2019 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 785.34 891.09 2,222 6.7%
2 Nanjing University (NJU), China 157.39 209.05 380 24.9%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 170.42 191.09 576 5.4%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 167.16 185.78 437 4.5%
5 Tsinghua University, China 164.09 185.65 473 6.4%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 134.02 148.38 823 4.1%
7 Nankai University (NKU), China 118.60 147.50 394 16.9%
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 116.64 146.87 298 18.4%
9 Sichuan University (SCU), China 92.53 136.25 201 38.4%
10 Fudan University, China 101.47 126.63 252 17.3%
11 Soochow University, China 105.30 124.48 218 11.1%
12 Wuhan University (WHU), China 92.25 110.07 175 12.2%
13 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 74.49 102.95 248 29.9%
14 Xiamen University (XMU), China 98.51 102.77 177 -1.9%
15 Hunan University (HNU), China 64.48 94.56 165 37.9%
16 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 75.04 92.77 153 16.2%
17 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 90.43 86.89 168 -9.7%
18 Jilin University (JLU), China 73.13 86.36 178 11.0%
19 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 77.46 81.74 150 -0.8%
20 Tianjin University (TJU), China 49.14 79.01 344 51.2%
21 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 71.56 75.61 143 -0.7%
22 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 46.20 72.50 163 47.5%
23 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 61.22 67.81 113 4.1%
24 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 49.85 65.27 100 23.1%
25 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 41.14 63.34 145 44.8%
26 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 37.53 63.01 134 57.9%
27 Shandong University (SDU), China 46.15 58.78 128 19.7%
28 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 48.24 57.94 135 12.9%
29 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 36.98 56.83 91 44.5%
30 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 44.57 56.58 104 19.4%
31 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 50.43 46.80 117 -12.8%
32 Southwest University (SWU), China 51.51 46.30 58 -15.5%
33 Southeast University (SEU), China 47.46 46.13 73 -8.6%
34 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 42.21 44.62 104 -0.6%
35 Northwest University (NWU), China 26.13 43.21 78 55.5%
36 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 30.71 42.83 110 31.1%
37 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 29.55 42.78 73 36.1%
38 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 32.00 41.82 122 22.9%
39 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 34.68 37.17 90 0.7%
40 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 24.99 34.82 114 31.0%
41 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 20.51 33.52 75 53.6%
42 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 30.93 33.51 79 1.9%
43 Central South University (CSU), China 24.95 31.90 77 20.2%
44 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 31.67 31.52 45 -6.4%
45 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 30.91 30.97 53 -5.8%
46 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 14.58 30.12 96 94.2%
47 Chongqing University (CQU), China 22.64 29.69 59 23.3%
48 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 32.51 29.25 101 -15.4%
49 Shanghai University (SHU), China 25.08 29.14 72 9.2%
50 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 23.89 28.54 71 12.3%
51 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 18.84 27.17 55 35.6%
52 Tongji University, China 23.96 26.85 66 5.3%
53 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 30.14 26.18 44 -18.3%
54 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 15.87 25.41 54 50.6%
55 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 14.83 25.27 72 60.2%
56 Anhui University (AHU), China 12.62 23.91 44 78.2%
57 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 10.41 23.72 42 114.1%
58 Beihang University (BUAA), China 20.70 23.62 74 7.3%
59 Jinan University (JNU), China 13.16 23.47 50 67.6%
60 ShanghaiTech University, China 13.26 22.58 76 60.1%
61 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 7.39 22.25 77 183.0%
62 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 16.47 21.96 28 25.3%
63 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 19.43 21.81 47 5.5%
64 Henan Normal University, China 13.57 21.71 35 50.4%
65 Changzhou University (CZU), China 24.32 21.69 34 -16.2%
66 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 13.09 20.88 26 50.0%
67 University of Jinan (UJN), China 15.51 20.47 34 24.1%
68 Henan University (HENU), China 14.95 20.04 32 26.1%
69 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 8.24 18.87 44 115.3%
70 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 9.19 17.87 30 82.8%
71 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 9.15 17.61 51 81.0%
72 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 9.67 17.32 63 68.3%
73 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 12.40 16.15 42 22.4%
74 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 9.57 15.97 29 57.0%
75 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 14.11 15.97 42 6.4%
76 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 15.42 15.92 39 -2.9%
77 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 17.77 15.71 56 -16.9%
78 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 2.69 14.91 21 420.4%
79 Nanchang University (NCU), China 8.99 14.74 45 54.1%
80 Shanxi University (SXU), China 12.88 14.57 40 6.3%
81 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 11.69 14.37 56 15.5%
82 Jiangnan University, China 9.52 13.97 35 37.9%
83 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 10.01 13.85 56 30.0%
84 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 6.87 13.84 29 89.3%
85 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 12.95 13.61 32 -1.2%
86 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 11.64 13.15 30 6.2%
87 Northeastern University (NEU), China 2.35 12.85 24 414.3%
88 Donghua University (DHU), China 9.67 12.53 34 21.8%
89 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 10.87 11.90 29 2.9%
90 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 4.17 11.84 26 166.8%
91 Hubei University (HUBU), China 4.93 11.75 27 124.2%
92 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 11.21 11.72 25 -1.7%
93 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 5.25 11.39 19 103.8%
94 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 4.75 11.30 18 123.7%
95 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 4.20 11.29 19 152.7%
96 University of Macau (UM), China 5.30 11.14 36 97.4%
97 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 13.10 11.11 38 -20.3%
98 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 8.82 10.89 24 16.1%
99 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 7.79 10.40 31 25.6%
100 Qingdao University (QU), China 4.42 10.37 27 120.8%

Footnote

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*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.