2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Tsinghua University, China 145.34 161.99 757 5.4%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 141.24 147.50 664 -1.2%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 122.94 136.85 533 5.3%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 115.11 127.80 443 5.0%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 74.77 118.01 742 49.2%
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 79.25 97.60 312 16.4%
7 Fudan University, China 61.46 95.34 261 46.7%
8 Soochow University, China 75.75 85.93 166 7.3%
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 54.78 84.98 370 46.7%
10 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 52.88 63.53 175 13.6%
11 Beihang University (BUAA), China 36.34 61.65 269 60.4%
12 Wuhan University (WHU), China 39.49 57.66 167 38.1%
13 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 51.19 55.93 148 3.3%
14 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 44.67 48.13 174 1.9%
15 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 32.94 45.39 156 30.3%
16 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 34.66 44.66 98 21.8%
17 Tianjin University (TJU), China 31.11 42.03 142 27.7%
18 Jilin University (JLU), China 36.01 39.82 104 4.6%
19 Nankai University (NKU), China 32.78 39.14 142 12.9%
20 Shandong University (SDU), China 26.02 37.36 155 35.8%
21 Xiamen University (XMU), China 29.91 35.28 67 11.5%
22 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 20.32 35.25 86 64.0%
23 Southeast University (SEU), China 29.26 33.65 81 8.8%
24 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 24.02 32.47 83 27.8%
25 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 18.32 30.43 110 57.1%
26 Sichuan University (SCU), China 22.97 30.42 76 25.2%
27 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 25.06 28.01 85 5.7%
28 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 20.63 27.33 137 25.3%
29 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 16.75 26.83 91 51.5%
30 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 22.75 24.97 100 3.8%
31 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 23.94 23.63 87 -6.7%
32 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 21.91 23.10 58 -0.3%
33 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 18.94 22.99 60 14.8%
34 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 18.10 22.67 59 18.4%
35 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 21.09 21.89 58 -1.9%
36 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 17.69 21.05 61 12.5%
37 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 14.33 20.99 61 38.5%
38 Hunan University (HNU), China 23.36 20.88 79 -15.5%
39 Chongqing University (CQU), China 12.97 20.69 57 50.9%
40 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 14.46 19.11 45 24.9%
41 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 12.47 18.81 46 42.6%
42 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 16.36 18.48 55 6.8%
43 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 27.59 18.28 121 -37.4%
44 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 15.34 17.96 67 10.7%
45 Tongji University, China 18.44 17.80 56 -8.7%
46 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 13.03 15.88 38 15.3%
47 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 7.09 15.44 38 106.0%
48 Central South University (CSU), China 15.16 14.88 39 -7.2%
49 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 4.02 13.96 42 228.4%
50 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 3.34 12.43 55 251.5%
51 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 3.08 12.40 37 281.3%
52 Donghua University (DHU), China 2.94 11.93 31 283.3%
53 Hebei University (HBU), China 7.51 11.81 25 48.7%
54 Shanxi University (SXU), China 14.04 11.58 65 -22.0%
55 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 7.54 11.48 19 44.0%
56 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 9.65 11.42 39 11.9%
57 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 9.35 11.23 40 13.6%
58 Shanghai University (SHU), China 15.30 11.19 48 -30.9%
59 ShanghaiTech University, China 6.89 10.28 53 41.1%
60 Northeastern University (NEU), China 4.19 10.17 19 129.4%
61 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 8.39 9.78 47 10.2%
62 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 4.73 9.58 22 91.5%
63 Jinan University (JNU), China 8.58 9.45 27 4.2%
64 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 5.02 9.43 29 77.4%
65 Xidian University, China 10.63 9.39 24 -16.5%
66 Nanchang University (NCU), China 9.20 8.30 32 -14.7%
67 Henan University (HENU), China 3.44 7.86 15 115.9%
68 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 3.20 7.32 15 116.3%
69 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 6.04 7.23 15 13.2%
70 Jiangnan University, China 3.77 6.61 19 65.7%
71 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 3.39 6.40 19 78.5%
72 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 3.86 5.98 10 46.7%
73 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.06 5.90 16 8,826.7%
74 Northwest University (NWU), China 5.66 5.86 21 -2.1%
75 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 5.50 5.51 16 -5.1%
76 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 8.23 5.49 26 -36.8%
77 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 11.92 5.37 45 -57.4%
78 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 2.23 5.37 14 127.6%
79 Guangzhou University (GU), China 3.01 5.26 16 65.2%
80 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 1.50 5.22 14 228.1%
81 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 2.44 5.08 21 96.5%
82 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 11.19 4.64 84 -60.8%
83 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 9.07 4.58 17 -52.2%
84 Hubei University (HUBU), China 2.92 4.58 17 48.4%
85 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 7.09 4.48 11 -40.2%
86 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 3.82 4.40 19 9.0%
87 Qingdao University (QU), China 4.89 4.35 10 -15.8%
88 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 5.98 4.33 15 -31.5%
89 Southwest University (SWU), China 6.51 4.32 9 -37.2%
90 Henan Normal University, China 4.87 4.29 27 -16.7%
91 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 5.29 4.28 20 -23.4%
92 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 7.18 4.22 17 -44.5%
93 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 1.43 4.17 10 176.7%
94 Hebei Normal University, China 0.77 4.04 8 397.7%
95 Yanshan University (YSU), China 5.65 3.94 10 -34.0%
96 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 3.06 3.91 12 20.6%
97 Army Medical University, China 5.66 3.90 14 -34.8%
98 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 2.72 3.76 17 30.6%
99 Ningbo University (NBU), China 3.86 3.74 13 -8.5%
100 University of Macau (UM), China 1.42 3.71 17 147.4%

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.