2017 tables: Institutions

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 48.37 50.22 270 6.5%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 16.13 20.09 169 27.8%
3 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 12.39 18.14 169 50.2%
4 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 23.00 15.95 110 -28.8%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 15.37 14.54 110 -2.9%
6 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.32 9.14 41 0.6%
7 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 7.29 8.74 79 23.0%
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 5.22 7.44 25 46.1%
9 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 4.82 7.06 20 50.4%
10 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 4.73 5.05 11 9.4%
11 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.52 4.33 15 -1.8%
12 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.14 4.10 25 1.5%
13 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.77 3.84 14 4.4%
14 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 2.83 3.35 10 21.5%
15 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.19 3.18 11 173.3%
16 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 0.40 3.17 8 722.0%
17 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.33 3.12 6 -3.9%
18 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 4.48 2.90 9 -33.7%
19 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 4.47 2.89 14 -33.7%
20 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 1.45 2.66 22 87.5%
21 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 4.14 2.56 12 -36.4%
22 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 3.17 2.56 17 -17.1%
23 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.16 2.55 13 125.7%
24 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 4.09 2.47 58 -38.1%
25 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 3.72 2.26 8 -37.7%
26 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 2.14 7 291.7%
27 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.46 2.10 7 47.9%
28 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.34 1.78 72 35.8%
29 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.99 1.69 14 -42.2%
30 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.00 1.68 5 72.7%
31 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.06 1.67 4 2,635.2%
32 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 1.38 1.66 10 23.8%
33 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 2.46 1.61 27 -32.9%
34 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.32 1.59 38 23.6%
35 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.96 1.58 5 -17.3%
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.77 1.50 4 -44.4%
37 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.90 1.44 6 -22.2%
38 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.63 1.27 5 -20.0%
39 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 1.38 1.26 14 -6.7%
40 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.30 1.18 5 307.5%
41 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.85 1.05 5 26.5%
42 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.17 1.04 3 537.4%
43 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.64 1.02 12 62.8%
44 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.32 1.00 1 222.1%
44 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
45 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.60 0.99 4 68.9%
46 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.55 0.80 3 50.2%
47 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.65 3 N/A
48 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.33 0.61 8 90.0%
49 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.20 0.57 1 -51.2%
50 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.22 0.50 1 137.6%
50 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
50 Water and Sewage Company of Ceará - CAGECE, Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
51 Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil 0.50 3 N/A
52 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.22 0.48 4 121.0%
53 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.45 1 N/A
54 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.08 0.43 2 433.4%
55 Brazil Ministry of Justice, Brazil 0.25 0.39 2 61.2%
56 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.68 0.39 3 -41.5%
57 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.38 0.38 8 1.9%
58 Braskem, Brazil 0.38 1 N/A
59 National Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Brazil 0.50 0.36 2 -26.5%
60 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.36 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.25 0.34 3 38.1%
62 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.11 0.33 1 207.7%
63 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.30 1 N/A
64 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.43 0.29 3 -30.9%
65 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.23 0.28 2 24.5%
66 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.20 0.25 9 32.4%
67 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.27 0.25 3 -2.9%
68 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.03 0.25 1 813.6%
68 Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Maranhão (IFMA), Brazil 0.18 0.25 1 42.4%
68 National Water Agency (ANA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
69 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 0.21 2 -16.4%
70 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Brazil 0.20 2 N/A
71 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.29 0.20 1 -29.7%
71 Museu Municipal Dr. José Olavo Machado, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
71 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
72 Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Brazil 0.19 1 N/A
73 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.19 2 612.8%
74 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.19 0.19 2 -0.5%
75 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.03 0.18 2 596.0%
76 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.05 0.17 71 236.7%
77 Civil Police (Brazil), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
77 Colégio Pedro II (CPII), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
77 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 0.17 1 259.0%
77 Planetary Skin Institute (PSI), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
77 National Centre for Monitoring and Warning of Natural Disasters (CAMADEN), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
77 Instituto Nacional de Altos Estudos (INAE), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
78 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.15 1 N/A
79 Electrical Energy Research Center (Cepel), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
79 PROJETO TAMAR - ICMBio, Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
80 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.13 3 N/A
81 Brazilian Science Data Center (BSDC), Brazil 0.18 0.13 4 -25.8%
82 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 284.6%
82 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
82 Faculdade Meridional (IMED), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
83 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.40 0.12 3 -68.0%
84 Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.01 0.12 2 1,817.4%
85 Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI, Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
86 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.11 3 237.0%
87 Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
88 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
88 Unidade Integrada de Farmacologia e Gastroenterologia (UNIFAG), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
89 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 0.10 1 74.4%
89 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
90 Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
90 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02 0.09 1 464.0%
90 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.46 0.09 1 -79.5%
91 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -39.6%
92 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.08 2 1.0%
93 Geopark Araripe, Brazil 0.17 0.05 1 -67.6%
93 Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
94 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 0.05 5 739.1%
95 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.42 0.05 1 -87.4%
96 Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
97 Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (2Bio), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
98 Laboratório de Engenharia Civil (LEC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
99 Tismoo - The Biotech Company, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
100 Instituto Socioambiental Serra do Mar (ISASM), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
100 National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB), Brazil 0.33 0.04 1 -89.0%
101 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
102 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
103 Fundação Estadual de Pesquisa Agropecuária (FEPAGRO), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
103 Instituto do Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos (INEMA), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
104 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.37 0.03 1 -92.4%
105 Instituto Santos Dumont (ISD), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
106 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.15 0.02 1 -84.0%
106 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
107 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
108 Hospital Heliópolis, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
108 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
109 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 0.01 21 -93.3%
110 National Institute of Science and Technology in Tropical Diseases (INCT-DT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
111 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.06 0.01 1 -77.0%
112 Plantando Consciencia, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
113 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
114 Centro Universitário Autônomo do Brasil (UniBrasil), Brazil 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.