2017 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 6.81 9.52 35 48.5%
2 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 10.78 6.84 18 -32.5%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 7.37 3.27 14 -52.8%
4 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 2.33 2.94 9 34.4%
5 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.69 2.70 11 69.8%
6 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 4.17 2.55 11 -35.1%
7 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 2.50 2.50 4 6.2%
8 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 0.90 2.17 5 156.1%
9 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 3.01 1.90 4 -32.9%
10 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 3.22 1.67 3 -44.9%
11 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.96 1.65 4 83.5%
12 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.47 1.50 3 239.6%
13 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.52 1.36 4 179.2%
14 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.67 1.08 5 72.4%
15 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 1.04 4 N/A
16 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.01 1.00 1 11,381.3%
16 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 1.00 1 N/A
16 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
16 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.96 1.00 2 -45.8%
17 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.33 0.98 3 -21.8%
18 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.63 0.76 4 -50.7%
19 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.30 0.75 1 165.8%
20 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.01 0.71 1 8,101.0%
21 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.62 2 N/A
22 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.10 0.60 3 534.5%
23 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.59 0.58 2 4.9%
24 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.60 0.53 2 -5.5%
25 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.75 0.50 1 -29.1%
26 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.15 0.48 2 228.4%
27 University of Chile, Chile 0.14 0.42 2 214.2%
28 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.04 0.38 1 1,016.2%
29 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.20 0.37 3 -67.2%
30 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 1.57 0.35 2 -76.1%
31 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.39 0.34 2 -7.7%
32 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.00 0.33 1 -64.6%
32 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
32 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.33 0.33 2 6.3%
33 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.77 0.29 3 -60.3%
34 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.27 2 N/A
35 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.05 0.25 1 431.5%
35 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.00 0.24 2 -74.2%
37 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.23 2 N/A
38 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.27 0.22 1 -14.0%
39 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.54 0.21 2 -58.9%
40 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.18 1 N/A
41 Civil Police (Brazil), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
41 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 0.17 2 24.0%
41 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.69 0.17 1 -74.4%
41 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 2.13 0.17 2 -91.7%
41 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.17 0.17 1 6.3%
42 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 1.61 0.15 1 -89.8%
43 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.14 1 N/A
43 Brazil Ministry of Justice, Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
43 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
43 Institute of Scientific and Technical Research for Defense (CITEDEF), Argentina 0.14 1 N/A
43 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.14 1 N/A
44 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
45 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.11 1 N/A
45 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
45 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.11 1 N/A
46 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.31 0.10 2 -63.7%
47 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.05 0.10 2 133.9%
47 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.10 1 N/A
48 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.18 0.09 2 -45.7%
49 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
50 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.07 1 N/A
51 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.21 0.06 1 -71.7%
52 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.47 0.04 1 -92.0%
52 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 0.04 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.