2016 tables: Institutions - physical 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 20.38 142
2 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 18.75 81
3 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 6.45 64
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 6.23 133
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 5.26 56
6 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 5.22 17
7 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 4.68 9
8 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 3.86 5
9 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.52 53
10 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.33 4
11 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 3.15 11
12 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.71 11
13 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 2.60 5
14 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 2.47 5
15 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.50 2
16 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.44 6
17 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.30 3
18 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.25 3
19 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.10 43
20 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 1.02 4
21 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.96 3
22 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.93 1
23 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.88 74
24 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.80 3
25 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.75 3
26 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.73 4
27 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.60 2
28 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.52 3
29 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.45 2
30 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.44 1
31 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.40 2
31 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.40 2
32 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.37 2
33 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.35 5
34 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.33 1
35 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.31 3
36 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.29 3
37 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.27 2
38 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.25 1
38 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.25 1
39 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 28
40 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.20 1
41 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.17 2
42 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.17 1
43 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.13 1
44 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.11 1
44 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.11 1
45 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.10 1
46 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.08 1
47 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.07 1
48 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.05 71
49 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.04 1
50 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.03 1
51 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.01 3
51 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 3
52 State University of Goiás (UEG), Brazil 0.00 1

Footnote

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