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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 235.76 1,138
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 98.66 371
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 69.93 363
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 68.90 343
5 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 46.29 263
6 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 45.38 205
7 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 38.86 160
8 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 32.70 232
9 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 31.23 137
10 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 25.01 103
11 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 22.75 98
12 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 21.51 93
13 University of Seville (US), Spain 21.12 100
14 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 19.55 160
15 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 18.73 270
16 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 18.43 48
17 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 17.45 146
18 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 15.66 83
19 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 15.20 40
20 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 15.17 48
21 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 14.44 59
22 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 14.25 29
23 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 46
24 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 13.05 58
25 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 12.99 38
26 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 12.77 47
27 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 10.23 33
28 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 10.08 27
29 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 9.63 35
30 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 9.15 28
31 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 9.08 41
32 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 8.58 40
33 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 7.91 22
34 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 7.47 30
35 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 7.35 25
36 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 6.81 26
37 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 6.47 23
38 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.38 54
39 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 6.25 29
40 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 6.09 21
41 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 5.70 18
42 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 5.63 19
43 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 4.94 77
44 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 4.92 19
45 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 4.54 9
46 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 4.38 14
47 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 3.96 10
48 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 3.92 17
49 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 3.91 9
50 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 3.68 11
51 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 3.67 17
52 Hospital del Mar, Spain 3.38 26
53 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 2.77 4
54 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 2.76 11
55 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 2.70 74
56 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 2.69 12
57 University of León (ULE), Spain 2.67 5
58 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 2.27 13
59 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 2.12 33
60 CIC Energigune, Spain 2.06 9
61 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 1.71 12
62 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 1.66 7
63 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.58 8
64 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 1.57 8
65 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.54 33
66 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 1.46 33
67 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 1.46 8
68 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 1.32 7
69 Medcom Advance, S.A., Spain 1.27 4
70 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 1.25 5
71 Abengoa S.A., Spain 1.23 5
72 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 1.21 12
73 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 1.21 8
74 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 1.17 6
75 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 1.14 13
76 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 1.09 8
77 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 1.08 4
78 Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Spain 1.00 1
79 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.99 7
80 Water Technology Center (CETAQUA), Spain 0.92 3
81 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.88 3
82 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.88 6
83 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.79 4
84 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.79 8
85 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.79 1
86 AIMEN Technology Centre, Spain 0.75 1
86 Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad SL (SEADM), Spain 0.75 1
87 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.69 10
88 EntreChem, S.L., Spain 0.67 1
89 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.61 2
90 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.55 7
91 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.54 5
92 Hospital Doctor Peset Spanish, Spain 0.50 1
93 Graphenea SA, Spain 0.49 2
94 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.49 5
95 Centro de Investigación Biomédica EuroEspes (CIBE), Spain 0.48 3
96 SciberQuest, Inc., Spain 0.46 2
97 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.43 5
98 IK4-Tekniker, Spain 0.43 1
99 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 2
100 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.40 7
101 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.39 14
102 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.39 3
103 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 1
103 Instituto Murciano de Investigación y Desarrollo Agrario y Alimentario (IMIDA), Spain 0.38 1
103 Nommon Solutions and Technologies, S.L., Spain 0.38 1
104 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.37 6
105 Adasa Sistemas S.A., Spain 0.33 1
105 Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica, Spain 0.33 1
106 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.33 5
107 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.33 2
108 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.29 9
109 San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC), Spain 0.29 6
110 Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Spain 0.29 5
111 Fundación de Investigación Sanitaria de las Islas Baleares Ramón Llull (FISIB), Spain 0.29 2
112 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.27 5
113 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.27 9
114 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.26 5
115 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.25 1
115 Innovative Solutions in Chemistry S.L. (ISC-SCIENCE), Spain 0.25 1
115 Teamlabs, Spain 0.25 1
115 Biobide SL (BBD Biophenix), Spain 0.25 1
116 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.24 4
117 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.24 1
118 AbBcn S.L., Spain 0.23 1
119 Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Spain 0.23 3
120 Aguas de Barcelona, ​​Metropolitan Business Management Integrated Water Cycle, SA, Spain 0.22 1
121 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.21 4
122 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.21 13
123 GENERAL ANALYSIS, MATERIALS AND SERVICES, SL (GAMASER), Spain 0.20 1
123 Centro Tecnolóxico de Supercomputación de Galicia (CESGA), Spain 0.20 1
123 Hospital Universitario Fundación Alcorcón, Spain 0.20 1
124 Fundació Observatori Esteve Duran (FOED), Spain 0.18 2
125 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.17 3
126 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.17 1
127 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.16 3
128 Immunostep, Spain 0.15 1
129 Biomol Informatics S.L., Spain 0.14 1
129 SENER Group, Spain 0.14 1
129 Junta de Castilla y León, Spain 0.14 1
130 nLife Therapeutics, S.L., Spain 0.13 1
131 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.13 3
132 Telefonica Research and Development, Spain 0.13 1
132 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.13 1
132 Spanish Weather Service (AEMET), Spain 0.13 1
133 Foundation IVI, Spain 0.12 2
134 Consorci Hospital General Universitario de Valencia (CHGUV), Spain 0.12 3
135 University of Valencia Science Park, Spain 0.12 1
135 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.12 1
136 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 0.11 3
137 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.11 2
138 Sequentia Biotech SL, Spain 0.11 1
138 Laboratorio CIFGA S.A., Spain 0.11 1
138 Keramat, s.l.u., Spain 0.11 1
139 European Union Satellite Centre (EUSC), Spain 0.10 1
139 Center for Intelligent Research in Crystal Engineering (CIRCE), Spain 0.10 1
139 Spanish AIDS Research Network (RIS), Spain 0.10 1
140 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.10 2
141 Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Spain 0.09 3
142 Geomnia Natural Resources SLNE, Spain 0.09 1
143 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.09 1
143 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), Spain 0.09 1
144 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 3
145 General Military Academy, Spain 0.08 1
145 Hospital Ruber Internacional, Spain 0.08 1
145 Balearic Islands Coastal Observing and Forecasting System (SOCIB), Spain 0.08 1
145 Ourense University Hospital Complex (CHUO), Spain 0.08 1
145 Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona (RACAB), Spain 0.08 1
145 Next Limit S.L., Spain 0.08 1
146 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.08 3
147 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.07 2
147 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.07 2
147 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.07 2
147 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.07 2
148 Museo Arqueológico de la Comunidad de Madrid (MAR), Spain 0.07 1
148 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.07 1
148 Hospital General Universitario de Elche, Spain 0.07 1
148 Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí (CSPT), Spain 0.07 1
148 Leitat - Technological Center, Spain 0.07 1
148 Acciona, S.A., Spain 0.07 1
148 Los Orígenes de Madrid, Spain 0.07 1
148 Institute of Evolution in Africa (IDEA), Spain 0.07 1
149 Hospital de Madrid, Spain 0.07 2
150 Regional Service for Agri-food Research and Development (SERIDA), Spain 0.06 1
150 Forest and Wood Technology Research Centre (CETEMAS), Spain 0.06 1
150 FOSSILIA Serveis Paleontològics i Geològics, S.L., Spain 0.06 1
150 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.06 1
151 Móstoles University Hospital, Spain 0.06 1
151 Complexo Hospitalario Xeral - Calde, Spain 0.06 1
152 Institute of Molecular and Oncological Medicine of Asturias (IMOMA), Spain 0.05 2
153 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.05 1
154 Pleiades Astrophoto S.L., Spain 0.05 1
154 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.05 1
154 FIDMAG Germanes Hospitalàries Research Foundation, Spain 0.05 1
154 ProtoQSAR S.L., Spain 0.05 1
155 Combinatorial Chemistry Unit (UQC), Spain 0.05 1
156 Hospital General Universitario de Ciudad Real (HGUCR), Spain 0.04 1
156 Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Spain 0.04 1
156 Sistemas Genomicos, Spain 0.04 1
157 Hospital Materno Infantil de Málaga, Spain 0.03 1
158 Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE), Spain 0.03 1
159 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.03 1
160 Instituto Valenciano de Oncologia (IVO), Spain 0.02 1
160 Centro de Transfusión de la Comunidad Valenciana, Spain 0.02 1
160 San Jorge General Hospital, Spain 0.02 1
161 Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Valme, Spain 0.02 1
162 Fundación Marqués de Valdecilla (FMDV), Spain 0.02 2
163 Cantabrian Agricultural Research and Training Centre (CIFA), Spain 0.02 1
164 Institute for Diagnostic Imaging (IDI), Spain 0.02 2
165 Fundación Dr. Pedro Guillén, Spain 0.02 1
166 Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Spain 0.02 1
167 Spain Ministry of Defense, Spain 0.02 1
168 University of Deusto, Spain 0.02 1
169 Oficina de Investigación Biosanitaria (OIB), Spain 0.02 1
170 Grup SAGESSA, Spain 0.01 2
170 Pere Mata Institute, Spain 0.01 2
171 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves (HUVN), Spain 0.01 1
172 Government of Navarra, Spain 0.01 1
173 IE University, Spain 0.01 1
174 EPT Observatories, Spain 0.01 1
175 Fundación Renal Íñigo Álvarez de Toledo (FRIAT), Spain 0.01 1
176 Andalusian Institute of Historical Heritage (IAPH), Spain 0.01 1
176 Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD), Spain 0.01 1
177 Hospital Monte Naranco, Spain 0.01 2
178 EU Public Health, Spain 0.01 1
179 Mútua Terrassa, Spain 0.01 1
180 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.01 1
181 Murcia Regional Health Council, Spain 0.00 1
181 Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Spain 0.00 1
182 Quantitative Genomic Medicine Laboratories (qGenomics), SL, Spain 0.00 1
183 Servicio Canario de la Salud (SCS), Spain 0.00 1
184 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 1
185 Spain Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICINN), Spain 0.00 1

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