2018 tables: Institutions - academic

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 165.97 164.43 462 -2.4%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 157.77 152.95 317 -4.4%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 100.18 87.04 205 -14.4%
4 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 63.00 77.62 164 21.4%
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 75.04 76.42 256 0.4%
6 Yonsei University, South Korea 91.10 74.24 207 -19.7%
7 Korea University, South Korea 62.39 56.42 237 -10.9%
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 52.14 45.65 188 -13.7%
9 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 32.82 29.66 83 -10.9%
10 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 24.23 25.02 66 1.8%
11 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 13.88 20.58 48 46.1%
12 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 26.78 18.43 44 -32.2%
13 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 25.62 18.39 95 -29.2%
14 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 12.77 17.17 44 32.6%
15 Chonnam National University, South Korea 8.03 15.00 116 84.2%
16 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 14.14 14.79 132 3.1%
17 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 12.44 14.38 46 13.9%
18 Sejong University, South Korea 9.05 12.02 48 30.9%
19 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.10 11.94 74 45.3%
20 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 7.71 11.68 48 49.3%
21 Sogang University, South Korea 15.90 9.31 27 -42.3%
22 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 11.31 9.07 42 -20.9%
23 Dongguk University, South Korea 9.31 8.83 27 -6.5%
24 Konkuk University, South Korea 8.84 8.47 50 -5.6%
25 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 9.73 8.19 21 -17.0%
26 Kangwon National University, South Korea 10.84 8.14 28 -26.0%
27 Kookmin University, South Korea 3.81 7.85 16 103.3%
28 Inha University, South Korea 10.19 7.14 37 -30.9%
29 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 6.86 6.87 93 -1.4%
30 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 5.62 5.93 87 4.0%
31 Soongsil University, South Korea 3.37 4.56 24 33.3%
32 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 6.24 3.67 15 -41.9%
33 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 4.64 3.38 15 -28.1%
34 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 4.64 3.24 23 -31.1%
35 Yeungnam University, South Korea 2.43 3.09 12 25.0%
36 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 1.51 3.07 14 100.4%
37 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.61 2.88 9 75.9%
38 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 3.86 2.52 11 -35.6%
39 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.79 2.36 12 194.2%
40 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.70 2.33 3 227.4%
41 Myongji University, South Korea 1.26 2.26 5 77.6%
42 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 2.42 1.98 7 -19.4%
43 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.39 1.91 4 378.0%
44 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.02 1.90 6 9,181.8%
45 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.53 1.87 4 245.0%
46 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.92 1.50 2 61.3%
47 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 4.38 1.48 10 -66.6%
48 Daegu University, South Korea 0.40 1.32 5 225.3%
49 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.76 1.29 7 -27.4%
50 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.29 1.29 3 -1.3%
51 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.13 1.10 5 770.7%
52 Hongik University, South Korea 1.17 1.10 2 -7.3%
53 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 1.75 1.04 4 -41.4%
54 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.14 1.00 2 622.8%
55 Inje University, South Korea 1.57 0.93 17 -41.7%
56 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 2.00 0.84 3 -58.5%
57 Chosun University, South Korea 1.70 0.83 1 -51.7%
58 Silla University, South Korea 0.33 0.67 1 97.1%
59 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.93 0.65 9 -66.8%
60 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.70 0.64 5 -9.5%
61 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.01 0.60 1 4,158.1%
62 Hannam University, South Korea 0.55 2 N/A
63 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.50 3 N/A
64 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 1.25 0.48 3 -62.5%
65 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.13 0.43 2 230.2%
66 Eulji University, South Korea 0.51 0.37 3 -29.0%
67 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.37 2 N/A
68 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.14 0.33 1 130.0%
68 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.17 0.33 1 97.1%
69 Daejin University, South Korea 0.92 0.32 1 -65.8%
70 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.31 5 N/A
71 Hallym University, South Korea 1.23 0.29 2 -76.6%
72 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.03 0.25 1 836.4%
72 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.33 0.25 1 -26.1%
72 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.92 0.25 1 -73.1%
73 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.24 2 N/A
74 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.22 2 N/A
75 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.62 0.19 2 -70.3%
76 Cheongju University, South Korea 0.17 2 N/A
77 Andong National University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
78 Korea National Open University (KNOU), South Korea 0.14 2 N/A
79 Kyungil University, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
80 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
81 Seoul Foreign School (SFS), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
82 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.75 0.09 2 -88.7%
83 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
84 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.13 0.06 18 -51.3%
85 Gwangju Health University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
86 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
87 Hyupsung University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
88 Konyang University, South Korea 0.22 0.04 1 -81.4%
89 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 0.04 1 -54.5%

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.