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 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 55.10 61.69 147 11.7%
2 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS), Israel 33.63 44.92 78 33.3%
3 Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (IIT), Israel 30.65 40.74 63 32.6%
4 Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI), Israel 33.08 40.19 68 21.3%
5 Tel Aviv University (TAU), Israel 29.97 22.81 49 -24.0%
6 Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), Israel 19.43 15.50 28 -20.4%
7 Bar-Ilan University (BIU), Israel 8.57 9.97 20 16.2%
8 Tarbiat Modares University (TMU), Iran 4.61 6.42 10 38.9%
9 Ariel University (AU), Israel 5.41 8 N/A
10 Bilkent University, Turkey 5.71 3.64 9 -36.4%
11 King Abdulaziz University (KAU), Saudi Arabia 5.22 3.61 30 -31.0%
12 Koç University (KU), Turkey 2.30 3.07 9 32.9%
13 Istanbul Technical University (ITU), Turkey 5.43 2.61 5 -52.1%
14 King Saud University (KSU), Saudi Arabia 1.53 2.46 10 60.2%
15 Gebze Technical University (GYTE), Turkey 0.76 2.03 5 167.3%
16 Shahid Beheshti University (SBU), Iran 0.42 1.67 3 295.0%
17 King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia 2.07 1.64 7 -20.7%
18 Bu-Ali Sina University, Iran 0.20 1.63 3 710.8%
18 University of Tehran (UT), Iran 1.10 1.63 4 47.4%
19 Nazarbayev University (NU), Kazakhstan 0.07 1.33 2 1,762.8%
19 Iran Polymer and Petrochemical Institute (IPPI), Iran 1.33 2 N/A
20 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.17 1.20 2 618.5%
21 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.92 1.12 3 -41.8%
22 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.30 1.05 7 251.8%
23 Shiraz University, Iran 1.20 1.03 3 -14.5%
24 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 1.02 6 N/A
25 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.29 1.01 7 245.5%
26 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
26 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.13 1.00 3 698.3%
27 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 2.00 0.97 3 -51.9%
28 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.10 0.92 6 -16.7%
29 Alzahra University, Iran 0.15 0.90 2 498.7%
30 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.85 2 N/A
31 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.83 1 N/A
32 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.80 1 N/A
33 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.75 2 N/A
34 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.70 2 N/A
35 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.69 2 N/A
36 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 1.29 0.68 2 -47.4%
37 Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Iran 0.67 1 N/A
38 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.08 0.66 2 781.5%
39 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.41 0.63 5 52.4%
40 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 0.72 0.56 6 -22.2%
41 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.47 0.56 3 18.6%
42 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.62 0.54 4 -13.2%
43 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.10 0.50 1 399.0%
43 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
44 King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS), Saudi Arabia 0.26 0.50 4 89.3%
45 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.33 0.42 2 24.7%
46 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.37 0.40 2 8.9%
46 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.40 1 N/A
47 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.38 1 N/A
47 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.38 1 N/A
48 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.37 2 N/A
49 Kharazmi University, Iran 1.02 0.33 1 -67.3%
50 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.29 3 N/A
51 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.50 0.25 1 -83.4%
51 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
51 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
52 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.24 3 N/A
53 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.24 2 N/A
54 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.10 0.23 2 133.3%
55 Marmara University, Turkey 0.21 0.23 2 9.1%
56 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 2.31 0.23 2 -90.3%
57 Qatar University, Qatar 0.90 0.22 2 -75.3%
58 Taif University, Saudi Arabia 0.22 3 N/A
59 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.40 0.22 2 -46.1%
60 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.06 0.21 5 279.0%
61 Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Pakistan 0.21 1 N/A
62 Yazd University, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
63 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University (KMU), Turkey 0.11 0.20 3 80.9%
64 University of Karbala (UOK), Iraq 0.20 2 N/A
65 Agricultural University of Georgia, Georgia 0.19 1 N/A
66 University of Al-Ameed, Iraq 0.25 0.17 1 -33.5%
66 Gazi University, Turkey 0.90 0.17 1 -81.5%
66 Yasouj University, Iran 0.17 1 N/A
66 Atilim University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
66 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
67 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 1.25 0.17 5 -86.7%
68 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.16 0.15 2 -5.1%
69 Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq 0.15 2 N/A
70 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.08 0.15 2 94.0%
71 Bursa Technical University (BTU), Turkey 0.13 0.14 1 14.0%
71 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.40 0.14 1 -64.0%
71 Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Iran 0.14 1 N/A
71 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 0.14 1 N/A
72 University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (UET Taxila), Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
72 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.13 1 N/A
72 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.13 1 N/A
72 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
72 University of Kashan, Iran 0.13 1 N/A
72 Koya University, Iraq 0.13 1 N/A
73 Lebanese German University (LGU), Lebanon 0.13 0.12 2 -0.8%
74 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.24 0.11 1 -54.6%
74 Kuwait College Science and Technology (KCST), Kuwait 0.11 1 N/A
75 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.05 0.10 2 101.5%
76 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.05 0.10 1 119.5%
76 A'Sharqiyah University (ASU), Oman 0.10 1 N/A
76 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
77 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 0.63 0.08 1 -86.7%
77 University of Karachi, Pakistan 1.00 0.08 1 -91.7%
78 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.13 0.07 1 -43.0%
78 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.39 0.07 1 -81.5%
79 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.25 0.06 1 -75.1%
79 Faculty of Science, Trakya University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
80 Sapir College, Israel 0.06 1 N/A
81 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
81 Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem (JCE), Israel 0.05 1 N/A
81 Achva Academic College, Israel 0.05 1 N/A
82 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.20 0.05 1 -77.3%
82 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
83 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.48 0.04 1 -91.3%
83 Kadir Has University (KHU), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
83 Petroleum University of Technology (PUT), Iran 0.04 1 N/A
83 İskenderun Technical University (ISTE), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
84 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.35 0.04 1 -89.0%
85 Ege University, Turkey 1.17 0.03 1 -97.1%
85 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.03 1 N/A
85 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.03 1 N/A
86 Lorestan University, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
87 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.04 0.03 1 -38.6%
88 Yeditepe University, Turkey 0.02 1 N/A
89 Bolu Abant İzzet Baysal University (BAIBU), Turkey 0.02 1 N/A

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.