2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 89.26 89.64 182 -5.0%
2 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 71.25 72.98 286 -3.1%
3 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 45.02 53.67 244 12.7%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 43.32 46.04 126 0.5%
5 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 42.81 44.96 175 -0.7%
6 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 42.95 42.78 100 -5.8%
7 Yonsei University, South Korea 30.88 34.63 106 6.0%
8 Korea University, South Korea 25.35 25.48 193 -5.0%
9 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 20.95 19.53 81 -11.8%
10 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 21.43 18.59 166 -18.0%
11 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 9.31 14.64 40 48.7%
12 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 11.13 13.18 52 12.0%
13 Samsung Group, South Korea 10.27 11.72 41 7.9%
14 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 4.66 8.54 144 73.2%
15 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 7.25 8.34 21 8.7%
16 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 5.86 7.89 20 27.3%
17 Sogang University, South Korea 6.35 7.32 18 9.1%
18 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 5.32 7.16 37 27.4%
19 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 6.73 7.02 51 -1.4%
20 Sejong University, South Korea 6.71 6.24 63 -12.1%
21 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 3.83 6.15 70 51.6%
22 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 3.76 5.24 20 31.7%
23 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 4.00 4.99 12 17.8%
24 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 3.61 4.82 21 26.4%
25 Chonnam National University, South Korea 3.98 4.64 124 10.3%
26 Dongguk University, South Korea 6.83 4.63 14 -35.9%
27 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 4.48 4.51 37 -4.7%
28 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 3.64 4.11 16 6.9%
29 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 3.25 4.00 108 16.4%
30 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 2.39 3.94 11 55.5%
31 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 3.60 3.86 21 1.1%
32 Soongsil University, South Korea 2.26 3.76 25 57.2%
33 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 2.49 3.62 39 37.5%
34 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 4.69 3.36 19 -32.3%
35 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.78 3.16 8 283.4%
36 Kookmin University, South Korea 4.61 2.69 6 -44.8%
37 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.24 2.29 10 816.9%
38 Dong-A University, South Korea 1.17 2.14 5 73.5%
39 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 0.68 1.69 10 134.6%
40 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 0.39 1.62 3 290.6%
41 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.99 1.59 7 52.1%
42 Myongji University, South Korea 0.40 1.52 3 262.6%
43 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 1.02 1.52 21 39.9%
44 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 2.52 1.44 7 -46.1%
45 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 1.53 1.44 11 -11.1%
46 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 3.44 1.41 7 -61.2%
47 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.73 1.32 21 -54.2%
48 LG Corporation, South Korea 0.87 1.26 6 38.1%
49 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 0.24 1.26 4 404.9%
50 Yeungnam University, South Korea 1.85 1.25 4 -35.9%
51 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 0.60 1.25 7 96.8%
52 Korea National University of Transportation (KNUT), South Korea 1.33 1.22 2 -13.3%
53 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 1.46 0.99 5 -36.0%
54 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 1.43 0.92 5 -39.5%
55 Inha University, South Korea 2.22 0.90 21 -61.7%
56 Catholic Kwandong University (CKU), South Korea 0.86 1 N/A
57 Hallym University, South Korea 0.09 0.85 2 784.1%
58 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 1.04 0.83 6 -24.5%
59 Kangwon National University, South Korea 1.87 0.79 5 -59.9%
60 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.31 0.73 3 124.5%
61 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 1.50 0.73 3 -54.3%
62 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 1.83 0.72 3 -62.9%
63 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 0.50 0.62 4 15.9%
64 FEMTOBIOMED Incorporation, South Korea 0.60 1 N/A
65 Inje University, South Korea 0.02 0.59 7 2,723.4%
66 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.00 0.53 2 -50.4%
67 Sunchon National University (SCNU), South Korea 0.48 0.52 2 2.9%
68 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.33 0.52 3 46.5%
69 Seonam University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
70 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.48 4 N/A
71 Jeju National University, South Korea 0.43 2 N/A
72 Hanbat National University, South Korea 1.00 0.41 3 -61.2%
73 Chosun University, South Korea 0.41 3 N/A
74 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.40 2 N/A
75 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 0.50 0.38 2 -28.8%
76 Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
76 Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence (KIRO), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
76 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
77 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.86 0.31 2 -66.0%
78 Korea Advanced Nano Fab Center (KANC), South Korea 0.95 0.31 1 -69.3%
79 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.49 0.29 2 -43.8%
80 Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (MAFRA), South Korea 0.27 1 N/A
81 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.60 0.25 2 -60.0%
82 South Korea Agency for Defense Development (ADD), South Korea 0.73 0.25 1 -67.5%
82 Gwangju University, South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
82 Advanced Processing Equipment Technology (APET) Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
83 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
84 Korea University of Technology and Education (Korea Tech), South Korea 0.19 2 N/A
85 SK holdings, South Korea 0.51 0.18 2 -66.0%
86 Daegu Haany University, South Korea 0.05 0.17 1 199.4%
86 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.31 0.17 1 -48.6%
86 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
86 Kyungnam University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
86 Dong-Eui University, South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
86 Iljin Electric Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.17 1 N/A
87 A-Tech System Ltd., South Korea 0.20 0.14 1 -32.5%
88 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.30 0.14 36 -56.3%
89 Korea Food Research Institute (KFRI), South Korea 0.14 0.13 2 -11.4%
90 Korea Photonics Technology Institute (KOPTI), South Korea 0.37 0.13 1 -68.4%
90 Korea District Heating Corporation (KDHC), South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
91 University of Suwon (USW), South Korea 0.27 0.11 1 -60.6%
92 Graphene Square Inc. (GSI), South Korea 0.05 0.11 2 98.9%
93 Korea Institute of Toxicology (KIT), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
93 Bexel Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
94 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.06 0.09 1 37.5%
95 Virtual Lab. Inc., South Korea 0.10 0.08 1 -21.2%
95 Korea Environment and Merchandise Testing Institute (KEMTI), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
95 HCTm Co., LTD., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
95 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
95 Lemonex Inc., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
96 4Toone Corporation, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
96 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
97 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 0.45 0.07 1 -85.9%
97 Dongshin University, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
97 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
98 Raphas Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
99 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.06 1 N/A
100 National Meteorological Satellite Center (NMSC), South Korea 0.04 0.06 1 41.8%
100 HuVet bio, Inc., South Korea 0.06 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.