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 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 70.50 75.72 362 1.4%
2 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 82.55 75.12 349 -14.1%
3 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 61.45 51.09 205 -21.5%
4 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 26.44 27.20 85 -2.9%
5 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 33.77 25.73 78 -28.1%
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 16.48 16.72 168 -4.2%
7 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 13.88 12.28 29 -16.5%
8 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 15.04 11.40 32 -28.4%
9 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 5.42 7.92 27 37.9%
10 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 7.52 6.49 27 -18.5%
11 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.89 6.49 13 57.6%
12 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 8.77 6.04 38 -35.0%
13 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 5.78 5.89 25 -3.8%
14 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 4.03 5.70 60 33.5%
15 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 8.28 5.33 13 -39.3%
16 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 10.60 5.25 13 -53.2%
17 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 7.01 4.93 30 -33.7%
18 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 3.00 4.58 19 44.3%
19 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 1.37 4.32 29 198.3%
20 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 2.34 3.70 21 49.5%
21 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 2.59 3.53 9 28.4%
22 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 1.02 2.92 7 170.9%
23 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 3.14 2.41 10 -27.7%
24 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 0.86 2.36 3 158.0%
25 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 1.03 2.17 3 99.4%
26 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 2.00 2.01 9 -5.2%
27 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.51 1.45 5 169.6%
28 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 1.61 1.33 7 -22.2%
29 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 0.91 1.26 13 30.0%
30 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 1.47 0.97 5 -37.4%
31 Tunghai University, Taiwan 2.19 0.97 8 -58.2%
32 CHO Pharma Inc., Taiwan 0.90 2 N/A
33 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 4.01 0.89 7 -79.2%
34 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 1.23 0.86 8 -34.4%
35 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 1.37 0.58 3 -60.3%
36 CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Taiwan 0.11 0.47 2 299.0%
37 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.13 0.44 1 235.6%
38 National Ilan University, Taiwan 0.15 0.42 2 165.7%
39 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.03 0.40 4 1,411.4%
40 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.28 0.40 2 34.2%
40 Hungkuang University, Taiwan 0.40 1 N/A
41 University of Taipei (UT), Taiwan 0.37 2 N/A
42 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.01 0.37 5 4,328.7%
43 Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan 0.37 0.36 3 -6.5%
44 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
45 China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan 0.28 0.28 2 -5.6%
46 Chi Mei Corporation, Taiwan 0.09 0.25 1 159.6%
46 Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Ltd., Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
46 Fooyin University, Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
46 Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
47 Asia University, Taiwan 0.12 0.22 8 70.5%
48 National United University, Taiwan 0.19 0.22 14 8.5%
49 Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan 0.03 0.21 1 547.2%
50 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.04 0.19 11 314.0%
51 Oleader Technologies, Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
52 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.44 0.14 1 -69.1%
52 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.90 0.14 1 -85.0%
52 National Formosa University (NFU), Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
52 Tatung University (TTU), Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
53 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.41 0.14 8 -66.9%
54 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 1.50 0.13 2 -92.0%
55 Elixiron Immunotherapeutics Inc., Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
55 Taroko National Park Headquarters, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
56 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.29 0.11 1 -63.3%
56 Taipei City Hospital, Taiwan 0.38 0.11 1 -72.2%
57 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.13 0.09 1 -31.4%
57 Chunghwa Picture Tubes Ltd. (CPT), Taiwan 0.73 0.09 1 -88.3%
57 Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
57 Yuan's General Hospital (YUANHOSP), Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
58 National Kaohsiung University of Applied Sciences (KUAS), Taiwan 0.05 0.08 1 49.4%
58 AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
59 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.19 0.08 2 -62.5%
60 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 1.58 0.06 1 -96.3%
60 AcroMass Technologies, Inc., Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
61 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.04 0.06 7 22.8%
61 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.04 0.06 7 22.8%
62 Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
63 Min-Sheng General Hospital, Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
64 Cathay General Hospital, Taiwan 0.23 0.03 1 -88.7%
65 Taiwan Endemic Species Research Institute (TESRI), Taiwan 0.02 1 N/A

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 Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.