2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 67.16 66.35 129 -7.8%
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 63.03 65.51 123 -3.0%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 48.33 49.36 102 -4.7%
4 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 39.71 47.38 90 11.4%
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 39.26 38.27 77 -9.0%
6 Yonsei University, South Korea 50.69 35.88 79 -33.9%
7 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 28.66 33.20 120 8.1%
8 Korea University, South Korea 31.30 27.03 70 -19.4%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 28.23 25.18 50 -16.7%
10 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 23.31 19.57 50 -21.6%
11 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 14.51 18.98 61 22.1%
12 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 7.22 13.70 27 77.0%
13 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 15.39 11.95 30 -27.5%
14 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 7.67 10.30 19 25.4%
15 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 11.53 9.45 25 -23.5%
16 Chonnam National University, South Korea 2.63 9.18 19 225.8%
17 Samsung Group, South Korea 5.76 6.92 24 12.1%
18 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 7.76 6.89 18 -17.1%
19 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.83 6.82 15 -6.7%
20 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 3.40 6.43 18 76.3%
21 Kangwon National University, South Korea 7.04 6.25 15 -17.1%
22 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 8.06 6.07 17 -29.7%
23 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 5.64 5.73 18 -5.1%
24 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 3.66 5.01 27 27.9%
25 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 2.29 4.49 15 83.2%
26 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 6.71 4.02 7 -44.1%
27 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.33 4.00 9 1,019.1%
28 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 3.59 3.79 16 -1.4%
29 Inha University, South Korea 5.20 3.63 9 -34.9%
30 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 4.78 3.57 23 -30.3%
31 Sejong University, South Korea 2.29 3.35 8 36.5%
32 Dongguk University, South Korea 5.97 3.27 12 -48.9%
33 Soongsil University, South Korea 2.02 3.18 8 47.3%
34 Sogang University, South Korea 4.44 3.03 10 -36.2%
35 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 2.78 2.37 6 -20.1%
36 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 2.96 2.23 13 -29.6%
37 Yeungnam University, South Korea 1.51 1.98 7 22.1%
38 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.83 1.93 6 117.8%
39 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 2.71 1.86 6 -36.0%
40 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 2.38 1.84 5 -27.6%
41 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.41 1.83 7 -29.0%
42 Mokpo National University, South Korea 1.76 5 N/A
43 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.50 1.54 5 186.6%
44 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.67 1.37 3 91.3%
45 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 1.67 1.22 7 -31.5%
46 Myongji University, South Korea 0.05 1.18 3 2,213.2%
47 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 2.31 1.17 7 -52.7%
48 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.33 1.17 2 226.7%
49 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.13 1.10 5 724.5%
50 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.00 1.06 2 -1.5%
51 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 0.42 1.00 1 124.0%
52 Hongik University, South Korea 1.00 0.88 1 -18.3%
53 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 0.21 0.76 3 232.1%
54 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 1.88 0.76 3 -62.1%
55 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 1.12 0.74 3 -38.7%
56 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.13 0.71 6 429.6%
57 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 2.57 0.68 3 -75.4%
58 Silla University, South Korea 0.33 0.67 1 86.7%
59 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.29 0.58 2 87.2%
60 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.20 0.58 4 168.9%
61 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.90 0.57 3 -40.2%
62 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 1.84 0.52 5 -73.5%
63 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.50 3 N/A
64 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 1.81 0.49 4 -74.8%
65 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.17 0.49 4 172.2%
66 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.42 0.42 5 -6.4%
67 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.81 0.42 2 -52.0%
68 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
69 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.33 0.34 2 -4.0%
70 Yuseong Sun Hospital, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
70 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
71 Daejin University, South Korea 0.33 0.32 1 -10.9%
72 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 1.81 0.32 3 -83.7%
73 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.20 0.30 3 39.7%
74 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.29 1 N/A
75 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 0.10 0.25 2 136.5%
76 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.27 0.25 1 -12.5%
76 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
77 Daegu University, South Korea 0.40 0.24 2 -44.9%
78 Solip Tech Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
79 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.84 0.22 2 -76.0%
80 Daegu Technopark Nano Convergence Practical Application Center (Daegu TP Nano Center), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
80 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
80 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
80 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
80 Clinomics Inc., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
81 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.19 2 N/A
82 Optrontec, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
82 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
83 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.16 2 N/A
84 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.20 0.15 1 -28.2%
85 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.15 1 N/A
86 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.08 0.14 1 60.0%
86 Bio Medical Technologies Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
87 Kumho Petrochemical Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
87 Hannam University, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
87 Dongduk Women's University (DWU), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
88 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.67 0.11 1 -84.4%
89 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
89 Virtual Lab. Inc., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
89 RoboPrint, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
90 SK holdings, South Korea 0.08 0.09 1 1.8%
91 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.46 0.08 1 -83.0%
91 Smart Korea, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
92 Systran International, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
93 Hoseo University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
94 BIO-FD&C Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
94 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
94 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
95 Hyupsung University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
96 Inje University, South Korea 1.00 0.04 1 -96.1%
97 CellMotive Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A

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.