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 FC 2017 FC 2018
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 786.02 881.87
2 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 240.47 240.53
3 Max Planck Society, Germany 208.81 223.91
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.39 207.77
5 Peking University (PKU), China 170.42 189.09
6 Tsinghua University, China 165.45 183.83
7 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 166.88 182.53
8 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 152.56 164.31
9 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 134.2 158.11
10 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 162.41 158.02
11 Kyoto University, Japan 172.54 147.62
12 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 133.13 146.74
13 Nankai University (NKU), China 117.66 146.72
14 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 116.61 145.46
15 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 133.88 140.8
16 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 159.89 140.16
17 Sichuan University (SCU), China 92.53 135.14
18 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 131.03 131.66
19 Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), India 134.88 131.17
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 133.05 126.31
21 Fudan University, China 100.87 124.81
22 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 127.63 122.73
23 Soochow University, China 105.3 122.15
24 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 128.01 119.24
25 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 105.35 116.84
26 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 148.49 114.85
27 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 128.89 114.47
28 Wuhan University (WHU), China 92.25 108.1
29 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 87.1 106.44
30 Xiamen University (XMU), China 98.47 102.87
31 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 91.84 102.82
32 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 74.71 102.55
33 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 111.68 101.17
34 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 85.46 97.55
35 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 94.09 95.64
36 Hunan University (HNU), China 64.48 93.82
37 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 75.04 91.94
38 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 76.16 91.17
39 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 69.8 90.15
40 Osaka University, Japan 114.16 89.96
41 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 82.82 89.31
42 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 77.48 88.48
43 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 90.43 85.43
44 Jilin University (JLU), China 73.13 83.65
45 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 70.93 81.56
46 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 78.24 79.97
47 Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISER), India 70.03 78.83
48 Tianjin University (TJU), China 49.07 78.72
49 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 64.98 77.99
50 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 86.73 77.3
51 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 73.07 74.41
52 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 66.35 74.34
53 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.56 73.67
54 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 93.1 73.38
55 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 89.89 73.14
56 Leibniz Association, Germany 87.11 71.73
57 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.16 71.18
58 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 66.07 70.95
59 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 61.96 70.53
60 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 64.39 69.92
61 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 65.51 69.58
62 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 69.51 69.28
63 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 70.15 67.9
64 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 61.2 67.81
65 Nagoya University, Japan 58.44 67.59
66 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 64.61 67.1
67 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 55.45 66.54
68 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 61.09 66.38
69 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 77.85 65.47
70 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 60.75 64.85
71 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 93.72 64.71
72 Scripps Research, United States of America (USA) 80.19 64.58
73 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 49.85 64.27
74 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 69.61 64.05
75 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 58.11 63.41
76 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 57.84 63.35
77 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 41.14 63.34
78 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 37.53 62.31
79 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 68.23 62.19
80 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 51.87 61.41
81 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 62.3 60.44
82 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 76.38 58.95
83 Shandong University (SDU), China 46.31 58.71
84 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 64.39 57.88
85 Tohoku University, Japan 52.29 57.65
86 Hokkaido University, Japan 61.12 57.27
87 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 48.21 57.12
88 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 65.51 57.08
89 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 44.57 56.58
90 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 36.98 55.7
91 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 52.77 55.58
92 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 56.55 53.96
93 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 67.2 53.45
94 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 69.41 53.28
95 National Institutes of Health (NIH), United States of America (USA) 32.25 51.07
96 University of California, Riverside (UCR), United States of America (USA) 45.64 49.95
97 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 42.48 48.37
98 University of Göttingen, Germany 59.16 48.06
99 RIKEN, Japan 45.53 47.75
100 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 48.94 47.04

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.