2017 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 29.99 26.72 107 -16.8%
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 7.20 8.87 29 14.9%
3 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 4.11 7.18 16 63.0%
4 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 4.36 5.28 11 13.1%
5 Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA), Spain 5.45 4.53 15 -22.3%
6 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.50 4.40 7 173.8%
7 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.41 4.36 10 -7.7%
8 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 5.82 4.03 22 -35.4%
9 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.23 3.19 6 143.1%
10 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.05 2.94 4 5,668.4%
11 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.82 2.93 4 49.9%
12 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 5.96 2.77 8 -56.6%
13 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 0.91 2.44 18 149.3%
14 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 0.50 2.41 7 350.8%
15 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.82 2.15 8 10.3%
16 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 3.32 1.72 9 -51.7%
17 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 1.44 4 N/A
18 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.52 1.39 2 150.9%
19 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 1.27 1.38 3 1.4%
20 Catalan Institute of Climate Sciences (IC3), Spain 1.08 1.29 6 10.7%
21 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.78 1.11 7 32.2%
22 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.27 1.04 7 257.0%
23 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 1.00 1.00 1 -6.7%
23 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 1.00 1 N/A
24 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.26 0.95 2 -29.8%
25 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 1.08 0.90 1 -22.5%
26 University of León (ULE), Spain 2.45 0.89 2 -66.0%
27 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.11 0.88 3 657.4%
28 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.86 0.86 4 -6.7%
29 Aguas de Barcelona, ​​Metropolitan Business Management Integrated Water Cycle, SA, Spain 0.22 0.83 1 250.0%
30 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.25 0.81 3 202.9%
31 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.34 0.78 3 116.4%
32 Leitat - Technological Center, Spain 0.75 2 N/A
33 Water Technology Center (CETAQUA), Spain 0.92 0.67 1 -32.4%
34 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 1.05 0.64 2 -42.8%
35 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.50 0.64 5 18.8%
36 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 1.19 0.60 3 -52.9%
37 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 0.68 0.59 4 -18.6%
38 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.06 0.57 2 746.3%
39 University of Seville (US), Spain 3.03 0.55 3 -83.1%
40 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.01 0.50 1 5,127.1%
40 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 0.51 0.50 1 -7.6%
40 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 1.85 0.50 1 -74.8%
40 Urbaser S.A., Spain 0.50 1 N/A
41 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.14 0.47 9 212.4%
42 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 0.46 2 N/A
43 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 2.76 0.40 1 -86.5%
44 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 0.05 0.35 2 520.7%
45 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 0.25 0.33 1 24.5%
45 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
45 Sniace SA, Spain 0.33 1 N/A
46 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.05 0.33 2 476.4%
47 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.32 1 N/A
48 Meteorological Service of Catalonia (SMC), Spain 0.29 1 N/A
49 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.02 0.21 2 938.1%
50 Abengoa S.A., Spain 0.20 0.20 1 -6.7%
51 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 1.15 0.18 1 -85.2%
52 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.60 0.14 1 -77.6%
53 Spanish Weather Service (AEMET), Spain 0.13 0.14 1 6.7%
53 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 0.20 0.14 1 -33.3%
53 Pyrolyscience S.L.U., Spain 0.14 1 N/A
54 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.13 1 N/A
55 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.12 0.10 1 -20.0%
55 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.12 0.10 1 -20.0%
56 Instituto Tecnológico y de Energías Renovables S.A. (ITER S.A.), Spain 0.06 0.08 1 24.5%
56 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.17 0.08 1 -53.3%
56 Tenerife Energy Agency (AIET), Spain 0.08 1 N/A
57 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.31 0.06 1 -81.0%
57 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.04 0.06 1 -94.4%
58 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.50 0.06 1 -89.6%
59 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.38 0.05 1 -87.9%
60 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves (HUVN), Spain 0.05 1 N/A
61 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.12 0.04 1 -66.7%
62 BC3 Basque Centre for Climate Change, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
63 Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 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.