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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 5.78 8.29 27 33.7%
2 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.70 5.15 18 183.2%
3 University of Chile, Chile 6.26 4.75 21 -29.2%
4 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 2.88 4.65 30 50.8%
5 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.22 2.65 9 102.8%
6 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.75 2.24 7 179.0%
7 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.33 2.00 5 460.0%
8 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.68 1.72 3 -4.5%
9 Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), Peru 1.35 1.68 6 15.9%
10 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.23 1.51 7 -36.5%
11 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.21 1.50 3 572.0%
12 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 1.18 1.48 5 17.2%
13 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.62 1.34 9 102.5%
14 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 1.79 1.30 11 -31.9%
15 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.24 1.14 3 347.8%
16 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.35 1.09 5 192.7%
17 University of Quindio (UQ), Colombia 1.00 1 N/A
18 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.95 0.91 4 -9.9%
19 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.49 0.84 7 62.4%
20 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.10 0.82 4 660.7%
21 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.55 0.80 3 36.7%
22 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.78 3 N/A
23 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.17 0.78 4 338.6%
24 Colombian Geological Survey, Colombia 0.76 2 N/A
25 Chile Ministry of the Environment, Chile 0.76 3 N/A
26 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.75 1 N/A
27 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.07 0.73 9 899.8%
28 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 1.07 0.71 8 -38.1%
29 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.21 0.66 7 190.9%
30 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.63 0.66 6 -2.4%
31 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.17 0.62 4 246.6%
32 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.67 0.56 4 -21.9%
33 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.25 0.56 2 108.6%
34 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.02 0.55 4 2,930.9%
35 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.52 2 N/A
36 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.14 0.51 4 230.0%
37 YPF S.A., Argentina 0.50 1 N/A
37 Water and Sewage Company of Ceará - CAGECE, Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
38 Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil 0.50 3 N/A
39 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.38 0.47 4 15.3%
40 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.13 0.43 4 221.5%
41 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.18 0.43 5 119.1%
42 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.20 0.41 3 92.3%
43 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.41 2 N/A
44 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.05 0.41 6 727.6%
45 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.01 0.40 1 6,769.8%
46 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 0.34 2 -67.9%
47 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.05 0.34 4 573.8%
48 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.09 0.33 1 257.9%
48 University of Guyana, Guyana 0.33 1 N/A
48 Austral University, Argentina 0.33 1 N/A
49 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.30 1 N/A
49 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.30 1 N/A
50 National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina 0.28 3 N/A
51 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.21 0.27 7 17.7%
52 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 1.23 0.27 2 -79.7%
53 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.01 0.26 2 2,258.3%
54 Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas (FUNVISIS), Venezuela 0.25 0.25 1 -6.7%
54 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.33 0.25 1 -30.0%
54 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 1.13 0.25 1 -79.3%
54 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
54 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
54 National Water Agency (ANA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
54 Dirección Meteorológica de Chile, Chile 0.25 1 N/A
55 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.35 0.23 1 -37.7%
56 Servicio Geológico Minero Argentino (SEGEMAR), Argentina 0.33 0.22 1 -37.8%
57 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.40 0.22 3 -49.2%
58 Prisma ONG, Peru 0.21 1 N/A
58 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.21 2 N/A
59 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 0.21 2 N/A
60 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.06 0.20 1 188.0%
60 Museu Municipal Dr. José Olavo Machado, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
60 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.29 0.18 2 -40.1%
62 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.03 0.18 4 461.7%
63 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.18 2 N/A
64 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.17 2 N/A
64 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.05 0.17 1 226.7%
65 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.89 0.16 2 -82.9%
66 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.42 0.15 1 -65.5%
67 Ecuadoran Military Geographic Institute (IGM-EC), Ecuador 0.15 1 N/A
68 Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (Senamhi), Peru 0.20 0.14 1 -33.3%
68 Instituto Geográfico Nacional del Perú (IGN), Peru 0.14 1 N/A
68 Electrical Energy Research Center (Cepel), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
68 Instituto Nazca de Investigaciones Marinas, Ecuador 0.14 1 N/A
69 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.34 0.13 4 -65.3%
70 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 250.0%
70 Compañía Minera del Pacífico S.A. (CAP Minería), Chile 0.21 0.13 1 -44.7%
70 San Calixto Observatory, Bolivia 0.13 1 N/A
70 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
70 Patagonia Adventure Expeditions (PAEX), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
70 Chile Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
71 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.12 1 N/A
72 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.06 0.12 2 72.7%
73 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.10 0.11 2 7.0%
74 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
75 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.11 3 206.7%
76 Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
77 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.63 0.11 2 -94.0%
78 Geoestudios, Chile 0.10 2 N/A
79 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.07 0.10 1 41.7%
80 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
81 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.10 2 N/A
82 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 731.6%
82 Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), Argentina 0.09 1 N/A
83 Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 0.04 0.09 2 99.5%
84 National University of La Pampa (UNLPAM), Argentina 0.09 2 N/A
85 Pluspetrol S.A., Argentina 0.25 0.08 1 -68.9%
85 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
85 Instituto Geográfico Militar (IGM), Bolivia, Bolivia 0.08 1 N/A
86 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.04 0.08 2 105.3%
87 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
88 Servicio de Hidrografía Naval (SHN), Argentina 0.08 2 N/A
89 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.08 2 -8.1%
90 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.02 0.07 1 193.4%
90 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
91 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.14 0.07 1 -56.4%
91 Military Geographical Institute (IGM), Chile 0.07 1 N/A
92 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.65 0.06 1 -91.0%
93 Jardín Botánico de Missouri (JBM), Peru 0.03 0.06 1 104.6%
93 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.00 0.06 1 -94.5%
94 Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile 0.01 0.06 1 273.4%
94 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.01 0.06 1 273.4%
94 Government of Mendoza, Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
94 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.06 1 N/A
94 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.06 1 N/A
95 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.05 1 N/A
96 Laboratório de Engenharia Civil (LEC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
97 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.25 0.04 1 -85.4%
98 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 0.04 1 -80.0%
98 Instituto Socioambiental Serra do Mar (ISASM), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
98 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
99 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
99 Patrimonio Natural, Colombia 0.03 2 N/A
100 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
100 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
100 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
100 Instituto para la Investigación y la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural y Natural del Valle del Cauca (INCIVA), Colombia 0.03 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.