2019 tables: Institutions

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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,534.81 1,729.28 5,013 6.3%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 394.87 413.55 1,506 -1.2%
3 Tsinghua University, China 354.88 398.99 1,396 6.1%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 328.84 393.00 975 12.8%
5 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 308.65 351.04 1,038 7.3%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 261.10 326.94 1,906 18.2%
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 243.65 289.83 712 12.3%
8 Fudan University, China 206.21 260.10 686 19.0%
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 170.93 231.55 741 27.9%
10 Nankai University (NKU), China 156.53 198.71 556 19.8%
11 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 152.26 196.35 496 21.7%
12 Wuhan University (WHU), China 161.32 195.71 413 14.5%
13 Soochow University, China 161.36 193.50 366 13.2%
14 Sichuan University (SCU), China 126.91 181.77 330 35.2%
15 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 115.78 150.91 395 23.0%
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 146.20 150.49 284 -2.8%
17 Hunan University (HNU), China 89.20 119.08 241 26.0%
18 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 108.77 117.08 237 1.6%
19 Tianjin University (TJU), China 79.07 114.58 535 36.8%
20 Jilin University (JLU), China 101.49 114.56 268 6.5%
21 Shandong University (SDU), China 90.07 113.59 434 19.0%
22 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 97.39 110.53 225 7.1%
23 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 110.48 108.75 329 -7.1%
24 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 87.66 107.29 331 15.5%
25 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 82.41 106.87 222 22.4%
26 Tongji University, China 75.99 105.69 335 31.3%
27 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 89.28 104.31 227 10.3%
28 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 88.60 100.89 269 7.5%
29 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 86.29 100.19 227 9.6%
30 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 68.07 92.35 279 28.1%
31 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 69.12 91.32 325 24.7%
32 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 65.58 86.70 162 24.8%
33 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 50.75 79.15 180 47.2%
34 Beihang University (BUAA), China 53.84 77.82 328 36.4%
35 Southeast University (SEU), China 75.87 75.96 161 -5.5%
36 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 93.55 75.69 318 -23.6%
37 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 53.13 73.38 163 30.3%
38 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 52.15 71.87 170 30.1%
39 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 59.19 71.18 257 13.5%
40 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 52.39 67.43 109 21.5%
41 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 42.97 64.07 106 40.7%
42 Central South University (CSU), China 45.86 59.34 180 22.1%
43 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 43.85 57.04 202 22.8%
44 Southwest University (SWU), China 62.75 56.50 90 -15.0%
45 Chongqing University (CQU), China 38.38 55.82 126 37.3%
46 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 38.92 54.93 145 33.2%
47 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 33.50 53.38 183 50.4%
48 Northwest University (NWU), China 34.63 52.42 115 42.9%
49 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 25.79 48.21 143 76.4%
50 Jinan University (JNU), China 30.81 48.15 141 47.5%
51 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 31.25 47.78 102 44.3%
52 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 31.35 47.10 108 41.8%
53 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 41.38 46.57 108 6.2%
54 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 31.99 41.34 92 21.9%
55 Shanghai University (SHU), China 41.50 41.08 124 -6.6%
56 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 27.11 40.42 108 40.7%
57 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 25.44 39.72 150 47.4%
58 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 40.12 38.22 72 -10.1%
59 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 34.38 38.22 64 4.9%
60 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 34.05 37.14 82 3.0%
61 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 24.66 36.80 134 40.8%
62 ShanghaiTech University, China 23.40 36.63 169 47.8%
63 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 32.72 36.13 141 4.2%
64 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 37.36 34.94 119 -11.7%
65 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 45.58 33.90 136 -29.8%
66 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 22.79 33.68 74 39.5%
67 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 15.53 33.01 65 100.6%
68 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 23.29 29.98 109 21.5%
69 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 23.59 29.40 75 17.6%
70 Henan University (HENU), China 17.65 28.30 55 51.4%
71 Anhui University (AHU), China 14.71 27.21 72 74.5%
72 Shanxi University (SXU), China 27.00 26.57 97 -7.1%
73 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 20.60 26.51 73 21.5%
74 Henan Normal University, China 18.51 26.30 64 34.1%
75 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 29.37 25.58 135 -17.8%
76 Nanchang University (NCU), China 17.22 25.22 87 38.3%
77 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 20.24 24.82 116 15.7%
78 Donghua University (DHU), China 14.38 24.71 61 62.2%
79 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 12.35 24.66 75 88.5%
80 Northeastern University (NEU), China 6.49 24.63 46 258.1%
81 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 18.17 24.47 35 27.1%
82 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 26.35 23.91 104 -14.3%
83 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 26.70 23.68 85 -16.3%
84 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 13.41 23.67 32 66.6%
85 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 20.72 23.66 64 7.7%
86 Changzhou University (CZU), China 27.14 23.46 38 -18.4%
87 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 16.58 23.44 77 33.5%
88 Jiangnan University, China 14.52 23.32 64 51.6%
89 University of Jinan (UJN), China 19.35 23.19 54 13.1%
90 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 16.18 21.94 84 28.0%
91 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 10.65 21.70 61 92.3%
92 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 18.67 21.50 95 8.7%
93 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 16.00 21.11 60 24.5%
94 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 16.87 21.00 88 17.5%
95 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 11.16 20.95 62 77.1%
96 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 9.10 19.86 49 106.0%
97 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 12.66 19.56 36 45.8%
98 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 14.20 19.12 45 27.0%
99 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 12.40 18.89 44 43.8%
100 Hebei University (HBU), China 14.00 18.42 40 24.1%
101 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 12.26 18.41 57 41.7%
102 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 15.89 18.20 49 8.1%
103 University of Macau (UM), China 6.98 17.57 66 137.6%
104 Qingdao University (QU), China 9.62 16.91 51 65.9%
105 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 15.93 16.49 71 -2.3%
106 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 18.66 16.26 52 -17.8%
107 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 13.30 15.68 34 11.2%
108 Yunnan University (YNU), China 5.05 15.63 47 192.5%
109 Hubei University (HUBU), China 8.66 15.55 39 69.5%
110 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 4.09 15.49 33 257.4%
111 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 8.39 15.02 94 68.9%
112 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 13.89 14.76 38 0.3%
113 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 3.60 14.74 34 286.8%
114 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 6.98 14.74 44 99.4%
115 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 11.22 14.68 45 23.4%
116 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 20.55 14.57 42 -33.1%
117 Guangzhou University (GU), China 5.72 13.89 45 129.4%
118 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 15.49 13.79 40 -16.0%
119 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 6.23 13.50 22 104.6%
120 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 11.33 13.33 33 11.0%
121 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 7.96 12.95 40 53.5%
122 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 11.54 12.86 27 5.2%
123 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 8.02 12.83 195 50.9%
124 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 14.14 12.68 44 -15.4%
125 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 5.58 12.45 136 110.5%
126 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 5.76 12.43 22 103.8%
127 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 3.60 11.79 27 208.9%
128 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 8.85 11.57 44 23.4%
129 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 13.88 10.93 46 -25.7%
130 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 9.54 10.82 43 7.0%
131 Hohai University (HHU), China 10.20 10.64 27 -1.6%
132 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 7.28 10.37 90 34.5%
133 Xidian University, China 11.71 10.31 27 -16.9%
134 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 5.54 9.98 45 69.9%
135 Capital Medical University, China 5.96 9.68 64 53.3%
136 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 7.46 9.59 20 21.3%
137 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 4.05 9.50 19 121.5%
138 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 11.91 9.47 30 -25.0%
139 Ningbo University (NBU), China 5.31 9.43 33 67.5%
140 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 5.79 9.38 12 53.0%
141 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 9.89 9.20 14 -12.2%
142 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 7.44 9.10 37 15.4%
143 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 7.30 9.08 17 17.4%
144 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 6.96 8.79 29 19.3%
145 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 3.39 8.50 30 136.9%
146 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 5.73 8.26 30 36.0%
147 Huaibei Normal University, China 5.56 8.11 12 37.8%
148 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 3.19 8.06 22 138.8%
149 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 4.54 7.93 14 64.8%
150 Nantong University (NTU), China 2.57 7.88 24 189.3%
151 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 14.26 7.67 51 -49.3%
152 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 5.21 7.65 22 38.5%
153 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 6.24 7.64 15 15.5%
154 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 1.78 7.57 33 301.9%
155 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 9.69 7.49 41 -27.1%
156 Inner Mongolia University, China 3.45 7.47 16 104.5%
157 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 3.06 7.42 24 129.0%
158 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 5.24 7.38 15 33.1%
159 Yanshan University (YSU), China 7.54 7.36 20 -7.9%
160 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 3.25 7.31 24 112.5%
161 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 5.28 7.11 22 27.1%
162 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 6.76 7.08 33 -1.1%
163 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 7.23 7.04 28 -8.1%
164 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 6.71 6.98 20 -1.8%
165 BGI, China 6.52 6.83 32 -1.1%
166 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 4.25 6.69 44 48.7%
167 Shantou University (STU), China 3.90 6.55 27 58.5%
168 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 3.23 6.41 11 87.1%
169 Hebei Normal University, China 2.52 6.24 15 133.7%
170 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 3.49 6.05 9 63.5%
171 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 3.91 6.03 30 45.5%
172 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 1.25 5.98 21 350.6%
173 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 3.51 5.88 26 58.2%
174 Guizhou University (GZU), China 3.75 5.85 15 47.0%
175 Nanyang Normal University, China 4.62 5.70 17 16.4%
176 Fujian Medical University, China 1.79 5.70 20 199.8%
177 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 5.03 5.54 23 3.9%
178 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 1.43 5.51 11 262.7%
179 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 1.94 5.46 14 165.1%
180 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 6.05 5.36 9 -16.4%
181 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 8.10 5.17 10 -39.7%
182 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 1.27 5.15 18 281.4%
183 Hainan University (HU), China 1.07 5.15 23 356.1%
184 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 3.26 5.11 22 48.1%
185 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 0.80 5.09 18 501.7%
186 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 4.09 5.01 116 15.5%
187 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 2.68 4.86 22 71.5%
188 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 0.69 4.78 21 551.5%
189 Sichuan Normal University, China 0.62 4.77 17 628.1%
190 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 3.50 4.62 17 24.4%
191 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 1.29 4.58 16 234.0%
192 Jianghan University, China 1.65 4.56 22 160.2%
193 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 1.19 4.41 110 251.1%
194 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 2.73 4.36 17 51.0%
195 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 3.16 4.33 12 29.6%
196 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 4.85 4.32 19 -15.9%
197 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 4.01 4.31 14 1.5%
198 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 8.30 4.30 11 -51.1%
199 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 2.68 4.29 12 51.0%
200 China Medical University (CMU), China 3.29 4.27 27 22.7%
201 Tiangong University (TGU), China 2.55 4.26 16 57.9%
202 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.65 4.25 13 516.4%
203 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 3.08 4.16 7 27.3%
204 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 1.93 4.08 10 99.4%
205 Linyi University (LYU), China 5.57 4.04 20 -31.5%
206 Jiaxing University, China 2.30 4.01 12 64.7%
207 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 2.26 4.00 6 67.3%
208 Northeast Forestry University, China 1.44 3.94 16 157.5%
209 Liaoning University (LNU), China 5.46 3.89 19 -32.8%
210 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 1.00 3.85 25 262.7%
211 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 3.06 3.82 10 17.5%
212 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 3.32 3.82 11 8.6%
213 University of South China (USC), China 2.04 3.75 30 74.0%
214 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 3.12 3.61 11 9.2%
215 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 1.46 3.60 16 133.2%
216 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 0.92 3.60 23 269.6%
217 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 4.07 3.53 16 -18.1%
218 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 2.04 3.52 11 62.6%
219 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 0.98 3.50 18 235.5%
220 Air Force Engineering University, China 2.61 3.50 5 26.4%
221 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 2.70 3.46 17 21.1%
222 Wuyi University, China 2.69 3.42 12 20.1%
223 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 3.26 3.38 7 -2.2%
224 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 0.94 3.32 14 234.6%
225 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 1.87 3.29 8 65.5%
226 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 1.73 3.20 12 75.1%
227 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 1.88 3.17 11 59.8%
228 Chengdu University (CDU), China 2.10 3.12 6 40.3%
229 Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), China 0.50 3.09 9 477.7%
230 Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences (SAES), China 0.47 3.08 8 515.2%
231 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 2.35 3.06 10 22.9%
232 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 1.97 3.06 12 46.7%
233 Liaoning Shihua University, China 0.85 3.03 6 236.7%
234 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 0.98 3.02 10 192.3%
235 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 3.90 3.02 12 -26.9%
236 Guangxi University (GXU), China 1.87 3.02 35 52.1%
237 Anyang Normal University, China 3.61 3.01 6 -21.1%
238 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 3.53 3.00 4 -19.9%
239 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.67 2.97 14 -40.0%
240 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 1.81 2.87 21 49.5%
241 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 1.32 2.82 9 101.0%
242 Jilin Normal University (JLNU), China 1.56 2.76 7 67.3%
243 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 0.95 2.76 9 173.9%
244 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 0.35 2.72 5 628.3%
245 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 2.90 2.72 5 -11.5%
246 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 0.74 2.65 8 235.3%
247 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.23 2.57 15 96.6%
248 China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China 0.20 2.38 9 1,000.2%
249 Shangqiu Normal University (SQNU), China 0.71 2.38 8 218.0%
250 Jining University (JNXY), China 3.13 2.37 5 -28.3%
251 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 2.91 2.36 8 -23.6%
252 Ningbo University of Technology, China 1.06 2.29 7 103.7%
253 Guangxi Medical University, China 1.16 2.25 9 83.4%
254 Taishan Medical University, China 0.05 2.25 5 4,487.0%
255 Bohai University (BU), China 1.03 2.24 9 104.7%
256 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 2.38 2.23 7 -11.4%
257 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 1.90 2.22 7 9.9%
258 Westlake University, China 0.41 2.19 27 403.7%
259 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 0.02 2.18 9 11,406.3%
260 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 1.64 2.15 13 23.4%
261 China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China 1.18 2.14 13 72.0%
262 Shandong University of Technology, China 2.39 2.09 13 -17.4%
263 Luoyang Normal University, China 1.88 2.09 8 4.7%
264 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 1.89 2.07 12 3.8%
265 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 0.40 2.07 6 389.3%
266 Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute (CRSRI), China 2.04 3 N/A
267 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 0.99 2.02 8 93.1%
268 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.80 2.01 13 -32.1%
269 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 0.67 2.01 5 184.7%
270 Dalian University, China 0.45 2.00 6 319.1%
271 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 1.33 2.00 8 41.4%
272 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 2.97 1.99 9 -36.8%
273 Dalian Nationalities University, China 1.33 1.98 5 40.5%
274 Shenyang Normal University, China 1.68 1.93 5 8.6%
275 Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ), China 1.83 1.92 3 -0.7%
276 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 0.84 1.91 10 114.3%
277 Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai (HITW), China 2.38 1.90 4 -24.6%
278 North Minzu University (NMU), China 0.85 1.89 5 110.0%
279 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.29 1.88 10 -46.1%
280 China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), China 0.42 1.87 6 320.9%
281 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.70 1.83 27 1.7%
282 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 0.04 1.83 11 3,997.2%
283 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 2.10 1.79 9 -19.7%
284 Wuhan Textile University, China 1.78 1.79 6 -5.6%
285 Yantai University (YTU), China 2.40 1.77 7 -30.4%
286 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.85 1.77 7 -9.7%
287 Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM), China 2.78 1.76 11 -40.3%
288 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 0.38 1.73 5 336.3%
289 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 2.27 1.72 22 -28.8%
290 Henan University of Technology (HAUT), China 1.35 1.71 5 19.6%
291 Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS), China 1.35 1.70 5 18.5%
292 Chang'an University, China 0.29 1.69 7 447.8%
293 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.01 1.69 87 57.9%
294 Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), China 1.60 4 N/A
295 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 0.38 1.59 6 296.9%
296 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 0.19 1.57 6 682.9%
297 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 0.58 1.54 14 152.0%
298 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.86 1.53 12 67.8%
299 Minnan Normal University, China 0.36 1.52 3 296.1%
300 Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences (SUES), China 0.77 1.48 8 81.7%
301 WuXi AppTec, China 0.99 1.46 14 39.2%
302 Qujing Normal University, China 1.42 4 N/A
303 Zhoukou Normal University (ZKNU), China 0.32 1.42 4 316.4%
304 Ningxia University (NXU), China 0.94 1.40 7 40.4%
305 Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China 2.00 1.40 3 -34.2%
306 Beijing Hospital, China 0.30 1.39 5 332.3%
307 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 3.26 1.39 11 -59.6%
308 North University of China (NUC), China 2.99 1.39 7 -56.2%
309 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 2.69 1.38 7 -51.7%
310 Jinggangshan University (JGSU), China 0.02 1.34 4 5,700.9%
311 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 0.55 1.29 7 122.8%
312 Guangdong Medical University (GDMU), China 1.18 1.29 10 3.4%
313 Shaoxing University, China 0.50 1.29 2 142.7%
314 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 1.00 1.28 5 20.5%
315 Quanzhou Normal University, China 0.16 1.26 5 632.1%
316 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 1.55 1.22 10 -25.4%
317 China-Japan Friendship Hospital, China 0.43 1.21 9 163.8%
318 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 0.61 1.19 4 83.8%
319 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 1.54 1.18 10 -27.8%
320 Anhui University of Technology, China 0.30 1.17 6 267.9%
321 Henan Institute of Science and Technology (HIST), China 1.04 1.17 2 6.3%
322 Yancheng Teachers University, China 0.42 1.15 3 158.1%
323 Anyang Institute of Technology, China 0.37 1.15 6 195.7%
324 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 1.41 1.14 13 -23.8%
325 Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), China 0.17 1.13 6 537.3%
326 Qingdao University of Technology (QUT), China 1.98 1.11 3 -46.8%
327 Jililn Jianzhu University (JLJU), China 1.09 8 N/A
328 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 0.22 1.08 11 354.0%
329 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 0.64 1.08 2 58.8%
330 Xuchang University, China 0.21 1.06 3 374.8%
331 Chuzhou University, China 1.06 2 N/A
332 Hainan Tropical Ocean University (HTOU), China 0.10 1.05 2 888.8%
333 Ludong University, China 0.32 1.04 6 203.4%
334 Taizhou University (TZU), China 0.05 1.04 7 2,063.9%
335 Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST), China 0.42 1.04 6 131.5%
336 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 0.21 1.04 4 369.8%
337 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 1.13 1.03 3 -13.8%
338 Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University (NJXZC), China 1.03 1.03 5 -4.9%
339 Chongqing University of Technology, China 1.24 1.03 6 -21.7%
340 Henan Agricultural University, China 0.51 1.01 5 85.0%
341 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 0.51 1.01 18 86.0%
342 Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT), China 0.06 1.00 1 1,410.1%
342 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 0.94 1.00 1 0.6%
342 Dunhuang Academy China, China 1.00 1 N/A
342 Shangrao Normal University (SRU), China 1.00 1 N/A
343 Dalian Polytechnic University, China 0.98 3 N/A
344 Minzu University of China (MUC), China 1.12 0.97 5 -18.5%
345 Huzhou University, China 0.17 0.96 5 444.9%
346 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.95 7 359.5%
347 Yancheng Fangyuan Envirmental Protection Technology Ltd., China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
347 Nanjing Jiusi High-Tech Co., Ltd., China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
347 China National Building Materials Group Corporation (CNBM), China 0.33 0.94 21 168.1%
348 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), China 0.27 0.92 4 225.6%
349 Guizhou Education University (GZEU), China 1.06 0.92 4 -18.4%
350 Hainan Normal University, China 0.59 0.90 4 44.6%
350 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 4 N/A
351 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.56 0.89 4 49.0%
352 Hanshan Normal University, China 0.93 0.89 2 -9.3%
353 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 1.13 0.87 4 -26.7%
354 National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China 2.44 0.87 2 -66.3%
355 Ningxia Normal University, China 0.86 1 N/A
356 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 0.60 0.86 4 34.7%
357 Logistics University of PAPF, China 0.83 1 N/A
357 Kunming Institute of Precious Metals, China 0.83 2 N/A
358 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 7.13 0.83 7 -89.0%
359 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.03 0.80 1 2,844.7%
360 Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE), China 0.92 0.80 3 -18.3%
361 Nanning Normal University, China 0.79 1 N/A
362 Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI), China 0.23 0.78 6 225.3%
363 Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences (Guangdong General Hospital), China 0.34 0.78 5 115.7%
364 Academy of Forensic Science, China 0.77 1 N/A
365 Capital Institute of Pediatrics, China 0.47 0.77 3 55.6%
366 Yichang Humanwell Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.77 2 N/A
367 HEC Pharm, China 1.00 0.75 1 -29.2%
368 Beijing Institute of Petrochemical Technology (BIPT), China 0.81 0.74 12 -13.4%
369 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 3.04 0.72 4 -77.5%
370 TCL Corporation, China 0.04 0.71 1 1,518.0%
371 Zhejiang Provincial Engineering Research Center of Industrial Boiler and Furnace Flue Gas Pollution Control, China 0.20 0.70 2 230.3%
372 Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, China 0.37 0.69 3 74.1%
373 Hubei University of Medicine (HUM), China 0.50 0.69 3 30.8%
374 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 0.58 0.69 7 11.9%
375 Jimei University, China 0.68 4 N/A
376 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 1.14 0.68 4 -43.9%
377 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 1.98 0.68 7 -67.7%
378 Northwest Minzu University, China 0.67 2 N/A
379 Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), China 0.67 8 N/A
380 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 0.17 0.67 4 270.1%
381 Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), China 0.67 1 N/A
381 Xinxiang University (XXU), China 0.10 0.67 1 529.2%
381 Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China 0.89 0.67 1 -29.4%
381 Huaiyin Institute of Technology (HYIT), China 1.53 0.67 1 -58.8%
381 Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 0.67 3 N/A
381 Liupanshui Normal University, China 0.67 1 N/A
382 Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, China 0.66 2 N/A
383 Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN), China 0.66 4 N/A
384 Shandong Jianzhu University, China 0.31 0.63 5 95.6%
385 Foshan University (FOSU), China 0.51 0.63 4 18.2%
386 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 0.48 0.63 6 24.6%
387 Hefei University (HFU), China 0.63 1 N/A
388 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.13 0.62 8 353.6%
389 Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT), China 0.59 0.61 5 -1.8%
390 Anqing Normal University, China 0.33 0.61 2 72.2%
391 Geneplus-Beijing Institute, China 0.60 2 N/A
392 Guizhou University of Finance and Economis (GUFE), China 0.59 2 N/A
393 Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), China 0.08 0.59 2 618.7%
394 Weifang University, China 1.00 0.58 2 -44.9%
394 Tianjin First Central Hospital, China 0.27 0.58 2 105.5%
395 Qinghai University, China 0.07 0.58 5 667.9%
396 Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), China 1.02 0.58 4 -46.2%
397 Institute of Disaster Prevention, China 0.33 0.58 2 63.4%
398 Contemporary Amperex Technology Co., Limited (CATL), China 0.57 2 N/A
399 Hebei University of Engineering (HBUE), China 0.38 0.57 5 40.3%
400 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.15 0.56 5 253.9%
400 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 2.99 0.56 5 -82.3%
401 Beijing Water Authority, China 0.56 1 N/A
402 Guilin Medical University, China 0.10 0.55 2 419.1%
403 Alibaba Group Holding Limited, China 0.58 0.55 10 -10.6%
404 Jiangsu Aosaikang Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. (ASK), China 0.29 0.54 3 79.3%
404 China National Analytical Center, Guangzhou (NACC), China 0.54 2 N/A
404 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.28 0.54 4 84.5%
405 Guangdong No.2 Provincial People's Hospital, China 0.54 4 N/A
406 Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), China 0.14 0.54 4 256.3%
407 Dalian Neusoft University of Information, China 0.89 0.54 3 -43.1%
407 Shanxi Datong University (SXDU), China 1.27 0.54 2 -60.1%
408 Guizhou Institute of Technology, China 0.53 1 N/A
409 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.12 0.52 6 320.2%
410 Northeast Petroleum University, China 0.98 0.52 2 -49.9%
411 LKK Health Products Group Ltd., China 0.02 0.51 3 2,210.1%
412 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.52 0.51 4 -7.8%
413 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 0.55 0.50 4 -14.3%
414 Hunan Institute of Technology (HNIT), China 0.50 1 N/A
414 Jinhua People's Hospital, China 0.50 1 N/A
414 Yunnan Provincial Science and Technology Department, China 0.14 0.50 1 238.0%
414 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.56 0.50 1 -16.4%
415 Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China 0.30 0.50 4 57.2%
416 Chinese National Human Genome Center - Shanghai (CHGC), China 0.03 0.50 8 1,292.0%
417 Sichuan Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences (SACMS), China 0.49 2 N/A
418 Binzhou Medical University, China 1.20 0.49 5 -61.5%
419 Shandong Tianyu Natural History Museum, China 0.07 0.49 2 544.2%
420 Enkris Semiconductor Inc., China 0.48 2 N/A
421 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China 0.04 0.48 4 1,084.0%
422 Yanbian University (YBU), China 0.64 0.48 4 -29.0%
423 Xinjiang Medical University (XJMU), China 0.04 0.48 7 1,112.5%
424 Anhui Polytechnic University (AUTS), China 0.10 0.48 3 369.0%
425 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 1.31 0.47 3 -65.7%
426 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.17 0.47 3 164.7%
427 Hainan Medical University, China 0.59 0.46 5 -26.4%
428 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.23 0.46 6 92.2%
429 Yunnan University of TCM, China 0.06 0.46 2 597.9%
430 Chinese Ecosystem Research Network (CERN), China 0.46 4 N/A
431 Fujian Institute of Oceanography (FJIO), China 0.46 3 N/A
431 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 1.17 0.46 2 -62.9%
432 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 0.60 0.46 6 -28.0%
433 China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), China 0.26 0.46 5 68.0%
434 Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU), China 0.45 2 N/A
435 Yan'an University, China 0.41 0.45 4 5.0%
436 Shenyang University, China 0.45 2 N/A
436 Jinan Maternity and Child Care Hospital, China 0.45 2 N/A
437 Shaanxi Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration, China 0.45 2 N/A
438 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 2.15 0.44 2 -80.4%
439 Shenzhen Shenshui Bao'an Water Group Co. Ltd., China 0.44 3 N/A
440 Anhui Jianzhu University (AHJZU), China 0.30 0.44 5 38.2%
441 Sinovac Biotech Co., Ltd., China 0.13 0.43 4 217.7%
442 3D Medicines Inc., China 0.43 1 N/A
442 Chengdu Environmental Protection Bureau, China 0.43 2 N/A
442 Chongqing No. 8 Secondary School, China 0.43 1 N/A
443 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 0.68 0.43 6 -40.5%
444 Southwestern Institute of Physics (SWIP), China 0.42 2 N/A
444 General Hospital of Armed Police Force, China 0.42 2 N/A
445 Huangshan University, China 0.06 0.41 15 558.2%
446 China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC), China 0.06 0.41 3 514.3%
447 Jiangxi Agricultural University (JXAU), China 0.41 3 N/A
448 Chengdu Medical College (CMC), China 0.37 0.40 2 4.6%
448 Asymchem Labs., China 1.66 0.40 3 -77.0%
449 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.40 1 N/A
449 Xinjiang Institute of Engineering (XJIE), China 0.40 1 N/A
449 Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology, China 0.40 1 N/A
450 Tianjin University of Commerce, China 0.20 0.39 3 89.6%
451 Guangxi Teachers Education University, China 0.70 0.39 4 -47.2%
452 Huanggang Normal University (HGNU), China 0.44 0.39 5 -15.8%
453 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), China 0.43 0.39 3 -15.9%
454 Geological Survey of Jiangsu Province (JSGS), China 0.39 2 N/A
455 National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), China 0.54 0.38 4 -33.6%
456 Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (THEI), China 0.37 3 N/A
457 Zhejiang Academy of Medical Sciences (ZAMS), China 0.20 0.37 8 74.6%
458 Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.14 0.37 4 144.0%
459 Shaanxi University of Technology, China 1.11 0.37 3 -68.8%
460 Guangzhou Jinan Biomedicine Research and Development Center, China 0.37 2 N/A
461 Beijing University of Agriculture (BUA), China 0.29 0.37 5 18.8%
462 Hubei University for Nationalities (HUN), China 0.08 0.36 3 306.3%
463 Xi'an Polytechnic University, China 0.36 3 N/A
464 Beijing Center for Physical and Chemical Analysis (BCPCA), China 0.13 0.36 2 168.5%
465 Shenzhen Guohua Optoelectronic Technology Co. Ltd., China 0.18 0.36 3 85.2%
466 Nanjing Foreign Language School (NFLS), China 0.09 0.35 3 263.4%
466 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.96 0.35 1 -65.5%
466 Gansu Yinguang Chemical Industry Group, China 0.35 1 N/A
466 Dezhou University (DZU), China 0.59 0.35 2 -44.5%
466 Thematic Research Programs, CHUK, China 0.67 0.35 1 -50.4%
467 Jiangsu Sujing Group Company, China 0.10 0.34 2 223.6%
467 Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT), China 0.64 0.34 2 -49.7%

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