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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 235.76 211.55 1,082 -8.0%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 98.66 119.22 403 23.9%
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 69.93 76.44 373 12.1%
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 68.90 71.72 304 6.8%
5 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 45.38 56.09 233 26.8%
6 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 46.29 49.71 263 10.1%
7 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 38.86 39.11 176 3.2%
8 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 31.23 33.43 144 9.8%
9 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 25.01 27.40 126 12.4%
10 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 18.73 25.09 291 37.4%
11 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 17.45 24.52 145 44.1%
12 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 32.70 23.93 205 -24.9%
13 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 22.75 22.35 115 0.8%
14 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 12.99 18.83 52 48.7%
15 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 21.51 18.81 92 -10.3%
16 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 15.66 18.08 102 18.4%
17 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 13.05 17.58 68 38.2%
18 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 19.55 16.93 154 -11.2%
19 University of Seville (US), Spain 21.12 15.87 95 -22.9%
20 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 12.77 15.86 55 27.4%
21 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 14.25 38 4.7%
22 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 18.43 12.61 36 -29.8%
23 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 9.15 11.92 40 33.7%
24 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 9.08 11.74 38 32.7%
25 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 3.92 11.53 30 202.2%
26 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 14.44 11.35 61 -19.4%
27 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 14.25 10.87 30 -21.8%
28 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 7.47 10.42 41 43.2%
29 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 10.23 9.66 36 -3.1%
30 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 15.17 9.11 45 -38.5%
31 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 8.58 8.27 45 -1.1%
32 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 4.38 8.24 21 92.9%
33 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 7.35 7.85 20 9.6%
34 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.38 7.70 68 23.8%
35 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 15.20 7.65 33 -48.4%
36 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 6.09 7.44 18 25.3%
37 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 7.91 7.17 24 -7.0%
38 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 6.47 6.26 30 -0.7%
39 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 4.54 5.29 15 19.4%
40 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 6.25 5.02 27 -17.7%
41 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 4.94 4.79 78 -0.4%
42 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 3.67 4.64 15 29.9%
43 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.54 4.54 12 764.9%
44 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 5.63 4.53 15 -17.5%
45 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 4.92 3.93 12 -18.1%
46 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 3.68 3.92 11 9.3%
47 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 9.63 3.82 30 -59.3%
48 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 6.81 3.82 24 -42.4%
49 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 3.91 3.50 5 -8.1%
50 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.58 3.14 14 103.9%
51 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 1.32 2.66 16 106.5%
52 Hospital del Mar, Spain 3.38 2.65 22 -19.6%
53 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.99 2.32 10 140.7%
54 Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Spain 0.23 2.25 4 901.9%
55 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 10.08 2.22 10 -77.4%
56 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.88 2.11 7 145.4%
57 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 1.71 2.08 15 24.8%
58 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 1.17 1.90 6 67.1%
59 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 5.70 1.88 17 -66.2%
60 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 2.76 1.88 13 -30.2%
61 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 2.27 1.78 13 -19.4%
62 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.54 1.77 35 18.1%
63 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 1.14 1.72 10 55.4%
64 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 2.70 1.66 83 -36.8%
65 Medcom Advance, S.A., Spain 1.27 1.52 3 22.0%
66 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 1.25 1.49 7 21.9%
67 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 2.12 1.39 20 -32.9%
68 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 1.21 1.31 9 11.0%
69 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 1.57 1.30 16 -15.0%
70 EntreChem, S.L., Spain 0.67 1.27 2 94.9%
71 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 1.46 1.26 25 -11.5%
72 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 2.69 1.21 4 -53.9%
73 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 2.77 1.17 2 -56.7%
74 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.79 0.98 4 26.9%
75 Leitat - Technological Center, Spain 0.07 0.97 3 1,296.1%
76 University of León (ULE), Spain 2.67 0.96 3 -63.3%
77 Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Spain 1.00 0.94 5 -3.4%
78 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 3.96 0.88 2 -77.3%
79 Graphenea SA, Spain 0.49 0.85 4 77.2%
80 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 1.21 0.83 8 -29.5%
81 Aguas de Barcelona, ​​Metropolitan Business Management Integrated Water Cycle, SA, Spain 0.22 0.83 1 284.6%
82 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 1.09 0.77 5 -26.8%
83 Pharma Mar, S.A., Spain 0.68 2 N/A
84 Water Technology Center (CETAQUA), Spain 0.92 0.67 1 -25.7%
84 Somaprobes S.L., Spain 0.67 1 N/A
85 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 1.46 0.63 6 -55.6%
86 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 1.66 0.60 1 -62.8%
87 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.10 0.59 7 519.0%
88 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.13 0.58 10 379.3%
89 Abengoa S.A., Spain 1.23 0.58 2 -51.9%
90 Mestrelab Research SL, Spain 0.57 1 N/A
91 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.79 0.56 5 -26.9%
92 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.29 0.56 8 98.0%
93 CIC Energigune, Spain 2.06 0.54 5 -73.4%
94 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.38 0.53 2 44.2%
95 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.21 0.51 13 154.9%
96 Urbaser S.A., Spain 0.50 1 N/A
97 Igenomix S.L., Spain 0.12 0.48 3 319.3%
98 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.39 0.48 4 24.6%
99 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.01 0.48 2 9,358.5%
100 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.07 0.47 11 572.1%
101 Synthelia Organics S.L., Spain 0.43 1 N/A
102 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.05 0.42 9 800.0%
103 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.03 0.42 7 1,610.4%
104 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.09 0.39 6 345.2%
105 Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE), Spain 0.03 0.38 1 1,451.7%
106 VLC Photonics, Spain 0.38 1 N/A
107 Hospital de Basurto, Spain 0.36 2 N/A
108 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 0.35 6 26,101.9%
109 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.21 0.34 2 63.5%
110 Sniace SA, Spain 0.33 1 N/A
110 Hospital Ruber Internacional, Spain 0.08 0.33 1 310.3%
111 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.49 0.33 5 -30.4%
112 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.40 0.33 5 -16.3%
113 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.27 0.32 7 24.1%
114 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.69 0.30 6 -55.4%
115 Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Spain 0.29 1 N/A
116 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.24 0.27 3 14.8%
117 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.13 0.26 5 107.4%
118 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.25 2 N/A
118 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.07 0.25 1 259.0%
119 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.27 0.24 2 -5.6%
120 Foundation IVI, Spain 0.12 0.23 1 93.7%
121 Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica, Spain 0.33 0.22 1 -31.6%
121 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.61 0.22 1 -62.7%
122 San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC), Spain 0.29 0.22 8 -21.9%
123 Genomics and Bioinformatics Platform of Andalusia (GBPA), Spain 0.21 1 N/A
124 Fundación Dr. Pedro Guillén, Spain 0.02 0.21 3 1,065.7%
125 Fossil Ion Technology S.L., Spain 0.21 2 N/A
126 Associació Ornitològica Picampall de les Terres de l'Ebre (PICAMPALL), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
127 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.39 0.19 13 -49.2%
128 Fundació Observatori Esteve Duran (FOED), Spain 0.18 0.19 2 9.2%
129 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.07 0.19 10 173.4%
129 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.07 0.19 10 173.4%
129 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.07 0.19 10 173.4%
129 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.08 0.19 10 158.4%
130 SOM Biotech (SOM), Spain 0.19 1 N/A
131 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.33 0.19 3 -41.4%
132 Fundación Centro Investigación Enfermedades Neurológicas (Fundación CIEN), Spain 0.18 2 N/A
133 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 1.08 0.17 1 -84.2%
133 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.40 0.17 1 -57.7%
133 Fundación Conjunto Paleontológico de Teruel-Dinópolis, Spain 0.17 1 N/A
134 Quantitative Genomic Medicine Laboratories (qGenomics), SL, Spain 0.00 0.16 4 9,534.3%
135 Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain 0.15 1 N/A
136 Spanish Weather Service (AEMET), Spain 0.13 0.14 1 17.2%
136 Ferrer Internacional, Spain 0.14 1 N/A
136 Intenanomat S.L., Spain 0.14 1 N/A
136 Pyrolyscience S.L.U., Spain 0.14 1 N/A
137 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), Spain 0.09 0.14 2 53.4%
138 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.88 0.12 2 -85.6%
139 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.37 0.11 2 -67.9%
140 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.09 0.11 1 25.4%
141 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.24 0.11 3 -52.9%
142 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.17 0.10 4 -38.2%
143 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.43 0.10 2 -76.1%
144 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.33 0.10 1 -68.4%
144 Biosanitary Studies Center (CEB), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
144 National Park of the Sierra de Guadarrama, Spain 0.10 1 N/A
144 Universidad Católica Santa Teresa de Jesús de Ávila (UCAV), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
144 Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
145 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.55 0.09 3 -82.5%
146 Consorci de Polítiques Ambientals de les Terres de l’Ebre (COPATE), Spain 0.09 1 N/A
147 Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF), Spain 0.09 3 N/A
148 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.26 0.09 2 -65.9%
149 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.06 0.08 1 36.8%
149 Hospital de Madrid, Spain 0.07 0.08 1 29.5%
149 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.17 0.08 1 -48.7%
149 Fundación de Investigación Sanitaria de las Islas Baleares Ramón Llull (FISIB), Spain 0.29 0.08 1 -70.2%
149 Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Spain 0.29 0.08 1 -70.4%
149 Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET), Spain 0.08 1 N/A
150 The Natural History Museum of Barcelona, Spain 0.08 2 N/A
151 Hospital San Pedro, Spain 0.08 2 N/A
152 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.79 0.07 1 -90.3%
153 Servicio Canario de la Salud (SCS), Spain 0.00 0.07 1 4,002.8%
154 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.11 0.07 1 -40.5%
155 Miguel de Cervantes European University (UEMC), Spain 0.06 1 N/A
155 Centro Internacional de Vacunatión Hospital, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
156 XenOPAT SL, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
157 Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad SL (SEADM), Spain 0.75 0.06 1 -92.4%
158 IMG Pharma Biotech S.L., Spain 0.05 1 N/A
159 Electron Crystallography Solutions, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
160 Government of Navarra, Spain 0.01 0.05 1 310.3%
160 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves (HUVN), Spain 0.01 0.05 1 271.2%
160 Sequentia Biotech SL, Spain 0.11 0.05 1 -56.0%
161 Hospital Infanta Sofía, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
162 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.05 0.04 1 -14.5%
162 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
163 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.04 2 N/A
164 Grup SAGESSA, Spain 0.01 0.04 3 170.4%
164 Pere Mata Institute, Spain 0.01 0.04 3 170.4%
164 Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Spain 0.09 0.04 3 -60.0%
165 Hospital Universitario Nuestra Señora de Valme, Spain 0.02 0.04 1 65.1%
166 Hospital Universitario de Gran Canaria Doctor Negrín, Spain 0.02 0.03 1 88.0%
167 Astroimagen, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
168 Ciudad de Coria Hospital, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
169 Lumiderm, Madrid, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
170 Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
171 Banco Santander S.A., Spain 0.02 1 N/A
172 Murcia Regional Health Council, Spain 0.00 0.02 5 544.6%
173 Asociación Española de Esclerosis Lateral Amiotrófica (ADELA), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
174 San Cecilio University Hospital, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
175 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 0.02 2 N/A
176 Catalan Ornithological Institute (ICO), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
177 Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
178 Health and Health Care Services Council, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
179 Observatori Cal Maciarol - Montsec (OACMM), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
180 Hospital Doctor Peset Spanish, Spain 0.50 0.01 1 -97.8%
181 Asturias Public Health Directorate, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
182 Public Health Division of Gipuzkoa, Spain 0.00 0.01 2 128.7%
183 Hospital San Rafael, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
184 Institute for Diagnostic Imaging (IDI), Spain 0.02 0.00 3 -72.7%
185 Agrupación Astronómica Cántabra (AstroCantabria), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
186 Hospital Monte Naranco, Spain 0.01 0.00 1 -53.0%
187 Consejería de Sanidad de la Región de Murcia, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
188 Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (ISDEFE), Spain 0.00 1 N/A

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