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 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 9.45 12.19 18 21.3%
2 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 0.98 1.83 4 74.9%
3 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 1.52 1.62 6 0.6%
4 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 0.09 1.48 4 1,429.6%
5 Nelson Mandela University (NMU), South Africa 1.26 2 N/A
6 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 0.46 1.24 4 152.7%
7 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.40 0.70 2 64.5%
8 Ain Shams University, Egypt 1.69 0.69 2 -61.8%
9 Zewail City of Science and Technology, Egypt 0.08 0.50 1 497.3%
9 Jimma Institute of Technology (JIT), Ethiopia 0.50 1 N/A
10 Suez University, Egypt 0.95 0.50 5 -51.0%
11 Université Moulay-Ismaïl (UMI), Morocco 0.48 2 N/A
12 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 0.66 0.44 7 -37.0%
13 Institut National de Recherche et d'Analyse Physico-Chimique (INRAP), Tunisia 0.42 2 N/A
14 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.15 0.39 3 139.1%
15 National Research Centre (NRC), Egypt 0.15 0.38 4 137.4%
16 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.48 0.38 2 -27.1%
17 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.28 0.37 3 24.0%
18 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire (CHU) de Monastir, Tunisia 0.36 1 N/A
19 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 0.33 0.36 1 0.7%
20 University of Sousse, Tunisia 0.34 2 N/A
21 University of Dschang, Cameroon 0.17 0.33 3 88.0%
22 University of Béjaïa, Algeria 0.33 0.30 1 -15.4%
23 Addis Ababa University (AAU), Ethiopia 0.07 0.29 2 283.9%
24 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 0.25 1 N/A
25 Minia University, Egypt 0.22 3 N/A
26 University of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal 0.22 1 N/A
27 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.13 0.20 4 38.1%
28 Mouloud Mammeri University of Tizi-Ouzou (UMMTO), Algeria 0.06 0.19 1 182.0%
28 Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku (USTM), Gabon 0.15 0.19 1 17.5%
29 Tanta University, Egypt 0.18 3 N/A
30 Oran University of Science and Technology - Mohamed Boudiaf (USTO MB), Algeria 0.30 0.17 1 -47.8%
31 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 1.21 0.16 3 -87.7%
32 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.25 0.14 1 -46.3%
32 Assiut University, Egypt 0.14 2 N/A
33 University Ferhat Abbas of Setif (UFAS), Algeria 0.27 0.14 1 -52.7%
33 Université Nangui Abrogoua (UNA), Ivory Coast 0.14 1 N/A
34 University of Yaounde I (UYI), Cameroon 0.13 1 N/A
34 Babcock University (BU), Nigeria 0.13 1 N/A
34 Agricultural Research Council (ARC), South Africa 0.13 1 N/A
35 University of Badji Mokhtar-Annaba (UBMA), Algeria 0.12 1 N/A
36 University of Sfax, Tunisia 0.11 1 N/A
37 Kaimosi Friends University College (KAFUCO), Kenya 0.10 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), Nigeria 0.10 1 N/A
37 Damanhour University, Egypt 0.10 1 N/A
37 Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco 0.10 1 N/A
38 Suez Canal University (SCU), Egypt 0.04 0.09 2 93.4%
39 Benha University, Egypt 0.13 0.08 2 -37.3%
39 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.08 1 N/A
40 Central Metallurgical Research and Development Institute (CMRDI), Egypt 0.47 0.08 2 -84.0%
41 Kafrelsheikh University, Egypt 0.07 1 N/A
42 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 0.18 0.07 2 -64.9%
43 Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
44 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.16 0.06 1 -66.3%
45 Sohag University, Egypt 1.32 0.05 1 -96.4%
46 Jimma University, Ethiopia 0.05 1 N/A
47 University of Mascara, Algeria 0.05 1 N/A
48 Université Sultan Moulay Slimane (USMS), Morocco 0.17 0.04 1 -79.9%
49 University of Science, Technique and Technologies of Bamako (USTTB), Mali 0.03 1 N/A
50 University of La Réunion, Reunion 0.10 0.03 2 -71.5%
51 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.03 0.03 1 -24.8%
52 Department of Science and Technology (DST), South Africa 0.02 2 N/A
53 South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
53 Mintek, South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
53 University of Limpopo, South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
54 University of Fort Hare (UFH), South Africa 0.01 1 N/A
54 University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa 0.01 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.