2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 260.67 246.63 562 -5.6%
2 Nanjing University (NJU), China 230.51 215.50 410 -6.7%
3 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 202.25 195.34 1,066 -3.6%
4 Peking University (PKU), China 195.34 180.04 619 -8.0%
5 Tsinghua University, China 197.89 173.64 453 -12.4%
6 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 170.98 169.29 354 -1.2%
7 Nankai University (NKU), China 184.59 155.54 357 -15.9%
8 Sichuan University (SCU), China 172.75 153.90 222 -11.1%
9 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 122.38 142.49 311 16.2%
10 Jilin University (JLU), China 123.90 138.78 289 11.8%
11 Fudan University, China 131.88 138.23 295 4.6%
12 Soochow University, China 159.53 138.12 259 -13.6%
13 Xiamen University (XMU), China 143.42 128.09 243 -10.9%
14 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 79.10 124.46 279 57.0%
15 Wuhan University (WHU), China 128.80 120.79 207 -6.4%
16 Tianjin University (TJU), China 101.37 117.80 362 16.0%
17 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 132.96 114.03 232 -14.4%
18 Hunan University (HNU), China 109.79 101.74 188 -7.5%
19 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 100.20 96.79 163 -3.6%
20 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 81.09 85.68 181 5.4%
21 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 93.33 82.56 156 -11.7%
22 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 61.36 79.91 273 30.0%
23 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 86.26 75.96 193 -12.1%
24 Shandong University (SDU), China 73.94 71.57 182 -3.4%
25 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 89.62 70.86 183 -21.1%
26 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 77.32 70.67 150 -8.8%
27 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 61.88 63.96 100 3.1%
28 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 67.22 59.41 139 -11.8%
29 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 35.49 57.73 174 62.3%
30 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 62.59 57.49 135 -8.3%
31 Southwest University (SWU), China 63.38 55.60 69 -12.5%
32 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 73.59 55.45 130 -24.8%
33 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 61.22 53.61 129 -12.6%
34 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 44.62 53.06 89 18.7%
35 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 45.79 52.01 143 13.4%
36 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 39.74 51.28 123 28.8%
37 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 79.92 50.38 97 -37.1%
38 Southeast University (SEU), China 47.37 48.79 94 2.8%
39 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 42.62 48.40 153 13.3%
40 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 55.72 42.86 93 -23.2%
41 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 37.26 42.62 146 14.1%
42 ShanghaiTech University, China 31.18 41.33 142 32.3%
43 Northwest University (NWU), China 44.33 40.97 68 -7.8%
44 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 28.52 40.84 77 42.9%
45 Central South University (CSU), China 48.60 40.42 99 -17.0%
46 Chongqing University (CQU), China 38.21 38.64 83 0.9%
47 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 40.69 37.11 101 -9.0%
48 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 35.82 35.90 135 0.0%
49 Jinan University (JNU), China 30.38 35.37 72 16.2%
50 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 39.87 34.55 56 -13.5%
51 Henan University (HENU), China 33.45 33.32 65 -0.6%
52 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 41.03 33.12 66 -19.5%
53 Anhui University (AHU), China 22.89 32.16 76 40.2%
54 Shanghai University (SHU), China 38.55 32.15 79 -16.8%
55 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 16.42 30.03 46 82.5%
56 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 17.51 29.53 108 68.3%
57 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 37.01 29.31 48 -21.0%
58 Donghua University (DHU), China 23.18 28.63 59 23.2%
59 Tongji University, China 32.56 28.31 89 -13.2%
60 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 25.28 28.17 65 11.2%
61 Nanchang University (NCU), China 25.77 28.01 54 8.5%
62 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 26.90 27.45 62 1.8%
63 Beihang University (BUAA), China 40.70 26.67 93 -34.6%
64 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 13.84 25.69 62 85.2%
65 Jiangnan University, China 27.50 25.17 42 -8.7%
66 Ningbo University (NBU), China 10.24 25.04 55 144.1%
67 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 12.77 24.80 56 93.8%
68 Henan Normal University, China 40.37 24.78 51 -38.8%
69 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 34.24 24.75 46 -27.9%
70 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 25.93 24.43 50 -6.0%
71 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 19.10 24.32 51 27.0%
72 Shanxi University (SXU), China 19.51 24.05 60 23.0%
73 Northeastern University (NEU), China 22.10 23.72 34 7.1%
74 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 36.31 23.10 62 -36.5%
75 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 25.12 22.28 68 -11.5%
76 Changzhou University (CZU), China 33.27 22.14 39 -33.6%
77 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 22.85 21.56 33 -5.8%
78 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 21.35 21.49 82 0.5%
79 University of Jinan (UJN), China 39.65 21.15 35 -46.8%
80 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 24.12 19.71 36 -18.5%
81 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 11.02 19.14 36 73.3%
82 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 20.18 18.58 31 -8.1%
83 Yunnan University (YNU), China 15.72 18.53 36 17.6%
84 Wuyi University, China 8.31 18.20 50 118.6%
85 Qingdao University (QU), China 21.69 17.00 45 -21.8%
86 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 12.38 16.29 24 31.3%
87 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 6.98 15.94 29 127.9%
88 Hubei University (HUBU), China 11.59 15.86 37 36.5%
89 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 10.84 15.51 27 42.8%
90 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 13.05 15.24 19 16.5%
91 Guangzhou University (GU), China 9.84 14.85 33 50.6%
92 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 26.05 14.77 44 -43.4%
93 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 16.24 14.77 33 -9.3%
94 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 20.70 14.75 39 -28.9%
95 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 23.13 14.36 34 -38.1%
96 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 8.80 14.19 35 60.9%
97 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 18.97 13.77 54 -27.6%
98 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 14.87 13.55 28 -9.1%
99 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 13.24 13.31 47 0.3%
100 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 15.81 13.29 33 -16.2%

Footnote

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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.