2019 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

2018 Institution FC 2017 FC 2018
1 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 906.36 874.68
2 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 613.94 622.01
3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 530.36 560.28
4 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 417.57 437.83
5 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 470.39 430.86
6 Peking University (PKU), China 393.64 411.85
7 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 382.31 406.52
8 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 405.45 403.77
9 Tsinghua University, China 354.44 392.96
10 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 406.56 387.04
11 Nanjing University (NJU), China 328.18 386.91
12 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 302.67 344.22
13 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 304.73 343.45
14 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 334.6 337.66
15 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 320.77 330.32
16 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 295.68 328.94
17 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 328.09 328.5
18 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 284.98 324.64
19 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 256.89 318.77
20 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 307.65 311.53
21 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 278.75 303.29
22 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 268.7 287.64
23 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 306.81 285.74
24 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 243.08 285.68
25 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 250.45 282.39
26 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 260.68 281.81
27 Kyoto University, Japan 306.97 278.59
28 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 267.5 275.31
29 Fudan University, China 205.49 254.84
30 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 229.88 250.93
31 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 223.27 242.69
32 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 220.92 240.27
33 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 201.28 237.38
34 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 241.77 232.51
35 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 240.36 229.57
36 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 169.46 225.65
37 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 217.39 221.64
38 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 207.4 219.92
39 University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), United States of America (USA) 185.29 215.19
40 University College London (UCL), United Kingdom (UK) 203.31 211.57
41 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 198.53 210.27
42 Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), United States of America (USA) 209.02 209.61
43 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 223.11 205.33
44 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 179.42 203.32
45 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 256.61 201.46
46 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 181.12 198.31
47 Nankai University (NKU), China 155.64 197.11
48 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 151.65 194.25
49 Soochow University, China 161.11 190.17
50 University of Colorado Boulder (CU-Boulder), United States of America (USA) 174.97 189.61
51 Wuhan University (WHU), China 159.81 185.31
52 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 200.69 180.38
53 Sichuan University (SCU), China 126.88 179.46
54 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 197.25 178.3
55 University of California, Davis (UC Davis), United States of America (USA) 150.34 174.37
56 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 175.41 173.17
57 University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP), United States of America (USA) 186.92 172.15
58 New York University (NYU), United States of America (USA) 169.73 171.98
59 Osaka University, Japan 188.53 167.47
60 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 164.35 165.84
61 Tohoku University, Japan 144.06 161.95
62 University of Copenhagen (UCPH), Denmark 141.91 157
63 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 164.49 155.75
64 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 152.94 155.09
65 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 134.17 151.17
66 Xiamen University (XMU), China 146.15 150.66
67 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 148.55 150.48
68 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 114.29 148.58
69 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 117.92 148.31
70 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 171.18 147.79
71 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 149.19 145.82
72 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 164.5 143.29
73 McGill University, Canada 148.07 142.4
74 The University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK) 159.38 141.47
75 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 153.28 140.54
76 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 130.06 140.34
77 University of Southern California (USC), United States of America (USA) 117.93 138.87
78 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt), United States of America (USA) 149.41 135.59
79 Utrecht University (UU), Netherlands 130.74 133.23
80 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 120.49 128.12
81 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 112.5 128.06
82 Nagoya University, Japan 120.41 127.91
83 University of Zurich (UZH), Switzerland 127.78 126.79
84 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (RU), United States of America (USA) 129.6 126.43
85 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 135.03 123.96
86 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 127.59 123.86
87 Monash University, Australia 111.88 122.91
88 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 153.56 120.06
89 University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia 103.06 119.84
90 Heidelberg University (Uni Heidelberg), Germany 126.67 119.31
91 Hunan University (HNU), China 88.6 118.75
92 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 107.4 114.2
93 Indiana University (IU), United States of America (USA) 101.09 113.12
94 Tianjin University (TJU), China 78.59 112.08
95 Jilin University (JLU), China 101.36 111.78
96 Shandong University (SDU), China 89.65 111.38
97 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 98.33 111.08
98 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 116.82 110.78
99 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 119.3 109.74
100 University of Florida (UF), United States of America (USA) 118.45 108.58
101 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 109.51 108.39
102 Hokkaido University, Japan 117.1 108.35
103 Vanderbilt University (VU), United States of America (USA) 121.48 107.71
104 University of Geneva (UNIGE), Switzerland 110.85 107.58
105 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 98.17 107.47
106 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 85.88 106.95
107 Emory University, United States of America (USA) 103.96 106.89
108 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 104.16 105.67
109 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 82.41 105.03
110 Tongji University, China 75.28 104.84
111 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 111.02 104.77
112 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 89.05 103.54
113 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 88.77 102.49
114 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 86.92 102.42
115 The University of Arizona (Arizona), United States of America (USA) 89.93 101.93
116 Pierre and Marie Curie University (UPMC) - Paris 6, France 107.23 101.24
117 Catholic University of Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium 119.55 101.2
118 Uppsala University (UU), Sweden 97.38 100.57
119 University of Göttingen, Germany 104.92 100.06
120 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 86.32 99.97
121 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 88.75 99.96
122 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 84.59 99.52
123 Arizona State University (ASU), United States of America (USA) 101.65 99.21
124 University of Basel (UB), Switzerland 110.13 97.1
125 University of Alberta (U of A), Canada 99.4 96.05
126 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 76.82 95.96
127 Rice University, United States of America (USA) 116.05 95.77
128 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 93.19 95.4
129 Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), Netherlands 72.68 95.04
130 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 88.08 94.18
131 University of Würzburg, Germany 118.86 93.22
132 University of Southampton (Soton), United Kingdom (UK) 80.05 93.05
133 King's College London (KCL), United Kingdom (UK) 89.26 92.21
134 Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), United States of America (USA) 89.62 91.66
135 Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Germany 93.06 90.49
136 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 69.14 90.26
137 Free University of Berlin (FU Berlin), Germany 92.34 89.42
138 Goethe University Frankfurt am Main (GU), Germany 68.35 89.29
139 University of Tübingen (Uni Tübingen), Germany 76.01 89.28
140 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 67.65 89.22
141 Aarhus University (AU), Denmark 80.35 88.78
142 Michigan State University (MSU), United States of America (USA) 81.61 88.21
143 Boston University (BU), United States of America (USA) 95.45 87.45
144 Kyushu University, Japan 97.01 87.11
145 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 63.99 86.7
146 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 86.62 85.85
147 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 111.69 85.58
148 Stockholm University, Sweden 82.17 85.34
149 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 90.66 85.14
150 Yonsei University, South Korea 74.17 84.92
151 University of Amsterdam (UvA), Netherlands 78.06 84.84
152 University of Rochester (UR), United States of America (USA) 68.32 84.02
153 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 94.77 83.46
154 University of Hamburg (UHH), Germany 81.7 83.38
155 The Rockefeller University, United States of America (USA) 100.45 83.36
156 North Carolina State University (NCSU), United States of America (USA) 87.8 82.43
157 Ghent University (UGent), Belgium 64.31 82.16
158 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 90.86 82
159 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst), United States of America (USA) 86.34 80.79
160 Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), United States of America (USA) 72.84 79.85
161 University of Virginia (UVA), United States of America (USA) 78.42 78.94
162 The University of Georgia (UGA), United States of America (USA) 67.21 78.48
163 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 75.59 77.93
164 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 84.53 77.78
165 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 50.75 77.43
166 Lund University (LU), Sweden 83.89 77.33
167 Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark 78.23 77.24
168 Durham University, United Kingdom (UK) 80.78 76.65
169 Colorado State University, United States of America (USA) 77.16 76.14
170 Southeast University (SEU), China 75.78 76.12
171 University of Montreal (UdeM), Canada 75.28 75.86
172 Karolinska Institute (KI), Sweden 76.2 75.78
173 Leiden University, Netherlands 85.79 75.75
174 The University of Iowa (UI), United States of America (USA) 71.17 75.69
175 State University of New York at Stony Brook (SUNY Stony Brook), United States of America (USA) 82.06 75.67
176 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 69.09 75.64
177 Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS, United States of America (USA) 63.72 75.49
178 Case Western Reserve University (CWRU), United States of America (USA) 68.38 74.74
179 University of Glasgow, United Kingdom (UK) 76.97 74.67
180 Beihang University (BUAA), China 53.73 74.56
181 University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass Medical School), United States of America (USA) 58.13 74.46
182 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 93.48 74.39
183 Iowa State University, United States of America (USA) 66.83 73.36
184 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 53.13 72.69
185 University of Leeds, United Kingdom (UK) 67.34 72.6
186 University of Bern, Switzerland 63.99 71.5
187 University of Bonn (Uni Bonn), Germany 80.43 71.29
188 University of Paris Sud (UPSud), France 72.07 71.08
189 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 82.43 70.61
190 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 52.15 70.54
191 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 50.13 69.42
192 University of Cincinnati (UC), United States of America (USA) 61.9 69.14
193 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 78.19 68.88
194 University of Notre Dame (ND), United States of America (USA) 66.25 68.28
195 Brown University, United States of America (USA) 83.21 68.22
196 University of Regensburg (UR), Germany 62.83 67.87
197 Radboud University Nijmegen (RU), Netherlands 77.15 67.51
198 The University of Warwick (Warwick), United Kingdom (UK) 76.47 67.47
199 University of Oslo (UiO), Norway 66.42 67.2
200 University of Vienna, Austria 66.68 66.59
201 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 52.39 66.43
202 University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (CU Anschutz), United States of America (USA) 55.96 65.86
203 University of Waterloo, Canada 68.48 65.34
204 University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), United States of America (USA) 69.46 65.29
205 Humboldt University of Berlin (HU Berlin), Germany 72.72 64.74
206 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), United States of America (USA) 71.39 64.01
207 Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Netherlands 66.96 62.82
208 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 42.97 62.75
209 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Germany 67.14 61.92
210 University of Houston (UH), United States of America (USA) 53.02 61.54
211 The University of Sheffield, United Kingdom (UK) 65.78 61.32
212 University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), United States of America (USA) 57.02 61.1
213 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), United States of America (USA) 61.01 60.83
214 University of Helsinki, Finland 60.12 60.68
215 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 69.59 59.14
216 University of Ottawa (uOttawa), Canada 63.74 59.01
217 University of Exeter, United Kingdom (UK) 52.89 58.78
218 Central South University (CSU), China 45.86 58.43
219 University of Cologne (UoC), Germany 54.7 58.01
220 University of St Andrews, United Kingdom (UK) 57.23 57.68
221 University of Oregon (UO), United States of America (USA) 53.08 57.27
222 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 56.25 57.26
223 Dartmouth College, United States of America (USA) 57.92 57.08
224 University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland 54.93 56.87
225 Southwest University (SWU), China 62.75 56.42
226 Chalmers University of Technology (Chalmers), Sweden 38.61 56.3
227 Western University (UWO), Canada 46.24 55.72
228 Chongqing University (CQU), China 38.38 55.68
229 University of Birmingham (UB), United Kingdom (UK) 53.51 55.62
230 Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), United States of America (USA) 47.1 55.48
231 KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden 55.26 55.3
232 The University of Nottingham (UoN), United Kingdom (UK) 60.68 54.76
233 University of Delaware (UD), United States of America (USA) 48.81 54.63
234 Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany 55.93 54.61
235 University of Miami (UM), United States of America (USA) 46.55 54.07
236 Keio University, Japan 62.34 53.88
237 The City University of New York (CUNY), United States of America (USA) 48.81 53.65
238 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 43.68 53.6
239 University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY UB), United States of America (USA) 46.16 53.37
240 University of Connecticut (UConn), United States of America (USA) 71.87 53.26
241 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 32.85 52.83
242 Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom (UK) 44.24 52.64
243 University of Liverpool, United Kingdom (UK) 51.84 52.59
244 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 33.4 52.48
245 Northwest University (NWU), China 34.63 52.42
246 Korea University (KU), South Korea 55.92 52.12
247 The University of Kansas (KU), United States of America (USA) 49.97 51.99
248 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 54.58 51.95
249 The University of New Mexico (UNM), United States of America (USA) 46.7 51.94
250 University of Strasbourg, France 57.42 51.87
251 Newcastle University, United Kingdom (UK) 39.25 51.31
252 Florida State University (FSU), United States of America (USA) 60.55 51.2
253 University of Calgary (U of C), Canada 53.12 51.06
254 Paris Diderot University (Paris 7), France 55.19 50.46
255 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 56.86 50.09
256 VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands 41.05 49.72
257 University of York, United Kingdom (UK) 42.78 49.58
258 Tufts University, United States of America (USA) 47.46 49.58
259 The University of Tennessee at Knoxville (UTK), United States of America (USA) 41.61 49.52
260 Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein), United States of America (USA) 52.35 49.42
261 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 61.45 49.07
262 Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), Austria 54.03 48.88
263 University of Hawai'i at Manoa (UH Mānoa), United States of America (USA) 45.59 48.85
264 Jinan University (JNU), China 30.89 48.65
265 University of Toulouse, France 50.16 48.61
266 University of South Florida (USF), United States of America (USA) 36.37 48.03
267 University of Warsaw (UW), Poland 34.56 47.77
268 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 44.86 47.46
269 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 31.43 47.38
270 Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU), Russia 47.6 47.08
271 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 25.22 47.07
272 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 47.15 46.94
273 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 31.25 46.49
274 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 41.38 46.16
275 Aix-Marseille University (AMU), France 47.88 46
276 Washington State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 40.04 45.97
277 Louisiana State University (LSU), United States of America (USA) 43.19 45.68
278 Oregon State University, United States of America (USA) 56.51 45.57
279 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg), Germany 46.04 45.54
280 University of Bordeaux, France 40.6 44.88
281 Wageningen University & Research (WUR), Netherlands 51.68 44.42
282 Grenoble Alpes University (UGA), France 60.67 44.24
283 University of Missouri (Mizzou), United States of America (USA) 34.29 43.6
284 Northeastern University (NEU), United States of America (USA) 37.83 43.44
285 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 39.47 43.2
286 University of South Carolina - Columbia (SC), United States of America (USA) 41.18 43.18
287 University of Kiel (CAU), Germany 30.66 42.95
288 University of Lyon, France 44.56 42.81
289 Brandeis University, United States of America (USA) 43.83 42.71
290 Aalto University, Finland 40.53 42.56
291 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 64.8 42.31
292 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 42.56 42.3
293 University of Stuttgart, Germany 40.75 42.19
294 The University of Texas at Dallas (UT Dallas), United States of America (USA) 39.45 41.9
295 University of Montpellier, France 41.66 41.78
296 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 31.99 41.34
297 McMaster University, Canada 46.82 40.85
298 University of Padova (UNIPD), Italy 40.83 40.42
299 University of Gothenburg (GU), Sweden 31.76 40.39
300 Shanghai University (SHU), China 40.64 40.04
301 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 38.35 40.01
302 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 27.03 39.73
303 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 34.38 39.22
304 The University of Oklahoma (OU), United States of America (USA) 37.59 39.06
305 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 39.95 38.77
306 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 25.44 38.68
307 Ulm University, Germany 33.26 38.67
308 Cardiff University, United Kingdom (UK) 40.18 38.64
309 Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU), Germany 24.09 38.53
310 University of Tsukuba, Japan 39.94 38.44
311 Sapienza University of Rome, Italy 40.16 38.01
312 Leipzig University, Germany 49.93 37.69
313 Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), United States of America (USA) 37.48 37.65
314 University of Bremen (Uni Bremen), Germany 32.84 37.58
315 Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway 24.5 37.42
316 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 34.05 37.12
317 Queen's University, Canada 25.12 36.88
318 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.56 36.78
319 Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU), Germany 39.18 36.78
320 University of Innsbruck (LFU), Austria 33.35 36.47
321 University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany 43.02 36.43
322 University of Bayreuth (UBT), Germany 43.81 36.39
323 ShanghaiTech University, China 23.73 36.34
324 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 32.67 36.09
325 Curtin University, Australia 30.16 36.09
326 University of Twente (UTwente), Netherlands 25.04 35.9
327 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 29.42 35.79
328 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 37.97 35.68
329 Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium 41.64 35.42
330 Temple University, United States of America (USA) 43.5 35.04
331 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 37.33 34.63
332 University of Bath, United Kingdom (UK) 32.52 33.99
333 University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), United States of America (USA) 30.18 33.96
334 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 22.78 33.68
335 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 31.79 33.68
336 University of Florence (UNIFI), Italy 33.39 33.47
337 University of Victoria (UVic), Canada 32.92 33.39
338 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 27.62 33.25
339 Simon Fraser University (SFU), Canada 33.38 33.17
340 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 45.46 32.89
341 University of Konstanz, Germany 41.2 32.81
342 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 16.09 32.38
343 University of Bologna (UNIBO), Italy 28.25 32.2
344 Giessen University (JLU), Germany 23.45 31.87
345 University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), United States of America (USA) 36.19 31.81
346 The University of Dublin, Ireland 48.69 31.8
347 Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL), United States of America (USA) 24.49 31.74
348 University of Turin (UNITO), Italy 24.56 31.21
349 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 17.6 31
350 Laval University (UL), Canada 26.96 30.88
351 Jagiellonian University (UJ), Poland 31.4 30.79
352 Drexel University, United States of America (USA) 26.67 30.63
353 The University of Akron (UAkron), United States of America (USA) 36.43 30.43
354 Boston College (BC), United States of America (USA) 29.5 30.35
355 University of Hannover (LUH), Germany 30.6 30.29
356 University of Dundee, United Kingdom (UK) 25.53 30.2
357 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 34.54 30.09
358 Linköping University (LiU), Sweden 37.08 30.08
359 TU Dortmund University, Germany 41.81 30.08
360 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 21.17 29.76
361 Wayne State University (WSU), United States of America (USA) 35.31 29.65
362 Charles University (CU), Czech Republic 29.75 29.35
363 Henan University (HENU), China 17.65 29.3
364 Third Military Medical University (TMMU), China 16.33 29.17
365 University of Antwerp (UA), Belgium 26.18 29.03
366 University of Sussex (US), United Kingdom (UK) 36.5 29.02
367 Catholic University of Louvain (UCL), Belgium 25.65 28.9
368 University of Central Florida (UCF), United States of America (USA) 26.27 28.81
369 Okayama University, Japan 28.95 28.75
370 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 28.91 28.63
371 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), United States of America (USA) 26.62 28.58
372 University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom (UK) 35.5 28.51
373 National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA), France 29.36 28.32
374 Saarland University (Saar-Uni), Germany 17.39 28.2
375 University of Milan (UNIMI), Italy 35.03 28.15
376 University of Kentucky (UK), United States of America (USA) 42.88 28.03
377 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 12.8 27.85
378 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 18.64 27.7
379 University of Fribourg (UNIFR), Switzerland 23.95 27.63
380 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 23.59 27.57
381 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 22.02 27.41
382 Chiba University, Japan 19.78 27.23
383 Shanxi University (SXU), China 26.99 26.5
384 The University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 32.84 26.48
385 Umeå University (UMU), Sweden 28.73 26.33
386 Waseda University, Japan 32.46 26.24
387 Henan Normal University (HTU), China 18.45 26.19
388 Darmstadt University of Technology (TU Darmstadt), Germany 30.45 26.18
389 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 26.42 26.1
390 Donghua University (DHU), China 14.38 25.99
391 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 27.49 25.76
392 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 20.63 25.7
393 International School for Advanced Studies (ISAS), Italy 27.08 25.61
394 University of Otago, New Zealand 30.77 25.61
395 Anhui University (AHU), China 14.71 25.41
396 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 33.77 25.08
397 Nanchang University (NCU), China 17.22 24.91
398 University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB), Italy 25.66 24.91
399 The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA), United States of America (USA) 22.64 24.57
400 University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), United States of America (USA) 28.07 24.41
401 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 20.24 24.4
402 University of Bergen (UIB), Norway 23.1 24.37
403 Graz University of Technology (TU Graz), Austria 22.87 24.35
404 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 28.25 24.19
405 University of Technology, Sydney (UTS), Australia 14.18 24.07
406 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 25.02 23.96
407 Northeastern University (NEU), China 6.49 23.93
408 University of Pisa (UNIPI), Italy 12.27 23.81
409 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 29.65 23.8
410 Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Sweden 19.84 23.76
411 Georgia State University (GSU), United States of America (USA) 25.45 23.68
412 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 26.56 23.68
413 Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Netherlands 22.75 23.68
414 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 13.41 23.67
415 Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria), Austria 24.87 23.61
416 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.32 23.6
417 Clemson University, United States of America (USA) 25.36 23.59
418 École Normale Supérieure (ENS Paris), France 25.93 23.58
419 State University of New York at Albany (SUNY Albany), United States of America (USA) 20.37 23.57
420 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 18.17 23.54
421 Changzhou University (CZU), China 27.14 23.46
422 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 25.53 23.42
423 Dalhousie University, Canada 31.72 23.4
424 University of Potsdam, Germany 21.59 23.33
425 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 16.88 23.33
426 Jiangnan University, China 13.72 23.32
427 Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Germany 29.19 23.28
428 University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada 25.06 23.18
429 University of Jinan (UJN), China 19.35 23.16
430 Institute for Advanced Study (IAS), United States of America (USA) 20.86 23.03
431 Tulane University, United States of America (USA) 15.47 22.96
432 University of Naples Federico II (UNINA), Italy 22.4 22.95
433 Syracuse University, United States of America (USA) 16.1 22.88
434 Lancaster University, United Kingdom (UK) 25.67 22.85
435 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 17.76 22.85
436 University of Sherbrooke (USherbrooke), Canada 39.37 22.68
437 University of Liège (ULg), Belgium 26.32 22.68
438 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 12.06 22.6
439 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 18.96 22.55
440 University of Southern Denmark (SDU), Denmark 21.65 22.49
441 Kobe University, Japan 27.1 22.36
442 Saint Petersburg State University (SPbU), Russia 16.91 22.33
443 University of Leicester, United Kingdom (UK) 17.8 22.01
444 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 16.18 21.94
445 University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom (UK) 33.62 21.7
446 Texas Tech University (TTU), United States of America (USA) 19.26 21.66
447 Masaryk University (MU), Czech Republic 22.02 21.42
448 Queen's University Belfast (QUB), United Kingdom (UK) 25.34 21.4
449 Paris Descartes University (Paris 5), France 19.61 21.36
450 The University of Oldenburg, Germany 14.5 21.25
451 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 16.89 20.94
452 Medical University of Vienna (MUW), Austria 17.13 20.93
453 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 16 20.88
454 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 17.89 20.74
455 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 21.22 20.69
456 Griffith University, Australia 24.49 20.69
457 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 10.65 20.58
458 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 17.65 20.49
459 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), United States of America (USA) 15.03 20.34
460 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 14.38 19.99
461 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 22.08 19.9
462 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 9.1 19.86
463 University of Siegen, Germany 19.71 19.69
464 Braunschweig University of Technology (TU Braunschweig), Germany 27.95 19.67
465 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 20.58 19.62
466 University of Reading, United Kingdom (UK) 18.92 19.58
467 West Virginia University (WVU), United States of America (USA) 24.51 19.45
468 University of Jyväskylä, Finland 19.82 19.36
469 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 14.2 19.08
470 Tampere University, Finland 11.41 18.93
471 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 20.17 18.83
472 Tianjin University of Technology (TUT), China 11.16 18.7
473 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 17.85 18.69
474 University of Vermont (UVM), United States of America (USA) 21.51 18.66
475 Colorado School of Mines, United States of America (USA) 13.68 18.61
476 University of Graz (Uni Graz), Austria 20.26 18.52
477 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 17.17 18.37
478 Auburn University, United States of America (USA) 14.98 18.34
479 Bielefeld University, Germany 18.9 18.27
480 The George Washington University (GW), United States of America (USA) 16.86 18.22
481 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 12.4 18.09
482 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 19.38 18.01
483 University of Wyoming, United States of America (USA) 19.49 17.99
484 University of Kaiserslautern (TU Kaiserslautern), Germany 14.6 17.95
485 Wake Forest University (WFU), United States of America (USA) 8.83 17.88
486 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 14.63 17.85
487 University of Turku (UTU), Finland 12.96 17.82
488 Montana State University, United States of America (USA) 19.12 17.74
489 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 12.66 17.72
490 University of Macau (UM), China 6.98 17.58
491 Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), United States of America (USA) 7.61 17.56
492 Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), United States of America (USA) 19.66 17.56
493 University College Dublin (UCD), Ireland 20.62 17.51
494 University of North Texas (UNT), United States of America (USA) 16.25 17.46
495 University of Rostock, Germany 12.85 17.46
496 Hebei University (HBU), China 14 17.42
497 Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), United States of America (USA) 22.23 17.41
498 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 22.63 17.29
499 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 15.47 17.27
500 Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom (UK) 16.05 17.23

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

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