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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 7.58 10.77 34 50.5%
3 Tsinghua University, China 10.83 9.88 35 -3.3%
4 RIKEN, Japan 6.31 6.71 24 12.7%
5 Kyoto University, Japan 6.06 5.58 21 -2.4%
6 Peking University (PKU), China 4.60 5.19 30 19.8%
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.59 3.79 16 11.9%
8 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 1.66 3.52 30 124.6%
9 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 3.46 2.80 14 -14.2%
10 Nagoya University, Japan 1.96 2.78 11 49.8%
11 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 2.75 2.59 19 0.0%
12 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 3.77 2.46 20 -30.9%
13 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 1.62 2.38 23 55.8%
14 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 0.99 2.38 7 154.0%
15 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 0.74 2.00 14 187.3%
16 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 1.39 1.96 6 49.4%
17 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.95 3 N/A
18 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 1.07 1.87 12 85.0%
19 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 0.29 1.84 10 564.9%
20 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.73 1.84 4 168.0%
21 Kyushu University, Japan 1.63 1.78 5 15.8%
22 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 0.01 1.74 5 12,444.1%
23 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.47 1.72 11 24.3%
24 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 2.00 1.46 2 -22.4%
25 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.87 1.43 2 74.0%
26 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.29 1.37 6 392.8%
27 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 2.91 1.29 9 -52.9%
28 Monash University, Australia 4.02 1.28 8 -66.2%
29 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 0.80 1.27 7 67.9%
30 Keio University, Japan 0.76 1.24 4 73.2%
31 Macquarie University, Australia 0.47 1.23 7 178.5%
32 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.06 1.22 6 22.6%
33 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 0.02 1.22 5 5,210.4%
34 Tohoku University, Japan 2.61 1.18 13 -52.2%
35 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.07 1.13 2 1,638.3%
36 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 0.29 1.11 3 309.1%
37 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 0.88 1.10 11 31.8%
38 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 3.21 1.07 21 -64.7%
39 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.52 1.07 4 -25.8%
40 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 2.44 1.06 28 -53.8%
41 ShanghaiTech University, China 0.18 1.06 7 513.9%
42 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.08 1.06 19 3.7%
43 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 1.05 2 N/A
44 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.79 1.03 2 37.5%
45 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 1.00 1 N/A
46 GNS Science, New Zealand 0.35 1.00 6 205.5%
47 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 0.53 0.98 3 95.6%
48 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 0.84 0.94 6 18.4%
49 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.11 0.89 5 -14.8%
50 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 0.45 0.86 7 103.2%
51 Beijing Museum of Natural History, China 0.86 2 N/A
52 BGI, China 0.45 0.85 7 98.8%
53 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.42 0.83 2 112.4%
54 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 3 N/A
55 Curtin University, Australia 0.55 0.78 14 51.2%
56 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.28 0.77 3 194.1%
57 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 0.75 1 N/A
58 Osaka University, Japan 3.37 0.74 6 -76.8%
59 Kobe University, Japan 1.25 0.72 3 -38.5%
60 University of Toyama, Japan 0.03 0.71 1 2,171.4%
61 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 1.16 0.71 4 -34.9%
62 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 0.10 0.70 5 668.0%
63 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 0.05 0.66 4 1,263.4%
64 Waseda University, Japan 0.03 0.66 4 2,055.4%
65 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.61 0.63 6 9.5%
66 Ehime University, Japan 0.47 0.62 3 39.8%
67 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 1.32 0.61 7 -50.8%
68 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.78 0.61 2 -17.0%
69 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.25 0.60 4 148.1%
70 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 1 N/A
71 Samsung Group, South Korea 0.04 0.57 2 1,333.0%
72 University of Yamanashi, Japan 0.56 2 N/A
73 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 1.30 0.55 6 -55.3%
74 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.06 0.53 7 922.4%
75 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.53 2 N/A
76 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,134.6%
77 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 0.51 0.53 3 10.4%
78 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 0.50 1 N/A
79 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 0.05 0.50 4 880.5%
80 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.89 0.46 10 -45.1%
81 Fudan University, China 1.95 0.46 8 -75.2%
82 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 1.97 0.44 4 -76.6%
83 Okayama University, Japan 1.29 0.42 3 -65.8%
84 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 0.12 0.42 7 272.7%
85 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 2.19 0.41 5 -80.0%
86 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 0.32 0.41 2 35.3%
87 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.40 1 N/A
88 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.60 0.39 5 -32.1%
89 Juntendo University, Japan 0.17 0.36 2 127.1%
90 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 0.98 0.35 5 -62.5%
91 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 0.01 0.35 4 2,523.5%
92 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 0.33 1 N/A
93 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 1.04 0.33 2 -66.4%
94 Thailand Ministry of Public Health, Thailand 0.32 2 N/A
95 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.82 0.32 3 -59.3%
96 University of Hyogo, Japan 0.05 0.31 2 524.8%
97 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.31 2 N/A
98 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.17 0.30 5 85.7%
99 Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR), India 0.30 1 N/A
100 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.30 2 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.