2017 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Share 2016 Count 2016 Change in Adjusted Share 2015-2016*
1 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 41.87 36.69 145 -10.1%
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 9.50 15.05 106 62.4%
3 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 2.71 5.15 81 94.9%
4 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 1.58 2.15 13 39.7%
5 University of Sonora (UNISON), Mexico 0.09 1.28 3 1,338.8%
6 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 2.07 0.94 6 -53.4%
7 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 1.32 0.90 12 -29.6%
8 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.75 0.79 3 8.1%
9 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico 0.76 3 N/A
10 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.10 0.74 4 663.6%
11 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 0.20 0.64 8 226.7%
12 University of the Americas (UDLAP), Mexico 0.00 0.55 3 60,544.6%
13 University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico 0.75 0.53 2 -27.1%
14 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 2.51 0.50 2 -79.6%
15 Universidad de Ciencias y Artes de Chiapas (UNICACH), Mexico 0.45 0.45 2 3.1%
16 Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Docencia en Educación Técnica (CIIDET), Mexico 0.33 1 N/A
17 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 0.67 0.32 3 -51.4%
18 Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico 0.25 0.25 54 4.3%
19 Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Mexico 0.18 0.25 1 39.9%
19 Instituto Tecnológico de Hermosillo (ITH), Mexico 0.25 1 N/A
20 Autonomous University of Hidalgo State (UAEH), Mexico 0.24 2 N/A
21 Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico 0.71 0.23 2 -67.2%
22 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.48 0.22 3 -52.2%
23 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 0.38 0.18 4 -51.3%
24 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.06 0.17 16 202.0%
25 Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala (UAT), Mexico 0.15 2 N/A
26 Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Mexico 0.14 1 N/A
27 Panamerican University (UP), Mexico 0.08 1 N/A
28 Ibero-American University (UIA), Mexico 0.15 0.05 51 -67.3%
29 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.03 0.05 1 61.9%
30 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Mexico 0.88 0.01 3 -99.2%

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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*The change in adjusted Share accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. Share values have been adjusted to 2020 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.