2020 tables: Institutions - physical sciences

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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 30.01 26.86 176 -11.8%
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 22.10 24.34 139 8.5%
3 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 19.34 16.50 166 -16.0%
4 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 15.07 12.60 49 -17.6%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 12.86 6.97 31 -46.6%
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 6.79 6.63 109 -3.7%
7 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 3.61 5.41 25 47.9%
8 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 5.67 3.80 48 -34.0%
9 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.91 3.07 21 -38.4%
10 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 1.81 2.57 11 39.8%
11 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 1.02 2.48 13 139.0%
12 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 1.46 2.41 8 62.4%
13 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 1.73 1.92 7 8.9%
14 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.64 1.86 9 11.6%
15 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 2.16 1.47 6 -33.0%
16 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.93 1.00 1 5.6%
16 Personal Genomics, Inc., Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
17 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 0.81 0.86 8 5.4%
18 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.50 0.86 2 68.9%
19 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.14 0.67 1 359.8%
20 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.80 0.66 5 -17.7%
21 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 0.07 0.59 4 708.0%
22 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.64 0.58 4 -11.4%
23 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 0.56 0.40 6 -30.8%
24 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.05 0.38 3 679.8%
25 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 0.50 0.25 3 -50.1%
26 National Chengchi University (CNCCU), Taiwan 0.20 0.25 1 23.2%
26 Integrated Service Technology Inc. (IST), Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
26 Join Well Thin-Film Corp, Ltd., Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
27 National United University, Taiwan 0.22 0.25 19 12.7%
28 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.24 2 N/A
29 Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI), Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
29 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 0.63 0.20 2 -68.9%
30 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.14 0.16 2 10.8%
31 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 0.08 0.14 6 60.6%
32 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 0.86 0.13 3 -84.8%
33 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.08 0.11 2 33.0%
34 National University of Kaohsiung (NUK), Taiwan 0.07 1 N/A
34 Enli Technology Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.07 1 N/A
35 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
36 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.03 0.06 5 81.4%
37 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
38 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.33 0.05 1 -85.6%
39 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.04 0.03 7 -24.8%
39 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.04 0.03 7 -24.8%
39 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.18 0.03 7 -81.1%
40 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.44 0.02 1 -95.1%

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.