2017 tables: Institutions - life 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 15.26 11.93 66 -19.6%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.01 11.12 37 42.8%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.43 3.97 23 185.1%
4 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.07 2.81 7 171.5%
5 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.91 2.45 20 175.4%
6 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.78 2.06 9 18.8%
7 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.16 1.77 16 57.2%
8 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.43 1.50 4 -36.6%
9 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.69 1.01 7 51.3%
10 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 2.11 0.94 11 -54.1%
11 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.47 0.79 6 74.0%
12 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.53 0.78 6 -47.5%
13 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.06 0.74 3 -63.3%
14 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.55 0.73 7 38.0%
15 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.65 3 N/A
16 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.10 0.60 10 529.1%
17 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.54 2 N/A
18 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.12 0.53 3 347.8%
19 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 0.50 7 -16.4%
20 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.19 0.50 7 170.1%
21 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
22 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.22 0.48 4 121.7%
23 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.45 1 N/A
24 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.17 0.38 2 127.7%
25 Braskem, Brazil 0.38 1 N/A
26 National Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Brazil 0.50 0.36 2 -26.2%
27 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.36 1 N/A
28 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.35 0.36 3 5.4%
29 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.08 0.35 3 328.1%
30 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.32 0.34 5 9.4%
31 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.46 0.27 3 -80.9%
32 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.26 5 N/A
33 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.17 0.23 3 39.7%
34 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 0.21 2 -16.1%
35 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Brazil 0.20 2 N/A
36 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.05 0.20 1 346.5%
36 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.29 0.20 1 -29.5%
37 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.05 0.19 1 335.2%
37 Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Brazil 0.19 1 N/A
38 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.18 0.19 2 7.7%
39 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.23 0.19 4 -16.2%
40 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
41 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.01 0.17 2 2,898.7%
42 Planetary Skin Institute (PSI), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
42 National Centre for Monitoring and Warning of Natural Disasters (CAMADEN), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
43 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.15 1 N/A
44 PROJETO TAMAR - ICMBio, Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
45 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
46 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 0.13 2 -76.9%
47 Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.01 0.12 2 1,823.0%
48 Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
49 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
49 Unidade Integrada de Farmacologia e Gastroenterologia (UNIFAG), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
50 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.10 2 212.3%
51 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 0.10 1 74.9%
52 Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
52 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 1,517.9%
52 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02 0.09 1 465.6%
53 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -39.4%
54 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 192.5%
55 Geopark Araripe, Brazil 0.17 0.05 1 -67.5%
55 Brazil Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
56 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
57 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
58 Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
58 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
59 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.06 0.05 2 -15.7%
60 Institute of Bioinformatics and Biotechnology (2Bio), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
61 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
62 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
63 Tismoo - The Biotech Company, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
64 Instituto Socioambiental Serra do Mar (ISASM), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
64 National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB), Brazil 0.33 0.04 1 -89.0%
64 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
65 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
66 Fundação Estadual de Pesquisa Agropecuária (FEPAGRO), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
66 Instituto do Meio Ambiente e Recursos Hídricos (INEMA), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
67 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
68 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.02 0.03 1 62.6%
68 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.59 0.03 1 -95.3%
68 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
69 Instituto Santos Dumont (ISD), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
70 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.06 0.02 1 -62.6%
70 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
71 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
72 Hospital Heliópolis, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
72 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
73 National Institute of Science and Technology in Tropical Diseases (INCT-DT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
74 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.00 0.01 1 327.7%
74 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.06 0.01 1 -76.9%
75 Plantando Consciencia, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
76 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.07 0.00 1 -92.9%
76 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
76 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
77 Centro Universitário Autônomo do Brasil (UniBrasil), Brazil 0.00 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.