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 Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC), Portugal 8.18 8.95 21 12.5%
2 Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal 8.25 7.22 20 -10.0%
3 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 5.11 5.31 39 6.9%
4 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 3.58 4.66 30 34.0%
5 University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal 4.64 4.09 22 -9.4%
6 New University of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal 5.17 3.69 13 -26.5%
7 University of Minho (UM), Portugal 1.33 3.54 9 173.5%
8 Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), Portugal 2.10 2.55 16 24.8%
9 University of the Azores (UAç), Portugal 0.07 0.63 12 830.5%
10 University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal 1.13 0.59 7 -46.0%
11 Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (iBET), Portugal 0.19 0.50 1 173.3%
12 University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal 1.24 0.40 6 -66.7%
13 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.28 0.37 14 32.0%
14 Hospital of St. John (CHSJ), Portugal 0.34 0.35 10 6.9%
15 Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CH Porto), Portugal 0.22 0.34 10 61.9%
16 ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Portugal 0.33 0.32 2 -0.8%
17 NZYTech, Lda., Portugal 0.16 2 N/A
18 University of Évora (UE), Portugal 0.07 0.14 7 110.4%
19 Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Portugal 0.06 0.14 6 138.8%
20 Institute of Museums and Conservation (IMC), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
20 Instituto de Educação e Cidadania (IEC), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
21 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal 0.11 1 N/A
22 Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal 0.02 0.09 10 302.7%
23 Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E), Portugal 0.02 0.05 9 137.5%
24 Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), Portugal 0.07 0.05 4 -30.4%
25 Artur Salgado - Ortopedia, Lda., Portugal 0.02 0.04 9 106.0%
25 Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia (CRPG), Portugal 0.02 0.04 9 106.0%
25 Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte (CCDR-N), Portugal 0.02 0.04 9 106.0%
25 Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação (IPST), Portugal 0.02 0.04 9 106.0%
25 Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (SUCH), Portugal 0.02 0.04 9 106.0%
26 National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal 0.00 0.02 2 2,219.8%
27 Santo Antonio General Hospital (HGSA), Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
28 Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), Portugal 0.02 0.02 1 -20.9%
28 ISCTE Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal 0.02 0.02 1 -20.9%
28 Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A. (PTIn), Portugal 0.02 0.02 1 -20.9%
28 University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal 0.31 0.02 1 -94.3%
29 The Portuguese Cancer League (LPCC), Portugal 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.