Leading 150 young universities

The leading 150 young universities* ranked by article Share in 2020 (Share 2020). Also listed are each university's article count of the year (Count 2020), its highest subject rank among young universities and global rank among all academic institutions in 2020.

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1University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS)China1978425.662,503C1, E1, L1, P19
2Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech)China2012221.61591C241
3Nanyang Technological University (NTU)Singapore1991221.41571C3, P342
4Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)South Korea1971189.28400P256
5The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)China1991127.97378E598
6King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)Saudi Arabia2009114.89278C5113
7City University of Hong Kong (CityU)China199493.41314C6140
8Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH)South Korea198690.72254P6146
9Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)South Korea200990.69221P5147
10Shenzhen University (SZU)China198384.13269C9163
11China University of Geosciences (CUG)China198775.31213E2188
12ShanghaiTech UniversityChina201370.41280L10205
13Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT)China199358.24134C12240
14The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU)China199458.02220E12241
15Homi Bhabha National Institute (HBNI)India200553.48202P11255
16Wageningen University & Research (WUR)Netherlands198650.79200E8261
17Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)United States of America (USA)198149.60173L2265
18Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien)Austria197547.10206P10278
19University of Bayreuth (UBT)Germany197546.05118E10290
20Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST)China199345.98107C16291
21Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT)China199545.77127E14292
22Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)Norway199643.23171P16303
23Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Kolkata (IISER Kolkata)India200642.0563C15310
24Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University (OIST)Japan201141.79107P15312
25South China Normal University (SCNU)China198240.92158E22317
26China Pharmaceutical University (CPU)China198640.3172L21320
27Yangzhou University (YZU)China199239.7896C23323
28Jiangnan UniversityChina199539.6778C18324
29Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST)China200437.32165E3337
30Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR)India198937.3060C14338
31Linköping University (LiU)Sweden197536.78113P20339
32University of Wollongong (UOW)Australia197536.72145P21340
33Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST)China200236.5679C13346
34Northwest A&F University (NWAFU)China198535.6770L20349
35Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)Austria200934.7682L4355
36University of Bremen (Uni Bremen)Germany197134.16128E11358
37Henan Normal UniversityChina198533.3091C21362
38Ningbo University (NBU)China198632.4982C19368
39Curtin UniversityAustralia198632.48152E7369
40University of Technology Sydney (UTS)Australia198832.15105P24371
41Hunan Normal University (HUNNU)China198431.8787P19372
42The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)United States of America (USA)197231.87174L3373
43Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST)South Korea199331.4172P27376
44Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT)China197930.5762C24383
45Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Pune (IISER Pune)India200630.04101C31389
46University of Milano-Bicocca (UNIMIB)Italy199829.07218P22398
47Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)Australia199228.55113P28400
48Wenzhou University (WZU)China198428.3865C20402
49Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati)India199428.1148C33407
50Queensland University of Technology (QUT)Australia198928.10125P36408
51Hubei University (HUBU)China198426.2461P39422
52University of Jinan (UJN)China198926.2062C28423
53Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)Netherlands197326.00162L6425
54Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU)China199625.6751C26428
55University of PotsdamGermany199125.51154E20431
56Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)China199425.37101E26433
57Nanjing Medical University (NJMU)China199325.01103L15437
58Changzhou University (CZU)China197824.9745C25438
59Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU)China198424.5972L17441
60University of OldenburgGermany197324.5564E48, L48443
61China University of Petroleum (CUP)China198824.4551E24444
62Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA)Italy197823.7796P17446
63Griffith UniversityAustralia197123.0085P37459
64China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB)China198722.1663E9466
65Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)Russia201122.0097P35471
66Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU)China200721.5473C45478
67Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU)China200421.4046C30481
68ITMO National Research University (ITMO University)Russia199421.1063P26486
69The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio)United States of America (USA)197220.9568L8489
70Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Bhopal (IISER Bhopal)India200820.5529C48493
71University of Macau (UM)China198120.2983L47494
72Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU)Sweden197720.08103E13497
73Capital Medical UniversityChina199419.89112L11501
74Medical University of Vienna (MUW)Austria200419.87150L13502
75Capital Normal University (CNU)China199219.8349C61503
76Academy of Scientific and Innovative Research (AcSIR)India201019.6664C32504
77Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)South Korea200419.6547L53505
78The Graduate University for Advanced Studies (Sokendai)Japan198819.43139L26507
79Wuyi UniversityChina198519.3354C34510
80University of California, Merced (UC Merced)United States of America (USA)200519.0463E37516
81University of Aveiro (UA)Portugal197318.9969P49517
82Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Mohali (IISER Mohali)India200718.9836C53518
83University of SiegenGermany197218.6688P31521
84Westlake UniversityChina201818.4182L42522
85Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST)China200218.2938C55525
86Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT)China200518.2667P47526
87Florida International University (FIU)United States of America (USA)197217.94131E32532
88Maastricht University (UM)Netherlands197617.55128L24536
89Tokyo Metropolitan University (TMU)Japan200517.52107E60538
90Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU)China199917.4426C43541
91Swinburne University of TechnologyAustralia199217.41100P25542
92Indian Institute of Science Education and Research Thiruvananthapuram (IISER TVM)India200817.3428C52543
93Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU)China198517.0840C49549
94Nantong University (NTU)China200416.9057L56553
95São Paulo State University (UNESP)Brazil197616.77122P34555
96University of Girona (UdG)Spain199116.6652E42558
97Tianjin Medical University (TMU)China199316.4860L23562
98University of Rome Tor VergataItaly198216.24159P40566
99Qufu Normal University (QFNU)China198515.9949C58572
100Deakin UniversityAustralia197415.7566E62573
101South China Agricultural University (SCAU)China198415.2858L46581
102Rovira i Virgili University (URV)Spain199115.2560C59582
103Ajou University (AJOU)South Korea197314.9344P66592
104Pompeu Fabra University (UPF)Spain199014.80138L18597
105George Mason University (GMU)United States of America (USA)197214.8089E23598
106Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)Spain197114.7765E53600
107Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC)Spain197114.5092P44607
108Yanshan University (YSU)China199714.3344P45610
109Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)Singapore200914.2341P46613
110University of Hyderabad (UoH)India197414.2354C60614
111University of Tromsø - The Arctic University of Norway (UiT)Norway197214.1773E33615
112North China Electric Power University (NCEPU)China199514.0142E51617
113Wenzhou Medical University (WMU)China201313.7343L31625
114Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT Gandhinagar)India200813.7235E21626
115China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB)China198813.5936E17629
116Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU)China197213.5745L33630
117New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT)United States of America (USA)197313.2864E39635
118Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU)China200713.1323C56637
119University of LuxembourgLuxembourg200313.0947P55640
120Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology (VISTEC)Thailand201512.8827C75646
121Augusta UniversityUnited States of America (USA)199612.8545L22648
122Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST)China200012.7041C77650
123San Diego State University (SDSU)United States of America (USA)197212.4967L50654
124University of Limerick (UL)Ireland197212.4735P79656
125Qilu University of Technology (QLUT)China201312.3940C69657
126Taizhou University (TZU)China200212.3833C62659
127Federal University of ABC (UFABC)Brazil200512.28110P32662
128Indian Institute of Technology Indore (IIT Indore)India200912.2447C90, P90664
129Nanjing Forestry University (NFU)China198512.2147C72666
130Guangxi Normal University (GXNU)China198312.0946C83670
131Shantou University (STU)China198112.0345C82673
132University of Crete (UOC)Greece197311.7349P76680
133University of Aalborg (AAU)Denmark197411.4953E41690
134Institut Polytechnique de Bordeaux (Bordeaux INP)France200911.4090C87692
135University of Ulsan (UOU)South Korea198511.2951L66694
136University of LübeckGermany198511.2688L27696
137Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH)India200811.2038P54697
138Nara Institute of Science and Technology (NAIST)Japan199111.0933L52700
139University of Science and Technology (UST)South Korea200311.0086E63702
140Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg (OVGU)Germany199310.4251L45713
141Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI)Austria200410.3139L30714
142Liaocheng University (LCU)China200210.3042C74716
143Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT)China199410.2716E19719
144Paderborn UniversityGermany197310.2231P81720
145Chongqing Medical University (CQMU)China198510.2030L38722
146Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST)China199510.0635E90726
147University of Alcalá (UAH)Spain197710.0543L94727
148JiangXi University of Science and TechnologyChina20049.9126C95731
149China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT)China19889.8724P68732
150Shanxi Normal University (SXNU)China19849.8734P85733

Footnote

*Universities, including graduate universities, were selected as being young (50 or under) if they were founded as an independent university in 1971 or later and were not formed by the merger or re-merger and/or re-naming of a university or universities older than 50. In addition, they had to be in the leading 750 academic institutions in Nature Index in 2020 to be selected.

**C: Chemistry; E: Earth & environmental sciences; L: Life sciences; P: Physical sciences.