2016 tables: Institutions - chemistry - 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 10.78 28
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 7.37 26
3 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 4.17 15
4 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 3.22 9
5 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 3.01 5
6 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 2.50 10
7 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 2.33 6
8 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 2.13 4
9 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.96 4
10 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.92 3
11 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.69 7
12 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.63 5
13 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 1.61 5
14 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 1.57 5
15 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.33 3
15 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.33 2
16 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.20 5
17 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 1.00 1
17 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.00 1
17 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.00 1
18 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.96 5
19 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.82 2
20 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.77 4
21 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.75 1
22 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.69 4
23 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.67 3
24 University of Valle, Colombia 0.63 2
25 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.60 4
26 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.59 2
27 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.47 5
28 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.47 3
29 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.44 3
30 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.42 1
31 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.35 2
32 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.33 1
32 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.33 1
32 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.33 1
33 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.31 2
34 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.30 1
35 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.27 3
36 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.26 2
37 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.21 1
38 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.20 1
39 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.17 1
40 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.15 1
41 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.14 1
41 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 1
41 University of Chile, Chile 0.14 1
41 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.14 1
42 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 1
42 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.13 1
43 University of the Sacred Heart (USC), Brazil 0.11 1
43 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.11 1
44 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.10 1
44 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.10 1
45 State University of Goiás (UEG), Brazil 0.09 2
46 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.07 1
47 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.06 1
47 Universidad Politécnica Salesiana (UPS), Ecuador 0.06 1
48 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.05 1
48 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.05 1
49 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.05 1
50 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.04 1
51 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.04 1
52 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.04 1
53 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.01 1
53 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.01 1

Footnote

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