2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Tsinghua University, China 8.93 15.36 51 72.5%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 7.76 8.83 34 14.1%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 2.10 7.38 25 252.5%
4 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 3.61 5.46 25 51.5%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 2.96 5.04 46 70.7%
6 Fudan University, China 3.51 4.84 26 38.1%
7 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.42 3.49 20 741.6%
8 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 2.01 3.37 23 67.8%
9 Nankai University (NKU), China 1.10 2.10 9 91.5%
10 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.37 1.68 15 22.7%
11 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.79 1.60 7 102.4%
12 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.08 1.45 5 1,732.1%
13 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 1.33 4 N/A
14 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.25 1.21 8 379.8%
15 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 1.53 1.11 8 -27.0%
16 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.48 1.10 3 130.8%
17 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.37 1.06 5 188.1%
18 ShanghaiTech University, China 2.12 0.99 7 -53.1%
19 Westlake University, China 0.37 0.91 7 147.4%
20 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.08 0.90 3 1,024.9%
21 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.87 2 N/A
22 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.97 0.64 9 -33.3%
23 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.62 0.64 11 3.1%
24 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 1.09 0.62 6 -43.1%
25 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.25 0.61 7 145.0%
26 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.12 0.59 2 408.1%
27 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.56 0.59 3 4.2%
28 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.64 0.57 3 -10.6%
29 Capital Medical University, China 0.35 0.55 7 59.1%
30 Tongji University, China 1.33 0.54 4 -59.2%
31 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,018.1%
32 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.87 0.53 3 -39.1%
33 Army Medical University, China 0.84 0.51 6 -39.3%
34 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.10 0.47 2 390.1%
35 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 0.14 0.46 1 221.8%
36 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.08 0.45 2 474.3%
37 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.40 0.44 4 10.2%
38 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.14 0.43 5 212.6%
39 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.46 0.41 3 -11.4%
40 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.46 0.37 2 -19.4%
41 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 1.18 0.34 4 -71.6%
42 Jilin University (JLU), China 0.69 0.33 4 -51.5%
43 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.33 1 N/A
44 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 0.19 0.31 2 66.9%
45 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.35 0.30 7 -15.2%
46 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.12 0.27 2 128.9%
47 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 0.27 1 N/A
48 Wuhan University (WHU), China 1.58 0.26 8 -83.4%
49 Beihang University (BUAA), China 0.21 0.24 3 11.8%
50 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 0.05 0.22 5 367.7%
51 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 0.01 0.20 1 2,403.3%
52 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 0.10 0.20 1 103.8%
53 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 1.34 0.20 2 -85.3%
54 Soochow University, China 0.25 0.19 3 -24.7%
55 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 0.79 0.18 1 -76.6%
56 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 0.02 0.17 1 694.7%
57 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 0.17 1 N/A
58 Donghua University (DHU), China 0.17 1 N/A
59 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 0.35 0.16 4 -52.7%
60 Central South University (CSU), China 0.33 0.16 6 -51.4%
61 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 0.52 0.15 2 -70.7%
62 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 0.21 0.14 1 -30.2%
63 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 0.55 0.14 4 -74.7%
64 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 0.39 0.14 2 -65.0%
65 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 0.20 0.13 1 -33.1%
66 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 0.12 0.13 4 12.8%
67 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 0.32 0.13 3 -60.1%
68 Changzhi University, China 0.13 1 N/A
68 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 0.13 2 N/A
69 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 0.11 1 N/A
70 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 0.11 0.11 2 -3.4%
71 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 0.10 1 N/A
71 Shenyang Normal University, China 0.10 1 N/A
72 Guangzhou University (GU), China 0.10 2 N/A
73 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 0.73 0.09 1 -87.5%
73 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 0.78 0.09 1 -88.3%
73 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 0.09 1 N/A
73 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 0.09 1 N/A
74 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 0.09 1 N/A
75 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 0.08 2 N/A
75 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 0.08 1 N/A
76 Tianjin University (TJU), China 0.12 0.07 2 -44.6%
77 Guizhou University (GZU), China 0.07 1 N/A
78 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 0.00 0.06 1 15,498.0%
79 Nanchang Institute of Technology, China 0.06 1 N/A
80 Jinan University (JNU), China 0.03 0.05 3 85.5%
81 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 0.02 0.05 1 142.9%
81 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 0.06 0.05 1 -5.0%
81 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 0.26 0.05 1 -79.8%
81 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 0.05 1 N/A
82 China Medical University (CMU), China 0.05 1 N/A
83 Yunnan University (YNU), China 0.06 0.05 2 -9.2%
84 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 0.45 0.05 1 -88.9%
84 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 0.05 1 N/A
85 Chongqing University (CQU), China 0.32 0.05 1 -85.9%
86 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 0.04 0.04 1 -3.9%
87 Henan Normal University, China 0.04 1 N/A
88 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 0.04 2 N/A
89 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 0.32 0.03 3 -89.2%
90 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 0.19 0.03 1 -81.9%
90 Yulin University, China 0.03 1 N/A
90 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 0.03 1 N/A
90 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 0.03 1 N/A
91 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 0.43 0.03 2 -92.5%
92 Hainan University (HU), China 0.03 2 N/A
93 Jiangnan University, China 0.02 1 N/A
94 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 0.02 1 N/A
94 Xuchang University, China 0.02 1 N/A
95 Shanxi University (SXU), China 0.02 0.02 1 0.3%
95 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 0.04 0.02 1 -52.4%
96 Kashgar University, China 0.02 1 N/A
97 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 0.01 0.02 1 116.8%
98 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 0.45 0.01 1 -96.9%
99 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 0.07 0.01 1 -80.2%
100 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 0.01 2 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.