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 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 431.41 461.85 1,308 3.2%
3 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 456.35 448.50 1,270 -5.2%
4 Peking University (PKU), China 438.30 446.11 1,634 -1.9%
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 408.57 425.66 2,503 0.5%
6 Nanjing University (NJU), China 426.56 417.89 1,022 -5.5%
7 Tsinghua University, China 429.01 394.09 1,360 -11.4%
8 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 330.20 342.07 850 -0.1%
9 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 253.73 300.27 851 14.1%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 244.55 295.15 839 16.4%
11 Fudan University, China 271.65 291.18 799 3.4%
12 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 260.16 269.22 715 -0.2%
13 Kyoto University, Japan 252.11 267.94 696 2.5%
14 Nankai University (NKU), China 244.90 230.53 565 -9.2%
15 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 128.09 221.61 591 66.8%
16 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 231.95 221.41 571 -8.0%
17 Sichuan University (SCU), China 223.78 220.61 396 -4.9%
18 Wuhan University (WHU), China 217.16 208.92 496 -7.2%
19 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 168.34 199.80 552 14.4%
20 Soochow University, China 229.36 197.13 424 -17.1%
21 Xiamen University (XMU), China 182.90 195.41 395 3.0%
22 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 151.84 189.28 400 20.2%
23 Osaka University, Japan 182.59 185.04 520 -2.3%
24 Jilin University (JLU), China 161.88 180.65 415 7.6%
25 Tianjin University (TJU), China 157.12 173.64 662 6.6%
26 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 195.02 171.84 461 -15.0%
27 RIKEN, Japan 124.74 164.48 707 27.1%
28 Tohoku University, Japan 142.55 162.21 481 9.7%
29 The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia 116.36 160.78 522 33.2%
30 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 133.32 155.01 544 12.1%
31 Nagoya University, Japan 112.83 147.44 417 26.0%
32 Hunan University (HNU), China 144.25 140.66 295 -6.0%
33 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 116.93 140.07 326 15.5%
34 Shandong University (SDU), China 122.11 135.80 596 7.2%
35 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 149.51 134.95 385 -13.0%
36 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 108.72 130.25 302 15.5%
37 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 120.74 127.97 378 2.2%
38 Tongji University, China 110.20 127.16 433 11.3%
39 Monash University, Australia 131.79 125.43 540 -8.2%
40 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 120.55 125.36 407 0.3%
41 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 115.86 124.72 297 3.8%
42 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 122.99 123.26 319 -3.4%
43 Hokkaido University, Japan 111.33 113.26 289 -1.9%
44 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 119.42 113.14 311 -8.6%
45 Kyushu University, Japan 100.61 111.36 339 6.7%
46 The University of Melbourne (UniMelb), Australia 102.52 110.75 580 4.2%
47 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 117.86 108.76 268 -11.0%
48 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 80.58 103.38 420 23.7%
49 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 72.51 99.06 366 31.7%
50 Yonsei University, South Korea 88.08 96.57 317 5.7%
51 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 90.21 94.91 419 1.5%
52 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 108.53 93.80 185 -16.7%
53 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 67.21 93.41 314 34.0%
54 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 105.83 92.81 202 -15.4%
55 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 90.90 92.57 381 -1.8%
56 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS), Japan 84.93 91.85 372 4.3%
57 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 81.99 90.72 254 6.7%
58 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 84.80 90.69 221 3.1%
59 Central South University (CSU), China 87.64 88.77 275 -2.3%
60 Australian National University (ANU), Australia 104.58 87.71 328 -19.1%
61 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 89.27 85.82 342 -7.3%
62 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 86.39 84.94 210 -5.2%
63 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 77.74 84.13 269 4.3%
64 Southeast University (SEU), China 81.26 83.88 210 -0.5%
65 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 87.23 78.79 192 -12.9%
66 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 69.05 78.36 320 9.4%
67 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 69.66 77.15 335 6.8%
68 Indian Institute of Science (IISc), India 84.82 76.97 193 -12.5%
69 Southwest University (SWU), China 78.21 76.68 121 -5.5%
70 Beihang University (BUAA), China 90.07 76.54 352 -18.1%
71 Jinan University (JNU), China 66.02 75.97 200 11.0%
72 National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan 71.49 75.84 258 2.3%
73 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 65.43 75.31 213 11.0%
74 Chongqing University (CQU), China 59.18 74.92 171 22.1%
75 The University of Sydney (USYD), Australia 80.45 74.72 376 -10.4%
76 Korea University, South Korea 65.29 74.56 316 10.1%
77 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 86.95 73.37 280 -18.6%
78 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 66.98 72.58 141 4.5%
79 ShanghaiTech University, China 53.00 70.41 280 28.1%
80 Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore 73.40 66.82 260 -12.2%
81 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 63.92 64.11 167 -3.3%
82 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 90.26 60.23 122 -35.7%
83 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 54.46 59.74 119 5.8%
84 Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), India 61.33 59.33 197 -6.7%
85 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 49.36 58.24 134 13.8%
86 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 41.77 58.02 220 33.9%
87 Northwest University (NWU), China 54.93 55.76 117 -2.1%
88 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 53.51 55.58 198 0.1%
89 Shanghai University (SHU), China 60.39 54.63 139 -12.8%
90 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India 68.70 54.31 125 -23.8%
91 Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI), India 56.83 53.48 202 -9.3%
92 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 45.96 52.35 154 9.8%
93 Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay), India 50.41 52.05 124 -0.4%
94 University of Tsukuba, Japan 54.92 50.62 239 -11.1%
95 Keio University, Japan 43.65 49.69 142 9.8%
96 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 32.00 48.84 181 47.2%
97 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 48.85 48.71 91 -3.9%
98 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 58.03 48.31 158 -19.7%
99 Henan University (HENU), China 45.77 48.27 117 1.7%
100 Donghua University (DHU), China 42.70 46.96 106 6.1%
101 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 49.71 46.83 193 -9.2%
102 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 43.61 46.82 147 3.5%
103 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 41.84 45.98 107 6.0%
104 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 25.03 45.77 127 76.4%
105 Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science (IACS), India 40.66 45.44 88 7.8%
106 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 42.88 44.96 114 1.1%
107 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 55.08 43.88 150 -23.2%
108 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.04 43.59 116 55.5%
109 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.52 43.59 101 1.2%
110 The University of Western Australia (UWA), Australia 51.50 43.56 244 -18.4%
111 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 53.23 43.08 187 -22.0%
112 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 40.55 42.86 181 1.9%
113 The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Australia 38.44 42.59 248 6.8%
114 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata), India 35.88 42.05 63 13.0%
115 Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST), Japan 25.66 41.79 107 57.1%
116 The University of Adelaide (Adelaide Uni), Australia 39.90 41.21 236 -0.4%
117 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 49.82 40.92 158 -20.8%
118 Nanchang University (NCU), China 40.74 40.58 94 -3.9%
119 Shanxi University (SXU), China 28.72 40.48 155 35.9%
120 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 45.65 40.31 72 -14.9%
121 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 37.60 39.78 96 2.0%
122 Jiangnan University, China 36.18 39.67 78 5.7%
123 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 26.73 37.32 165 34.6%
124 Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), India 21.14 37.30 60 70.1%
125 University of Wollongong (UOW), Australia 41.85 36.72 145 -15.4%
126 Kanazawa University (KU), Japan 32.75 36.63 102 7.9%
127 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 42.74 36.56 79 -17.5%
128 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 34.50 36.05 144 0.7%
129 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 28.90 35.85 203 19.6%
130 National Institutes of Natural Sciences (NINS), Japan 33.83 35.80 195 2.1%
131 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 24.40 35.67 70 40.9%
132 Northeastern University (NEU), China 25.67 35.64 69 33.8%
133 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 30.02 35.52 112 14.1%
134 Okayama University, Japan 41.25 35.01 120 -18.2%
135 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 43.53 34.48 124 -23.6%
136 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 17.54 33.56 60 84.5%
137 Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur), India 30.44 33.36 68 5.7%
138 Henan Normal University, China 48.80 33.30 91 -34.2%
139 Kobe University, Japan 21.63 33.23 145 48.1%
140 Hiroshima University (HU), Japan 34.52 32.61 120 -8.9%
141 Ningbo University (NBU), China 17.06 32.49 82 83.6%
142 Curtin University, Australia 35.93 32.48 152 -12.8%
143 University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia 21.93 32.15 105 41.4%
144 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 25.40 31.87 87 21.0%
145 The University of Auckland, New Zealand 29.12 31.76 189 5.2%
146 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 27.81 31.41 72 8.9%
147 Waseda University, Japan 25.63 31.07 104 16.9%
148 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.87 30.57 62 41.2%
149 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 24.17 30.48 158 21.6%
150 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 32.83 30.41 114 -10.7%
151 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 34.69 30.10 67 -16.3%
152 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune), India 25.53 30.04 101 13.5%
153 Yunnan University (YNU), China 24.19 29.94 76 19.4%
154 High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK), Japan 21.90 29.66 200 30.6%
155 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 27.14 29.47 79 4.7%
156 Chiba University, Japan 21.27 29.10 106 31.9%
157 Macquarie University, Australia 29.09 29.01 142 -3.8%
158 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Australia 24.49 28.55 113 12.4%
159 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 14.29 28.38 65 91.6%
160 Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati), India 34.48 28.11 48 -21.4%
161 Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia 25.10 28.10 125 7.9%
162 Hebei University (HBU), China 16.82 27.97 62 60.4%
163 University of Otago, New Zealand 32.88 27.59 138 -19.1%
164 Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras), India 42.62 27.06 133 -38.8%
165 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 21.66 26.93 90 19.9%
166 Qingdao University (QU), China 30.16 26.39 78 -15.6%
167 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.99 26.24 61 58.2%
168 University of Jinan (UJN), China 44.96 26.20 62 -43.8%
169 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 25.70 25.67 51 -3.7%
170 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 20.94 25.37 101 16.8%
171 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 21.74 25.30 101 12.2%
172 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 21.99 25.01 103 9.7%
173 Changzhou University (CZU), China 34.60 24.97 45 -30.4%
174 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 38.15 24.59 72 -37.8%
175 China University of Petroleum (CUP), China 17.11 24.45 51 37.8%
176 Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan 26.20 24.09 89 -11.4%
177 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 19.45 24.01 83 19.1%
178 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 22.25 23.66 227 2.5%
179 Guangzhou University (GU), China 14.02 23.22 68 59.7%
180 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 27.15 23.13 80 -17.8%
181 Griffith University, Australia 23.70 23.00 85 -6.4%
182 Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT Kharagpur), India 23.76 22.80 36 -7.5%
183 Hohai University (HHU), China 9.97 22.71 56 119.6%
184 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 29.87 22.16 63 -28.5%
185 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 20.88 22.13 56 2.2%
186 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 16.06 22.09 106 32.6%
187 Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU), Japan 10.63 22.04 68 99.9%
188 Tokyo University of Science (TUS), Japan 24.32 21.79 68 -13.6%
189 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 25.20 21.54 73 -17.6%
190 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 15.50 21.40 46 33.1%
191 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 18.64 21.12 53 9.2%
192 University of Tasmania (UTAS), Australia 18.08 20.96 123 11.8%
193 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 25.08 20.91 35 -19.6%
194 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal), India 22.85 20.55 29 -13.3%
195 University of Macau (UM), China 15.33 20.29 83 27.6%
196 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 21.89 19.91 63 -12.3%
197 Capital Medical University, China 12.28 19.89 112 56.1%
198 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 25.80 19.83 49 -25.9%
199 Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR), India 23.08 19.66 64 -17.8%
200 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 15.84 19.65 47 19.7%
201 The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai), Japan 16.73 19.43 139 12.0%
202 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 16.04 19.40 62 16.6%
203 Wuyi University, China 10.60 19.33 54 75.8%
204 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 16.91 19.15 51 9.2%
205 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali), India 17.12 18.98 36 6.9%
206 Westlake University, China 6.95 18.41 82 155.6%
207 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 20.98 18.40 58 -15.4%
208 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 20.12 18.29 38 -12.3%
209 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.15 18.26 67 -16.7%
210 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 19.25 18.18 52 -8.9%
211 Osaka Prefecture University (OPU), Japan 18.18 18.05 50 -4.2%
212 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 12.80 17.93 54 35.1%
213 Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU), Japan 14.36 17.52 107 17.6%
214 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 11.98 17.51 55 41.0%
215 Kumamoto University, Japan 18.29 17.47 60 -7.9%
216 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 14.51 17.44 26 15.9%
217 Swinburne University of Technology, Australia 15.43 17.41 100 8.8%
218 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM), India 11.52 17.34 28 45.1%
219 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 17.18 17.08 40 -4.1%
220 Nantong University (NTU), China 12.31 16.90 57 32.4%
221 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 16.68 16.87 125 -2.5%
222 Research Organization of Information and Systems (ROIS), Japan 14.29 16.86 89 13.8%
223 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 8.81 16.72 33 82.9%
224 Victoria University of Wellington (Victoria), New Zealand 16.82 16.60 98 -4.9%
225 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 17.97 16.48 60 -11.6%
226 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 25.21 15.99 49 -38.8%
227 Deakin University, Australia 13.00 15.75 66 16.9%
228 India Department of Space (DOS), India 16.24 15.57 29 -7.6%
229 Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi), India 12.64 15.46 34 17.9%
230 Toyota Group, Japan 16.79 15.39 38 -11.6%
231 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 10.85 15.28 58 35.8%
232 Samsung Group, South Korea 10.36 15.09 76 40.4%
233 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 12.35 15.03 33 17.4%
234 James Cook University (JCU), Australia 14.26 14.99 70 1.4%
235 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 21.07 14.95 43 -31.6%
236 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 15.35 14.94 55 -6.2%
237 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 11.92 14.93 44 20.7%
238 Xidian University, China 14.68 14.85 46 -2.5%
239 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 15.62 14.77 102 -8.9%
240 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 15.65 14.62 43 -9.9%
241 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 7.46 14.60 78 88.6%
242 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 12.57 14.60 23 12.0%
243 Yanshan University (YSU), China 14.08 14.33 44 -1.8%
244 Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Singapore 17.59 14.23 41 -22.0%
245 University of Hyderabad (UoH), India 18.24 14.23 54 -24.8%
246 Sogang University, South Korea 12.59 14.11 42 8.0%
247 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 19.12 14.01 42 -29.3%
248 Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI), Japan 9.96 13.86 130 34.2%
249 Nagoya Institute of Technology (NITech), Japan 10.24 13.85 26 30.4%
250 Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan 12.80 13.74 37 3.5%
251 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 9.79 13.73 43 35.2%
252 Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar), India 9.61 13.72 35 37.6%
253 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.34 13.59 36 57.1%
254 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 14.99 13.57 45 -12.7%
255 Hainan University (HU), China 11.43 13.53 33 14.2%
256 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 16.64 13.13 23 -23.9%
257 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 14.32 13.13 56 -11.6%
258 University of Canterbury (UC), New Zealand 9.85 12.99 150 27.2%
259 Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC), Thailand 8.76 12.88 27 41.8%
260 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 12.79 12.70 41 -4.2%
261 Chonnam National University, South Korea 16.36 12.60 105 -25.7%
262 Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT), Japan 17.60 12.59 24 -31.0%
263 National Institutes for Quantum and Radiological Science and Technology (QST), Japan 11.65 12.54 52 3.8%
264 Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO), Australia 13.75 12.51 93 -12.3%
265 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 7.58 12.39 40 57.6%
266 Taizhou University (TZU), China 5.76 12.38 33 107.0%
267 Guangxi University (GXU), China 6.71 12.29 73 76.8%
268 QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Australia 9.87 12.29 86 20.0%
269 Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research (WEHI), Australia 8.52 12.29 80 39.0%
270 Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore), India 10.36 12.24 47 13.9%
271 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 10.85 12.21 47 8.5%
272 Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT), Japan 18.71 12.19 39 -37.2%
273 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 19.13 12.09 46 -39.0%
274 Gifu University, Japan 14.32 12.06 36 -18.8%
275 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 10.59 12.05 64 9.7%
276 Shantou University (STU), China 9.27 12.03 45 25.1%
277 Inner Mongolia University, China 10.02 12.00 25 15.5%
278 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 14.16 11.93 273 -18.8%
279 Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee), India 12.89 11.91 17 -10.9%
280 University of Delhi (DU), India 14.84 11.71 77 -23.9%
281 Osaka City University (OCU), Japan 13.37 11.56 52 -16.6%
282 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 13.78 11.53 37 -19.4%
283 Yamagata University, Japan 9.64 11.49 41 15.0%
284 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 14.76 11.43 33 -25.3%
285 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 4.84 11.29 51 124.7%
286 Ehime University, Japan 13.78 11.27 43 -21.2%
287 Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH), India 3.48 11.20 38 210.0%
288 Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST), Japan 14.45 11.09 33 -26.0%
289 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 9.82 11.00 86 8.0%
290 GNS Science, New Zealand 15.45 10.92 64 -31.8%
291 Niigata University, Japan 7.36 10.82 58 41.8%
292 Yokohama City University (YCU), Japan 5.86 10.74 59 76.7%
293 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 10.24 10.70 30 0.8%
294 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 9.71 10.52 68 4.5%
295 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 8.07 10.51 38 25.6%
296 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 5.70 10.31 34 74.4%
297 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 9.85 10.30 42 0.8%
298 Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand 11.14 10.29 92 -10.9%
299 La Trobe University, Australia 12.74 10.28 86 -22.2%
300 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 4.45 10.27 16 122.6%
301 Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA), Japan 8.49 10.24 29 16.3%
302 Shinshu University (SU), Japan 17.20 10.21 91 -42.8%
303 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 7.26 10.20 30 35.4%
304 Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), Japan 6.89 10.19 86 42.5%
305 Jadavpur University (JU), India 13.37 10.18 14 -26.6%
306 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 5.04 10.06 35 92.5%
307 S. N. Bose National Centre for Basic Sciences (SNBNCBS), India 6.58 10.04 25 47.0%
308 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 7.28 9.91 26 31.2%
309 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 3.69 9.87 24 157.9%
310 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.28 9.87 34 2.6%
311 University of Calcutta (CU), India 5.24 9.80 17 80.3%
312 Sejong University, South Korea 12.61 9.79 104 -25.1%
313 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 9.85 9.78 31 -4.2%
314 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 7.80 9.68 56 19.7%
315 Konkuk University, South Korea 10.61 9.55 36 -13.2%
316 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 11.83 9.49 108 -22.7%
317 Kangwon National University, South Korea 6.24 9.45 28 46.2%
318 Sichuan Normal University, China 5.58 9.45 23 63.1%
319 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 14.72 9.22 24 -39.6%
320 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 13.43 9.14 26 -34.3%
321 Gakushuin University, Japan 5.46 9.11 19 61.0%
322 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 9.01 9.04 27 -3.2%
323 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 6.11 8.95 36 41.4%
324 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 8.08 8.90 22 6.2%
325 Kyoto Institute of Technology (KIT), Japan 4.38 8.89 16 95.5%
326 The University of Newcastle (UON), Australia 14.76 8.77 58 -42.7%
327 The Kitasato Institute, Japan 7.06 8.74 34 19.3%
328 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 4.27 8.71 15 96.7%
329 Massey University, New Zealand 9.83 8.69 77 -14.8%
330 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 5.60 8.68 23 49.6%
331 Gunma University, Japan 6.51 8.57 34 27.0%
332 Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), India 4.66 8.57 12 77.4%
333 Inha University, South Korea 12.29 8.51 49 -33.2%
334 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 4.70 8.51 22 74.5%
335 Hitachi, Ltd., Japan 2.16 8.49 32 279.2%
336 Tokushima University, Japan 11.60 8.47 34 -29.5%
337 Nagasaki University, Japan 4.01 8.44 30 102.9%
338 National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan 5.27 8.41 36 53.9%
339 Shizuoka University, Japan 10.23 8.38 24 -21.0%
340 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 3.66 8.25 47 117.4%
341 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 4.75 8.22 35 66.9%
342 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 8.23 8.22 22 -3.7%
343 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 5.94 8.16 29 32.4%
344 India Ministry of Science and Technology, India 10.83 8.11 31 -27.8%
345 Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Japan 8.92 8.10 49 -12.4%
346 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 9.41 8.10 27 -17.0%
347 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 7.60 8.08 42 2.6%
348 Yokohama National University (YNU), Japan 8.33 8.07 23 -6.5%
349 The University of Electro-Communications (UEC), Japan 8.57 7.96 24 -10.5%
350 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 8.17 7.91 32 -6.6%
351 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 4.92 7.90 36 54.7%
352 Aoyama Gakuin University, Japan 10.02 7.89 14 -24.1%
353 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 4.91 7.88 30 54.6%
354 Nagoya City University, Japan 8.83 7.78 32 -15.0%
355 BGI, China 10.33 7.74 52 -27.8%
356 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 6.02 7.73 24 23.7%
357 Garvan Institute of Medical Research, Australia 7.44 7.72 58 0.0%
358 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 5.49 7.70 30 35.3%
359 Kindai University, Japan 6.92 7.69 31 7.1%
360 Flinders University, Australia 5.23 7.67 38 41.5%
361 Yamaguchi University, Japan 3.88 7.65 24 90.3%
362 Western Sydney University, Australia 4.69 7.62 54 56.8%
363 Saitama University, Japan 6.89 7.62 26 6.5%
364 National Institute of Infectious Diseases (NIID), Japan 3.56 7.57 24 105.2%
365 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 4.90 7.56 211 48.8%
366 University of Shizuoka, Japan 6.21 7.54 20 17.1%
367 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 3.77 7.50 12 91.7%
368 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 8.48 7.41 32 -15.7%
369 Yantai University (YTU), China 4.21 7.37 35 68.9%
370 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 10.30 7.29 30 -31.8%
371 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 9.22 7.25 76 -24.2%
372 Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), India 14.82 7.10 89 -53.8%
373 The University of South Australia (UniSA), Australia 9.64 7.05 50 -29.5%
374 University of Hyogo, Japan 4.37 6.95 22 53.3%
375 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.81 6.92 20 75.2%
376 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 6.95 6.88 30 -4.5%
377 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 6.14 6.88 28 8.0%
378 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.77 6.84 27 38.2%
379 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 6.66 6.80 25 -1.6%
380 Nihon University, Japan 5.57 6.79 34 17.7%
381 Shimane University, Japan 3.56 6.79 21 83.7%
382 Jining University (JNXY), China 3.38 6.77 8 93.2%
383 Phenikaa University, Vietnam 1.48 6.76 10 339.5%
384 Institute of Microbial Chemistry (IMC), Japan 9.88 6.71 10 -34.5%
385 National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT), Japan 6.15 6.70 27 5.0%
386 Chuo University, Japan 4.70 6.68 14 37.1%
387 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 4.74 6.67 23 35.9%
388 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 10.53 6.66 21 -39.0%
389 Tokyo University of Pharmacy and Life Sciences (TUPLS), Japan 9.77 6.48 15 -36.1%
390 Chengdu University (CDU), China 6.80 6.44 16 -8.7%
391 Melbourne Health, Australia 5.28 6.38 99 16.5%
392 Visva-Bharati University, India 5.25 6.37 40 17.0%
393 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 3.88 6.27 19 55.8%
394 Guizhou University (GZU), China 13.47 6.25 13 -55.3%
395 Toyota Technological Institute (TTI), Japan 3.88 6.20 13 53.9%
396 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 4.23 6.19 60 41.0%
397 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 4.78 6.18 20 24.9%
398 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 6.19 6.15 47 -4.2%
399 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 4.90 6.12 18 20.4%
400 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 13.37 6.10 30 -56.0%
401 Ritsumeikan University, Japan 10.10 6.07 27 -42.0%
402 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.23 6.03 27 80.1%
403 Ibaraki University, Japan 3.89 5.92 22 46.8%
404 Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (IGAKUKEN), Japan 5.16 5.92 21 10.6%
405 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 2.42 5.91 20 135.7%
406 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 5.85 5.88 31 -3.1%
407 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 2.64 5.87 20 114.3%
408 Indian Institute of Technology Ropar (IIT Ropar), India 4.81 5.83 9 16.7%
409 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.56 5.82 31 258.9%
410 Anyang Normal University, China 6.05 5.80 11 -7.5%
411 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 11.55 5.80 20 -51.5%
412 Toho University, Japan 3.82 5.79 29 46.1%
413 Jianghan University, China 4.13 5.79 31 35.1%
414 Rikkyo University, Japan 5.53 5.73 32 -0.2%
415 Juntendo University, Japan 4.40 5.72 27 25.4%
416 Southern Cross University (SCU), Australia 6.23 5.72 22 -11.4%
417 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.95 5.72 18 -7.3%
418 Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Tirupati (IISER Tirupati), India 0.41 5.72 14 1,240.2%
419 Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine (inStem), India 3.61 5.72 20 52.7%
420 Centre of Biomedical Research (CBMR), India 4.38 5.67 7 24.7%
421 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 4.04 5.63 171 34.4%
422 Dongguk University, South Korea 9.29 5.59 25 -42.0%
423 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 7.46 5.54 22 -28.3%
424 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.79 5.53 27 -7.9%
425 Fujian Medical University, China 10.70 5.53 18 -50.2%
426 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 2.33 5.50 23 127.2%
427 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.17 5.48 14 66.8%
428 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 5.04 5.41 16 3.7%
429 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 9.12 5.41 23 -42.9%
430 Kanagawa University, Japan 6.34 5.40 15 -17.9%
431 Hirosaki University, Japan 4.00 5.39 23 30.0%
432 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 2.16 5.31 11 136.8%
433 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.79 5.30 19 34.7%
434 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 4.03 5.26 20 25.9%
435 Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia 6.55 5.21 18 -23.3%
436 Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City (VNU-HCM), Vietnam 1.16 5.21 12 332.3%
437 Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS Pilani), India 7.53 5.21 10 -33.3%
438 Chang'an University, China 2.27 5.20 18 120.6%
439 Anhui University of Technology, China 4.69 5.19 11 6.7%
440 Doshisha University, Japan 3.77 5.17 14 32.1%
441 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 6.63 5.16 16 -24.9%
442 University of Toyama, Japan 9.36 5.13 21 -47.2%
443 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.22 5.05 31 -6.7%
444 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 3.25 5.03 17 49.5%
445 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 5.01 4.99 15 -4.1%
446 Shanghai Academy of Environmental Sciences (SAES), China 1.70 4.96 12 181.0%
447 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 5.31 4.89 26 -11.2%
448 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 5.86 4.87 22 -19.8%
449 Hebei Normal University, China 6.34 4.85 23 -26.2%
450 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 1.60 4.83 13 191.0%
451 Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, China 0.70 4.81 37 564.3%
452 WuXi AppTec, China 1.59 4.78 18 189.6%
453 Tiangong University (TGU), China 6.92 4.78 17 -33.4%
454 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 1.99 4.77 20 131.2%
455 Indian Institute of Technology Mandi (IIT Mandi), India 1.47 4.77 9 212.4%
456 Yeungnam University, South Korea 5.16 4.77 12 -11.0%
457 National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research Ltd. (NIWA), New Zealand 2.88 4.75 39 59.0%
458 Meiji University, Japan 3.47 4.72 21 31.4%
459 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 8.91 4.72 62 -48.9%
460 Kochi University, Japan 4.13 4.72 25 10.2%
461 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 1.87 4.71 26 142.3%
462 Shandong University of Technology, China 4.64 4.70 16 -2.4%
463 Inter-University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics (IUCAA), India 3.41 4.65 16 31.6%
464 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 9.29 4.61 8 -52.2%
465 Raman Research Institute (RRI), India 0.77 4.60 10 475.2%
466 University of South China (USC), China 3.35 4.54 31 30.8%
467 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 6.96 4.51 17 -37.6%
468 Liaoning Shihua University, China 1.72 4.40 8 147.0%
469 National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Resilience (NIED), Japan 7.41 4.40 13 -42.8%
470 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 2.38 4.38 18 77.5%
471 Tottori University, Japan 2.39 4.37 13 76.5%
472 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.33 4.36 8 26.2%
473 Banaras Hindu University (BHU), India 3.11 4.35 21 35.1%
474 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.86 4.33 13 46.0%
475 Luoyang Normal University, China 6.45 4.31 14 -35.5%
476 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.75 4.31 7 453.5%
477 North University of China (NUC), China 4.44 4.30 11 -6.7%
478 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 5.14 4.29 12 -19.6%
479 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 3.55 4.23 14 14.9%
480 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 5.90 4.23 21 -30.8%
481 Kobe Pharmaceutical University, Japan 0.41 4.23 6 892.9%
482 SRM Institute of Science and Technology, India 7.75 4.19 17 -47.8%
483 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 1.73 4.17 15 132.3%
484 Indian Institute of Technology - Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad (IIT-ISM), India 1.21 4.17 6 230.9%
485 UGC-DAE Consortium for Scientific Research, India 2.96 4.13 11 34.7%
486 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 4.89 4.13 16 -18.5%
487 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 1.80 4.13 9 120.8%
488 National Agriculture and Food Research Organization (NARO), Japan 4.62 4.11 18 -14.2%
489 Kawasaki Institute of Industry Promotion, Japan 1.87 4.11 9 112.0%
490 Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar, India 2.19 4.11 64 80.8%
491 Fukuoka University, Japan 2.46 4.09 12 60.4%
492 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 3.63 4.09 19 8.5%
493 Korea Astronomy and Space Science Institute (KASI), South Korea 5.07 4.06 38 -22.6%
494 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 5.56 4.05 18 -29.8%
495 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 3.40 4.03 16 14.2%
496 Kansai University, Japan 2.24 4.00 8 71.7%
497 Spintronics Research Network of Japan (Spin-RnJ), Japan 3.50 3.98 62 9.6%
498 National Institutes for Food and Drug Control (NIFDC), China 0.27 3.91 20 1,323.1%
499 Kyoto Sangyo University, Japan 4.27 3.89 20 -12.3%
500 China Medical University (CMU), China 5.82 3.88 28 -35.7%

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