2019 tables: Institutions - life 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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 41.19 35.68 107 -19.5%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 20.61 25.99 60 17.2%
3 Yonsei University, South Korea 10.35 18.33 58 64.6%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.61 7.91 26 -3.4%
5 Korea University, South Korea 9.08 7.51 33 -23.1%
6 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 7.47 5.83 40 -27.5%
7 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 4.76 5.41 19 5.6%
8 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 3.36 5.07 18 40.2%
9 Chonnam National University, South Korea 0.50 4.50 21 740.6%
10 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 3.83 4.23 18 2.7%
11 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 6.52 3.95 13 -43.7%
12 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 1.41 3.06 10 101.6%
13 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 2.10 2.97 13 31.7%
14 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 3.66 2.93 9 -25.4%
15 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 1.85 2.80 20 40.4%
16 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.38 2.71 7 5.9%
17 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 2.34 2.69 16 6.9%
18 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 1.84 2.62 14 32.5%
19 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 1.95 2.54 16 21.5%
20 Kangwon National University, South Korea 0.39 2.30 6 448.8%
21 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 0.86 1.82 10 97.3%
22 Inha University, South Korea 0.20 1.44 6 568.8%
23 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 1.98 1.43 4 -33.2%
24 Sogang University, South Korea 1.61 1.33 5 -23.4%
25 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 0.82 1.06 6 20.2%
26 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.98 3 N/A
27 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.32 0.95 5 171.8%
28 Sejong University, South Korea 0.24 0.82 3 210.5%
29 Hallym University, South Korea 0.20 0.80 4 272.1%
30 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.82 0.74 4 -16.8%
31 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.39 0.65 6 57.0%
32 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.07 0.60 1 680.9%
33 Dong-A University, South Korea 0.13 0.57 3 323.5%
34 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 0.87 0.52 8 -44.5%
35 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 3.56 0.51 6 -86.8%
36 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 1.43 0.50 4 -67.3%
37 Myongji University, South Korea 0.12 0.38 1 196.3%
38 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.21 0.33 2 45.2%
39 KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
40 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.60 0.24 3 -62.9%
41 Soongsil University, South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
42 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.75 0.21 2 -74.3%
43 Daegu University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
44 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 0.70 0.13 2 -82.3%
44 Asan Medical Institute of Convergence Science and Technology (AMIST), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
45 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.74 0.12 2 -85.5%
46 Inje University, South Korea 0.86 0.11 2 -87.8%
47 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.11 3 N/A
48 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
49 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 0.10 2 -10.7%
50 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
51 College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
51 Andong National University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
51 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
52 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.19 0.04 2 -77.5%
53 Woosuk University, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
54 Mokpo National University, South Korea 0.14 0.04 1 -74.0%
55 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 0.03 1 -59.3%
56 Silla University, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
57 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.