2020 tables: Institutions

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), China 1,729.20 1,809.24 5,497 1.2%
2 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 351.04 456.09 1,233 25.7%
3 Peking University (PKU), China 413.64 437.97 1,619 2.5%
4 Tsinghua University, China 399.09 428.68 1,393 3.9%
5 Nanjing University (NJU), China 393.00 426.56 1,056 5.0%
6 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 326.92 408.57 2,342 20.9%
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 290.53 330.62 817 10.1%
8 Fudan University, China 260.25 271.65 741 1.0%
9 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 196.35 259.97 634 28.1%
10 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 231.55 244.55 796 2.2%
11 Nankai University (NKU), China 198.82 243.90 599 18.7%
12 Soochow University, China 193.50 229.36 455 14.7%
13 Sichuan University (SCU), China 181.77 223.73 399 19.1%
14 Wuhan University (WHU), China 195.71 217.14 495 7.4%
15 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 150.91 194.89 467 25.0%
16 Xiamen University (XMU), China 150.49 182.90 358 17.6%
17 Jilin University (JLU), China 114.56 161.71 350 36.6%
18 Tianjin University (TJU), China 114.58 157.12 600 32.7%
19 Hunan University (HNU), China 119.08 144.25 289 17.2%
20 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 92.35 128.09 375 34.2%
21 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 110.53 122.99 279 7.7%
22 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 108.75 120.74 369 7.4%
23 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 107.39 120.59 376 8.7%
24 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 101.01 119.47 326 14.4%
25 Shandong University (SDU), China 113.02 119.09 515 2.0%
26 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 106.87 117.86 244 6.7%
27 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 100.19 116.93 299 12.9%
28 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 117.08 115.86 285 -4.2%
29 Tongji University, China 105.69 110.20 350 0.9%
30 Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT), China 106.21 109.64 232 -0.1%
31 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 79.15 108.53 217 32.7%
32 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 86.70 105.72 202 18.0%
33 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 91.32 90.90 362 -3.7%
34 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 64.07 90.26 164 36.3%
35 The University of Hong Kong (HKU), China 75.69 90.21 355 15.3%
36 Beihang University (BUAA), China 77.82 90.07 376 12.0%
37 Central South University (CSU), China 59.34 87.64 235 42.9%
38 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 73.38 87.23 194 15.0%
39 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 71.87 86.39 205 16.3%
40 Southeast University (SEU), China 76.65 81.26 189 2.6%
41 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 48.21 80.38 308 61.3%
42 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 54.09 78.90 266 41.2%
43 Southwest University (SWU), China 56.50 78.21 124 33.9%
44 People's Liberation Army (PLA), China 71.18 68.99 282 -6.2%
45 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 57.04 67.21 228 14.0%
46 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 67.43 66.98 113 -3.9%
47 Jinan University (JNU), China 48.15 66.02 169 32.7%
48 China University of Geosciences (CUG), China 54.93 65.43 182 15.3%
49 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB), China 46.57 63.92 135 32.8%
50 Shanghai University (SHU), China 41.08 60.39 153 42.2%
51 Chongqing University (CQU), China 55.82 59.18 145 2.6%
52 Central China Normal University (CCNU), China 33.90 58.03 181 65.7%
53 Nanjing Normal University (NNU), China 40.42 55.08 151 31.9%
54 Northwest University (NWU), China 52.42 54.94 122 1.4%
55 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 47.78 54.46 117 10.3%
56 Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences & Peking Union Medical College (CAMS & PUMC), China 36.13 53.90 188 44.3%
57 ShanghaiTech University, China 36.63 52.99 216 39.9%
58 South China Normal University (SCNU), China 29.40 49.82 155 64.0%
59 Zhejiang University of Technology (ZJUT), China 26.51 49.36 114 80.2%
60 Northeast Normal University (NENU), China 38.22 48.85 84 23.7%
61 Henan Normal University, China 26.30 48.80 115 79.5%
62 University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), China 39.72 46.03 144 12.1%
63 Henan University (HENU), China 28.30 45.77 113 56.5%
64 China Pharmaceutical University (CPU), China 38.22 45.65 79 15.6%
65 University of Jinan (UJN), China 23.19 44.96 92 87.6%
66 China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China 29.98 43.61 143 40.8%
67 China Academy of Engineering Physics (CAEP), China 36.80 43.53 138 14.5%
68 China Agricultural University (CAU), China 47.10 42.88 120 -11.9%
69 Qingdao University of Science and Technology (QUST), China 19.86 42.74 105 108.3%
70 Donghua University (DHU), China 24.71 42.70 95 67.2%
71 Nanjing University of Science and Technology (NUST), China 37.14 41.84 90 9.0%
72 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), China 34.94 41.77 138 15.7%
73 Wuhan University of Technology (WUT), China 41.34 41.52 97 -2.8%
74 Nanchang University (NCU), China 25.22 40.74 108 56.3%
75 Nanjing Agricultural University (NAU), China 23.66 38.15 85 56.0%
76 Yangzhou University (YZU), China 21.70 37.60 89 67.7%
77 Jiangnan University, China 23.32 36.18 84 50.1%
78 Hefei University of Technology (HFUT), China 33.01 34.69 70 1.7%
79 Changzhou University (CZU), China 23.46 34.60 58 42.7%
80 Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), China 23.91 34.50 136 39.6%
81 Beijing University of Technology (BJUT), China 23.68 32.83 120 34.1%
82 Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU), China 24.82 32.00 151 24.7%
83 Qingdao University (QU), China 16.91 30.16 84 72.6%
84 China University of Geosciences, Beijing (CUGB), China 18.41 29.87 77 57.0%
85 Ocean University of China (OUC), China 25.58 28.90 160 9.3%
86 Shanxi University (SXU), China 26.57 28.72 131 4.6%
87 Huazhong Agricultural University (HZAU), China 33.68 27.14 67 -22.0%
88 Anhui University (AHU), China 27.21 27.04 90 -3.8%
89 Nanjing University of Information Science and Technology (NUIST), China 21.50 26.73 128 20.3%
90 Capital Normal University (CNU), China 14.57 25.80 58 71.3%
91 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU), China 24.47 25.70 48 1.6%
92 Northeastern University (NEU), China 24.63 25.67 44 0.9%
93 Hunan Normal University (HUNNU), China 24.66 25.40 81 -0.3%
94 Qufu Normal University (QFNU), China 19.56 25.21 48 24.8%
95 Hangzhou Normal University (HZNU), China 12.68 25.20 72 92.3%
96 Huaqiao University (HQU), China 23.67 25.08 42 2.5%
97 Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), China 10.82 25.03 76 123.9%
98 Northwest A&F University (NWAFU), China 18.89 24.40 61 25.0%
99 Yunnan University (YNU), China 15.63 24.19 63 49.7%
100 Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), China 12.45 22.25 173 73.0%
101 Nanjing Medical University (NJMU), China 23.49 21.99 100 -9.4%
102 Southern Medical University (SMU), China 10.01 21.93 66 111.9%
103 Renmin University of China (RUC), China 16.26 21.89 69 30.3%
104 Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), China 21.94 21.15 62 -6.7%
105 Xiangtan University (XTU), China 19.12 21.07 45 6.6%
106 China Earthquake Administration (CEA), China 18.20 20.98 50 11.5%
107 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU), China 21.00 20.94 92 -3.5%
108 Tianjin University of Technology (TJUT), China 20.95 20.87 59 -3.6%
109 Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China 4.30 20.12 36 353.0%
110 Jiangsu University (JSU), China 14.68 19.25 52 26.9%
111 Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), China 15.49 19.13 61 19.5%
112 North China Electric Power University (NCEPU), China 15.68 19.12 46 18.0%
113 Jiangxi Normal University (JXNU), China 12.86 18.64 40 40.2%
114 Tianjin Medical University (TMU), China 10.82 17.97 64 60.8%
115 Anhui Normal University (AHNU), China 14.76 17.54 45 15.0%
116 Zhejiang Normal University (ZJNU), China 21.11 17.18 51 -21.2%
117 China University of Petroleum, East China (CUP East China), China 13.79 17.11 43 20.1%
118 Ningbo University (NBU), China 9.43 17.06 48 75.0%
119 Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (NUAA), China 9.47 16.91 52 72.8%
120 Hebei University (HBU), China 18.42 16.82 43 -11.6%
121 Nanchang Hangkong University (NCHU), China 12.43 16.64 26 29.5%
122 Guangzhou Medical University (GMU), China 15.02 16.06 92 3.5%
123 Shanghai Normal University (SHNU), China 14.74 16.04 44 5.3%
124 Hubei University (HUBU), China 15.55 15.99 50 -0.5%
125 Kunming University of Science and Technology (KUST), China 11.79 15.65 39 28.4%
126 Zhejiang Sci-Tech University (ZSTU), China 13.33 15.50 33 12.5%
127 National University of Defense Technology (NUDT), China 7.67 15.35 56 93.8%
128 University of Macau (UM), China 17.57 15.33 71 -15.6%
129 Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University (FAFU), China 12.95 14.99 51 12.0%
130 Tianjin Normal University (TJNU), China 7.64 14.72 27 86.5%
131 Xidian University, China 10.31 14.68 47 37.8%
132 Qingdao Agricultural University (QAU), China 9.20 14.51 30 52.6%
133 Wenzhou University (WZU), China 9.59 14.29 31 44.1%
134 China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), China 12.83 14.16 223 6.8%
135 Yanshan University (YSU), China 7.36 14.08 34 85.1%
136 Guangzhou University (GU), China 13.89 14.02 48 -2.4%
137 Fujian Normal University (FNU), China 7.31 13.78 51 82.4%
138 Guizhou University (GZU), China 5.85 13.47 33 122.9%
139 South Central University for Nationalities (SCUN), China 7.38 13.43 31 75.9%
140 National Institute of Biological Sciences, Beijing (NIBS), China 16.49 12.80 56 -24.9%
141 Southwest University of Science and Technology (SWUST), China 14.74 12.79 51 -16.0%
142 Heilongjiang University (HLJU), China 9.38 12.57 16 29.7%
143 Southwest Jiaotong University (SWJTU), China 7.05 12.35 37 69.6%
144 Nantong University (NTU), China 7.88 12.31 40 51.0%
145 Capital Medical University, China 9.68 12.28 83 22.8%
146 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR), China 11.57 11.98 44 0.1%
147 FiberHome Technologies Group, China 10.37 11.83 104 10.4%
148 Beijing Forestry University (BFU), China 8.06 11.55 34 38.6%
149 Hainan University (HU), China 5.15 11.43 28 114.8%
150 South China Agricultural University (SCAU), China 9.10 10.85 35 15.3%
151 Nanjing Forestry University (NFU), China 4.78 10.85 42 119.5%
152 Fujian Medical University, China 5.70 10.70 34 81.7%
153 Wuyi University, China 3.42 10.60 30 199.7%
154 BGI, China 6.83 10.33 52 46.3%
155 University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST), China 5.54 10.30 33 80.0%
156 Hebei University of Technology (HEBUT), China 7.93 10.24 20 24.9%
157 Liaoning University (LNU), China 3.89 10.22 41 154.5%
158 Inner Mongolia University, China 7.47 10.02 25 29.8%
159 Hohai University (HHU), China 10.64 9.97 30 -9.3%
160 Changsha University of Science and Technology (CSUST), China 4.33 9.85 28 120.0%
161 Liaocheng University (LCU), China 7.11 9.85 39 34.0%
162 Wenzhou Medical University (WMU), China 7.49 9.79 46 26.6%
163 Wuhan Institute of Technology (WIT), China 2.87 9.78 26 229.6%
164 Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU), China 8.79 9.41 26 3.6%
165 Shenyang Pharmaceutical University (SPU), China 3.82 9.29 20 135.5%
166 Shanxi Normal University (SXNU), China 9.08 9.28 22 -1.2%
167 Shantou University (STU), China 6.55 9.27 39 36.9%
168 Dalian Medical University (DMU), China 7.42 9.12 31 19.0%
169 Taiyuan University of Technology (TYUT), China 8.50 9.01 30 2.6%
170 Northwest Normal University (NWNU), China 13.50 8.81 16 -36.9%
171 Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM), China 3.60 8.48 43 128.2%
172 China University of Petroleum, Beijing (CUPB), China 8.26 8.34 32 -2.2%
173 China Three Gorges University (CTGU), China 4.31 8.17 19 83.4%
174 East China Institute of Technology (ECIT), China 5.36 8.08 18 45.9%
175 Qilu University of Technology (QLUT), China 2.07 7.58 36 253.6%
176 Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC), China 7.08 7.56 57 3.2%
177 China West Normal University (CWNU), China 1.38 7.46 27 424.2%
178 JiangXi University of Science and Technology, China 3.38 7.28 14 108.3%
179 Chongqing Medical University (CQMU), China 5.11 7.26 18 37.6%
180 Xinyang Normal University (XYNU), China 4.29 6.95 35 56.9%
181 Westlake University, China 2.19 6.95 45 206.3%
182 Tiangong University (TGU), China 4.26 6.92 24 57.2%
183 Chengdu University (CDU), China 3.12 6.80 12 111.0%
184 Guangxi University (GXU), China 3.02 6.71 71 115.2%
185 Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China 5.15 6.58 19 23.6%
186 Huaibei Normal University, China 8.11 6.48 9 -22.7%
187 Luoyang Normal University, China 2.09 6.45 16 198.5%
188 Hebei Normal University, China 6.24 6.34 17 -1.8%
189 Macau University of Science and Technology (MUST), China 4.32 6.19 27 38.6%
190 Anhui Medical University (AHMU), China 4.86 6.11 42 21.5%
191 Anyang Normal University, China 3.01 6.05 11 94.1%
192 Xuzhou Medical University (XZMC), China 4.72 6.02 18 23.4%
193 Zhengzhou University of Light Industry (ZZULI), China 5.17 5.95 18 11.2%
194 Guilin University of Technology (GUT), China 3.82 5.94 19 50.7%
195 Linyi University (LYU), China 4.04 5.90 18 41.3%
196 China Medical University (CMU), China 4.27 5.82 23 31.8%
197 Harbin Medical University (HMU), China 5.98 5.79 26 -6.4%
198 Taizhou University (TZU), China 1.04 5.76 17 435.2%
199 Chengdu University of Technology (CDUT), China 6.41 5.60 14 -15.5%
200 Sichuan Normal University, China 4.77 5.58 25 13.3%
201 Nanyang Normal University, China 5.70 5.57 18 -5.5%
202 Shandong University of Science and Technology (SDUST), China 7.57 5.56 43 -28.9%
203 Shandong Agricultural University (SDAU), China 0.83 5.49 18 537.6%
204 Liaoning Normal University (LNNU), China 4.16 5.31 13 23.6%
205 Shandong First Medical University and Shandong Academy of Medical Sciences (SFMU), China 2.93 5.21 27 71.9%
206 Zunyi Medical University (ZMU), China 2.07 5.10 6 138.1%
207 Wuhan University of Science and Technology (WUST), China 1.99 5.04 19 145.4%
208 ChangChun University of Science and Technology (CUST), China 2.82 5.04 24 72.9%
209 Changchun University of Technology (CCUT), China 1.28 5.01 14 279.7%
210 Jiaxing University, China 4.01 4.92 15 18.8%
211 Chinese Academy of Geological Sciences (CAGS), China 7.65 4.91 27 -37.8%
212 China Geological Survey (CGS), China 5.01 4.90 134 -5.3%
213 Jiangsu University of Science and Technology (JUST), China 3.20 4.90 20 48.0%
214 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd., China 6.03 4.79 22 -23.1%
215 Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GZUCM), China 1.54 4.77 15 199.5%
216 Hunan University of Science and Technology (HNUST), China 4.36 4.77 29 5.9%
217 Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine (NJUCM), China 5.94 4.75 32 -22.5%
218 China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina), China 2.97 4.74 22 54.2%
219 Harbin Engineering University (HEU), China 9.50 4.70 10 -52.1%
220 Anhui University of Technology, China 1.17 4.69 12 287.9%
221 Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (IAPCM), China 1.76 4.65 15 156.2%
222 Shandong University of Technology, China 2.09 4.64 8 114.7%
223 Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology (XAUAT), China 6.05 4.45 12 -28.9%
224 North University of China (NUC), China 1.39 4.44 7 210.1%
225 Beijing Technology and Business University (BTBU), China 3.46 4.44 24 24.1%
226 Hunan Agricultural University (HAU), China 3.50 4.27 24 18.2%
227 Xinjiang University (XJU), China 5.51 4.27 11 -25.1%
228 Yantai University (YTU), China 1.77 4.21 17 130.0%
229 Jianghan University, China 4.56 4.13 20 -12.4%
230 Shaoxing University, China 1.29 4.09 9 208.2%
231 Chinese Academy of Fishery Sciences (CAFS), China 4.41 4.04 123 -11.5%
232 Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences (CRAES), China 3.53 4.03 19 10.5%
233 Guizhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China 0.67 3.89 21 464.1%
234 Xi'an University of Technology (XUT), China 1.19 3.88 20 214.3%
235 Northeast Forestry University, China 3.94 3.81 8 -6.4%
236 China Jiliang University (CJLU), China 3.02 3.79 9 21.4%
237 Chongqing University of Technology, China 1.03 3.71 7 249.6%
238 China University of Mining and Technology (CUMT), China 6.98 3.69 22 -48.9%
239 China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC), China 6.69 3.66 30 -47.1%
240 Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, China 1.40 3.60 5 149.6%
241 Shanghai Jiahua Poly Battery Technology Co., Ltd., China 4.25 3.59 11 -18.2%
242 University of Science and Technology Liaoning (USTL), China 1.01 3.53 33 240.1%
243 Yunnan Agricultural University (YAU), China 1.14 3.49 17 196.5%
244 National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China 0.87 3.48 9 286.6%
245 China National Tobacco Company (CNTC), China 1.88 3.44 8 77.2%
246 Shanghai University of Electric Power, China 0.72 3.40 15 354.7%
247 Jining University (JNXY), China 2.37 3.38 5 37.8%
248 Shanghai Institute of Technology (SIT), China 3.52 3.33 11 -8.4%
249 Central South University of Forestry and Technology (CSUFT), China 0.43 3.27 10 645.0%
250 Guangdong Pharmaceutical University (GDPU), China 2.65 3.25 14 18.7%
251 Minzu University of China (MUC), China 0.97 3.24 7 225.0%
252 Dongguan University of Technology (DGUT), China 3.85 3.23 19 -19.0%
253 Sinopec Corporation, China 1.83 3.20 12 68.7%
254 Shanghai University of Engineering Sciences (SUES), China 1.48 3.18 8 107.1%
255 Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), China 0.69 3.17 12 347.0%
256 Chongqing Normal University (CQNU), China 3.29 3.17 10 -6.8%
257 University of South China (USC), China 3.78 3.16 33 -19.1%
258 Harbin University of Science and Technology, China 5.46 3.13 10 -44.5%
259 Changshu Institute of Technology (CIT), China 0.67 3.11 13 349.5%
260 Weifang Medical University (WFMU), China 0.07 3.09 8 3,949.9%
261 Minnan Normal University, China 1.52 3.06 5 94.4%
262 North China University of Science and Technology (NCST), China 2.01 3.03 14 45.7%
263 Hubei Normal University (HBNU), China 2.72 2.86 8 1.7%
264 Tianjin University of Science and Technology (TUST), China 4.08 2.85 10 -32.5%
265 Shanxi Medical University (SXMU), China 0.46 2.79 17 484.6%
266 Dalian Maritime University, China 0.56 2.78 9 378.2%
267 Baoji University of Arts and Sciences (BUAS), China 1.59 2.72 6 65.8%
268 Northeast Electric Power University (NEEPU), China 2.69 6 N/A
269 Lingnan Normal University (LNU), China 3.00 2.69 7 -13.3%
270 Northeast Agricultural University (NEAU), China 1.18 2.67 9 119.2%
271 Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK), China 2.15 2.64 14 19.3%
272 Southwest Petroleum University (SWPU), China 3.17 2.64 7 -19.4%
273 China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC), China 3.06 2.63 8 -17.0%
274 Guizhou Medical University, China 0.23 2.61 9 978.5%
275 Chinese Academy of Inspection and Quarantine (CAIQ), China 1.92 2.58 5 30.2%
276 Shihezi University (SHZU), China 0.68 2.54 10 262.9%
277 Foshan University (FOSU), China 0.63 2.49 11 280.5%
278 Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications (CQUPT), China 2.01 2.48 6 19.3%
279 Juangsu Ocean University (JOU), China 2.47 5 N/A
280 Henan University of Technology (HAUT), China 1.71 2.44 6 37.6%
281 Luoyang Institute of Science and Technology (LIT), China 0.04 2.42 5 6,228.3%
282 Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), China 3.02 2.42 10 -22.4%
283 Anhui Agricultural University (AAU), China 2.76 2.40 10 -15.7%
284 Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences (CQWU), China 1.73 2.40 8 33.9%
285 Shanghai Ocean University (SHOU), China 3.60 2.38 12 -36.0%
286 Hebei Medical University (HEBMU), China 1.22 2.37 6 88.1%
287 Anhui University of Science and Technology (AUST), China 1.04 2.36 10 119.6%
288 Shenzhen Polytechnic (SZPT), China 0.50 2.33 15 351.2%
289 Peng Cheng Laboratory (PCL), China 2.31 15 N/A
290 Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (CDUTCM), China 2.02 2.29 11 9.5%
291 China Ministry of Ecology and Environment (MEE), China 2.25 2.28 14 -1.8%
292 Chang'an University, China 1.69 2.27 12 30.4%
293 Jilin Normal University (JLNU), China 2.76 2.23 6 -21.8%
294 Yunnan Minzu University (YMU), China 4.00 2.20 4 -46.8%
295 Hangzhou Dianzi University (HDU), China 4.62 2.20 12 -54.0%
296 Hunan University of Technology, China 2.17 10 N/A
297 Yancheng Institute of Technology (YCIT), China 0.86 2.16 11 144.7%
298 North Minzu University (NMU), China 1.89 2.10 3 7.7%
299 Jiangxi Science and Technology Normal University (JXSTNU), China 2.08 6 N/A
300 Sichuan Agricultural University (SAU), China 2.22 2.06 12 -10.3%
301 Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), China 0.56 1.99 12 242.5%
302 Chongqing Technology and Business University (CTBU), China 0.44 1.99 8 333.0%
303 China Energy Investment Corporation (China Energy), China 0.69 1.96 5 176.1%
304 Hubei University of Medicine (HUM), China 0.69 1.93 14 171.3%
305 Huzhou University, China 1.05 1.92 13 76.2%
306 Synfuels China Technology Co., Ltd., China 2.57 1.90 11 -28.7%
307 Chuzhou University, China 1.06 1.89 2 73.0%
308 Huanghe Science and Technology College, China 0.23 1.88 5 681.0%
309 PLA Academy of Military Sciences (PLA AMS), China 0.24 1.88 51 647.6%
310 China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC), China 5.09 1.87 13 -64.4%
311 Tianjin Chengjian University (TCU), China 1.08 1.86 5 67.5%
312 Huaihua University, China 1.81 2 N/A
313 Yangtze Normal University (YZNU), China 2.18 1.80 9 -19.9%
314 Chengdu University of Information Technology (CUIT), China 3.32 1.80 10 -47.6%
315 Guilin University of Electronic Technology (GUET), China 1.77 1.77 8 -3.1%
316 East China Jiaotong University, China 0.31 1.76 2 444.1%
317 Shanghai Research Center for Brain Science and Brain-Inspired Intelligence, China 0.20 1.73 15 739.2%
318 Ludong University, China 1.04 1.73 8 61.0%
319 Xinxiang Medical University (XXMU), China 0.61 1.73 11 176.2%
320 Liaoning Shihua University, China 3.03 1.72 4 -45.2%
321 Guangdong Ocean University (GDOU), China 0.67 1.71 10 148.6%
322 Shanghai Municipal Bureau of Ecology and Environment, China 3.08 1.70 5 -46.5%
323 Kunming Medical University (KMU), China 1.83 1.65 12 -12.9%
324 Yunnan Normal University (YNNU), China 2.36 1.62 9 -33.8%
325 Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), China 3.09 1.61 7 -49.4%
326 Gannan Normal University (GNU), China 3.61 1.60 7 -57.1%
327 WuXi AppTec, China 1.46 1.59 11 5.3%
328 Harbin Normal University (HRBNU), China 0.07 1.59 7 2,205.8%
329 Ningxia Medical University (NXMU), China 0.50 1.58 7 206.7%
330 Jiangxi Agricultural University (JXAU), China 0.41 1.58 5 276.0%
331 Huaiyin Normal University (HYTC), China 1.00 1.57 6 52.3%
332 Henan University of Science and Technology, China 1.72 1.56 31 -11.8%
333 Xihua University (XHU), China 0.27 1.55 7 450.5%
334 Henan Agricultural University, China 1.01 1.55 6 48.5%
335 Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), China 0.47 1.55 8 215.9%
336 Guangxi University for Nationalities (GXUN), China 0.58 1.52 5 153.4%
337 Zhejiang A & F University (ZAFU), China 2.23 1.49 11 -35.6%
338 Southwest Medical University (SWMU), China 0.63 1.48 15 127.1%
339 Binzhou Medical University, China 0.55 1.47 8 160.4%
340 Zhejiang Gongshang University (ZJGSU), China 1.79 1.43 8 -22.4%
341 Shanghai Institute of Measurement and Testing Technology (SIMT), China 1.43 2 N/A
342 Qinghai University, China 0.58 1.41 4 135.5%
343 Sichuan University of Science and Engineering (SUSE), China 0.80 1.40 9 70.4%
344 Beijing Academy of Agriculture and Forestry Sciences (BAAFS), China 1.70 1.39 8 -20.5%
345 Shangqiu Normal University (SQNU), China 2.38 1.39 5 -43.4%
346 Hunan University of Chinese Medicine, China 0.37 1.39 7 263.6%
347 Ningxia University (NXU), China 1.40 1.38 8 -4.8%
348 Xi'an University of Science and Technology, China 1.03 1.37 8 28.4%
349 Anhui Jianzhu University (AHJZU), China 0.44 1.37 5 202.8%
350 Xuchang University, China 1.06 1.35 4 23.4%
351 Fujian University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (FJUTCM), China 0.10 1.35 4 1,257.2%
352 Xi'an Modern Chemistry Research Institute, China 1.35 4 N/A
353 Panzhihua University (PZHU), China 0.07 1.33 2 1,706.2%
354 Nanjing Xiao Zhuang University (NJXZC), China 1.03 1.33 7 25.0%
355 Fujian University of Technology (FJUT), China 1.33 4 N/A
356 Dalian Nationalities University, China 1.98 1.33 3 -35.2%
357 Hubei University of Technology (HUT), China 3.06 1.33 4 -58.1%
358 China Astronaut Research and Training Center, China 1.33 3 N/A
359 Weifang University, China 0.58 1.31 4 116.8%
360 China Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), China 1.39 1.30 4 -9.7%
361 Nanning Normal University, China 1.18 1.30 6 6.5%
362 Guizhou Normal University (GZNU), China 1.28 6 N/A
363 Yan'an University, China 0.45 1.27 6 172.1%
364 Guangdong University of Petrochemical Technology, China 0.46 1.27 4 168.0%
365 CapitalBio Corporation, China 0.26 1.27 7 371.6%
366 Ningbo University of Technology, China 2.29 1.26 7 -47.0%
367 Bohai University (BU), China 2.24 1.25 2 -46.0%
368 Fuyang Normal University, China 0.28 1.23 3 331.7%
369 State Administration for Market Regulation, China 0.66 1.21 8 76.1%
370 Jilin Jianzhu University (JLJU), China 1.09 1.18 9 4.0%
371 Chinese Academy of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (CATAS), China 0.08 1.17 5 1,369.3%
372 Beijing Capital Co., Ltd., China 0.32 1.16 6 252.8%
373 Peac Institute of Multiscale Sciences (PIMS), China 1.16 4 N/A
374 Lishui University, China 0.08 1.14 3 1,337.6%
375 TCL Corporation, China 0.84 1.14 5 31.3%
376 Zhejiang University City College (ZUCC), China 0.54 1.10 5 98.0%
377 Zhongyuan University of Technology (ZUT), China 0.34 1.10 3 211.3%
378 Xi'an Shiyou University (XSYU), China 0.87 1.10 5 21.4%
379 Hainan Medical University, China 0.71 1.09 6 47.4%
380 Hebei University of Science and Technology, China 2.72 1.08 6 -61.4%
381 Wuhan Polytechnic University (WHPU), China 0.03 1.08 2 3,964.0%
382 Guizhou Education University (GZEU), China 0.92 1.07 2 12.6%
383 Southwest Minzu University, China 1.07 4 N/A
384 Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), China 0.17 1.06 4 515.1%
385 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., China 1.69 1.06 63 -39.5%
386 Topchoice Group, China 0.10 1.06 12 903.7%
387 Qingdao University of Technology (QUT), China 1.11 1.05 2 -8.4%
387 Zhejiang University of Science and Technology, China 1.05 3 N/A
388 Gannan Medical University, China 0.17 1.05 4 509.9%
389 Hunan Changling Petrochemical Technology Development Co., Ltd., China 1.57 1.01 4 -37.9%
390 Shaoyang University (SYU), China 0.03 1.00 1 2,996.4%
390 Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), China 0.39 1.00 5 149.7%
390 Hunan Institute of Technology (HNIT), China 0.50 1.00 1 93.5%
390 Shanghai Blueray Biopharma Co. Ltd., China 1.00 1 N/A
390 Heze University, China 0.06 1.00 1 1,641.7%
390 HitGen Inc., China 1.00 1 N/A
390 Hunan Institute of Science and Technology, China 0.30 1.00 1 223.4%
391 Anyang Institute of Technology, China 1.15 1.00 5 -16.1%
392 Xinjiang Normal University, China 0.96 4 N/A
393 Lanzhou University of Technology (LUT), China 0.61 0.95 11 50.0%
394 Institute of Disaster Prevention, China 0.58 0.94 2 57.9%
395 Shanghai University of Medicine and Health Sciences (SUMHS), China 0.32 0.92 9 183.0%
396 Dezhou University (DZU), China 0.35 0.92 3 153.4%
396 Nanjing Institute of Technology (NJIT), China 0.92 4 N/A
397 Guangxi Medical University, China 2.25 0.90 10 -61.5%
398 Zhejiang Jinhua CONBA Bio-pharm. Co., Ltd. (JINHUA CONBA), China 0.29 0.89 4 196.0%
399 Jiangsu Industrial Technology Research Institute (JITRI), China 0.67 0.88 10 26.9%
400 China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co., Ltd (CABRI), China 0.21 0.87 4 294.7%
401 Beijing Information Science and Technology University (BISTU), China 0.45 0.87 5 85.8%
402 Tibet University, China 0.33 0.86 7 149.8%
403 Shanxi Datong University (SXDU), China 0.54 0.85 5 54.2%
404 Hunan University of Arts and Science (HUAS), China 0.21 0.84 2 289.9%
405 Jishou University, China 0.17 0.83 1 383.8%
405 Shaanxi Haisheng Fresh Fruit Juice Co., Ltd., China 0.20 0.83 2 303.2%
406 State Grid Corporation of China (SGCC), China 1.53 0.82 3 -48.3%
407 Jimei University, China 0.68 0.82 3 16.1%
408 Hubei Polytechnic University (HBPU), China 0.22 0.82 3 261.5%
409 Yanbian University (YBU), China 0.48 0.80 5 61.9%
410 Jinling Institute of Technology (JIT), China 0.80 1 N/A
411 North Sichuan Medical College, China 0.03 0.78 2 2,150.4%
412 Xinjiang Institute of Engineering (XJIE), China 0.40 0.78 3 88.2%
413 Henan University of Urban Construction (HUUC), China 0.05 0.77 2 1,466.4%
414 Beijing Municipal Research Institute of Environmental Protection (BMIEP), China 0.24 0.75 1 204.8%
414 Liupanshui Normal University, China 0.67 0.75 1 8.9%
414 Lanzhou Jiaotong University (LZJTU), China 0.80 0.75 1 -9.3%
415 Yunnan University of TCM, China 0.46 0.75 4 56.5%
416 Jiujiang University, China 0.29 0.75 3 148.8%
417 Minjiang University (MJU), China 0.23 0.75 7 214.6%
418 China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE), China 0.27 0.74 28 168.0%
419 Shenzhen Technology University (SZTU), China 0.14 0.74 7 402.3%
420 State Environmental Protection Key Laboratory of Satellite Remote Sensing, China 0.60 0.73 2 18.3%
421 China National Center for Food Safety Risk Assessment (CFSA), China 0.46 0.73 9 55.6%
422 Insilico Medicine, China 0.73 1 N/A
423 Beihua University, China 0.28 0.73 2 153.2%
424 Hubei Engineering University (HBEU), China 0.16 0.72 4 343.7%
424 Hunan University of Science and Engineering (HUSE), China 0.72 3 N/A
425 Huaiyin Institute of Technology (HYIT), China 0.67 0.71 3 3.4%
426 Hainan Normal University, China 0.90 0.71 6 -24.1%
427 Shenzhen Bay Laboratory, China 0.70 8 N/A
428 Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TUTCM), China 0.52 0.69 6 28.2%
429 Hangzhou Medical College (HMC), China 0.06 0.69 9 947.5%
430 China State Institute of Pharmaceutical Industry (CSIPI), China 1.08 0.69 5 -38.1%
431 China Southern Power Grid Co., Ltd. (CSG), China 0.33 0.69 1 104.7%
432 Guangxi Academy of Sciences (GXAS), China 0.69 2 N/A
433 Henan Academy of Sciences, China 0.17 0.68 5 295.1%
434 Beijing Hospital, China 1.39 0.68 2 -53.0%
435 Fujian Institute of Oceanography (FJIO), China 0.46 0.68 4 42.9%
436 Inner Mongolia University of Technology (IMUT), China 1.00 0.67 2 -35.5%
436 Qiqihar University, China 0.18 0.67 1 251.9%
436 Shangrao Normal University (SRU), China 1.00 0.67 1 -35.5%
437 Tongren University, China 0.19 0.66 3 237.3%
438 Jinggangshan University (JGSU), China 1.34 0.64 3 -53.7%
439 Jiangsu University of Technology (JSUT), China 0.14 0.64 5 344.6%
440 Yangtze University (YU), China 0.62 0.63 4 -2.6%
441 Xi'an Polytechnic University, China 0.36 0.62 4 68.4%
442 Yunnan Police College, China 0.62 2 N/A
443 Chinese Institute for Brain Research (CIBR) - Beijing, China 0.06 0.62 9 877.1%
444 Xi’an Medical University, China 0.30 0.62 2 101.0%
444 Beijing Oriental Yuhong Waterproof Technology Co., Ltd., China 0.90 0.62 3 -33.7%
445 Hengyang Normal University (HYNU), China 0.05 0.61 4 1,206.8%
446 Shenyang Normal University, China 1.93 0.61 5 -69.2%
447 Chinese Academy for Environmental Planning (CAEP), China 0.59 0.61 6 0.8%
448 Xi'an University of Posts and Telecommunications (XUPT), China 0.19 0.60 4 204.7%
449 Zhejiang NHU Company Ltd., China 0.35 0.59 2 63.4%
449 Shandong Jianzhu University, China 0.63 0.59 3 -9.7%
450 Beijing Graphene Institute (BGI), China 0.78 0.59 13 -27.0%
451 Hunan Institute of Engineering (HIE), China 0.11 0.58 4 408.5%
452 Southwest University of Political Science and Law (SWUPL), China 0.58 1 N/A
453 Guizhou Institute of Technology, China 0.53 0.57 4 3.7%
453 Environmental Protection Department Hong Kong, China 0.57 1 N/A
454 Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), China 1.04 0.57 5 -46.9%
455 China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC Group), China 0.33 0.56 3 67.8%
456 Shenzhen Following Precision Medical Research Institute, China 0.55 2 N/A
457 General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals (GRINM), China 0.89 0.55 2 -40.8%
458 Biomarker Technologies Corporation, China 0.09 0.55 3 498.0%
459 North China University of Technology, China 0.17 0.54 2 216.1%
460 Hubei University of Education (HUE), China 0.06 0.54 2 835.4%
461 Yibin University, China 0.04 0.54 2 1,144.1%
462 Shijiazhuang Tiedao University (STDU), China 0.47 0.53 2 10.7%
463 Tianjin Eco-Environmental Monitoring Center, China 0.53 3 N/A
464 Wuhan Textile University, China 1.79 0.51 5 -72.2%
465 Tangshan Normal University, China 0.50 4 N/A
466 Beijing Syngentech Co., LTD., China 0.13 0.50 1 287.1%
466 Shanghai Suxin Biotechnology Co., Ltd., China 0.40 0.50 1 21.0%
466 Guizhou University of Finance and Economis (GUFE), China 0.59 0.50 2 -18.1%
466 Zhejiang International Studies University (ZISU), China 0.50 1 N/A
466 Kunming Sino-platinum Metals Catalysts Co., Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
466 Porton Fine Chemicals Ltd., China 0.50 1 N/A
466 Shandong Linglong Tire Co., Ltd., China 0.50 2 N/A
466 Grirem Advanced Materials Co. Ltd., China 0.50 0.50 1 -3.2%
467 Xinyang Central Hospital, China 0.27 0.49 3 77.6%
468 Shanghai ChemPartner Co., Ltd., China 0.49 5 N/A
469 Heilongjiang Academy of Medical Sciences, China 0.14 0.49 2 246.0%
470 Inner Mongolia Agricultural University (IMAU), China 0.34 0.48 3 38.1%
471 Guangxi University of Science and Technology (GXUST), China 0.11 0.48 5 316.9%
472 China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center (CARDC), China 0.33 0.48 2 38.2%
473 Shenyang Agricultural University, China 0.68 0.47 3 -33.4%
474 Kunshan Sunlaite New Energy Co., Ltd., China 0.09 0.46 4 397.3%
475 Nextomics Biosciences Co., Ltd., China 0.31 0.45 3 41.3%
476 Jiangsu Second Normal University, China 0.31 0.45 4 38.7%
477 Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute, China 0.48 0.45 2 -10.5%
478 Guizhou Minzu University (GZMU), China 2.00 0.44 2 -78.5%
479 China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR), China 2.38 0.44 3 -82.0%
480 Zaozhuang College, China 0.17 0.44 4 154.3%
481 Beijing Pharma and Biotech Center (BPBC), China 0.28 0.44 23 53.5%
481 Jiangsu Jiangzhong Group, China 0.28 0.44 23 53.5%
482 Pingxiang University, China 0.15 0.43 4 170.9%
482 Shaanxi Institute for Food and Drug Control, China 0.43 2 N/A
483 3D Medicines Inc., China 0.43 0.43 1 -3.2%
483 Institute of Forensic Science, Ministry of Public Security, China 0.43 1 N/A
483 Elec-Tech International Co., Ltd. (ETi), China 0.43 1 N/A
484 Huangshan University, China 0.41 0.43 26 1.3%
485 Qiannan Normal College for Nationalities, China 0.07 0.43 2 475.7%
485 Xinyang Kemei New Material Co., Ltd., China 0.07 0.43 2 514.1%
486 Hebei Agricultural University (HEBAU), China 1.29 0.42 5 -68.4%
487 Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (SUFE), China 0.17 0.42 4 138.5%
488 Hubei University of Arts and Science, China 0.28 0.42 6 45.3%
489 Daqing Normal University (DNU), China 0.42 1 N/A
489 Guangdong University of Finance and Economics (GDUFE), China 0.42 2 N/A
490 Shanghai Institute of Planned Parenthood Research (SIPPR), China 0.13 0.41 6 202.6%
491 Capital Institute of Pediatrics, China 0.77 0.41 3 -48.4%
492 Dalian Ocean University (DOU), China 0.40 3 N/A
493 Yingkou Institute of Technology, China 0.40 1 N/A
494 Tianyu Museum of Nature, China 0.17 0.40 2 129.8%
495 Hebei Normal University of Science and Technology, China 0.09 0.40 3 320.9%
496 Zhejiang University of Water Resources and Electric Power (ZJWEU), China 0.03 0.39 2 1,116.4%
497 Marino Biotechnology Corp., China 0.39 1 N/A
498 Northeast Petroleum University, China 0.52 0.39 3 -27.5%
499 Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), China 0.92 0.38 3 -59.8%
500 Xiamen University of Technology (XMUT), China 1.13 0.38 4 -67.5%

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