2016 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 1.29 11
2 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.94 1
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.86 3
4 University of Chile, Chile 0.54 8
5 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.41 2
6 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.40 5
7 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.36 4
8 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.36 2
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.32 4
10 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 0.29 6
11 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.28 2
12 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.27 3
13 Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), Peru 0.25 1
14 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.20 2
15 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 0.19 2
16 Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia 0.18 1
17 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.13 3
18 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.13 4
19 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.11 1
20 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.10 3
21 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 0.10 1
22 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.10 2
23 Corporación Geológica ARES, Colombia 0.09 1
23 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.09 1
24 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.09 2
25 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.08 1
25 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.08 1
26 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.08 2
27 Asociación Civil Impacta Salud y Educación, Peru 0.07 1
28 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.06 1
29 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.06 2
30 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.06 4
31 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.05 1
32 Chilean National Museum of Natural History, Chile 0.05 1
32 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05 1
32 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.05 1
33 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.05 1
34 Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas Sinchi, Colombia 0.05 1
35 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.04 2
36 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.04 3
37 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.04 2
38 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.04 1
39 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.03 1
40 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.03 2
41 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.03 2
42 Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF), Bolivia 0.03 1
43 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03 1
43 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.03 1
43 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.03 1
44 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.03 1
45 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.02 1
45 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 1
45 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.02 1
45 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.02 1
45 Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 0.02 1
45 Jardín Botánico de Missouri (JBM), Peru 0.02 1
46 Fundação Museu do Homem Americano (FUMDHAM), Brazil 0.02 1
46 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.02 1
47 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.02 1
48 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.01 1
49 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.01 1
50 Museo de Historia Natural Alcide dOrbigny, Bolivia 0.01 1
50 Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IIC), Guyana 0.01 1
50 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.01 1
50 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.01 1
51 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.01 2
52 Clínica Alemana de Santiago S.A., Chile 0.01 1
52 Hospital Padre Hurtado (HPH), Chile 0.01 1
52 Comisión de Investigaciones Científicas (CIC), Argentina 0.01 1
53 Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA), Bolivia 0.01 1
53 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.01 1
53 Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP), Peru 0.01 1
54 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.00 1
55 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.00 1
56 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.00 1
57 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.00 1
58 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.00 1
59 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.00 1

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