2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 891.09 963.32 2,541 0.8%
2 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 185.78 260.67 564 30.8%
3 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France 243.61 235.76 1,115 -9.8%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 209.05 230.51 424 2.8%
5 Max Planck Society, Germany 229.03 223.03 569 -9.2%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 148.38 202.25 1,026 27.0%
7 Tsinghua University, China 185.65 197.89 479 -0.6%
8 Peking University (PKU), China 191.09 195.34 690 -4.7%
9 Nankai University (NKU), China 147.50 184.59 420 16.6%
10 Sichuan University (SCU), China 136.25 172.75 245 18.2%
11 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 146.87 170.98 334 8.5%
12 Soochow University, China 124.48 159.53 276 19.5%
13 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 158.94 156.88 340 -8.0%
14 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 160.17 153.89 291 -10.4%
15 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 141.49 148.05 295 -2.5%
16 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 165.23 146.04 322 -17.6%
17 Xiamen University (XMU), China 102.77 143.42 239 30.1%
18 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 102.90 138.33 232 25.3%
19 Kyoto University, Japan 148.36 135.81 263 -14.7%
20 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 129.66 134.50 264 -3.3%
21 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 86.89 132.96 251 42.6%
22 Fudan University, China 126.63 131.88 262 -2.9%
23 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 142.00 131.55 282 -13.6%
24 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 132.81 129.69 251 -9.0%
25 Wuhan University (WHU), China 110.07 128.80 211 9.1%
26 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 116.78 126.51 313 1.0%
27 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres, Germany 116.83 125.67 483 0.3%
28 Jilin University (JLU), China 86.36 123.90 251 33.7%
29 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 102.95 122.38 304 10.8%
30 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 118.97 118.08 277 -7.5%
31 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 119.36 116.02 249 -9.4%
32 Hunan University (HNU), China 94.56 109.79 187 8.2%
33 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 121.68 105.01 261 -19.6%
34 Tianjin University (TJU), China 79.01 101.37 355 19.6%
35 Osaka University, Japan 91.20 101.31 187 3.5%
36 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 92.77 100.20 162 0.7%
37 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 107.29 97.92 182 -14.9%
38 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 96.00 94.50 180 -8.2%
39 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 63.34 93.33 172 37.3%
40 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 72.79 92.00 154 17.8%
41 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 90.04 91.94 206 -4.8%
42 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 97.88 91.33 152 -13.0%
43 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 72.50 89.62 214 15.2%
44 Leibniz Association, Germany 71.60 88.21 254 14.8%
45 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 67.90 87.88 211 20.6%
46 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 81.74 86.26 195 -1.6%
47 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 101.17 86.25 159 -20.5%
48 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 81.26 85.19 184 -2.3%
49 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 64.27 81.35 141 18.0%
50 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 92.05 81.10 130 -17.9%
51 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 67.81 81.09 163 11.5%
52 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 56.83 79.92 140 31.1%
53 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 57.94 79.10 202 27.2%
54 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 77.30 78.84 141 -4.9%
55 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 75.61 77.32 149 -4.7%
56 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 75.61 76.57 157 -5.6%
57 Shandong University (SDU), China 58.78 73.94 178 17.2%
58 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 56.58 73.59 139 21.2%
59 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 91.32 73.23 159 -25.3%
60 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 54.74 70.42 158 19.9%
61 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 77.88 69.50 155 -16.8%
62 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 65.10 69.40 140 -0.6%
63 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), United States of America (USA) 89.52 69.39 299 -27.8%
64 Hokkaido University, Japan 60.92 68.19 132 4.3%
65 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 68.58 67.57 131 -8.2%
66 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 63.01 67.22 147 -0.6%
67 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 74.34 66.81 145 -16.2%
68 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 66.94 65.86 149 -8.3%
69 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 65.35 65.59 175 -6.4%
70 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 65.31 65.51 148 -6.5%
71 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 76.30 64.02 99 -21.8%
72 Southwest University (SWU), China 46.30 63.38 79 27.6%
73 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 53.21 62.88 142 10.1%
74 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 44.62 62.59 152 30.8%
75 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 68.97 62.25 102 -15.9%
76 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 70.54 62.16 109 -17.9%
77 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 65.27 61.88 90 -11.6%
78 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 33.52 61.36 194 70.6%
79 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 42.83 61.22 139 33.2%
80 Johns Hopkins University (JHU), United States of America (USA) 46.72 60.78 132 21.3%
81 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 65.25 59.83 157 -14.5%
82 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 66.34 59.61 108 -16.2%
83 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 62.54 59.10 256 -11.9%
84 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 69.87 58.72 129 -21.7%
85 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 62.69 58.45 124 -13.1%
86 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS), Russia 54.75 58.04 173 -1.2%
87 Kyushu University, Japan 46.37 58.03 121 16.6%
88 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 53.95 57.05 111 -1.4%
89 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 59.95 56.86 109 -11.6%
90 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), United States of America (USA) 44.90 56.62 138 17.5%
91 Tohoku University, Japan 59.39 56.56 124 -11.2%
92 Nagoya University, Japan 69.34 56.19 131 -24.5%
93 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 42.79 56.06 99 22.1%
94 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL), United States of America (USA) 62.47 55.83 246 -16.7%
95 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 33.51 55.72 115 55.0%
96 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 48.37 55.64 90 7.2%
97 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 58.63 55.10 125 -12.4%
98 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 66.15 54.84 114 -22.7%
99 University of Bristol (UoB), United Kingdom (UK) 58.26 54.51 97 -12.8%
100 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 42.81 54.32 147 18.3%

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.