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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,589.88 1,534.81 4,162 -4.8%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 427.14 472.05 1,183 8.9%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 386.50 394.87 1,325 0.7%
4 Tsinghua University, China 315.87 354.88 1,109 10.7%
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 319.47 328.84 796 1.5%
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 275.75 308.65 822 10.3%
7 Kyoto University, Japan 264.41 307.24 697 14.5%
8 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 159.07 261.10 1,406 61.8%
9 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 220.35 243.65 592 9.0%
10 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 234.67 242.08 572 1.7%
11 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 209.52 230.46 591 8.4%
12 Fudan University, China 184.54 206.21 494 10.1%
13 Osaka University, Japan 196.71 188.74 493 -5.4%
14 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 128.21 170.93 555 31.4%
15 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 165.97 164.43 462 -2.4%
16 Soochow University, China 150.07 161.36 307 6.0%
17 Wuhan University (WHU), China 122.07 161.32 358 30.3%
18 Nankai University (NKU), China 152.94 156.53 438 0.9%
19 RIKEN, Japan 155.91 153.05 570 -3.2%
20 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 157.77 152.95 317 -4.4%
21 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 117.48 152.26 392 27.7%
22 Xiamen University (XMU), China 124.40 146.20 271 15.8%
23 Tohoku University, Japan 175.48 142.81 398 -19.8%
24 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 138.03 130.47 353 -6.8%
25 Sichuan University (SCU), China 101.98 126.91 243 22.7%
26 Nagoya University, Japan 132.62 121.18 373 -9.9%
27 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 118.91 119.11 387 -1.3%
28 Hokkaido University, Japan 118.32 116.17 275 -3.2%
29 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 91.91 115.78 289 24.2%
30 Monash University, Australia 132.44 112.11 412 -16.6%
31 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 101.19 110.48 324 7.6%
32 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 101.21 108.77 200 5.9%
33 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 122.29 102.76 326 -17.2%
34 Jilin University (JLU), China 89.93 101.49 233 11.2%
35 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 77.86 97.39 187 23.3%
36 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 112.03 97.38 169 -14.3%
37 Kyushu University, Japan 113.98 97.34 317 -15.8%
38 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 72.87 93.55 359 26.5%
39 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 100.16 90.61 495 -10.8%
40 Shandong University (SDU), China 89.69 90.07 354 -1.0%
41 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 78.45 89.28 174 12.2%
42 Hunan University (HNU), China 82.74 89.20 164 6.3%
43 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 73.28 88.60 209 19.2%
44 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 76.03 87.66 254 13.7%
45 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 100.18 87.04 205 -14.4%
46 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 76.76 86.29 185 10.8%
47 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 102.56 85.16 304 -18.2%
48 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 86.77 84.53 170 -4.0%
49 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 91.82 82.55 318 -11.4%
50 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 86.90 82.41 177 -6.5%
51 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 75.69 79.84 287 4.0%
52 Tianjin University (TJU), China 69.54 79.07 396 12.1%
53 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 63.00 77.62 164 21.4%
54 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 75.04 76.42 256 0.4%
55 Tongji University, China 59.76 75.99 246 25.3%
56 Southeast University (SEU), China 66.07 75.87 140 13.2%
57 Yonsei University, South Korea 91.10 74.24 207 -19.7%
58 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 77.31 73.52 238 -6.3%
59 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 70.81 71.57 289 -0.4%
60 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 76.88 70.50 321 -9.6%
61 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 64.95 69.12 301 4.9%
62 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 79.34 68.63 332 -14.7%
63 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 30.64 68.07 203 119.0%
64 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 45.60 65.58 126 41.7%
65 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 53.25 64.82 206 20.0%
66 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 67.48 63.06 212 -7.9%
67 Southwest University (SWU), China 43.01 62.75 93 43.8%
68 Keio University, Japan 68.69 62.11 132 -10.9%
69 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 58.61 61.45 231 3.4%
70 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 56.79 59.19 230 2.7%
71 Korea University, South Korea 62.39 56.42 237 -10.9%
72 Beihang University (BUAA), China 50.01 53.84 241 6.1%
73 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 48.08 53.13 106 8.9%
74 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 34.39 52.39 79 50.2%
75 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 53.84 52.15 112 -4.5%
76 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 42.45 50.75 139 17.8%
77 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 44.60 49.53 218 9.4%
78 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.94 47.24 109 -8.6%
79 Central South University (CSU), China 25.56 45.86 121 76.9%
80 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 52.14 45.65 188 -13.7%
81 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 43.50 45.58 157 3.3%
82 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 43.65 43.85 156 -1.0%
83 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 28.62 42.97 82 48.0%
84 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 34.09 42.65 248 23.3%
85 Shanghai University (SHU), China 32.68 41.50 100 25.2%
86 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 34.36 41.38 87 18.7%
87 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 32.52 40.39 131 22.4%
88 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 25.50 40.12 66 55.1%
89 University of Tsukuba, Japan 61.92 40.09 220 -36.2%
90 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 52.37 39.43 184 -25.8%
91 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 37.19 38.92 92 3.2%
92 Chongqing University (CQU), China 30.66 38.38 99 23.4%
93 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 34.21 38.09 226 9.7%
94 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 35.42 37.36 101 4.0%
95 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 26.22 36.29 141 36.4%
96 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 37.81 34.85 133 -9.2%
97 Northwest University (NWU), China 28.02 34.63 56 21.8%
98 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 20.72 34.38 66 63.5%
99 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 25.51 34.05 73 31.6%
100 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 38.57 33.77 87 -13.7%
101 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 17.09 33.50 137 93.2%
102 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 28.02 33.07 55 16.3%
103 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 29.91 32.84 117 8.2%
104 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 29.76 32.72 117 8.4%
105 Waseda University, Japan 26.51 32.47 145 20.7%
106 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 23.26 31.99 67 35.6%
107 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 29.00 31.83 67 8.2%
108 University of Otago, New Zealand 31.78 31.54 113 -2.2%
109 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 26.53 31.35 81 16.5%
110 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 21.05 31.25 46 46.3%
111 Jinan University (JNU), China 18.47 30.81 102 64.4%
112 Curtin University, Australia 37.35 30.17 133 -20.4%
113 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 32.82 29.66 83 -10.9%
114 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 20.41 29.37 99 41.9%
115 Okayama University, Japan 25.76 28.97 144 10.9%
116 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 31.10 28.91 108 -8.4%
117 Kobe University, Japan 30.21 28.13 138 -8.2%
118 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 28.60 28.00 153 -3.5%
119 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 20.73 27.49 182 30.7%
120 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 28.96 27.42 70 -6.6%
121 Changzhou University (CZU), China 14.89 27.14 40 79.6%
122 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 20.96 27.11 96 27.5%
123 Shanxi University (SXU), China 18.59 27.00 79 43.2%
124 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 21.27 26.70 75 23.7%
125 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 24.20 26.44 86 7.7%
126 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 21.13 26.35 90 22.9%
127 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 23.99 25.79 81 6.0%
128 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 29.44 25.53 41 -14.5%
129 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 20.86 25.44 94 20.2%
130 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 24.23 25.02 66 1.8%
131 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 13.37 24.85 44 83.2%
132 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 22.47 24.66 98 8.2%
133 Griffith University, Australia 21.72 24.60 98 11.7%
134 Macquarie University, Australia 20.91 24.49 106 15.4%
135 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 14.77 23.59 49 57.5%
136 ShanghaiTech University, China 10.09 23.40 131 128.6%
137 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 19.44 23.29 82 18.1%
138 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 10.55 23.19 50 116.6%
139 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 17.69 22.79 55 27.0%
140 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 14.60 22.34 96 50.8%
141 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 27.45 21.78 85 -21.8%
142 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 17.47 21.17 45 19.5%
143 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 12.82 20.72 46 59.4%
144 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 15.16 20.60 60 33.9%
145 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 13.88 20.58 48 46.1%
146 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 11.51 20.55 57 76.0%
147 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 23.39 20.40 58 -14.0%
148 Chiba University, Japan 37.65 20.38 75 -46.7%
149 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 13.79 20.24 55 44.7%
150 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 17.44 20.17 33 14.0%
151 University of Jinan (UJN), China 16.89 19.35 31 12.9%
152 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 20.85 19.16 69 -9.4%
153 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 18.59 19.04 168 0.9%
154 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.82 18.96 60 -0.7%
155 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.29 18.67 75 13.0%
156 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 18.46 18.66 56 -0.3%
157 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 24.87 18.59 75 -26.3%
158 Henan Normal University, China 20.18 18.51 39 -9.6%
159 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 26.78 18.43 44 -32.2%
160 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 25.62 18.39 95 -29.2%
161 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 9.83 18.34 48 83.9%
162 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 15.53 18.17 28 15.3%
163 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 8.55 18.05 31 108.0%
164 Kumamoto University, Japan 13.03 18.03 52 36.4%
165 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 15.67 17.84 81 12.2%
166 Henan University (HENU), China 10.83 17.65 36 60.5%
167 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 17.01 17.28 46 0.1%
168 Nanchang University (NCU), China 10.84 17.22 57 56.6%
169 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 12.77 17.17 44 32.6%
170 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 27.96 17.11 122 -39.7%
171 GNS Science, New Zealand 10.85 17.04 66 54.8%
172 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 21.69 16.87 82 -23.3%
173 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 14.45 16.58 64 13.1%
174 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 20.02 16.51 24 -18.7%
175 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 16.47 16.48 135 -1.4%
176 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 17.40 16.26 39 -7.9%
177 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.06 16.18 69 -24.3%
178 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 10.07 16.00 36 56.6%
179 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 20.95 15.93 57 -25.1%
180 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.79 15.89 34 5.9%
181 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 15.45 15.83 116 1.0%
182 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 16.82 15.73 46 -7.8%
183 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 22.49 15.53 36 -31.9%
184 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 6.71 15.49 33 127.3%
185 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 14.09 15.10 82 5.6%
186 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 9.10 15.04 48 63.0%
187 Samsung Group, South Korea 19.37 15.03 65 -23.5%
188 Chonnam National University, South Korea 8.03 15.00 116 84.2%
189 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 17.18 14.97 26 -14.1%
190 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 11.65 14.95 56 26.5%
191 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 14.14 14.79 132 3.1%
192 Anhui University (AHU), China 5.68 14.71 39 155.3%
193 Jiangnan University, China 11.65 14.52 41 22.8%
194 Donghua University (DHU), China 14.60 14.38 38 -2.9%
195 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 12.44 14.38 46 13.9%
196 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 8.40 14.26 40 67.4%
197 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 10.69 14.24 33 31.3%
198 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 16.44 14.21 116 -14.8%
199 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 12.46 14.20 35 12.4%
200 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 12.76 14.14 42 9.2%
201 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 14.77 14.06 69 -6.2%
202 Hebei University (HBU), China 6.48 14.00 25 113.0%
203 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 11.88 13.90 111 15.3%
204 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 7.85 13.89 24 74.3%
205 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 18.15 13.88 34 -24.6%
206 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 10.45 13.88 48 30.9%
207 India Department of Space (DOS), India 21.38 13.44 30 -38.0%
208 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 10.56 13.41 24 25.2%
209 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 11.27 13.30 35 16.4%
210 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 11.43 13.29 57 14.6%
211 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 15.51 13.27 50 -15.7%
212 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 15.26 13.13 62 -15.2%
213 Deakin University, Australia 16.05 12.92 53 -20.6%
214 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 13.10 12.83 94 -3.4%
215 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 3.15 12.66 39 296.0%
216 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 17.58 12.40 34 -30.5%
217 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 8.40 12.35 40 44.9%
218 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 8.43 12.26 34 43.3%
219 Sejong University, South Korea 9.05 12.02 48 30.9%
220 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 6.05 12.00 33 95.4%
221 Kindai University, Japan 10.55 11.94 24 11.6%
222 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 8.10 11.94 74 45.3%
223 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 7.33 11.91 28 60.1%
224 Xidian University, China 6.99 11.71 25 65.0%
225 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 7.71 11.68 48 49.3%
226 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 13.37 11.62 84 -14.4%
227 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 11.11 11.61 31 3.0%
228 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 11.61 11.54 21 -2.0%
229 Niigata University, Japan 11.07 11.46 51 2.0%
230 Ehime University, Japan 13.08 11.45 43 -13.7%
231 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 10.57 11.33 22 5.7%
232 Massey University, New Zealand 10.50 11.31 76 6.2%
233 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 9.18 11.22 37 20.4%
234 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 5.18 11.16 28 112.2%
235 University of Calcutta (CU), India 9.59 11.14 26 14.5%
236 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 4.85 10.86 22 120.5%
237 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 6.19 10.65 33 69.7%
238 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 8.65 10.60 26 20.7%
239 La Trobe University, Australia 12.55 10.45 66 -17.9%
240 Gunma University, Japan 11.40 10.33 35 -10.7%
241 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 14.16 10.23 28 -28.8%
242 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 9.99 10.23 37 0.9%
243 Hohai University (HHU), China 7.02 10.20 27 43.2%
244 University of Shizuoka, Japan 3.09 10.16 19 224.5%
245 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 5.35 10.14 24 86.7%
246 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 3.33 10.05 11 197.5%
247 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 10.85 10.04 94 -8.8%
248 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 4.85 10.02 13 103.8%
249 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 2.56 9.89 14 280.2%
250 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 11.20 9.80 23 -13.8%
251 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.45 9.76 19 116.2%
252 Nagasaki University, Japan 7.32 9.70 31 30.5%
253 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 5.08 9.69 38 87.9%
254 Jadavpur University (JU), India 8.90 9.62 15 6.5%
255 Qingdao University (QU), China 7.56 9.62 35 25.5%
256 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 4.49 9.54 32 109.6%
257 Saitama University, Japan 5.85 9.44 27 59.0%
258 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 11.40 9.40 27 -18.7%
259 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 13.10 9.39 152 -29.3%
260 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 11.60 9.36 49 -20.5%
261 Sogang University, South Korea 15.90 9.31 27 -42.3%
262 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 7.37 9.10 28 21.7%
263 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 11.31 9.07 42 -20.9%
264 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 7.38 8.85 40 18.2%
265 Dongguk University, South Korea 9.31 8.83 27 -6.5%
266 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 11.46 8.80 28 -24.3%
267 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 6.65 8.77 42 30.0%
268 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 6.99 8.72 101 23.0%
269 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 9.20 8.68 25 -6.9%
270 Hubei University (HUBU), China 6.36 8.66 27 34.2%
271 Shizuoka University, Japan 4.95 8.60 29 71.3%
272 Konkuk University, South Korea 8.84 8.47 50 -5.6%
273 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 8.23 8.40 53 0.6%
274 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 4.57 8.39 14 80.9%
275 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 6.72 8.39 45 23.1%
276 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 1.81 8.30 12 350.9%
277 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 5.55 8.28 11 47.2%
278 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 9.73 8.19 21 -17.0%
279 Kangwon National University, South Korea 10.84 8.14 28 -26.0%
280 Western Sydney University, Australia 6.82 8.13 46 17.6%
281 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.25 8.10 11 52.1%
282 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 5.41 8.06 36 47.0%
283 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 4.78 8.05 47 65.9%
284 University of Toyama, Japan 8.47 8.03 20 -6.6%
285 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 5.17 8.02 114 53.0%
286 Toyota Group, Japan 12.79 7.99 18 -38.5%
287 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 3.40 7.96 31 130.6%
288 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 8.18 7.92 22 -4.6%
289 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 7.30 7.91 14 6.9%
290 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 6.91 7.90 63 12.7%
291 Chuo University, Japan 9.99 7.89 26 -22.2%
292 Kookmin University, South Korea 3.81 7.85 16 103.3%
293 Yamaguchi University, Japan 10.87 7.79 21 -29.3%
294 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 9.12 7.75 20 -16.3%
295 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 9.93 7.55 25 -25.1%
296 Yanshan University (YSU), China 4.79 7.54 15 55.2%
297 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 7.02 7.52 30 5.6%
298 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 4.15 7.46 26 77.4%
299 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 5.25 7.44 23 39.6%
300 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 5.11 7.30 14 40.8%
301 Ibaraki University, Japan 2.83 7.30 25 154.2%
302 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 5.15 7.28 58 39.2%
303 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 7.63 7.23 21 -6.6%
304 Yamagata University, Japan 10.70 7.17 35 -34.0%
305 Inha University, South Korea 10.19 7.14 37 -30.9%
306 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 3.70 7.13 17 90.3%
307 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.61 7.11 12 -57.8%
308 University of Yamanashi, Japan 6.31 7.04 22 9.9%
309 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 9.03 7.02 42 -23.5%
310 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 4.55 7.01 17 51.8%
311 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.96 7.01 36 16.0%
312 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 5.33 7.00 41 29.5%
313 University of Macau (UM), China 6.41 6.98 41 7.3%
314 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 7.61 6.98 19 -9.7%
315 Doshisha University, Japan 4.23 6.96 19 62.4%
316 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 5.06 6.96 25 35.5%
317 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.52 6.88 27 4.0%
318 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.81 6.88 25 -0.5%
319 Rikkyo University, Japan 4.51 6.87 26 50.1%
320 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 6.86 6.87 93 -1.4%
321 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 5.29 6.76 36 26.1%
322 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 4.40 6.71 21 50.6%
323 Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand 1.39 6.64 15 369.9%
324 BGI, China 5.71 6.52 31 12.5%
325 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 7.37 6.51 20 -13.0%
326 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 5.41 6.50 26 18.4%
327 Northeastern University (NEU), China 10.17 6.49 17 -37.1%
328 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 9.02 6.47 50 -29.3%
329 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 8.37 6.38 46 -24.9%
330 Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), India 0.94 6.30 12 559.4%
331 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 5.09 6.24 12 20.8%
332 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 6.37 6.23 10 -3.7%
333 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 2.66 6.16 9 128.5%
334 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 2.91 6.05 10 104.5%
335 Tokushima University, Japan 8.81 6.01 27 -32.7%
336 India Ministry of Earth Science (MoES), India 6.29 6.01 19 -5.8%
337 Capital Medical University, China 5.32 5.96 42 10.4%
338 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 5.62 5.93 87 4.0%
339 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 2.23 5.88 10 159.4%
340 Nihon University, Japan 7.08 5.79 22 -19.4%
341 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 11.27 5.79 9 -49.4%
342 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 4.41 5.78 30 29.1%
343 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 4.87 5.76 14 16.6%
344 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 10.31 5.73 20 -45.2%
345 Guangzhou University (GU), China 3.47 5.72 20 62.5%
346 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 2.69 5.69 20 108.6%
347 Juntendo University, Japan 4.00 5.65 22 39.2%
348 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 7.24 5.58 79 -24.0%
349 Linyi University (LYU), China 3.31 5.57 11 65.8%
350 Huaibei Normal University, China 5.53 5.56 8 -0.9%
351 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 8.79 5.54 32 -37.8%
352 Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), India 5.26 5.51 15 3.3%
353 Liaoning University (LNU), China 2.29 5.46 21 134.7%
354 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 5.47 5.44 25 -1.9%
355 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 11.34 5.42 26 -52.9%
356 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 5.44 5.40 9 -2.1%
357 Flinders University, Australia 6.37 5.39 22 -16.6%
358 Ningbo University (NBU), China 5.98 5.31 22 -12.4%
359 Kanagawa University, Japan 2.93 5.29 24 78.4%
360 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 2.32 5.28 17 124.5%
361 Visva-Bharati University, India 3.02 5.24 51 71.0%
362 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 2.58 5.24 14 100.0%
363 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 4.03 5.23 17 28.0%
364 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 6.49 5.21 20 -20.8%
365 University of Fukui, Japan 5.31 5.18 20 -3.8%
366 University of Hyogo, Japan 9.45 5.18 31 -46.0%
367 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 3.04 5.15 10 67.0%
368 Nagoya City University, Japan 6.63 5.14 20 -23.5%
369 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 6.67 5.10 17 -24.5%
370 University of Delhi (DU), India 7.80 5.09 88 -35.6%
371 Yunnan University (YNU), China 7.19 5.05 25 -30.8%
372 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 1.61 5.03 17 208.8%
373 National Institute of Technology Rourkela (NITR), India 1.98 4.96 6 147.6%
374 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.23 4.94 7 2,009.7%
375 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 5.12 4.89 9 -5.8%
376 Kansai University, Japan 2.14 4.88 9 124.5%
377 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 3.08 4.85 17 55.2%
378 University of Miyazaki, Japan 1.61 4.83 38 195.4%
379 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 4.56 4.82 26 4.2%
380 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 3.01 4.67 17 52.9%
381 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 3.95 4.67 5 16.6%
382 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 6.05 4.65 19 -24.3%
383 Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (JFCR), Japan 2.90 4.63 13 57.2%
384 Nanyang Normal University, China 4.43 4.62 9 2.9%
385 Soongsil University, South Korea 3.37 4.56 24 33.3%
386 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 2.44 4.54 8 83.7%
387 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 4.05 4.54 9 10.6%
388 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 3.35 4.37 14 28.3%
389 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 6.59 4.35 18 -35.0%
390 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 3.21 4.34 10 33.1%
391 Saga University, Japan 4.73 4.25 15 -11.5%
392 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 1.44 4.25 33 190.7%
393 Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda University, India 1.63 4.20 6 153.5%
394 Shiv Nadar University (SNU), India 2.13 4.17 7 93.1%
395 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 2.13 4.09 82 89.3%
396 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 6.54 4.09 25 -38.4%
397 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 5.44 4.07 10 -26.3%
398 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 2.24 4.05 13 78.4%
399 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.60 4.04 38 -28.9%
400 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 4.44 4.03 48 -10.6%
401 Pondicherry University, India 0.10 4.02 8 4,027.8%
402 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 1.00 4.01 12 295.5%
403 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 1.70 4.01 10 132.6%
404 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.06 3.95 12 27.0%
405 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 4.51 3.93 11 -14.1%
406 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 1.74 3.91 21 121.4%
407 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 4.41 3.91 79 -12.6%
408 Shantou University (STU), China 4.94 3.90 18 -22.2%
409 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 3.74 3.90 14 2.7%
410 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 5.20 3.89 14 -26.4%
411 Kyoto Prefectural University of Medicine (KPUM), Japan 2.89 3.87 15 32.0%
412 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 0.50 3.85 9 658.1%
413 Konan University, Japan 5.51 3.82 11 -31.7%
414 Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (AWE), Australia 3.15 3.79 24 18.5%
415 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 2.46 3.78 13 51.4%
416 Kochi University, Japan 2.07 3.76 18 79.3%
417 Guizhou University (GZU), China 5.86 3.75 13 -36.9%
418 Chubu University, Japan 5.06 3.75 6 -27.0%
419 National Center of Neurology and Psychiatry (NCNP), Japan 1.43 3.69 12 154.0%
420 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.68 3.69 23 -1.3%
421 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 6.24 3.67 15 -41.9%
422 Anyang Normal University, China 4.35 3.61 8 -18.3%
423 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 3.48 3.60 14 2.1%
424 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 2.01 3.60 18 76.3%
425 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 6.82 3.60 41 -48.0%
426 Kagoshima University, Japan 3.74 3.59 15 -5.5%
427 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 1.51 3.58 23 134.2%
428 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 0.72 3.56 38 386.1%
429 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 1.48 3.53 5 134.9%
430 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 1.36 3.51 20 154.0%
431 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 2.58 3.50 7 33.8%
432 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 3.47 3.49 6 -0.8%
433 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 4.45 3.49 14 -22.8%
434 Tokai University, Japan 1.43 3.48 18 140.1%
435 Inner Mongolia University, China 1.94 3.45 5 75.3%
436 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 2.03 3.41 16 65.5%
437 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 5.75 3.39 13 -42.0%
438 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 4.64 3.38 15 -28.1%
439 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 6.28 3.38 12 -47.0%
440 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 2.11 3.32 11 55.1%
441 Sophia University, Japan 3.46 3.32 8 -5.6%
442 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 5.76 3.31 9 -43.3%
443 University of Waikato, New Zealand 1.15 3.30 17 183.1%
444 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 0.43 3.29 15 648.0%
445 China Medical University (CMU), China 0.69 3.29 11 370.5%
446 Gakushuin University, Japan 7.63 3.28 8 -57.6%
447 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 0.13 3.26 11 2,474.0%
448 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 3.25 3.26 15 -1.2%
449 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 0.52 3.26 11 514.4%
450 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 5.89 3.25 14 -45.7%
451 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 4.64 3.24 23 -31.1%
452 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 1.05 3.23 7 203.1%
453 Ochanomizu University, Japan 1.44 3.20 41 119.1%
454 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 5.12 3.19 9 -38.6%
455 Akita University, Japan 4.48 3.18 9 -30.0%
456 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 4.83 3.16 14 -35.7%
457 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 1.95 3.14 15 59.2%
458 Jining University (JNXY), China 1.16 3.13 7 165.7%
459 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 2.62 3.12 10 17.2%
460 Yeungnam University, South Korea 2.43 3.09 12 25.0%
461 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 3.08 3.08 5 -1.2%
462 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 1.51 3.07 14 100.4%
463 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 3.70 3.07 8 -18.3%
464 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 7.21 3.06 9 -58.1%
465 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 2.32 3.06 15 30.1%
466 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 2.28 3.04 9 31.6%
467 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.53 3.00 20 16.7%
468 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 0.50 2.99 8 487.8%
469 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.22 2.99 17 1,267.6%
470 North University of China (NUC), China 0.50 2.99 6 489.1%
471 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 1.51 2.97 14 93.8%
472 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 2.86 2.95 6 1.8%
473 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.18 2.95 22 -43.9%
474 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.75 2.92 8 4.5%
475 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 1.60 2.91 9 79.3%
476 Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, Australia 5.80 2.91 29 -50.6%
477 Victor Chang Cardiac Research Institute (VCCRI), Australia 2.70 2.91 12 6.2%
478 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 2.33 2.90 7 22.7%
479 Mie University, Japan 1.44 2.90 11 99.0%
480 Nippon Medical School, Japan 0.37 2.89 7 664.1%
481 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.61 2.88 9 75.9%
482 Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), India 4.74 2.83 4 -41.3%
483 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 1.31 2.82 6 111.1%
484 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 0.67 2.80 12 313.7%
485 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 0.52 2.79 19 432.1%
486 Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM), China 0.85 2.78 13 222.1%
487 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 3.37 2.75 4 -19.5%
488 Shimane University, Japan 4.31 2.74 8 -37.3%
489 China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China 0.59 2.74 24 357.1%
490 Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand 1.64 2.73 29 63.7%
491 Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), India 0.58 2.73 3 360.8%
492 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 2.60 2.73 6 3.5%
493 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.58 2.71 7 3.6%
494 Melbourne Health, Australia 4.24 2.71 49 -37.0%
495 Meijo University, Japan 3.49 2.71 18 -23.6%
496 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 2.16 2.70 14 23.2%
497 St Vincent's Health Australia, Australia 2.36 2.70 36 12.9%
498 Wuyi University, China 0.40 2.69 11 555.3%
499 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 0.25 2.69 6 960.3%
500 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 3.67 2.69 41 -27.9%

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