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 814.29 786.02
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 233.16 240.47
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 209.33 208.81
4 Kyoto University, Japan 139.87 172.54
5 Peking University (PKU), China 179.68 170.42
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.16 166.88
7 Tsinghua University, China 138.44 165.45
8 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 147.06 162.41
9 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 133.37 159.89
10 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.77 157.39
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 165.32 152.56
12 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 123.51 148.49
13 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 105.89 134.88
14 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 133.78 134.2
15 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 125.74 133.88
16 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 82.67 133.13
17 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 115.04 133.05
18 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 154.16 131.03
19 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 112.66 128.89
20 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.48 128.01
21 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 125.94 127.63
22 Nankai University (NKU), China 111.75 117.66
23 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 109.99 116.61
24 Osaka University, Japan 84.45 114.16
25 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 118.27 111.68
26 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 87.56 105.35
27 Soochow University, China 89.7 105.3
28 Fudan University, China 82.7 100.87
29 Xiamen University (XMU), China 93.55 98.47
30 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 86.97 94.09
31 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 77.49 93.72
32 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.4 93.1
33 Sichuan University (SCU), China 78.24 92.53
34 Wuhan University (WHU), China 75.94 92.25
35 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 119.46 91.84
36 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 58.6 90.43
37 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 103.51 89.89
38 Leibniz Association, Germany 80.9 87.11
39 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 117.04 87.1
40 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 91.55 86.73
41 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 86.23 85.46
42 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 78.22 82.82
43 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 80.23 80.19
44 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 60.26 78.24
45 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 64.24 77.85
46 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 77.74 77.48
47 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 71.82 76.38
48 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 98.57 76.16
49 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 78.22 75.04
50 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 50.59 74.71
51 Jilin University (JLU), China 63.58 73.13
52 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 55.04 73.07
53 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.01 71.56
54 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 69.27 70.93
55 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 69.14 70.15
56 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 69.27 70.03
57 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 68.7 69.8
58 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 63.98 69.61
59 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 55.33 69.51
60 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 64.25 69.41
61 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 60.23 68.23
62 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 55.27 67.2
63 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 67.16 66.35
64 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 87.55 66.07
65 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 51.64 65.51
66 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 63.03 65.51
67 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 80.47 64.98
68 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 69.1 64.61
69 Hunan University (HNU), China 65.92 64.48
70 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 58.95 64.39
71 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 66.12 64.39
72 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 54.77 62.3
73 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 50.55 61.96
74 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.15 61.2
75 Hokkaido University, Japan 59.93 61.12
76 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 61.79 61.09
77 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 59.66 60.75
78 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 51.44 60.73
79 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), United States of America (USA) 46.21 60.04
80 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 45.2 59.46
81 University of Göttingen, Germany 45.85 59.16
82 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 49.21 58.86
83 Nagoya University, Japan 53.96 58.44
84 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 60 58.11
85 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 54.57 57.84
86 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 52.58 56.55
87 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 54.28 55.45
88 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 38.25 54.33
89 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 57.7 52.77
90 Tohoku University, Japan 60.53 52.29
91 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 64.62 51.87
92 Southwest University (SWU), China 36.83 51.51
93 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 42.92 50.53
94 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 34.01 49.85
95 University of Würzburg, Germany 42.37 49.32
96 Kyushu University, Japan 55.95 49.25
97 Tianjin University (TJU), China 46.04 49.07
98 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 48.33 48.94
99 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 41.2 48.61
100 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 21.82 48.21

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*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 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.