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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 148.05 162.21 343 9.3%
8 Nankai University (NKU), China 184.59 155.54 357 -15.9%
9 Sichuan University (SCU), China 172.75 153.90 222 -11.1%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 122.38 142.49 311 16.2%
11 Jilin University (JLU), China 123.90 138.78 289 11.8%
12 Fudan University, China 131.88 138.23 295 4.6%
13 Soochow University, China 159.53 138.12 259 -13.6%
14 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 118.08 136.90 345 15.7%
15 Kyoto University, Japan 135.81 134.75 277 -1.0%
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 143.42 128.09 243 -10.9%
17 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 79.10 124.46 279 57.0%
18 Wuhan University (WHU), China 128.80 120.79 207 -6.4%
19 Tianjin University (TJU), China 101.37 117.80 362 16.0%
20 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 132.96 114.03 232 -14.4%
21 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 131.55 112.50 250 -14.7%
22 Osaka University, Japan 101.31 107.51 204 5.9%
23 Hunan University (HNU), China 109.79 101.74 188 -7.5%
24 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 67.57 97.40 187 43.8%
25 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 100.20 96.79 163 -3.6%
26 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 66.81 87.53 161 30.7%
27 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 81.09 85.68 181 5.4%
28 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 93.33 82.56 156 -11.7%
29 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 61.36 79.91 273 30.0%
30 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 92.00 77.63 153 -15.8%
31 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 86.26 75.96 193 -12.1%
32 Shandong University (SDU), China 73.94 71.57 182 -3.4%
33 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 89.62 70.86 183 -21.1%
34 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 77.32 70.67 150 -8.8%
35 Nagoya University, Japan 56.19 67.19 128 19.3%
36 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 61.88 63.96 100 3.1%
37 Tohoku University, Japan 56.56 62.35 141 10.0%
38 Hokkaido University, Japan 68.19 61.54 133 -9.9%
39 Kyushu University, Japan 58.03 60.49 129 4.0%
40 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 67.22 59.41 139 -11.8%
41 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 35.49 57.73 174 62.3%
42 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 62.59 57.49 135 -8.3%
43 Southwest University (SWU), China 63.38 55.60 69 -12.5%
44 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 73.59 55.45 130 -24.8%
45 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 49.48 53.74 114 8.4%
46 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 61.22 53.61 129 -12.6%
47 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 44.62 53.06 89 18.7%
48 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 45.79 52.01 143 13.4%
49 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 39.74 51.28 123 28.8%
50 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 54.32 50.94 156 -6.4%
51 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 79.92 50.38 97 -37.1%
52 Southeast University (SEU), China 47.37 48.79 94 2.8%
53 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 42.62 48.40 153 13.3%
54 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 45.42 47.52 123 4.4%
55 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 55.72 42.86 93 -23.2%
56 Monash University, Australia 45.28 42.79 124 -5.7%
57 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 37.26 42.62 146 14.1%
58 ShanghaiTech University, China 31.18 41.33 142 32.3%
59 Northwest University (NWU), China 44.33 40.97 68 -7.8%
60 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 28.52 40.84 77 42.9%
61 Central South University (CSU), China 48.60 40.42 99 -17.0%
62 Chongqing University (CQU), China 38.21 38.64 83 0.9%
63 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 27.66 37.30 94 34.6%
64 Yonsei University, South Korea 32.04 37.28 101 16.1%
65 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 40.69 37.11 101 -9.0%
66 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 35.82 35.90 135 0.0%
67 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 40.87 35.52 52 -13.3%
68 Jinan University (JNU), China 30.38 35.37 72 16.2%
69 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 39.87 34.55 56 -13.5%
70 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 31.50 34.13 111 8.1%
71 Henan University (HENU), China 33.45 33.32 65 -0.6%
72 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 41.03 33.12 66 -19.5%
73 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 35.53 33.00 49 -7.3%
74 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 24.27 32.58 90 34.0%
75 Anhui University (AHU), China 22.89 32.16 76 40.2%
76 Shanghai University (SHU), China 38.55 32.15 79 -16.8%
77 Korea University, South Korea 31.21 31.69 97 1.3%
78 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 16.42 30.03 46 82.5%
79 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 17.51 29.53 108 68.3%
80 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 37.01 29.31 48 -21.0%
81 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 13.99 28.86 40 105.9%
82 Donghua University (DHU), China 23.18 28.63 59 23.2%
83 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 24.36 28.57 36 17.0%
84 Tongji University, China 32.56 28.31 89 -13.2%
85 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 25.28 28.17 65 11.2%
86 Nanchang University (NCU), China 25.77 28.01 54 8.5%
87 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.06 27.61 84 -27.6%
88 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 24.81 27.47 84 10.5%
89 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 26.90 27.45 62 1.8%
90 Beihang University (BUAA), China 40.70 26.67 93 -34.6%
91 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 13.84 25.69 62 85.2%
92 Jiangnan University, China 27.50 25.17 42 -8.7%
93 Ningbo University (NBU), China 10.24 25.04 55 144.1%
94 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 12.77 24.80 56 93.8%
95 Henan Normal University, China 40.37 24.78 51 -38.8%
96 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 34.24 24.75 46 -27.9%
97 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 20.25 24.71 49 21.8%
98 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 25.93 24.43 50 -6.0%
99 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 19.10 24.32 51 27.0%
100 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 29.49 24.25 62 -17.9%

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.