2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 Kyoto University, Japan 139.87 172.54 282 15.1%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 133.37 159.89 304 11.9%
3 Osaka University, Japan 84.36 114.11 210 26.2%
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 87.55 66.07 125 -29.6%
5 Hokkaido University, Japan 59.93 61.12 130 -4.8%
6 Nagoya University, Japan 53.96 58.44 116 1.1%
7 Tohoku University, Japan 60.53 52.26 118 -19.4%
8 Kyushu University, Japan 55.95 49.25 110 -17.8%
9 Keio University, Japan 19.65 22.89 33 8.7%
10 Waseda University, Japan 13.53 17.15 36 18.4%
11 University of Tsukuba, Japan 22.64 16.10 39 -33.6%
12 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 14.03 15.98 32 6.4%
13 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 13.37 15.44 21 7.8%
14 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 8.42 15.04 34 66.7%
15 Okayama University, Japan 11.52 14.75 28 19.5%
16 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 10.34 14.73 26 32.9%
17 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 15.05 12.52 17 -22.3%
18 Chiba University, Japan 19.45 10.21 21 -51.0%
19 Kobe University, Japan 11.79 9.92 18 -21.4%
20 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 7.86 9.13 19 8.4%
21 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 12.72 9.08 24 -33.4%
22 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 9.87 8.92 22 -15.6%
23 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 2.77 8.88 13 199.6%
24 Kumamoto University, Japan 6.12 8.80 22 34.2%
25 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 2.38 8.70 17 240.7%
26 Kindai University, Japan 7.55 7.93 11 -1.9%
27 Saitama University, Japan 2.17 7.56 15 225.9%
28 Nagasaki University, Japan 2.90 7.45 10 140.0%
29 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 7.69 7.24 17 -12.1%
30 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 2.29 6.90 15 181.4%
31 University of Shizuoka, Japan 2.43 6.79 10 161.4%
32 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 5.22 6.74 10 20.7%
33 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 3.44 6.73 11 82.6%
34 Yamagata University, Japan 7.91 6.26 15 -26.1%
35 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 3.16 5.78 12 70.8%
36 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 1.50 5.50 9 242.4%
37 Chuo University, Japan 8.61 5.44 14 -41.0%
38 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 4.83 5.32 11 2.6%
39 Kanagawa University, Japan 1.58 4.85 9 185.6%
40 Kansai University, Japan 2.14 4.76 8 107.2%
41 Rikkyo University, Japan 1.30 4.25 11 204.9%
42 University of Toyama, Japan 5.36 4.18 9 -27.2%
43 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 2.00 4.09 5 91.1%
44 Yamaguchi University, Japan 6.48 4.06 7 -41.4%
45 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 4.00 4 N/A
46 Niigata University, Japan 3.67 3.91 10 -0.4%
47 University of Yamanashi, Japan 3.37 3.90 9 7.9%
48 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 4.65 3.88 8 -22.0%
49 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 3.85 5 N/A
50 University of Fukui, Japan 4.02 3.70 6 -14.1%
51 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 1.08 3.56 6 206.9%
52 Ibaraki University, Japan 0.47 3.56 10 612.0%
53 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 2.09 3.48 8 55.6%
54 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 5.60 3.27 13 -45.6%
55 Ehime University, Japan 5.98 3.13 8 -51.2%
56 University of Hyogo, Japan 2.82 3.11 17 2.9%
57 Chubu University, Japan 3.85 3.04 4 -26.3%
58 Gunma University, Japan 3.13 3.00 9 -10.5%
59 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.00 2.64 4 146.8%
60 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 1.54 2.45 15 48.3%
61 Nihon University, Japan 1.87 2.44 6 22.0%
62 Konan University, Japan 4.96 2.40 6 -54.8%
63 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 1.99 2.12 7 -0.2%
64 University of Miyazaki, Japan 2.07 7 N/A
65 Toyama Prefectural University, Japan 0.70 2.04 7 171.6%
66 Shizuoka University, Japan 0.86 2.04 6 120.6%
67 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 2.00 2 N/A
68 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 3.18 1.99 4 -41.7%
69 Saga University, Japan 0.84 1.89 5 109.6%
70 Ryukoku University, Japan 0.93 1.73 4 73.3%
71 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 3.20 1.65 5 -51.9%
72 Doshisha University, Japan 0.54 1.61 4 177.6%
73 Sophia University, Japan 0.67 1.56 4 118.3%
74 Shimane University, Japan 1.56 3 N/A
75 Nagoya City University, Japan 1.73 1.48 3 -20.3%
76 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 4.43 1.48 3 -68.9%
77 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 0.76 1.44 5 77.7%
78 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.04 1.43 2 -56.2%
79 Fukuoka University, Japan 0.84 1.40 3 56.4%
80 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 1.50 1.40 2 -12.9%
81 Kagoshima University, Japan 0.80 1.39 2 62.5%
82 Iwate Medical University, Japan 0.43 1.35 2 194.0%
83 Tokushima University, Japan 4.40 1.35 7 -71.3%
84 National Institute of Technology, Nara College, Japan 1.29 2 N/A
85 Oita University, Japan 0.50 1.18 2 120.0%
86 Meijo University, Japan 2.59 1.14 13 -59.0%
87 Kyoto Prefectural University, Japan 1.13 2 N/A
88 Toyo University, Japan 1.11 2 N/A
89 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.11 1.00 1 740.1%
89 Tokai University, Japan 0.14 1.00 2 553.4%
89 Aichi Institute of Technology (AIT), Japan 0.23 1.00 1 312.7%
89 Wakayama Medical University, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
90 Teikyo University, Japan 0.95 2 N/A
91 Ochanomizu University, Japan 0.47 0.92 1 81.2%
92 Kochi University, Japan 0.82 3 N/A
93 Tottori University, Japan 0.14 0.78 4 411.3%
94 Osaka University of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Japan 0.33 0.75 3 111.1%
95 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.70 1 N/A
96 Toho University, Japan 1.81 0.67 3 -65.3%
97 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 0.67 0.65 2 -8.4%
98 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 1.10 0.60 1 -49.1%
99 Meiji University, Japan 0.74 0.57 1 -27.6%
100 Muroran Institute of Technology, Japan 0.20 0.56 2 159.3%

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.