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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 164.43 166.13 495 -4.6%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 152.95 162.36 334 0.2%
3 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 71.57 88.05 325 16.1%
4 Yonsei University, South Korea 74.24 87.93 230 11.8%
5 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 87.04 87.55 225 -5.1%
6 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 76.42 81.14 324 0.2%
7 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 77.62 69.31 165 -15.7%
8 Korea University, South Korea 56.42 52.82 271 -11.6%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 45.65 36.40 208 -24.7%
10 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 40.39 34.99 130 -18.2%
11 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 18.43 31.87 70 63.2%
12 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 25.02 23.96 94 -9.6%
13 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 29.66 23.96 76 -23.8%
14 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 18.39 22.42 97 15.1%
15 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 14.38 20.18 54 32.5%
16 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 20.58 19.37 44 -11.2%
17 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 17.17 18.37 48 1.0%
18 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 14.79 17.35 177 10.7%
19 Samsung Group, South Korea 15.03 15.72 71 -1.3%
20 Chonnam National University, South Korea 15.00 14.75 162 -7.1%
21 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 11.94 11.39 80 -10.0%
22 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 11.68 10.74 36 -13.2%
23 Sejong University, South Korea 12.02 10.45 75 -17.9%
24 Sogang University, South Korea 9.31 10.42 29 5.7%
25 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 9.07 9.04 37 -5.9%
26 Dongguk University, South Korea 8.83 8.95 29 -4.4%
27 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 6.87 8.80 80 20.9%
28 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 6.38 8.43 41 24.7%
29 Kangwon National University, South Korea 8.14 8.17 22 -5.3%
30 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 4.65 8.00 39 62.5%
31 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 8.68 7.83 38 -14.9%
32 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 8.19 7.51 37 -13.4%
33 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 4.34 6.86 16 49.2%
34 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 6.88 6.62 30 -9.2%
35 Konkuk University, South Korea 8.47 6.07 34 -32.3%
36 Soongsil University, South Korea 4.56 5.77 31 19.3%
37 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 5.93 5.71 116 -9.2%
38 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 3.24 5.49 22 60.0%
39 Yeungnam University, South Korea 3.09 5.33 12 63.1%
40 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 5.23 5.22 22 -5.8%
41 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 1.98 4.99 14 138.1%
42 Myongji University, South Korea 2.26 4.81 7 100.5%
43 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 2.69 4.49 44 57.6%
44 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 2.59 4.44 12 61.4%
45 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 3.38 4.37 15 22.0%
46 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 3.07 3.74 12 14.9%
47 Kookmin University, South Korea 7.85 3.70 9 -55.5%
48 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 0.87 3.65 10 294.5%
49 Inha University, South Korea 7.14 3.55 30 -53.1%
50 Kongju National University, South Korea 1.29 3.53 11 157.5%
51 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.52 3.30 17 23.4%
52 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.29 3.24 10 136.6%
53 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 3.67 2.84 8 -27.1%
54 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 2.88 2.73 10 -10.4%
55 Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral Resources (KIGAM), South Korea 3.41 2.35 10 -34.9%
56 Korea Institute of Atmospheric Prediction Systems (KIAPS), South Korea 2.25 2.33 3 -2.1%
57 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.49 2.29 10 344.5%
58 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.43 2.27 10 394.3%
59 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 1.48 2.25 14 42.9%
60 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 3.49 2.13 9 -42.4%
61 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 1.46 2.11 9 35.7%
62 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.62 1.74 3 166.1%
63 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 3.07 1.67 9 -48.8%
64 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.71 1.62 3 115.8%
65 Eulji University, South Korea 0.37 1.50 2 284.8%
66 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 2.33 1.47 3 -40.4%
67 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 1.44 1.38 5 -9.7%
68 Jeju National University, South Korea 1.35 4 N/A
69 Hallym University, South Korea 0.29 1.34 6 333.6%
70 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.95 1.26 6 25.7%
71 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.65 1.23 7 77.8%
72 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.48 1.17 10 131.2%
73 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.98 1.10 7 5.5%
74 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.60 1.10 4 72.5%
75 Mokpo National University, South Korea 1.90 1.04 2 -48.4%
76 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.05 0.87 3 1,701.7%
77 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 1.68 0.84 4 -52.5%
78 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 1.04 0.83 6 -24.6%
79 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.64 0.82 4 20.1%
80 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 2.36 0.75 5 -69.9%
81 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 0.73 2 73.0%
82 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 1.50 0.73 3 -54.4%
83 Inje University, South Korea 0.93 0.70 9 -28.7%
84 National Institute of Fisheries Science (NIFS), South Korea 0.27 0.63 2 121.2%
85 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.48 0.62 3 22.5%
86 FEMTOBIOMED Incorporation, South Korea 0.60 1 N/A
86 APEC Climate Center (APCC), South Korea 0.96 0.60 2 -41.0%
87 Hanbat National University, South Korea 1.00 0.58 4 -45.5%
88 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.65 0.53 40 -22.8%
89 Chosun University, South Korea 0.83 0.53 4 -39.6%
90 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.84 0.53 4 -41.2%
91 Seonam University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
91 Yong In University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
92 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.20 0.49 3 129.2%
93 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.33 0.48 4 36.5%
94 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.06 0.48 17 598.1%
95 HUGEL, Inc., South Korea 0.44 1 N/A
96 Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology (KICT), South Korea 0.53 0.42 2 -26.3%
97 Crucialtec Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.38 1 N/A
97 National Medical Center, South Korea 0.38 1 N/A
98 Hyorim Industries Inc., South Korea 0.37 2 N/A
99 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.53 0.36 3 -35.2%
100 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.33 0.34 2 -2.9%
101 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.25 0.33 1 25.8%
101 Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
101 Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
102 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.31 0.33 2 0.0%
103 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.25 0.31 2 16.9%
104 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.94 0.31 2 -69.0%
105 Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC), South Korea 0.95 0.31 1 -69.4%
106 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.29 2 N/A
106 Kyungnam University, South Korea 0.29 2 N/A
107 C&K Genomics Inc., South Korea 0.28 1 N/A
108 Daegu University, South Korea 1.32 0.27 2 -80.9%
109 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.68 0.25 2 -64.9%
110 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.18 0.25 3 31.9%
111 Konyang University, South Korea 0.04 0.25 1 466.3%
111 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.73 0.25 1 -67.6%
111 KDI School of Public Policy and Management, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
111 Gwangju University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
111 YONSUNG Fine Chemicals Co., South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
111 Advanced Processing Equipment Technology (APET) Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
112 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.14 0.23 4 55.1%
113 Eutilex Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.01 0.20 1 2,765.2%
114 Dongyang Mirae University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
114 LumiMac, Inc., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
115 4Toone Corporation, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
116 Korea University of Technology and Education (Korea Tech), South Korea 0.19 2 N/A
117 SillaJen Co. Ltd., South Korea 0.19 1 N/A
118 SK holdings, South Korea 0.60 0.18 2 -71.2%
119 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 0.17 1 198.9%
119 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.22 0.17 1 -28.3%
119 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 1.91 0.17 2 -91.8%
119 Pai Chai University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
119 Iljin Electric Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
120 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.32 0.15 4 -56.3%
121 A-Tech System Ltd., South Korea 0.20 0.14 1 -32.6%
121 LG-Hitachi Water Solutions Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
121 Korea Army Academy (KAAY), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
122 Asan Medical Institute of Convergence Science and Technology (AMIST), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
123 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.37 0.13 1 -68.4%
123 Korea District Heating Corporation (KDHC), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
124 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 1.10 0.11 1 -90.5%
125 Theragen Etex Bio Institute, South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
126 Graphene Square Inc. (GSI), South Korea 0.05 0.11 2 98.5%
127 World Institute of Kimchi (WiKim), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
127 Korea Land and Housing Corporation, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
127 Bexel Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
127 Nakdonggang National Institute of Biological Resources (NNIBR), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
127 Gyeonggi Business Science Accelerator, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
128 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.30 0.10 3 -68.5%
129 Kosin University, South Korea 0.10 0.10 2 -9.3%
130 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.19 0.09 1 -54.2%
131 Virtual Lab. Inc., South Korea 0.10 0.08 1 -21.3%
131 Korea Environment and Merchandise Testing Institute (KEMTI), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
131 HCTm Co., LTD., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
131 Anyang University, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
131 MBD Co., Ltd, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
131 Lemonex Inc., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
132 CK Genomics, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
133 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.25 0.07 1 -73.0%
134 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.15 0.07 1 -59.1%
134 Dongshin University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
135 Andong National University, South Korea 0.17 0.06 1 -64.6%
135 College of Korean Medicine, Semyung University, South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
135 Raphas Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
135 Korea Environment Institute (KEI), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
136 National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC), South Korea 0.04 0.06 1 41.6%
136 HuVet bio, Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
137 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.35 0.05 1 -87.2%
137 JEUK Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
138 Polus Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
139 Woosuk University, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
140 Naver Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
140 AnyGen Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
141 National Institute of Ecology (NIE), South Korea 0.25 0.04 1 -86.5%
142 Seoyeong University, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
143 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.07 0.03 1 -58.7%
143 Cheil General Hospital (CGH) and Women's Healthcare Center, South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
144 Silla University, South Korea 0.67 0.03 1 -96.3%
145 Dongseo University (DSU), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
146 National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER), South Korea 0.83 0.02 1 -97.3%
146 Yonam College, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
147 Protech Korea Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
148 MOGAM Institute (MI), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
149 JW CreaGene, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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