2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

Table criteria

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

2018 Institution Share 2017 Share 2018
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 784.78 890.46
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 241.59 244.02
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 208.81 228.9
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.39 209.05
5 Peking University (PKU), China 170.42 191.09
6 Tsinghua University, China 164.09 185.73
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 166.91 185.67
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 152.68 165.09
9 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 134.2 160.17
10 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 162.41 158.94
11 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 134.02 148.38
12 Kyoto University, Japan 172.54 148.36
13 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.66 147.5
14 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 116.61 146.85
15 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 133.93 142
16 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 159.89 141.49
17 Sichuan University (SCU), China 92.53 136.25
18 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 131.03 132.81
19 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 133.06 129.66
20 Fudan University, China 101.45 126.62
21 Soochow University, China 105.3 124.48
22 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 127.5 122.5
23 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 128.01 119.36
24 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 105.35 118.97
25 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 148.48 116.78
26 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 130.41 116.76
27 Wuhan University (WHU), China 92.25 110.07
28 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 87.1 107.22
29 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 74.71 103
30 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 91.85 102.9
31 Xiamen University (XMU), China 98.51 102.77
32 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 111.68 101.17
33 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 85.46 97.88
34 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 94.09 96
35 Hunan University (HNU), China 64.48 94.56
36 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 75.04 92.77
37 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 76.16 92.05
38 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 69.8 91.32
39 Osaka University, Japan 114.11 91.2
40 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 77.46 90.03
41 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 82.82 89.52
42 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 90.43 86.89
43 Jilin University (JLU), China 73.13 86.45
44 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 70.87 81.26
45 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 77.46 80.84
46 Tianjin University (TJU), China 49.07 78.95
47 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 64.98 77.99
48 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 86.73 77.3
49 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 73.07 76.3
50 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.56 75.61
51 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 93.1 75.61
52 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 66.35 74.34
53 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 89.89 73.14
54 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 66.07 72.79
55 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.14 72.21
56 Leibniz Association, Germany 87.02 71.59
57 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 61.96 70.54
58 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 69.51 69.87
59 Nagoya University, Japan 58.44 69.34
60 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 64.39 68.97
61 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 65.51 68.58
62 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 70.15 67.9
63 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 61.2 67.81
64 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 55.45 66.94
65 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 61.09 66.38
66 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 77.85 66.34
67 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 60.75 66.15
68 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 63.23 65.35
69 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.7 65.31
70 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 49.85 65.27
71 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 69.61 65.25
72 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 57.98 65.24
73 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 80.27 64.88
74 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 93.72 64.27
75 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 41.14 63.34
76 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 37.53 63.01
77 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 68.23 62.69
78 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 51.88 62.54
79 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 62.3 61.31
80 Hokkaido University, Japan 61.12 60.92
81 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 76.38 59.95
82 Tohoku University, Japan 52.26 59.39
83 Shandong University (SDU), China 46.14 58.71
84 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 64.39 58.63
85 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 65.51 58.26
86 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 48.24 57.94
87 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 36.98 56.83
88 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 44.57 56.58
89 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 52.77 55.58
90 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 67.2 54.75
91 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 56.05 54.74
92 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 69.41 53.21
93 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 32.25 52.07
94 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 45.64 50.05
95 RIKEN, Japan 45.53 48.55
96 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 42.48 48.37
97 University of Göttingen, Germany 59.16 48.06
98 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 48.94 47.64
99 University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), Germany 48.61 46.91
100 The University of Utah (Utah), United States of America (USA) 54.33 46.83

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