2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Nanjing University (NJU), China 58.80 80.23 232 24.5%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 45.00 60.65 239 23.0%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 35.08 49.41 103 28.6%
4 Tongji University, China 30.25 49.36 155 48.9%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 38.36 49.14 263 16.9%
6 Tsinghua University, China 35.62 41.94 155 7.5%
7 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 32.15 38.53 107 9.4%
8 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 25.43 38.15 152 37.0%
9 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 23.17 31.59 60 24.4%
10 Wuhan University (WHU), China 18.35 29.88 62 48.7%
11 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 21.83 29.37 58 22.8%
12 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 15.31 27.43 85 63.5%
13 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.57 19.27 85 6.2%
14 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 14.13 17.92 30 15.8%
15 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 7.95 15.45 46 77.4%
16 Nankai University (NKU), China 8.95 15.33 29 56.4%
17 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 14.60 14.72 47 -8.0%
18 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 13.44 13.40 38 -9.0%
19 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 8.56 13.01 24 38.7%
20 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 8.77 12.65 17 31.6%
21 Fudan University, China 18.46 12.29 43 -39.2%
22 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 13.84 10.79 91 -28.8%
23 Shandong University (SDU), China 9.85 10.52 89 -2.5%
24 Hunan University (HNU), China 6.29 10.20 19 48.0%
25 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 3.72 10.13 23 148.4%
26 Jinan University (JNU), China 6.59 9.59 34 32.9%
27 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 11.12 9.51 25 -21.9%
28 Xiamen University (XMU), China 8.14 9.51 22 6.7%
29 Hohai University (HHU), China 10.15 9.40 20 -15.5%
30 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 3.63 8.37 37 110.5%
31 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 7.42 7.64 26 -6.0%
32 Tianjin University (TJU), China 3.94 7.46 97 72.7%
33 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 3.53 6.66 19 72.2%
34 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 1.99 6.66 11 205.7%
35 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 7.37 6.41 27 -20.6%
36 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.38 6.36 15 322.2%
37 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 2.76 6.24 13 106.5%
38 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 3.38 6.05 9 63.3%
39 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 5.65 5.77 13 -6.6%
40 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 7.79 5.60 15 -34.3%
41 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 6.86 5.54 30 -26.2%
42 Beihang University (BUAA), China 3.95 5.42 23 25.3%
43 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 3.35 4.89 16 33.1%
44 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 4.04 4.54 13 2.6%
45 Central South University (CSU), China 2.97 4.52 19 39.0%
46 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 2.49 4.49 9 64.6%
47 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 1.22 4.46 12 233.7%
48 Chongqing University (CQU), China 2.46 4.28 14 58.5%
49 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 1.88 4.23 10 105.6%
50 Northwest University (NWU), China 1.41 3.82 17 148.3%
51 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 3.19 3.77 13 7.8%
52 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 1.28 3.75 13 167.7%
53 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 4.51 3.63 20 -26.6%
54 Donghua University (DHU), China 3.85 3.37 7 -20.1%
55 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 3.67 3.27 10 -18.7%
56 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 3.81 3.21 11 -23.1%
57 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 1.04 3.08 10 169.9%
58 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.51 3.08 8 449.2%
59 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 5.74 2.98 6 -52.7%
60 Jilin University (JLU), China 1.75 2.78 12 45.1%
61 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 1.92 2.75 5 30.4%
62 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 1.70 2.69 12 44.6%
63 Guangzhou University (GU), China 0.84 2.59 9 183.0%
64 Southwest University (SWU), China 1.12 2.57 15 109.4%
65 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 4.38 2.56 5 -46.6%
66 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 0.52 2.49 5 339.1%
67 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 0.29 2.43 6 659.9%
68 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.95 2.37 6 127.3%
69 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.23 2.33 10 835.8%
70 Sichuan University (SCU), China 2.07 2.30 8 1.1%
71 Northeastern University (NEU), China 2.17 4 N/A
72 Army Engineering University, China 1.88 2.04 6 -0.6%
73 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 1.70 2.01 4 8.3%
74 Jiangnan University, China 2.68 1.92 6 -34.7%
75 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 0.25 1.91 4 597.7%
76 Shanxi University (SXU), China 1.33 1.90 5 30.2%
77 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 0.37 1.81 9 341.2%
78 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.06 1.76 5 2,472.5%
79 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 1.74 5 N/A
80 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 1.75 1.73 3 -9.7%
81 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 0.75 1.72 9 109.7%
82 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.58 1.72 6 172.2%
83 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 0.60 1.68 7 157.5%
84 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 0.36 1.64 4 311.0%
85 Jianghan University, China 0.71 1.61 10 107.5%
86 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.74 1.58 4 95.4%
87 Tiangong University (TGU), China 0.41 1.45 4 221.9%
88 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 0.75 1.42 6 72.6%
89 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 0.13 1.42 3 934.4%
90 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.60 1.38 2 109.2%
91 Shanghai University (SHU), China 3.16 1.27 6 -63.4%
92 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.88 1.22 6 26.9%
93 Northeast Forestry University, China 0.10 1.12 5 919.4%
94 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 1.10 2 N/A
95 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 1.06 1.08 7 -7.0%
96 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 0.42 1.08 2 135.5%
97 Guangxi Medical University, China 0.04 1.00 1 2,181.9%
97 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 3.48 1.00 1 -73.8%
98 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 0.11 0.97 3 698.7%
99 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.77 0.97 7 14.8%
100 Hainan University (HU), China 0.96 4 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.