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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 10.52 13.21 61 26.0%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 7.76 8.83 34 14.1%
4 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 2.10 7.38 25 252.5%
5 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 3.61 5.46 25 51.5%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 2.96 5.04 46 70.7%
7 Kyoto University, Japan 2.92 4.95 22 70.3%
8 Fudan University, China 3.51 4.84 26 38.1%
9 Nanjing University (NJU), China 0.42 3.49 20 741.6%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 2.01 3.37 23 67.8%
11 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 2.91 3.23 22 11.4%
12 Monash University, Australia 3.77 3.22 24 -14.3%
13 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 2.81 2.87 20 2.4%
14 Hokkaido University, Japan 0.06 2.71 10 4,334.2%
15 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 2.34 2.64 22 13.4%
16 Keio University, Japan 0.41 2.40 10 486.4%
17 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 1.07 2.37 12 122.6%
18 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 2.37 2.29 15 -2.8%
19 Nankai University (NKU), China 1.10 2.10 9 91.5%
20 Osaka University, Japan 1.09 1.80 16 66.0%
21 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 1.37 1.68 15 22.7%
22 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 5.04 1.65 15 -67.2%
23 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.45 1.61 7 258.2%
24 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 0.79 1.60 7 102.4%
25 Tohoku University, Japan 2.12 1.60 16 -24.5%
26 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.57 1.57 8 0.5%
27 Nagoya University, Japan 4.67 1.56 8 -66.4%
28 Okayama University, Japan 0.92 1.53 7 67.3%
29 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 0.08 1.45 5 1,732.1%
30 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 1.33 4 N/A
31 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 3.68 1.28 16 -65.0%
32 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 2.39 1.27 8 -46.8%
33 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 0.50 1.24 9 151.4%
34 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 0.10 1.22 11 1,078.4%
35 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 0.25 1.21 8 379.8%
36 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 1.38 1.21 17 -11.6%
37 Griffith University, Australia 0.66 1.19 11 80.0%
38 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 1.53 1.11 8 -27.0%
39 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 0.48 1.10 3 130.8%
40 Kyushu University, Japan 0.26 1.06 4 306.0%
41 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 0.37 1.06 5 188.1%
42 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 1.02 2 N/A
43 Tokushima University, Japan 0.06 1.01 3 1,730.6%
44 ShanghaiTech University, China 2.12 0.99 7 -53.1%
45 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 0.31 0.99 4 222.2%
46 Westlake University, China 0.37 0.91 7 147.4%
47 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 1.30 0.91 21 -29.9%
48 Gifu University, Japan 0.91 1 N/A
49 Chonnam National University, South Korea 0.90 3 N/A
50 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 0.08 0.90 3 1,024.9%
51 Northwest University (NWU), China 0.87 2 N/A
52 University of Otago, New Zealand 0.37 0.73 10 97.4%
53 Macquarie University, Australia 0.13 0.68 10 430.8%
54 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 0.30 0.68 8 124.4%
55 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 0.66 2 N/A
56 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 0.76 0.64 4 -14.4%
57 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 0.97 0.64 9 -33.3%
58 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 0.62 0.64 11 3.1%
59 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 1.09 0.62 6 -43.1%
60 Shandong University (SDU), China 0.25 0.61 7 145.0%
61 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 1.19 0.59 4 -49.8%
62 Nanchang University (NCU), China 0.12 0.59 2 408.1%
63 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 0.56 0.59 3 4.2%
64 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 0.28 0.58 9 102.5%
65 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 0.64 0.57 3 -10.6%
66 Ehime University, Japan 0.56 2 N/A
67 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 0.11 0.55 3 414.2%
68 Capital Medical University, China 0.35 0.55 7 59.1%
69 Tongji University, China 1.33 0.54 4 -59.2%
70 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 0.05 0.53 2 1,018.1%
71 Southeast University (SEU), China 0.87 0.53 3 -39.1%
72 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 0.41 0.52 4 27.1%
73 Army Medical University, China 0.84 0.51 6 -39.3%
74 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 0.84 0.50 1 -40.4%
75 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 0.10 0.47 2 390.1%
76 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 0.14 0.46 1 221.8%
77 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 0.08 0.45 2 474.3%
78 Korea University, South Korea 0.59 0.45 4 -23.8%
79 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 0.40 0.44 4 10.2%
80 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 0.05 0.44 5 723.7%
81 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 0.14 0.43 5 212.6%
82 Hunan University (HNU), China 0.46 0.41 3 -11.4%
83 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 0.08 0.38 9 407.9%
84 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 0.46 0.37 2 -19.4%
85 Kobe University, Japan 0.11 0.34 10 201.4%
86 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 1.18 0.34 4 -71.6%
87 Jilin University (JLU), China 0.69 0.33 4 -51.5%
88 Shibaura Institute of Technology (SIT), Japan 0.33 1 N/A
88 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 0.33 1 N/A
89 Yonsei University, South Korea 0.47 0.33 4 -30.1%
90 Curtin University, Australia 0.29 0.33 9 11.2%
91 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 0.19 0.31 2 66.9%
92 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 0.53 0.30 3 -43.0%
93 Xiamen University (XMU), China 0.35 0.30 7 -15.2%
94 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 0.18 0.30 3 63.4%
95 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 0.12 0.29 4 151.2%
96 Chiba Institute of Technology, Japan 0.03 0.28 4 965.7%
97 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 0.06 0.27 3 355.7%
98 Sichuan University (SCU), China 0.12 0.27 2 128.9%
99 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 0.27 1 N/A
100 Wuhan University (WHU), China 1.58 0.26 8 -83.4%

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.