2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 67.57 97.40 187 43.8%
2 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 66.81 87.53 161 30.7%
3 Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), South Korea 49.48 53.74 114 8.4%
4 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 45.42 47.52 123 4.4%
5 Institute for Basic Science (IBS), South Korea 37.20 43.07 158 15.5%
6 Yonsei University, South Korea 32.04 37.28 101 16.1%
7 Korea University, South Korea 31.21 31.69 97 1.3%
8 Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU), South Korea 38.06 27.61 84 -27.6%
9 Hanyang University (HYU), South Korea 22.78 21.89 54 -4.1%
10 Ewha Womans University (Ewha), South Korea 19.61 16.90 42 -14.0%
11 Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), South Korea 21.43 16.21 76 -24.5%
12 Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea 7.10 12.64 28 77.5%
13 Chung-Ang University (CAU), South Korea 14.42 12.37 22 -14.4%
14 Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea 14.32 10.30 23 -28.2%
15 Ajou University (AJOU), South Korea 6.61 10.07 26 52.1%
16 Kyung Hee University (KHU), South Korea 7.03 9.08 35 28.9%
17 Chonnam National University, South Korea 9.06 8.65 19 -4.8%
18 Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST), South Korea 8.21 8.50 16 3.2%
19 Sogang University, South Korea 9.18 7.75 22 -15.7%
20 Korea Basic Science Institute (KBSI), South Korea 4.00 6.02 28 50.1%
21 Samsung Group, South Korea 4.67 5.85 30 24.9%
22 Jeonbuk National University (JBNU), South Korea 3.81 5.71 14 49.5%
23 University of Ulsan (UOU), South Korea 2.79 5.45 16 95.0%
24 Kangwon National University, South Korea 4.33 5.44 12 25.3%
25 Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology (KRICT), South Korea 5.54 5.04 21 -9.2%
26 Chungnam National University (CNU), South Korea 7.58 4.84 17 -36.3%
27 Inha University, South Korea 5.46 4.25 12 -22.4%
28 Chungbuk National University, South Korea 4.51 3.69 9 -18.3%
29 Konkuk University, South Korea 2.33 3.55 12 52.1%
30 Kyungpook National University (KNU), South Korea 6.29 3.26 11 -48.2%
31 Gyeongsang National University (GNU), South Korea 9.06 3.18 9 -64.9%
32 Yeungnam University, South Korea 2.70 3.13 5 15.5%
33 Dongguk University, South Korea 1.90 3.04 14 59.9%
34 Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science (KRISS), South Korea 3.46 2.95 12 -14.9%
35 University of Science and Technology (UST), South Korea 3.39 2.79 23 -17.7%
36 University of Seoul (UOS), South Korea 0.75 2.61 5 247.5%
37 Incheon National University (INU), South Korea 3.75 2.52 9 -33.0%
38 Hallym University, South Korea 1.48 2.46 6 65.4%
39 Soongsil University, South Korea 1.95 2.31 8 18.3%
40 Sejong University, South Korea 1.60 2.23 6 39.2%
41 Hongik University, South Korea 0.14 2.20 5 1,435.5%
42 Kwangwoon University, South Korea 1.67 2.14 3 27.9%
43 Korea Research Institute of Bioscience and Biotechnology (KRIBB), South Korea 2.35 1.84 5 -21.7%
44 Myongji University, South Korea 1.07 1.84 3 71.5%
45 Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI), South Korea 0.43 1.76 9 308.0%
46 Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), South Korea 0.39 1.63 6 316.1%
47 Gachon University (GCU), South Korea 2.71 1.36 6 -49.9%
48 Korea Institute of Energy Research (KIER), South Korea 0.40 1.33 4 233.5%
49 Kyonggi University (KGU), South Korea 0.26 1.17 2 352.0%
50 Mokpo National University, South Korea 1.15 2 N/A
51 Sookmyung Women's University, South Korea 2.32 1.07 7 -54.0%
52 Wonkwang University, South Korea 0.10 1.07 2 969.2%
53 Korea Institute of Materials Science (KIMS), South Korea 0.48 1.02 4 110.0%
54 Hyupsung University, South Korea 0.08 1.00 1 1,097.5%
54 Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS), South Korea 2.21 1.00 1 -54.8%
54 Jeju National University, South Korea 1.00 1 N/A
55 LG Corporation, South Korea 1.27 0.93 5 -27.2%
56 Korea Institute of Ceramic Engineering and Technology (KICET), South Korea 1.58 0.92 3 -41.4%
57 Korea Electrotechnology Research Institute (KERI), South Korea 0.20 0.91 2 352.3%
58 Kookmin University, South Korea 2.74 0.86 7 -68.7%
59 Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea 1.34 0.83 1 -37.9%
60 The Catholic University of Korea, South Korea 2.21 0.75 4 -66.1%
61 Kunsan National University, South Korea 0.45 0.62 4 37.6%
62 AbTis Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.57 1 N/A
63 Pukyong National University (PKNU), South Korea 2.68 0.55 7 -79.4%
64 Dankook University (DKU), South Korea 0.88 0.53 3 -39.2%
65 Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (KISTI), South Korea 0.64 0.50 2 -22.4%
65 Seoul Women's University, South Korea 0.50 1 N/A
66 Kongju National University, South Korea 0.10 0.50 6 415.8%
67 Sungshin Women's University, South Korea 0.29 0.48 2 66.3%
68 National Cancer Center (NCC), South Korea 0.42 0.45 2 8.6%
68 Korea Military Academy (KMA), South Korea 0.45 2 N/A
69 EONE Laboratories, South Korea 0.29 0.44 2 55.2%
70 Daejin University, South Korea 0.89 0.43 1 -51.6%
71 Biometrix Technology Inc. (BMT), South Korea 0.40 1 N/A
72 Chosun University, South Korea 1.06 0.39 3 -63.0%
73 CHA University (CHA), South Korea 0.33 0.38 3 13.1%
73 Kolon Industries, Inc., South Korea 0.38 3 N/A
74 Changwon National University, South Korea 0.37 3 N/A
75 Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
75 Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (DSME), South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
75 Daegu University, South Korea 0.33 1 N/A
75 Sangmyung University, South Korea 0.33 2 N/A
76 Korea Polytechnic University, South Korea 0.14 0.31 2 116.2%
77 Korea Institute of Machinery and Material (KIMM), South Korea 0.32 0.31 2 -3.1%
78 Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO), South Korea 0.10 0.30 1 199.4%
79 Catholic University of Daegu, South Korea 0.28 2 N/A
80 Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KETI), South Korea 0.31 0.25 2 -18.3%
81 Hanbat National University, South Korea 0.38 0.25 1 -33.5%
81 Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST), South Korea 0.25 3 N/A
81 Pico Foundry Inc., South Korea 0.25 1 N/A
82 Gyeongnam National University of Science and Technology (GNTECH), South Korea 0.66 0.23 1 -65.3%
83 Theragen Etex Bio Institute, South Korea 0.22 1 N/A
84 SOL Bio Corporation, South Korea 0.20 1 N/A
85 Silla University, South Korea 0.25 0.19 2 -22.4%
86 GI Innovation Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.18 1 N/A
87 Korea Brain Research Institute (KBRI), South Korea 0.10 0.17 1 66.3%
87 KBIO Osong Medical Innovation Foundation, South Korea 0.15 0.17 1 8.1%
87 Seoul National University of Science and Technology (SeoulTech), South Korea 0.17 0.17 1 -0.2%
88 Soonchunhyang University (SCH), South Korea 1.19 0.14 1 -88.0%
88 Ellipso Technology Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
88 Gyeonggi Business Science Accelerator, South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
89 Aventi Inc., South Korea 0.14 1 N/A
90 Keimyung University (KMU), South Korea 0.13 2 N/A
91 Green Technology Center (GTC), South Korea 0.08 0.13 1 62.2%
91 Korea Institute of S&T Evaluation and Planning (KISTEP), South Korea 0.14 0.13 1 -12.7%
91 Duksung Women's University, South Korea 0.13 1 N/A
92 Korea Automotive Technology Institute (KATECH), South Korea 0.50 0.11 1 -77.8%
92 Korea Institute of Radiological and Medical Sciences (KIRAMS), South Korea 0.64 0.11 1 -82.6%
92 Kumoh National Institute of Technology (KIT), South Korea 1.17 0.11 1 -90.5%
92 Seoul Zoo, South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
92 DKC Corporation, South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
92 Orum Therapeutics Inc., South Korea 0.11 1 N/A
93 Seowon University, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
93 Hyundai Motor Company, South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
93 Republic of Korea Naval Academy (ROKNA), South Korea 0.10 1 N/A
94 Natura Center of Life and Environment, South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
94 NOROO Holdings Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.09 1 N/A
95 Daegu Gyeongbuk Medical Innovation Foundation (DGMIF), South Korea 0.53 0.09 1 -83.5%
96 AmorePacific Corporation, South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
96 NANOBASE Inc., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
97 Celemics, Inc., South Korea 0.14 0.08 1 -44.7%
97 Tomocube, Inc., South Korea 0.08 1 N/A
98 Gangneung-Wonju National University (GWNU), South Korea 0.10 0.07 1 -28.7%
98 Handong Global University (HGU), South Korea 0.33 0.07 1 -78.6%
98 Nano-Bio Regenerative Technology Company Ltd., South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
98 ENF Technology Co., Ltd., South Korea 0.07 1 N/A
99 Korea Polar Research Institute (KOPRI), South Korea 0.73 0.07 1 -90.9%
100 ChunLab, Inc., South Korea 0.06 1 N/A

Footnote

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