2021 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 456.35 448.50 1,270 -5.2%
2 Peking University (PKU), China 438.30 446.11 1,634 -1.9%
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 408.57 425.66 2,503 0.5%
4 Nanjing University (NJU), China 426.56 417.89 1,022 -5.5%
5 Tsinghua University, China 429.01 394.09 1,360 -11.4%
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 330.20 342.07 850 -0.1%
7 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 244.55 295.15 839 16.4%
8 Fudan University, China 271.65 291.18 799 3.4%
9 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 260.16 269.22 715 -0.2%
10 Nankai University (NKU), China 244.90 230.53 565 -9.2%
11 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 128.09 221.61 591 66.8%
12 Sichuan University (SCU), China 223.78 220.61 396 -4.9%
13 Wuhan University (WHU), China 217.16 208.92 496 -7.2%
14 Soochow University, China 229.36 197.13 424 -17.1%
15 Xiamen University (XMU), China 182.90 195.41 395 3.0%
16 Jilin University (JLU), China 161.88 180.65 415 7.6%
17 Tianjin University (TJU), China 157.12 173.64 662 6.6%
18 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 195.02 171.84 461 -15.0%
19 Hunan University (HNU), China 144.25 140.66 295 -6.0%
20 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 116.93 140.07 326 15.5%
21 Shandong University (SDU), China 122.11 135.80 596 7.2%
22 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 108.72 130.25 302 15.5%
23 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 120.74 127.97 378 2.2%
24 Tongji University, China 110.20 127.16 433 11.3%
25 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 120.55 125.36 407 0.3%
26 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 115.86 124.72 297 3.8%
27 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 122.99 123.26 319 -3.4%
28 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 119.42 113.14 311 -8.6%
29 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 117.86 108.76 268 -11.0%
30 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 80.58 103.38 420 23.7%
31 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 90.21 94.91 419 1.5%
32 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 108.53 93.80 185 -16.7%
33 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 67.21 93.41 314 34.0%
34 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 105.83 92.81 202 -15.4%
35 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 90.90 92.57 381 -1.8%
36 Central South University (CSU), China 87.64 88.77 275 -2.3%
37 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 86.39 84.94 210 -5.2%
38 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 77.74 84.13 269 4.3%
39 Southeast University (SEU), China 81.26 83.88 210 -0.5%
40 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 87.23 78.79 192 -12.9%
41 Southwest University (SWU), China 78.21 76.68 121 -5.5%
42 Beihang University (BUAA), China 90.07 76.54 352 -18.1%
43 Jinan University (JNU), China 66.02 75.97 200 11.0%
44 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 65.43 75.31 213 11.0%
45 Chongqing University (CQU), China 59.18 74.92 171 22.1%
46 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 66.98 72.58 141 4.5%
47 ShanghaiTech University, China 53.00 70.41 280 28.1%
48 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 63.92 64.11 167 -3.3%
49 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 90.26 60.23 122 -35.7%
50 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 54.46 59.74 119 5.8%
51 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 49.36 58.24 134 13.8%
52 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 41.77 58.02 220 33.9%
53 Northwest University (NWU), China 54.93 55.76 117 -2.1%
54 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 53.51 55.58 198 0.1%
55 Shanghai University (SHU), China 60.39 54.63 139 -12.8%
56 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 45.96 52.35 154 9.8%
57 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 32.00 48.84 181 47.2%
58 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 48.85 48.71 91 -3.9%
59 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 58.03 48.31 158 -19.7%
60 Henan University (HENU), China 45.77 48.27 117 1.7%
61 Donghua University (DHU), China 42.70 46.96 106 6.1%
62 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 41.84 45.98 107 6.0%
63 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 25.03 45.77 127 76.4%
64 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 42.88 44.96 114 1.1%
65 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 55.08 43.88 150 -23.2%
66 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.04 43.59 116 55.5%
67 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.52 43.59 101 1.2%
68 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 49.82 40.92 158 -20.8%
69 Nanchang University (NCU), China 40.74 40.58 94 -3.9%
70 Shanxi University (SXU), China 28.72 40.48 155 35.9%
71 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 45.65 40.31 72 -14.9%
72 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 37.60 39.78 96 2.0%
73 Jiangnan University, China 36.18 39.67 78 5.7%
74 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 26.73 37.32 165 34.6%
75 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 42.74 36.56 79 -17.5%
76 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 28.90 35.85 203 19.6%
77 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 24.40 35.67 70 40.9%
78 Northeastern University (NEU), China 25.67 35.64 69 33.8%
79 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 17.54 33.56 60 84.5%
80 Henan Normal University, China 48.80 33.30 91 -34.2%
81 Ningbo University (NBU), China 17.06 32.49 82 83.6%
82 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 25.40 31.87 87 21.0%
83 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.87 30.57 62 41.2%
84 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 32.83 30.41 114 -10.7%
85 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 34.69 30.10 67 -16.3%
86 Yunnan University (YNU), China 24.19 29.94 76 19.4%
87 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 27.14 29.47 79 4.7%
88 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 14.29 28.38 65 91.6%
89 Hebei University (HBU), China 16.82 27.97 62 60.4%
90 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 21.66 26.93 90 19.9%
91 Qingdao University (QU), China 30.16 26.39 78 -15.6%
92 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.99 26.24 61 58.2%
93 University of Jinan (UJN), China 44.96 26.20 62 -43.8%
94 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 25.70 25.67 51 -3.7%
95 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 20.94 25.37 101 16.8%
96 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 21.99 25.01 103 9.7%
97 Changzhou University (CZU), China 34.60 24.97 45 -30.4%
98 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 38.15 24.59 72 -37.8%
99 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 17.11 24.45 51 37.8%
100 Army Medical University, China 21.64 23.42 133 4.4%
101 Guangzhou University (GU), China 14.02 23.22 68 59.7%
102 Hohai University (HHU), China 9.97 22.71 56 119.6%
103 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 29.87 22.16 63 -28.5%
104 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 16.06 22.09 106 32.6%
105 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 25.20 21.54 73 -17.6%
106 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 15.50 21.40 46 33.1%
107 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 18.64 21.12 53 9.2%
108 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 25.08 20.91 35 -19.6%
109 University of Macau (UM), China 15.33 20.29 83 27.6%
110 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 21.89 19.91 63 -12.3%
111 Capital Medical University, China 12.28 19.89 112 56.1%
112 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 25.80 19.83 49 -25.9%
113 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 16.04 19.40 62 16.6%
114 Wuyi University, China 10.60 19.33 54 75.8%
115 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 16.91 19.15 51 9.2%
116 Westlake University, China 6.95 18.41 82 155.6%
117 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 20.12 18.29 38 -12.3%
118 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.15 18.26 67 -16.7%
119 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 19.25 18.18 52 -8.9%
120 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 14.51 17.44 26 15.9%
121 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 17.18 17.08 40 -4.1%
122 Nantong University (NTU), China 12.31 16.90 57 32.4%
123 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 8.81 16.72 33 82.9%
124 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 17.97 16.48 60 -11.6%
125 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 25.21 15.99 49 -38.8%
126 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 10.85 15.28 58 35.8%
127 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 12.35 15.03 33 17.4%
128 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 21.07 14.95 43 -31.6%
129 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 15.35 14.94 55 -6.2%
130 Xidian University, China 14.68 14.85 46 -2.5%
131 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 15.65 14.62 43 -9.9%
132 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 12.57 14.60 23 12.0%
133 Yanshan University (YSU), China 14.08 14.33 44 -1.8%
134 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 19.12 14.01 42 -29.3%
135 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 9.79 13.73 43 35.2%
136 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.34 13.59 36 57.1%
137 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 14.99 13.57 45 -12.7%
138 Hainan University (HU), China 11.43 13.53 33 14.2%
139 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 16.64 13.13 23 -23.9%
140 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 12.79 12.70 41 -4.2%
141 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 7.58 12.39 40 57.6%
142 Taizhou University (TZU), China 5.76 12.38 33 107.0%
143 Guangxi University (GXU), China 6.71 12.29 73 76.8%
144 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 10.85 12.21 47 8.5%
145 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 19.13 12.09 46 -39.0%
146 Shantou University (STU), China 9.27 12.03 45 25.1%
147 Inner Mongolia University, China 10.02 12.00 25 15.5%
148 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 13.78 11.53 37 -19.4%
149 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 8.74 11.32 32 24.9%
150 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 10.24 10.70 30 0.8%
151 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 11.71 10.47 46 -13.8%
152 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 9.85 10.30 42 0.8%
153 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 4.45 10.27 16 122.6%
154 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 7.26 10.20 30 35.4%
155 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 5.04 10.06 35 92.5%
156 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 7.28 9.91 26 31.2%
157 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 3.69 9.87 24 157.9%
158 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.28 9.87 34 2.6%
159 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 9.85 9.78 31 -4.2%
160 Sichuan Normal University, China 5.58 9.45 23 63.1%
161 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 14.72 9.22 24 -39.6%
162 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 13.43 9.14 26 -34.3%
163 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 9.01 9.04 27 -3.2%
164 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 8.08 8.90 22 6.2%
165 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.27 8.71 15 96.7%
166 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 5.60 8.68 23 49.6%
167 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 4.70 8.51 22 74.5%
168 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 4.75 8.22 35 66.9%
169 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 5.94 8.16 29 32.4%
170 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 9.41 8.10 27 -17.0%
171 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 8.17 7.91 32 -6.6%
172 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 6.02 7.73 24 23.7%
173 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 5.49 7.70 30 35.3%
174 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 8.48 7.41 32 -15.7%
175 Yantai University (YTU), China 4.21 7.37 35 68.9%
176 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 10.30 7.29 30 -31.8%
177 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.81 6.92 20 75.2%
178 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 6.95 6.88 30 -4.5%
179 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.77 6.84 27 38.2%
180 Jining University (JNXY), China 3.38 6.77 8 93.2%
181 Chengdu University (CDU), China 6.80 6.44 16 -8.7%
182 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 3.88 6.27 19 55.8%
183 Guizhou University (GZU), China 13.47 6.25 13 -55.3%
184 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 4.78 6.18 20 24.9%
185 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 6.19 6.15 47 -4.2%
186 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 4.90 6.12 18 20.4%
187 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.23 6.03 27 80.1%
188 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 2.42 5.91 20 135.7%
189 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.85 5.88 31 -3.1%
190 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 2.64 5.87 20 114.3%
191 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.56 5.82 31 258.9%
192 Anyang Normal University, China 6.05 5.80 11 -7.5%
193 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 11.55 5.80 20 -51.5%
194 Jianghan University, China 4.13 5.79 31 35.1%
195 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.95 5.72 18 -7.3%
196 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 7.46 5.54 22 -28.3%
197 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.79 5.53 27 -7.9%
198 Fujian Medical University, China 10.70 5.53 18 -50.2%
199 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 2.33 5.50 23 127.2%
200 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.17 5.48 14 66.8%
201 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 5.04 5.41 16 3.7%
202 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 9.12 5.41 23 -42.9%
203 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 2.16 5.31 11 136.8%
204 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.79 5.30 19 34.7%
205 Chang'an University, China 2.27 5.20 18 120.6%
206 Anhui University of Technology, China 4.69 5.19 11 6.7%
207 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 3.25 5.03 17 49.5%
208 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 5.01 4.99 15 -4.1%
209 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 5.31 4.89 26 -11.2%
210 Hebei Normal University, China 6.34 4.85 23 -26.2%
211 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 1.60 4.83 13 191.0%
212 Tiangong University (TGU), China 6.92 4.78 17 -33.4%
213 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 1.99 4.77 20 131.2%
214 Shandong University of Technology, China 4.64 4.70 16 -2.4%
215 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 9.29 4.61 8 -52.2%
216 University of South China (USC), China 3.35 4.54 31 30.8%
217 Liaoning Shihua University, China 1.72 4.40 8 147.0%
218 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 2.38 4.38 18 77.5%
219 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.33 4.36 8 26.2%
220 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.86 4.33 13 46.0%
221 Luoyang Normal University, China 6.45 4.31 14 -35.5%
222 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.75 4.31 7 453.5%
223 North University of China (NUC), China 4.44 4.30 11 -6.7%
224 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 1.73 4.17 15 132.3%
225 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 1.80 4.13 9 120.8%
226 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 5.56 4.05 18 -29.8%
227 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 3.40 4.03 16 14.2%
228 China Medical University (CMU), China 5.82 3.88 28 -35.7%
229 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 3.13 3.80 6 16.9%
230 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 9.78 3.69 15 -63.6%
231 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 1.08 3.59 12 219.7%
232 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 1.49 3.56 15 131.2%
233 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 2.20 3.56 5 56.2%
234 Jiaxing University, China 4.92 3.52 14 -31.0%
235 Bohai University (BU), China 1.25 3.48 5 168.7%
236 Huzhou University, China 1.92 3.46 25 74.1%
237 Huaibei Normal University, China 6.48 3.45 7 -48.7%
238 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 2.85 3.43 16 16.1%
239 Ningxia University (NXU), China 1.38 3.38 8 136.6%
240 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 2.20 3.36 19 47.6%
241 Guangxi Medical University, China 0.90 3.34 22 259.1%
242 Nanyang Normal University, China 5.57 3.28 10 -43.3%
243 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 2.40 3.21 10 28.8%
244 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 3.11 3.17 9 -1.7%
245 Wuhan Textile University, China 0.51 3.16 7 492.2%
246 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 1.57 3.12 13 91.0%
247 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 3.49 3.07 17 -15.3%
248 Shenyang Normal University, China 0.61 2.97 5 366.6%
249 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.77 2.95 11 61.1%
250 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 5.10 2.92 7 -44.8%
251 Army Engineering University, China 0.79 2.88 7 250.6%
252 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 3.27 2.86 11 -15.7%
253 Baise University, China 0.25 2.86 3 1,002.0%
254 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 6.58 2.83 15 -58.5%
255 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 1.33 2.80 7 103.0%
256 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 2.72 2.78 15 -1.1%
257 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 3.17 2.75 12 -16.2%
258 Harbin Normal University (HRBNU), China 1.59 2.75 11 66.6%
259 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 1.91 2.73 17 37.9%
260 Chongqing University of Technology, China 3.71 2.70 7 -30.0%
261 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.48 2.68 10 4.3%
262 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 2.54 2.60 12 -1.4%
263 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 1.86 2.59 10 34.4%
264 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 0.44 2.55 5 453.2%
265 Dalian Maritime University, China 2.78 2.47 10 -14.3%
266 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 1.48 2.46 13 60.3%
267 Linyi University (LYU), China 5.90 2.45 14 -59.9%
268 Guilin Medical University, China 0.06 2.33 11 3,494.6%
269 Juangsu Ocean University (JOU), China 2.47 2.30 5 -10.0%
270 Shangqiu Normal University (SQNU), China 1.39 2.30 10 59.7%
271 Henan Agricultural University, China 1.55 2.28 12 41.9%
272 Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT), China 0.92 2.26 6 138.1%
273 Shanxi Datong University (SXDU), China 0.85 2.26 7 154.7%
274 Jilin Normal University (JLNU), China 2.23 2.24 7 -3.2%
275 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 4.44 2.22 16 -51.8%
276 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 2.37 2.18 7 -11.5%
277 Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, China 1.00 2.16 4 108.1%
278 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 1.62 2.08 11 24.4%
279 Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), China 0.12 2.07 7 1,503.2%
280 Anyang Institute of Technology, China 1.00 2.05 5 98.4%
281 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 2.29 2.02 12 -14.9%
282 East China Jiaotong University, China 1.76 2.02 4 10.7%
283 Southwest Minzu University, China 1.07 2.00 6 80.8%
284 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 0.47 1.98 7 309.2%
285 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 0.42 1.95 9 344.9%
286 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 1.80 1.91 11 2.8%
287 Qiqihar University, China 0.67 1.89 2 173.2%
288 Minjiang University (MJU), China 0.75 1.87 15 142.1%
289 Liaoning University (LNU), China 10.22 1.87 21 -82.3%
290 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 4.27 1.85 13 -58.2%
291 Guizhou Medical University, China 2.61 1.79 6 -33.9%
292 Xihua University (XHU), China 1.55 1.77 4 9.9%
293 Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), China 0.61 1.76 6 176.6%
294 Binzhou Medical University, China 1.47 1.75 11 14.9%
295 Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), China 0.10 1.74 4 1,578.9%
296 Dezhou University (DZU), China 0.92 1.74 7 83.0%
297 Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China 3.60 1.71 5 -54.2%
298 Hainan Medical University, China 1.09 1.67 12 48.6%
299 Shaoxing University, China 4.09 1.66 10 -60.9%
300 Hebei Geo University, China 0.10 1.65 6 1,487.6%
301 Nanning Normal University, China 1.19 1.63 5 32.6%
302 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 2.40 1.61 6 -35.2%
303 Guangdong Medical University (GDMU), China 0.37 1.61 10 321.2%
304 Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences (SUES), China 3.18 1.59 6 -51.8%
305 Anhui Science and Technology University (ASTU), China 0.13 1.57 5 1,111.7%
306 Dalian Nationalities University, China 1.33 1.56 6 13.2%
307 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 1.99 1.55 5 -24.8%
308 Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN), China 0.30 1.53 4 392.8%
309 Chuzhou University, China 1.89 1.53 2 -22.2%
310 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 2.64 1.50 23 -45.3%
311 Yancheng Teachers University, China 0.20 1.49 5 620.1%
312 Hainan Normal University, China 0.71 1.49 9 103.4%
313 Tianjin University of Commerce, China 1.48 6 N/A
314 Chongqing Jiaotong University, China 0.17 1.47 7 751.7%
315 Ludong University, China 1.73 1.46 10 -18.8%
316 Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS), China 0.92 1.44 13 50.4%
317 Xi'an Polytechnic University, China 0.62 1.42 5 119.8%
318 North Minzu University (NMU), China 2.10 1.40 2 -35.7%
319 Gannan Medical University, China 1.05 1.39 6 28.0%
320 Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University (JXSTNU), China 2.08 1.39 6 -35.5%
321 Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), China 1.52 1.37 5 -12.9%
322 Zhoukou Normal University (ZKNU), China 0.09 1.36 8 1,425.3%
323 Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities, China 0.43 1.36 3 207.5%
324 Dalian Jiaotong University, China 1.36 4 N/A
325 Anhui Polytechnic University (AUTS), China 0.07 1.35 5 1,718.4%
326 Foshan University (FOSU), China 2.49 1.31 13 -49.4%
327 Fuyang Normal University, China 1.23 1.30 5 2.1%
328 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 1.65 1.28 10 -25.4%
329 Yanbian University (YBU), China 0.80 1.25 5 50.3%
330 Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai (HITW), China 0.92 1.25 4 31.8%
331 Xi'an Technological University (XATU), China 0.11 1.25 6 982.2%
332 Quanzhou Normal University, China 0.08 1.24 4 1,336.7%
333 Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE), China 1.40 1.24 5 -14.9%
334 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 3.53 1.21 19 -67.1%
335 Yichun University, China 0.24 1.18 4 382.4%
336 Shaanxi University of Technology, China 1.17 4 N/A
337 Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU), China 1.08 1.14 3 2.4%
338 Yulin Normal University (YLU), China 0.14 1.14 4 671.4%
339 Yan'an University, China 1.27 1.13 6 -14.2%
340 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.63 1.13 9 74.0%
341 Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT), China 0.95 1.13 11 13.9%
342 Henan University of Technology (HAUT), China 2.44 1.11 5 -56.0%
343 Shenyang Aerospace University, China 1.09 3 N/A
344 Minnan Normal University, China 3.06 1.09 6 -65.8%
345 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 2.06 1.08 11 -49.4%
346 Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 3.89 1.08 7 -73.3%
347 Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, China 0.05 1.07 3 2,135.7%
348 Guizhou Education University (GZEU), China 1.07 1.04 5 -6.4%
349 Chongqing University of Education (CQUE), China 1.01 3 N/A
350 Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), China 0.14 1.00 1 575.0%
350 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 2.69 1.00 1 -64.1%
351 Jililn Jianzhu University (JLJU), China 1.18 0.99 7 -18.7%
352 Qingdao University of Technology (QUT), China 1.05 0.99 6 -9.2%
353 Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), China 0.74 0.99 8 28.3%
354 Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), China 0.38 0.99 6 151.6%
355 Taishan University (TSU), China 0.25 0.97 2 272.8%
356 Henan Institute of Science and Technology (HIST), China 0.29 0.96 3 218.8%
357 Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT), China 1.10 0.96 3 -16.2%
358 Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), China 0.48 0.95 5 91.8%
359 Anqing Normal University, China 0.17 0.93 3 440.0%
360 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 1.43 0.93 6 -37.4%
361 Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU), China 0.10 0.92 5 791.2%
362 Kunming University, China 0.04 0.91 2 2,264.8%
363 Minzu University of China (MUC), China 3.24 0.90 8 -73.2%
364 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 3.03 0.89 2 -71.6%
365 Tibet University, China 0.86 0.87 7 -1.8%
366 Xuchang University, China 1.35 0.87 2 -37.8%
367 Northeast Petroleum University, China 0.39 0.85 6 112.2%
368 Qinghai University, China 1.41 0.85 6 -41.8%
369 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 1.55 0.84 4 -48.0%
370 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.34 0.83 8 135.3%
371 Ningbo University of Technology, China 1.26 0.82 3 -36.8%
372 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 2.79 0.81 6 -71.9%
373 Pingxiang University, China 0.43 0.80 3 78.0%
374 Xinzhou Teachers University, China 0.80 3 N/A
375 Henan University of Engineering, China 0.09 0.79 3 788.9%
376 Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China 1.58 0.77 6 -53.1%
377 Hunan University of Technology and Business (HNUC), China 0.77 3 N/A
378 Guizhou Normal University (GZNU), China 1.28 0.76 6 -42.7%
379 Computational Science and Applied Research Institute (CSAR), China 0.75 10 N/A
380 Jimei University, China 0.82 0.75 5 -11.4%
381 Taiyuan University of Science and Technology (TYUST), China 0.75 1 N/A
382 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.53 0.72 3 30.1%
383 Hubei University of Arts and Science, China 0.42 0.72 9 65.9%
384 Hebei University of Engineering (HBUE), China 0.35 0.71 5 96.2%
385 Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST), China 0.48 0.71 9 43.2%
386 QuZhou University, China 0.71 2 N/A
387 Chengdu Technological University (CDTU), China 0.70 2 N/A
388 Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JUTCM), China 0.35 0.68 7 87.4%
389 Dalian University, China 0.25 0.67 2 161.9%
390 Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST), China 2.36 0.67 5 -72.7%
391 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 1.37 0.67 7 -53.2%
392 Shandong Jianzhu University, China 0.59 0.66 5 7.3%
393 Jiangxi Agricultural University (JXAU), China 1.58 0.66 6 -59.9%
394 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.69 0.65 5 -10.1%
395 Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.06 0.63 2 864.2%
396 Xuzhou University of Technology, China 0.62 3 N/A
397 Fujian University of Technology (FJUT), China 1.33 0.60 4 -56.2%
398 Jiujiang University, China 0.75 0.60 1 -22.6%
398 Xinjiang Normal University, China 0.96 0.60 2 -39.9%
398 Jiangxi University of Finance and Economy (JUFE), China 0.60 1 N/A
398 Weifang University, China 1.31 0.60 1 -55.7%
399 Shanxi Agricultural University (SXAU), China 0.59 4 N/A
400 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), China 1.00 0.58 4 -44.3%
401 Hunan Institute of Engineering (HIE), China 0.58 0.57 2 -5.6%
402 Qinghai Normal University, China 0.01 0.57 6 4,808.3%
403 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 1.10 0.56 2 -50.5%
404 Shenyang University of Technology (SUT), China 0.56 3 N/A
405 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 1.27 0.56 4 -57.8%
406 Yunnan University of Finance and Economics (YUFE), China 0.52 3 N/A
407 Hunan Institute of Technology (HNIT), China 1.00 0.50 1 -51.8%
407 Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China 1.39 0.50 2 -65.3%
407 Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), China 0.50 1 N/A
408 Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University (NJXZC), China 1.33 0.50 5 -63.9%
409 Jinling Institute of Technology (JIT), China 0.80 0.45 3 -46.2%
410 Shijiazhuang University, China 0.44 3 N/A
411 Huizhou University, China 0.43 3 N/A
412 Jiangsu University of Technology (JSUT), China 0.64 0.43 2 -34.5%
413 Shandong University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SDUTCM), China 0.04 0.43 5 977.6%
414 Lanzhou City University (LZCU), China 0.43 4 N/A
415 Beibu Gulf University, China 0.07 0.43 1 478.5%
416 Hubei University for Nationalities (HUN), China 0.43 4 N/A
417 Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power (ZJWEU), China 0.39 0.42 4 4.1%
418 Zhengzhou Normal University, China 0.42 1 N/A
419 North Sichuan Medical College, China 0.78 0.41 4 -49.2%
420 Anhui Jianzhu University (AHJZU), China 1.37 0.41 3 -71.0%
421 Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (XUPT), China 0.60 0.40 3 -35.4%
422 Hubei University of Automotive Technology (HUAT), China 0.17 0.40 4 132.1%
423 Changzhi University, China 0.13 0.39 2 203.0%
424 Liaoning Technical University (LNTU), China 0.22 0.39 2 69.4%
425 Chongqing Medical and Pharmaceutical College, China 0.38 3 N/A
426 Hubei University of Science and Technology (HBUST), China 0.38 2 N/A
427 Chongqing University of Science and Technology (CQUST), China 0.20 0.38 3 82.2%
428 Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology (IMUST), China 0.25 0.38 3 42.5%
429 Shandong Jiaotong University (SDJTU), China 0.14 0.38 2 153.1%
429 Fujian Jiangxia University, China 0.24 0.38 2 53.1%
430 Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), China 1.10 0.37 4 -67.5%
431 Mianyang Normal University, China 0.14 0.37 3 148.9%
432 Hunan University of Technology, China 2.17 0.37 3 -83.6%
433 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China 0.45 0.37 2 -20.8%
434 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.69 0.37 3 -49.2%
435 Heze University, China 1.00 0.36 4 -65.0%
436 Xinjiang Agricultural University (XJAU), China 0.36 1 N/A
437 Zhongkai University of Agriculture and Engineering (ZKAE), China 0.18 0.35 3 92.1%
438 Taiyuan Normal University, China 0.35 3 N/A
439 Zunyi Normal College (ZYNC), China 0.08 0.33 1 317.8%
439 Qilu Normal University (QLNU), China 0.36 0.33 1 -11.8%
439 Changzhou Institute of Mechatronic Technology, China 0.33 1 N/A
439 Qujing Normal University, China 0.33 1 N/A
439 Yango University, China 0.33 1 N/A
439 Hunan University of Humanities, Science and Technology (HUHST), China 0.33 1 N/A
440 Zhejiang Ocean University (ZOU), China 0.10 0.33 3 215.2%
441 Zhengzhou Institute of Technology (ZZUT), China 0.08 0.32 2 275.0%
442 Nanjing University of Finance and Economics (NUFE), China 0.31 2 N/A
442 Guiyang University (GYU), China 0.31 2 N/A
443 Jinggangshan University (JGSU), China 0.64 0.31 4 -53.2%
444 Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology (LIT), China 2.42 0.31 2 -87.8%
445 Yangling Vocational and Technical College, China 0.30 2 N/A
446 Hubei Engineering University (HBEU), China 0.72 0.29 2 -60.8%
447 Gansu Agricultural University, China 0.27 0.29 3 2.9%
447 University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), China 0.29 1 N/A
448 Guangdong University of Education, China 0.03 0.28 2 883.5%
448 Wuyi University (WYU), China 0.28 2 N/A
449 Hefei Normal University, China 0.17 0.28 5 62.2%
450 Shenzhen Institute of Information Technology, China 0.09 0.28 2 194.6%
451 Xi’an Medical University, China 0.62 0.28 3 -56.8%
452 Hezhou University, China 0.24 0.27 2 9.4%
453 Gansu Province Environmental Monitoring Center, China 0.27 2 N/A
454 Suzhou University, China 0.26 2 N/A
455 Yibin University, China 0.54 0.25 3 -54.3%
456 Inner Mongolia Medical University (IMMU), China 0.04 0.25 1 513.0%
456 Chaohu University, China 0.10 0.25 1 141.1%
456 Harbin University, China 0.25 1 N/A
456 East University of Heilongjiang, China 0.25 1 N/A
456 Wuchang University of Technology, China 0.25 1 N/A
456 Tanggu No. 1 High School, China 0.25 1 N/A
457 Jining Medical University, China 0.15 0.25 3 62.5%
458 Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE), China 0.24 2 N/A
459 Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, China 0.40 0.24 3 -40.9%
460 Zaozhuang College, China 0.44 0.23 2 -48.5%
461 Weifang Medical University (WFMU), China 3.09 0.23 3 -92.8%
462 Dalian Polytechnic University, China 0.34 0.23 3 -33.8%
463 Xijing University, China 0.25 0.23 2 -12.9%
464 Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU), China 0.87 0.23 2 -74.5%
465 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 2.67 0.23 2 -91.8%
466 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), China 0.38 0.22 2 -44.0%
467 Jilin Agricultural University, China 0.19 0.22 3 11.4%
468 Guizhou University of Finance and Economis (GUFE), China 0.50 0.21 1 -58.7%
469 Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS), China 0.84 0.21 4 -75.5%
470 Jilin Medical College, China 0.20 0.20 2 -2.4%
471 Shandong Management University (SDMU), China 0.01 0.20 1 1,654.9%
471 Chizhou University, China 0.10 0.20 1 92.8%
471 Jiamusi University, China 0.16 0.20 1 20.0%
471 Baoding University, China 0.29 0.20 1 -32.5%
471 Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (GDUFE), China 0.42 0.20 1 -53.7%
471 Hangzhou No. 14 High School, China 0.20 1 N/A
471 Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics (ZUA), China 0.20 1 N/A
471 Kaili University, China 0.20 1 N/A
471 Ningbo University of Finance and Economics, China 0.20 1 N/A
471 Nantong Institute of Technology (NTIT), China 0.20 1 N/A

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