2017 tables: Institutions - physical 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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 48.16 37.27 146 -20.8%
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 32.38 25.85 116 -18.3%
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 24.40 21.12 60 -11.4%
4 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 18.90 16.12 188 -12.7%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 12.84 11.25 30 -10.3%
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 3.90 6.80 79 78.4%
7 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.09 4.47 15 11.9%
8 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 2.64 4.44 50 72.6%
9 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 3.86 4.08 19 8.1%
10 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 0.79 3.30 7 326.1%
11 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 5.70 2.62 7 -53.0%
12 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.77 2.22 3 196.2%
13 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.72 2.10 12 24.9%
14 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 3.15 2.07 3 -32.7%
15 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 1.96 1.81 6 -5.1%
16 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.67 1.45 4 123.2%
17 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.79 1.40 5 -20.0%
18 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 1.33 3 718.8%
19 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 1.21 1.30 6 10.1%
20 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.16 1.30 8 -38.5%
21 Hestia Power Inc., Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
22 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 0.88 2 N/A
23 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.96 0.87 4 -6.5%
24 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.94 0.83 3 -9.7%
25 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 0.78 2 N/A
26 National Kaohsiung Normal University (NKNU), Taiwan 1.07 0.50 1 -52.2%
27 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 0.39 0.42 3 11.7%
28 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.40 1 N/A
29 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.33 0.38 2 15.1%
30 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.67 0.37 3 -43.5%
31 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 2.40 0.36 2 -84.6%
32 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.02 0.33 1 1,640.0%
32 Da-Yeh University (DYU), Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
33 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.23 0.33 14 46.3%
34 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 0.04 0.28 2 667.7%
35 United Microelectronics Corporation (UMC), Taiwan 0.47 0.27 1 -40.9%
36 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.13 0.20 1 63.8%
37 Shu-Zen Junior College of Medicine and Management, Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
37 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
37 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.13 0.17 1 36.5%
38 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.79 0.15 2 -80.2%
39 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 0.59 0.13 1 -78.2%
40 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.75 0.11 1 -84.8%
41 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
42 National United University, Taiwan 0.27 0.08 11 -67.7%
43 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.20 0.08 1 -57.4%
43 Kun Shan University, Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
44 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.06 0.08 12 37.3%
44 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 0.08 12 37.3%
45 National Defense University, Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
46 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 1.33 0.06 1 -95.7%
46 Macronix International Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
47 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.20 0.05 1 -76.7%
48 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.21 0.04 1 -79.4%
49 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.01 0.02 2 13.9%

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.