2020 tables: Institutions - corporate

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 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 16.56 17.60 29 2.8%
2 Toyota Group, Japan 9.53 16.79 38 70.5%
3 GNS Science, New Zealand 15.43 15.45 80 -3.2%
4 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 12.83 14.16 223 6.7%
5 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 10.37 11.83 104 10.3%
6 Samsung Group, South Korea 15.72 10.36 61 -36.2%
7 BGI, China 6.83 10.33 52 46.3%
8 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 6.49 5.70 30 -15.0%
9 Toshiba Corporation, Japan 5.28 4.85 7 -11.3%
10 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 6.03 4.79 22 -23.1%
11 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.97 4.74 22 54.2%
12 Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Japan 6.46 4.71 17 -29.5%
13 JEOL Ltd., Japan 3.13 4.60 26 42.1%
14 Shimadzu Corporation, Japan 3.38 3.69 11 5.5%
15 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 6.69 3.66 30 -47.1%
16 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 4.25 3.59 11 -18.2%
17 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 1.88 3.44 8 77.1%
18 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.83 3.20 12 68.6%
19 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 5.01 2.88 38 -44.4%
20 Rigaku Corporation, Japan 2.37 2.70 16 10.3%
21 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.06 2.63 8 -17.0%
22 Mitsubishi Group, Japan 3.03 2.35 19 -24.8%
23 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 6.23 2.16 16 -66.5%
24 Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd., Japan 1.55 2.02 14 25.7%
25 Piramal Enterprises Limited, India 2.00 2.00 2 -3.3%
26 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.26 1.99 13 52.3%
27 Shenhua Group Corporation Limited, China 0.69 1.96 5 176.0%
28 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 2.57 1.90 11 -28.7%
29 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 5.09 1.87 13 -64.4%
30 Panasonic Corporation, Japan 1.50 1.73 5 11.6%
31 Takasago International Corporation, Japan 0.80 1.61 2 94.3%
32 WuXi AppTec, China 1.46 1.59 11 5.3%
33 Ajinomoto Co., Inc., Japan 0.24 1.56 6 527.1%
34 Sony Corporation, Japan 1.40 1.45 4 0.6%
35 Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Japan 1.90 1.40 9 -28.4%
36 Hamamatsu Photonics K.K., Japan 0.69 1.40 4 96.7%
37 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 1.35 4 N/A
38 Sharp Corporation, Japan 0.33 1.33 2 286.9%
39 Nippi. Inc., Japan 1.31 3 N/A
40 CapitalBio Corporation, China 0.26 1.27 7 371.5%
41 The New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research Ltd., New Zealand 1.25 1.26 19 -2.4%
42 Chengdu Institute of Organic Chemistry (CIOC), CAS, China 2.72 1.22 7 -56.7%
43 Murata Manufacturing Co., Ltd., Japan 0.06 1.20 14 2,003.6%
44 Ricoh Company, Ltd., Japan 1.18 2 N/A
45 Beijing Capital Co., Ltd., China 0.32 1.16 6 252.7%
46 Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd., Japan 0.47 1.14 5 134.0%
47 Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan 1.64 1.08 5 -36.5%
48 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.69 1.06 63 -39.5%
49 Topchoice Group, China 0.10 1.06 12 903.3%
50 FujiFilm Corporation, Japan 1.42 1.05 11 -28.5%
51 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 0.86 1.03 9 16.2%
52 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.57 1.01 4 -37.9%
53 Shanghai Blueray Biopharma Co. Ltd., China 1.00 1 N/A
53 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 1 N/A
53 Personal Genomics, Inc., Taiwan 1.00 1 N/A
53 Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., Japan 0.86 1.00 1 12.9%
54 SCIOCS Co. Ltd., Japan 1.00 0.95 2 -7.7%
55 Nippon Chemical Industrial Co., Ltd., Japan 0.42 0.95 2 119.7%
56 Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology (RIST), South Korea 0.94 4 N/A
57 AGC Inc., Japan 0.94 2 N/A
58 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.29 0.89 4 195.9%
59 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.21 0.87 4 294.5%
60 Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.83 2 303.0%
61 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 1.53 0.82 3 -48.3%
62 Institute of Environmental Science and Research (ESR), New Zealand 0.14 0.80 1 441.7%
63 TCL Corporation, China 0.71 0.78 3 5.2%
64 NEC Solution Innovators, Ltd., Japan 0.75 1 N/A
65 Insilico Medicine, China 0.73 1 N/A
66 Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water), South Korea 0.49 0.71 3 42.3%
67 NEC Corporation, Japan 1.00 0.70 1 -32.3%
67 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Japan 0.70 2 N/A
68 Kao Corporation, Japan 0.04 0.70 2 1,521.4%
69 Invictus Oncology Pvt. Ltd., India 0.69 1 N/A
70 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 1.08 0.69 5 -38.1%
71 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.33 0.69 1 104.6%
72 Sosei Co., Ltd., Japan 1.38 0.68 6 -52.2%
73 Bodeker Scientific, New Zealand 0.12 0.67 1 455.1%
73 Kabushiki Kaisha DNAForm, Japan 0.67 3 N/A
74 Toray Industries, Inc., Japan 1.28 0.66 8 -49.7%
75 Shionogi & Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.65 6 3,203.6%
76 Sysmex Corporation, Japan 0.42 0.64 5 46.9%
77 Precision System Science Co., Ltd., Japan 0.02 0.63 4 3,094.7%
78 Unisoku Co., Ltd., Japan 0.08 0.62 4 618.6%
79 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 0.62 3 -33.7%
80 Tohoku Steel Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 0.60 1 16.1%
80 Shikoku Electric Power Co., Inc., Japan 0.60 1 N/A
81 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.35 0.59 2 63.3%
82 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 1.04 0.57 5 -46.9%
83 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.33 0.56 3 67.7%
84 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.89 0.55 2 -40.8%
85 Biomarker Technologies Corporation, China 0.09 0.55 3 497.8%
86 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.07 0.54 3 690.0%
87 JNC Corporation, Japan 0.18 0.53 2 182.4%
88 SK holdings, South Korea 0.18 0.52 4 175.8%
89 Novel Crystal Technology, Inc., Japan 1.00 0.51 4 -50.8%
90 Beijing Syngentech Co., LTD., China 0.13 0.50 1 286.9%
90 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.40 0.50 1 20.9%
90 NHK Science and Technology Research Laboratories (NHK STRL), Japan 0.78 0.50 1 -37.8%
90 Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL), Japan 0.50 1 N/A
90 Denka Company Limited, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
90 Kunming Sino-platinum Metals Catalysts Co., Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
90 Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
90 Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd., China 0.50 2 N/A
90 Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd., Japan 0.50 1 N/A
90 Kureha Corporation, Japan 0.50 1 N/A
90 Everlight Electronics Co., Ltd., Taiwan 0.50 1 N/A
90 SCT Operations Pty Ltd., Australia 0.50 2 N/A
90 Lichem Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
90 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.50 0.50 1 -3.3%
91 Shanghai ChemPartner Co., Ltd., China 0.49 5 N/A
92 Nissan Chemical Corporation, Japan 0.14 0.49 2 232.4%
93 Microbial Screening Technologies, Australia 0.22 0.48 3 110.8%
94 Kunshan Sunlaite New Energy Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.46 4 397.1%
95 TDK Corporation, Japan 0.57 0.46 3 -22.9%
96 Nextomics Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.31 0.45 3 41.3%
97 Jiangsu Jiangzhong Group, China 0.28 0.45 23 58.8%
98 Tamura Corporation, Japan 1.01 0.44 3 -57.6%
99 Mitsui Chemicals, Inc., Japan 0.03 0.44 4 1,455.9%
100 3D Medicines Inc., China 0.43 0.43 1 -3.3%
100 Pharmicell Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.43 1 N/A
100 Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd. (ETi), China 0.43 1 N/A
100 Nihon Thermal Consulting Co., Ltd., Japan 0.43 1 N/A

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.