2022 tables: Institutions - chemistry - academic

The 2022 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2020 Share 2021 Count 2021 Change in Adjusted Share* 2020–2021
1 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), China 245.40 268.93 627 7.7%
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), China 195.43 264.07 1180 32.8%
3 Nanjing University (NJU), China 215.28 234.68 429 7.2%
4 Tsinghua University, China 173.72 207.98 518 17.7%
5 Nankai University (NKU), China 155.54 201.53 366 27.4%
6 Fudan University, China 138.33 197.68 376 40.5%
7 Zhejiang University (ZJU), China 169.16 193.60 397 12.5%
8 Peking University (PKU), China 180.12 190.00 686 3.7%
9 Sichuan University (SCU), China 153.90 168.14 259 7.4%
10 Soochow University, China 138.99 159.21 282 12.6%
11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), United States of America (USA) 142.30 153.50 343 6.0%
12 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), China 142.94 152.13 372 4.6%
13 The University of Tokyo (UTokyo), Japan 162.21 150.48 296 -8.8%
14 Xiamen University (XMU), China 128.09 139.25 260 6.9%
15 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China 114.03 138.76 305 19.6%
16 Jilin University (JLU), China 138.78 138.11 241 -2.2%
17 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH Zurich), Switzerland 120.63 135.62 286 10.5%
18 Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), China 124.42 134.66 327 6.4%
19 Northwestern University (NU), United States of America (USA) 145.52 133.43 256 -9.9%
20 National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore 137.52 131.59 349 -5.9%
21 Stanford University, United States of America (USA) 144.69 130.91 295 -11.1%
22 Hunan University (HNU), China 101.74 123.73 204 19.5%
23 Wuhan University (WHU), China 120.79 122.76 216 -0.1%
24 Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore 112.91 120.77 287 5.1%
25 Kyoto University, Japan 134.75 120.33 255 -12.2%
26 Harvard University, United States of America (USA) 104.17 118.89 285 12.2%
27 University of Cambridge, United Kingdom (UK) 125.07 115.19 272 -9.5%
28 University of Oxford, United Kingdom (UK) 120.87 113.74 264 -7.5%
29 Tianjin University (TJU), China 117.80 113.34 316 -5.4%
30 University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley), United States of America (USA) 128.52 111.93 283 -14.4%
31 South China University of Technology (SCUT), China 76.06 110.47 225 42.8%
32 Shandong University (SDU), China 71.19 108.05 227 49.2%
33 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland 115.26 106.58 195 -9.1%
34 Osaka University, Japan 107.51 100.65 190 -8.0%
35 Zhengzhou University (ZZU), China 79.66 92.31 300 13.9%
36 Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China 53.61 91.33 192 67.4%
37 University of Münster (WWU), Germany 74.95 90.26 132 18.4%
38 East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST), China 96.79 89.11 155 -9.5%
39 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), United States of America (USA) 83.71 87.98 168 3.3%
40 Seoul National University (SNU), South Korea 97.40 86.91 173 -12.3%
41 The University of Chicago (UChicago), United States of America (USA) 75.93 86.33 181 11.7%
42 Fuzhou University (FZU), China 50.38 86.19 184 68.2%
43 East China Normal University (ECNU), China 85.72 84.90 195 -2.6%
44 Dalian University of Technology (DUT), China 55.45 83.82 170 48.6%
45 University of Toronto (U of T), Canada 103.90 81.65 138 -22.8%
46 Lanzhou University (LZU), China 70.25 81.62 158 14.2%
47 University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), United States of America (USA) 96.88 81.47 184 -17.3%
48 Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech), Japan 77.63 81.16 149 2.8%
49 University of Michigan (U-M), United States of America (USA) 92.43 80.36 154 -14.5%
50 Chongqing University (CQU), China 38.64 79.01 135 101.0%
51 Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), China 70.86 78.45 195 8.8%
52 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin), United States of America (USA) 96.01 75.65 158 -22.6%
53 Shandong Normal University (SDNU), China 63.96 74.69 103 14.8%
54 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego), United States of America (USA) 74.16 74.19 140 -1.7%
55 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech), China 81.78 73.68 153 -11.4%
56 Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany 59.06 73.14 168 21.7%
57 Imperial College London (ICL), United Kingdom (UK) 73.48 71.79 206 -4.0%
58 University of Pennsylvania (Penn), United States of America (USA) 71.39 70.84 138 -2.5%
59 The University of Manchester (UoM), United Kingdom (UK) 78.97 70.59 150 -12.1%
60 Central South University (CSU), China 40.42 69.91 134 70.0%
61 Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), South Korea 86.70 69.70 152 -21.0%
62 Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany 52.20 68.50 184 29.0%
63 California Institute of Technology (Caltech), United States of America (USA) 64.39 68.14 141 4.0%
64 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison), United States of America (USA) 78.38 67.93 121 -14.8%
65 Purdue University, United States of America (USA) 75.76 67.35 126 -12.6%
66 Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 90.97 66.29 156 -28.4%
67 University of Minnesota (UMN), United States of America (USA) 65.03 65.40 120 -1.1%
68 University of Washington (UW), United States of America (USA) 58.78 65.15 149 8.9%
69 Beijing University of Chemical Technology (BUCT), China 59.41 65.12 131 7.7%
70 Yale University, United States of America (USA) 59.62 64.95 126 7.1%
71 Hokkaido University, Japan 60.54 64.83 142 5.3%
72 Xi'an Jiaotong University (XJTU), China 57.51 63.85 151 9.1%
73 Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich (LMU), Germany 58.95 63.14 154 5.3%
74 Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), South Korea 47.53 62.67 133 29.6%
75 Texas A&M University (TAMU), United States of America (USA) 89.67 62.63 109 -31.3%
76 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), China 42.62 62.40 210 43.9%
77 Nagoya University, Japan 67.19 59.84 112 -12.5%
78 King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST), Saudi Arabia 61.33 59.16 137 -5.2%
79 Princeton University, United States of America (USA) 65.65 58.45 124 -12.5%
80 University of Würzburg (JMU), Germany 59.52 57.80 116 -4.6%
81 City University of Hong Kong (CityU), China 57.93 57.27 175 -2.8%
82 Shenzhen University (SZU), China 49.07 57.17 168 14.5%
83 RWTH Aachen University (RWTH Aachen), Germany 58.59 56.70 164 -4.9%
84 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), United States of America (USA) 51.14 55.24 132 6.2%
85 Southwest University (SWU), China 55.60 55.17 65 -2.5%
86 Tongji University, China 28.31 55.00 134 91.0%
87 Tohoku University, Japan 62.35 54.36 136 -14.3%
88 The Ohio State University (OSU), United States of America (USA) 56.31 54.14 93 -5.5%
89 University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), United States of America (USA) 70.55 53.80 133 -25.0%
90 Beijing Normal University (BNU), China 42.86 52.67 117 20.8%
91 University of California, Irvine (UCI), United States of America (USA) 52.15 52.33 102 -1.4%
92 Kyushu University, Japan 60.49 52.25 112 -15.1%
93 The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), China 52.02 51.95 154 -1.8%
94 University of New South Wales (UNSW Sydney), Australia 51.37 51.53 128 -1.4%
95 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States of America (USA) 63.58 50.85 118 -21.4%
96 Shaanxi Normal University (SNNU), China 53.06 50.83 81 -5.8%
97 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), United States of America (USA) 60.28 50.33 86 -17.9%
98 Southeast University (SEU), China 48.79 50.11 119 0.9%
99 University of Groningen (RUG), Netherlands 50.97 49.96 98 -3.7%
100 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State), United States of America (USA) 66.20 49.78 123 -26.1%

Footnote

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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2022 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.