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 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 36.69 34.57 159 -7.1%
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 15.05 10.00 121 -34.5%
3 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 2.15 3.09 12 41.2%
4 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 0.90 2.79 16 204.2%
5 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 5.15 1.53 94 -70.7%
6 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 0.94 1.28 9 33.7%
7 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 0.50 1.22 5 139.8%
8 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.74 1.16 4 52.9%
9 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 0.18 1.14 8 520.7%
10 Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM), Mexico 1.06 3 N/A
11 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 0.64 0.88 5 34.6%
12 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 0.32 0.79 3 146.2%
13 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.22 0.66 6 193.0%
14 Juárez Autonomous University of Tabasco (UJAT), Mexico 0.65 3 N/A
15 Autonomous University of Aguascalientes (UAA), Mexico 0.50 1 N/A
16 Autonomous University of Hidalgo State (UAEH), Mexico 0.24 0.49 3 98.3%
17 University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico 0.53 0.33 1 -38.4%
17 Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Docencia en Educación Técnica (CIIDET), Mexico 0.33 0.33 1 -1.4%
18 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico 0.76 0.33 4 -57.0%
19 Ibero-American University (UIA), Mexico 0.05 0.32 72 568.3%
20 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.79 0.25 2 -68.9%
21 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Mexico 0.01 0.22 6 3,040.0%
22 Universidad Politécnica Metropolitana de Hidalgo (UPMH), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
22 Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
22 Universidad Tecnológica de Tulancingo (UTEC), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
22 National Technology of Mexico (TecNM), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
22 High School Education Institute of the Federal District (IEMS), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
22 Colegio de Postgraduados, Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
23 Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), Mexico 0.15 1 N/A
24 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.05 0.13 1 171.3%
25 Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico 0.23 0.13 1 -45.5%
25 Universidad Autónoma de Campeche (UAC), Mexico 0.13 1 N/A
26 Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico 0.25 0.11 71 -55.0%
27 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.17 0.07 17 -61.7%
28 University of La Salle Bajío, Mexico 0.06 1 N/A
28 Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ), Mexico 0.06 1 N/A
29 University of Quintana Roo (UQROO), Mexico 0.05 1 N/A
30 Universidad Politécnica de Pachuca (UPP), Mexico 0.03 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.