2019 tables: Institutions - life 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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 211.05 253.27 795 11.6%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 94.07 95.32 278 -5.8%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 89.67 84.64 251 -12.3%
4 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 59.67 70.22 236 9.4%
5 Tsinghua University, China 57.66 68.86 226 11.0%
6 Kyoto University, Japan 57.24 66.52 199 8.0%
7 RIKEN, Japan 60.53 61.50 216 -5.5%
8 Fudan University, China 49.55 56.40 214 5.8%
9 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 46.59 55.94 159 11.6%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 45.53 54.66 190 11.6%
11 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 31.45 53.73 139 58.8%
12 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 38.04 51.68 337 26.3%
13 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 38.61 50.81 267 22.3%
14 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 50.32 49.76 220 -8.1%
15 Osaka University, Japan 43.40 47.58 156 1.9%
16 Monash University, Australia 38.68 45.63 185 9.7%
17 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 31.91 37.33 168 8.8%
18 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 41.19 35.68 107 -19.5%
19 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 29.51 34.42 148 8.4%
20 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 28.72 30.17 142 -2.3%
21 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 34.20 29.87 142 -18.8%
22 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 25.05 27.46 78 1.9%
23 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 20.61 25.99 60 17.2%
24 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 22.96 25.42 113 2.9%
25 Nagoya University, Japan 25.88 24.94 91 -10.4%
26 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 15.64 23.78 70 41.3%
27 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 18.64 23.62 63 17.8%
28 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 18.38 22.91 79 15.9%
29 Kyushu University, Japan 29.20 22.67 84 -27.8%
30 Wuhan University (WHU), China 21.02 22.10 59 -2.3%
31 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 24.26 22.06 83 -15.5%
32 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 14.06 21.55 93 42.5%
33 Xiamen University (XMU), China 18.93 20.67 56 1.5%
34 Hokkaido University, Japan 22.13 20.58 74 -13.6%
35 Tohoku University, Japan 22.52 20.58 64 -15.1%
36 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 17.02 20.23 103 10.5%
37 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 18.23 20.10 89 2.5%
38 Nanjing University (NJU), China 20.19 19.76 47 -9.0%
39 Sichuan University (SCU), China 11.50 19.06 65 54.0%
40 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 17.06 18.80 85 2.5%
41 Shandong University (SDU), China 16.06 18.60 94 7.6%
42 Yonsei University, South Korea 10.35 18.33 58 64.6%
43 Tongji University, China 11.84 16.42 78 28.9%
44 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 14.51 16.41 84 5.1%
45 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 18.42 16.25 75 -18.0%
46 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 15.06 15.78 39 -2.6%
47 Keio University, Japan 15.94 15.63 55 -8.8%
48 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 10.68 15.60 29 35.8%
49 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 9.77 15.38 49 46.3%
50 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 14.75 15.37 64 -3.1%
51 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 13.89 15.01 37 0.4%
52 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 9.80 14.67 45 39.2%
53 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 10.50 14.57 62 29.0%
54 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 9.10 14.01 47 43.1%
55 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 12.81 13.72 47 -0.4%
56 University of Tsukuba, Japan 9.20 13.60 46 37.4%
57 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 16.20 13.43 26 -23.0%
58 University of Otago, New Zealand 13.60 13.35 58 -8.8%
59 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 10.80 13.25 30 14.1%
60 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 6.77 12.11 55 66.4%
61 Nankai University (NKU), China 7.98 11.97 57 39.5%
62 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.65 11.69 50 -25.8%
63 Soochow University, China 9.81 11.60 38 9.9%
64 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 3.11 11.56 30 245.1%
65 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 11.05 11.48 70 -3.4%
66 Central South University (CSU), China 5.80 11.44 65 83.3%
67 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 6.08 11.15 64 70.4%
68 ShanghaiTech University, China 6.64 11.06 74 55.0%
69 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 1.76 10.44 42 452.7%
70 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 8.86 10.24 43 7.4%
71 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 10.53 10.21 42 -9.8%
72 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 9.80 10.08 46 -4.4%
73 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 6.34 9.45 42 38.5%
74 Okayama University, Japan 8.21 9.16 29 3.7%
75 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 8.50 9.07 37 -0.8%
76 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 6.97 8.95 49 19.4%
77 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 5.52 8.62 48 45.3%
78 La Trobe University, Australia 3.98 8.56 48 99.9%
79 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 7.90 8.35 71 -1.7%
80 Chiba University, Japan 7.52 8.32 38 2.8%
81 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 7.61 7.91 26 -3.4%
82 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 8.60 7.81 13 -15.6%
83 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 5.39 7.66 70 32.0%
84 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 5.57 7.53 24 25.8%
85 Korea University, South Korea 9.08 7.51 33 -23.1%
86 Jinan University (JNU), China 5.30 7.48 42 31.2%
87 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 9.64 7.26 37 -30.0%
88 Kumamoto University, Japan 7.10 6.78 29 -11.3%
89 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 6.44 6.71 35 -3.2%
90 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 2.07 6.65 27 198.7%
91 Kobe University, Japan 9.52 6.45 30 -37.1%
92 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 3.95 6.22 29 46.3%
93 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 2.85 6.06 25 97.8%
94 Macquarie University, Australia 9.03 6.05 30 -37.7%
95 University of Macau (UM), China 1.14 6.00 17 389.0%
96 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 7.47 5.83 40 -27.5%
97 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 4.93 5.70 31 7.4%
98 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 7.46 5.64 10 -29.8%
99 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 4.40 5.64 20 19.1%
100 Gunma University, Japan 6.16 5.57 21 -15.9%

Footnote

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  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.
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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.