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 Chile, Chile 19.58 14.05 100 -26.4%
2 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 11.82 12.35 171 7.1%
3 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 9.18 6.57 16 -26.6%
4 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 7.52 4.96 53 -32.3%
5 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.07 4.56 20 14.9%
6 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 3.22 4.46 98 41.9%
7 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 8.25 3.87 51 -51.8%
8 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 6.00 3.84 47 -34.4%
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.15 3.45 12 12.4%
10 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 2.94 1.98 18 -31.0%
11 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.80 1.94 18 11.0%
12 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.04 1.81 4 4,911.3%
13 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 1.28 1.48 5 18.7%
14 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 1.01 1.35 25 36.0%
15 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 3.03 1.27 5 -57.1%
16 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.29 1.09 7 -13.4%
17 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 1.60 0.85 8 -45.6%
18 Chile Ministry of the Environment, Chile 0.03 0.76 3 2,250.6%
19 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.21 0.73 9 251.9%
20 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.09 0.65 5 617.0%
21 GERO | Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolism (GC-BHM), Chile 0.59 3 N/A
22 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.41 3 N/A
23 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.02 0.33 1 -66.4%
23 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.33 0.33 1 2.6%
24 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 1.13 0.25 1 -77.2%
24 Dirección Meteorológica de Chile, Chile 0.25 1 N/A
25 Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CAP Minería), Chile 0.21 0.13 1 -39.3%
25 Patagonia Adventure Expeditions (PAEX), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
25 Chile Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
26 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.31 0.12 3 -61.9%
27 Geoestudios, Chile 0.10 2 N/A
28 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.02 0.10 1 330.8%
28 Núcleo Milenio de Biología Fúngica Integrativa y Sintética (MNFISB), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
29 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.05 0.09 2 96.9%
30 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.40 0.09 2 -77.7%
31 Isaac Newton Institute of Chile in Estern Europe and Eurasia (INI), Chile 0.39 0.08 1 -78.0%
32 Clínica Alemana de Santiago S.A., Chile 0.01 0.07 1 1,021.0%
32 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.02 0.07 1 222.4%
33 Military Geographical Institute (IGM), Chile 0.07 1 N/A
34 Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile 0.07 0.06 1 -22.2%
35 Millennium Nucleus Center for Plant Systems and Sinthetic Biology (PSSB), Chile 0.04 1 N/A
36 Universidad Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Chile 0.17 0.04 1 -74.4%
36 Fundación Ciencia y Vida, Chile 0.39 0.04 1 -89.2%
37 Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear (CCHEN), Chile 0.03 0.04 1 23.9%
38 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
39 Neurounion Biomedical Foundation, Chile 0.02 1 N/A
39 Parkinson's Centre (CENPAR), Chile 0.02 1 N/A
40 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.02 1 N/A
41 BlueWater Consultant, Chile 0.02 1 N/A
42 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.04 0.01 1 -74.4%

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.