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 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 35.02 34.79 71 -7.3%
2 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 27.14 30.87 78 6.2%
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 18.92 18.92 47 -6.7%
4 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 20.54 18.07 58 -17.9%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 10.86 10.07 28 -13.5%
6 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 7.62 8.27 15 1.4%
7 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 4.32 6.42 15 38.8%
8 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 12.99 6.32 12 -54.6%
9 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 4.45 5.92 7 24.0%
10 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 2.87 5.80 26 88.9%
11 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.71 5.13 13 1.7%
12 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 2.98 3.14 8 -1.6%
13 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 5.00 2.19 10 -59.1%
14 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 1.43 1.99 6 29.4%
15 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 1.47 1.63 12 3.6%
16 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.50 1.42 5 164.2%
17 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 1.35 1.36 6 -5.7%
18 Kao Yuan University, Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
19 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.97 0.96 4 -7.8%
20 Tunghai University, Taiwan 1.05 0.94 3 -16.4%
21 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.63 0.88 3 -49.4%
22 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 1.61 0.88 6 -49.2%
23 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.81 0.79 5 -59.3%
24 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.42 0.63 2 40.8%
25 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 0.12 0.58 2 336.1%
26 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.34 0.52 5 -63.7%
27 National Pingtung University (NPTU), Taiwan 0.50 1 N/A
28 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.30 0.48 2 50.4%
29 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 1.02 0.44 2 -59.9%
30 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.17 0.44 3 144.2%
31 National Taitung University (NTTU), Taiwan 0.80 0.40 1 -53.3%
32 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.11 0.33 1 180.0%
33 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 0.18 0.33 2 72.5%
34 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.39 0.31 3 -23.9%
35 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.36 0.22 2 -42.5%
36 National Ilan University, Taiwan 0.15 1 N/A
37 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.17 0.13 1 -30.0%
37 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
37 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
37 Synergy ScienTech Corp., Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
38 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 0.12 4 N/A
39 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
40 Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
41 National United University, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
41 Chi Mei Corporation, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
42 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
43 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.41 0.06 1 -95.8%
43 PharmaEssentia Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
44 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
45 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 0.05 0.05 1 -8.1%
46 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.03 1 N/A
47 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.45 0.03 1 -94.6%
48 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.02 0.02 4 -18.9%
48 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.02 0.02 4 -18.9%
48 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.02 0.02 4 -18.9%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.