2020 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 351.04 456.35 1,233 25.7%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 413.55 438.30 1,620 2.5%
3 Tsinghua University, China 398.99 429.01 1,394 4.0%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 393.00 426.56 1,056 5.0%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 326.94 408.57 2,340 20.9%
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 289.83 330.20 817 10.2%
7 Fudan University, China 260.10 271.65 741 1.0%
8 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 196.35 260.16 634 28.2%
9 Nankai University (NKU), China 198.71 244.90 600 19.2%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 231.55 244.55 796 2.2%
11 Soochow University, China 193.50 229.36 455 14.7%
12 Sichuan University (SCU), China 181.77 223.78 399 19.1%
13 Wuhan University (WHU), China 195.71 217.16 495 7.3%
14 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 150.91 195.02 468 25.0%
15 Xiamen University (XMU), China 150.49 182.90 358 17.6%
16 Jilin University (JLU), China 114.56 161.88 351 36.7%
17 Tianjin University (TJU), China 114.58 157.12 600 32.6%
18 Hunan University (HNU), China 119.08 144.25 289 17.2%
19 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 92.35 128.09 375 34.2%
20 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 110.53 122.99 279 7.6%
21 Shandong University (SDU), China 113.59 122.11 520 4.0%
22 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 108.75 120.74 369 7.4%
23 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 107.29 120.55 376 8.7%
24 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 100.89 119.42 325 14.5%
25 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 106.87 117.86 244 6.7%
26 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 100.19 116.93 299 12.9%
27 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 117.08 115.86 285 -4.3%
28 Tongji University, China 105.69 110.20 350 0.9%
29 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 104.31 108.72 230 0.8%
30 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 79.15 108.53 217 32.6%
31 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 86.70 105.83 203 18.1%
32 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 91.32 90.90 362 -3.7%
33 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 64.07 90.26 164 36.3%
34 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 75.69 90.21 355 15.3%
35 Beihang University (BUAA), China 77.82 90.07 376 12.0%
36 Central South University (CSU), China 59.34 87.64 235 42.9%
37 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 73.38 87.23 194 15.0%
38 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 71.87 86.39 205 16.3%
39 Southeast University (SEU), China 75.96 81.26 189 3.5%
40 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 48.21 80.58 309 61.7%
41 Southwest University (SWU), China 56.50 78.21 124 33.9%
42 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 53.38 77.74 266 40.9%
43 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 57.04 67.21 228 14.0%
44 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 67.43 66.98 113 -3.9%
45 Jinan University (JNU), China 48.15 66.02 169 32.6%
46 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 54.93 65.43 182 15.2%
47 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 46.57 63.92 135 32.8%
48 Shanghai University (SHU), China 41.08 60.39 153 42.2%
49 Chongqing University (CQU), China 55.82 59.18 145 2.6%
50 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 33.90 58.03 181 65.6%
51 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 40.42 55.08 151 31.8%
52 Northwest University (NWU), China 52.42 54.93 122 1.4%
53 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 47.78 54.46 117 10.3%
54 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 36.13 53.51 186 43.3%
55 ShanghaiTech University, China 36.63 53.00 216 39.9%
56 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 29.40 49.82 155 63.9%
57 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 26.51 49.36 114 80.1%
58 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 38.22 48.85 84 23.6%
59 Henan Normal University, China 26.30 48.80 115 79.5%
60 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 39.72 45.96 143 11.9%
61 Henan University (HENU), China 28.30 45.77 113 56.4%
62 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 38.22 45.65 79 15.5%
63 University of Jinan (UJN), China 23.19 44.96 92 87.5%
64 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 47.10 42.88 120 -11.9%
65 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 19.86 42.74 105 108.2%
66 Donghua University (DHU), China 24.71 42.70 95 67.1%
67 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 37.14 41.84 90 9.0%
68 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 34.94 41.77 138 15.6%
69 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.34 41.52 97 -2.8%
70 Nanchang University (NCU), China 25.22 40.74 108 56.2%
71 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 23.66 38.15 85 56.0%
72 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 21.70 37.60 89 67.6%
73 Jiangnan University, China 23.32 36.18 84 50.1%
74 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 33.01 34.69 70 1.6%
75 Changzhou University (CZU), China 23.46 34.60 58 42.6%
76 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 23.68 32.83 120 34.1%
77 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 24.82 32.00 151 24.7%
78 Qingdao University (QU), China 16.91 30.16 84 72.5%
79 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 18.41 29.87 77 57.0%
80 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 25.58 28.90 160 9.3%
81 Shanxi University (SXU), China 26.57 28.72 131 4.5%
82 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 33.68 27.14 67 -22.1%
83 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.21 27.04 90 -3.9%
84 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 21.50 26.73 128 20.3%
85 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 14.57 25.80 58 71.2%
86 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 24.47 25.70 48 1.6%
87 Northeastern University (NEU), China 24.63 25.67 44 0.8%
88 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 24.66 25.40 81 -0.4%
89 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 19.56 25.21 48 24.7%
90 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 12.68 25.20 72 92.2%
91 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 23.67 25.08 42 2.5%
92 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 10.82 25.03 76 123.8%
93 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 18.89 24.40 61 25.0%
94 Yunnan University (YNU), China 15.63 24.19 63 49.6%
95 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 23.44 21.99 100 -9.2%
96 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 16.26 21.89 69 30.2%
97 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 9.98 21.66 63 109.8%
98 Army Medical University, China 29.17 21.64 109 -28.2%
99 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.94 21.15 62 -6.8%
100 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 19.12 21.07 45 6.6%
101 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 21.00 20.94 92 -3.5%
102 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.95 20.87 59 -3.6%
103 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 4.30 20.12 36 352.8%
104 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 14.68 19.25 52 26.9%
105 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 15.49 19.13 61 19.4%
106 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 15.68 19.12 46 18.0%
107 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 12.86 18.64 40 40.1%
108 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 10.93 17.97 64 59.1%
109 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 14.76 17.54 45 14.9%
110 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 21.11 17.18 51 -21.3%
111 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 13.79 17.11 43 20.1%
112 Ningbo University (NBU), China 9.43 17.06 48 75.0%
113 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 9.47 16.91 52 72.8%
114 Hebei University (HBU), China 18.42 16.82 43 -11.7%
115 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 12.43 16.64 26 29.5%
116 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 15.02 16.06 92 3.4%
117 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 14.74 16.04 44 5.3%
118 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.55 15.99 50 -0.5%
119 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 11.79 15.65 39 28.3%
120 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 13.33 15.50 33 12.5%
121 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 7.67 15.35 56 93.7%
122 University of Macau (UM), China 17.57 15.33 71 -15.6%
123 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 12.95 14.99 51 11.9%
124 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 7.64 14.72 27 86.4%
125 Xidian University, China 10.31 14.68 47 37.7%
126 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 9.20 14.51 30 52.6%
127 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 9.59 14.29 31 44.1%
128 Yanshan University (YSU), China 7.36 14.08 34 85.0%
129 Guangzhou University (GU), China 13.89 14.02 48 -2.4%
130 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 7.31 13.78 51 82.3%
131 Guizhou University (GZU), China 5.85 13.47 33 122.9%
132 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 7.38 13.43 31 75.9%
133 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 14.74 12.79 51 -16.1%
134 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 9.38 12.57 16 29.7%
135 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 7.04 12.35 37 69.7%
136 Nantong University (NTU), China 7.88 12.31 40 51.0%
137 Capital Medical University, China 9.68 12.28 83 22.7%
138 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 16.03 11.71 44 -29.3%
139 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 8.06 11.55 34 38.6%
140 Hainan University (HU), China 5.15 11.43 28 114.7%
141 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 9.10 10.85 35 15.3%
142 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 4.78 10.85 42 119.5%
143 Fujian Medical University, China 5.70 10.70 34 81.6%
144 Wuyi University, China 3.42 10.60 30 199.6%
145 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 5.54 10.30 33 79.9%
146 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 7.93 10.24 20 24.9%
147 Liaoning University (LNU), China 3.89 10.22 41 154.4%
148 Inner Mongolia University, China 7.47 10.02 25 29.7%
149 Hohai University (HHU), China 10.64 9.97 30 -9.3%
150 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 4.33 9.85 28 119.9%
151 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 7.11 9.85 39 34.0%
152 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 7.49 9.79 46 26.5%
153 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 2.87 9.78 26 229.5%
154 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 8.79 9.41 26 3.5%
155 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 3.82 9.29 20 135.4%
156 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.08 9.28 22 -1.2%
157 Shantou University (STU), China 6.55 9.27 39 36.8%
158 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 7.42 9.12 31 19.0%
159 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 8.50 9.01 30 2.6%
160 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 13.50 8.81 16 -36.9%
161 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 4.96 8.74 26 70.5%
162 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 3.60 8.48 43 128.1%
163 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.26 8.34 32 -2.3%
164 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 4.31 8.17 19 83.3%
165 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 5.36 8.08 18 45.9%
166 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 2.07 7.58 36 253.5%
167 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 1.38 7.46 27 424.1%
168 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 3.38 7.28 14 108.2%
169 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 5.11 7.26 18 37.5%
170 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 4.29 6.95 35 56.9%
171 Westlake University, China 2.19 6.95 45 206.2%
172 Tiangong University (TGU), China 4.26 6.92 24 57.2%
173 Chengdu University (CDU), China 3.12 6.80 12 110.9%
174 Guangxi University (GXU), China 3.02 6.71 71 115.1%
175 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 5.15 6.58 19 23.5%
176 Huaibei Normal University, China 8.11 6.48 9 -22.7%
177 Luoyang Normal University, China 2.09 6.45 16 198.4%
178 Hebei Normal University, China 6.24 6.34 17 -1.8%
179 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 4.32 6.19 27 38.6%
180 Anyang Normal University, China 3.01 6.05 11 94.0%
181 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 4.58 6.02 18 27.3%
182 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.17 5.95 18 11.2%
183 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 3.82 5.94 19 50.6%
184 Linyi University (LYU), China 4.04 5.90 18 41.3%
185 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 4.86 5.85 42 16.4%
186 China Medical University (CMU), China 4.27 5.82 23 31.8%
187 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.98 5.79 26 -6.4%
188 Taizhou University (TZU), China 1.04 5.76 17 435.0%
189 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 6.41 5.60 14 -15.6%
190 Sichuan Normal University, China 4.77 5.58 25 13.3%
191 Nanyang Normal University, China 5.70 5.57 18 -5.5%
192 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 7.57 5.56 43 -29.0%
193 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 0.83 5.49 18 537.4%
194 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 4.16 5.31 13 23.5%
195 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 2.07 5.10 6 138.0%
196 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 1.99 5.04 19 145.3%
197 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 2.82 5.04 24 72.9%
198 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 1.28 5.01 14 279.5%
199 Jiaxing University, China 4.01 4.92 15 18.7%
200 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 3.20 4.90 20 48.0%
201 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 1.54 4.78 15 199.6%
202 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.36 4.77 29 5.8%
203 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 5.88 4.75 32 -21.8%
204 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 9.50 4.70 10 -52.1%
205 Anhui University of Technology, China 1.17 4.69 12 287.7%
206 Shandong University of Technology, China 2.09 4.64 8 114.7%
207 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 6.05 4.45 12 -28.9%
208 North University of China (NUC), China 1.39 4.44 7 210.0%
209 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 3.46 4.44 24 24.0%
210 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 3.50 4.27 24 18.1%
211 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 5.51 4.27 11 -25.1%
212 Yantai University (YTU), China 1.77 4.21 17 129.9%
213 Jianghan University, China 4.56 4.13 20 -12.5%
214 Shaoxing University, China 1.29 4.09 9 208.1%
215 Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 0.67 3.89 21 463.9%
216 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 1.19 3.88 20 214.1%
217 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.94 3.81 8 -6.4%
218 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.02 3.79 9 21.4%
219 Chongqing University of Technology, China 1.03 3.71 7 249.5%
220 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 6.98 3.69 22 -48.9%
221 Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China 1.40 3.60 5 149.5%
222 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 1.01 3.53 33 239.9%
223 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 1.14 3.49 17 196.4%
224 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 0.72 3.40 15 354.5%
225 Jining University (JNXY), China 2.37 3.38 5 37.8%
226 University of South China (USC), China 3.75 3.35 33 -13.7%
227 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.52 3.33 11 -8.5%
228 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 0.43 3.27 10 644.7%
229 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 2.65 3.25 14 18.7%
230 Minzu University of China (MUC), China 0.97 3.24 7 224.9%
231 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.85 3.23 19 -19.0%
232 Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences (SUES), China 1.48 3.18 8 107.0%
233 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 0.69 3.17 12 346.9%
234 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.29 3.17 10 -6.8%
235 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 5.46 3.13 10 -44.5%
236 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 0.67 3.11 13 349.3%
237 Weifang Medical University (WFMU), China 0.07 3.09 8 3,948.5%
238 Minnan Normal University, China 1.52 3.06 5 94.4%
239 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 2.01 3.03 14 45.6%
240 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.72 2.86 8 1.7%
241 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 4.08 2.85 10 -32.5%
242 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.46 2.79 17 484.4%
243 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.56 2.78 9 378.0%
244 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 1.59 2.72 6 65.7%
245 Northeast Electric Power University (NEEPU), China 2.69 6 N/A
246 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 3.00 2.69 7 -13.3%
247 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 1.18 2.67 9 119.1%
248 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 2.15 2.64 14 19.2%
249 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 3.17 2.64 7 -19.5%
250 Guizhou Medical University, China 0.23 2.61 9 978.1%
251 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 0.68 2.54 10 262.8%
252 Foshan University (FOSU), China 0.63 2.49 11 280.4%
253 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.01 2.48 6 19.3%
254 Juangsu Ocean University (JOU), China 2.47 5 N/A
255 Henan University of Technology (HAUT), China 1.71 2.44 6 37.6%
256 Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology (LIT), China 0.04 2.42 5 6,226.2%
257 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 3.02 2.42 10 -22.5%
258 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 2.76 2.40 10 -15.8%
259 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 1.73 2.40 8 33.8%
260 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 3.60 2.38 12 -36.0%
261 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 1.22 2.37 6 88.0%
262 Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST), China 1.04 2.36 10 119.5%
263 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 0.50 2.33 15 351.1%
264 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 2.02 2.29 11 9.4%
265 Chang'an University, China 1.69 2.27 12 30.3%
266 Jilin Normal University (JLNU), China 2.76 2.23 6 -21.8%
267 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 4.00 2.20 4 -46.8%
268 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 4.62 2.20 12 -54.0%
269 Hunan University of Technology, China 2.17 10 N/A
270 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 0.86 2.16 11 144.7%
271 North Minzu University (NMU), China 1.89 2.10 3 7.7%
272 Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University (JXSTNU), China 2.08 6 N/A
273 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 2.22 2.06 12 -10.3%
274 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 0.56 1.99 12 242.4%
275 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 0.44 1.99 8 332.9%
276 Hubei University of Medicine (HUM), China 0.69 1.93 14 171.2%
277 Huzhou University, China 0.96 1.92 13 92.7%
278 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 1.91 1.91 13 -3.6%
279 Chuzhou University, China 1.06 1.89 2 73.0%
280 Huanghe Science and Technology College, China 0.23 1.88 5 680.8%
281 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 1.08 1.86 5 67.4%
282 Huaihua University, China 1.81 2 N/A
283 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 2.18 1.80 9 -20.0%
284 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 3.32 1.80 10 -47.6%
285 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.77 1.77 8 -3.1%
286 East China Jiaotong University, China 0.31 1.76 2 443.9%
287 Ludong University, China 1.04 1.73 8 61.0%
288 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 0.46 1.73 11 265.5%
289 Liaoning Shihua University, China 3.03 1.72 4 -45.2%
290 Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China 0.67 1.71 10 148.5%
291 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 1.83 1.65 12 -12.9%
292 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 2.36 1.62 9 -33.8%
293 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 3.61 1.60 7 -57.1%
294 Harbin Normal University (HRBNU), China 0.07 1.59 7 2,205.0%
295 Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China 0.50 1.58 7 206.6%
296 Jiangxi Agricultural University (JXAU), China 0.41 1.58 5 275.9%
297 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 1.00 1.57 6 52.2%
298 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.72 1.56 31 -11.8%
299 Xihua University (XHU), China 0.27 1.55 7 450.3%
300 Henan Agricultural University, China 1.01 1.55 6 48.5%
301 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 0.47 1.55 8 215.8%
302 Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), China 0.58 1.52 5 153.3%
303 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 2.23 1.49 11 -35.7%
304 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 0.63 1.48 15 127.0%
305 Binzhou Medical University, China 0.49 1.47 8 189.8%
306 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 1.79 1.43 8 -22.4%
307 Qinghai University, China 0.58 1.41 4 135.5%
308 Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE), China 0.80 1.40 9 70.4%
309 Shangqiu Normal University (SQNU), China 2.38 1.39 5 -43.4%
310 Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.37 1.39 7 263.4%
311 Ningxia University (NXU), China 1.40 1.38 8 -4.8%
312 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 1.03 1.37 8 28.3%
313 Anhui Jianzhu University (AHJZU), China 0.44 1.37 5 202.7%
314 Xuchang University, China 1.06 1.35 4 23.4%
315 Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (FJUTCM), China 0.10 1.35 4 1,256.7%
316 Panzhihua University (PZHU), China 0.07 1.33 2 1,705.6%
317 Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University (NJXZC), China 1.03 1.33 7 24.9%
318 Fujian University of Technology (FJUT), China 1.33 4 N/A
319 Dalian Nationalities University, China 1.98 1.33 3 -35.2%
320 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 3.06 1.33 4 -58.1%
321 Weifang University, China 0.58 1.31 4 116.8%
322 Guizhou Normal University (GZNU), China 1.28 6 N/A
323 Yan'an University, China 0.45 1.27 6 172.0%
324 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 0.46 1.27 4 168.0%
325 Ningbo University of Technology, China 2.29 1.26 7 -47.0%
326 Bohai University (BU), China 2.24 1.25 2 -46.1%
327 Fuyang Normal University, China 0.28 1.23 3 331.5%
328 Nanning Normal University, China 0.79 1.19 5 46.0%
329 Jililn Jianzhu University (JLJU), China 1.09 1.18 9 4.0%
330 Lishui University, China 0.08 1.14 3 1,337.1%
331 Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), China 0.54 1.10 5 98.0%
332 Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT), China 0.34 1.10 3 211.2%
333 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 0.87 1.10 5 21.4%
334 Hainan Medical University, China 0.46 1.09 6 126.9%
335 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 2.72 1.08 6 -61.5%
336 Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU), China 0.03 1.08 2 3,962.7%
337 Guizhou Education University (GZEU), China 0.92 1.07 2 12.6%
338 Southwest Minzu University, China 1.07 4 N/A
339 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China 0.17 1.06 4 514.9%
340 Qingdao University of Technology (QUT), China 1.11 1.05 2 -8.4%
340 Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, China 1.05 3 N/A
341 Gannan Medical University, China 0.17 1.05 4 509.7%
342 Shaoyang University (SYU), China 0.03 1.00 1 2,995.4%
342 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), China 0.39 1.00 5 149.6%
342 Hunan Institute of Technology (HNIT), China 0.50 1.00 1 93.5%
342 Heze University, China 0.06 1.00 1 1,641.1%
342 Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, China 0.30 1.00 1 223.3%
343 Anyang Institute of Technology, China 1.15 1.00 5 -16.1%
344 Xinjiang Normal University, China 0.96 4 N/A
345 Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT), China 0.61 0.95 11 49.9%
346 Institute of Disaster Prevention, China 0.58 0.94 2 57.9%
347 Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS), China 0.32 0.92 9 182.9%
348 Dezhou University (DZU), China 0.35 0.92 3 153.3%
348 Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai (HITW), China 1.90 0.92 2 -53.4%
348 Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT), China 0.92 4 N/A
349 Guangxi Medical University, China 2.25 0.90 10 -61.5%
350 Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU), China 0.45 0.87 5 85.7%
351 Tibet University, China 0.33 0.86 7 149.7%
352 Shanxi Datong University (SXDU), China 0.54 0.85 5 54.2%
353 Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS), China 0.21 0.84 2 289.7%
354 Jishou University, China 0.17 0.83 1 383.7%
355 Jimei University, China 0.68 0.82 3 16.0%
356 Hubei Polytechnic University (HBPU), China 0.22 0.82 3 261.4%
357 Yanbian University (YBU), China 0.48 0.80 5 61.8%
358 Jinling Institute of Technology (JIT), China 0.80 1 N/A
359 Army Engineering University, China 3.04 0.79 6 -74.8%
360 North Sichuan Medical College, China 0.03 0.78 2 2,149.6%
361 Xinjiang Institute of Engineering (XJIE), China 0.40 0.78 3 88.1%
362 Henan University of Urban Construction (HUUC), China 0.05 0.77 2 1,465.8%
363 Liupanshui Normal University, China 0.67 0.75 1 8.8%
363 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.80 0.75 1 -9.3%
364 Yunnan University of TCM, China 0.46 0.75 4 56.4%
365 Jiujiang University, China 0.29 0.75 3 148.8%
366 Minjiang University (MJU), China 0.23 0.75 7 214.5%
367 Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), China 0.14 0.74 7 402.2%
368 Beihua University, China 0.28 0.73 2 153.1%
369 Hubei Engineering University (HBEU), China 0.16 0.72 4 343.5%
369 Hunan University of Science and Engineering (HUSE), China 0.72 3 N/A
370 Huaiyin Institute of Technology (HYIT), China 0.67 0.71 3 3.4%
371 Hainan Normal University, China 0.90 0.71 6 -24.1%
372 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.52 0.69 6 28.1%
373 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.06 0.69 9 947.1%
374 Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT), China 1.00 0.67 2 -35.5%
374 Qiqihar University, China 0.18 0.67 1 251.7%
374 Shangrao Normal University (SRU), China 1.00 0.67 1 -35.5%
375 Tongren University, China 0.19 0.66 3 237.2%
376 Jinggangshan University (JGSU), China 1.34 0.64 3 -53.7%
377 Jiangsu University of Technology (JSUT), China 0.14 0.64 5 344.4%
378 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.62 0.63 4 -2.6%
379 Xi'an Polytechnic University, China 0.36 0.62 4 68.3%
380 Yunnan Police College, China 0.62 2 N/A
381 Xi’an Medical University, China 0.30 0.62 2 100.9%
382 Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), China 0.05 0.61 4 1,206.4%
383 Shenyang Normal University, China 1.93 0.61 5 -69.2%
384 Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (XUPT), China 0.19 0.60 4 204.6%
385 Shandong Jianzhu University, China 0.63 0.59 3 -9.7%
386 Hunan Institute of Engineering (HIE), China 0.11 0.58 4 408.4%
387 Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China 0.58 1 N/A
388 Guizhou Institute of Technology, China 0.53 0.57 4 3.6%
389 North China University of Technology, China 0.17 0.54 2 216.0%
390 Hubei University of Education (HUE), China 0.06 0.54 2 835.1%
391 Yibin University, China 0.04 0.54 2 1,143.7%
392 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.47 0.53 2 10.7%
393 Wuhan Textile University, China 1.79 0.51 5 -72.2%
394 Tangshan Normal University, China 0.50 4 N/A
395 Guizhou University of Finance and Economis (GUFE), China 0.59 0.50 2 -18.2%
395 Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU), China 0.50 1 N/A
396 Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), China 0.34 0.48 3 38.0%
397 Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST), China 0.11 0.48 5 316.8%
398 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 0.68 0.47 3 -33.4%
399 Jiangsu Second Normal University, China 0.31 0.45 4 38.6%
400 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China 0.48 0.45 2 -10.5%
401 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 2.00 0.44 2 -78.5%
402 Zaozhuang College, China 0.17 0.44 4 154.3%
403 Pingxiang University, China 0.15 0.43 4 170.8%
404 Huangshan University, China 0.41 0.43 26 1.3%
405 Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities, China 0.07 0.43 2 475.5%
406 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 1.29 0.42 5 -68.4%
407 Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), China 0.17 0.42 4 138.5%
408 Hubei University of Arts and Science, China 0.28 0.42 6 45.2%
409 Daqing Normal University (DNU), China 0.42 1 N/A
409 Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (GDUFE), China 0.42 2 N/A
410 Dalian Ocean University (DOU), China 0.40 3 N/A
411 Yingkou Institute of Technology, China 0.40 1 N/A
412 Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, China 0.09 0.40 3 320.7%
413 Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power (ZJWEU), China 0.03 0.39 2 1,116.0%
414 Northeast Petroleum University, China 0.52 0.39 3 -27.5%
415 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), China 0.92 0.38 3 -59.8%
416 Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), China 1.13 0.38 4 -67.5%
417 Qinghai Nationalities University, China 0.13 0.38 2 191.4%
418 Guangdong Medical University (GDMU), China 1.29 0.37 5 -72.4%
419 Chengdu Medical College (CMC), China 0.40 0.37 3 -12.8%
420 Qilu Normal University (QLNU), China 0.36 4 N/A
421 Nanchang Institute of Technology, China 0.36 3 N/A
422 Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JUTCM), China 0.03 0.35 2 983.4%
422 Hebei University of Engineering (HBUE), China 0.57 0.35 2 -40.6%
423 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.51 0.34 6 -35.2%
424 Dalian Polytechnic University, China 0.98 0.34 3 -66.8%
425 Shenyang Jianzhu University (SJZU), China 0.13 0.33 1 157.9%
425 No.1 Senior High School of Ürümqi, China 0.33 1 N/A
425 Guangdong AIB Polytechnic College, China 0.33 1 N/A
426 Ningde Normal University, China 0.33 2 N/A
427 Bengbu Medical College, China 0.25 0.31 3 21.6%
428 Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN), China 0.66 0.30 3 -55.9%
429 Henan Institute of Science and Technology (HIST), China 1.17 0.29 2 -75.8%
429 Xinyu University, China 0.29 2 N/A
430 Yangzhou Polytechnic Institute, China 0.29 1 N/A
430 Baoding University, China 0.29 1 N/A
431 Southwest Forestry University (SWFU), China 0.02 0.28 2 1,133.3%
432 China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), China 0.09 0.28 2 194.7%
433 Gansu Agricultural University, China 0.27 2 N/A
434 Guangdong Industry Technical College, China 0.26 2 N/A
435 Guangdong Polytechnic Normal University (GPNU), China 0.26 2 N/A
436 Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology (IMUST), China 0.07 0.25 2 231.6%
436 Xijing University, China 0.24 0.25 2 1.2%
437 Taishan University (TSU), China 0.06 0.25 2 335.3%
437 Baise University, China 0.15 0.25 1 65.8%
437 Gansu University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.19 0.25 2 29.0%
437 Longyan No.1 High School, China 0.25 1 N/A
437 ChongQing Industry Polytechnic College (CQIPC), China 0.25 1 N/A
437 Tianshui Normal University (TSNU), China 0.25 1 N/A
437 Hechi University, China 0.25 1 N/A
438 Dalian University, China 2.00 0.25 3 -88.0%
439 Jilin Institute of Chemical Technology, China 0.40 0.24 2 -41.2%
440 Liaoning University of Technology, China 0.08 0.24 2 205.4%
441 Hezhou University, China 0.24 2 N/A
441 Fujian Jiangxia University, China 0.24 2 N/A
442 Tarim University, China 0.24 3 N/A
443 Yulin University, China 0.04 0.24 3 447.2%
443 Yichun University, China 0.24 2 N/A
444 Changchun University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.11 0.22 3 93.9%
445 Liaoning Technical University (LNTU), China 0.08 0.22 2 157.9%
445 Beijing Union University (BUU), China 0.22 1 N/A
446 Weinan Normal University, China 0.04 0.21 2 397.5%
447 Shaanxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 0.07 0.21 2 200.6%
448 Sanming University, China 0.20 0.20 1 -3.3%
448 Chongqing University of Science and Technology (CQUST), China 0.26 0.20 1 -25.4%
448 Nanjing Foreign Language School (NFLS), China 0.35 0.20 1 -44.7%
448 Northwest Minzu University, China 0.67 0.20 1 -71.2%
448 Yancheng Teachers University, China 1.15 0.20 2 -83.2%
448 Xi'an Research Institute of High Technology, China 0.20 1 N/A
448 Jilin Medical College, China 0.20 1 N/A
448 Nanchang Normal University, China 0.20 1 N/A
448 Zhengzhou Railway Vocational and Technical College, China 0.20 1 N/A
448 Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL), China 0.20 1 N/A
449 Jilin Agricultural University, China 0.20 0.19 2 -10.3%
450 Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering (ZKAE), China 0.29 0.18 3 -41.5%
451 Hanshan Normal University, China 0.89 0.17 2 -81.1%
452 Longyan University, China 0.14 0.17 3 14.7%
453 Shenyang Medical College (SYMC), China 0.00 0.17 3 4,854.3%
454 Hubei University of Automotive Technology (HUAT), China 0.28 0.17 1 -41.9%
454 Huanggang Normal University (HGNU), China 0.39 0.17 1 -58.5%
454 Anqing Normal University, China 0.61 0.17 1 -73.5%
454 Hefei Normal University, China 0.17 2 N/A
454 Chongqing Jiaotong University, China 0.17 1 N/A
454 Wenzhou Vocational and Technical College (WZVTC), China 0.17 1 N/A
455 Jiamusi University, China 0.16 2 N/A
456 Zhengzhou Vocational University of Information and Technology, China 0.16 1 N/A
457 Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.16 1 N/A
458 Xinjiang Medical University (XJMU), China 0.48 0.15 4 -69.7%

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