2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 13.77 15.44 62 13.7%
2 Tsinghua University, China 12.13 10.83 25 -9.4%
3 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 12.02 7.58 39 -36.0%
4 RIKEN, Japan 7.85 6.31 26 -18.6%
5 Kyoto University, Japan 1.38 6.06 21 344.0%
6 Peking University (PKU), China 3.62 4.60 20 28.9%
7 Monash University, Australia 1.24 4.02 14 228.2%
8 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 4.78 3.77 20 -20.1%
9 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 1.98 3.59 12 83.5%
10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 0.31 3.46 11 1,023.2%
11 Osaka University, Japan 3.10 3.37 11 10.3%
12 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 0.75 3.21 17 334.6%
13 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.60 2.91 9 84.7%
14 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 3.38 2.75 20 -17.4%
15 Tohoku University, Japan 1.18 2.61 9 124.4%
16 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 0.76 2.44 17 226.5%
17 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 0.82 2.19 7 172.1%
18 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.71 2.19 9 212.5%
19 Hokkaido University, Japan 0.13 2.01 9 1,500.7%
20 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 2.00 2 N/A
21 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.58 1.97 7 246.8%
22 Nagoya University, Japan 2.18 1.96 8 -8.5%
23 Fudan University, China 1.76 1.95 7 12.7%
24 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.90 1.66 18 -56.7%
25 Kyushu University, Japan 0.91 1.63 4 81.2%
26 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 0.40 1.62 10 313.2%
27 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.98 1.52 4 -21.9%
28 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.43 1.47 14 3.8%
29 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 1.55 1.39 7 -9.3%
30 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 2.27 1.32 12 -41.0%
31 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 0.77 1.30 4 71.4%
32 Okayama University, Japan 1.72 1.29 4 -23.8%
33 Kobe University, Japan 0.13 1.25 7 911.0%
34 Deakin University, Australia 0.05 1.21 3 2,483.5%
35 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 1.68 1.21 4 -26.9%
36 Tongji University, China 0.03 1.20 3 3,919.2%
37 Jilin University (JLU), China 1.20 4 N/A
38 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 3.33 1.16 4 -64.8%
39 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 7 N/A
40 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 0.59 1.08 14 85.8%
41 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 1.46 1.07 6 -25.8%
42 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.56 1.06 7 -31.1%
43 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.51 1.04 3 105.3%
44 Indonesia Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources of the Republic of Indonesia (ESDM), Indonesia 1.01 3 N/A
45 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 2.00 0.99 10 -49.6%
46 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 2.41 0.98 7 -58.6%
47 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 0.09 0.98 3 996.8%
48 Beihang University (BUAA), China 0.94 2 N/A
49 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.14 0.89 3 544.8%
50 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.79 0.88 7 12.8%
51 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.60 0.87 4 46.1%
52 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.03 0.86 1 3,289.9%
53 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 0.87 0.84 4 -1.9%
54 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.47 0.83 1 78.6%
55 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.18 0.82 4 361.3%
56 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 1.37 0.80 4 -40.9%
57 Japan Coast Guard (JCG), Japan 0.80 1 N/A
58 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.04 0.79 2 1,828.2%
59 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 0.19 0.78 2 307.7%
60 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.51 0.78 4 55.3%
61 Keio University, Japan 0.23 0.76 5 234.8%
62 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.03 0.76 4 2,555.9%
63 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 1.46 0.74 8 -48.7%
64 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.06 0.73 4 1,214.3%
65 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.11 0.73 9 545.1%
66 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 0.79 0.72 6 -6.7%
67 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 0.25 0.65 1 163.4%
68 Griffith University, Australia 0.02 0.64 8 4,067.9%
69 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.67 0.61 5 -6.5%
70 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.70 0.60 5 -12.3%
71 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 0.25 0.55 2 125.0%
72 Curtin University, Australia 0.08 0.55 10 636.6%
73 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 0.55 1 N/A
74 Tottori University, Japan 0.53 2 N/A
75 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 0.58 0.53 6 -7.2%
76 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 0.05 0.53 4 926.8%
77 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 0.53 1 N/A
78 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 0.36 0.51 2 46.0%
79 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 1.77 0.51 4 -71.0%
80 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 0.14 0.48 3 260.1%
81 Ehime University, Japan 0.05 0.47 4 799.5%
82 Macquarie University, Australia 0.34 0.47 7 39.8%
83 Soochow University, China 0.96 0.45 1 -52.0%
84 BGI, China 1.03 0.45 3 -55.2%
85 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.45 3 N/A
86 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 0.49 0.45 4 -7.9%
87 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.45 1 N/A
88 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 0.07 0.43 1 508.4%
89 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 0.43 4 N/A
90 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.32 0.42 4 33.5%
91 La Trobe University, Australia 0.12 0.42 4 260.9%
92 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.42 2 N/A
93 Shiga University of Medical Science (SUMS), Japan 0.40 1 N/A
94 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.40 4 N/A
95 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.02 0.36 5 1,670.6%
96 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.47 0.35 4 -22.8%
97 Manly Astrophysics, Australia 0.35 2 N/A
98 GNS Science, New Zealand 0.64 0.35 5 -44.9%
99 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.34 2 N/A
100 Hirosaki University, Japan 0.02 0.33 1 1,995.7%
100 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 0.20 0.33 1 69.0%
100 The Nippon Foundation, Japan 0.33 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.