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 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 0.01 1.74 5 12,444.1%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.52 1.07 4 -25.8%
3 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 1.05 2 N/A
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 1.16 0.71 4 -34.9%
5 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.25 0.60 4 148.1%
6 Samsung Group, South Korea 0.04 0.57 2 1,333.0%
7 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 2.19 0.41 5 -80.0%
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 0.98 0.28 3 -69.5%
9 Korea University, South Korea 0.16 0.21 3 38.7%
10 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 1.21 0.17 5 -85.2%
11 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 0.05 0.13 3 156.8%
12 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
13 SK holdings, South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
14 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
14 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
14 Myongji University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
15 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
16 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 0.16 0.05 1 -67.8%
16 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 0.33 0.05 1 -84.1%
17 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 0.04 2 N/A
18 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
19 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 0.03 0.03 1 17.8%
20 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.03 0.03 1 9.4%
21 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
22 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 0.14 0.03 6 -80.5%
23 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
24 Sejong University, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
25 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.01 0.02 1 48.1%
26 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 0.20 0.01 3 -94.1%
27 International Tuberculosis Research Center (ITRC), South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
28 Chonnam National University, South Korea 0.22 0.00 1 -98.0%
29 Yonsei University, South Korea 0.11 0.00 1 -97.0%
29 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
29 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
30 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
30 Daerim St. Mary's Hospital, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
31 Inje University, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
31 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
32 The Armed Forces Medical Command, South Korea 0.00 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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.