2021 tables: Institutions - physical 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 National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan 26.86 40.44 192 40.2%
2 National Tsing Hua University (NTHU), Taiwan 24.34 25.46 139 -2.6%
3 National Chiao Tung University (NCTU), Taiwan 12.60 17.56 72 29.7%
4 Academia Sinica, Taiwan 16.50 14.02 154 -20.9%
5 National Cheng Kung University (NCKU), Taiwan 6.97 7.47 43 -0.3%
6 National Central University (NCU), Taiwan 6.63 6.07 77 -14.9%
7 National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center (NSRRC), Taiwan 5.41 5.09 38 -12.5%
8 National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU), Taiwan 3.07 4.14 21 25.4%
9 Taiwan Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Taiwan 3.80 3.25 56 -20.3%
10 Formosa Plastics Group, Taiwan 1.86 2.99 7 49.6%
11 National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST), Taiwan 2.48 2.50 10 -6.2%
12 National Chung Cheng University (CCU), Taiwan 0.20 2.45 6 1,039.6%
13 National Chung Hsing University (NCHU), Taiwan 1.92 1.85 7 -10.3%
14 Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU), Taiwan 1.47 1.75 7 10.8%
15 Tamkang University (TKU), Taiwan 2.41 1.67 11 -35.5%
16 National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT), Taiwan 0.59 1.35 5 114.1%
17 National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Taiwan 2.57 1.15 6 -58.5%
18 Industrial Technology Research Institute (ITRI), Taiwan 0.66 1.05 5 47.8%
19 National Chiayi University, Taiwan 0.05 1.00 1 1,854.9%
19 Atomic Energy Council (AEC), Taiwan 0.16 1.00 1 479.2%
20 Foxconn Technology Group, Taiwan 0.86 0.82 6 -11.9%
21 China Medical University (CMU), Taiwan 0.40 0.76 13 79.1%
22 Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), Taiwan 0.03 0.69 7 1,811.0%
23 National Taiwan Ocean University (NTOU), Taiwan 0.58 0.62 6 0.5%
24 Taiwan Semiconductor Research Institute (TSRI), Taiwan 0.20 0.50 3 132.7%
24 National Dong Hwa University (NDHU), Taiwan 1.00 0.50 1 -53.5%
25 National Applied Research Laboratories (NARLabs), Taiwan 0.38 0.49 2 20.1%
26 National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), Taiwan 0.37 2 N/A
27 Kaohsiung Medical University (KMU), Taiwan 0.14 0.31 3 111.3%
28 Central Taiwan University of Science and Technology (CTUST), Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
28 National Defense Medical Center (NDMC), Taiwan 0.25 1 N/A
29 Fu Jen Catholic University (FJU), Taiwan 0.25 8 N/A
30 National Yunlin University of Science and Technology (YunTech), Taiwan 0.05 0.23 1 329.6%
31 Feng Chia University (FCU), Taiwan 0.02 0.20 1 737.8%
32 Soochow University (SU), Taiwan 0.18 3 N/A
33 Taiwan Ministry of Economic Affairs, Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
33 National Defense University, Taiwan 0.17 1 N/A
34 National Yang-Ming University (NYMU), Taiwan 0.11 0.14 2 18.2%
34 I-Shou University, Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
34 National Tainan Junior College of Nursing (NTJCN), Taiwan 0.14 1 N/A
35 Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.13 1 N/A
36 National United University, Taiwan 0.25 0.12 11 -56.3%
37 Chinese Culture University, Taiwan 0.11 1 N/A
38 National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology (NKUST), Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
38 Kun Shan University, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
38 National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
38 Chia Nan University of Pharmacy and Science, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
38 Chi Mei Medical Center, Taiwan 0.10 1 N/A
39 Realtek Semiconductor Corporation, Taiwan 0.06 1 N/A
40 Lunghwa University of Science and Technology, Taiwan 0.05 1 N/A
41 Yuan Ze University, Taiwan 0.67 0.04 1 -94.2%
41 The Presbyterian Church in Taiwan (PCT), Taiwan 0.04 1 N/A
42 R.O.C Naval Academy, Taiwan 0.03 1 N/A
43 Delta Electronics, Inc., Taiwan 0.03 0.02 4 -39.6%
43 Chilisin Electronics Corporation, Taiwan 0.03 0.02 4 -39.6%
44 Taipei Veterans General Hospital (TPEVGH), Taiwan 0.06 0.02 1 -69.0%
45 National Chung-Shan Institute of Science and Technology (NCSIST), Taiwan 0.06 0.01 1 -86.0%

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.
  3. Nature Index recognizes that many other factors must be taken into account when considering research quality and institutional performance; Nature Index metrics alone should not be used to assess institutions or individuals.
  4. Nature Index data and methods are transparent and available under a creative commons licence at natureindex.com.

The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.