2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 5.78 8.29 27 33.7%
2 University of Chile, Chile 6.26 4.75 21 -29.2%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.22 2.65 9 102.8%
4 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.75 2.24 7 179.0%
5 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.33 2.00 5 460.0%
6 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.68 1.72 3 -4.5%
7 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.23 1.51 7 -36.5%
8 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.21 1.50 3 572.0%
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.62 1.34 9 102.5%
10 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 1.79 1.30 11 -31.9%
11 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.24 1.14 3 347.8%
12 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.35 1.09 5 192.7%
13 University of Quindio (UQ), Colombia 1.00 1 N/A
14 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.49 0.84 7 62.4%
15 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.10 0.82 4 660.7%
16 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.78 3 N/A
17 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.17 0.78 4 338.6%
18 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.75 1 N/A
19 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.07 0.73 9 899.8%
20 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.21 0.66 7 190.9%
21 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.63 0.66 6 -2.4%
22 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.17 0.62 4 246.6%
23 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.67 0.56 4 -21.9%
24 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.25 0.56 2 108.6%
25 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.02 0.55 4 2,930.9%
26 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.52 2 N/A
27 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.14 0.51 4 230.0%
28 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.38 0.47 4 15.3%
29 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.13 0.43 4 221.5%
30 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.18 0.43 5 119.1%
31 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.20 0.41 3 92.3%
32 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.41 2 N/A
33 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.05 0.41 6 727.6%
34 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.01 0.40 1 6,769.8%
35 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 0.34 2 -67.9%
36 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.05 0.34 4 573.8%
37 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.09 0.33 1 257.9%
37 University of Guyana, Guyana 0.33 1 N/A
37 Austral University, Argentina 0.33 1 N/A
38 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.30 1 N/A
38 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.30 1 N/A
39 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 1.23 0.27 2 -79.7%
40 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.01 0.26 2 2,258.3%
41 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.33 0.25 1 -30.0%
41 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
41 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
42 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.35 0.23 1 -37.7%
43 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.40 0.22 3 -49.2%
44 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.21 2 N/A
45 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.06 0.20 1 188.0%
45 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
45 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
46 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.29 0.18 2 -40.1%
47 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.03 0.18 4 461.7%
48 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.18 2 N/A
49 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.17 2 N/A
49 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 0.17 1 226.7%
50 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.89 0.16 2 -82.9%
51 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.42 0.15 1 -65.5%
52 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 250.0%
52 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
53 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.06 0.12 2 72.7%
54 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.10 0.11 2 7.0%
55 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
56 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.63 0.11 2 -94.0%
57 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.07 0.10 1 41.7%
58 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.10 2 N/A
59 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 731.6%
60 National University of La Pampa (UNLPAM), Argentina 0.09 2 N/A
61 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
62 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.04 0.08 2 105.3%
63 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
64 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.08 2 -8.1%
65 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.02 0.07 1 193.4%
65 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
66 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.14 0.07 1 -56.4%
67 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
68 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.00 0.06 1 -94.5%
69 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.01 0.06 1 273.4%
69 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.06 1 N/A
69 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.06 1 N/A
70 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.05 1 N/A
71 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.25 0.04 1 -85.4%
72 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 0.04 1 -80.0%
72 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
73 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
74 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
74 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
74 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
75 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.17 0.03 1 -84.4%
76 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
77 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.02 1 N/A
78 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
79 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.02 2 N/A
80 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.03 0.02 1 -53.4%
80 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.05 0.02 1 -72.1%
80 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.34 0.02 1 -98.9%
80 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
80 Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca (UCEVA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
80 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
81 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
81 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
82 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A
83 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.02 0.00 1 -94.5%

Footnote

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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.