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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 35.63 37.23 101 7.5%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 18.07 19.34 53 10.1%
3 Yonsei University, South Korea 21.06 15.22 51 -25.6%
4 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 5.04 10.53 51 114.7%
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 6.50 8.30 37 31.4%
6 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 11.21 7.16 25 -34.3%
7 Korea University, South Korea 8.94 6.08 22 -30.0%
8 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 3.07 5.81 11 94.8%
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 5.90 4.29 17 -25.1%
10 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.53 3.66 11 -42.4%
11 Chonnam National University, South Korea 3.44 3.61 12 8.2%
12 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.08 3.58 10 76.9%
13 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 4.53 3.43 20 -22.2%
14 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 4.72 3.24 22 -29.3%
15 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 3.72 3.16 17 -12.8%
16 Samsung Group, South Korea 3.29 2.98 25 -6.7%
17 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 5.97 2.94 12 -49.3%
18 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 2.10 2.88 10 40.6%
19 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 1.99 2.62 15 35.5%
20 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 5.20 2.53 14 -50.1%
21 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 5.85 2.38 14 -58.2%
22 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 4.63 1.96 19 -56.4%
23 Kangwon National University, South Korea 3.10 1.86 9 -38.1%
24 Inha University, South Korea 0.17 1.82 7 1,025.1%
25 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 0.91 1.64 10 84.8%
26 Sogang University, South Korea 0.84 1.63 2 99.3%
27 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.28 1.59 7 488.4%
28 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 2.19 1.47 5 -30.9%
29 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.94 1.32 8 44.9%
30 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 2.71 1.23 7 -53.3%
31 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.11 1.20 6 1,071.4%
32 Hallym University, South Korea 0.15 1.02 3 599.0%
33 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 1.50 0.94 8 -35.4%
34 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 0.93 3 N/A
35 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.06 0.75 1 1,211.6%
36 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 1.50 0.72 4 -50.2%
37 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.40 0.71 4 83.8%
38 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.22 0.68 4 -42.4%
39 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 0.69 0.62 4 -7.1%
40 Daejin University, South Korea 0.58 1 N/A
41 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.30 0.58 4 100.1%
42 Bioneer Corporation, South Korea 0.55 1 N/A
43 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 1.33 0.54 6 -58.3%
44 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.06 0.50 3 775.4%
45 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.25 0.47 3 -61.3%
46 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.09 0.45 4 404.2%
47 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.54 0.44 3 -15.4%
48 Chosun University, South Korea 1.05 0.42 2 -59.3%
49 Soongsil University, South Korea 0.15 0.39 2 162.2%
50 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.04 0.37 7 744.5%
51 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.36 2 N/A
52 Sejong University, South Korea 0.16 0.33 4 114.5%
53 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 0.25 0.29 1 15.7%
54 Eulji University, South Korea 1.46 0.26 3 -81.6%
55 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
56 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.23 1 N/A
57 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.17 0.22 2 35.7%
57 Diatech Korea Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
58 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 2.00 0.22 2 -88.9%
59 Cellex Life Sciences Inc., South Korea 0.18 1 N/A
60 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 1.46 0.16 4 -88.4%
61 Geromics Inc., South Korea 0.16 1 N/A
62 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.15 2 N/A
63 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.16 0.15 2 -4.2%
63 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.10 0.15 2 44.5%
64 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.17 0.15 1 -10.0%
65 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.06 0.14 1 135.1%
65 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
65 Myongji University, South Korea 0.26 0.14 1 -42.9%
65 National Forensic Service (NFS), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
66 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 1.93 0.13 2 -93.1%
67 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
67 CKD Research Institute, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
68 Genome Research Foundation (GRF), South Korea 0.12 1 N/A
69 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
69 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
70 Konyang University, South Korea 0.02 0.11 3 451.2%
71 U&I Corporation, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
72 National Medical Center, South Korea 0.05 0.10 2 87.8%
73 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
74 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 0.08 1 2.9%
74 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.91 0.08 1 -90.6%
75 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.06 0.07 2 18.7%
76 Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP), South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
76 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.03 0.07 1 105.7%
76 Scripps Korea Antibody Institute (SKAI), South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
77 Inje University, South Korea 1.49 0.07 2 -95.5%
78 Korea Institute of Oriental Medicine (KIOM), South Korea 0.07 0.06 1 -3.6%
78 Animal and Plant Quarantine Agency (QIA), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
79 Intelligent Synthetic Biology Center, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
80 Masan National Tuberculosis Hospital, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
81 The National Academy of Sciences, Republic of Korea (The NAS), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
81 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.04 0.06 1 48.6%
81 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
82 Woorisoa Children's Hospital, South Korea 0.04 0.05 1 33.7%
83 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.15 0.05 2 -67.4%
84 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
85 MOGAM Institute (MI), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
86 Bio-Synergy Research Center (BSRC), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
87 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.10 0.03 1 -72.9%
88 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.05 0.02 1 -58.4%
89 Advanced Neural Technologies, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
90 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.33 0.01 1 -95.6%

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.