2018 tables: Institutions - physical 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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 37.27 34.11 176 -9.6%
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 25.85 30.91 170 18.2%
3 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 16.12 19.50 189 19.5%
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 21.12 16.83 48 -21.3%
5 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.47 8.62 27 90.7%
6 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 11.25 7.28 43 -36.1%
7 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 6.80 5.79 101 -15.9%
8 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 2.62 5.03 15 89.7%
9 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 4.44 3.94 45 -12.4%
10 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.87 3.63 9 309.6%
11 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 3.30 2.80 12 -16.1%
12 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 4.08 2.31 16 -43.9%
13 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 1.45 1.58 4 7.2%
14 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.83 1.48 5 76.6%
15 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 1.30 1.41 8 7.1%
16 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 1.81 1.37 5 -25.2%
17 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 2.10 1.18 8 -44.5%
18 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.40 1.14 8 -19.3%
19 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.05 1.00 1 2,073.9%
19 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.38 1.00 1 163.5%
19 National Pingtung University (NPTU), Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
20 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.40 0.90 5 121.8%
21 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 1.30 0.78 5 -40.6%
22 Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT), Taiwan 0.73 3 N/A
23 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 0.28 0.67 2 137.2%
24 Macronix International Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.06 0.50 1 789.3%
24 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 0.42 0.50 1 16.5%
25 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.11 0.38 2 240.9%
26 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 0.06 0.37 2 552.2%
27 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 1.33 0.36 2 -73.5%
28 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.28 2 N/A
29 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 2.07 0.27 2 -87.1%
30 Epistar Co. Ltd., Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
31 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.15 0.20 1 29.4%
31 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 2.22 0.20 1 -91.1%
32 National United University, Taiwan 0.08 0.19 14 119.3%
33 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 0.78 0.17 1 -78.8%
33 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 0.88 0.17 1 -81.2%
34 HannStar Display Corporation, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
35 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.37 0.13 1 -66.5%
36 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.08 0.11 1 31.8%
37 SulfurScience Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
38 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 0.36 0.08 1 -77.2%
39 Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan 0.07 1 N/A
40 Kun Shan University, Taiwan 0.08 0.03 1 -69.6%
41 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.08 0.02 5 -70.7%
41 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.08 0.02 5 -70.7%
41 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.33 0.02 5 -93.1%
42 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.02 0.01 1 -48.8%
43 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.04 0.01 1 -88.1%

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.