2017 tables: Institutions - corporate

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 Samsung Group, South Korea 25.70 19.37 86 -22.7%
2 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 19.74 16.61 33 -13.7%
3 Toyota Group, Japan 11.62 12.79 25 12.9%
4 GNS Science, New Zealand 13.97 10.85 51 -20.3%
5 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.50 7.30 13 36.1%
6 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 8.08 7.02 28 -10.9%
7 BGI, China 13.47 5.71 32 -56.5%
8 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.26 5.60 38 9.1%
9 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.07 5.17 63 4.6%
10 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 4.78 5.15 45 10.7%
11 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.65 4.56 24 -29.6%
12 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 5.49 3.68 22 -31.2%
13 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.57 3.28 14 114.2%
14 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 0.26 3.17 12 1,147.0%
15 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.58 3.10 14 23.1%
16 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 5.43 3.01 13 -43.1%
17 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.75 2.88 9 68.4%
18 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 2.20 2.78 5 29.6%
19 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.81 2.76 7 248.1%
20 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 5.25 2.69 14 -47.5%
21 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 0.83 2.47 9 203.9%
22 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 0.01 2.15 7 14,695.5%
23 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.97 2.10 12 9.3%
24 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 1.99 1.92 8 -0.9%
25 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.88 1.87 7 2.4%
26 Eisai Co., Ltd., Japan 2.09 1.77 11 -13.2%
27 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.76 1.74 11 1.7%
28 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.18 1.69 10 46.6%
29 NEC Corporation, Japan 0.84 1.64 10 100.6%
30 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 1.57 3 N/A
31 Fujitsu Ltd., Japan 1.35 1.46 7 11.1%
32 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 2.68 1.46 13 -44.3%
33 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.90 1.44 19 -22.3%
34 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.02 1.44 6 -51.2%
35 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 1.41 1.36 3 -0.9%
36 Tamura Corporation, Japan 0.70 1.27 5 85.6%
37 South Australian Water Corporation (SA Water), Australia 1.84 1.26 3 -30.2%
38 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.83 1.22 8 49.9%
39 Peptide Institute, Inc., Japan 1.75 1.21 2 -28.8%
40 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.38 1.19 4 220.2%
41 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.23 1.13 13 -6.0%
42 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.19 1.05 4 474.4%
43 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.03 1.05 4 4.7%
44 Astellas Pharma Inc., Japan 1.34 1.03 6 -20.8%
45 Kowa Company, Ltd., Japan 0.01 1.03 8 6,946.9%
46 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.01 1.01 5 6,840.6%
47 Wuhan Second Ship Design and Research Institute, China 1.00 1 N/A
47 Bio Matrix Research, Inc., Japan 1.00 1 N/A
47 The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), China 1.00 1 N/A
47 Hestia Power Inc., Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
48 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.93 0.94 3 4.3%
49 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.54 0.93 56 -37.9%
50 Shenzhen Star Optoelectronic Technology Co., Ltd. (Star Opto), China 0.70 0.93 5 35.4%
51 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 0.65 0.92 6 45.6%
52 Teijin Ltd., Japan 1.25 0.88 5 -27.4%
53 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 2 N/A
54 Melbourne Water Corporation, Australia 0.36 0.82 20 136.6%
55 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 0.57 0.82 3 46.6%
56 Invictus Oncology Pvt. Ltd., India 0.78 3 N/A
57 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.32 0.76 26 -40.7%
58 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 0.75 7 92.6%
59 Yakult Central Institute for Microbiological Research, Japan 0.27 0.74 3 177.8%
60 Tata Group, India 0.21 0.72 6 251.2%
61 Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE), Australia 0.34 0.72 3 114.6%
62 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
62 Frontier Laboratories Ltd., Japan 0.70 1 N/A
63 Sharp Corporation, Japan 1.42 0.69 4 -50.5%
64 Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., China 0.67 1 N/A
64 ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Technical, China 0.67 2 N/A
64 Showa Denko K.K. (SDK), Japan 0.67 2 N/A
65 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.65 9 N/A
66 AU Optronics Corp. (AUO), Taiwan 0.34 0.64 2 94.8%
67 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.97 0.64 2 -31.9%
68 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 0.05 0.61 3 1,279.0%
69 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.46 0.59 6 32.5%
70 CSL Limited, Australia 0.31 0.57 6 93.2%
71 Nippon Sheet Glass Group (NSG Group), Japan 0.01 0.57 5 5,044.4%
72 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 1.41 0.56 14 -58.9%
73 WuXi AppTec, China 1.93 0.56 7 -70.3%
74 Bioneer Corporation, South Korea 0.55 1 N/A
75 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.23 0.54 3 146.4%
76 Carna Biosciences, Inc., Japan 0.52 2 N/A
77 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.06 0.50 3 772.8%
78 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.76 0.50 3 -32.7%
78 GS Yuasa International Ltd., Japan 0.25 0.50 1 105.1%
78 Bodeker Scientific, New Zealand 0.49 0.50 1 4.1%
78 Horiba, Ltd., Japan 0.75 0.50 2 -32.0%
78 Konica Minolta, Inc., Japan 1.55 0.50 1 -67.0%
78 Sichuan LaYa Micro Technology Co. Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
78 Fuso Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
78 The General Environmental Technos Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
79 Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.49 6 0.9%
80 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.09 0.48 3 437.3%
81 Biomarker Technologies Corporation, China 0.47 2 N/A
82 Hanwha Group, South Korea 0.47 3 N/A
83 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 0.74 0.45 10 -37.2%
84 Beijing Research Institute of Mechanical and Electrical Technology (BRIMET), China 0.44 1 N/A
85 Shimizu Corporation, Japan 0.25 0.44 2 81.2%
86 SK holdings, South Korea 0.33 0.44 2 35.5%
87 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.75 0.43 2 -40.7%
88 Metawater Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A
88 Fugro Geotechnical (NZ), New Zealand 0.43 1 N/A
88 Livestock Improvement Corporation (LIC), New Zealand 0.43 2 N/A
88 Tokyo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (TCI), Japan 0.43 1 N/A
89 South East Water Corporation, Australia 0.26 0.42 18 69.6%
90 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.18 0.40 6 128.1%
91 Shaoxing Water Group Co., Ltd., China 0.40 1 N/A
91 Himeji-Ecotec Co., Ltd., Japan 0.40 1 N/A
92 Ribomic Inc., Japan 0.39 1 N/A
93 Human Metabolome Technologies, Inc., Japan 0.11 0.39 2 278.9%
93 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.33 0.39 2 19.7%
94 Dowa Electronics Materials Co., Ltd., Japan 0.38 1 N/A
95 Sosho, Inc., Japan 0.38 2 N/A
96 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.33 0.38 1 15.4%
96 Canon Inc., Japan 1.70 0.38 1 -77.4%
96 Wuhan Yaogu Bio-tech Co., Ltd., China 0.38 1 N/A
97 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.05 0.37 3 616.9%
98 China United Engineering Corporation, China 0.37 2 N/A
99 Shanghai Research Institute of Chemical Industry, China 0.36 2 N/A
100 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.36 0.34 2 -2.4%

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.