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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 58.63 55.10 125 -12.4%
2 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 45.51 33.63 78 -31.1%
3 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 29.94 33.08 62 3.0%
4 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 42.07 30.65 66 -32.1%
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 23.12 29.97 54 20.8%
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 15.05 19.43 44 20.3%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 11.13 8.57 20 -28.3%
8 Bilkent University, Turkey 3.71 5.71 12 43.4%
9 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 6.84 5.43 9 -26.1%
10 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 5.73 5.22 38 -15.1%
11 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 8.21 4.61 7 -47.7%
12 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 1.91 2.31 8 12.9%
13 Koç University (KU), Turkey 1.00 2.30 7 114.6%
14 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 0.82 2.07 3 133.7%
15 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 0.43 2.00 3 330.9%
16 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.65 1.92 5 174.6%
17 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 2.79 1.53 14 -48.7%
18 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 0.25 1.50 2 459.2%
19 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 0.50 1.29 2 139.7%
20 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 0.09 1.25 2 1,181.6%
21 Shiraz University, Iran 1.70 1.20 2 -34.2%
22 Ege University, Turkey 1.00 1.17 2 8.7%
23 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 0.51 1.10 2 100.6%
23 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 3.00 1.10 3 -65.8%
24 Kharazmi University, Iran 1.02 4 N/A
25 University of Karachi, Pakistan 0.02 1.00 1 5,865.3%
26 Gazi University, Turkey 0.56 0.90 4 50.9%
27 Qatar University, Qatar 0.31 0.90 7 169.2%
28 Ankara University, Turkey 0.28 0.89 3 198.7%
29 Bahauddin Zakariya University (BZU), Pakistan 0.89 2 N/A
30 Sahand University of Technology (SUT), Iran 0.58 0.78 2 23.8%
31 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 1.51 0.76 4 -53.4%
32 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 0.13 0.72 5 438.5%
33 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 0.63 1 N/A
34 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.13 0.62 2 352.3%
35 Hashemite University (HU), Jordan 0.60 1 N/A
36 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.48 2 N/A
37 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 1.29 0.47 3 -65.8%
38 Government College University Faisalabad (GCUF), Pakistan 0.11 0.44 1 276.2%
39 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 1.48 0.42 2 -73.5%
40 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.31 0.41 4 24.6%
41 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.10 0.40 1 272.8%
41 Anadolu University, Turkey 0.80 0.40 1 -53.4%
41 Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS), Iran 0.40 1 N/A
42 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.40 2 N/A
43 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.52 0.39 3 -30.5%
44 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.07 0.37 2 378.5%
45 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.67 0.35 3 -51.1%
46 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.25 0.33 1 24.3%
46 Azarbaijan Shahid Madani University, Iran 0.33 1 N/A
47 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 1.56 0.30 3 -82.2%
48 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.17 0.29 2 63.1%
49 University of Isfahan (UI), Iran 0.28 2 N/A
50 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Saudi Arabia 0.22 0.26 2 12.9%
51 University of Al-Ameed, Iraq 0.25 1 N/A
51 Al-Balqa' Applied University (BAU), Jordan 0.25 2 N/A
51 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.25 1 N/A
52 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.32 0.24 2 -27.8%
53 Government College University (GCU), Pakistan 0.23 2 N/A
54 Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU), Kazakhstan 0.22 1 N/A
55 Iran University of Medical Sciences (IUMS), Iran 0.21 2 N/A
56 Istanbul University, Turkey 0.75 0.21 2 -73.8%
57 Marmara University, Turkey 0.10 0.21 2 95.3%
58 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.31 0.20 1 -40.1%
58 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
59 ORT Braude College of Engineering (OBC), Israel 0.38 0.19 2 -53.5%
60 University of Engineering and Technology - Lahore (UET Lahore), Pakistan 0.19 3 N/A
61 Thi Qar University, Iraq 0.03 0.17 1 428.2%
61 Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences (KUMS), Iran 0.13 0.17 1 24.3%
61 Damghan University, Iran 0.25 0.17 1 -37.9%
61 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.36 0.17 1 -56.5%
61 Sinop University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
62 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.25 0.16 3 -40.4%
63 Alzahra University, Iran 0.50 0.15 1 -72.0%
64 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.25 0.13 1 -53.4%
64 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.58 0.13 1 -79.7%
64 Bursa Technical University (BTU), Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
64 Taibah University, Saudi Arabia 0.13 1 N/A
64 Lebanese German University (LGU), Lebanon 0.13 1 N/A
64 Doğuş University (DOU), Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
64 Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS), Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
65 Sami Shamoon College of Engineering (SCE), Israel 0.13 0.11 1 -17.1%
65 Afeka Tel Aviv Academic College of Engineering, Israel 0.13 0.11 1 -17.1%
66 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University (KMU), Turkey 0.11 2 N/A
67 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.10 1 N/A
67 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
68 Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST), Jordan 0.06 0.08 1 24.3%
68 Malek-Ashtar University of Technology, Iran 0.08 1 N/A
68 University of Kufa, Iraq 0.08 1 N/A
69 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.10 0.08 1 -30.1%
69 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.08 2 N/A
70 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.46 0.07 1 -85.4%
70 American University of Sharjah (AUS), United Arab Emirates 0.07 1 N/A
70 University of Education, Pakistan 0.07 1 N/A
71 Khatam University, Iran 0.07 2 N/A
72 Altinbas University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
73 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.24 0.06 2 -78.0%
74 Özyeğin University, Turkey 0.05 0.06 1 3.6%
75 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.05 0.05 1 2.5%
75 University of Babylon, Iraq 0.05 1 N/A
76 Yerevan Mkhitar Heratsi State Medical University (YSMU), Armenia 0.05 1 N/A
76 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.05 1 N/A
76 University of Wasit, Iraq 0.05 1 N/A
76 Mustansiriyah University, Iraq 0.05 1 N/A
76 Bartin University, Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
77 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University (SRTTU), Iran 0.03 0.04 1 16.5%
77 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.04 1 N/A
78 National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan 0.31 0.04 1 -88.4%
78 Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University (ATU), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
78 University of Basrah, Iraq 0.04 1 N/A
78 Jazan University, Saudi Arabia 0.04 1 N/A
79 Yozgat Bozok University, Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
80 Haliç University, Turkey 0.03 1 N/A
81 Cumhuriyet University, Turkey 0.03 1 N/A
82 Soran University, Iraq 0.01 1 N/A
83 Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering and Management Sciences (BUITEMS), Pakistan 0.01 1 N/A
84 University of Haifa (HU), Israel 0.25 0.00 1 -100.0%

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.