2018 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution FC 2016 FC 2017
1 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 883.4 889.47
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 605.7 608.77
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 580.19 529.31
4 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 428.2 462.22
5 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 396.09 409.01
6 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 435.18 406.76
7 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 478.55 400.93
8 Peking University (PKU), China 385.45 384.43
9 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 359.34 373.16
10 Tsinghua University (TH), China 326.7 353.4
11 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 323.65 329.84
12 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 335.09 324.84
13 Nanjing University (NJU), China 318.83 321.5
14 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 327.6 313.73
15 Kyoto University, Japan 267.09 303.79
16 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 312.04 301.17
17 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 307.63 299.63
18 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 276.91 299.53
19 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 348.98 297.82
20 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 287.95 292.85
21 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 295.54 280.15
22 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 261.43 275.44
23 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 289.62 263.06
24 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 268.11 260.38
25 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 258.21 259.56
26 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 157 255.65
27 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 259.55 253.39
28 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 229.49 247.12
29 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 233.66 243.63
30 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 221.54 240.33
31 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 241.22 235.66
32 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 209.92 229.18
33 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 254.49 221.43
34 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 209.36 221.23
35 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 242.68 218.3
36 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 193.57 206.95
37 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 234.22 205.57
38 Fudan University, China 184.69 202.74
39 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 187.85 198.17
40 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 215.28 197.88
41 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 236.15 197.15
42 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 203.38 195.55
43 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 182.54 195.39
44 Osaka University, Japan 196.13 188.38
45 University of California San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 204.61 188.01
46 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 177.86 186.63
47 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.98 179.19
48 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 209.03 175.05
49 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 180.87 173.88
50 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 170.62 171.05
51 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 137.57 168.22
52 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 129.09 166.39
53 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 164.95 165.15
54 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 166.47 164.41
55 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 157.1 163.2
56 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 165.43 162.48
57 Soochow University, China 148.24 158.44
58 Wuhan University (WHU), China 122.1 158.44
59 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 140.78 155.17
60 Nankai University (NKU), China 152.65 154.02
61 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 122.82 152.12
62 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 157.97 151.79
63 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 127.43 151.72
64 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 118.55 148.28
65 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 145.55 148.04
66 University of California Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 146.25 147.59
67 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 150 146.93
68 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 147.36 146.15
69 Xiamen University (XMU), China 124.37 145.95
70 McGill University, Canada 175.12 145.53
71 Tohoku University, Japan 175.29 141.55
72 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 152.45 140.6
73 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 110.18 133.1
74 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 145.71 131.47
75 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 158.4 129.43
76 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 147.07 128.54
77 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 122.07 127.01
78 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 144.39 125.78
79 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 138.41 125.72
80 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 126.51 123.4
81 Sichuan University (SCU), China 101.98 123.34
82 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 129.74 120.85
83 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 118.56 120.01
84 University of Würzburg, Germany 100.26 118.64
85 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 116 118.63
86 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 112.97 118.19
87 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 136.88 117.83
88 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 136.12 117.74
89 Nagoya University, Japan 131.76 116.4
90 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 121.25 115.1
91 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 102.28 112.79
92 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 120.72 112.74
93 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 105.39 112.19
94 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 91.6 112.05
95 Hokkaido University, Japan 118.83 111.57
96 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 103.77 110.37
97 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 108.46 109.98
98 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 103.67 109.3
99 Monash University, Australia 133.25 108.45
100 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 101.96 106.87
101 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 101.43 106.51
102 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 114.33 105.17
103 University of Göttingen, Germany 98 104.76
104 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 103.49 103.81
105 Jilin University (JLU), China 89.93 102.53
106 University of California Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 99.11 102.18
107 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 97.54 100.1
108 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 122.5 99.14
109 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 114.84 98.73
110 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 97.63 98.21
111 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 99.41 97.82
112 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 77.85 97.25
113 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 106.85 97.06
114 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 95.08 96.74
115 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 110.99 95.42
116 Kyushu University, Japan 113.12 95.16
117 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 97.85 95.09
118 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 75.43 94.49
119 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 95.11 93.3
120 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 91.92 93.19
121 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 74.66 92.45
122 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 86.14 90.36
123 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 80.72 89.89
124 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 94.49 89.52
125 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 83.41 89.31
126 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 75.77 88.65
127 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 73.28 88.63
128 Shandong University (SDU), China 89.69 88.6
129 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 85.66 87.7
130 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 93.49 87.56
131 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 101.32 87.42
132 Hunan University (HNU), China 82.76 87.21
133 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 79.42 85.98
134 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 101.28 85.96
135 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 82.61 85.4
136 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 105.47 85.17
137 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 76.8 85.1
138 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 87.91 84.05
139 Leiden University, Netherlands 78.87 83.76
140 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 72.88 83.58
141 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.58 82.34
142 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 81.26 81.64
143 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 73.87 81.3
144 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 92.07 80.99
145 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 79.03 80.91
146 Lund University (LU), Sweden 95.74 80.9
147 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 80.96 80.89
148 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 102.62 80.79
149 Stockholm University, Sweden 77.87 80.11
150 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 96.48 79.55
151 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 94 79.45
152 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 70.68 78.9
153 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 86.78 78.64
154 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 83.52 78.27
155 Tianjin University (TJU), China 70.4 78.26
156 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 88.49 78.12
157 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 72.55 78.05
158 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 91.74 77.62
159 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 63.01 77.17
160 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 71.74 76.85
161 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 76.78 76.42
162 Southeast University (SEU), China 66.07 75.6
163 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 95.76 75.39
164 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 75.87 75.29
165 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 59.17 75.04
166 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 70.59 74.86
167 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 73.85 74.76
168 Yonsei University, South Korea 91.21 74.09
169 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 82.14 73.47
170 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 77.41 72.81
171 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 82.33 72.04
172 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 75.26 71.99
173 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 47.56 71.42
174 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 72.46 71.18
175 Tongji University, China 60.42 70.89
176 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 81.85 70.46
177 University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 59.66 69.76
178 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 89.37 69.51
179 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 59.67 69.49
180 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 65.61 69.39
181 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 68.68 68.53
182 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 70.76 68.02
183 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 30.24 67.6
184 University of Waterloo, Canada 72.35 67.52
185 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 83.12 67.52
186 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 81.11 67.35
187 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 73.64 67.17
188 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 64.95 66.94
189 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 60.91 66.76
190 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 77.92 66.75
191 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 67.2 66.67
192 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 79.93 66.4
193 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 65.48 66.28
194 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 60.44 65.58
195 University of Vienna, Austria 61.18 65.42
196 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 74.33 65.11
197 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 68.95 64.54
198 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 45.94 63.99
199 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS, United States of America (USA) 72.49 63.29
200 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 64.44 62.97
201 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 75.64 62.77
202 University of Bern, Switzerland 66.66 62.72
203 Keio University, Japan 68.53 62.15
204 Southwest University (SWU), China 43.01 62.1
205 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 61.86 61.93
206 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 70.98 61.19
207 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 58.86 60.73
208 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 70.4 60.64
209 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 71.66 60.5
210 University of Helsinki, Finland 51.32 58.13
211 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 68.98 56.99
212 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 39.8 56.7
213 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 54.97 56.38
214 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 50.88 56.35
215 University of Strasbourg, France 65.42 55.94
216 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 56.13 55.88
217 University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 50.62 55.68
218 Korea University (KU), South Korea 62.67 55.25
219 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 59.65 55.25
220 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 55.3 55.22
221 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 76.38 54.88
222 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 51.25 54.57
223 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 55.88 54.07
224 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 46.56 53.67
225 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 55.46 53.48
226 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 49.02 53.31
227 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 68.15 53.24
228 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 56.16 52.38
229 Oregon State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 52.17 52.37
230 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 60.75 52.36
231 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 50.62 52.09
232 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 33.97 52.05
233 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 52.78 51.97
234 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 48.08 51.92
235 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 42.38 51.71
236 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 53.84 51.58
237 Beihang University (BUAA), China 49.93 51.38
238 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 50.45 51.33
239 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 69.88 51.27
240 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 52.6 51.02
241 Wageningen UR (University & Research Centre), Netherlands 32.7 50.55
242 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 34.96 50.2
243 Leipzig University, Germany 47.31 49.87
244 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 44.84 49.32
245 University of Toulouse, France 50.23 49.09
246 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 44.42 48.64
247 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 47.21 47.8
248 The University of Dublin, Ireland 48.48 47.73
249 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 45.51 47.32
250 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 42.63 47.25
251 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.94 47.21
252 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 56.7 46.92
253 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 42.98 46.23
254 Western University (UWO), Canada 44.16 46.12
255 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 50.16 45.95
256 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 45.65 45.92
257 McMaster University, Canada 49.3 45.88
258 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 55.53 45.82
259 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 41 45.71
260 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 43.5 45.46
261 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 52.14 45.22
262 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 67.31 45.18
263 University of Lyon, France 48.26 44.24
264 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 39.36 44.21
265 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 49.71 44.16
266 Central South University (CSU), China 25.7 43.75
267 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 56.2 43.66
268 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 43.97 43.6
269 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 46.77 43.28
270 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 46.8 43.26
271 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 34.33 43.21
272 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 35.7 43.04
273 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 47.63 42.96
274 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 56.16 42.82
275 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 45.39 42.71
276 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 28.66 42.16
277 Dortmund University of Technology (TU Dortmund), Germany 29.78 41.82
278 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 54.89 41.59
279 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 33.92 41.57
280 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), United States of America (USA) 39.75 41.5
281 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 34.36 41.38
282 University of Konstanz, Germany 49.74 41.25
283 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 55.89 41.24
284 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 45.53 41.07
285 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 35.75 40.88
286 University of Stuttgart, Germany 46.91 40.59
287 University of Montpellier, France 41.86 40.56
288 Aalto University, Finland 44.92 40.32
289 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 37.56 40.16
290 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 25.5 39.95
291 Shanghai University (SHU), China 31.77 39.87
292 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 39.16 39.59
293 University of Bordeaux, France 34.77 39.52
294 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 50.13 39.47
295 University of Tsukuba, Japan 61.92 39.46
296 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 25.82 39.37
297 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 44.36 39.21
298 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 31.92 38.98
299 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 39.69 38.02
300 Chongqing University (CQU), China 30.52 37.89
301 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 44.98 37.79
302 Northeastern University (NEU), United States of America (USA) 37.85 37.63
303 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA) 34.98 37.33
304 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 35.16 37.25
305 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 38.52 37.22
306 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 36.08 37.18
307 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 30.74 37.17
308 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 30.26 36.94
309 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 38.82 36.71
310 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 35.89 36.67
311 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 39.74 36.43
312 The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA) 38.88 36.43
313 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 43.54 36.37
314 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 26.55 36.18
315 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 28.4 35.64
316 University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou), United States of America (USA) 35.22 34.84
317 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 33.61 34.8
318 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 39.87 34.52
319 Wayne State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 49.37 34.47
320 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 24.47 34.43
321 Northwest University (NWU), China 27.25 34.41
322 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 20.72 34.38
323 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 25.51 33.95
324 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 39.53 33.65
325 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 33.45 33.6
326 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 19.18 33.28
327 Ulm University, Germany 37.11 33.14
328 Waseda University, Japan 26.71 32.85
329 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 25.03 32.61
330 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 36.54 32.59
331 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 17.11 32.52
332 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 27.46 32.38
333 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 28.18 32.27
334 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.05 32.19
335 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 29.27 32.07
336 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 23.55 32.04
337 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 37.64 31.8
338 Dalhousie University, Canada 24.07 31.6
339 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 26.48 31.27
340 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 33.94 31.19
341 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 29.91 31.1
342 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 23.26 31.04
343 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 29.64 30.93
344 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 37.83 30.88
345 University of Otago, New Zealand 33.23 30.67
346 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 30.02 30.58
347 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 34.16 30.57
348 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany 40.16 30.45
349 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 26.67 30.22
350 University of Hannover (LUH), Germany 27.32 30.2
351 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 39.71 30.18
352 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 40.44 30.02
353 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 26.38 29.72
354 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 30.51 29.5
355 Jinan University (JNU), China 18.55 29.37
356 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 32.82 29.25
357 Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 25.72 29.18
358 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 32.11 29.11
359 Charles University (CU), Czech Republic 28.92 28.97
360 Okayama University, Japan 25.51 28.81
361 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 30.72 28.79
362 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 25.52 28.1
363 Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 25.41 27.94
364 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 28.96 27.62
365 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 25.54 27.47
366 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 20.36 27.23
367 Changzhou University (CZU), China 15.02 27.22
368 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 30.3 27.16
369 Kobe University, Japan 30.21 27.1
370 International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS), Italy 23.74 27.07
371 Shanxi University (SXU), China 18.59 26.99
372 University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), United States of America (USA) 24.14 26.98
373 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 32.16 26.97
374 Laval University (UL), Canada 23.65 26.93
375 Curtin University, Australia 37.35 26.5
376 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 36.87 26.3
377 Drexel University, United States of America (USA) 28.59 26.25
378 University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium 28.13 26.09
379 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 21.44 26.07
380 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 24.7 26.05
381 University of Central Florida (UCF), United States of America (USA) 25.78 25.83
382 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 20.93 25.69
383 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 31.55 25.53
384 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 29.44 25.53
385 Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium 37.07 25.52
386 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 24.08 25.49
387 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 20.86 25.37
388 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 31.41 25.34
389 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 23.61 25.22
390 Georgia State University (GSU), United States of America (USA) 20.84 25.09
391 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 23.43 25.01
392 Leibniz Institute for Catalysis at the University of Rostock (LIKAT), Germany 25.09 24.93
393 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 27.16 24.84
394 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 25.37 24.75
395 Queen's University, Canada 29.42 24.7
396 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 29.8 24.62
397 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 31.17 24.61
398 Macquarie University, Australia 20.62 24.59
399 West Virginia University (WVU), United States of America (USA) 19.37 24.51
400 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 23.93 24.38
401 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 16.43 24.37
402 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 16.37 24.35
403 Griffith University, Australia 22.72 24.09
404 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 32.66 23.99
405 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 18.01 23.92
406 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 21.41 23.79
407 ShanghaiTech University, China 10.09 23.67
408 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 14.77 23.59
409 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 27.53 23.39
410 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 20.27 23.16
411 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 10.55 23.13
412 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 18.22 23.06
413 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 24.11 22.9
414 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 27.42 22.63
415 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 25.93 22.62
416 The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States of America (USA) 25.07 22.46
417 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 28.54 22.42
418 Masaryk University (MU), Czech Republic 17.82 21.97
419 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 25.48 21.79
420 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 18.36 21.74
421 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 15.25 21.56
422 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 17.69 21.53
423 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 17.02 21.31
424 University of Vermont (UVM), United States of America (USA) 18.87 21.31
425 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 14.93 21.19
426 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 18.13 21.17
427 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), United States of America (USA) 26.16 20.77
428 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA) 25.86 20.75
429 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 13.88 20.58
430 University of Guelph, Canada 20.59 20.55
431 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 14.73 20.38
432 Swansea University, United Kingdom (UK) 20.36 20.33
433 University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 20.26 20.31
434 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 13.79 20.24
435 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 11.51 20.08
436 University of Manitoba, Canada 17.36 20.01
437 University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal 12.55 19.72
438 University of Siegen, Germany 21.55 19.72
439 University of Potsdam, Germany 35.23 19.68
440 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 19.07 19.57
441 University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 22.02 19.52
442 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 18.9 19.52
443 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 14.77 19.5
444 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 17.32 19.5
445 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 19.79 19.38
446 University of Jinan (UJN), China 16.89 19.35
447 University of Trento (UNITN), Italy 11.48 19.3
448 Texas Tech University (TTU), United States of America (USA) 23.41 19.07
449 Polytechnic University of Milan, Italy 21.08 19.07
450 Montana State University-Bozeman (MSU), United States of America (USA) 12.15 19.02
451 Bielefeld University, Germany 20 18.9
452 Paris Descartes University (Paris 5), France 16.02 18.82
453 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.82 18.75
454 Chiba University, Japan 37.65 18.74
455 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.01 18.57
456 University of Wyoming, United States of America (USA) 16.42 18.53
457 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 25.03 18.5
458 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.44 18.45
459 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 24.09 18.44
460 Henan Normal University (HTU), China 20.18 18.39
461 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 18.46 18.38
462 Lehigh University, United States of America (USA) 20.26 18.01
463 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 17.94 18
464 Kumamoto University, Japan 13.03 17.99
465 Georgetown University, United States of America (USA) 24.9 17.86
466 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 16.68 17.84
467 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 11.95 17.76
468 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.24 17.65
469 Henan University (HENU), China 11.78 17.65
470 The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA), United States of America (USA) 18.09 17.6
471 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 26.78 17.46
472 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 26.76 17.38
473 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 21.85 17.27
474 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 15.95 17.18
475 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 12.77 17.17
476 University of Rennes 1, France 13.84 17.05
477 Johannes Kepler University of Linz (JKU), Austria 11.89 16.91
478 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 9.55 16.89
479 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 15.28 16.87
480 Nanchang University (NCU), China 10.84 16.85
481 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 14.45 16.78
482 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 25.62 16.74
483 The George Washington University (GW), United States of America (USA) 16.96 16.6
484 École Normale Supérieure de Lyon (ENS de Lyon), France 16.15 16.59
485 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 20.02 16.51
486 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.52 16.39
487 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 16.32 16.38
488 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 24.4 16.38
489 University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK) 16 16.26
490 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 21.67 16.25
491 University of North Texas (UNT), United States of America (USA) 8.7 16.25
492 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 17.4 16.24
493 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 15.61 16.21
494 University of Louisville (UofL), United States of America (USA) 15.65 16.14
495 The University of Alabama (UA), United States of America (USA) 10.25 16.09
496 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 10.07 16
497 University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT), Norway 10.96 15.97
498 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 21.44 15.96
499 University of Chile, Chile 15.4 15.95
500 The University of Toledo (UT), United States of America (USA) 20.99 15.89

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