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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 210.47 211.05 676 -1.8%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 98.92 94.07 257 -6.8%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 57.86 89.67 231 51.8%
4 RIKEN, Japan 54.97 60.53 207 7.9%
5 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 44.63 59.67 202 31.0%
6 Tsinghua University, China 49.31 57.66 185 14.6%
7 Kyoto University, Japan 50.94 57.24 161 10.1%
8 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 38.53 50.32 211 27.9%
9 Fudan University, China 33.05 49.55 151 46.9%
10 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 42.87 46.59 146 6.5%
11 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 30.16 45.53 160 47.9%
12 Osaka University, Japan 61.87 43.40 130 -31.3%
13 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 37.23 41.19 106 8.4%
14 Monash University, Australia 34.97 38.68 148 8.4%
15 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 40.08 38.61 235 -5.6%
16 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 24.44 38.04 236 52.5%
17 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 31.91 34.20 123 5.0%
18 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 30.45 31.91 161 2.7%
19 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 26.43 31.45 101 16.6%
20 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 26.37 29.51 129 9.7%
21 Kyushu University, Japan 32.63 29.20 83 -12.3%
22 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 21.41 28.72 127 31.4%
23 Nagoya University, Japan 29.39 25.88 78 -13.7%
24 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 31.58 25.05 67 -22.3%
25 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 14.29 24.26 73 66.3%
26 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 11.48 22.96 87 95.9%
27 Tohoku University, Japan 25.83 22.52 70 -14.6%
28 Hokkaido University, Japan 30.45 22.13 66 -28.8%
29 Wuhan University (WHU), China 10.60 21.02 58 94.3%
30 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 19.34 20.61 48 4.4%
31 Nanjing University (NJU), China 12.38 20.19 54 59.7%
32 Xiamen University (XMU), China 6.83 18.93 53 171.6%
33 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 11.46 18.64 52 59.3%
34 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 14.74 18.42 64 22.5%
35 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 21.73 18.38 82 -17.1%
36 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 16.45 18.23 67 8.6%
37 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.57 17.06 95 58.1%
38 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 16.22 17.02 78 2.8%
39 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 14.71 16.20 29 8.0%
40 Shandong University (SDU), China 13.28 16.06 79 18.5%
41 Keio University, Japan 23.80 15.94 59 -34.4%
42 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 11.18 15.64 47 37.1%
43 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 9.20 15.06 29 60.3%
44 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 18.33 14.75 53 -21.1%
45 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 21.36 14.65 52 -32.8%
46 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 13.78 14.51 80 3.1%
47 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 13.95 14.06 90 -1.2%
48 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 12.75 13.89 34 6.7%
49 University of Otago, New Zealand 13.32 13.60 40 0.1%
50 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 8.20 12.81 33 52.9%
51 Tongji University, China 9.91 11.84 57 17.0%
52 Sichuan University (SCU), China 11.68 11.50 46 -3.5%
53 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 8.24 11.05 62 31.4%
54 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 13.16 10.80 31 -19.6%
55 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 6.33 10.69 37 65.5%
56 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 11.49 10.68 18 -8.9%
57 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 8.01 10.53 43 28.7%
58 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 10.53 10.50 47 -2.3%
59 Yonsei University, South Korea 15.22 10.35 36 -33.4%
60 Soochow University, China 10.05 9.81 37 -4.4%
61 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 6.57 9.80 27 46.1%
62 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 8.39 9.80 49 14.4%
63 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 8.09 9.77 44 18.3%
64 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 9.46 9.64 38 -0.2%
65 Kobe University, Japan 8.24 9.52 31 13.3%
66 University of Tsukuba, Japan 17.74 9.20 45 -49.2%
67 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 8.67 9.10 29 2.9%
68 Korea University, South Korea 6.08 9.08 29 46.3%
69 Macquarie University, Australia 5.91 9.03 32 49.8%
70 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 12.27 8.86 35 -29.3%
71 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 4.65 8.60 22 81.4%
72 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 9.10 8.50 33 -8.6%
73 Okayama University, Japan 5.57 8.21 26 44.2%
74 Nankai University (NKU), China 8.24 7.98 28 -5.2%
75 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 6.60 7.92 24 17.6%
76 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 6.74 7.90 63 14.9%
77 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.16 7.61 23 4.1%
78 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 4.21 7.58 28 76.6%
79 Chiba University, Japan 8.96 7.52 31 -17.8%
80 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 8.30 7.47 31 -11.8%
81 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 9.93 7.46 24 -26.4%
82 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 5.01 7.36 33 44.0%
83 Kumamoto University, Japan 6.26 7.10 22 11.2%
84 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 5.33 6.97 40 28.1%
85 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 9.11 6.77 34 -27.3%
86 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 3.44 6.75 40 91.9%
87 ShanghaiTech University, China 3.73 6.64 56 74.2%
88 Southeast University (SEU), China 2.06 6.59 14 212.6%
89 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 2.53 6.52 14 153.1%
90 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 3.85 6.44 27 64.0%
91 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 6.54 6.34 26 -4.9%
92 Gunma University, Japan 5.22 6.16 23 15.6%
93 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 8.83 6.08 40 -32.5%
94 BGI, China 5.60 6.05 27 5.9%
95 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.82 5.88 30 -1.0%
96 Central South University (CSU), China 5.08 5.80 44 11.8%
97 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 3.31 5.80 20 71.8%
98 Niigata University, Japan 7.28 5.62 23 -24.3%
99 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 1.77 5.57 23 208.7%
100 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 6.57 5.52 44 -17.8%

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.