2016 tables: Institutions

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 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 41.87 144
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 9.50 91
3 National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT), Mexico 7.52 33
4 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 2.71 61
5 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 2.51 8
6 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 2.07 7
7 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 1.58 11
8 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 1.32 15
9 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Mexico 0.88 4
10 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.75 4
11 University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico 0.75 2
12 Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico 0.71 3
13 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 0.67 1
14 Mexico Autonomous Institute of Technology (ITAM), Mexico 0.50 1
14 Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ), Mexico 0.50 2
15 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.48 4
16 Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), Mexico 0.45 2
17 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 0.38 9
18 Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO), Mexico 0.25 1
18 Universidad Autónoma de Campeche (UAC), Mexico 0.25 1
19 Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico 0.25 42
20 Centro de Investigaciones en Óptica, A.C. (CIO), Mexico 0.22 1
21 Centro de Investigaciones Científicas de las Huastecas 'Aguazarca' (CICHAZ), Mexico 0.21 1
22 Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation (CBMC), Mexico 0.21 1
23 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 0.20 3
24 Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Mexico 0.18 2
25 Centro Internacional de Ciencias AC, Mexico 0.17 1
26 Ibero-American University (UIA), Mexico 0.15 42
27 University of Monterrey (UDEM), Mexico 0.13 2
28 Autonomous University of Chihuahua (UACH), Mexico 0.13 1
28 Fundación Cántaro Azul, Mexico 0.13 1
28 Instituto Nacional de Geriatría (INGER), Mexico 0.13 1
29 National Institute of Respiratory Diseases-Mexico (INER), Mexico 0.11 1
30 National Center for Prevention of Disasters (CENAPRED), Mexico 0.10 1
30 National Institute of Public Health of Mexico (INSP), Mexico 0.10 1
30 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.10 1
31 National Institute of Ecology (INE), Mexico 0.10 1
32 University of Sonora (UNISON), Mexico 0.09 2
33 National Institute of Cancer (INCan), Mexico 0.08 1
34 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.06 14
35 National Institute of Psychiatry Ramón de la Fuente Muñiz (INPRFM), Mexico 0.06 1
35 Sociedad de Historia Natural Niparajá A.C., Mexico 0.06 1
35 Fondo para la Protección de los Recursos Marinos (FONMAR), Mexico 0.06 1
36 Mexican Institute of Ophthalmology (IMO I.P.A.), Mexico 0.06 2
37 Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Forestales, Agrícolas y Pecuarias (INIFAP), Mexico 0.06 1
38 Instituto Tecnológico Superior de Cajeme (ITESCA), Mexico 0.05 1
39 National Institute of Genomic Medicine (INMEGEN), Mexico 0.04 1
39 National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), Mexico 0.04 1
40 Hospital Infantil de México Federico Gómez (HIMFG), Mexico 0.03 1
41 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.03 1
42 General Hospital of Mexico, Mexico 0.01 1
43 University of the Americas (UDLAP), Mexico 0.00 1

Footnote

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