2021 tables: Institutions

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 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,813.62 1,886.71 5,790 0.3%
2 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 456.35 448.50 1,270 -5.2%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 438.30 446.11 1,634 -1.9%
4 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 408.57 425.66 2,503 0.5%
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 426.56 417.89 1,022 -5.5%
6 Tsinghua University, China 429.01 394.09 1,360 -11.4%
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 330.20 342.07 850 -0.1%
8 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 244.55 295.15 839 16.4%
9 Fudan University, China 271.65 291.18 799 3.4%
10 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 260.16 269.22 715 -0.2%
11 Nankai University (NKU), China 244.90 230.53 565 -9.2%
12 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 128.09 221.61 591 66.8%
13 Sichuan University (SCU), China 223.78 220.61 396 -4.9%
14 Wuhan University (WHU), China 217.16 208.92 496 -7.2%
15 Soochow University, China 229.36 197.13 424 -17.1%
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 182.90 195.41 395 3.0%
17 Jilin University (JLU), China 161.88 180.65 415 7.6%
18 Tianjin University (TJU), China 157.12 173.64 662 6.6%
19 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 195.02 171.84 461 -15.0%
20 Hunan University (HNU), China 144.25 140.66 295 -6.0%
21 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 116.93 140.07 326 15.5%
22 Shandong University (SDU), China 122.11 135.80 596 7.2%
23 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 108.72 130.25 302 15.5%
24 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 120.74 127.97 378 2.2%
25 Tongji University, China 110.20 127.16 433 11.3%
26 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 120.55 125.36 407 0.3%
27 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 115.86 124.72 297 3.8%
28 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 122.99 123.26 319 -3.4%
29 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 119.42 113.14 311 -8.6%
30 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 117.86 108.76 268 -11.0%
31 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 80.58 103.38 420 23.7%
32 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 90.21 94.91 419 1.5%
33 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 108.53 93.80 185 -16.7%
34 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 67.21 93.41 314 34.0%
35 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 105.83 92.81 202 -15.4%
36 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 90.90 92.57 381 -1.8%
37 Central South University (CSU), China 87.64 88.77 275 -2.3%
38 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 86.39 84.94 210 -5.2%
39 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 77.74 84.13 269 4.3%
40 Southeast University (SEU), China 81.26 83.88 210 -0.5%
41 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 87.23 78.79 192 -12.9%
42 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 69.05 78.36 320 9.4%
43 Southwest University (SWU), China 78.21 76.68 121 -5.5%
44 Beihang University (BUAA), China 90.07 76.54 352 -18.1%
45 Jinan University (JNU), China 66.02 75.97 200 11.0%
46 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 65.43 75.31 213 11.0%
47 Chongqing University (CQU), China 59.18 74.92 171 22.1%
48 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 66.98 72.58 141 4.5%
49 ShanghaiTech University, China 53.00 70.41 280 28.1%
50 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 63.92 64.11 167 -3.3%
51 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 90.26 60.23 122 -35.7%
52 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 54.46 59.74 119 5.8%
53 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 49.36 58.24 134 13.8%
54 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 41.77 58.02 220 33.9%
55 Northwest University (NWU), China 54.93 55.76 117 -2.1%
56 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 53.51 55.58 198 0.1%
57 Shanghai University (SHU), China 60.39 54.63 139 -12.8%
58 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 45.96 52.35 154 9.8%
59 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 32.00 48.84 181 47.2%
60 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 48.85 48.71 91 -3.9%
61 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 58.03 48.31 158 -19.7%
62 Henan University (HENU), China 45.77 48.27 117 1.7%
63 Donghua University (DHU), China 42.70 46.96 106 6.1%
64 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 43.61 46.82 147 3.5%
65 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 41.84 45.98 107 6.0%
66 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 25.03 45.77 127 76.4%
67 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 42.88 44.96 114 1.1%
68 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 55.08 43.88 150 -23.2%
69 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.04 43.59 116 55.5%
70 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.52 43.59 101 1.2%
71 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 49.82 40.92 158 -20.8%
72 Nanchang University (NCU), China 40.74 40.58 94 -3.9%
73 Shanxi University (SXU), China 28.72 40.48 155 35.9%
74 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 45.65 40.31 72 -14.9%
75 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 37.60 39.78 96 2.0%
76 Jiangnan University, China 36.18 39.67 78 5.7%
77 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 26.73 37.32 165 34.6%
78 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 42.74 36.56 79 -17.5%
79 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 34.50 36.05 144 0.7%
80 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 28.90 35.85 203 19.6%
81 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 24.40 35.67 70 40.9%
82 Northeastern University (NEU), China 25.67 35.64 69 33.8%
83 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 43.53 34.48 124 -23.6%
84 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 17.54 33.56 60 84.5%
85 Henan Normal University, China 48.80 33.30 91 -34.2%
86 Ningbo University (NBU), China 17.06 32.49 82 83.6%
87 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 25.40 31.87 87 21.0%
88 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.87 30.57 62 41.2%
89 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 32.83 30.41 114 -10.7%
90 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 34.69 30.10 67 -16.3%
91 Yunnan University (YNU), China 24.19 29.94 76 19.4%
92 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 27.14 29.47 79 4.7%
93 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 14.29 28.38 65 91.6%
94 Hebei University (HBU), China 16.82 27.97 62 60.4%
95 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 21.66 26.93 90 19.9%
96 Qingdao University (QU), China 30.16 26.39 78 -15.6%
97 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.99 26.24 61 58.2%
98 University of Jinan (UJN), China 44.96 26.20 62 -43.8%
99 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 25.70 25.67 51 -3.7%
100 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 20.94 25.37 101 16.8%
101 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 21.99 25.01 103 9.7%
102 Changzhou University (CZU), China 34.60 24.97 45 -30.4%
103 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 38.15 24.59 72 -37.8%
104 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 17.11 24.45 51 37.8%
105 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 22.25 23.66 227 2.5%
106 Guangzhou University (GU), China 14.02 23.22 68 59.7%
107 Hohai University (HHU), China 9.97 22.71 56 119.6%
108 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 29.87 22.16 63 -28.5%
109 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 16.06 22.09 106 32.6%
110 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 25.20 21.54 73 -17.6%
111 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 15.50 21.40 46 33.1%
112 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 18.64 21.12 53 9.2%
113 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 25.08 20.91 35 -19.6%
114 University of Macau (UM), China 15.33 20.29 83 27.6%
115 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 21.89 19.91 63 -12.3%
116 Capital Medical University, China 12.28 19.89 112 56.1%
117 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 25.80 19.83 49 -25.9%
118 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 16.04 19.40 62 16.6%
119 Wuyi University, China 10.60 19.33 54 75.8%
120 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 16.91 19.15 51 9.2%
121 Westlake University, China 6.95 18.41 82 155.6%
122 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 20.98 18.40 58 -15.4%
123 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 20.12 18.29 38 -12.3%
124 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.15 18.26 67 -16.7%
125 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 19.25 18.18 52 -8.9%
126 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 12.80 17.93 54 35.1%
127 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 11.98 17.51 55 41.0%
128 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 14.51 17.44 26 15.9%
129 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 17.18 17.08 40 -4.1%
130 Nantong University (NTU), China 12.31 16.90 57 32.4%
131 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 8.81 16.72 33 82.9%
132 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 17.97 16.48 60 -11.6%
133 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 25.21 15.99 49 -38.8%
134 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 10.85 15.28 58 35.8%
135 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 12.35 15.03 33 17.4%
136 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 21.07 14.95 43 -31.6%
137 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 15.35 14.94 55 -6.2%
138 Xidian University, China 14.68 14.85 46 -2.5%
139 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 15.65 14.62 43 -9.9%
140 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 7.46 14.60 78 88.6%
141 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 12.57 14.60 23 12.0%
142 Yanshan University (YSU), China 14.08 14.33 44 -1.8%
143 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 19.12 14.01 42 -29.3%
144 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 9.79 13.73 43 35.2%
145 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.34 13.59 36 57.1%
146 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 14.99 13.57 45 -12.7%
147 Hainan University (HU), China 11.43 13.53 33 14.2%
148 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 16.64 13.13 23 -23.9%
149 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 12.79 12.70 41 -4.2%
150 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 7.58 12.39 40 57.6%
151 Taizhou University (TZU), China 5.76 12.38 33 107.0%
152 Guangxi University (GXU), China 6.71 12.29 73 76.8%
153 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 10.85 12.21 47 8.5%
154 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 19.13 12.09 46 -39.0%
155 Shantou University (STU), China 9.27 12.03 45 25.1%
156 Inner Mongolia University, China 10.02 12.00 25 15.5%
157 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 14.16 11.93 273 -18.8%
158 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 13.78 11.53 37 -19.4%
159 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 10.24 10.70 30 0.8%
160 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 9.85 10.30 42 0.8%
161 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 4.45 10.27 16 122.6%
162 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 7.26 10.20 30 35.4%
163 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 5.04 10.06 35 92.5%
164 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 7.28 9.91 26 31.2%
165 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 3.69 9.87 24 157.9%
166 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.28 9.87 34 2.6%
167 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 9.85 9.78 31 -4.2%
168 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 11.83 9.49 108 -22.7%
169 Sichuan Normal University, China 5.58 9.45 23 63.1%
170 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 14.72 9.22 24 -39.6%
171 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 13.43 9.14 26 -34.3%
172 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 9.01 9.04 27 -3.2%
173 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 8.08 8.90 22 6.2%
174 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.27 8.71 15 96.7%
175 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 5.60 8.68 23 49.6%
176 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 4.70 8.51 22 74.5%
177 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 3.66 8.25 47 117.4%
178 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 4.75 8.22 35 66.9%
179 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 5.94 8.16 29 32.4%
180 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 9.41 8.10 27 -17.0%
181 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 8.17 7.91 32 -6.6%
182 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 4.91 7.88 30 54.6%
183 BGI, China 10.33 7.74 52 -27.8%
184 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 6.02 7.73 24 23.7%
185 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 5.49 7.70 30 35.3%
186 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 4.90 7.56 211 48.8%
187 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 8.48 7.41 32 -15.7%
188 Yantai University (YTU), China 4.21 7.37 35 68.9%
189 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 10.30 7.29 30 -31.8%
190 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.81 6.92 20 75.2%
191 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 6.95 6.88 30 -4.5%
192 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.77 6.84 27 38.2%
193 Jining University (JNXY), China 3.38 6.77 8 93.2%
194 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.74 6.67 23 35.9%
195 Chengdu University (CDU), China 6.80 6.44 16 -8.7%
196 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 3.88 6.27 19 55.8%
197 Guizhou University (GZU), China 13.47 6.25 13 -55.3%
198 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 4.78 6.18 20 24.9%
199 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 6.19 6.15 47 -4.2%
200 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 4.90 6.12 18 20.4%
201 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.23 6.03 27 80.1%
202 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 2.42 5.91 20 135.7%
203 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.85 5.88 31 -3.1%
204 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 2.64 5.87 20 114.3%
205 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.56 5.82 31 258.9%
206 Anyang Normal University, China 6.05 5.80 11 -7.5%
207 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 11.55 5.80 20 -51.5%
208 Jianghan University, China 4.13 5.79 31 35.1%
209 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.95 5.72 18 -7.3%
210 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 4.04 5.63 171 34.4%
211 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 7.46 5.54 22 -28.3%
212 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.79 5.53 27 -7.9%
213 Fujian Medical University, China 10.70 5.53 18 -50.2%
214 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 2.33 5.50 23 127.2%
215 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.17 5.48 14 66.8%
216 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 5.04 5.41 16 3.7%
217 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 9.12 5.41 23 -42.9%
218 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 2.16 5.31 11 136.8%
219 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.79 5.30 19 34.7%
220 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 4.03 5.26 20 25.9%
221 Chang'an University, China 2.27 5.20 18 120.6%
222 Anhui University of Technology, China 4.69 5.19 11 6.7%
223 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 3.25 5.03 17 49.5%
224 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 5.01 4.99 15 -4.1%
225 Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences (SAES), China 1.70 4.96 12 181.0%
226 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 5.31 4.89 26 -11.2%
227 Hebei Normal University, China 6.34 4.85 23 -26.2%
228 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 1.60 4.83 13 191.0%
229 Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, China 0.70 4.81 37 564.3%
230 WuXi AppTec, China 1.59 4.78 18 189.6%
231 Tiangong University (TGU), China 6.92 4.78 17 -33.4%
232 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 1.99 4.77 20 131.2%
233 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.87 4.71 26 142.3%
234 Shandong University of Technology, China 4.64 4.70 16 -2.4%
235 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 9.29 4.61 8 -52.2%
236 University of South China (USC), China 3.35 4.54 31 30.8%
237 Liaoning Shihua University, China 1.72 4.40 8 147.0%
238 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 2.38 4.38 18 77.5%
239 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.33 4.36 8 26.2%
240 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.86 4.33 13 46.0%
241 Luoyang Normal University, China 6.45 4.31 14 -35.5%
242 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.75 4.31 7 453.5%
243 North University of China (NUC), China 4.44 4.30 11 -6.7%
244 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 1.73 4.17 15 132.3%
245 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 1.80 4.13 9 120.8%
246 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 5.56 4.05 18 -29.8%
247 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 3.40 4.03 16 14.2%
248 National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), China 0.27 3.91 20 1,323.1%
249 China Medical University (CMU), China 5.82 3.88 28 -35.7%
250 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 3.13 3.80 6 16.9%
251 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 9.78 3.69 15 -63.6%
252 Shanghai Research Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence, China 1.73 3.68 32 104.5%
253 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 1.08 3.59 12 219.7%
254 Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI), China 0.59 3.58 21 487.5%
255 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 1.49 3.56 15 131.2%
256 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 2.20 3.56 5 56.2%
257 Jiaxing University, China 4.92 3.52 14 -31.0%
258 Bohai University (BU), China 1.25 3.48 5 168.7%
259 Huzhou University, China 1.92 3.46 25 74.1%
260 Huaibei Normal University, China 6.48 3.45 7 -48.7%
261 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 2.85 3.43 16 16.1%
262 Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM), China 4.65 3.39 23 -29.8%
263 Ningxia University (NXU), China 1.38 3.38 8 136.6%
264 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 2.20 3.36 19 47.6%
265 Guangxi Medical University, China 0.90 3.34 22 259.1%
266 Nanyang Normal University, China 5.57 3.28 10 -43.3%
267 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 2.40 3.21 10 28.8%
268 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 3.11 3.17 9 -1.7%
269 Wuhan Textile University, China 0.51 3.16 7 492.2%
270 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 1.57 3.12 13 91.0%
271 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 3.49 3.07 17 -15.3%
272 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 3.44 2.99 18 -16.0%
273 Shenyang Normal University, China 0.61 2.97 5 366.6%
274 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.77 2.95 11 61.1%
275 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 5.10 2.92 7 -44.8%
276 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 3.27 2.86 11 -15.7%
277 Baise University, China 0.25 2.86 3 1,002.0%
278 China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China 0.74 2.85 36 268.9%
279 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 6.58 2.83 15 -58.5%
280 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 1.33 2.80 7 103.0%
281 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 2.72 2.78 15 -1.1%
282 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 3.17 2.75 12 -16.2%
283 Harbin Normal University (HRBNU), China 1.59 2.75 11 66.6%
284 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 1.91 2.73 17 37.9%
285 Chongqing University of Technology, China 3.71 2.70 7 -30.0%
286 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.48 2.68 10 4.3%
287 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 2.54 2.60 12 -1.4%
288 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 1.86 2.59 10 34.4%
289 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 0.44 2.55 5 453.2%
290 Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), China 1.61 2.54 13 51.9%
291 Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ), China 2.58 2.51 5 -6.2%
292 Dalian Maritime University, China 2.78 2.47 10 -14.3%
293 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 2.46 5 137.3%
294 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 1.48 2.46 13 60.3%
295 Linyi University (LYU), China 5.90 2.45 14 -59.9%
296 China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China 1.84 2.41 12 26.0%
297 CETHIK Group Corporation, China 2.39 8 N/A
298 Guilin Medical University, China 0.06 2.33 11 3,494.6%
299 Juangsu Ocean University (JOU), China 2.47 2.30 5 -10.0%
300 Shangqiu Normal University (SQNU), China 1.39 2.30 10 59.7%
301 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 1.30 2.29 11 69.9%
302 Henan Agricultural University, China 1.55 2.28 12 41.9%
303 Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT), China 0.92 2.26 6 138.1%
304 Shanxi Datong University (SXDU), China 0.85 2.26 7 154.7%
305 Jilin Normal University (JLNU), China 2.23 2.24 7 -3.2%
306 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 4.44 2.22 16 -51.8%
307 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 4.79 2.19 14 -55.9%
308 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 2.37 2.18 7 -11.5%
309 Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, China 1.00 2.16 4 108.1%
310 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 2.63 2.09 11 -23.2%
311 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 1.62 2.08 11 24.4%
312 Zhejiang Wanli University (ZWU), China 0.12 2.07 7 1,503.2%
313 Anyang Institute of Technology, China 1.00 2.05 5 98.4%
314 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 2.29 2.02 12 -14.9%
315 East China Jiaotong University, China 1.76 2.02 4 10.7%
316 Southwest Minzu University, China 1.07 2.00 6 80.8%
317 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 0.47 1.98 7 309.2%
318 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 0.42 1.95 9 344.9%
319 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 1.80 1.91 11 2.8%
320 Qiqihar University, China 0.67 1.89 2 173.2%
321 Sinopec Corporation, China 3.20 1.89 22 -43.1%
322 Minjiang University (MJU), China 0.75 1.87 15 142.1%
323 Liaoning University (LNU), China 10.22 1.87 21 -82.3%
324 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 4.27 1.85 13 -58.2%
325 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 0.82 1.82 14 114.5%
326 Guizhou Medical University, China 2.61 1.79 6 -33.9%
327 Xihua University (XHU), China 1.55 1.77 4 9.9%
328 PLA Academy of Military Sciences (PLA AMS), China 1.34 1.77 8 27.3%
329 Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), China 0.61 1.76 6 176.6%
330 Binzhou Medical University, China 1.47 1.75 11 14.9%
331 National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China 3.48 1.75 8 -51.6%
332 Civil Aviation University of China (CAUC), China 0.10 1.74 4 1,578.9%
333 Dezhou University (DZU), China 0.92 1.74 7 83.0%
334 Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China 3.60 1.71 5 -54.2%
335 Hainan Medical University, China 1.09 1.67 12 48.6%
336 Shaoxing University, China 4.09 1.66 10 -60.9%
337 Hebei Geo University, China 0.10 1.65 6 1,487.6%
338 Nanning Normal University, China 1.19 1.63 5 32.6%
339 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 2.40 1.61 6 -35.2%
340 Guangdong Medical University (GDMU), China 0.37 1.61 10 321.2%
341 Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences (SUES), China 3.18 1.59 6 -51.8%
342 Anhui Science and Technology University (ASTU), China 0.13 1.57 5 1,111.7%
343 Dalian Nationalities University, China 1.33 1.56 6 13.2%
344 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 1.99 1.55 5 -24.8%
345 Inner Mongolia University for the Nationalities (IMUN), China 0.30 1.53 4 392.8%
346 Chuzhou University, China 1.89 1.53 2 -22.2%
347 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 2.64 1.50 23 -45.3%
348 Yancheng Teachers University, China 0.20 1.49 5 620.1%
349 Hainan Normal University, China 0.71 1.49 9 103.4%
350 Tianjin University of Commerce, China 1.48 6 N/A
351 Chongqing Jiaotong University, China 0.17 1.47 7 751.7%
352 Ludong University, China 1.73 1.46 10 -18.8%
353 Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS), China 0.92 1.44 13 50.4%
354 Xi'an Polytechnic University, China 0.62 1.42 5 119.8%
355 North Minzu University (NMU), China 2.10 1.40 2 -35.7%
356 Gannan Medical University, China 1.05 1.39 6 28.0%
357 Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University (JXSTNU), China 2.08 1.39 6 -35.5%
358 Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), China 1.52 1.37 5 -12.9%
359 Zhoukou Normal University (ZKNU), China 0.09 1.36 8 1,425.3%
360 Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities, China 0.43 1.36 3 207.5%
361 Dalian Jiaotong University, China 1.36 4 N/A
362 China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences (CACMS), China 0.32 1.35 13 311.7%
363 Anhui Polytechnic University (AUTS), China 0.07 1.35 5 1,718.4%
364 Foshan University (FOSU), China 2.49 1.31 13 -49.4%
365 Fuyang Normal University, China 1.23 1.30 5 2.1%
366 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.59 1.28 3 109.1%
367 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 1.65 1.28 10 -25.4%
368 Yanbian University (YBU), China 0.80 1.25 5 50.3%
369 Harbin Institute of Technology at Weihai (HITW), China 0.92 1.25 4 31.8%
370 Xi'an Technological University (XATU), China 0.11 1.25 6 982.2%
371 Quanzhou Normal University, China 0.08 1.24 4 1,336.7%
372 Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE), China 1.40 1.24 5 -14.9%
373 HEC Pharm, China 1.24 2 N/A
374 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 3.53 1.21 19 -67.1%
375 Yichun University, China 0.24 1.18 4 382.4%
376 Jihua Laboratory, China 0.22 1.18 7 410.9%
377 Fujian Institute of Oceanography (FJIO), China 0.68 1.18 7 67.4%
378 Shaanxi University of Technology, China 1.17 4 N/A
379 Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU), China 1.08 1.14 3 2.4%
380 Yulin Normal University (YLU), China 0.14 1.14 4 671.4%
381 China National Analytical Center, Guangzhou (NACC), China 0.48 1.13 2 129.5%
382 Yan'an University, China 1.27 1.13 6 -14.2%
383 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.63 1.13 9 74.0%
384 Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT), China 0.95 1.13 11 13.9%
385 China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO Group), China 0.25 1.13 2 333.9%
386 Henan University of Technology (HAUT), China 2.44 1.11 5 -56.0%
387 PLA Academy of Military Science (AMS), China 0.54 1.09 68 96.1%
388 Shenyang Aerospace University, China 1.09 3 N/A
389 Minnan Normal University, China 3.06 1.09 6 -65.8%
390 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 2.06 1.08 11 -49.4%
391 China-Japan Friendship Hospital, China 0.13 1.08 6 721.4%
392 Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 3.89 1.08 7 -73.3%
393 Youjiang Medical University for Nationalities, China 0.05 1.07 3 2,135.7%
394 Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL), China 2.31 1.04 8 -56.5%
395 Guizhou Education University (GZEU), China 1.07 1.04 5 -6.4%
396 Chongqing University of Education (CQUE), China 1.01 3 N/A
397 Open University of Hong Kong (OUHK), China 0.14 1.00 1 575.0%
397 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 2.69 1.00 1 -64.1%
398 Jililn Jianzhu University (JLJU), China 1.18 0.99 7 -18.7%
399 Qingdao University of Technology (QUT), China 1.05 0.99 6 -9.2%
400 Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), China 0.74 0.99 8 28.3%
401 Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), China 0.38 0.99 6 151.6%
402 Taishan University (TSU), China 0.25 0.97 2 272.8%
403 Henan Institute of Science and Technology (HIST), China 0.29 0.96 3 218.8%
404 Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT), China 1.10 0.96 3 -16.2%
405 Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), China 0.48 0.95 5 91.8%
406 National Institute of Natural Hazards, China 0.95 2 N/A
407 Baidu Inc., China 0.94 4 N/A
408 Anqing Normal University, China 0.17 0.93 3 440.0%
409 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 1.43 0.93 6 -37.4%
410 Inner Mongolia Normal University (IMNU), China 0.10 0.92 5 791.2%
411 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 3.59 0.91 5 -75.4%
412 Kunming University, China 0.04 0.91 2 2,264.8%
413 Minzu University of China (MUC), China 3.24 0.90 8 -73.2%
414 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 3.03 0.89 2 -71.6%
415 Guangdong No.2 Provincial People's Hospital, China 0.88 3 N/A
416 Tibet University, China 0.86 0.87 7 -1.8%
417 Xuchang University, China 1.35 0.87 2 -37.8%
418 TCL Corporation, China 0.78 0.87 2 7.4%
419 Northeast Petroleum University, China 0.39 0.85 6 112.2%
420 Qinghai University, China 1.41 0.85 6 -41.8%
421 Novogene Co., Ltd., China 0.34 0.84 12 136.7%
422 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 1.55 0.84 4 -48.0%
423 Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (ZCMU), China 0.34 0.83 8 135.3%
424 Chinese Institute for Brain Research (CIBR) - Beijing, China 0.62 0.82 15 28.9%
425 Ningbo University of Technology, China 1.26 0.82 3 -36.8%
426 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 1.90 0.82 9 -58.3%
427 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 2.79 0.81 6 -71.9%
428 Pingxiang University, China 0.43 0.80 3 78.0%
429 Shaoxing Central Hospital, China 0.80 2 N/A
430 Xinzhou Teachers University, China 0.80 3 N/A
431 Henan University of Engineering, China 0.09 0.79 3 788.9%
432 Shanghai Environmental Monitoring Center (SEMC), China 0.16 0.78 4 358.7%
433 Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China 1.58 0.77 6 -53.1%
434 Hunan University of Technology and Business (HNUC), China 0.77 3 N/A
435 Guizhou Normal University (GZNU), China 1.28 0.76 6 -42.7%
436 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.06 0.76 40 -30.9%
437 China National Environmental Monitoring Center (CNEMC), China 0.80 0.76 6 -9.2%
438 Xi'an Honghui Hospital, China 0.75 3 N/A
439 Computational Science and Applied Research Institute (CSAR), China 0.75 10 N/A
440 Jimei University, China 0.82 0.75 5 -11.4%
441 Taiyuan University of Science and Technology (TYUST), China 0.75 1 N/A
441 JX Technologies, China 0.75 1 N/A
442 China National Hybrid Rice Research and Development Center (CNHRRDC), China 0.28 0.74 5 158.3%
443 Shanghai Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology (SIMT), China 1.43 0.74 2 -50.4%
444 Suzhou Xingshuo Nanotech Company, China 0.19 0.74 2 271.8%
445 Topchoice Group, China 1.06 0.74 11 -32.8%
446 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.53 0.72 3 30.1%
447 Hubei University of Arts and Science, China 0.42 0.72 9 65.9%
448 Capital Institute of Pediatrics, China 0.41 0.72 3 68.7%
449 Hebei University of Engineering (HBUE), China 0.35 0.71 5 96.2%
450 Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST), China 0.48 0.71 9 43.2%
451 Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence, China 0.27 0.71 11 151.7%
452 QuZhou University, China 0.71 2 N/A
453 Fosun Pharma, China 0.71 1 N/A
454 Beijing Drainage Group Co., Ltd. (BDG), China 0.21 0.70 2 215.6%
455 China National Pharmaceutical Group (Sinopharm), China 0.70 2 N/A
455 Chengdu Technological University (CDTU), China 0.70 2 N/A
456 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.01 0.70 4 -33.1%
457 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.56 0.68 4 16.9%
458 Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JUTCM), China 0.35 0.68 7 87.4%
459 Dalian University, China 0.25 0.67 2 161.9%
460 Tianjin First Central Hospital, China 0.32 0.67 5 100.4%
461 Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST), China 2.36 0.67 5 -72.7%
462 Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences (PIMS), China 1.16 0.67 1 -44.4%
463 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 1.37 0.67 7 -53.2%
464 Beijing OriginWater Technology Co., Ltd. (BOW), China 0.11 0.66 3 473.4%
465 Shandong Jianzhu University, China 0.59 0.66 5 7.3%
466 Jiangxi Agricultural University (JXAU), China 1.58 0.66 6 -59.9%
467 Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), China 0.61 0.65 7 3.1%
468 General Administration of Customs, China, China 0.65 5 N/A
469 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.89 0.65 5 -29.8%
470 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.69 0.65 5 -10.1%
471 Guangxi University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.06 0.63 2 864.2%
472 Xuzhou University of Technology, China 0.62 3 N/A
473 Jiangxi Institute of Water Sciences, China 0.62 1 N/A
474 GrandOmics Biosciences, China 0.30 0.61 2 93.0%
475 Tencent, China 0.20 0.60 3 191.6%
476 Fujian University of Technology (FJUT), China 1.33 0.60 4 -56.2%
477 Guangdong Academy of Medical Sciences (Guangdong General Hospital), China 0.26 0.60 10 126.5%
478 Jiujiang University, China 0.75 0.60 1 -22.6%
478 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.87 0.60 3 -33.8%
478 Xinjiang Normal University, China 0.96 0.60 2 -39.9%
478 Jiangxi University of Finance and Economy (JUFE), China 0.60 1 N/A
478 Weifang University, China 1.31 0.60 1 -55.7%
478 Zhejiang Raybow Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., China 0.60 1 N/A
479 Shanxi Agricultural University (SXAU), China 0.59 4 N/A
480 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), China 1.00 0.58 4 -44.3%
481 Hunan Institute of Engineering (HIE), China 0.58 0.57 2 -5.6%
482 Qinghai Normal University, China 0.01 0.57 6 4,808.3%
483 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 1.10 0.56 2 -50.5%
483 Shenzhen Digital Life Institute, China 0.56 1 N/A
484 Shanghai Academy of Science and Technology (SAST), China 0.20 0.56 6 167.9%
485 Shenyang University of Technology (SUT), China 0.56 3 N/A
486 Shanghai Aerospace Equipment Manufacture LTD., China 0.56 3 N/A
487 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 1.27 0.56 4 -57.8%
488 Shanghai Qi Zhi Institute, China 0.55 5 N/A
489 Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation (AFCD), China 0.54 1 N/A
490 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.50 0.54 2 3.3%
491 Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), China 0.88 0.53 10 -41.6%

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