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 Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 32.02 39.59 220 26.8%
2 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 23.27 16.11 102 -29.0%
3 New University of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal 14.12 13.31 96 -3.3%
4 University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal 14.90 12.55 52 -13.6%
5 University of Minho (UM), Portugal 8.38 10.05 102 23.0%
6 University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal 13.24 8.96 112 -30.6%
7 Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC), Portugal 8.18 8.95 21 12.2%
8 Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal 8.25 7.22 20 -10.3%
9 Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), Portugal 3.17 4.12 24 33.2%
10 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal 4.69 3.51 9 -23.4%
11 University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal 2.20 2.24 11 4.5%
12 Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), Portugal 0.80 1.91 7 143.7%
13 University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal 1.63 1.48 14 -6.6%
14 Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL), Portugal 0.31 1.21 10 300.1%
15 Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP), Portugal 0.75 1.11 129 50.7%
16 University of the Azores (UAç), Portugal 0.77 1.04 15 39.7%
17 Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (iBET), Portugal 0.27 0.90 3 239.9%
18 University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal 0.80 4 N/A
19 Institute for the Development of New Technologies (UNINOVA), Portugal 0.90 0.75 3 -14.3%
20 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.34 0.40 16 23.1%
21 Hospital of St. John (CHSJ), Portugal 0.39 0.39 12 2.6%
22 Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), Portugal 0.07 0.38 5 446.1%
23 Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CH Porto), Portugal 0.23 0.38 12 65.2%
24 Águas de Portugal (AdP), S.A., Portugal 1.00 0.33 1 -65.8%
25 ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Portugal 0.33 0.32 2 -1.1%
26 ISCTE Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal 0.29 0.27 6 -2.2%
27 Avepark-Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia S.A., Portugal 0.27 1 N/A
28 University of Évora (UE), Portugal 0.07 0.24 9 255.9%
29 Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Portugal 0.22 2 N/A
30 Instituto da Água da Região Norte (IAREN), Portugal 0.17 1 N/A
30 Secil Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento, Portugal 0.17 1 N/A
30 3Drivers - Engineering, Inovation and Environment Lda, Portugal 0.17 1 N/A
31 Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Portugal 0.06 0.16 7 164.6%
32 NZYTech, Lda., Portugal 0.16 2 N/A
33 Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), Portugal 0.16 0.15 4 -5.9%
33 Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A. (PTIn), Portugal 0.16 0.15 4 -5.9%
34 Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers (INESC), Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
35 INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC MN), Portugal 1.52 0.13 2 -91.2%
36 Institute of Museums and Conservation (IMC), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
36 Instituto de Educação e Cidadania (IEC), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
36 National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
37 Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal 0.12 0.09 12 -23.7%
38 Centro Empresarial e Tecnológico (SANJOTEC), Portugal 0.08 1 N/A
39 Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E), Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -2.8%
40 Artur Salgado - Ortopedia, Lda., Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -14.9%
40 Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia (CRPG), Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -14.9%
40 Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte (CCDR-N), Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -14.9%
40 Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação (IPST), Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -14.9%
40 Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (SUCH), Portugal 0.06 0.05 11 -14.9%
41 Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário (CESPU), CRL, Portugal 0.03 0.03 1 -13.2%
42 National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal 0.00 0.02 2 2,213.0%
43 Santo Antonio General Hospital (HGSA), Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
44 Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra, Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
45 The Portuguese Cancer League (LPCC), Portugal 0.01 1 N/A
46 Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV), Portugal 0.01 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.