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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 44.95 46.13 124 -6.3%
7 Tsinghua University, China 35.62 41.94 155 7.5%
8 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 32.15 38.53 107 9.4%
9 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 25.43 38.15 152 37.0%
10 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 24.26 35.51 91 33.6%
11 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 23.17 31.59 60 24.4%
12 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 31.77 30.66 99 -11.9%
13 Wuhan University (WHU), China 18.35 29.88 62 48.7%
14 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 21.83 29.37 58 22.8%
15 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 28.06 28.44 106 -7.5%
16 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 15.31 27.43 85 63.5%
17 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 24.61 25.40 62 -5.8%
18 Curtin University, Australia 15.66 22.56 71 31.5%
19 Tohoku University, Japan 19.19 21.92 66 4.2%
20 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 13.87 21.08 48 38.8%
21 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 13.86 19.82 72 30.5%
22 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 16.57 19.27 85 6.2%
23 Monash University, Australia 14.28 18.80 82 20.2%
24 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 14.13 17.92 30 15.8%
25 Hokkaido University, Japan 22.02 17.55 50 -27.3%
26 Nagoya University, Japan 10.44 16.11 63 40.8%
27 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 7.95 15.45 46 77.4%
28 Nankai University (NKU), China 8.95 15.33 29 56.4%
29 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 14.60 14.72 47 -8.0%
30 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 13.44 13.40 38 -9.0%
31 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 8.56 13.01 24 38.7%
32 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 11.82 12.92 33 -0.3%
33 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 8.77 12.65 17 31.6%
34 Fudan University, China 18.46 12.29 43 -39.2%
35 Kyoto University, Japan 15.22 12.27 60 -26.4%
36 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 10.95 12.06 64 0.5%
37 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 15.82 10.88 33 -37.2%
38 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 13.84 10.79 91 -28.8%
39 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 8.17 10.69 40 19.5%
40 Shandong University (SDU), China 9.85 10.52 89 -2.5%
41 Hunan University (HNU), China 6.29 10.20 19 48.0%
42 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 3.72 10.13 23 148.4%
43 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 11.65 9.71 58 -23.9%
44 Jinan University (JNU), China 6.59 9.59 34 32.9%
45 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 11.12 9.51 25 -21.9%
46 Xiamen University (XMU), China 8.14 9.51 22 6.7%
47 Hohai University (HHU), China 10.15 9.40 20 -15.5%
48 University of Otago, New Zealand 9.94 8.60 39 -21.0%
49 Macquarie University, Australia 10.15 8.56 29 -23.1%
50 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 3.63 8.37 37 110.5%
51 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 6.78 8.34 31 12.2%
52 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 7.42 7.64 26 -6.0%
53 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 2.34 7.56 30 195.4%
54 Tianjin University (TJU), China 3.94 7.46 97 72.7%
55 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 10.58 7.45 24 -35.7%
56 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 5.41 7.01 26 18.3%
57 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 5.88 6.97 12 8.2%
58 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 3.53 6.66 19 72.2%
59 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 1.99 6.66 11 205.7%
60 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 7.37 6.41 27 -20.6%
61 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 1.38 6.36 15 322.2%
62 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 2.76 6.24 13 106.5%
63 Yonsei University, South Korea 5.16 6.24 15 10.4%
64 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 3.38 6.05 9 63.3%
65 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 5.65 5.77 13 -6.6%
66 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 1.89 5.72 14 176.2%
67 Griffith University, Australia 7.00 5.61 28 -26.7%
68 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 7.79 5.60 15 -34.3%
69 Kyushu University, Japan 5.29 5.55 26 -4.1%
70 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 6.86 5.54 30 -26.2%
71 Beihang University (BUAA), China 3.95 5.42 23 25.3%
72 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 4.17 5.11 14 11.8%
73 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 5.12 5.03 11 -10.3%
74 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 7.46 4.99 15 -39.0%
75 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 3.88 4.96 12 16.5%
76 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 5.62 4.92 15 -20.0%
77 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 3.35 4.89 16 33.1%
78 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 2.06 4.59 22 103.0%
79 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 4.04 4.54 13 2.6%
80 Central South University (CSU), China 2.97 4.52 19 39.0%
81 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 2.49 4.49 9 64.6%
82 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 1.22 4.46 12 233.7%
83 Chongqing University (CQU), China 2.46 4.28 14 58.5%
84 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 1.88 4.23 10 105.6%
85 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 2.99 4.08 18 24.6%
86 Gifu University, Japan 0.94 4.05 7 293.1%
87 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.39 4.00 9 52.9%
88 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 3.77 3.83 16 -7.3%
89 Northwest University (NWU), China 1.41 3.82 17 148.3%
90 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 2.93 3.81 12 18.5%
91 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 3.19 3.77 13 7.8%
92 Okayama University, Japan 2.76 3.76 12 24.0%
93 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 1.28 3.75 13 167.7%
94 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 1.34 3.71 10 152.3%
95 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 4.51 3.63 20 -26.6%
96 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 3.99 3.62 14 -17.1%
97 Korea University, South Korea 1.72 3.56 8 89.3%
98 Ehime University, Japan 5.48 3.54 12 -41.0%
99 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 1.33 3.50 4 141.1%
100 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 1.93 3.49 12 64.6%

Footnote

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  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).
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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.