2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 Barcelona (UB), Spain 7.20 33
2 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.96 15
3 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 5.82 24
4 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.41 7
5 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 4.36 10
6 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 4.11 19
7 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 3.32 12
8 University of Seville (US), Spain 3.03 4
9 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 2.76 5
10 University of León (ULE), Spain 2.45 4
11 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 1.85 3
12 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.82 7
13 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.82 9
14 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.50 5
15 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 1.27 5
16 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.26 6
17 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 1.25 3
18 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.23 4
19 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 1.15 3
20 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.04 5
21 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 1.00 1
22 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.88 3
23 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.86 5
24 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.78 2
25 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 0.68 4
26 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.60 4
27 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.52 2
28 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 0.51 2
29 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.50 1
30 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 0.50 6
31 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.38 1
32 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.34 2
33 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.31 4
34 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.27 2
35 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.25 1
35 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.25 1
36 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.24 2
37 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 0.20 1
38 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.12 1
39 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.11 2
40 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.06 1
41 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.06 1
42 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 0.05 1
42 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.05 1
43 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.05 1
44 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.02 1
45 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.02 1

Footnote

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