2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 Peking University (PKU), China 57.86 89.67 231 51.8%
2 Tsinghua University, China 49.31 57.66 185 14.6%
3 Fudan University, China 33.05 49.55 151 46.9%
4 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 42.87 46.59 146 6.5%
5 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 30.16 45.53 160 47.9%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 24.44 38.04 236 52.5%
7 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 26.43 31.45 101 16.6%
8 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 14.29 24.26 73 66.3%
9 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 11.48 22.96 87 95.9%
10 Wuhan University (WHU), China 10.60 21.02 58 94.3%
11 Nanjing University (NJU), China 12.38 20.19 54 59.7%
12 Xiamen University (XMU), China 6.83 18.93 53 171.6%
13 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 11.46 18.64 52 59.3%
14 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 16.45 18.23 67 8.6%
15 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 16.22 17.02 78 2.8%
16 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.28 16.06 79 18.5%
17 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 11.18 15.64 47 37.1%
18 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 9.20 15.06 29 60.3%
19 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 12.75 13.89 34 6.7%
20 Tongji University, China 9.91 11.84 57 17.0%
21 Sichuan University (SCU), China 11.68 11.50 46 -3.5%
22 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 6.33 10.69 37 65.5%
23 Soochow University, China 10.05 9.81 37 -4.4%
24 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 6.57 9.80 27 46.1%
25 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 8.09 9.77 44 18.3%
26 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 8.67 9.10 29 2.9%
27 Nankai University (NKU), China 8.24 7.98 28 -5.2%
28 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 4.21 7.58 28 76.6%
29 Army Medical University, China 10.45 7.32 64 -31.4%
30 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 9.11 6.77 34 -27.3%
31 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 9.30 6.74 29 -29.0%
32 ShanghaiTech University, China 3.73 6.64 56 74.2%
33 Southeast University (SEU), China 2.06 6.59 14 212.6%
34 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 3.85 6.44 27 64.0%
35 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 1.88 6.28 25 227.8%
36 Central South University (CSU), China 5.08 5.80 44 11.8%
37 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 3.31 5.80 20 71.8%
38 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 1.77 5.57 23 208.7%
39 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 3.81 5.39 36 38.8%
40 Jinan University (JNU), China 2.79 5.30 35 86.1%
41 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.98 5.14 29 154.7%
42 Capital Medical University, China 3.74 5.13 36 34.5%
43 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 1.86 5.13 16 170.0%
44 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 1.09 4.59 30 311.0%
45 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 3.70 3.99 12 5.8%
46 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 6.74 3.96 26 -42.5%
47 Southwest University (SWU), China 1.79 3.77 13 107.1%
48 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 2.64 3.29 9 22.2%
49 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 2.78 3.27 11 15.3%
50 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 1.43 3.21 8 119.4%
51 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 1.79 3.15 14 72.6%
52 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 2.66 3.12 21 15.2%
53 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 1.15 2.94 6 149.4%
54 China Medical University (CMU), China 0.69 2.89 10 310.7%
55 Jilin University (JLU), China 4.76 2.85 20 -41.3%
56 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 3.30 2.63 35 -22.0%
57 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 1.59 2.59 9 59.2%
58 Nanchang University (NCU), China 1.88 2.23 14 16.1%
59 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.29 2.20 8 67.4%
60 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 1.98 2.19 18 8.4%
61 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.90 2.16 21 135.5%
62 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.59 2.07 7 244.3%
63 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.41 2.07 14 -16.0%
64 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 2.84 2.00 4 -30.9%
65 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 2.26 1.85 7 -19.8%
66 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 1.23 1.76 17 39.3%
67 Zhejiang Ocean University (ZOU), China 1.63 2 N/A
68 Shanghai University (SHU), China 2.05 1.61 7 -23.1%
69 Jiangnan University, China 0.71 1.60 6 121.5%
70 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.51 1.55 6 199.5%
71 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 0.33 1.55 5 364.4%
72 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.60 1.50 5 144.1%
73 Chongqing University (CQU), China 0.49 1.43 6 187.2%
74 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.37 1.43 3 277.1%
75 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 1.24 1.40 4 11.0%
76 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 1.22 1.38 8 11.0%
77 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.37 4 N/A
78 Northeast Forestry University, China 0.07 1.34 3 1,742.8%
79 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 0.06 1.33 6 2,156.7%
80 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.50 1.28 8 150.1%
81 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 0.77 1.23 11 56.8%
82 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 0.21 1.21 6 457.3%
83 University of Macau (UM), China 1.24 1.14 15 -10.0%
84 Qingdao University (QU), China 0.26 1.11 13 320.3%
85 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 0.22 1.10 2 399.8%
86 Hubei University (HUBU), China 0.08 1.09 4 1,182.8%
87 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 0.26 1.08 4 306.7%
88 Shantou University (STU), China 1.75 1.05 4 -41.1%
89 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 1.23 1.04 7 -16.6%
90 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 0.06 1.02 4 1,491.4%
91 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 1.00 1 N/A
92 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 0.98 3 N/A
93 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 0.52 0.96 2 78.9%
94 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 0.16 0.95 9 474.8%
95 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 0.93 0.94 11 -1.5%
96 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.58 0.92 2 56.2%
97 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.79 0.85 2 4.9%
98 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 2.69 0.82 5 -70.0%
99 Henan University (HENU), China 0.13 0.77 9 504.3%
100 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 0.99 0.76 4 -25.1%

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.