2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 195.53 210.47 562 10.7%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 53.77 57.86 157 10.7%
3 Tsinghua University, China 50.73 49.31 140 0.0%
4 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 25.32 42.87 126 74.2%
5 Fudan University, China 39.86 33.05 126 -14.7%
6 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 26.56 30.45 128 17.9%
7 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 25.89 30.16 107 19.8%
8 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 25.70 26.43 91 5.8%
9 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 17.28 24.44 166 45.5%
10 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 11.79 18.33 51 59.9%
11 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 9.91 16.45 57 70.7%
12 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 16.84 16.22 74 -0.9%
13 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 10.12 14.74 69 49.8%
14 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 11.90 14.29 53 23.5%
15 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.09 13.28 48 4.4%
16 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 12.80 12.75 36 2.5%
17 Nanjing University (NJU), China 18.51 12.38 33 -31.2%
18 Sichuan University (SCU), China 7.86 11.68 63 52.9%
19 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 15.50 11.48 56 -23.8%
20 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 13.65 11.46 39 -13.6%
21 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 13.20 11.18 47 -12.9%
22 Wuhan University (WHU), China 11.61 10.60 28 -6.0%
23 Soochow University, China 9.25 10.05 33 11.7%
24 Tongji University, China 9.85 9.91 41 3.5%
25 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 10.69 9.20 23 -11.5%
26 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 8.17 9.11 33 14.7%
27 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 9.68 8.67 30 -7.9%
28 Nankai University (NKU), China 11.46 8.24 26 -26.0%
29 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 4.55 8.09 38 83.0%
30 Xiamen University (XMU), China 12.75 6.83 26 -44.9%
31 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 5.17 6.74 19 34.0%
32 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 4.92 6.57 21 37.3%
33 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 7.87 6.33 29 -17.3%
34 BGI, China 12.97 5.60 31 -55.6%
35 Central South University (CSU), China 4.42 5.08 36 18.3%
36 Jilin University (JLU), China 3.27 4.76 22 49.9%
37 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 3.35 4.21 17 29.0%
38 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 1.15 3.85 18 245.4%
39 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 1.91 3.81 25 105.4%
40 Capital Medical University, China 4.89 3.74 32 -21.4%
41 ShanghaiTech University, China 1.72 3.73 33 123.1%
42 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 0.08 3.70 5 4,461.9%
43 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 2.12 3.31 13 60.6%
44 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 3.43 3.30 33 -1.0%
45 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 2.36 2.94 19 28.2%
46 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 1.50 2.84 10 94.6%
47 Jinan University (JNU), China 2.36 2.79 21 21.4%
48 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 1.89 2.78 7 51.3%
49 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 1.56 2.69 9 77.2%
50 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 1.25 2.66 11 119.0%
51 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 2.76 2.64 10 -1.6%
52 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.20 2.41 10 12.9%
53 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.99 2.40 9 149.3%
54 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 0.11 2.26 11 2,018.5%
55 Southeast University (SEU), China 4.18 2.06 11 -49.2%
56 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.96 2.05 6 119.2%
57 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 4.13 1.98 11 -50.6%
58 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 0.11 1.98 17 1,729.1%
59 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.88 1.91 9 125.0%
60 Nanchang University (NCU), China 1.90 1.88 7 1.7%
61 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 2.20 1.86 7 -13.1%
62 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.45 1.79 6 313.1%
63 Southwest University (SWU), China 3.59 1.79 8 -48.8%
64 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 1.72 1.77 12 5.6%
65 Shantou University (STU), China 1.09 1.75 9 65.5%
66 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 0.10 1.73 7 1,693.7%
67 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.04 1.65 4 3,981.6%
68 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 1.70 1.59 8 -3.7%
69 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.73 1.43 4 101.1%
70 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.74 1.38 8 90.2%
71 Hebei Normal University, China 0.39 1.34 5 255.3%
72 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 1.32 3 N/A
73 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.37 1.29 3 -2.9%
74 University of Macau (UM), China 1.19 1.24 10 7.6%
75 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 0.08 1.24 4 1,426.4%
76 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 1.49 1.23 13 -14.8%
77 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 2.26 1.23 7 -44.2%
78 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 1.65 1.22 4 -23.9%
79 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 0.97 1.22 7 29.7%
80 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 0.04 1.20 4 2,874.8%
81 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 0.37 1.15 4 221.5%
82 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.67 1.09 14 69.3%
83 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 0.06 0.99 2 1,537.1%
84 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 0.29 0.96 5 238.3%
85 Guilin Medical University, China 0.94 1 N/A
86 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 0.32 0.93 12 198.2%
87 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.83 0.91 4 12.4%
88 Sichuan Cancer Hospital and Institute, China 0.91 1 N/A
89 Beijing Hospital, China 0.91 2 N/A
90 Tianjin University (TJU), China 1.06 0.90 8 -12.9%
91 Binzhou Medical University, China 0.20 0.90 5 361.1%
92 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 0.30 0.89 12 204.6%
93 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.81 0.88 8 11.8%
94 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 0.30 0.83 1 185.8%
95 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 0.98 0.83 4 -13.2%
96 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 0.97 0.81 6 -14.4%
97 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.17 0.79 2 369.8%
98 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 2.34 0.77 4 -66.3%
99 Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Commission, China 0.76 1 N/A
100 Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research (SIPPR), China 0.71 3 N/A

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 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.