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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 141.49 148.05 295 -2.5%
2 Kyoto University, Japan 148.36 135.81 263 -14.7%
3 Osaka University, Japan 91.20 101.31 187 3.5%
4 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 72.79 92.00 154 17.8%
5 Hokkaido University, Japan 60.92 68.19 132 4.3%
6 Kyushu University, Japan 46.37 58.03 121 16.6%
7 Tohoku University, Japan 59.39 56.56 124 -11.2%
8 Nagoya University, Japan 69.34 56.19 131 -24.5%
9 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 36.41 37.88 167 -3.0%
10 RIKEN, Japan 48.55 37.63 145 -27.8%
11 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 37.97 32.66 102 -19.8%
12 Okayama University, Japan 15.06 26.13 41 61.7%
13 University of Tsukuba, Japan 14.34 21.99 61 42.9%
14 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 15.75 20.25 39 19.8%
15 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 9.87 20.20 44 90.7%
16 Keio University, Japan 19.54 15.65 27 -25.4%
17 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 14.14 14.45 23 -4.7%
18 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 13.36 13.77 28 -4.0%
19 Chiba University, Japan 12.29 13.24 25 0.4%
20 Toyota Group, Japan 3.37 12.75 24 252.8%
21 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 7.19 11.54 26 49.7%
22 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 6.22 11.21 29 68.0%
23 Waseda University, Japan 15.31 10.73 22 -34.7%
24 Kumamoto University, Japan 9.56 10.45 22 1.9%
25 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 3.90 10.16 19 143.0%
26 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 5.45 9.95 24 70.0%
27 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 6.68 9.82 21 37.0%
28 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 5.87 9.54 13 51.6%
29 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 8.77 9.08 23 -3.4%
30 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 14.50 8.09 15 -48.0%
31 Gifu University, Japan 4.18 7.88 12 75.6%
32 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 7.69 7.86 39 -4.7%
33 Kobe University, Japan 10.85 7.11 16 -38.9%
34 University of Toyama, Japan 3.05 7.06 14 115.8%
35 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 2.97 7.04 10 120.7%
36 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 2.62 6.43 12 128.3%
37 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 5.42 6.29 10 8.1%
38 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 2.71 6.06 10 108.4%
39 Ehime University, Japan 5.04 6.05 11 12.0%
40 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 2.71 5.66 14 95.0%
41 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 5.56 5.44 61 -8.7%
42 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 3.89 5.36 31 28.5%
43 Kanagawa University, Japan 4.78 4.93 8 -3.7%
44 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 1.32 4.67 14 228.9%
45 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 2.58 4.61 11 66.2%
46 University of Shizuoka, Japan 4.65 4.19 8 -15.9%
47 Meijo University, Japan 2.05 4.16 15 88.6%
48 Yamagata University, Japan 5.42 4.01 12 -31.1%
49 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 3.56 3.91 13 2.3%
50 Tokushima University, Japan 3.71 3.88 9 -2.6%
51 Nagoya City University, Japan 2.98 3.79 9 18.6%
52 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.23 3.49 7 0.6%
53 Gunma University, Japan 1.96 3.47 7 64.7%
54 Rikkyo University, Japan 3.49 3.45 10 -7.8%
55 Gifu Pharmaceutical University (GPU), Japan 2.60 3.42 6 22.7%
56 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 6.17 3.38 13 -48.8%
57 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 0.98 3.37 7 220.0%
58 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 2.81 3.36 7 11.7%
59 Chubu University, Japan 0.89 3.30 5 245.2%
60 Nihon University, Japan 2.19 3.26 11 38.9%
61 Sophia University, Japan 1.36 3.14 6 114.6%
62 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 3.10 2.92 5 -12.1%
63 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 4.10 2.85 5 -35.2%
64 Shizuoka University, Japan 6.85 2.84 6 -61.3%
65 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 3.22 2.83 19 -18.0%
66 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.09 2.63 15 17.3%
67 University of Yamanashi, Japan 5.26 2.61 4 -53.7%
68 Toyohashi University of Technology, Japan 2.42 2.60 3 0.3%
69 Kochi University of Technology, Japan 0.30 2.57 7 698.9%
70 Chuo University, Japan 8.96 2.56 9 -73.4%
71 JEOL Ltd., Japan 2.35 2.54 18 0.8%
72 Saitama University, Japan 2.52 2.52 7 -6.9%
73 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 5.56 2.51 5 -57.9%
74 Gakushuin University, Japan 3.07 2.46 4 -25.4%
75 Niigata University, Japan 2.78 2.37 7 -20.7%
76 Toin University of Yokohama, Japan 0.07 2.30 3 2,901.3%
77 Kansai University, Japan 2.81 2.24 6 -25.6%
78 Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.53 2.18 4 280.7%
79 Kindai University, Japan 4.37 2.17 7 -53.8%
80 Doshisha University, Japan 3.63 2.15 3 -44.7%
81 Yamaguchi University, Japan 1.58 2.00 4 17.4%
82 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.19 1.99 10 -55.8%
83 Toho University, Japan 2.03 1.97 7 -9.6%
84 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 1.72 1.95 6 5.7%
85 Mie University, Japan 1.35 1.92 2 32.2%
86 National Institute of Health Sciences (NIHS), Japan 0.88 1.86 5 97.6%
87 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 1.56 1.75 10 4.4%
88 Health Sciences University of Hokkaido, Japan 2.40 1.73 2 -32.9%
89 University of Hyogo, Japan 5.16 1.72 10 -69.0%
90 Ryukoku University, Japan 1.65 3 N/A
91 University of Kitakyushu, Japan 0.49 1.63 3 206.6%
92 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1.61 2 87.2%
93 Tokushima Bunri University, Japan 0.89 1.60 4 67.5%
94 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 2.10 1.60 3 -28.8%
95 Showa Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.05 1.60 2 2,882.7%
96 Japan Fine Ceramics Center (JFCC), Japan 1.69 1.57 9 -13.4%
97 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.24 1.55 4 508.8%
98 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.50 1.55 4 -3.5%
99 Shimane University, Japan 1.17 1.49 6 18.8%
100 Nagasaki University, Japan 2.26 1.44 5 -40.4%

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.