2021 tables: Institutions - academic

Table criteria

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

2020 Institution Share 2019 Share 2020
1 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 431.41 461.85
2 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 456.35 448.50
3 Peking University (PKU), China 438.30 446.11
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 408.57 425.66
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 426.56 417.89
6 Tsinghua University, China 429.01 394.09
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 330.20 342.07
8 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 253.73 300.27
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 244.55 295.15
10 Fudan University, China 271.65 291.18
11 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 260.16 269.22
12 Kyoto University, Japan 252.11 267.94
13 Nankai University (NKU), China 244.90 230.53
14 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 128.09 221.61
15 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 231.95 221.41
16 Sichuan University (SCU), China 223.78 220.61
17 Wuhan University (WHU), China 217.16 208.92
18 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 168.34 199.80
19 Soochow University, China 229.36 197.13
20 Xiamen University (XMU), China 182.90 195.41
21 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 151.84 189.28
22 Osaka University, Japan 182.59 185.04
23 Jilin University (JLU), China 161.88 180.65
24 Tianjin University (TJU), China 157.12 173.64
25 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 195.02 171.84
26 Tohoku University, Japan 142.55 162.21
27 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 116.36 160.78
28 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 133.32 155.01
29 Nagoya University, Japan 112.83 147.44
30 Hunan University (HNU), China 144.25 140.66
31 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 116.93 140.07
32 Shandong University (SDU), China 122.11 135.80
33 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 149.51 134.95
34 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 108.72 130.25
35 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 120.74 127.97
36 Tongji University, China 110.20 127.16
37 Monash University, Australia 131.79 125.43
38 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 120.55 125.36
39 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 115.86 124.72
40 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 122.99 123.26
41 Hokkaido University, Japan 111.33 113.26
42 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 119.42 113.14
43 Kyushu University, Japan 100.61 111.36
44 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 102.52 110.75
45 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 117.86 108.76
46 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 80.58 103.38
47 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 72.51 99.06
48 Yonsei University, South Korea 88.08 96.57
49 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 90.21 94.91
50 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 108.53 93.80
51 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 67.21 93.41
52 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 105.83 92.81
53 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 90.90 92.57
54 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 81.99 90.72
55 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 84.80 90.69
56 Central South University (CSU), China 87.64 88.77
57 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 104.58 87.71
58 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 86.39 84.94
59 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 77.74 84.13
60 Southeast University (SEU), China 81.26 83.88
61 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 87.23 78.79
62 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 84.82 76.97
63 Southwest University (SWU), China 78.21 76.68
64 Beihang University (BUAA), China 90.07 76.54
65 Jinan University (JNU), China 66.02 75.97
66 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 65.43 75.31
67 Chongqing University (CQU), China 59.18 74.92
68 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.45 74.72
69 Korea University, South Korea 65.29 74.56
70 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 86.95 73.37
71 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 66.98 72.58
72 ShanghaiTech University, China 53.00 70.41
73 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 63.92 64.11
74 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 90.26 60.23
75 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 54.46 59.74
76 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 49.36 58.24
77 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 41.77 58.02
78 Northwest University (NWU), China 54.93 55.76
79 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 53.51 55.58
80 Shanghai University (SHU), China 60.39 54.63
81 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 56.83 53.48
82 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 45.96 52.35
83 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.41 52.05
84 University of Tsukuba, Japan 54.92 50.62
85 Keio University, Japan 43.65 49.69
86 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 32.00 48.84
87 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 48.85 48.71
88 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 58.03 48.31
89 Henan University (HENU), China 45.77 48.27
90 Donghua University (DHU), China 42.70 46.96
91 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 49.71 46.83
92 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 41.84 45.98
93 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 25.03 45.77
94 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 42.88 44.96
95 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 55.08 43.88
96 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.04 43.59
97 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.52 43.59
98 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 51.50 43.56
99 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 53.23 43.08
100 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 35.88 42.05
101 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 25.66 41.79
102 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 39.90 41.21
103 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 49.82 40.92
104 Nanchang University (NCU), China 40.74 40.58
105 Shanxi University (SXU), China 28.72 40.48
106 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 45.65 40.31
107 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 37.60 39.78
108 Jiangnan University, China 36.18 39.67
109 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 26.73 37.32
110 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 21.14 37.30
111 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 41.85 36.72
112 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 32.75 36.63
113 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 42.74 36.56
114 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 28.90 35.85
115 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 24.40 35.67
116 Northeastern University (NEU), China 25.67 35.64
117 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 30.02 35.52
118 Okayama University, Japan 41.25 35.01
119 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 17.54 33.56
120 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 30.44 33.36
121 Henan Normal University, China 48.80 33.30
122 Kobe University, Japan 21.63 33.23
123 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 34.52 32.61
124 Ningbo University (NBU), China 17.06 32.49
125 Curtin University, Australia 35.93 32.48
126 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 21.93 32.15
127 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 25.40 31.87
128 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 29.12 31.76
129 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 27.81 31.41
130 Waseda University, Japan 25.63 31.07
131 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.87 30.57
132 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 24.17 30.48
133 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 32.83 30.41
134 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 34.69 30.10
135 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 25.53 30.04
136 Yunnan University (YNU), China 24.19 29.94
137 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 27.14 29.47
138 Chiba University, Japan 21.27 29.10
139 Macquarie University, Australia 29.09 29.01
140 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 24.49 28.55
141 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 14.29 28.38
142 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 34.48 28.11
143 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 25.10 28.10
144 Hebei University (HBU), China 16.82 27.97
145 University of Otago, New Zealand 32.88 27.59
146 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 42.62 27.06
147 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 21.66 26.93
148 Qingdao University (QU), China 30.16 26.39
149 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.99 26.24
150 University of Jinan (UJN), China 44.96 26.20
151 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 25.70 25.67
152 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 20.94 25.37
153 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 21.74 25.30
154 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 21.99 25.01
155 Changzhou University (CZU), China 34.60 24.97
156 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 38.15 24.59
157 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 17.11 24.45
158 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 19.45 24.01
159 Army Medical University, China 21.64 23.42
160 Guangzhou University (GU), China 14.02 23.22
161 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 27.15 23.13
162 Griffith University, Australia 23.70 23.00
163 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 23.76 22.80
164 Hohai University (HHU), China 9.97 22.71
165 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 29.87 22.16
166 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 20.88 22.13
167 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 16.06 22.09
168 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 10.63 22.04
169 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 24.32 21.79
170 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 25.20 21.54
171 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 15.50 21.40
172 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 18.64 21.12
173 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.08 20.96
174 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 25.08 20.91
175 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 22.85 20.55
176 University of Macau (UM), China 15.33 20.29
177 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 21.89 19.91
178 Capital Medical University, China 12.28 19.89
179 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 25.80 19.83
180 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 23.08 19.66
181 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 15.84 19.65
182 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 16.73 19.43
183 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 16.04 19.40
184 Wuyi University, China 10.60 19.33
185 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 16.91 19.15
186 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 17.12 18.98
187 Westlake University, China 6.95 18.41
188 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 20.12 18.29
189 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.15 18.26
190 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 19.25 18.18
191 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 18.18 18.05
192 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.36 17.52
193 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.29 17.47
194 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 14.51 17.44
195 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.43 17.41
196 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 11.52 17.34
197 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 17.18 17.08
198 Nantong University (NTU), China 12.31 16.90
199 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.68 16.87
200 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 8.81 16.72
201 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 16.82 16.60
202 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 17.97 16.48
203 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 25.21 15.99
204 Deakin University, Australia 13.00 15.75
205 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 12.64 15.46
206 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 10.85 15.28
207 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 12.35 15.03
208 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 14.26 14.99
209 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 21.07 14.95
210 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 15.35 14.94
211 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 11.92 14.93
212 Xidian University, China 14.68 14.85
213 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 15.62 14.77
214 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 15.65 14.62
215 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 12.57 14.60
216 Yanshan University (YSU), China 14.08 14.33
217 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 17.59 14.23
218 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 18.24 14.23
219 Sogang University, South Korea 12.59 14.11
220 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 19.12 14.01
221 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 10.24 13.85
222 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 12.80 13.74
223 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 9.79 13.73
224 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 9.61 13.72
225 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.34 13.59
226 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 14.99 13.57
227 Hainan University (HU), China 11.43 13.53
228 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 16.64 13.13
229 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 14.32 13.13
230 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 9.85 12.99
231 Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand 8.76 12.88
232 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 12.79 12.70
233 Chonnam National University, South Korea 16.36 12.60
234 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 7.58 12.39
235 Taizhou University (TZU), China 5.76 12.38
236 Guangxi University (GXU), China 6.71 12.29
237 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 10.36 12.24
238 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 10.85 12.21
239 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.71 12.19
240 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 19.13 12.09
241 Gifu University, Japan 14.32 12.06
242 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 10.59 12.05
243 Shantou University (STU), China 9.27 12.03
244 Inner Mongolia University, China 10.02 12.00
245 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 12.89 11.91
246 University of Delhi (DU), India 14.84 11.71
247 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 13.37 11.56
248 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 13.78 11.53
249 Yamagata University, Japan 9.64 11.49
250 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 14.76 11.43
251 Fourth Military Medical University (FMMU), China 8.74 11.32
252 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 4.84 11.29
253 Ehime University, Japan 13.78 11.27
254 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 3.48 11.20
255 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 14.45 11.09
256 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 9.82 11.00
257 Niigata University, Japan 7.36 10.82
258 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 5.86 10.74
259 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 10.24 10.70
260 Second Military Medical University (SMMU), China 11.71 10.47
261 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 9.85 10.30
262 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 11.14 10.29
263 La Trobe University, Australia 12.74 10.28
264 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 4.45 10.27
265 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 17.20 10.21
266 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 7.26 10.20
267 Jadavpur University (JU), India 13.37 10.18
268 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 5.04 10.06
269 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 7.28 9.91
270 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 3.69 9.87
271 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.28 9.87
272 University of Calcutta (CU), India 5.24 9.80
273 Sejong University, South Korea 12.61 9.79
274 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 9.85 9.78
275 Konkuk University, South Korea 10.61 9.55
276 Kangwon National University, South Korea 6.24 9.45
277 Sichuan Normal University, China 5.58 9.45
278 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 14.72 9.22
279 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 13.43 9.14
280 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.46 9.11
281 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 9.01 9.04
282 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 8.08 8.90
283 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 4.38 8.89
284 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 14.76 8.77
285 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.06 8.74
286 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.27 8.71
287 Massey University, New Zealand 9.83 8.69
288 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 5.60 8.68
289 Gunma University, Japan 6.51 8.57
290 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 4.66 8.57
291 Inha University, South Korea 12.29 8.51
292 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 4.70 8.51
293 Tokushima University, Japan 11.60 8.47
294 Nagasaki University, Japan 4.01 8.44
295 Shizuoka University, Japan 10.23 8.38
296 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 4.75 8.22
297 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 5.94 8.16
298 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 9.41 8.10
299 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 8.33 8.07
300 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 8.57 7.96
301 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 8.17 7.91
302 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.92 7.90
303 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 10.02 7.89
304 Nagoya City University, Japan 8.83 7.78
305 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 6.02 7.73
306 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 5.49 7.70
307 Kindai University, Japan 6.92 7.69
308 Flinders University, Australia 5.23 7.67
309 Yamaguchi University, Japan 3.88 7.65
310 Western Sydney University, Australia 4.69 7.62
311 Saitama University, Japan 6.89 7.62
312 University of Shizuoka, Japan 6.21 7.54
313 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 3.77 7.50
314 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 8.48 7.41
315 Yantai University (YTU), China 4.21 7.37
316 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 10.30 7.29
317 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 9.22 7.25
318 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 9.64 7.05
319 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.37 6.95
320 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.81 6.92
321 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 6.95 6.88
322 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 6.14 6.88
323 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.77 6.84
324 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 6.66 6.80
325 Nihon University, Japan 5.57 6.79
326 Shimane University, Japan 3.56 6.79
327 Jining University (JNXY), China 3.38 6.77
328 Phenikaa University, Vietnam 1.48 6.76
329 Chuo University, Japan 4.70 6.68
330 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 10.53 6.66
331 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 9.77 6.48
332 Chengdu University (CDU), China 6.80 6.44
333 Visva-Bharati University, India 5.25 6.37
334 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 3.88 6.27
335 Guizhou University (GZU), China 13.47 6.25
336 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.88 6.20
337 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 4.78 6.18
338 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 6.19 6.15
339 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 4.90 6.12
340 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 13.37 6.10
341 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 10.10 6.07
342 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.23 6.03
343 Ibaraki University, Japan 3.89 5.92
344 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 2.42 5.91
345 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.85 5.88
346 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 2.64 5.87
347 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 4.81 5.83
348 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.56 5.82
349 Anyang Normal University, China 6.05 5.80
350 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 11.55 5.80
351 Toho University, Japan 3.82 5.79
352 Jianghan University, China 4.13 5.79
353 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.53 5.73
354 Juntendo University, Japan 4.40 5.72
355 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 6.23 5.72
356 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.95 5.72
357 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.41 5.72
358 Dongguk University, South Korea 9.29 5.59
359 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 7.46 5.54
360 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.79 5.53
361 Fujian Medical University, China 10.70 5.53
362 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 2.33 5.50
363 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.17 5.48
364 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 5.04 5.41
365 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 9.12 5.41
366 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.34 5.40
367 Hirosaki University, Japan 4.00 5.39
368 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 2.16 5.31
369 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.79 5.30
370 Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), Vietnam 1.16 5.21
371 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 7.53 5.21
372 Chang'an University, China 2.27 5.20
373 Anhui University of Technology, China 4.69 5.19
374 Doshisha University, Japan 3.77 5.17
375 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 6.63 5.16
376 University of Toyama, Japan 9.36 5.13
377 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.22 5.05
378 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 3.25 5.03
379 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 5.01 4.99
380 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 5.31 4.89
381 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 5.86 4.87
382 Hebei Normal University, China 6.34 4.85
383 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 1.60 4.83
384 Tiangong University (TGU), China 6.92 4.78
385 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 1.99 4.77
386 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 1.47 4.77
387 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.16 4.77
388 Meiji University, Japan 3.47 4.72
389 Kochi University, Japan 4.13 4.72
390 Shandong University of Technology, China 4.64 4.70
391 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 9.29 4.61
392 University of South China (USC), China 3.35 4.54
393 Liaoning Shihua University, China 1.72 4.40
394 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 2.38 4.38
395 Tottori University, Japan 2.39 4.37
396 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.33 4.36
397 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 3.11 4.35
398 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.86 4.33
399 Luoyang Normal University, China 6.45 4.31
400 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.75 4.31
401 North University of China (NUC), China 4.44 4.30
402 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 5.14 4.29
403 Chang Gung University (CGU), Taiwan 2.94 4.28
404 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 5.90 4.23
405 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.41 4.23
406 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 7.75 4.19
407 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 1.73 4.17
408 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 1.21 4.17
409 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 4.89 4.13
410 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 1.80 4.13
411 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.46 4.09
412 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 3.63 4.09
413 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 5.56 4.05
414 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 3.40 4.03
415 Kansai University, Japan 2.24 4.00
416 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.27 3.89
417 China Medical University (CMU), China 5.82 3.88
418 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 4.27 3.85
419 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 4.24 3.83
420 Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University), Varanasi (IIT BHU), India 1.58 3.82
421 Siksha O Anusandhan University (SOA), India 4.83 3.80
422 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 3.13 3.80
423 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 5.13 3.73
424 Jeju National University, South Korea 1.51 3.71
425 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 9.78 3.69
426 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 4.13 3.68
427 Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), Japan 4.16 3.67
428 University of the Ryukyus, Japan 3.05 3.60
429 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 1.08 3.59
430 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 1.49 3.56
431 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 2.20 3.56
432 Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE), India 2.30 3.54
433 Nara Women's University (NWU), Japan 3.81 3.54
434 Jiaxing University, China 4.92 3.52
435 Bohai University (BU), China 1.25 3.48
436 Huzhou University, China 1.92 3.46
437 Cotton University, India 0.13 3.45
438 Huaibei Normal University, China 6.48 3.45
439 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 2.85 3.43
440 Kyushu Institute of Technology (Kyutech), Japan 4.98 3.41
441 Ningxia University (NXU), China 1.38 3.38
442 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 2.20 3.36
443 Guangxi Medical University, China 0.90 3.34
444 Panjab University (PU), India 2.86 3.33
445 Nanyang Normal University, China 5.57 3.28
446 Mie University, Japan 4.35 3.24
447 Tokyo Gakugei University (TGU), Japan 1.22 3.21
448 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 2.40 3.21
449 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 3.11 3.17
450 Hongik University, South Korea 1.09 3.17
451 Wuhan Textile University, China 0.51 3.16
452 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 1.57 3.12
453 Konan University, Japan 2.05 3.08
454 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 3.49 3.07
455 Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI), India 2.22 3.06
456 Indian Institute of Technology Patna (IIT Patna), India 3.33 3.01
457 Osaka Medical College, Japan 1.15 3.01
458 Chennai Mathematical Institute (CMI), India 3.51 3.00
459 Indian Institute of Technology Bhubaneswar (IIT-BBS), India 1.20 3.00
460 Shenyang Normal University, China 0.61 2.97
461 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.77 2.95
462 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 5.10 2.92
463 Soongsil University, South Korea 3.66 2.92
464 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 3.34 2.90
465 Army Engineering University, China 0.79 2.88
466 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 3.27 2.86
467 Baise University, China 0.25 2.86
468 Tokai University, Japan 2.83 2.85
469 Tokyo Medical University, Japan 1.13 2.85
470 Saga University, Japan 2.43 2.83
471 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 6.58 2.83
472 Kookmin University, South Korea 4.14 2.82
473 Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand 1.69 2.81
474 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 1.33 2.80
475 Central University of Rajasthan (CURAJ), India 1.71 2.79
476 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 2.89 2.79
477 Ton Duc Thang University (TDTU), Vietnam 0.16 2.79
478 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 2.72 2.78
479 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 3.17 2.75
480 Harbin Normal University (HRBNU), China 1.59 2.75
481 University of Madras, India 1.00 2.74
482 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 1.91 2.73
483 Chubu University, Japan 5.04 2.71
484 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 4.04 2.71
485 University of Burdwan, India 3.00 2.70
486 Hallym University, South Korea 3.10 2.70
487 Chongqing University of Technology, China 3.71 2.70
488 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.48 2.68
489 Nagaoka University of Technology (NUT), Japan 0.86 2.67
490 Khon Kaen University, Thailand 1.67 2.67
491 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 3.05 2.65
492 Tezpur University, India 5.49 2.60
493 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 2.54 2.60
494 Myongji University, South Korea 2.90 2.60
495 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 1.86 2.59
496 Akita University, Japan 2.06 2.58
497 Walailak University, Thailand 1.45 2.57
498 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 2.35 2.57
499 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 0.44 2.55
500 University of Yamanashi, Japan 5.84 2.53

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