Top 10 institutions in Physical Sciences

The table shows the top 10 rising institutions in the physical sciences, ranked by change in adjusted fractional count (Adjusted FC*) from 2015 to 2017. Also listed are an institution's FC and total number of articles (AC) in 2017, and percentage change in Adjusted FC from 2015 to 2017.

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RankInstitutionCountry / RegionFC 2017AC 2017Change in
Adjusted FC
Change in Adjusted
FC 2015–2017 (%)
1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China73.5647950.01212.4%
2Nanjing University (NJU)China114.5336329.8035.2%
3University of Science and Technology of China (USTC)China121.6441329.6132.2%
4Tsinghua University (TH)China145.1258529.1125.1%
5Peking University (PKU)China140.7858019.7616.3%
6Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST)China52.7813019.6459.3%
7Hunan University (HNU)China23.465218.96421.7%
8Xiamen University (XMU)China29.956918.41159.4%
9King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia47.289417.2357.3%
10Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU)China55.8027416.8843.4%

* FC figures are adjusted to 2017 levels.