2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 199.98 203.94 607 6.7%
2 Nanjing University (NJU), China 51.14 58.80 169 20.4%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 53.49 45.00 179 -11.9%
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 21.83 38.36 186 84.0%
5 Tsinghua University, China 32.68 35.62 99 14.1%
6 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 31.78 35.08 77 15.5%
7 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 30.49 32.15 79 10.4%
8 Tongji University, China 30.84 30.25 101 2.7%
9 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 27.17 25.43 105 -2.0%
10 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 16.84 23.17 46 44.0%
11 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 19.23 23.01 80 25.3%
12 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 22.37 21.83 48 2.1%
13 Fudan University, China 13.32 18.46 33 45.0%
14 Wuhan University (WHU), China 10.52 18.35 41 82.5%
15 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 14.33 16.57 70 21.0%
16 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 14.60 15.89 34 14.0%
17 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 15.32 15.31 45 4.7%
18 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 12.23 14.60 55 24.9%
19 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 9.05 14.13 30 63.4%
20 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 8.29 13.84 60 74.9%
21 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 15.82 13.44 36 -11.0%
22 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 5.57 11.12 21 108.9%
23 Hohai University (HHU), China 6.56 10.15 26 61.9%
24 Shandong University (SDU), China 5.07 9.85 59 103.6%
25 Nankai University (NKU), China 9.31 8.95 16 0.6%
26 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 7.89 8.77 16 16.4%
27 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 9.74 8.56 13 -8.0%
28 Xiamen University (XMU), China 4.86 8.14 16 75.4%
29 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 6.81 7.95 21 22.3%
30 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 4.55 7.79 15 79.1%
31 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 6.18 7.42 27 25.7%
32 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 3.89 7.37 25 98.2%
33 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 1.95 6.86 15 267.5%
34 Jinan University (JNU), China 2.35 6.59 21 193.6%
35 Hunan University (HNU), China 4.20 6.29 10 57.0%
36 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 1.00 5.74 7 501.3%
37 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 3.47 5.65 13 70.3%
38 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 6.09 4.87 17 -16.3%
39 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 3.55 4.51 19 32.9%
40 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 3.01 4.38 8 52.2%
41 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 5.44 4.07 10 -21.8%
42 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 3.26 4.04 11 29.6%
43 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 6.56 3.99 55 -36.4%
44 Beihang University (BUAA), China 4.16 3.95 15 -0.6%
45 Tianjin University (TJU), China 3.92 3.94 54 5.2%
46 Donghua University (DHU), China 1.58 3.85 5 154.3%
47 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 1.20 3.81 11 233.4%
48 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 2.37 3.72 8 64.7%
49 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 1.80 3.67 11 114.1%
50 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.60 3.63 22 528.3%
51 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 4.33 3.53 15 -14.6%
52 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 4.55 3.48 5 -19.9%
53 Soochow University, China 1.10 3.40 9 224.1%
54 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 3.47 3.38 5 2.0%
55 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 2.24 3.35 12 56.6%
56 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 0.52 3.26 11 552.5%
57 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 5.07 3.19 15 -34.1%
58 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.17 3.16 5 1,884.0%
59 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 3.10 3.15 14 6.4%
60 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 1.86 2.97 11 67.4%
61 Central South University (CSU), China 1.56 2.97 9 98.7%
62 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 3.70 2.93 4 -17.0%
63 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 0.86 2.76 8 235.4%
64 Jiangnan University, China 2.68 6 N/A
65 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 1.10 2.49 8 136.4%
66 Chongqing University (CQU), China 0.79 2.46 8 228.2%
67 Sichuan University (SCU), China 1.57 2.07 4 38.7%
68 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 1.37 2.05 50 55.8%
69 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 0.71 2.05 4 199.8%
70 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 0.91 1.99 4 128.6%
71 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 0.11 1.92 4 1,712.8%
72 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 4.05 1.88 4 -51.5%
73 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 2.90 1.87 4 -32.7%
74 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 1.75 4 N/A
75 Jilin University (JLU), China 1.28 1.75 8 43.3%
76 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 0.96 1.70 12 85.6%
77 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 1.12 1.70 5 58.3%
78 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 0.75 1.68 3 135.1%
79 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 1.36 1.62 7 24.8%
80 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 0.75 1.42 2 97.7%
81 Northwest University (NWU), China 1.55 1.41 4 -4.9%
82 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.42 1.38 4 1.6%
83 Shanxi University (SXU), China 1.33 3 N/A
84 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 0.02 1.28 3 6,597.9%
85 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 1.01 1.25 8 30.3%
86 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 0.24 1.22 2 442.8%
87 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.35 1.22 4 269.7%
88 China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China 2.06 1.18 8 -40.4%
89 Southwest University (SWU), China 0.78 1.12 6 50.8%
90 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 0.60 1.06 3 84.7%
91 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 0.21 1.06 10 430.8%
92 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 1.27 1.04 3 -13.9%
93 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 1.60 1.00 1 -34.7%
93 Yibin University, China 1.00 1 N/A
93 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 1.00 3 N/A
94 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.33 0.95 4 199.1%
95 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 0.94 2 N/A
96 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 0.44 0.91 42 119.0%
97 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 0.41 0.90 11 127.4%
98 Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China 0.89 4 N/A
99 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.17 0.88 5 429.8%
100 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 0.21 0.88 1 327.4%

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.