2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 15.76 18.98 95 12.3%
2 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 10.77 10.52 39 -8.9%
3 Tsinghua University, China 9.88 8.93 31 -15.7%
4 Peking University (PKU), China 5.19 7.76 30 39.3%
5 RIKEN, Japan 6.71 7.50 28 4.2%
6 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 2.46 5.04 24 91.2%
7 Nagoya University, Japan 2.78 4.67 13 56.9%
8 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 1.27 4.24 19 211.7%
9 Monash University, Australia 1.28 3.77 22 174.2%
10 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 0.41 3.68 9 728.8%
11 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 2.00 3.61 16 68.1%
12 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 0.17 3.57 10 1,870.6%
13 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 2.38 3.55 12 39.4%
14 Fudan University, China 0.46 3.51 24 617.6%
15 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 2.38 2.96 30 15.7%
16 Kyoto University, Japan 5.58 2.92 20 -51.3%
17 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 3.52 2.91 24 -23.1%
18 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 2.59 2.81 23 1.0%
19 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 0.63 2.39 11 250.9%
20 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 2.80 2.37 17 -21.2%
21 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 1.06 2.34 19 105.0%
22 Tohoku University, Japan 1.18 2.12 10 68.0%
23 ShanghaiTech University, China 1.06 2.12 11 87.2%
24 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 3.79 2.10 17 -48.3%
25 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 1.84 2.01 21 1.8%
26 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 1.87 1.90 8 -5.2%
27 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 0.08 1.72 8 2,030.3%
28 Wuhan University (WHU), China 0.14 1.58 6 969.7%
29 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.07 1.57 5 36.9%
30 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 1.72 1.56 17 -15.2%
31 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 0.17 1.53 7 721.3%
32 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.06 1.38 16 21.5%
33 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 0.89 1.37 8 43.3%
34 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 1.34 3 N/A
35 Tongji University, China 0.09 1.33 8 1,344.6%
36 University of Tsukuba, Japan 0.23 1.33 4 450.9%
37 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 0.35 1.31 10 250.6%
38 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 1.07 1.30 12 13.8%
39 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 1.74 1.19 8 -36.3%
40 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 1.11 1.18 3 -0.9%
41 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 0.06 1.17 6 1,784.9%
42 Nankai University (NKU), China 0.53 1.10 8 92.5%
43 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 0.08 1.09 8 1,123.4%
44 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 0.41 1.09 6 146.0%
45 Osaka University, Japan 0.74 1.09 15 37.3%
46 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 0.06 1.08 2 1,522.7%
47 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 0.71 1.08 6 42.1%
48 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.29 1.07 17 -23.0%
49 University of Toyama, Japan 0.71 1.06 2 37.9%
50 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 1.96 1.05 6 -49.8%
51 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 1.00 1 N/A
51 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.46 1.00 1 -36.3%
52 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 1.84 0.97 12 -50.9%
53 Okayama University, Japan 0.42 0.92 2 105.1%
54 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 0.55 0.91 7 55.0%
55 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.59 0.87 3 38.5%
56 Shanghai University (SHU), China 0.28 0.87 2 191.1%
57 Flinders University, Australia 0.86 3 N/A
58 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 0.84 3 N/A
59 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.32 0.79 5 133.6%
60 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 0.86 0.79 7 -14.3%
61 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.03 0.79 3 2,541.2%
62 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 0.01 0.78 2 8,437.3%
63 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.83 0.76 2 -15.7%
64 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 0.11 0.75 2 509.1%
65 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 0.73 1 N/A
66 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 0.23 0.73 2 194.0%
67 Jilin University (JLU), China 0.69 4 N/A
68 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 0.53 0.69 3 20.8%
69 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 0.01 0.67 4 5,514.4%
70 Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), China 0.67 1 N/A
71 Griffith University, Australia 0.21 0.66 6 188.3%
72 Samsung Group, South Korea 0.57 0.63 5 3.0%
73 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.39 0.62 8 49.5%
74 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 0.61 0.60 5 -9.3%
75 Korea University, South Korea 0.21 0.59 6 158.6%
76 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.07 0.56 2 610.8%
77 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 0.56 1 N/A
78 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 1.13 0.55 4 -54.3%
79 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 0.53 1 N/A
80 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.33 0.53 3 49.4%
81 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.10 0.52 5 386.8%
82 BGI, China 0.85 0.52 4 -43.1%
83 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.44 0.50 4 6.3%
84 Republic of Indonesia Ministry of Education and Culture, Indonesia 0.48 2 N/A
85 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.26 0.48 3 68.4%
86 Yonsei University, South Korea 0.00 0.47 3 14,527.7%
87 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.53 0.46 4 -18.3%
88 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.10 0.46 3 343.3%
89 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 0.14 0.46 5 196.6%
90 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 0.45 3 N/A
91 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.83 0.45 1 -49.7%
92 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.60 0.45 5 -29.7%
93 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 0.44 5 N/A
94 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.15 0.43 4 166.1%
95 India Department of Space (DOS), India 0.42 1 N/A
96 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.30 0.42 9 28.9%
97 Keio University, Japan 1.24 0.41 4 -69.1%
98 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 1.22 0.41 3 -68.9%
99 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 0.66 0.41 2 -42.9%
100 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.40 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.
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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.