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 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 Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Research Center of Iran (CCERCI), Iran 0.56 1.31 3 135.5%
21 Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), Saudi Arabia 0.98 1.30 5 33.4%
22 Ferdowsi University of Mashhad (FUM), Iran 0.17 1.20 2 618.5%
23 Sharif University of Technology (SUT), Iran 1.92 1.12 3 -41.8%
24 Middle East Technical University (METU), Turkey 0.30 1.05 7 251.8%
25 Shiraz University, Iran 1.20 1.03 3 -14.5%
26 Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), Iran 1.02 6 N/A
27 King Faisal University (KFU), Saudi Arabia 0.29 1.01 7 245.5%
28 Kocaeli University, Turkey 1.00 1 N/A
28 Amirkabir University of Technology (AUT), Iran 0.13 1.00 3 698.3%
29 Saudi Arabia Ministry of National Guard Health Affairs (MNG-HA), Saudi Arabia 0.53 1.00 4 89.3%
30 Izmir Institute of Technology (IZTECH), Turkey 2.00 0.97 3 -51.9%
31 Israel Atomic Energy Commission (IAEC), Israel 0.86 0.94 6 8.9%
32 Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU), Qatar 1.10 0.92 6 -16.7%
33 Alzahra University, Iran 0.15 0.90 2 498.7%
34 Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia 0.85 2 N/A
35 University of Yüzüncü, Turkey 0.83 1 N/A
36 Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences (SBMU), Iran 0.80 1 N/A
37 University of Kurdistan, Iran 0.75 2 N/A
38 National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia (NAS), Armenia 0.14 0.71 1 399.0%
39 National Institute for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (NIGEB), Iran 0.70 1 N/A
39 Iran University of Science and Technology (IUST), Iran 0.70 2 N/A
40 Najran University, Saudi Arabia 0.69 2 N/A
41 Sultan Qaboos University (SQU), Oman 1.29 0.68 2 -47.4%
42 Imam Khomeini International University (IKIU), Iran 0.67 1 N/A
43 Aydın Adnan Menderes University (ADU), Turkey 0.08 0.66 2 781.5%
44 COMSATS University Islamabad (CUI), Pakistan 0.41 0.63 5 52.4%
45 Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR), Israel 1.08 0.60 1 -44.7%
46 Khalifa University of Science and Technology, United Arab Emirates 0.72 0.56 6 -22.2%
47 Lebanese University (LU), Lebanon 0.47 0.56 3 18.6%
48 King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre (KFSH&RC), Saudi Arabia 0.55 2 N/A
49 Hacettepe University, Turkey 0.62 0.54 4 -13.2%
50 King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology (KACST), Saudi Arabia 1.20 0.53 5 -56.2%
51 Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia 1.83 0.50 3 -72.5%
52 Shiraz University of Medical Sciences (SUMS), Iran 0.10 0.50 1 399.0%
52 University of Zanjan, Iran 0.50 1 N/A
53 Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University (COMU), Turkey 0.33 0.42 2 24.7%
54 University of Gujrat (UOG), Pakistan 0.37 0.40 2 8.9%
54 Dokuz Eylül University, Turkey 0.40 1 N/A
55 PO-CellTech Ltd., Israel 0.39 1 N/A
56 University of the Punjab, Pakistan 0.38 1 N/A
56 University of Nizwa, Oman 0.38 1 N/A
57 University of Peshawar, Pakistan 0.37 2 N/A
58 Israel Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel 0.35 2 N/A
59 Kharazmi University, Iran 1.02 0.33 1 -67.3%
59 TOF Tech. Pars, Iran 0.33 1 N/A
60 Izmir Kâtip Celebi University, Turkey 0.29 3 N/A
61 Geological Survey of Israel, Israel 0.08 0.25 2 199.1%
61 K. N. Toosi University of Technology (KNTU), Iran 1.50 0.25 1 -83.4%
61 Baqiyatallah University of Medical Sciences (BMSU), Iran 0.25 1 N/A
61 Ataturk University, Turkey 0.25 1 N/A
62 Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University (PNU), Saudi Arabia 0.24 3 N/A
63 Aksaray University, Turkey 0.24 2 N/A
64 University of Tabriz, Iran 0.10 0.23 2 133.3%
65 Marmara University, Turkey 0.21 0.23 2 9.1%
66 American University of Beirut (AUB), Lebanon 2.31 0.23 2 -90.3%
67 Qatar University, Qatar 0.90 0.22 2 -75.3%
68 Taif University, Saudi Arabia 0.22 3 N/A
69 Open University of Israel (OPENU), Israel 0.40 0.22 2 -46.1%
70 Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia 0.06 0.21 5 279.0%
71 Capital University of Science and Technology (CUST), Pakistan 0.21 1 N/A
72 Academic Center for Education, Culture and Research (ACECR), Iran 0.20 1 N/A
72 King Fahad Medical City (KFMC), Saudi Arabia 0.20 1 N/A
72 Yazd University, Iran 0.20 1 N/A
73 Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University (KMU), Turkey 0.11 0.20 3 80.9%
74 University of Karbala (UOK), Iraq 0.20 2 N/A
75 Agricultural University of Georgia, Georgia 0.19 1 N/A
76 Waves Audio Ltd., Israel 0.18 1 N/A
77 University of Al-Ameed, Iraq 0.25 0.17 1 -33.5%
77 Gazi University, Turkey 0.90 0.17 1 -81.5%
77 Yasouj University, Iran 0.17 1 N/A
77 Atilim University, Turkey 0.17 1 N/A
77 Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences (PIEAS), Pakistan 0.17 1 N/A
78 United Arab Emirates University (UAEU), United Arab Emirates 1.25 0.17 5 -86.7%
79 Quaid-i-Azam University (QAU), Pakistan 0.16 0.15 2 -5.1%
80 Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Uzbekistan (UzAS), Uzbekistan 0.08 0.15 4 79.4%
81 Salahaddin University-Erbil, Iraq 0.15 2 N/A
82 University of Balamand (UOB), Lebanon 0.08 0.15 2 94.0%
83 Bursa Technical University (BTU), Turkey 0.13 0.14 1 14.0%
83 University of Sistan and Baluchestan (USB), Iran 0.40 0.14 1 -64.0%
83 Urmia University of Technology (UUT), Iran 0.14 1 N/A
83 Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Israel 0.14 1 N/A
83 Islamia University of Bahawalpur Pakistan (IUB), Pakistan 0.14 1 N/A
84 University of Engineering and Technology Taxila (UET Taxila), Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
84 POF Hospital, Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
84 Tabriz University of Medical Sciences (TUOMS), Iran 0.13 1 N/A
84 University of Maragheh, Iran 0.13 1 N/A
84 Kafkas University, Turkey 0.13 1 N/A
84 University of Kashan, Iran 0.13 1 N/A
84 Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC), Pakistan 0.13 1 N/A
84 Koya University, Iraq 0.13 1 N/A
85 Lebanese German University (LGU), Lebanon 0.13 0.12 2 -0.8%
86 Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, Qatar 0.24 0.11 1 -54.6%
86 Kuwait College Science and Technology (KCST), Kuwait 0.11 1 N/A
87 University of Tikrit, Iraq 0.05 0.10 2 101.5%
88 Yarmouk University, Jordan 0.05 0.10 1 119.5%
88 A'Sharqiyah University (ASU), Oman 0.10 1 N/A
88 Agricultural Research, Education and Extension Organization (AREEO), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
88 Iranian Research Institute of Plant Protection (IRIPP), Iran 0.10 1 N/A
88 Balıkesir University (BAUN), Turkey 0.10 1 N/A
88 Technical and Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC), Saudi Arabia 0.10 1 N/A
89 Isfahan University of Technology (IUT), Iran 0.63 0.08 1 -86.7%
89 University of Karachi, Pakistan 1.00 0.08 1 -91.7%
89 Israeli Center of Advanced Diamond Technology (ICDAT), Israel 0.08 1 N/A
90 Yildiz Technical University (YTU), Turkey 0.13 0.07 1 -43.0%
90 Islamic Azad University (IAU), Iran 0.39 0.07 1 -81.5%
91 L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University (ENU), Kazakhstan 0.25 0.06 1 -75.1%
91 Faculty of Science, Trakya University, Turkey 0.06 1 N/A
92 Sapir College, Israel 0.06 1 N/A
92 ALYN Woldenberg Family Hospital, Israel 0.06 1 N/A
93 National Center of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (NCTLD), Georgia 0.05 1 N/A
94 University of Hail (UOH), Saudi Arabia 0.05 1 N/A
94 Azrieli College of Engineering Jerusalem (JCE), Israel 0.05 1 N/A
94 Iran Ministry of Health and Medical Education (MOHME), Iran 0.05 1 N/A
94 Achva Academic College, Israel 0.05 1 N/A
95 The University of Jordan, Jordan 0.20 0.05 1 -77.3%
95 Boğaziçi University (BU), Turkey 0.05 1 N/A
96 Abdullah Gül University, Turkey 0.48 0.04 1 -91.3%
96 Kadir Has University (KHU), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
96 Petroleum University of Technology (PUT), Iran 0.04 1 N/A
96 İskenderun Technical University (ISTE), Turkey 0.04 1 N/A
97 Sabanci University (SU), Turkey 0.35 0.04 1 -89.0%
98 Ege University, Turkey 1.17 0.03 1 -97.1%
98 Kuwait University (KU), Kuwait 0.03 1 N/A
98 Al-Baha University, Saudi Arabia 0.03 1 N/A
99 Lorestan University, Iran 0.03 1 N/A
100 Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University, Saudi Arabia 0.04 0.03 1 -38.6%

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.