Nature Magazine Announces Top 10 Scientific Institutions of the World


The world-renowned science journal Nature has released the data reviewed in 2020. In the announced list, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, which doubled its closest rival, Harvard, sat on the summit.

One of the main criteria for the evaluation of universities in the world is the academic studies and the quality of these studies. Not every article is evaluated at the same level, and not every academic publication is of the same value.

One of the evaluations made for universities is accepted as the indexes of Nature. World-renowned academic publication, while explaining the indexes of 2020, took into account the studies published in 82 academic journals that meet certain conditions.

The Chinese Academy of Sciences is by far the top:
It was seen that the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing is at the top of the list with a research share of 1,805.22. This value is calculated based on the ratio of the related authors, who have signed in the article, to all authors.

The chemistry department led the Chinese Academy of Sciences in terms of research. Physical sciences, environmental sciences and life sciences followed. Harvard University, which ranked second in the list, remained in 925,15 research shares.

In studies conducted by Harvard researchers, it was striking that the focus was generally on life sciences. Among the disciplines covered by this field are branches such as biology, medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry and pharmacy. The third place in the list was the Max Planck Community. Max Planck researchers focused on physics and space sciences. These areas are; followed by life sciences, chemistry and environmental sciences.

It was striking that the most productive institutions in the index are those in China, USA, Germany, France and England. The top 10 ranks in the list were as follows:

  1. Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  2. Harvard University, USA
  3. Max Planck Community, Germany
  4. French National Scientific Research Center (CNRS), France
  5. Stanford University, USA
  6. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
  7. Helmholtz German Research Centers Association, Germany
  8. China University of Science and Technology (USTC), China
  9. Oxford University, UK
  10. Beijing University (PKU), China

The Nature 2020 index was shared on the Nature website.


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