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 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 69.93 363
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 68.90 343
3 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 46.29 263
4 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 45.38 205
5 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 38.86 160
6 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 32.70 232
7 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 31.23 137
8 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 25.01 103
9 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 22.75 98
10 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 21.51 93
11 University of Seville (US), Spain 21.12 100
12 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 18.43 48
13 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 17.45 146
14 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 15.66 83
15 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 15.20 40
16 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 15.17 48
17 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 14.44 59
18 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 14.25 29
19 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 12.99 38
20 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 12.77 47
21 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 10.23 33
22 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 10.08 27
23 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 9.63 35
24 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 9.08 41
25 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 8.58 40
26 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 7.47 30
27 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 7.35 25
28 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 6.81 26
29 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 6.25 29
30 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 6.09 21
31 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 5.70 18
32 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 4.94 77
33 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 4.92 19
34 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 4.54 9
35 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 4.38 14
36 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 3.96 10
37 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 3.91 9
38 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 3.68 11
39 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 3.67 17
40 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 2.77 4
41 University of León (ULE), Spain 2.67 5
42 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 1.66 7
43 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 1.57 8
44 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 1.46 33
45 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 1.32 7
46 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 1.21 12
47 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 1.17 6
48 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.99 7
49 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.88 3
50 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.54 5
51 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 2
52 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.39 3
53 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 1
54 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.25 1
54 Teamlabs, Spain 0.25 1
55 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.21 4
56 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.16 3
57 University of Valencia Science Park, Spain 0.12 1
58 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.10 2
59 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 3
60 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.07 1
61 Móstoles University Hospital, Spain 0.06 1
62 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.05 1
63 University of Deusto, Spain 0.02 1
64 IE University, Spain 0.01 1
65 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 1

Footnote

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