2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 3.57 1.75 9 -50.9%
2 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 0.45 1.61 7 258.2%
3 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 1.57 1.57 8 0.5%
4 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 3.68 1.28 16 -65.0%
5 Chonnam National University, South Korea 0.90 3 N/A
6 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 0.89 2 N/A
7 Samsung Group, South Korea 0.63 0.81 3 28.5%
8 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 0.66 2 N/A
9 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 1.19 0.59 4 -49.8%
10 Korea University, South Korea 0.59 0.45 4 -23.8%
11 Yonsei University, South Korea 0.47 0.33 4 -30.1%
12 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 0.06 0.27 3 355.7%
13 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 0.21 0.23 1 13.7%
14 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 0.36 0.21 2 -41.7%
15 Kookmin University, South Korea 0.19 2 N/A
16 Hallym University, South Korea 0.16 2 N/A
17 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
18 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 0.67 0.09 2 -86.0%
19 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 0.05 0.09 1 76.5%
20 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 0.01 0.07 1 867.3%
21 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 0.13 0.07 1 -47.8%
21 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.30 0.07 1 -77.7%
22 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 0.35 0.05 3 -84.6%
23 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
24 Changwon National University, South Korea 0.05 1 N/A
25 Dongguk University, South Korea 0.23 0.04 2 -84.4%
26 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
27 South Korea Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), South Korea 0.03 2 N/A
28 Macrogen Inc., South Korea 0.03 1 N/A
29 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
29 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
30 Yeungnam University, South Korea 0.02 1 N/A
31 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 0.03 0.01 1 -66.6%
32 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 0.01 1 N/A
33 Korea Forest Promotion Institute (KoFPI), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
34 Kosin University, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
35 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
35 National Health Insurance Service (NIHS), South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
36 International Vaccine Institute (IVI), South Korea 0.06 0.00 1 -97.3%
37 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.00 1 N/A
38 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 0.03 0.00 1 -99.2%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.