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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 75.12 72.51 325 -6.6%
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 51.09 49.71 194 -5.9%
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 25.73 30.02 87 12.9%
4 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 27.20 19.45 66 -30.9%
5 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 16.72 15.62 135 -9.6%
6 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 12.28 14.76 33 16.2%
7 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 5.25 6.66 38 22.7%
8 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 4.58 6.63 22 39.8%
9 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 7.92 6.14 25 -25.0%
10 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 4.93 5.22 34 2.5%
11 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 5.33 5.14 11 -6.6%
12 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 11.40 4.92 34 -58.2%
13 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 3.53 4.89 16 34.0%
14 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 4.32 4.27 39 -4.4%
15 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 2.01 4.13 15 99.2%
16 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 6.49 3.34 10 -50.2%
17 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 3.70 3.05 24 -20.2%
18 Chang Gung University (CGU), Taiwan 3.01 2.94 20 -5.6%
19 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 2.92 2.89 14 -4.0%
20 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.97 1.95 8 94.4%
21 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 1.26 1.32 9 1.7%
22 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 2.41 1.26 8 -49.4%
23 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 0.88 5 N/A
24 Tzu Chi University (TCU), Taiwan 0.32 0.81 6 146.1%
25 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.14 0.67 1 351.4%
26 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.58 0.62 5 3.7%
27 Ming Chi University of Technology (MCUT), Taiwan 1.25 0.56 3 -56.8%
28 Mackay Medical College (MMC), PCT, Taiwan 0.92 0.56 3 -41.8%
29 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.49 4 N/A
30 National United University, Taiwan 0.22 0.42 21 85.6%
31 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.44 0.39 3 -14.8%
32 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.40 0.34 2 -16.9%
33 Asia University, Taiwan 0.22 0.26 9 13.0%
34 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 2.36 0.24 3 -90.0%
35 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.11 0.22 2 93.5%
36 National Pingtung University (NPTU), Taiwan 0.21 1 N/A
37 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.09 0.20 2 112.8%
38 National Penghu University of Science and Technology (NPU), Taiwan 0.19 1 N/A
39 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 2.17 0.17 2 -92.3%
40 National University of Tainan, Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
41 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.13 0.16 3 20.0%
42 Chung Hwa University of Medical Technology (CUMT), Taiwan 0.15 1 N/A
43 National Taichung University of Education (NTCU), Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
44 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.06 0.11 1 72.0%
45 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
45 Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
46 MacKay Memorial Hospital (MMH), Taiwan 0.48 0.06 1 -88.8%
46 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
47 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
48 National Taitung University (NTTU), Taiwan 0.03 1 N/A
49 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.33 0.03 1 -92.7%
49 Chia-Yi Christian Hospital (CYCH), Taiwan 0.03 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 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.