2016 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 48.37 241
2 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 23.00 104
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 16.13 165
4 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 15.37 91
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.32 30
6 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 7.29 68
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 5.22 18
8 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 4.82 15
9 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 4.73 12
10 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.52 12
11 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 4.48 17
12 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 4.47 15
13 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.14 21
14 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 4.14 11
15 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 4.09 57
16 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.77 13
17 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 3.72 10
18 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.33 4
19 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 3.17 19
20 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.99 13
21 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 2.83 9
22 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.77 8
23 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.96 4
24 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.90 8
25 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.63 3
26 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.46 5
27 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.34 77
28 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.32 45
29 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.20 4
30 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.19 10
31 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.16 7
32 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 1.00 1
33 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.00 8
34 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.85 3
35 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.68 2
36 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.64 9
37 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.60 2
38 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 3
39 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.52 3
40 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.46 3
41 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.43 4
42 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.43 4
43 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.42 1
44 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.40 1
45 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.40 2
45 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.40 2
46 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.37 2
47 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.32 3
48 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.30 3
49 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.27 2
50 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 4
51 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.25 1
52 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.23 3
53 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 28
54 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.22 2
55 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.20 1
56 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.17 1
57 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 4
58 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.13 2
59 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.13 1
60 University of the Sacred Heart (USC), Brazil 0.11 1
60 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.11 1
61 State University of Goiás (UEG), Brazil 0.09 3
62 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.08 1
62 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.08 1
63 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.08 2
64 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 1
65 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.07 1
66 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.06 1
67 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.06 3
68 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.05 72
69 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 1
70 Christus College, Brazil 0.04 1
71 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 1
72 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.03 1
73 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.03 2
74 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 2
75 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03 1
76 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.02 1
77 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02 2
78 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 3

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