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 Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 4.00 5.54 19 41.9%
2 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.48 4.97 66 13.8%
3 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 3.71 2.29 40 -36.6%
4 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 1.54 6 N/A
5 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 1.02 2 N/A
6 University of Quindio (UQ), Colombia 1.00 1 N/A
7 University of Valle, Colombia 0.65 0.89 4 39.8%
8 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.21 0.80 8 287.7%
9 Colombian Geological Survey, Colombia 0.76 2 N/A
10 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.75 1 N/A
11 Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM), Colombia 0.50 1 N/A
12 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.02 0.41 5 2,658.8%
13 Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia 0.33 1 N/A
14 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.27 2 N/A
15 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.60 0.24 69 -58.9%
16 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.15 3 N/A
17 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.22 0.14 2 -33.3%
18 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
18 Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
19 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.14 2 N/A
20 Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia 0.03 0.13 1 361.6%
20 SELVA - Research for Conservation in the Neotropics, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
21 Corpoicá C.I Tibaitata, Colombia 0.10 1 N/A
22 Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 0.04 0.09 2 119.2%
23 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
24 Caucaseco Scientific Research Center, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
25 Corporación Parque Explora (Parque Explora), Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
26 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.04 3 N/A
27 Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV), Colombia 0.01 0.04 1 310.3%
28 Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (IATM), Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
29 Patrimonio Natural, Colombia 0.03 2 N/A
30 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
30 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
30 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
30 Instituto para la Investigación y la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural del Valle del Cauca (INCIVA), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
31 Fundación Clínica Noel, Colombia 0.03 2 N/A
32 Hospital Universitario San Vicente de Paúl, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
33 Fundación Ecosistemas Secos de Colombia, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
34 University of the Amazon, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
35 Jardín botánico Eloy Valenzuela, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
35 Fundación Orinoquia Biodiversa (FOB), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
35 Unidad Central del Valle del Cauca (UCEVA), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
36 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.24 0.01 1 -96.6%
36 Jardín Botánico de Bogotá, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
37 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.66 0.01 3 -98.9%

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.