Top 50 Chinese institutions* in Life Sciences

The table shows the top 50 Chinese institutions in life sciences in 2015-17 ranked by their fractional count (FC), a metric which accounts for the contribution of each author to articles in journals tracked by the Nature Index. Also listed are institutions' total number of life science articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015-17).

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RankInstitutionSectorFC 2015-2017AC 2015-2017
1Peking University (PKU)academic201.17555
2Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CASgovernment189.50585
3Tsinghua Universityacademic156.91478
4Fudan Universityacademic122.50392
5Zhejiang University (ZJU)academic113.79381
6Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)academic100.20365
7People's Liberation Army (PLA)government86.56429
8Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)academic83.33270
9University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)academic78.20500
10Institute of Biophysics (IBP), CASgovernment70.97299
11Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology (IGDB), CASgovernment60.10268
12Nanjing University (NJU)academic50.98134
13The University of Hong Kong (HKU)academic50.38178
14University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)academic49.94214
15Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC)academic48.76220
16National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS)government44.87133
17Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)academic43.80167
18China Agricultural University (CAU)academic43.73125
19Institute of Zoology (IOZ), CASgovernment43.69111
20Wuhan University (WHU)academic43.23128
21Shandong University (SDU)academic42.01177
22The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)academic40.68129
23Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU)academic39.4599
24Xiamen University (XMU)academic38.51129
25Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)academic34.9574
26Institute of Microbiology (IM), CASgovernment34.45133
27Tongji Universityacademic31.44151
28Sichuan University (SCU)academic30.69166
29Soochow Universityacademic28.8296
30Nankai University (NKU)academic27.6884
31Beijing Normal University (BNU)academic27.5099
32Tianjin Medical University (TMC)academic24.8588
33BGIcorporate24.08127
34East China Normal University (ECNU)academic24.05106
35Nanjing Medical University (NJMU)academic22.50105
36Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica (SIMM), CASgovernment21.0182
37Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)academic20.8763
38Institute of Botany (IBCAS), CASgovernment16.6352
39Southern Medical University (SMU)academic15.4867
40Central South University (CSU)academic15.42101
41Wenzhou Medical University (WMU)academic15.1362
42Kunming Institute of Zoology (KIZ), CASgovernment13.87112
43Capital Medical Universityacademic13.77102
44Southeast University (SEU)academic12.8339
45Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CASgovernment12.4931
46ShanghaiTech Universityacademic12.09117
47Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP), CASgovernment11.9943
48Guangzhou Institutes of Biomedicine and Health (GIBH), CASgovernment11.4041
49Shenzhen University (SZU)academic11.2952
50Northwest A&F University (NWAFU)academic11.2339

* Output of the parent institutions, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), has been attributed to their first-level affiliated institutes.