2016 tables: Institutions - academic

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

2015 Institution FC 2015
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 48.97
2 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 22.99
3 University of Chile, Chile 19.79
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 18.87
5 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 16.65
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 15.27
7 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 11.41
8 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 10.71
9 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.16
10 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 8.23
11 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 7.99
12 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 7.29
13 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 7.23
14 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 6.37
15 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.74
16 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 5.34
17 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 5.29
18 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 4.98
19 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.97
20 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 4.82
21 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.68
22 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 4.48
23 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 4.47
24 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 4.14
25 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.11
26 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 4.08
27 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 4
28 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 3.85
29 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.77
30 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 3.72
31 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 3.71
32 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.33
33 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 3.22
34 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 3.17
35 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.12
36 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 3.03
37 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.99
38 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 2.83
39 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.77
40 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 2.65
41 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.96
42 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.9
43 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 1.82
44 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.74
45 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 1.63
45 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.63
46 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.46
47 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 1.37
48 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 1.37
49 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.32
50 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.3
51 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.2
52 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.19
53 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.16
54 National University of the Littoral (UNL), Argentina 1.14
55 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.04
56 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.02
57 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 1
58 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1
59 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.95
60 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.89
61 Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Brazil 0.85
62 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.73
63 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.68
64 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.67
65 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.66
66 University of Valle, Colombia 0.65
67 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.64
68 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.62
69 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.6
70 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.6
71 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56
72 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.54
73 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.52
74 Yachay Tech, Ecuador 0.5
75 Universidad de los Llanos, Colombia 0.5
75 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.5
76 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.5
77 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.46
78 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.45
79 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.44
80 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.43
81 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.43
82 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.42
83 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.4
83 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.4
84 Universidade Federal of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.4
84 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.4
85 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.39
86 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.39
87 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.37
88 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.33
89 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.32
90 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.31
91 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.3
92 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.3
93 Universidad Central de Venezuela, Venezuela 0.29
94 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.27
95 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26
96 Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO), Chile, Chile 0.25
97 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.25
97 Instituto Tecnológico Metropolitano (ITM), Colombia 0.25
97 Universidad de Oriente (UDO), Venezuela 0.25
98 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.23
99 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.22
100 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22
101 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.22
102 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.21
103 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.21
104 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Ceará (IFCE), Brazil 0.21
105 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.21
106 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.21
107 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.2
108 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.19
109 Institute of Technology for Development (LACTEC), Brazil 0.18
110 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.17
110 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.17
110 Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile 0.17
110 National University of Saint Agustine (UNSA), Peru 0.17
110 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.17
110 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17
111 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.16
112 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.16
113 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.15
114 Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies, Ecuador 0.15
115 Embrapa Florestas, Brazil 0.14
115 Institute Carlos Chagas (ICC), Fiocruz, Brazil 0.14
115 Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences (UMCE), Chile 0.14
116 Scientific University of the South (UCSUR), Peru 0.14
117 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13
118 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.13
119 Favaloro University, Argentina 0.11
119 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.11
119 University of the Sacred Heart (USC), Brazil 0.11
120 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.1
121 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.09
122 State University of Goiás (UEG), Brazil 0.09
123 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.09
124 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.08
124 Universidad EAFIT, Colombia 0.08
124 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.08
124 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.08
125 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.08
126 University of the State of Amazonas, Brazil 0.08
127 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.07
127 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.07
127 Catholic University of Manizales (UCM), Colombia 0.07
127 Vale Institute of Technology (ITV), Brazil 0.07
128 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.07
129 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.07
130 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.06
130 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS), Ecuador 0.06
131 Austral University, Argentina 0.06
132 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.06
133 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.06
134 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.06
135 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05
136 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05
137 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.05
138 Interamerican Open University (UAI), Argentina 0.05
139 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.04
140 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.04
141 Christus College, Brazil 0.04
142 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.04
143 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.04
144 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.04
145 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03
146 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.03
147 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.03
148 Universidad del Cauca, Colombia 0.03
149 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.03
150 Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia 0.03
151 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.03
152 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03
153 Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03
154 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.02
155 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.02
156 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.02
157 University of La Sabana (Unisabana), Colombia 0.02
158 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.02
159 Rio de Janeiro Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFRJ), Brazil 0.02
160 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.02
160 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02
161 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.02
162 Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Venezuela 0.01
163 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.01
164 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.01
165 Agteca - Agrotecnologica Amazonica, Bolivia 0.01
165 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01
166 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01
167 Universidad Laica Eloy Alfaro de Manabí (ULEAM), Ecuador 0.01
168 National University of Northwestern Buenos Aires (UNNOBA), Argentina 0
169 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

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