2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 185.78 260.67 564 30.8%
2 Nanjing University (NJU), China 209.05 230.51 424 2.8%
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 148.38 202.25 1,026 27.0%
4 Tsinghua University, China 185.65 197.89 479 -0.6%
5 Peking University (PKU), China 191.09 195.34 690 -4.7%
6 Nankai University (NKU), China 147.50 184.59 420 16.6%
7 Sichuan University (SCU), China 136.25 172.75 245 18.2%
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 146.87 170.98 334 8.5%
9 Soochow University, China 124.48 159.53 276 19.5%
10 Xiamen University (XMU), China 102.77 143.42 239 30.1%
11 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 86.89 132.96 251 42.6%
12 Fudan University, China 126.63 131.88 262 -2.9%
13 Wuhan University (WHU), China 110.07 128.80 211 9.1%
14 Jilin University (JLU), China 86.36 123.90 251 33.7%
15 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 102.95 122.38 304 10.8%
16 Hunan University (HNU), China 94.56 109.79 187 8.2%
17 Tianjin University (TJU), China 79.01 101.37 355 19.6%
18 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 92.77 100.20 162 0.7%
19 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 63.34 93.33 172 37.3%
20 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 72.50 89.62 214 15.2%
21 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 81.74 86.26 195 -1.6%
22 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 67.81 81.09 163 11.5%
23 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 56.83 79.92 140 31.1%
24 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 57.94 79.10 202 27.2%
25 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 75.61 77.32 149 -4.7%
26 Shandong University (SDU), China 58.78 73.94 178 17.2%
27 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 56.58 73.59 139 21.2%
28 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 63.01 67.22 147 -0.6%
29 Southwest University (SWU), China 46.30 63.38 79 27.6%
30 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 44.62 62.59 152 30.8%
31 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 65.27 61.88 90 -11.6%
32 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 33.52 61.36 194 70.6%
33 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 42.83 61.22 139 33.2%
34 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 33.51 55.72 115 55.0%
35 Central South University (CSU), China 31.90 48.60 101 42.0%
36 Southeast University (SEU), China 46.13 47.37 88 -4.3%
37 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 46.80 45.79 135 -8.8%
38 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 42.78 44.62 84 -2.8%
39 Northwest University (NWU), China 43.21 44.33 82 -4.4%
40 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 30.12 42.62 138 31.9%
41 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 18.87 41.03 98 102.7%
42 Beihang University (BUAA), China 23.62 40.70 107 60.6%
43 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 28.54 40.69 82 32.9%
44 Henan Normal University, China 21.71 40.37 70 73.4%
45 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 30.97 39.87 64 20.0%
46 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 37.17 39.74 89 -0.3%
47 University of Jinan (UJN), China 20.47 39.65 50 80.6%
48 Shanghai University (SHU), China 29.14 38.55 89 23.3%
49 Chongqing University (CQU), China 29.69 38.21 83 20.0%
50 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 41.82 37.26 124 -17.0%
51 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 26.18 37.01 61 31.8%
52 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 25.41 36.31 72 33.2%
53 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 29.25 35.82 119 14.1%
54 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 34.82 35.49 128 -5.0%
55 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 31.52 34.24 57 1.2%
56 Henan University (HENU), China 20.04 33.45 58 55.6%
57 Changzhou University (CZU), China 21.69 33.27 50 43.0%
58 Tongji University, China 26.85 32.56 85 13.0%
59 ShanghaiTech University, China 22.58 31.18 102 28.7%
60 Jinan University (JNU), China 23.47 30.38 56 20.7%
61 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 16.15 28.52 66 64.6%
62 Jiangnan University, China 13.97 27.50 56 83.6%
63 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 27.17 26.90 60 -7.7%
64 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 15.92 26.05 53 52.5%
65 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 11.84 25.93 48 104.1%
66 Nanchang University (NCU), China 14.74 25.77 62 63.0%
67 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 21.81 25.28 53 8.0%
68 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 22.25 25.12 75 5.2%
69 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 23.72 24.12 46 -5.2%
70 Donghua University (DHU), China 12.53 23.18 53 72.4%
71 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 9.36 23.13 38 130.5%
72 Anhui University (AHU), China 23.91 22.89 63 -10.8%
73 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 21.96 22.85 37 -3.0%
74 Northeastern University (NEU), China 12.85 22.10 31 60.3%
75 Qingdao University (QU), China 10.37 21.69 47 94.9%
76 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 15.71 21.35 65 26.6%
77 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 5.26 20.70 47 266.9%
78 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 20.88 20.18 33 -9.9%
79 Shanxi University (SXU), China 14.57 19.51 49 24.8%
80 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 17.61 19.10 51 1.1%
81 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 11.11 18.97 63 59.2%
82 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 6.59 17.51 94 147.6%
83 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 13.15 16.80 35 19.1%
84 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 13.61 16.42 37 12.5%
85 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 15.97 16.29 34 -4.9%
86 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 11.72 16.24 34 29.2%
87 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 10.40 15.81 35 41.7%
88 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 14.91 15.78 31 -1.3%
89 Yunnan University (YNU), China 9.12 15.72 31 60.7%
90 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 11.29 15.44 24 27.6%
91 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 6.69 14.94 22 108.1%
92 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 15.97 14.87 34 -13.2%
93 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 9.84 14.72 33 39.5%
94 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 11.90 13.84 41 8.5%
95 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 4.36 13.84 37 195.8%
96 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 17.87 13.65 35 -28.8%
97 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 2.10 13.27 27 488.0%
98 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 17.32 13.24 37 -28.7%
99 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 8.00 13.05 19 52.1%
100 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 9.12 12.77 24 30.6%

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.