2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 15.44 15.76 75 8.2%
2 Tsinghua University, China 10.83 9.88 35 -3.3%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 4.60 5.19 30 19.8%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.59 3.79 16 11.9%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 1.62 2.38 23 55.8%
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 0.74 2.00 14 187.3%
7 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 1.39 1.96 6 49.4%
8 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.95 3 N/A
9 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 1.07 1.87 12 85.0%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.29 1.84 10 564.9%
11 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.73 1.84 4 168.0%
12 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.87 1.43 2 74.0%
13 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.29 1.37 6 392.8%
14 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.07 1.13 2 1,638.3%
15 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.29 1.11 3 309.1%
16 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.18 1.06 7 513.9%
17 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.79 1.03 2 37.5%
18 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 1.00 1 N/A
19 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 0.89 5 -14.8%
20 Beijing Museum of Natural History, China 0.86 2 N/A
21 BGI, China 0.45 0.85 7 98.8%
22 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 3 N/A
23 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.28 0.77 3 194.1%
24 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 0.75 1 N/A
25 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.78 0.61 2 -17.0%
26 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 1 N/A
27 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.06 0.53 7 922.4%
28 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,134.6%
29 Fudan University, China 1.95 0.46 8 -75.2%
30 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 0.32 0.41 2 35.3%
31 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.40 1 N/A
32 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.60 0.39 5 -32.1%
33 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.33 1 N/A
34 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.82 0.32 3 -59.3%
35 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.31 2 N/A
36 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.17 0.30 5 85.7%
37 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.30 2 N/A
38 Hebei Geo University, China 0.29 2 N/A
39 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.45 0.28 1 -34.3%
40 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.07 0.28 1 343.9%
41 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.34 0.26 4 -18.6%
42 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.86 0.26 2 -67.4%
43 Shanghai Engineering Center for Microsatellites, China 0.24 3 N/A
44 Asymchem Labs., China 0.29 0.23 1 -14.4%
45 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.40 0.22 1 -40.6%
46 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.22 0.22 3 4.0%
47 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 0.11 0.20 2 90.8%
47 Soochow University, China 0.45 0.20 1 -53.4%
47 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 0.20 1 N/A
47 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 0.20 1 N/A
48 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 0.43 0.18 1 -55.0%
49 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.13 0.17 2 42.2%
50 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 0.06 0.17 1 218.0%
51 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.16 2 N/A
52 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.35 0.16 3 -52.1%
53 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 0.16 1 N/A
54 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.73 0.15 2 -77.5%
55 Changzhou University (CZU), China 0.15 1 N/A
56 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.15 1 N/A
57 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.05 0.14 2 220.6%
58 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.42 0.13 1 -66.5%
59 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 0.17 0.13 2 -19.5%
60 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.12 1 N/A
60 Hami Museum, China 0.12 1 N/A
61 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 0.65 0.11 2 -81.5%
62 Westlake University, China 0.11 1 N/A
63 Central South University (CSU), China 0.10 3 N/A
64 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.19 0.10 1 -45.1%
64 Hainan Tropical Ocean University (HTOU), China 0.10 1 N/A
64 Bohai University (BU), China 0.10 1 N/A
65 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.83 0.10 2 -87.7%
66 Li Yuan New Energy Technology Co., China 0.09 1 N/A
66 Henan Eye Hospital, China 0.09 1 N/A
67 Tongji University, China 1.20 0.09 2 -92.4%
68 Jiangnan University, China 0.08 1 N/A
68 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.18 0.08 1 -51.9%
68 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.11 0.08 1 -20.5%
69 Fuzhou General Hospital of Nanjing Military Command, China 0.08 1 N/A
70 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.07 1 N/A
71 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.07 3 N/A
72 Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology of Hunan Province, China 0.07 1 N/A
73 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.07 1 N/A
74 China Jiangnan Graphene Research Institute, China 0.07 1 N/A
75 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.07 1 N/A
76 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.07 0.07 1 -1.1%
77 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.04 0.07 4 85.9%
78 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 0.06 1 N/A
79 Xi'an Satellite Control Center, China 0.06 2 N/A
80 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 0.06 1 N/A
80 Henan Normal University, China 0.06 1 N/A
81 Yahua Seeds Science Academy of Hunan, China 0.05 1 N/A
81 China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center (CNHRRDC), China 0.05 1 N/A
82 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.02 0.05 1 154.4%
83 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 0.05 1 N/A
83 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.05 1 N/A
84 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.05 1 N/A
84 Shenzhen Kingsino Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.05 1 N/A
85 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 0.02 0.04 1 176.5%
85 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.04 1 N/A
86 Ascendas Genomics, China 0.04 1 N/A
87 Qingdao University (QU), China 0.04 1 N/A
87 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 0.04 1 N/A
88 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 0.04 1 N/A
89 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.04 1 N/A
90 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 0.03 0.03 1 31.6%
90 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 0.03 0.03 1 31.6%
90 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 0.03 0.03 1 31.6%
90 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 0.03 0.03 1 31.6%
90 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.23 0.03 1 -85.4%
90 Beijing Institute of Tracking and Telecommunications Technology (BITTT), China 0.03 1 N/A
91 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 0.14 0.03 1 -76.3%
92 PubBio-Tech Services Corporation, China 0.03 1 N/A
93 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.03 1 N/A
94 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.06 0.02 1 -55.9%
96 Wuxi Qinglan Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.02 1 N/A
97 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 0.06 0.02 1 -60.3%
98 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.36 0.02 2 -93.9%
99 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.02 1 N/A
100 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 0.02 1 N/A

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.