Top 100 international collaborations

Chinese institutions ranked by their bilateral collaboration score (CS) with international and domestic partners in 2016. The CS sums the fractional count of collaborative papers from the two partnering institutions.

Rank 2016 Chinese institution City Chinese contribution to CS International partner institution Country International contribution to CS Bilateral CS
1 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS Beijing 4.53 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Italy 8.48 13.01
2 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 5.80 Harvard University United States of America (USA) 7.20 13.00
3 Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences (SIBS), CAS Shanghai 9.30 Max Planck Society Germany 3.13 12.43
4 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 4.35 Max Planck Society Germany 8.03 12.38
5 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS) Beijing 3.95 Max Planck Society Germany 8.06 12.01
6 National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), CAS Beijing 5.09 Max Planck Society Germany 6.87 11.96
7 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 7.90 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 4.01 11.91
8 Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems (BINN), CAS Beijing 6.00 Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) United States of America (USA) 5.48 11.48
9 Purple Mountain Observatory (PMO), CAS Nanjing 4.19 Max Planck Society Germany 7.26 11.45
10 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 9.48 University of Arkansas (UARK) United States of America (USA) 1.91 11.39
11 Tongji University Shanghai 5.04 United Nations (UN) International 5.04 10.08
12 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 4.11 Max Planck Society Germany 5.93 10.04
13 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 4.70 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 5.06 9.76
14 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 3.27 Max Planck Society Germany 6.21 9.48
15 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 6.41 Texas Tech University (TTU) United States of America (USA) 2.92 9.33
16 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 0.52 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Italy 8.71 9.23
17 Jilin University (JLU) Changchun 1.11 Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) Germany 8.09 9.20
18 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 4.59 Max Planck Society Germany 4.38 8.98
19 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 3.41 Harvard University United States of America (USA) 5.48 8.90
20 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) Guangzhou 4.92 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Germany 3.97 8.90
21 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 4.15 Princeton University United States of America (USA) 4.50 8.66
22 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) Shanghai 4.78 Carnegie Institution for Science (CIS) United States of America (USA) 3.74 8.52
23 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Shanghai 4.75 Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) Germany 3.71 8.46
24 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 3.57 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 4.55 8.12
25 Nanjing Tech University (NanjingTech) Nanjing 2.33 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 5.29 7.62
26 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS Beijing 3.82 Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres Germany 3.77 7.59
27 Central China Normal University (CCNU) Wuhan 5.59 University of Ottawa (uOttawa) Canada 1.86 7.45
28 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.25 Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) United States of America (USA) 4.19 7.44
29 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 3.49 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) United States of America (USA) 3.87 7.36
30 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 4.53 The University of Arizona (Arizona) United States of America (USA) 2.65 7.18
31 Shenzhen University (SZU) Shenzhen 1.98 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 5.13 7.11
32 National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), CAS Beijing 5.11 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 1.94 7.04
33 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 0.33 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Switzerland 6.67 7.00
34 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 3.71 French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) France 3.27 6.98
35 Dalian University of Technology (DUT) Dalian 3.43 KTH Royal Institute of Technology Sweden 3.53 6.95
36 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS Beijing 1.06 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Switzerland 5.81 6.87
37 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Shanghai 4.91 University of Michigan (U-M) United States of America (USA) 1.91 6.82
38 Tianjin University (TJU) Tianjin 1.72 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan 5.05 6.76
39 NYU Shanghai Shanghai 1.26 New York University (NYU) United States of America (USA) 5.43 6.70
40 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 3.77 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) United States of America (USA) 2.75 6.52
41 Dalian University of Technology (DUT) Dalian 2.36 Tohoku University Japan 4.12 6.48
42 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 3.98 University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass Amherst) United States of America (USA) 2.50 6.48
43 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) Guangzhou 4.68 University of Basel (UB) Switzerland 1.79 6.47
44 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 4.82 The University of Chicago (UChicago) United States of America (USA) 1.64 6.45
45 Jiangsu Normal University (JSNU) Xuzhou 5.47 Texas Tech University (TTU) United States of America (USA) 0.98 6.45
46 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 4.38 The University of Oklahoma (OU) United States of America (USA) 2.05 6.43
47 National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), CAS Beijing 3.55 National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) Italy 2.86 6.42
48 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.51 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 2.85 6.36
49 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 4.20 University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) United States of America (USA) 2.07 6.27
50 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS Beijing 4.68 Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) Russia 1.58 6.26
51 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) Guangzhou 4.68 University of Strasbourg France 1.57 6.25
52 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.97 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) United States of America (USA) 3.26 6.24
53 Institute of Physics (IOP), CAS Beijing 3.04 Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) United States of America (USA) 3.18 6.22
54 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 3.72 University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) United States of America (USA) 2.48 6.21
55 Zhejiang University (ZJU) Hangzhou 3.64 Max Planck Society Germany 2.53 6.17
56 Central China Normal University (CCNU) Wuhan 0.40 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Italy 5.77 6.17
57 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 1.75 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Italy 4.27 6.03
58 Institute of Physics (IOP), CAS Beijing 3.86 National Institute for Materials Science (NIMS) Japan 2.12 5.98
59 University of Science and Technology Beijing (USTB) Beijing 4.73 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) United States of America (USA) 1.22 5.96
60 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.11 Columbia University in the City of New York (CU) United States of America (USA) 2.82 5.93
61 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.37 Texas A&M University (TAMU) United States of America (USA) 3.56 5.93
62 Center for High Pressure Science and Technology Advanced Research (HPSTAR) Shanghai 3.32 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) United States of America (USA) 2.58 5.90
63 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 2.85 Brown University United States of America (USA) 3.00 5.85
64 Xiamen University (XMU) Xiamen 2.62 Philipps University of Marburg (Uni Marburg) Germany 3.21 5.83
65 Fudan University Shanghai 2.09 Harvard University United States of America (USA) 3.72 5.80
66 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.00 The Ohio State University (OSU) United States of America (USA) 3.61 5.61
67 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.63 National Research Council (NRC) Canada 2.95 5.59
68 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 4.09 Foxconn Technology Group Taiwan 1.44 5.53
69 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 2.48 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States of America (USA) 3.01 5.48
70 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.72 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) United States of America (USA) 1.74 5.45
71 Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU) Guangzhou 4.83 Durham University United Kingdom (UK) 0.59 5.43
72 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 2.78 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) United States of America (USA) 2.65 5.43
73 Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) Shanghai 2.44 Max Planck Society Germany 2.98 5.42
74 Xiamen University (XMU) Xiamen 2.64 The University of Chicago (UChicago) United States of America (USA) 2.76 5.41
75 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 2.80 University of Michigan (U-M) United States of America (USA) 2.60 5.40
76 East China Normal University (ECNU) Shanghai 1.58 New York University (NYU) United States of America (USA) 3.74 5.32
77 Central South University (CSU) Changsha 1.33 University of Pittsburgh (Pitt) United States of America (USA) 3.97 5.30
78 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 2.65 Stanford University United States of America (USA) 2.63 5.27
79 Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO), CAS Shanghai 2.24 Max Planck Society Germany 3.01 5.26
80 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 1.60 Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) Switzerland 3.66 5.26
81 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 2.93 The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) United States of America (USA) 2.31 5.24
82 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 2.70 The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) United States of America (USA) 2.49 5.19
83 Tsinghua University (TH) Beijing 2.01 Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) United States of America (USA) 3.18 5.19
84 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.02 Yale University United States of America (USA) 2.15 5.17
85 Institute of High Energy Physics (IHEP), CAS Beijing 3.72 Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) Russia 1.42 5.14
86 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 1.42 Rice University United States of America (USA) 3.70 5.12
87 Central China Normal University (CCNU) Wuhan 0.33 European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) Switzerland 4.78 5.11
88 National Astronomical Observatories (NAOC), CAS Beijing 2.41 University of Portsmouth United Kingdom (UK) 2.69 5.10
89 Shandong University (SDU) Jinan 0.63 National Institute for Nuclear Physics (INFN) Italy 4.46 5.09
90 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 2.05 University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW-Madison) United States of America (USA) 3.04 5.09
91 Nanjing University (NJU) Nanjing 2.68 Yale University United States of America (USA) 2.37 5.05
92 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.61 Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission (CEA) France 1.44 5.05
93 The University of Hong Kong (HKU) Hong Kong 2.01 University of Washington (UW) United States of America (USA) 3.00 5.01
94 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.32 National University of Singapore (NUS) Singapore 1.69 5.01
95 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.78 University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) United States of America (USA) 2.22 5.00
96 Guizhou University (GZU) Guiyang 1.72 Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore 3.28 5.00
97 University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) Hefei 2.23 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) United States of America (USA) 2.74 4.97
98 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 2.93 University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) United States of America (USA) 2.02 4.94
99 Zhejiang University (ZJU) Hangzhou 2.53 University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) United States of America (USA) 2.39 4.92
100 Peking University (PKU) Beijing 3.86 Australian National University (ANU) Australia 1.05 4.92

The Chinese Academy of Sciences has been split into its top-level constituent institutes.

These results are based on the most recent data available as of 10 February 2017. Owing to continual refinements of the data, the figures in the database are liable to change and might differ to those printed in the supplement.