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 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 16.87 14.25 66 -13.1%
2 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 15.26 11.93 66 -19.6%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.01 11.12 37 42.8%
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 5.72 4.91 26 -11.8%
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 3.35 4.05 29 24.5%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.43 3.97 23 185.1%
7 University of Chile, Chile 6.03 3.80 23 -35.1%
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.07 2.81 7 171.5%
9 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.91 2.45 20 175.4%
10 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.91 2.15 7 15.5%
11 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.78 2.06 9 18.8%
12 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.16 1.77 16 57.2%
13 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 2.43 1.50 4 -36.6%
14 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.58 1.45 7 156.0%
15 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.39 1.40 5 265.3%
16 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.90 1.39 5 -50.7%
17 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.28 1.34 6 7.4%
18 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.37 1.33 3 272.0%
19 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.89 1.10 14 -40.0%
20 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.69 1.01 7 51.3%
21 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 1.31 0.98 14 -22.6%
22 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 2.11 0.94 11 -54.1%
23 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 1.26 0.89 10 -27.2%
24 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.15 0.85 8 467.7%
25 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.47 0.79 6 74.0%
26 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.53 0.78 6 -47.5%
27 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.33 0.77 3 141.3%
28 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.06 0.74 3 -63.3%
29 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.44 0.73 3 72.6%
30 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.55 0.73 7 38.0%
31 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.16 0.68 7 335.9%
32 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.65 3 N/A
33 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.10 0.60 10 529.1%
34 GERO | Geroscience Center for Brain Health and Metabolism (GC-BHM), Chile 0.59 3 N/A
35 Institute for Neurological Research Dr. Raul Carrea (FLENI), Argentina 0.26 0.57 3 129.2%
36 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.33 0.57 5 -56.0%
37 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.54 2 N/A
38 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.12 0.53 3 347.8%
39 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 0.50 7 -16.4%
40 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.19 0.50 7 170.1%
41 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
41 Centro Internacional de Entrenamiento e Investigaciones Medicas (CIDEIM), Colombia 0.50 1 N/A
42 National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina 0.07 0.49 5 623.6%
43 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.22 0.48 4 121.7%
44 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.45 1 N/A
45 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.17 0.38 2 127.7%
46 Braskem, Brazil 0.38 1 N/A
47 National Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Brazil 0.50 0.36 2 -26.2%
48 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.36 1 N/A
49 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.35 0.36 3 5.4%
50 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.08 0.35 3 328.1%
51 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.32 0.34 5 9.4%
52 Asociación Para el Desarrollo y Conservación de los Recursos Naturales, Peru 0.33 1 N/A
53 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.31 2 N/A
54 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.09 0.30 7 256.6%
55 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 1.18 0.30 2 -73.9%
56 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.48 0.30 4 -79.4%
57 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.46 0.27 3 -80.9%
58 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.26 5 N/A
59 Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ARN), Argentina 0.25 1 N/A
60 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.56 0.23 4 -84.9%
61 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.17 0.23 3 39.7%
62 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.26 0.21 2 -16.1%
63 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de São Paulo (IFSP), Brazil 0.20 2 N/A
64 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.05 0.20 1 346.5%
64 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.29 0.20 1 -29.5%
64 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.31 0.20 1 -34.2%
64 National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru 0.20 1 N/A
65 National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS), Argentina 0.44 0.20 3 -53.5%
66 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.05 0.19 1 335.2%
66 Lutheran University of Brazil (ULBRA), Brazil 0.19 1 N/A
67 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.18 0.19 2 7.7%
68 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.23 0.19 4 -16.2%
69 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
70 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.01 0.17 2 2,898.7%
71 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.17 3 N/A
71 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.03 0.17 1 448.6%
71 Planetary Skin Institute (PSI), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
71 National Centre for Monitoring and Warning of Natural Disasters (CAMADEN), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
72 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.15 1 N/A
73 Association for Research and Integral Development (AIDER), Peru 0.15 1 N/A
74 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
74 Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia, Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
74 PROJETO TAMAR - ICMBio, Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
75 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
76 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.56 0.13 2 -76.9%
77 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.13 2 N/A
78 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
78 SELVA - Research for Conservation in the Neotropics, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
79 Instituto de Pesquisas Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.01 0.12 2 1,823.0%
80 Universidad Ricardo Palma (URP), Peru 0.11 1 N/A
80 Hospital Muñiz, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
81 Amazon Institute of People and the Environment (Imazon), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
82 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
82 Unidade Integrada de Farmacologia e Gastroenterologia (UNIFAG), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
83 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.07 0.10 3 50.6%
84 Prisma ONG, Peru 0.10 1 N/A
85 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.10 2 212.3%
86 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 0.10 1 74.9%
86 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
86 Corpoicá C.I Tibaitata, Colombia 0.10 1 N/A
86 Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research (IIBCE), Uruguay 0.10 1 N/A
86 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.10 1 N/A
86 Núcleo Milenio de Biología Fúngica Integrativa y Sintética (MNFISB), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
87 Universidade de Araraquara (UNIARA), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
87 Instituto Federal do Espírito Santo (IFES), Brazil 0.01 0.09 1 1,517.9%
87 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.02 0.09 1 465.6%
88 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.05 0.09 2 97.5%
89 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.40 0.09 2 -77.6%
90 National Institute of Neoplastic Diseases (INEN), Peru 0.09 1 N/A
91 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.00 0.08 1 1,706.0%
92 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -39.4%
93 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 192.5%
94 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.07 2 N/A
95 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.06 0.07 2 31.2%
95 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.07 2 N/A
96 Clínica Alemana de Santiago S.A., Chile 0.01 0.07 1 1,024.2%
97 Caucaseco Scientific Research Center, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
98 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.86 0.07 2 -91.8%
99 Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP), Peru 0.02 0.06 2 232.5%
100 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.06 1 N/A

Footnote

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