2018 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2016 Share 2017 Count 2017 Change in Adjusted Share 2016-2017*
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 50.22 56.92 267 11.7%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 20.09 19.37 181 -5.0%
3 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 15.95 17.47 124 8.0%
4 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.54 14.59 118 -1.1%
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.14 13.10 45 41.2%
6 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 8.74 7.84 111 -11.6%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.10 6.55 46 57.4%
8 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.33 6.13 12 39.6%
9 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 7.44 5.58 31 -26.1%
10 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.05 5.38 12 4.9%
11 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.35 5.33 11 56.8%
12 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.89 4.45 22 51.7%
13 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 2.47 4.26 82 70.3%
14 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.06 4.23 17 -40.9%
15 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.90 4.06 11 37.9%
16 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 1.69 3.72 14 117.4%
17 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.44 3.27 10 123.2%
18 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.27 3.10 7 140.9%
19 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.59 3.01 58 86.6%
20 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.12 2.58 5 -18.5%
21 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.78 2.45 72 35.8%
22 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 3.03 2.45 7 -20.4%
23 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.14 2.38 5 9.9%
24 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.84 2.34 13 -40.0%
25 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 2.26 2.08 10 -9.3%
26 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.29 2.08 4 600.2%
27 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 2.56 1.67 7 -35.7%
28 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.00 1.66 6 63.7%
29 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 2.56 1.52 7 -41.4%
30 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.58 1.29 6 -19.6%
31 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 2.10 1.07 6 -49.8%
32 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.18 1.04 4 -67.8%
33 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.67 1.03 2 -39.1%
34 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 1.04 1.00 1 -4.8%
35 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.99 0.98 4 -1.9%
36 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 0.98 3 1,782.0%
37 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.17 0.83 2 389.0%
38 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.50 0.66 4 -56.5%
39 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.50 0.60 1 18.3%
40 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.59 3 N/A
41 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.02 0.53 6 -49.1%
42 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.28 0.48 5 70.6%
43 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.40 3 N/A
44 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 0.38 2 -63.0%
45 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.12 0.27 3 118.4%
46 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 2.55 0.26 39 -89.9%
47 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.26 3 N/A
48 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.05 0.25 1 -76.4%
48 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
48 University of Paraíba Valley (UNIVAP), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
49 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.17 0.24 68 37.3%
50 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.13 0.21 3 61.9%
51 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.19 0.20 1 4.8%
52 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
52 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
53 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.68 0.16 2 -90.7%
54 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
55 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.43 0.13 1 -71.6%
55 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
56 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.05 0.12 6 136.7%
57 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 1.18 0.11 1 -90.7%
58 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 0.11 2 698.1%
59 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.00 0.10 1 2,029.0%
59 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
59 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
59 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
60 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
61 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
62 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.21 0.09 2 -57.4%
63 University of Santo Amaro (UNiSA), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
64 Centro Universitário Univates, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
65 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 0.06 1 109.5%
66 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.06 2 -23.3%
67 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
68 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
69 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 0.06 1 201.3%
70 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
71 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.05 2 -43.6%
72 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
73 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.25 0.04 3 -85.5%
74 Centro Universitário Estácio de São Paulo (UniRadial), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
75 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
76 Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
77 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 15.3%
78 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
79 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.01 21 -7.0%
80 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -83.7%
81 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
81 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
82 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.25 0.01 1 -97.4%
83 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 2 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.