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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 15.26 63
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.01 26
3 University of Chile, Chile 6.03 30
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 5.72 31
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 3.35 15
6 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.90 11
7 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.43 7
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 2.11 11
9 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.06 5
10 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.91 10
11 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.89 13
12 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.56 5
13 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.53 11
14 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.48 10
15 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.46 6
16 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.43 13
17 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.33 11
18 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 1.31 12
19 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.28 6
20 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 1.26 11
21 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.16 7
22 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.07 5
23 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.63 1
24 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 10
25 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.59 4
26 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.58 6
27 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 3
28 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.53 3
29 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.50 1
30 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.50 7
31 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.50 6
32 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.47 4
33 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.44 1
34 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.40 1
34 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.40 1
35 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.39 3
36 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.37 3
37 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.35 4
38 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.33 3
39 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.31 3
40 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.31 3
41 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.30 3
42 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.27 3
43 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 4
44 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.25 2
45 Universidad de Oriente (UDO), Venezuela 0.25 1
46 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.24 2
47 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.23 3
48 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.23 5
49 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.19 3
50 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.19 4
51 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.18 3
52 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.17 3
53 Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile 0.17 1
53 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.17 1
53 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17 2
54 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.16 4
55 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.15 3
56 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.15 4
57 Yanayacu Biological Station & Center for Creative Studies, Ecuador 0.15 1
58 Metropolitan University of Educational Sciences (UMCE), Chile 0.14 1
58 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.14 1
59 Scientific University of the South (UCSUR), Peru 0.14 1
60 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 4
61 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.13 2
62 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.13 2
63 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.13 1
64 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.12 2
65 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.11 2
66 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.10 2
67 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.10 2
68 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.09 4
69 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.08 3
70 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.08 1
71 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.08 1
72 Catholic University of Manizales (UCM), Colombia 0.07 1
73 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.07 3
74 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.06 1
74 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.06 1
75 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.06 2
76 Austral University, Argentina 0.06 1
77 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.06 3
78 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.06 2
79 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.06 1
80 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05 1
81 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.05 2
82 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.05 2
83 Interamerican Open University (UAI), Argentina 0.05 1
83 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.05 1
84 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.04 1
85 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.04 2
86 Christus College, Brazil 0.04 1
87 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.04 3
88 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.03 1
89 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.03 3
90 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.03 1
91 Universidad del Cauca, Colombia 0.03 1
92 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.03 2
93 Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia 0.03 1
94 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.03 3
95 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 2
96 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03 1
97 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.02 3
98 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.02 1
99 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.02 1
99 University of Valle, Colombia 0.02 1
100 University of La Sabana (Unisabana), Colombia 0.02 1

Footnote

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