2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 64.39 58.63 135 -14.4%
2 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 42.54 45.51 74 0.6%
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 30.19 42.07 64 31.0%
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 34.79 29.94 54 -19.1%
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 21.99 23.12 45 -1.1%
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 13.22 15.05 28 7.1%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 8.65 11.13 20 21.1%
8 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 2.87 8.21 12 169.5%
9 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 3.76 6.84 11 71.3%
10 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 6.94 5.73 55 -22.4%
11 Bilkent University, Turkey 3.50 3.71 11 -0.4%
12 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.97 3.00 6 43.3%
13 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.04 2.79 18 28.1%
14 University of Kashan, Iran 2.20 3 N/A
15 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 1.37 1.91 5 31.4%
16 Shiraz University, Iran 2.33 1.70 3 -31.5%
17 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 0.74 1.67 3 113.0%
18 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.57 1.56 8 155.5%
19 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 0.75 1.51 3 89.9%
20 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.25 1.48 3 457.8%
21 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 2.46 1.29 5 -50.7%
22 University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates 0.13 1.08 2 713.0%
23 Koç University (KU), Turkey 0.04 1.00 6 2,534.6%
24 Ege University, Turkey 0.67 1.00 1 41.0%
25 Ariel University (AU), Israel 2.44 0.88 2 -66.3%
25 Razi University, Iran 0.88 1 N/A
26 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.51 0.82 5 53.2%
27 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.14 0.80 1 426.5%
28 Atilim University, Turkey 0.75 1 N/A
28 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.75 1 N/A
29 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.67 2 N/A
30 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.05 0.65 3 -41.9%
31 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.63 1 N/A
32 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.58 1 N/A
33 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.17 0.58 2 224.4%
34 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.42 0.57 1 28.9%
35 Gazi University, Turkey 0.51 0.56 2 2.7%
35 Kocaeli University, Turkey 0.56 1 N/A
36 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 1.37 0.52 4 -64.5%
37 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.83 0.51 2 -42.3%
38 Alzahra University, Iran 0.11 0.50 1 338.7%
38 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.27 0.50 2 76.3%
38 Kirklareli University, Turkey 0.50 2 N/A
38 Konya Food and Agriculture University (KFAU), Turkey 0.50 1 N/A
39 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 1.34 0.48 2 -66.2%
40 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 1.05 0.46 4 -59.1%
41 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 2.00 0.43 3 -79.6%
42 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.13 0.38 3 187.7%
43 Erciyes University, Turkey 0.38 1 N/A
44 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.36 1 N/A
45 International Islamic University (IIU), Pakistan 0.34 2 N/A
46 Karadeniz Technical University (KTU), Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
46 Giresun University, Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
46 TOBB University of Economics and Technology, Turkey 0.33 1 N/A
46 Arak University, Iran 0.33 1 N/A
47 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.33 3 N/A
48 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.24 0.32 3 23.2%
49 Qatar University, Qatar 0.81 0.31 3 -63.9%
49 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.31 2 N/A
50 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.16 0.31 2 79.1%
51 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.07 0.31 4 304.8%
52 Ankara University, Turkey 0.36 0.28 1 -28.2%
53 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.81 0.25 2 -70.8%
53 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.93 0.25 1 -74.8%
53 Kadir Has University (KHU), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
53 Piri Reis University, Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
53 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
53 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 0.25 1 N/A
53 Damghan University, Iran 0.25 1 N/A
53 Abdul Wali Khan University, Mardan (AWKUM), Pakistan 0.25 1 N/A
53 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
54 Lorestan University, Iran 0.27 0.24 2 -17.6%
55 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.21 0.24 3 8.4%
56 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.15 0.23 2 41.8%
57 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Saudi Arabia 0.20 0.22 2 1.9%
58 University of Balochistan, Pakistan 0.04 0.20 1 407.7%
58 Persian Gulf University (PGU), Iran 0.20 1 N/A
58 Yasouj University, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
59 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.53 0.17 1 -70.6%
59 Dhofar University (DU), Oman 0.17 1 N/A
59 Çukurova University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
59 University of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia 0.17 1 N/A
60 Muğla Sıtkı Koçman University (MSKU), Turkey 0.14 1 N/A
60 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.14 1 N/A
61 Suleyman Demirel University, Turkey 0.07 0.13 2 76.3%
62 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.63 0.13 2 -80.8%
63 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.07 0.13 1 64.5%
63 Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel 0.17 0.13 1 -29.5%
63 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 1.36 0.13 1 -91.4%
63 Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel 0.13 1 N/A
63 Yerevan State University (YSU), Armenia 0.13 1 N/A
64 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.02 0.11 1 380.5%
64 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.11 1 N/A
65 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.11 2 N/A
66 Sardar Bahadur Khan Women’s University (SBKWU), Pakistan 0.10 2 N/A
67 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.64 0.10 1 -85.2%
67 Marmara University, Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
67 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
68 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.10 0.09 1 -14.5%
68 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.30 0.09 1 -71.8%
68 Holon Institute of Technology (HIT), Israel 0.50 0.09 1 -82.9%
69 University of Duhok (UoD), Iraq 0.07 0.08 1 9.7%
70 A'Sharqiyah University (ASU), Oman 0.20 0.08 1 -63.8%
71 Al Istiqlal University, Palestinian territories 0.07 1 N/A
71 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.07 1 N/A
71 Al-Anbar University, Iraq 0.07 1 N/A
72 Firat University, Turkey 0.07 1 N/A
73 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.04 0.06 1 41.0%
73 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.17 0.06 1 -64.7%
74 University of Agriculture, Peshawar (UAP), Pakistan 0.06 1 N/A
74 Amran University, Yemen 0.06 1 N/A
75 University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Pakistan 0.06 0.05 1 -10.9%
75 University of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan 0.20 0.05 1 -75.3%
76 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
77 Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU), Georgia 0.30 0.05 1 -84.8%
77 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 0.05 1 N/A
78 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.05 1 N/A
79 Baku State University, Azerbaijan 0.05 0.04 1 -21.7%
80 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.04 1 N/A
81 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.43 0.03 1 -92.6%
82 Thi Qar University, Iraq 0.03 0.03 1 -0.5%
83 Umm Al-Qura University, Saudi Arabia 0.09 0.02 1 -77.5%
84 University of Karachi, Pakistan 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.