2018 tables: Institutions - life 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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 37.23 41.19 106 8.4%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 19.34 20.61 48 4.4%
3 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 10.53 10.50 47 -2.3%
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 15.22 10.35 36 -33.4%
5 Korea University, South Korea 6.08 9.08 29 46.3%
6 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.16 7.61 23 4.1%
7 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 8.30 7.47 31 -11.8%
8 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 2.53 6.52 14 153.1%
9 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 1.32 4.76 18 252.6%
10 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 3.24 4.23 17 27.7%
11 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 1.96 3.83 24 91.1%
12 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 3.66 3.66 9 -2.0%
13 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 4.29 3.56 12 -18.7%
14 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 1.64 3.36 16 100.7%
15 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 3.43 3.30 13 -5.6%
16 Samsung Group, South Korea 2.98 2.96 21 -2.7%
17 Konkuk University, South Korea 3.58 2.38 7 -34.9%
18 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 3.16 2.34 13 -27.5%
19 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.38 2.10 8 -13.6%
20 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 2.88 1.98 5 -32.4%
21 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 0.94 1.95 13 102.5%
22 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 2.62 1.85 15 -30.7%
23 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 2.94 1.84 12 -38.8%
24 Sogang University, South Korea 1.63 1.61 4 -3.1%
25 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.14 1.43 4 880.1%
26 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.16 1.43 6 746.9%
27 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 0.54 1.41 4 155.2%
28 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 1.23 1.21 8 -3.5%
29 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 1.47 0.87 5 -42.0%
30 Inje University, South Korea 0.07 0.86 3 1,190.1%
31 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 5.81 0.86 7 -85.5%
32 Chosun University, South Korea 0.42 0.83 1 95.9%
33 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.15 0.82 7 448.1%
34 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.47 0.82 6 71.3%
35 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.36 0.79 3 113.5%
36 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 1.20 0.75 6 -39.0%
37 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.07 0.74 3 932.2%
38 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 0.22 0.70 2 216.5%
39 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.62 2 N/A
40 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.01 0.60 1 4,132.2%
41 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 0.72 0.57 6 -22.6%
42 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.50 0.50 2 -1.8%
43 Chonnam National University, South Korea 3.61 0.50 5 -86.5%
44 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.15 0.48 5 220.7%
45 Hannam University, South Korea 0.43 1 N/A
46 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.43 5 N/A
47 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.07 0.40 1 487.8%
48 Kangwon National University, South Korea 1.86 0.39 3 -79.5%
49 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.58 0.39 5 -34.7%
50 Eulji University, South Korea 0.26 0.37 3 38.1%
51 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.68 0.32 5 -53.4%
52 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.04 0.30 4 714.9%
53 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.08 0.25 1 193.9%
53 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
54 Sejong University, South Korea 0.33 0.24 3 -27.4%
55 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.21 4 N/A
56 The Armed Forces Medical Command, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
57 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 0.93 0.20 1 -78.9%
57 Hallym University, South Korea 1.02 0.20 1 -80.8%
57 Inha University, South Korea 1.82 0.20 1 -89.3%
57 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
57 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
58 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 1.59 0.19 3 -88.6%
59 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.05 0.18 3 271.1%
60 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
61 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.11 0.15 3 32.1%
62 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.02 0.14 1 592.8%
63 Cellid, Inc., South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
64 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.71 0.13 1 -82.7%
65 Myongji University, South Korea 0.14 0.12 1 -19.3%
66 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
66 Utilex Engineering Pvt. Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
66 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
67 Seoul Foreign School (SFS), South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
67 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 0.29 0.09 1 -68.8%
67 Biosolution Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
68 Geromics Inc., South Korea 0.16 0.09 1 -46.6%
69 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.44 0.07 1 -84.2%
69 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
70 Korea National Open University (KNOU), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
71 GeneOne Life Science, Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
71 Clinomics Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
72 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.23 0.06 1 -76.4%
73 Gongneung Welfare Center, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
74 Presbyterian medical center in Jeonju, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
74 KoBioLabs, Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
75 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.06 0.05 1 -19.8%
75 Gyeonggi Institute of Science and Technology Promotion (GSTEP), South Korea 0.07 0.05 1 -33.2%
76 Green Cross Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
77 Konyang University, South Korea 0.11 0.04 1 -61.1%
77 Dongnam Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (DIRAMS), South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
78 Jungwon University, South Korea 0.08 0.04 1 -54.8%
79 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.37 0.03 3 -92.0%
80 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.15 0.03 2 -81.7%
81 Intelligent Synthetic Biology Center, South Korea 0.06 0.03 1 -59.6%
82 National Health Insurance Service (NIHS), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
83 Eutilex Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
84 Daerim St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  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.