Top 50 institutions by normalized patent families

Research institutions listed in the following table appeared in the top 200 Nature Index in 2016, by weighted fractional count. The table includes the total number of STEM articles in the Web of science and WIPO patent families from the Derwent innovation index. Institutions are ranked by normalized WIPO patent families, which divides patent families by STEM articles. Lens influence rank is included for comparison.

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Normalized patent families rank Lens influence rank Institution Country/Region Web of science STEM documents 2006–2016* All patent families 2006–2016 Normalized patent families
1 NA Southeast University (SEU) China 32,961 16,282 0.494
2 82 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) South Korea 29,823 13,814 0.463
3 189 Zhejiang University (ZJU) China 83,487 28,913 0.346
4 195 Xiamen University (XMU) China 22,823 6,363 0.279
5 NA East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) China 18,576 5,098 0.274
6 173 Soochow University China 24,797 6,778 0.273
7 183 Tsinghua University (TH) China 80,525 21,656 0.269
8 NA Jilin University (JLU) China 42,384 10,061 0.237
9 NA East China Normal University (ECNU) China 15,072 3,529 0.234
10 NA Hunan University (HNU) China 16,705 3,851 0.231
11 194 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) China 80,356 17,537 0.218
12 NA Shandong University (SDU) China 44,729 9,215 0.206
13 NA Wuhan University (WHU) China 36,760 7,482 0.204
14 NA Sichuan University (SCU) China 43,958 8,350 0.190
15 NA Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) China 50,392 9,360 0.186
16 190 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) China 340,664 61,376 0.180
17 46 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) South Korea 17,213 2,947 0.171
18 180 Fudan University China 52,444 8,071 0.154
19 187 Nankai University (NKU) China 22,666 3,217 0.142
20 191 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) China 45,204 6,214 0.137
21 198 Nanjing University (NJU) China 43,432 5,828 0.134
22 104 Yonsei University South Korea 50,134 6,009 0.120
23 NA National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan 16,598 1,982 0.119
24 182 Peking University (PKU) China 70,836 7,838 0.111
25 141 Seoul National University (SNU) South Korea 82,540 8,955 0.108
26 172 Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) France 63,082 6,384 0.101
27 162 Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) India 58,772 5,137 0.087
28 76 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) Japan 34,923 2,877 0.082
29 NA Lanzhou University (LZU) China 20,426 1,678 0.082
30 122 Nagoya University Japan 43,766 3,162 0.072
31 197 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Russia 203,459 12,980 0.064
32 139 Tohoku University Japan 63,420 3,815 0.060
33 63 Kyushu University Japan 44,695 2,620 0.059
34 31 Osaka University Japan 65,770 3,097 0.047
35 3 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States of America (USA) 77,401 3,556 0.046
36 29 California Institute of Technology (Caltech) United States of America (USA) 43,713 1,987 0.045
37 95 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo) Japan 110,412 4,829 0.044
38 116 Hokkaido University (Hokudai) Japan 41,396 1,746 0.042
39 53 Kyoto University Japan 79,023 2,962 0.037
40 NA National Taiwan University (NTU) Taiwan 62,713 2,161 0.034
41 6 Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) Israel 16,589 551 0.033
42 39 RIKEN Japan 33,450 1,080 0.032
43 1 The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) United States of America (USA) 15,446 488 0.032
44 22 Rice University United States of America (USA) 16,109 488 0.030
45 118 Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) China 19,467 581 0.030
46 NA National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) United States of America (USA) 49,975 1,336 0.027
47 NA Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) United States of America (USA) 24,537 647 0.026
48 64 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States of America (USA) 44,650 1,143 0.026
49 NA Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) Germany 38,905 986 0.025
50 9 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 104,655 2,525 0.024

STEM = Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics

NA = Not applicable

* Source: Clarivate Analytics.

† Applied and granted patent families. Source: Derwent innovation index by Clarivate analytics.

‡ Normalized patent families = patent families / STEM documents.