2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 20.47 17.48 88 -12.1%
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 16.22 13.36 106 -15.3%
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 13.16 12.89 76 0.7%
4 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.42 6.26 43 18.8%
5 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.87 5.18 21 9.4%
6 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 10.85 4.60 43 -56.4%
7 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 4.24 4.52 28 9.8%
8 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 5.65 3.72 23 -32.2%
9 University of Seville (US), Spain 7.23 3.36 18 -52.2%
10 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.23 3.14 6 1,285.0%
11 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 2.31 3.08 13 37.4%
12 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.97 2.98 17 -48.7%
13 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.33 2.21 14 70.6%
14 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 1.24 1.89 12 56.2%
15 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.03 1.70 8 70.2%
16 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.80 1.70 9 119.0%
17 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.65 1.61 13 -54.6%
18 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.17 1.54 14 35.4%
19 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 2.11 1.50 9 -26.7%
20 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 7.99 1.37 7 -82.3%
21 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.20 1.22 5 529.4%
22 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.57 1.21 7 115.9%
23 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.03 1.19 12 -59.6%
24 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.38 1.07 10 -20.0%
25 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.31 1.06 4 253.3%
26 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.70 0.95 4 41.1%
27 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.65 0.90 4 42.1%
28 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.43 0.79 6 87.9%
29 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.84 0.78 10 -4.4%
30 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.08 0.71 11 776.7%
31 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.40 0.69 7 -49.5%
32 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.00 0.58 9 12,456.5%
33 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.11 0.50 1 357.8%
34 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.60 0.43 3 -25.9%
35 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.67 0.40 2 -39.0%
36 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 0.39 6 346.5%
37 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.59 0.33 4 -43.2%
38 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.31 4 N/A
39 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 0.17 1 -57.6%
40 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.15 0.14 3 -4.2%
41 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.09 0.14 2 56.5%
42 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.12 2 N/A
43 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.20 0.12 1 -40.7%
44 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.10 0.11 2 15.4%
45 Biosanitary Studies Center (CEB), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
46 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.29 0.07 1 -94.3%
47 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.21 0.06 1 -70.0%
48 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.04 2 N/A
49 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.23 0.03 1 -86.1%
50 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 0.03 5 2,172.8%
51 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 0.03 1 -92.6%
52 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.74 0.03 3 -96.5%
53 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.24 0.01 1 -99.6%

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.