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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 91.82 82.55 318 -11.4%
2 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 76.88 70.50 321 -9.6%
3 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 58.61 61.45 231 3.4%
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.57 33.77 87 -13.7%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 24.20 26.44 86 7.7%
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 16.47 16.48 135 -1.4%
7 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 9.10 15.04 48 63.0%
8 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 18.15 13.88 34 -24.6%
9 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 8.65 10.60 26 20.7%
10 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 6.65 8.77 42 30.0%
11 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 5.55 8.28 11 47.2%
12 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 7.02 7.52 30 5.6%
13 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.96 7.01 36 16.0%
14 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 4.41 5.78 30 29.1%
15 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 11.34 5.42 26 -52.9%
16 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 4.44 4.03 48 -10.6%
17 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 1.00 4.01 12 295.5%
18 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 5.20 3.89 14 -26.4%
19 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 1.95 3.14 15 59.2%
20 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.53 3.00 20 16.7%
21 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 3.17 2.59 9 -19.4%
22 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.98 2.34 19 -22.7%
23 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.12 2.19 7 93.6%
24 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 2.55 2.00 10 -22.9%
25 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 3.31 1.61 8 -52.1%
26 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 1.45 1.58 4 6.9%
27 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.46 1.50 5 223.3%
28 National Pingtung University (NPTU), Taiwan 1.50 2 N/A
29 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.92 1.47 7 57.8%
30 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 4.39 1.37 22 -69.3%
31 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.74 1.37 7 -22.5%
32 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 2.10 1.23 9 -41.9%
33 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.82 1.03 2 23.2%
34 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 2.29 1.02 8 -56.3%
35 Kao Yuan University, Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
36 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 0.69 0.91 21 30.9%
37 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.70 0.90 5 26.4%
38 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 1.13 0.86 5 -24.7%
39 Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT), Taiwan 0.73 3 N/A
40 National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium (NMMBA), Taiwan 0.65 2 N/A
41 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 2.08 0.51 6 -76.0%
42 Macronix International Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.06 0.50 1 787.1%
43 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 1.50 0.44 3 -71.3%
44 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.17 0.41 7 139.7%
45 National Taitung University (NTTU), Taiwan 0.80 0.40 1 -50.7%
46 Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan 0.38 2 N/A
47 Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan 0.63 0.37 2 -42.2%
48 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.11 0.33 1 195.7%
48 Formosa Chemicals and Fibre Corporation (FCFC), Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
49 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.29 0.29 2 -1.4%
50 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.11 0.28 2 152.9%
51 China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan 0.28 2 N/A
52 Epistar Co. Ltd., Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
53 Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan 0.23 2 N/A
54 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 0.20 0.22 5 10.0%
55 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.30 0.19 4 -36.8%
56 National United University, Taiwan 0.08 0.19 14 118.7%
57 Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taiwan 0.16 2 N/A
58 National Ilan University, Taiwan 0.15 1 N/A
59 HannStar Display Corporation, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
60 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.18 0.13 1 -31.0%
60 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.37 0.13 1 -66.6%
60 Synergy ScienTech Corp., Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
61 Asia University, Taiwan 0.53 0.12 3 -77.1%
62 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.21 0.11 1 -47.4%
62 CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
63 Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH), Taiwan 0.09 0.10 1 10.4%
63 SulfurScience Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
63 Tosun Public Interests Foundation, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
64 Dahan Institute of Technology, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
64 Chi Mei Corporation, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
65 PharmaEssentia Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
66 Cheng Ching General Hospital, Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
67 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.17 0.05 1 -68.9%
68 Senhwa Biosciences, Inc., Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
69 Cardinal Tien Hospital (CTH), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
70 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.06 0.05 1 -28.3%
70 Taoyuan Armed Forces General Hospital (TYAFGH), Taiwan 0.06 0.05 1 -28.3%
70 Tungfang Design University, Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
70 Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
71 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.08 0.04 10 -45.5%
71 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.08 0.04 10 -45.5%
71 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.33 0.04 10 -87.2%
72 Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
73 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.22 0.04 1 -82.9%
74 Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan 0.20 0.03 1 -84.8%
75 Kun Shan University, Taiwan 0.14 0.03 1 -82.2%
76 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 1.31 0.03 1 -98.1%
77 Taiwan Forestry Research Institute (TFRI), Taiwan 0.02 1 N/A
78 En Chu Kong Hospital (ECKH), Taiwan 0.02 1 N/A
79 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.35 0.01 1 -97.8%

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.