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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 66.35 74.34 149 5.3%
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 65.51 68.58 135 -1.6%
3 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 49.36 47.64 119 -9.3%
4 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.27 43.24 89 6.2%
5 Yonsei University, South Korea 35.88 41.18 84 7.9%
6 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 33.20 38.94 147 10.3%
7 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 47.38 36.25 84 -28.1%
8 Korea University, South Korea 27.03 26.09 71 -9.3%
9 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 6.82 18.45 28 154.2%
10 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 19.57 17.87 39 -14.2%
11 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 18.98 17.55 62 -13.0%
12 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 25.18 17.25 36 -35.6%
13 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 9.45 11.43 34 13.7%
14 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 10.30 11.15 25 1.7%
15 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 13.70 10.32 17 -29.1%
16 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 11.95 10.26 39 -19.2%
17 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 6.07 7.93 20 22.9%
18 Chonnam National University, South Korea 9.18 7.64 17 -21.8%
19 Samsung Group, South Korea 6.92 6.05 27 -17.8%
20 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 6.43 5.82 16 -14.8%
21 Dongguk University, South Korea 3.27 5.03 15 44.7%
22 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 5.73 4.80 14 -21.3%
23 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 4.02 4.47 13 4.6%
24 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 3.57 4.39 21 15.7%
25 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 6.89 4.36 23 -40.5%
26 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 4.49 4.31 14 -9.9%
27 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 5.01 4.23 30 -20.6%
28 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 2.23 4.15 15 74.8%
29 Yeungnam University, South Korea 1.98 4.13 8 96.3%
30 Kangwon National University, South Korea 6.25 3.51 10 -47.2%
31 Sogang University, South Korea 3.03 3.21 11 -0.4%
32 Konkuk University, South Korea 1.83 3.10 12 59.4%
33 Soongsil University, South Korea 3.18 2.83 10 -16.4%
34 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 0.76 2.82 7 248.4%
35 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 2.37 2.64 5 4.3%
36 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 1.93 2.46 10 20.0%
37 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 0.68 2.24 11 210.8%
38 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 3.79 2.23 9 -44.7%
39 Myongji University, South Korea 1.18 2.00 3 59.3%
40 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 1.22 2.00 8 53.5%
41 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 1.37 1.84 5 26.8%
42 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 0.74 1.75 5 123.0%
43 Inha University, South Korea 3.63 1.62 5 -58.1%
44 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 0.52 1.37 5 146.4%
45 Sejong University, South Korea 3.35 1.30 6 -63.6%
46 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 1.84 1.19 3 -39.2%
47 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.58 1.10 7 77.1%
48 Mokpo National University, South Korea 1.76 1.04 2 -44.4%
49 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 1.17 1.01 5 -18.6%
50 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.10 1.01 5 844.9%
51 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.06 1.00 1 -10.9%
51 Eulji University, South Korea 1.00 1 N/A
52 Hallym University, South Korea 0.85 2 N/A
53 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 1.86 0.85 5 -57.1%
54 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.40 0.73 2 72.4%
55 ToolGen, Inc., South Korea 0.73 1 N/A
56 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 0.32 0.68 2 102.3%
57 Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology (KIOST), South Korea 0.20 0.54 2 154.6%
58 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 0.49 0.53 3 1.1%
59 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.34 0.50 3 37.6%
60 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.42 0.50 3 12.1%
61 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 1.00 0.47 2 -55.6%
62 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.22 0.47 4 103.2%
63 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.45 3 N/A
64 HUGEL, Inc., South Korea 0.44 1 N/A
65 Crucialtec Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.38 1 N/A
66 Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
67 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 1.54 0.32 2 -80.6%
68 Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC), South Korea 0.31 1 N/A
69 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.30 2 N/A
70 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.57 0.29 2 -52.1%
71 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.42 0.28 2 -37.5%
72 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.27 1 N/A
73 Konyang University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
73 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
73 Chosun University, South Korea 0.25 2 N/A
73 YONSUNG Fine Chemicals Co., South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
74 Kookmin University, South Korea 4.00 0.23 2 -94.5%
75 Dongyang Mirae University, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
75 LumiMac, Inc., South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
76 4Toone Corporation, South Korea 0.20 2 N/A
77 Hankyong National University, South Korea 0.05 0.17 1 197.7%
77 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.30 0.17 1 -47.6%
78 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.49 0.15 2 -71.8%
79 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
80 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.17 0.13 2 -89.3%
81 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.15 0.13 1 -22.4%
81 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.33 0.13 1 -64.7%
81 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
81 Korea District Heating Corporation (KDHC), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
81 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
81 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
82 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.25 0.11 1 -58.2%
82 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 1.10 0.11 1 -90.5%
83 World Institute of Kimchi (WiKim), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
83 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
83 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
83 Gyeonggi Business Science Accelerator, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
84 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.71 0.08 1 -89.0%
84 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
84 MBD Co., Ltd, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
85 Graphene Square Inc. (GSI), South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
86 Korea Mouse Phenotyping Center (KMPC), South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
87 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.14 0.06 1 -58.9%
87 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
88 Gumi Electronics and Information Technology Research Institute, South Korea 0.25 0.05 1 -82.1%
89 Polus Inc., South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
90 Korea Maritime and Ocean University, South Korea 0.20 0.04 1 -80.4%
91 Naver Corporation, South Korea 0.04 1 N/A
92 Dongseo University (DSU), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
93 Protech Korea Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
94 MOGAM Institute (MI), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A

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.