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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 15.26 11.93 66 -19.6%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.01 11.12 37 42.8%
3 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 5.72 4.91 26 -11.8%
4 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 3.35 4.05 29 24.5%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.43 3.97 23 185.1%
6 University of Chile, Chile 6.03 3.80 23 -35.1%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.07 2.81 7 171.5%
8 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.91 2.15 7 15.5%
9 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.16 1.77 16 57.2%
10 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.43 1.50 4 -36.6%
11 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.58 1.45 7 156.0%
12 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.39 1.40 5 265.3%
13 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.90 1.39 5 -50.7%
14 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.28 1.34 6 7.4%
15 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.37 1.33 3 272.0%
16 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.89 1.10 14 -40.0%
17 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 1.31 0.98 14 -22.6%
18 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 2.11 0.94 11 -54.1%
19 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 1.26 0.89 10 -27.2%
20 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.15 0.85 8 467.7%
21 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.47 0.79 6 74.0%
22 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.53 0.78 6 -47.5%
23 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.33 0.77 3 141.3%
24 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.06 0.74 3 -63.3%
25 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.44 0.73 3 72.6%
26 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.16 0.68 7 335.9%
27 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.10 0.60 10 529.1%
28 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.33 0.57 5 -56.0%
29 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.54 2 N/A
30 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.12 0.53 3 347.8%
31 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 0.50 7 -16.4%
32 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.19 0.50 7 170.1%
33 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.17 0.38 2 127.7%
34 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.36 1 N/A
35 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.35 0.36 3 5.4%
36 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.08 0.35 3 328.1%
37 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.31 2 N/A
38 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.09 0.30 7 256.6%
39 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.48 0.30 4 -79.4%
40 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.46 0.27 3 -80.9%
41 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.56 0.23 4 -84.9%
42 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.17 0.23 3 39.7%
43 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 0.21 2 -16.1%
44 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Brazil 0.20 2 N/A
45 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.05 0.20 1 346.5%
45 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.31 0.20 1 -34.2%
45 National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru 0.20 1 N/A
46 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.05 0.19 1 335.2%
46 Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Brazil 0.19 1 N/A
47 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.18 0.19 2 7.7%
48 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.23 0.19 4 -16.2%
49 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
50 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.01 0.17 2 2,898.7%
51 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.17 3 N/A
51 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.03 0.17 1 448.6%
52 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.15 1 N/A
53 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
53 Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
54 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
55 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 0.13 2 -76.9%
56 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.13 2 N/A
57 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
58 Universidad Ricardo Palma (URP), Peru 0.11 1 N/A
59 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
59 Unidade Integrada de Farmacologia e Gastroenterologia (UNIFAG), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
60 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.07 0.10 3 50.6%
61 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
61 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.10 1 N/A
62 Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
62 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 1,517.9%
62 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02 0.09 1 465.6%
63 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.05 0.09 2 97.5%
64 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.40 0.09 2 -77.6%
65 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.00 0.08 1 1,706.0%
66 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -39.4%
67 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 192.5%
68 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.07 2 N/A
69 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.06 0.07 2 31.2%
69 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.07 2 N/A
70 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.06 1 N/A
71 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
72 University of Valle, Colombia 0.02 0.06 2 168.6%
72 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
73 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
74 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
75 National Service of Agrarian Health - SENASA, Peru 0.05 1 N/A
76 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.25 0.05 2 -81.4%
77 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.06 0.05 2 -15.7%
78 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.13 0.05 1 -62.6%
78 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.24 0.05 1 -80.2%
79 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
80 Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile 0.17 0.04 1 -74.3%
80 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.04 1 N/A
81 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
82 National University of Santiago del Estero (UNSE), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
82 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.04 1 N/A
83 Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (IATM), Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
84 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
85 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
86 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
86 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
86 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
87 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.04 0.03 1 -24.9%
88 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
89 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.04 0.03 2 -21.3%
90 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
91 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.02 0.03 1 62.6%
91 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.06 0.03 1 -53.2%
91 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.59 0.03 1 -95.3%
91 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
91 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
91 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
92 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05 0.02 2 -50.8%
93 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.02 0.02 1 15.1%
94 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
95 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.50 0.02 3 -95.5%
96 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.02 1 N/A
97 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
98 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
99 University of the Amazon, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
100 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.14 0.02 1 -88.7%
100 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
100 Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca (UCEVA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
100 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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