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 Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand 8.76 12.88 27 41.8%
2 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 11.14 10.29 92 -10.9%
3 Mahidol University (MU), Thailand 5.13 3.73 45 -29.9%
4 Chiang Mai University (CMU), Thailand 1.69 2.81 20 60.4%
5 Khon Kaen University, Thailand 1.67 2.67 18 54.4%
6 Walailak University, Thailand 1.45 2.57 8 71.3%
7 National Science and Technology Development Agency (NSTDA), Thailand 1.45 2.16 10 43.6%
8 Suranaree University of Technology (SUT), Thailand 1.09 1.72 32 51.5%
9 Chulabhorn Research Institute, Thailand 0.22 1.63 4 605.7%
10 Synchrotron Light Research Institute, Thailand 1.57 1.47 9 -9.6%
11 King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL), Thailand 0.94 0.77 7 -21.6%
12 Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand 1.10 0.70 4 -38.2%
13 Kasetsart University, Thailand 1.13 0.65 15 -45.0%
14 Thailand Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Thailand 0.77 0.48 6 -40.1%
15 Thailand Armed Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS), Thailand 0.53 0.39 7 -28.6%
16 Thai Red Cross Society, Thailand 0.07 0.39 8 435.2%
17 King Mongkut's University of Technology Thonburi (KMUTT), Thailand 0.78 0.30 8 -62.9%
18 Chulabhorn Royal Academy (CRA), Thailand 0.28 3 N/A
19 Mahasarakham University, Thailand 1.16 0.27 11 -77.5%
20 Burapha University (BBU), Thailand 0.81 0.26 13 -68.6%
21 Siam Cement Group (SCG), Thailand 0.24 2 N/A
22 Srinakharinwirot University, Thailand 0.39 0.23 7 -43.6%
23 Rajamangala University of Technology (RMUT), Thailand 0.22 2 N/A
24 National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Thailand 0.40 0.21 21 -49.1%
25 Thammasat University, Thailand 0.11 0.20 6 69.6%
26 Thaksin University, Thailand 0.19 2 N/A
27 Prince of Songkla University (PSU), Thailand 0.37 0.18 11 -52.6%
28 Rangsit University (RSU), Thailand 0.07 0.17 1 141.1%
28 Rajavithi Hospital, Thailand 0.17 1 N/A
28 King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok (KMUTNB), Thailand 0.50 0.17 1 -67.9%
29 Naresuan University, Thailand 0.39 0.16 11 -60.4%
30 Bansomdejchaopraya Rajabhat University (BSRU), Thailand 0.11 0.13 5 17.8%
30 Lampang Rajabhat University (LPRU), Thailand 0.11 0.13 5 17.8%
30 Ramkhamhaeng University, Thailand 0.11 0.13 5 17.8%
30 Ubon Ratchathani University (UBU), Thailand 0.31 0.13 5 -59.1%
31 Silpakorn University, Thailand 0.11 1 N/A
32 Chulabhorn Graduate Institute (CGI), Thailand 1.11 0.10 3 -91.0%
33 Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand 0.08 1 N/A
33 Quantum Technology Foundation (Thailand), Thailand 0.08 1 N/A
34 Thai Meteorological Department, Thailand 0.04 1 N/A
35 Maejo University (MJU), Thailand 0.15 0.03 1 -78.6%
36 Thailand Ministry of Education (MOE), Thailand 0.06 0.03 5 -48.7%

Footnote

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  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.