2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Tsinghua University, China 10.83 9.88 35 -3.3%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 4.60 5.19 30 19.8%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.59 3.79 16 11.9%
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 1.62 2.38 23 55.8%
5 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 0.74 2.00 14 187.3%
6 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.95 3 N/A
7 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.29 1.84 10 564.9%
8 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.73 1.84 4 168.0%
9 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.87 1.43 2 74.0%
10 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.29 1.37 6 392.8%
11 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.07 1.13 2 1,638.3%
12 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.29 1.11 3 309.1%
13 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.18 1.06 7 513.9%
14 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.79 1.03 2 37.5%
15 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 0.89 5 -14.8%
16 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 3 N/A
17 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.28 0.77 3 194.1%
18 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 0.75 1 N/A
19 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.78 0.61 2 -17.0%
20 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 1 N/A
21 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.06 0.53 7 922.4%
22 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,134.6%
23 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.07 0.52 2 715.1%
24 Army Medical University, China 0.53 0.49 6 -1.9%
25 Fudan University, China 1.95 0.46 8 -75.2%
26 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.40 1 N/A
27 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.60 0.39 5 -32.1%
28 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.33 1 N/A
29 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.82 0.32 3 -59.3%
30 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.31 2 N/A
31 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.17 0.30 5 85.7%
32 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.30 2 N/A
33 Hebei Geo University, China 0.29 2 N/A
34 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.45 0.28 1 -34.3%
35 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.07 0.28 1 343.9%
36 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.34 0.26 4 -18.6%
37 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.86 0.26 2 -67.4%
38 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.40 0.22 1 -40.6%
39 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.22 0.22 3 4.0%
40 Soochow University, China 0.45 0.20 1 -53.4%
40 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 0.20 1 N/A
40 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 0.20 1 N/A
41 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 0.17 2 42.2%
42 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 0.06 0.17 1 218.0%
43 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.35 0.16 3 -52.1%
44 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 0.16 1 N/A
45 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.73 0.15 2 -77.5%
46 Changzhou University (CZU), China 0.15 1 N/A
47 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.15 1 N/A
48 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.05 0.14 2 220.6%
49 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.42 0.13 1 -66.5%
50 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 0.17 0.13 2 -19.5%
51 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 0.13 2 N/A
52 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.12 1 N/A
53 Westlake University, China 0.11 1 N/A
54 Central South University (CSU), China 0.10 3 N/A
55 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.19 0.10 1 -45.1%
55 Hainan Tropical Ocean University (HTOU), China 0.10 1 N/A
55 Bohai University (BU), China 0.10 1 N/A
56 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.83 0.10 2 -87.7%
57 Tongji University, China 1.20 0.09 2 -92.4%
58 Jiangnan University, China 0.08 1 N/A
58 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.18 0.08 1 -51.9%
58 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.11 0.08 1 -20.5%
59 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.07 1 N/A
60 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.07 3 N/A
61 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.07 1 N/A
62 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.07 1 N/A
63 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.07 0.07 1 -1.1%
64 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.04 0.07 4 85.9%
65 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 0.06 1 N/A
66 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 0.06 1 N/A
66 Henan Normal University, China 0.06 1 N/A
67 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.02 0.05 1 154.4%
68 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 0.05 1 N/A
68 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.05 1 N/A
69 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.05 1 N/A
70 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 0.02 0.04 1 176.5%
70 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.04 1 N/A
71 Qingdao University (QU), China 0.04 1 N/A
71 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 0.04 1 N/A
72 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 0.04 1 N/A
73 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.04 1 N/A
74 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.23 0.03 1 -85.4%
75 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.03 1 N/A
76 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 0.02 1 N/A
77 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.06 0.02 1 -55.9%
78 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 0.06 0.02 1 -60.3%
79 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.36 0.02 2 -93.9%
80 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.02 1 N/A
81 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 0.02 1 N/A
82 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 0.02 1 N/A
83 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 0.02 0.01 1 -33.8%
84 Capital Medical University, China 0.18 0.01 1 -93.7%
85 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 0.01 1 N/A
86 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.00 1 N/A
87 Guangzhou University (GU), China 0.00 1 N/A

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.