2021 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 33.97 35.37 106 -4.4%
2 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 14.07 16.56 75 8.1%
3 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 3.59 5.93 25 51.8%
4 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 1.87 5.25 16 157.5%
5 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 5.07 4.66 26 -15.4%
6 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 3.24 3.53 11 0.1%
7 Taipei Medical University (TMU), Taiwan 1.29 2.30 21 63.8%
8 National Health Research Institutes (NHRI), Taiwan 2.63 2.23 12 -22.1%
9 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 3.32 2.14 30 -40.8%
10 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 0.22 1.55 6 540.5%
11 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 1.53 1.46 14 -12.3%
12 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.41 1.11 3 149.5%
13 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 0.84 0.64 7 -29.5%
14 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.02 0.64 3 3,673.8%
15 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 0.11 0.42 5 258.9%
16 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 1.32 0.30 7 -78.9%
17 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 0.07 0.24 1 202.6%
18 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.92 0.23 8 -76.8%
19 Centers for Disease Control, R.O.C. (Taiwan), Taiwan 0.20 1 N/A
20 Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taiwan 0.06 0.17 2 187.1%
21 Chung Shan Medical University (CSMU), Taiwan 0.13 0.17 3 18.2%
22 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 0.17 2 N/A
23 Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, Taiwan 0.72 0.15 2 -81.2%
24 LumiSTAR Biotechnology, Inc., Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
25 AVRDC - The World Vegetable Center, Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
26 Cardinal Tien Hospital (CTH), Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
26 Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
27 Lucina Women and Children Hospital, Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
28 Tungs' Taichung MetroHarbor Hospital, Taiwan 0.11 2 N/A
29 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.03 0.10 2 177.0%
30 National Chi Nan University (NCNU), Taiwan 0.24 0.10 1 -62.2%
30 Center for Drug Evaluation (CDE), Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
31 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 1.90 0.10 3 -95.3%
32 Asia University, Taiwan 0.16 0.09 5 -49.5%
33 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 0.08 0.08 1 0.2%
33 National Kaohsiung Marine University (NKMU), Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
34 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.63 0.08 2 -88.2%
35 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.08 1 N/A
36 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 0.13 0.08 1 -44.9%
37 Tunghai University, Taiwan 0.23 0.07 3 -70.3%
38 En Chu Kong Hospital (ECKH), Taiwan 0.04 0.06 1 60.8%
39 National Pingtung University of Science and Technology (NPUST), Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
40 Taiwan Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW), Taiwan 0.00 0.05 2 2,672.1%
41 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.05 2 N/A
42 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.03 0.04 1 14.8%
43 Taichung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan 0.18 0.04 6 -79.0%
44 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 0.02 0.03 1 53.1%
45 Far Eastern Memorial Hospital (FEMH), Taiwan 0.03 1 N/A
46 National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences (NTUNHS), Taiwan 0.03 1 N/A
47 Senhwa Biosciences, Inc., Taiwan 0.02 1 N/A
48 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.06 0.01 1 -82.5%
49 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  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.