2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry

Table criteria

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution FC 2016 FC 2017
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 815.36 783.58
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 232.12 239.5
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 209.33 207.74
4 Kyoto University, Japan 139.87 172.37
5 Peking University (PKU), China 179.84 168.84
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 151.17 165.97
7 Tsinghua University (TH), China 139.46 165.85
8 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 147.84 162.21
9 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.86 158.39
10 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 132.39 157.65
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 165.26 152.28
12 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 125.86 149.73
13 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 125.71 135.55
14 Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CAS, China 140.33 135.1
15 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 105.89 134.88
16 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 83 133.59
17 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 133.73 132.75
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 115.04 131.23
19 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 154.16 130.55
20 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 112.54 128.7
21 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 125.94 127.37
22 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 118.79 127.28
23 Nankai University (NKU), China 111.75 117.49
24 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 110.99 116.44
25 Osaka University, Japan 84.41 114.86
26 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 118.27 111.53
27 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 87.48 105.61
28 Soochow University, China 88.05 103.31
29 Fudan University, China 82.99 100.84
30 Xiamen University (XMU), China 94.55 98.41
31 Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CAS, China 103.69 96.37
32 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 77.49 93.72
33 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.49 93.1
34 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 86.97 93.09
35 Sichuan University (SCU), China 78.24 92.54
36 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 119.46 92.39
37 Wuhan University (WHU), China 76.63 91.19
38 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 58.6 90.11
39 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 103.51 89.89
40 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 91.55 87.48
41 Leibniz Association, Germany 80.95 87.04
42 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 117.04 86.97
43 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 86.23 85.47
44 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 78.52 82.92
45 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 60.26 77.76
46 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 65.24 77.65
47 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), United States of America (USA) 77.33 77.6
48 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 99.47 76.07
49 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 77.74 76.02
50 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 71.82 75.22
51 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 78.17 75.05
52 Jilin University (JLU), China 63.58 74.64
53 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 50.61 74.46
54 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 55.04 73.4
55 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.01 71.7
56 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 69.27 70.93
57 Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CAS, China 74.51 70.46
58 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 69.14 70.15
59 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 70.27 70.03
60 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 68.7 69.81
61 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 55.33 69.27
62 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 64.25 68.85
63 University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 63.98 68.73
64 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 60.23 68.23
65 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 54.28 66.73
66 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 67.16 66.53
67 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 88.44 66.07
68 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 51.64 65.51
69 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 63.03 65.51
70 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 80.47 64.7
71 Hunan University (HNU), China 65.92 64.48
72 Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CAS, China 71.54 64.46
73 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 69.24 64.4
74 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 58.95 64.39
75 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 66.12 63.39
76 Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CAS, China 76.67 62.14
77 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 54.81 62.04
78 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 50.55 61.96
79 Hokkaido University, Japan 59.93 61.19
80 University of California Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 61.79 60.94
81 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 51.44 60.73
82 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.21 60.7
83 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 59.65 60.12
84 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 46.23 60.07
85 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 45.2 59.43
86 University of Göttingen, Germany 45.85 59.16
87 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 49.21 58.77
88 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 60.05 58.19
89 Nagoya University, Japan 53.4 57.96
90 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.57 57.84
91 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 52.58 56.3
92 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 54.46 55.46
93 University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 38.39 54.33
94 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 63.32 54.05
95 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 57.7 52.77
96 Tohoku University, Japan 59.53 52.29
97 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 64.62 51.81
98 Southwest University (SWU), China 36.83 51.31
99 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 42.92 50.53
100 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 33.59 49.51

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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