2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Nanjing University (NJU), China 80.23 81.37 236 -1.7%
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 49.14 62.79 340 23.9%
3 Tongji University, China 49.36 56.46 180 10.9%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 49.41 54.93 133 7.8%
5 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 38.53 52.05 142 30.9%
6 Peking University (PKU), China 60.65 51.36 209 -17.9%
7 Tsinghua University, China 41.94 41.63 158 -3.8%
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 29.37 35.91 92 18.5%
9 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 27.43 34.51 97 21.9%
10 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 38.15 32.15 157 -18.3%
11 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 31.59 29.29 57 -10.1%
12 Wuhan University (WHU), China 29.88 28.19 60 -8.6%
13 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 13.40 26.09 57 88.7%
14 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 19.27 23.34 107 17.4%
15 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 15.45 22.03 56 38.2%
16 Nankai University (NKU), China 15.33 21.76 36 37.6%
17 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 13.01 20.33 31 51.5%
18 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 17.92 19.10 52 3.3%
19 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 12.65 15.57 23 19.3%
20 Fudan University, China 12.29 14.71 51 16.0%
21 Jinan University (JNU), China 9.59 14.06 37 42.1%
22 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 14.72 13.08 43 -13.9%
23 Tianjin University (TJU), China 7.46 12.92 123 67.9%
24 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 10.79 12.39 92 11.3%
25 Hunan University (HNU), China 10.20 11.87 21 12.8%
26 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 7.64 10.99 44 39.4%
27 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 8.37 10.50 42 21.6%
28 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 5.54 10.01 39 74.9%
29 Xiamen University (XMU), China 9.51 9.78 24 -0.4%
30 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 6.24 9.72 16 50.9%
31 Beihang University (BUAA), China 5.42 9.65 31 72.6%
32 Hohai University (HHU), China 9.40 9.62 26 -0.8%
33 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 6.41 9.26 27 40.0%
34 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 9.51 8.74 22 -11.0%
35 Shandong University (SDU), China 10.52 8.55 107 -21.2%
36 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 5.60 8.40 17 45.3%
37 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 4.23 8.26 19 89.4%
38 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 6.66 7.55 19 9.8%
39 Central South University (CSU), China 4.52 7.13 23 52.9%
40 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 5.77 6.21 12 4.2%
41 Shanghai University (SHU), China 1.27 6.16 14 370.9%
42 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 3.21 6.12 12 84.8%
43 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 10.13 5.93 12 -43.2%
44 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 3.63 5.88 42 56.9%
45 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 4.89 5.63 23 11.7%
46 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 3.08 5.44 13 71.5%
47 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 2.98 5.40 6 75.7%
48 Northwest University (NWU), China 3.82 5.38 20 36.4%
49 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 4.54 5.28 17 12.9%
50 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 2.69 5.18 22 86.2%
51 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 3.77 4.98 17 28.0%
52 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 1.73 4.98 7 178.5%
53 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 3.27 4.89 14 45.0%
54 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 2.56 4.73 9 78.9%
55 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 6.05 3.94 9 -36.9%
56 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.38 3.91 14 909.5%
57 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 6.66 3.88 7 -43.5%
58 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 6.36 3.83 13 -41.6%
59 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.00 3.81 5 268.9%
60 Jiangnan University, China 1.92 3.80 8 91.7%
61 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 2.33 3.72 15 54.9%
62 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 2.01 3.67 6 76.9%
63 Chongqing University (CQU), China 4.28 3.56 16 -19.3%
64 Sichuan University (SCU), China 2.30 3.54 13 49.4%
65 Jilin University (JLU), China 2.78 3.44 10 19.8%
66 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 4.46 3.39 8 -26.3%
67 Yunnan University (YNU), China 1.58 3.15 11 92.8%
68 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 0.78 2.99 4 272.4%
69 Donghua University (DHU), China 3.37 2.95 6 -15.2%
70 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 1.22 2.90 13 130.1%
71 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 3.08 2.71 10 -14.7%
72 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 3.75 2.57 8 -33.7%
73 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 1.38 2.53 6 78.3%
74 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 0.71 2.36 7 221.0%
75 Southeast University (SEU), China 2.37 2.34 6 -4.6%
76 Henan Normal University, China 0.50 2.33 6 355.3%
77 Southwest University (SWU), China 2.57 2.29 14 -13.4%
78 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 0.75 2.27 5 193.1%
79 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 1.42 2.21 4 51.5%
80 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 0.80 2.07 9 151.6%
81 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.93 1.95 8 102.7%
82 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 0.11 1.83 8 1,493.2%
83 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 2.75 1.78 7 -37.1%
84 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 1.64 1.75 4 3.8%
85 Jianghan University, China 1.61 1.72 8 3.3%
86 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 1.69 4 N/A
87 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 1.72 1.57 8 -11.1%
88 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 0.40 1.55 8 272.6%
89 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 0.79 1.53 10 87.2%
90 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 4.49 1.47 6 -68.3%
91 Soochow University, China 0.30 1.44 4 369.2%
92 Guangzhou University (GU), China 2.59 1.38 4 -48.2%
93 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 0.51 1.29 3 145.0%
94 Ningbo University (NBU), China 1.27 3 N/A
95 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 1.81 1.24 6 -33.7%
96 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 1.72 1.23 6 -30.7%
97 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 2.49 1.23 3 -52.2%
98 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.62 1.21 4 89.0%
99 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 0.85 1.19 2 36.6%
100 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 0.62 1.11 2 73.4%

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.