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 Stellenbosch University (SU), South Africa 12.19 5.80 12 -55.6%
2 University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), South Africa 0.16 2.65 10 1,458.5%
3 University of the Free State (UFS), South Africa 1.83 2.54 9 29.5%
4 University of Cape Town (UCT), South Africa 1.24 2.52 8 89.9%
5 Mansoura University, Egypt 0.39 0.83 6 99.1%
6 Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Nigeria 0.67 1 N/A
7 University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Wits University), South Africa 1.62 0.65 4 -62.8%
8 University of Johannesburg (UJ), South Africa 0.44 0.54 8 14.4%
9 Suez University, Egypt 0.50 0.53 4 0.1%
10 Beni-Suef University (BSU), Egypt 0.20 0.53 3 152.7%
11 University of Carthage (UCAR), Tunisia 0.38 0.53 3 30.5%
12 Jimma Institute of Technology (JIT), Ethiopia 0.50 0.50 1 -6.8%
13 Assiut University, Egypt 0.14 0.48 2 209.9%
14 Constantine 1 University, Algeria 0.44 1 N/A
15 Tunis El Manar University (UTM), Tunisia 0.36 0.42 2 8.7%
16 University of South Africa (UNISA), South Africa 0.14 0.32 3 111.6%
17 Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University (USMBA), Morocco 0.31 1 N/A
18 Cairo University (CU), Egypt 0.37 0.31 4 -22.6%
19 Maseno University, Kenya 0.30 1 N/A
20 Alexandria University, Egypt 0.06 0.27 4 356.0%
21 Université Moulay-Ismaïl (UMI), Morocco 0.48 0.25 1 -51.1%
22 Fayoum University (FU), Egypt 0.23 3 N/A
23 Tanta University, Egypt 0.18 0.21 2 13.6%
24 Ain Shams University, Egypt 0.69 0.20 2 -72.5%
25 University of Ziguinchor (UASZ), Senegal 0.22 0.20 1 -16.1%
25 University of Mauritius (UOM), Mauritius 0.20 1 N/A
26 Menoufia University, Egypt 0.18 2 N/A
27 University of Lagos (Unilag), Nigeria 0.17 1 N/A
28 Misr University for Science and Technology (MUST), Egypt 0.06 0.16 2 136.1%
29 University of the Western Cape (UWC), South Africa 0.15 2 N/A
30 Misr International University (MIU), Egypt 0.14 1 N/A
31 South Valley University (SVU), Egypt 0.08 0.14 2 51.8%
32 Cadi Ayyad University (UCA), Morocco 0.25 0.13 1 -50.3%
33 Minia University, Egypt 0.22 0.13 2 -47.9%
33 University of Ghana, Ghana 0.13 1 N/A
33 University of Buea (UB), Cameroon 0.13 1 N/A
34 Sohag University, Egypt 0.05 0.12 2 127.0%
35 University of Sfax, Tunisia 0.11 0.10 1 -16.1%
35 University of Antananarivo, Madagascar 0.10 1 N/A
36 University Ibn Tofaïl (UIT), Morocco 0.09 1 N/A
37 Helwan University (HU), Egypt 0.07 1 N/A
38 Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco 0.10 0.07 1 -37.9%
39 Zagazig University, Egypt 0.06 1 N/A
40 University of Monastir (UM), Tunisia 0.70 0.06 1 -92.6%
40 Université Ziane Achour de Djelfa, Algeria 0.06 1 N/A
41 University of Nigeria (UNN), Nigeria 0.04 1 N/A
42 Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), Kenya 0.03 0.04 2 37.9%
43 University of Pretoria (UP), South Africa 1.48 0.04 2 -97.8%
44 Al-Azhar University, Egypt 0.03 1 N/A
45 University Hassan II Casablanca (UHII), Morocco 0.03 1 N/A
46 University of Limpopo, South Africa 0.01 0.02 1 81.2%
46 North-West University (NWU), South Africa 0.02 1 N/A
47 École Inter-Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar (EISMV), Senegal 0.01 1 N/A
48 University of Fort Hare (UFH), South Africa 0.01 0.01 1 -6.8%
48 University of Venda (UNIVEN), South Africa 0.01 0.01 1 -6.8%
48 Rhodes University (RU), South Africa 0.07 0.01 1 -83.1%

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.