2017 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 0.19 1.86 12 909.9%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.86 0.88 7 3.7%
3 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.41 0.67 1 63.3%
4 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.03 0.25 3 757.9%
5 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.23 3 N/A
6 University of Chile, Chile 0.54 0.23 4 -56.5%
7 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.32 0.23 5 -29.0%
8 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.04 0.18 4 315.4%
9 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.28 0.17 2 -38.6%
10 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.06 0.14 1 142.2%
11 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.14 3 N/A
12 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.13 0.12 3 -5.5%
13 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.10 0.10 2 3.5%
14 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.00 0.10 1 3,930.2%
15 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
16 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
17 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
18 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.07 1 N/A
19 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 166.1%
20 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
21 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.13 0.06 3 -57.0%
22 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
23 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
24 Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile 0.04 1 N/A
25 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.04 1 N/A
26 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
27 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.94 0.04 1 -96.2%
27 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
28 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
29 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.00 0.03 1 2,355.9%
29 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
29 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
29 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
30 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
31 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
31 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
32 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.03 2 N/A
33 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.03 0.03 1 1.4%
34 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.05 0.02 1 -52.8%
35 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
36 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.02 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.27 0.02 1 -93.3%
38 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
39 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.06 0.02 2 -70.6%
40 Universidad Nacional Experimental de los Llanos Occidentales Ezekiel Zamora (UNELLEZ), Venezuela 0.01 0.02 1 45.8%
40 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 0.02 1 -27.1%
40 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
40 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
40 Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca (UCEVA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
40 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
41 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
42 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05 0.01 1 -71.0%
42 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
43 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -54.1%
43 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.03 0.01 1 -54.1%
44 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
45 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
46 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.01 1 N/A
47 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
48 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A

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.