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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 7.58 10.77 34 50.5%
2 Tsinghua University, China 10.83 9.88 35 -3.3%
3 Kyoto University, Japan 6.06 5.58 21 -2.4%
4 Peking University (PKU), China 4.60 5.19 30 19.8%
5 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.59 3.79 16 11.9%
6 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 1.66 3.52 30 124.6%
7 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 3.46 2.80 14 -14.2%
8 Nagoya University, Japan 1.96 2.78 11 49.8%
9 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 2.75 2.59 19 0.0%
10 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 3.77 2.46 20 -30.9%
11 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 1.62 2.38 23 55.8%
12 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 0.74 2.00 14 187.3%
13 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.95 3 N/A
14 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.29 1.84 10 564.9%
15 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.73 1.84 4 168.0%
16 Kyushu University, Japan 1.63 1.78 5 15.8%
17 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 0.01 1.74 5 12,444.1%
18 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.87 1.43 2 74.0%
19 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.29 1.37 6 392.8%
20 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 2.91 1.29 9 -52.9%
21 Monash University, Australia 4.02 1.28 8 -66.2%
22 Keio University, Japan 0.76 1.24 4 73.2%
23 Macquarie University, Australia 0.47 1.23 7 178.5%
24 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.06 1.22 6 22.6%
25 Tohoku University, Japan 2.61 1.18 13 -52.2%
26 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.07 1.13 2 1,638.3%
27 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.29 1.11 3 309.1%
28 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.88 1.10 11 31.8%
29 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 3.21 1.07 21 -64.7%
30 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.52 1.07 4 -25.8%
31 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 2.44 1.06 28 -53.8%
32 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.18 1.06 7 513.9%
33 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.08 1.06 19 3.7%
34 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.79 1.03 2 37.5%
35 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 0.53 0.98 3 95.6%
36 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 0.89 5 -14.8%
37 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.42 0.83 2 112.4%
38 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 3 N/A
39 Curtin University, Australia 0.55 0.78 14 51.2%
40 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.28 0.77 3 194.1%
41 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 0.75 1 N/A
42 Osaka University, Japan 3.37 0.74 6 -76.8%
43 Kobe University, Japan 1.25 0.72 3 -38.5%
44 University of Toyama, Japan 0.03 0.71 1 2,171.4%
45 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 1.16 0.71 4 -34.9%
46 Waseda University, Japan 0.03 0.66 4 2,055.4%
47 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.61 0.63 6 9.5%
48 Ehime University, Japan 0.47 0.62 3 39.8%
49 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.78 0.61 2 -17.0%
50 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.25 0.60 4 148.1%
51 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 1 N/A
52 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.56 2 N/A
53 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.06 0.53 7 922.4%
54 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.53 2 N/A
55 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,134.6%
56 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 0.51 0.53 3 10.4%
57 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.07 0.52 2 715.1%
58 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 0.50 1 N/A
59 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 0.05 0.50 4 880.5%
60 Army Medical University, China 0.53 0.49 6 -1.9%
61 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.89 0.46 10 -45.1%
62 Fudan University, China 1.95 0.46 8 -75.2%
63 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 1.97 0.44 4 -76.6%
64 Okayama University, Japan 1.29 0.42 3 -65.8%
65 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 2.19 0.41 5 -80.0%
66 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.40 1 N/A
67 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.60 0.39 5 -32.1%
68 Juntendo University, Japan 0.17 0.36 2 127.1%
69 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 0.01 0.35 4 2,523.5%
70 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.33 1 N/A
71 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.04 0.33 2 -66.4%
72 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.82 0.32 3 -59.3%
73 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.05 0.31 2 524.8%
74 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.31 2 N/A
75 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.17 0.30 5 85.7%
76 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.30 2 N/A
77 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 0.51 0.30 3 -39.1%
78 Deakin University, Australia 1.21 0.29 2 -74.5%
79 Hebei Geo University, China 0.29 2 N/A
79 The Jikei University School of Medicine, Japan 0.29 1 N/A
80 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 0.98 0.28 3 -69.5%
81 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.45 0.28 1 -34.3%
82 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.07 0.28 1 343.9%
83 University of Otago, New Zealand 0.16 0.27 2 74.0%
84 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 0.03 0.27 2 803.7%
85 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.34 0.26 4 -18.6%
86 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.86 0.26 2 -67.4%
87 Asian Institute of Public Health (AIPH), India 0.25 1 N/A
88 University of Tsukuba, Japan 2.19 0.23 5 -89.1%
89 Universitas Hasanuddin (UNHAS), Indonesia 0.04 0.22 1 559.6%
89 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.40 0.22 1 -40.6%
90 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.22 0.22 3 4.0%
91 Griffith University, Australia 0.64 0.21 7 -64.7%
92 Korea University, South Korea 0.16 0.21 3 38.7%
93 University of Shizuoka, Japan 0.08 0.20 1 154.4%
93 Soochow University, China 0.45 0.20 1 -53.4%
93 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 0.20 1 N/A
93 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 0.20 1 N/A
94 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.19 2 N/A
95 Chiba University, Japan 0.28 0.18 3 -31.1%
96 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 0.09 0.18 2 102.7%
97 Hokkaido University, Japan 2.01 0.18 3 -90.8%
98 Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB), Indonesia 0.17 1 N/A
99 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 0.17 2 42.2%
100 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 0.03 0.17 2 493.6%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.