Top 50 Chinese institutions*

The table shows the top 50 Chinese institutions 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 articles in the Nature Index (AC 2015-17).

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RankInstitutionSectorFC 2015-2017AC 2015-2017
1Peking University (PKU)academic1,146.763,728
2Tsinghua Universityacademic944.863,019
3Nanjing University (NJU)academic931.442,202
4University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)academic839.722,216
5Zhejiang University (ZJU)academic685.061,534
6Fudan Universityacademic599.881,375
7University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)academic518.212,811
8Institute of Chemistry (ICCAS), CASgovernment480.741,495
9Nankai University (NKU)academic464.661,261
10Soochow Universityacademic452.11843
11Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)academic403.001,395
12Wuhan University (WHU)academic395.88795
13Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU)academic394.33972
14Xiamen University (XMU)academic389.52736
15Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry (SIOC), CASgovernment339.66719
16Sichuan University (SCU)academic326.58664
17Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)academic309.15869
18Lanzhou University (LZU)academic304.61559
19Jilin University (JLU)academic294.90663
20Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)academic291.44738
21Hunan University (HNU)academic269.32449
22Institute of Physics (IOP), CASgovernment268.651,007
23East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST)academic268.00530
24Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry (CIAC), CASgovernment263.34545
25Shandong University (SDU)academic255.34893
26East China Normal University (ECNU)academic248.65519
27Tianjin University (TJU)academic239.471,083
28South China University of Technology (SCUT)academic235.97469
29Beijing Normal University (BNU)academic234.27715
30The University of Hong Kong (HKU)academic234.04927
31Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP), CASgovernment226.71397
32Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT)academic222.43436
33Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU)academic220.41551
34Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (FJIRSM), CASgovernment209.62341
35Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CASgovernment197.37635
36The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)academic196.29803
37National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), CASgovernment192.61587
38Tongji Universityacademic191.09621
39Southeast University (SEU)academic182.04351
40Dalian University of Technology (DUT)academic181.56358
41People's Liberation Army (PLA)government157.17617
42Southwest University (SWU)academic153.90229
43Beihang University (BUAA)academic147.58527
44Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT)academic144.05270
45Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences (RCEES), CASgovernment138.04442
46Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT)academic135.62290
47City University of Hong Kong (CityU)academic128.99438
48Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry (TIPC), CASgovernment128.33297
49Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HIPS), CASgovernment122.44543
50China University of Geosciences (CUG)academic120.42283

* 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.