2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 11.06 11.57 41 -4.5%
2 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 8.17 10.69 40 19.5%
3 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 5.62 4.92 15 -20.0%
4 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 3.77 3.83 16 -7.3%
5 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 0.50 2.14 5 289.9%
6 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 1.01 1.38 4 24.5%
7 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.07 1.26 5 1,512.5%
8 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 1.84 1.02 4 -49.3%
9 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 0.33 0.48 2 30.4%
10 CPC Corporation, Taiwan, Taiwan 0.11 0.47 2 285.8%
11 Central Weather Bureau, Taiwan 0.37 0.36 3 -9.6%
12 University of Taipei (UT), Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
12 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.33 1 N/A
13 China Steel Corporation (CSC), Taiwan 0.28 0.28 2 -8.7%
14 Sinotech Engineering Consultants, Ltd., Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
14 Fooyin University, Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
14 Tainan District Agricultural Research and Extension Station, Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
15 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.27 0.16 2 -47.0%
16 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 0.38 0.14 1 -65.2%
16 Tatung University (TTU), Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
17 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 0.07 0.13 2 59.7%
17 Taroko National Park Headquarters, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
18 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.29 0.11 1 -64.5%
18 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.62 0.11 1 -83.6%
18 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
19 Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 0.09 1 N/A
20 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 1.68 0.05 1 -97.3%
21 Chien Hsin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
22 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.33 0.01 1 -96.2%
23 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.