2018 tables: Institutions

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 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 70.81 71.57 289 -0.4%
8 Korea University, South Korea 62.39 56.42 237 -10.9%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 52.14 45.65 188 -13.7%
10 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 32.52 40.39 131 22.4%
11 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 32.82 29.66 83 -10.9%
12 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 24.23 25.02 66 1.8%
13 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 13.88 20.58 48 46.1%
14 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 26.78 18.43 44 -32.2%
15 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 25.62 18.39 95 -29.2%
16 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 12.77 17.17 44 32.6%
17 Samsung Group, South Korea 19.37 15.03 65 -23.5%
18 Chonnam National University, South Korea 8.03 15.00 116 84.2%
19 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 14.14 14.79 132 3.1%
20 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 12.44 14.38 46 13.9%
21 Sejong University, South Korea 9.05 12.02 48 30.9%
22 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.10 11.94 74 45.3%
23 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 7.71 11.68 48 49.3%
24 Sogang University, South Korea 15.90 9.31 27 -42.3%
25 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 11.31 9.07 42 -20.9%
26 Dongguk University, South Korea 9.31 8.83 27 -6.5%
27 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 9.20 8.68 25 -6.9%
28 Konkuk University, South Korea 8.84 8.47 50 -5.6%
29 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 9.73 8.19 21 -17.0%
30 Kangwon National University, South Korea 10.84 8.14 28 -26.0%
31 Kookmin University, South Korea 3.81 7.85 16 103.3%
32 Inha University, South Korea 10.19 7.14 37 -30.9%
33 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.81 6.88 25 -0.5%
34 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 6.86 6.87 93 -1.4%
35 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 8.37 6.38 46 -24.9%
36 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 5.62 5.93 87 4.0%
37 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.03 5.23 17 28.0%
38 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 6.05 4.65 19 -24.3%
39 Soongsil University, South Korea 3.37 4.56 24 33.3%
40 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 3.21 4.34 10 33.1%
41 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 6.24 3.67 15 -41.9%
42 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 4.45 3.49 14 -22.8%
43 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 2.03 3.41 16 65.5%
44 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 4.64 3.38 15 -28.1%
45 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 4.64 3.24 23 -31.1%
46 Yeungnam University, South Korea 2.43 3.09 12 25.0%
47 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 1.51 3.07 14 100.4%
48 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 3.70 3.07 8 -18.3%
49 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.61 2.88 9 75.9%
50 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 3.67 2.69 41 -27.9%
51 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 6.97 2.59 8 -63.3%
52 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 3.86 2.52 11 -35.6%
53 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.79 2.36 12 194.2%
54 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.70 2.33 3 227.4%
55 Myongji University, South Korea 1.26 2.26 5 77.6%
56 Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), South Korea 1.75 2.25 3 26.7%
57 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 2.42 1.98 7 -19.4%
58 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.39 1.91 4 378.0%
59 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.02 1.90 6 9,181.8%
60 Korea Aerospace University (KAU), South Korea 0.53 1.87 4 245.0%
61 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.41 1.68 5 304.2%
62 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.92 1.50 2 61.3%
63 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 4.38 1.48 10 -66.6%
64 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 1.33 1.46 10 8.6%
65 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 1.93 1.44 8 -26.5%
66 Daegu University, South Korea 0.40 1.32 5 225.3%
67 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.76 1.29 7 -27.4%
68 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.29 1.29 3 -1.3%
69 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.13 1.10 5 770.7%
70 Hongik University, South Korea 1.17 1.10 2 -7.3%
71 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 1.75 1.04 4 -41.4%
72 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.14 1.00 2 622.8%
73 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.36 0.98 3 171.1%
74 APEC Climate Center (APCC), South Korea 1.06 0.96 4 -11.0%
75 LG Corporation, South Korea 2.88 0.95 5 -67.5%
76 Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC), South Korea 0.25 0.95 2 273.8%
77 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 1.22 0.94 6 -23.9%
78 Inje University, South Korea 1.57 0.93 17 -41.7%
79 South Korea Ministry of Environment, South Korea 1.03 0.90 4 -13.2%
80 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 3.47 0.87 7 -75.2%
81 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 2.00 0.84 3 -58.5%
82 Chosun University, South Korea 1.70 0.83 1 -51.7%
83 National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), South Korea 0.58 0.83 3 40.7%
84 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 1.54 0.73 4 -53.5%
85 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.33 0.71 6 109.9%
86 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.46 0.68 2 47.0%
87 Silla University, South Korea 0.33 0.67 1 97.1%
88 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.69 0.65 46 -6.3%
89 Wonkwang University, South Korea 1.93 0.65 9 -66.8%
90 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.70 0.64 5 -9.5%
91 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.62 2 N/A
92 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.01 0.60 1 4,158.1%
93 SK holdings, South Korea 0.44 0.60 4 33.9%
94 Hannam University, South Korea 0.55 2 N/A
95 Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea 0.45 0.53 2 16.8%
96 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.16 0.53 6 220.4%
97 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.50 0.50 2 -1.2%
98 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.50 3 N/A
99 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 1.14 0.49 4 -58.1%
100 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.15 0.48 5 222.7%
101 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 1.25 0.48 3 -62.5%
102 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.13 0.43 2 230.2%
103 Amotech Corporation, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
103 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
104 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.48 0.37 2 -22.6%
105 Eulji University, South Korea 0.51 0.37 3 -29.0%
106 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.37 2 N/A
107 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.35 2 N/A
108 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.14 0.33 1 130.0%
108 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.17 0.33 1 97.1%
108 Korean Railroad Research Institute (KRRI), South Korea 0.50 0.33 1 -34.3%
108 Elchemtech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
108 Yuseong Sun Hospital, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
108 Korea Aerospace Research Institute (KARI), South Korea 0.17 0.33 1 97.1%
109 Daejin University, South Korea 0.92 0.32 1 -65.8%
110 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.37 0.32 4 -15.0%
111 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.31 5 N/A
112 GS E&C Corporation, South Korea 0.30 1 N/A
113 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.04 0.30 4 719.9%
114 Hallym University, South Korea 1.23 0.29 2 -76.6%
115 National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), South Korea 0.33 0.27 2 -21.2%
116 Clinomics Inc., South Korea 0.26 2 N/A
117 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.03 0.25 1 836.4%
117 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.25 0.25 1 -1.4%
117 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.33 0.25 1 -26.1%
117 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.58 0.25 1 -57.8%
117 Daejeon University, South Korea 0.92 0.25 1 -73.1%
118 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.24 2 N/A
119 Solip Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
120 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.22 2 N/A
121 Tomocube, Inc., South Korea 0.22 2 N/A
122 Soft-Epi Incorporation, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
123 The Armed Forces Medical Command, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
124 Daegu Technopark Nano Convergence Practical Application Center (Daegu TP Nano Center), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
124 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
124 Interojo Inc., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
124 A-Tech System Ltd., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
125 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.62 0.19 2 -70.3%
126 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.05 0.18 3 273.3%
127 Cheongju University, South Korea 0.17 2 N/A
128 Bkt Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
128 KB BioMed Inc., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
128 Andong National University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
128 Optrontec, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
129 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.30 0.15 1 -49.5%
130 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.61 0.14 1 -76.7%
130 Bio Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
131 Korea National Open University (KNOU), South Korea 0.14 2 N/A
132 Cellid, Inc., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
133 Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
133 Geosystem Research Corporation, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
133 Kyungil University, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
134 Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration (KHOA), South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
135 Gyeongbuk Science and Technology Promotion Center (GBSP), South Korea 0.13 0.10 1 -24.3%
135 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
135 Utilex Engineering Pvt. Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
135 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
135 Virtual Lab. Inc., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
135 RoboPrint, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
135 Phi Biomed Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
136 Seoul Foreign School (SFS), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
136 Biosolution Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
137 Geromics Inc., South Korea 0.16 0.09 1 -46.2%
138 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.75 0.09 2 -88.7%
139 Smart Korea, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
140 Systran International, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
140 BSP Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 0.08 1 -39.3%
140 Ceracomp Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
141 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
142 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.13 0.06 18 -51.3%
143 Gwangju Health University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
144 GeneOne Life Science, Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
145 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.23 0.06 1 -76.3%
145 Institute of MD Healthcare, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
146 Gongneung Welfare Center, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
146 BIO-FD&C Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
146 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
147 Graphene Square Inc. (GSI), South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
147 Hyupsung University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
147 Presbyterian medical center in Jeonju, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
147 KoBioLabs, Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
148 Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP), South Korea 0.18 0.05 1 -74.8%
148 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.34 0.05 1 -86.9%
149 Green Cross Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
150 Konyang University, South Korea 0.22 0.04 1 -81.4%
150 Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (DIRAMS), South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
151 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 0.04 1 -54.5%
152 National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC), South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
153 CellMotive Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
154 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.15 0.03 2 -81.6%
155 Intelligent Synthetic Biology Center, South Korea 0.06 0.03 1 -59.3%
156 National Health Insurance Service (NIHS), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
157 Eutilex Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
158 Daerim St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A

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