2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Tsinghua University, China 9.88 8.93 31 -15.7%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 5.19 7.76 30 39.3%
3 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 2.00 3.61 16 68.1%
4 Fudan University, China 0.46 3.51 24 617.6%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 2.38 2.96 30 15.7%
6 ShanghaiTech University, China 1.06 2.12 11 87.2%
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.79 2.10 17 -48.3%
8 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 1.84 2.01 21 1.8%
9 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.14 1.58 6 969.7%
10 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.17 1.53 7 721.3%
11 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 0.89 1.37 8 43.3%
12 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 1.34 3 N/A
13 Tongji University, China 0.09 1.33 8 1,344.6%
14 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 1.11 1.18 3 -0.9%
15 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.53 1.10 8 92.5%
16 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.08 1.09 8 1,123.4%
17 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 1.84 0.97 12 -50.9%
18 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 0.87 3 38.5%
19 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.28 0.87 2 191.1%
20 Army Medical University, China 0.49 0.84 4 59.4%
21 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.32 0.79 5 133.6%
22 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.03 0.79 3 2,541.2%
23 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 0.01 0.78 2 8,437.3%
24 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 0.73 1 N/A
25 Jilin University (JLU), China 0.69 4 N/A
26 Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), China 0.67 1 N/A
27 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.52 0.64 2 15.3%
28 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.39 0.62 8 49.5%
29 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.07 0.56 2 610.8%
30 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 1.13 0.55 4 -54.3%
31 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 0.53 1 N/A
32 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.10 0.52 5 386.8%
33 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.26 0.48 3 68.4%
34 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.53 0.46 4 -18.3%
35 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.10 0.46 3 343.3%
36 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 0.45 3 N/A
37 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 0.45 1 -49.7%
38 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.15 0.43 4 166.1%
39 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.30 0.42 9 28.9%
40 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.40 1 N/A
41 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.04 0.39 2 914.9%
42 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 0.22 0.38 4 59.0%
43 Westlake University, China 0.11 0.37 4 209.9%
44 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.16 0.37 2 114.2%
45 Xiamen University (XMU), China 1.43 0.35 4 -77.0%
46 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 0.04 0.35 2 775.3%
47 Capital Medical University, China 0.01 0.35 2 2,869.5%
48 Central South University (CSU), China 0.10 0.33 7 197.1%
49 Chongqing University (CQU), China 0.32 2 N/A
50 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.77 0.32 6 -61.0%
51 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.03 0.32 3 860.6%
52 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.15 0.26 7 57.8%
53 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.61 0.25 4 -61.1%
54 Soochow University, China 0.20 0.25 1 16.5%
55 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.07 0.25 6 247.4%
56 Xinjiang Medical University (XJMU), China 0.24 1 N/A
57 Beihang University (BUAA), China 0.21 1 N/A
58 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 0.21 2 N/A
59 Hubei University (HUBU), China 0.20 1 N/A
59 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 0.20 1 N/A
60 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 0.05 0.19 1 262.5%
60 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 0.19 1 N/A
61 Linyi University (LYU), China 0.17 1 N/A
62 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 0.13 0.14 1 6.1%
62 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 0.14 1 N/A
63 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.08 0.14 3 53.9%
64 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 0.13 1 N/A
65 Tianjin University (TJU), China 1.37 0.12 5 -91.7%
66 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.07 0.12 2 59.2%
67 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.13 0.12 3 -18.0%
68 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.31 0.12 1 -64.4%
69 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.05 0.11 2 123.9%
70 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 0.10 2 N/A
71 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 0.10 2 N/A
72 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 0.10 3 N/A
73 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 0.10 2 N/A
74 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.02 0.10 1 272.8%
75 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 0.09 1 N/A
75 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 0.09 1 N/A
76 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 1.03 0.08 1 -92.7%
77 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.05 0.08 3 62.6%
78 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.02 0.08 3 274.0%
79 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 0.07 1 N/A
80 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 0.05 0.06 2 18.3%
81 Nantong University (NTU), China 0.06 1 N/A
82 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.07 0.06 1 -24.1%
82 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 0.13 0.06 1 -59.1%
83 Hubei University of Automotive Technology (HUAT), China 0.05 1 N/A
83 Henan Institute of Technology (HAIT), China 0.05 1 N/A
83 Huzhou University, China 0.05 1 N/A
84 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.26 0.05 1 -83.2%
85 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.02 0.05 2 112.9%
86 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.04 0.04 1 -4.7%
87 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.28 0.04 2 -85.5%
88 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 0.04 1 N/A
88 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 0.04 1 N/A
88 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 0.04 1 N/A
89 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 0.04 1 N/A
90 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 0.03 1 N/A
90 University of Jinan (UJN), China 0.03 1 N/A
91 Wannan Medical College, China 0.03 1 N/A
91 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 0.03 1 N/A
92 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.22 0.03 1 -87.9%
93 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 1.95 0.03 1 -98.7%
94 Minjiang University (MJU), China 0.02 1 N/A
94 Hebei Normal University, China 0.02 1 N/A
94 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 0.16 0.02 1 -87.3%
95 Binzhou Medical University, China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Southwest University (SWU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Henan Agricultural University, China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Jilin Agricultural University, China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 0.02 1 N/A
96 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.07 0.02 1 -70.9%
97 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 0.02 1 N/A
97 Jingdezhen University, China 0.02 1 N/A
98 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 0.01 1 N/A
99 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 0.01 1 N/A
100 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 0.17 0.01 1 -95.3%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.