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), South Korea 0.06 0.58 2 771.2%
31 Konkuk University, South Korea 0.17 0.50 2 180.0%
31 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
31 Korean Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
32 Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea 0.25 0.45 2 68.0%
33 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.42 3 N/A
34 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.37 2 N/A
35 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 4.54 0.36 2 -92.6%
36 National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), South Korea 0.14 0.33 3 118.1%
37 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.17 0.33 1 86.7%
37 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
37 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
37 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
38 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.30 1 N/A
39 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.33 0.25 1 -30.0%
39 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
40 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
40 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
40 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
41 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 0.70 0.19 2 -74.9%
42 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 2.04 0.19 1 -91.4%
43 Korea Institute of Nuclear Safety (KINS), South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
43 Hanwha Group, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
44 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
45 National Institute of Biological Resources (NIBR), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
46 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
47 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 1.00 0.07 1 -93.3%
48 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
49 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 0.06 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.