2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

Table criteria

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

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 185.67 260.14
2 Nanjing University (NJU), China 209.05 230.21
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 148.38 201.42
4 Tsinghua University, China 185.73 197.56
5 Peking University (PKU), China 191.09 194.75
6 Nankai University (NKU), China 147.5 182.76
7 Sichuan University (SCU), China 136.25 170.41
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 146.85 169.97
9 Soochow University, China 124.48 159.53
10 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 158.94 155.91
11 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 160.17 153.89
12 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 141.49 148.05
13 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 165.09 144.95
14 Xiamen University (XMU), China 102.77 143.42
15 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 102.9 138.33
16 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 129.66 135.44
17 Kyoto University, Japan 148.36 134.42
18 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 86.89 131.96
19 Fudan University, China 126.62 131.88
20 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 142 130.37
21 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 132.81 129.69
22 Wuhan University (WHU), China 110.07 128.8
23 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 116.78 126.35
24 Jilin University (JLU), China 86.45 123.73
25 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 103 122.49
26 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 118.97 118.44
27 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.36 115.02
28 Hunan University (HNU), China 94.56 109.79
29 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 122.5 105.55
30 Tianjin University (TJU), China 78.95 101.32
31 Osaka University, Japan 91.2 101.31
32 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 92.77 100.2
33 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 107.22 97.92
34 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 96 94.5
35 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 63.34 93.33
36 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 72.79 92
37 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 97.88 91.33
38 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 90.03 90.51
39 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 72.21 89.18
40 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 67.9 87.89
41 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 101.17 86.25
42 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 80.84 85.9
43 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 81.26 85.14
44 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 64.27 81.35
45 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 92.05 81.1
46 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 67.81 81.09
47 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 57.94 79.4
48 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 77.3 79.34
49 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 56.83 78.85
50 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 75.61 77.32
51 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 75.61 76.57
52 Shandong University (SDU), China 58.71 73.88
53 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 56.58 73.48
54 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 91.32 72.96
55 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 54.74 70.42
56 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 77.99 68.75
57 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 65.24 68.4
58 Hokkaido University, Japan 60.92 68.19
59 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 68.58 67.57
60 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 63.01 67.22
61 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 74.34 66.81
62 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 66.94 65.86
63 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 65.35 65.59
64 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 65.31 65.18
65 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 76.3 64.02
66 Southwest University (SWU), China 46.3 63.38
67 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 53.21 62.88
68 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 44.62 62.59
69 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 70.54 62.16
70 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 65.27 61.88
71 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 68.97 61.85
72 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 42.83 61.22
73 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 33.52 61.07
74 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 46.77 60.95
75 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 65.25 59.73
76 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 66.34 59.61
77 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 48.63 59.19
78 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 69.87 58.72
79 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 62.69 58.45
80 Nagoya University, Japan 69.34 57.15
81 Kyushu University, Japan 46.37 57.03
82 Tohoku University, Japan 59.39 56.56
83 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 59.95 56.53
84 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 42.79 56.06
85 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 33.51 55.72
86 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 48.37 55.64
87 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 58.63 55.1
88 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 66.15 54.84
89 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 58.26 54.51
90 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 43.06 54.32
91 University of Göttingen, Germany 48.06 53.82
92 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 66.38 52.33
93 University of Freiburg (Uni Freiburg), Germany 33.26 49.55
94 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 36.25 49.48
95 Central South University (CSU), China 31.9 48.53
96 Duke University, United States of America (USA) 37.34 48.27
97 Southeast University (SEU), China 46.13 47.37
98 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden), Germany 33.79 46.09
99 The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada 36.5 46.03
100 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 46.8 45.79

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