2016 tables: Institutions - life 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 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 20.47 86
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 16.22 122
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 13.16 79
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 10.85 51
5 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 7.99 22
6 University of Seville (US), Spain 7.23 31
7 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.97 25
8 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 5.65 28
9 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.42 41
10 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.87 21
11 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 4.24 29
12 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.65 15
13 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.03 9
14 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 2.31 9
15 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 2.11 9
16 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.40 8
17 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.38 9
18 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.33 10
19 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.29 3
20 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 1.24 18
21 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.24 5
22 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.17 11
23 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.03 7
24 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.84 14
25 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.80 9
26 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.74 7
27 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.73 3
28 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.70 5
29 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.67 2
30 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 4
31 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.60 5
32 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.60 5
33 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.59 5
34 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.57 7
35 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.43 7
36 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 2
37 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 1
38 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.31 4
39 Teamlabs, Spain 0.25 1
40 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.23 3
41 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.23 2
42 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.21 1
43 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.21 4
44 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.20 1
44 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.20 1
45 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.20 2
46 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.18 2
47 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.16 3
48 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.15 1
49 University of Valencia Science Park, Spain 0.12 1
50 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.11 2
51 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 0.10 1
51 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.10 1
52 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.09 2
53 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 3
54 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.08 3
55 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.07 1
56 Móstoles University Hospital, Spain 0.06 1
57 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.05 1
58 University of Deusto, Spain 0.02 1
59 IE University, Spain 0.01 1
60 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.00 1
61 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 1

Footnote

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