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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 813.86 785.34 1,777 -9.9%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 139.87 172.54 282 15.1%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 180.00 170.42 488 -11.6%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 150.16 167.16 337 3.9%
5 Tsinghua University, China 138.44 164.09 374 10.6%
6 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 133.37 159.89 304 11.9%
7 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.77 157.39 274 -6.9%
8 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 83.58 134.02 647 49.7%
9 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 125.64 133.93 265 -0.5%
10 Nankai University (NKU), China 111.75 118.60 326 -0.9%
11 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 109.99 116.64 237 -1.0%
12 Osaka University, Japan 84.36 114.11 210 26.2%
13 Soochow University, China 89.70 105.30 173 9.6%
14 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 87.56 105.29 197 12.2%
15 Fudan University, China 82.71 101.47 208 14.5%
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 93.55 98.51 161 -1.7%
17 Sichuan University (SCU), China 78.24 92.53 142 10.4%
18 Wuhan University (WHU), China 76.60 92.25 150 12.4%
19 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 58.60 90.43 162 44.0%
20 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 60.26 77.46 131 20.0%
21 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 78.22 75.04 128 -10.4%
22 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 50.51 74.49 159 37.7%
23 Jilin University (JLU), China 63.58 73.13 147 7.4%
24 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 84.70 72.08 120 -20.6%
25 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.01 71.56 114 -5.9%
26 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 67.16 66.35 129 -7.8%
27 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 87.55 66.07 125 -29.6%
28 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 63.03 65.51 123 -3.0%
29 Hunan University (HNU), China 65.92 64.48 109 -8.7%
30 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 56.15 61.22 106 1.8%
31 Hokkaido University, Japan 59.93 61.12 130 -4.8%
32 Nagoya University, Japan 53.96 58.44 116 1.1%
33 Tohoku University, Japan 60.53 52.26 118 -19.4%
34 Southwest University (SWU), China 36.83 51.51 59 30.5%
35 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 42.90 50.43 134 9.7%
36 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 34.01 49.85 72 36.8%
37 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 48.33 49.36 102 -4.7%
38 Kyushu University, Japan 55.95 49.25 110 -17.8%
39 Tianjin University (TJU), China 46.04 49.14 261 -0.4%
40 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 21.88 48.24 112 105.8%
41 Southeast University (SEU), China 39.19 47.46 73 13.0%
42 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 39.71 47.38 90 11.4%
43 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 40.87 46.20 114 5.5%
44 Shandong University (SDU), China 45.42 46.15 92 -5.2%
45 RIKEN, Japan 50.64 45.53 153 -16.1%
46 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 29.78 44.57 84 39.7%
47 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 26.55 42.21 87 48.4%
48 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 38.72 42.14 60 1.6%
49 Monash University, Australia 53.51 41.87 126 -27.0%
50 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 35.94 41.14 99 6.8%
51 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 37.16 39.19 130 -1.6%
52 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 39.26 38.27 77 -9.0%
53 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 36.47 37.53 77 -4.0%
54 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 25.58 36.98 63 35.0%
55 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 36.99 36.41 53 -8.1%
56 Yonsei University, South Korea 50.69 35.88 79 -33.9%
57 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 35.02 34.79 71 -7.3%
58 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 26.96 34.68 65 20.1%
59 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 28.66 33.20 120 8.1%
60 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 30.36 32.51 110 -0.1%
61 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 34.92 32.00 106 -14.5%
62 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 19.96 31.67 49 48.2%
63 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 25.63 30.93 60 12.6%
64 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 23.24 30.91 52 24.1%
65 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 27.14 30.87 78 6.2%
66 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 34.51 30.71 66 -16.9%
67 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 34.71 30.14 46 -18.9%
68 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 18.37 29.55 41 50.1%
69 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 26.74 28.60 82 -0.2%
70 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 27.16 27.64 39 -5.0%
71 Korea University, South Korea 31.30 27.03 70 -19.4%
72 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 28.91 26.34 89 -15.0%
73 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 29.58 26.31 70 -17.0%
74 Northwest University (NWU), China 24.40 26.13 36 0.0%
75 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 38.94 26.06 67 -37.5%
76 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 28.23 25.18 50 -16.7%
77 Shanghai University (SHU), China 18.96 25.08 61 23.5%
78 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 29.27 25.07 64 -20.1%
79 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 25.07 24.99 93 -6.9%
80 Central South University (CSU), China 11.23 24.95 49 107.3%
81 Changzhou University (CZU), China 13.41 24.32 32 69.3%
82 Tongji University, China 9.95 23.96 52 124.6%
83 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 17.26 23.89 51 29.1%
84 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 20.53 23.67 33 7.6%
85 Keio University, Japan 19.65 22.89 33 8.7%
86 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 16.07 22.72 36 31.9%
87 Chongqing University (CQU), China 20.61 22.64 54 2.5%
88 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 24.90 21.94 30 -17.8%
89 Beihang University (BUAA), China 21.70 20.70 60 -11.0%
90 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 18.31 20.51 39 4.6%
91 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 23.31 19.57 50 -21.6%
92 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 14.13 19.43 37 28.3%
93 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 22.01 19.43 26 -17.6%
94 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 14.51 18.98 61 22.1%
95 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 24.61 18.94 44 -28.2%
96 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 18.92 18.92 47 -6.7%
97 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 17.68 18.84 39 -0.6%
98 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 20.54 18.07 58 -17.9%
99 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 9.12 17.84 23 82.6%
100 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 25.48 17.84 51 -34.7%

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.