2016 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 5.78 20
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.23 7
3 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.70 8
4 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.68 3
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.34 3
6 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.22 4
7 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 1.07 6
8 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 1
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.00 1
9 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.95 5
10 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.75 3
11 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.55 4
12 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.55 1
13 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.50 1
14 Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil 0.48 2
15 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.38 4
16 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.35 2
17 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.34 4
18 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.29 4
19 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.25 1
19 The Nature Conservancy of Brazil (TNC), Brazil 0.25 1
19 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.25 1
19 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.25 1
20 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.21 2
21 Institute of Technology for Development (LACTEC), Brazil 0.18 1
22 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.18 2
23 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.17 2
24 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.17 1
24 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 1
24 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.17 1
25 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.15 2
26 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.14 1
27 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.13 1
27 IPEXco Inc., Brazil 0.13 1
28 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.12 2
29 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.10 1
30 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.09 1
31 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.09 2
32 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.08 1
33 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 1
34 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.07 1
35 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.06 1
36 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.05 1
37 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.05 2
38 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.05 1
38 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 1
39 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.04 1
40 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 1
40 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 1
41 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.03 1
42 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.02 3
43 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.02 1
44 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.02 1
45 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.01 1

Footnote

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