2019 tables: Institutions - academic

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

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 164.43 166.13 495 -4.6%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 152.95 162.36 334 0.2%
3 Yonsei University, South Korea 74.24 87.93 230 11.8%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 87.04 87.55 225 -5.1%
5 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 76.42 81.14 324 0.2%
6 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 77.62 69.31 165 -15.7%
7 Korea University, South Korea 56.42 52.82 271 -11.6%
8 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.65 36.40 208 -24.7%
9 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 18.43 31.87 70 63.2%
10 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 25.02 23.96 94 -9.6%
11 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 29.66 23.96 76 -23.8%
12 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.39 22.42 97 15.1%
13 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 14.38 20.18 54 32.5%
14 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 20.58 19.37 44 -11.2%
15 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 17.17 18.37 48 1.0%
16 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 14.79 17.35 177 10.7%
17 Chonnam National University, South Korea 15.00 14.75 162 -7.1%
18 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 11.94 11.39 80 -10.0%
19 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 11.68 10.74 36 -13.2%
20 Sejong University, South Korea 12.02 10.45 75 -17.9%
21 Sogang University, South Korea 9.31 10.42 29 5.7%
22 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 9.07 9.04 37 -5.9%
23 Dongguk University, South Korea 8.83 8.95 29 -4.4%
24 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 6.87 8.80 80 20.9%
25 Kangwon National University, South Korea 8.14 8.17 22 -5.3%
26 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 8.19 7.51 37 -13.4%
27 Konkuk University, South Korea 8.47 6.07 34 -32.3%
28 Soongsil University, South Korea 4.56 5.77 31 19.3%
29 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 5.93 5.71 116 -9.2%
30 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 3.24 5.49 22 60.0%
31 Yeungnam University, South Korea 3.09 5.33 12 63.1%
32 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 1.98 4.99 14 138.1%
33 Myongji University, South Korea 2.26 4.81 7 100.5%
34 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 3.38 4.37 15 22.0%
35 Kookmin University, South Korea 7.85 3.70 9 -55.5%
36 Inha University, South Korea 7.14 3.55 30 -53.1%
37 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.29 3.53 11 157.5%
38 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.52 3.30 17 23.4%
39 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.29 3.24 10 136.6%
40 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 3.67 2.84 8 -27.1%
41 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 2.88 2.73 10 -10.4%
42 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.43 2.27 10 394.3%
43 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 1.48 2.25 14 42.9%
44 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 3.07 1.67 9 -48.8%
45 Eulji University, South Korea 0.37 1.50 2 284.8%
46 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 2.33 1.47 3 -40.4%
47 Jeju National University, South Korea 1.35 4 N/A
48 Hallym University, South Korea 0.29 1.34 6 333.6%
49 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.65 1.23 7 77.8%
50 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.60 1.10 4 72.5%
51 Mokpo National University, South Korea 1.90 1.04 2 -48.4%
52 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 1.04 0.83 6 -24.6%
53 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.64 0.82 4 20.1%
54 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 2.36 0.75 5 -69.9%
55 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 1.50 0.73 3 -54.4%
56 Inje University, South Korea 0.93 0.70 9 -28.7%
57 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.48 0.62 3 22.5%
58 Hanbat National University, South Korea 1.00 0.58 4 -45.5%
59 Chosun University, South Korea 0.83 0.53 4 -39.6%
60 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.84 0.53 4 -41.2%
61 Seonam University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
61 Yong In University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
62 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.33 0.48 4 36.5%
63 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.06 0.48 17 598.1%
64 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.33 0.34 2 -2.9%
65 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.25 0.33 1 25.8%
65 Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
66 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.31 0.33 2 0.0%
67 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.29 2 N/A
67 Kyungnam University, South Korea 0.29 2 N/A
68 Daegu University, South Korea 1.32 0.27 2 -80.9%
69 Konyang University, South Korea 0.04 0.25 1 466.3%
69 KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
69 Gwangju University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
70 Dongyang Mirae University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
71 Korea University of Technology and Education (Korea Tech), South Korea 0.19 2 N/A
72 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 0.17 1 198.9%
72 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.22 0.17 1 -28.3%
72 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 1.91 0.17 2 -91.8%
72 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
73 Korea Army Academy (KAAY), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
74 Asan Medical Institute of Convergence Science and Technology (AMIST), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
75 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 1.10 0.11 1 -90.5%
76 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 0.10 2 -9.3%
77 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.19 0.09 1 -54.2%
78 Anyang University, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
79 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.25 0.07 1 -73.0%
80 Dongshin University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
81 Andong National University, South Korea 0.17 0.06 1 -64.6%
81 College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
82 Woosuk University, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
83 Seoyeong University, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
84 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 0.03 1 -58.7%
85 Silla University, South Korea 0.67 0.03 1 -96.3%
86 Dongseo University (DSU), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
87 Yonam College, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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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.