2018 tables: Institutions - academic

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

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# 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 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 17.40 19.83 152 12.3%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 20.09 19.37 181 -5.0%
4 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 15.95 17.47 124 8.0%
5 University of Chile, Chile 14.05 16.94 90 18.8%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.54 14.59 118 -1.1%
7 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.14 13.10 45 41.2%
8 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 3.87 9.81 49 149.6%
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 12.35 9.43 141 -24.7%
10 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 8.74 7.84 111 -11.6%
11 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 4.96 7.17 51 42.4%
12 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 6.00 7.11 102 16.8%
13 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.56 7.03 17 52.0%
14 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.10 6.55 46 57.4%
15 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.33 6.13 12 39.6%
16 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 4.35 5.87 16 33.1%
17 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 7.44 5.58 31 -26.1%
18 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.05 5.38 12 4.9%
19 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.35 5.33 11 56.8%
20 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 3.86 5.19 26 32.7%
21 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.94 4.86 26 146.7%
22 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.45 4.80 14 37.1%
23 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.89 4.45 22 51.7%
24 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 2.47 4.26 82 70.3%
25 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 4.46 4.26 89 -5.9%
26 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.06 4.23 17 -40.9%
27 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 5.54 4.15 22 -26.2%
28 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.90 4.06 11 37.9%
29 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 1.69 3.72 14 117.4%
30 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 3.86 3.46 17 -11.6%
31 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.44 3.27 10 123.2%
32 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 2.29 3.20 68 37.4%
33 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 1.94 3.11 17 57.6%
34 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.27 3.10 7 140.9%
35 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 2.10 3.07 10 44.2%
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.59 3.01 58 86.6%
37 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 1.27 2.91 7 126.5%
38 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.12 2.58 5 -18.5%
39 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 3.84 2.50 39 -35.8%
40 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.78 2.45 72 35.8%
41 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 3.03 2.45 7 -20.4%
42 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.14 2.38 5 9.9%
43 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.84 2.34 13 -40.0%
44 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 2.74 2.15 23 -22.5%
45 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 2.26 2.08 10 -9.3%
46 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.29 2.08 4 600.2%
47 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.97 2.07 78 -58.9%
48 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.41 1.97 7 369.7%
49 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 0.25 1.75 6 590.0%
50 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 2.56 1.67 7 -35.7%
51 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.00 1.66 6 63.7%
52 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 1.60 4 N/A
53 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 1.98 1.58 17 -21.5%
54 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 2.56 1.52 7 -41.4%
55 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.58 1.29 6 -19.6%
56 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 1.12 1.25 4 10.5%
57 University of Valle, Colombia 0.89 1.25 4 38.6%
58 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.52 1.24 24 133.1%
59 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.09 1.22 11 10.6%
60 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.09 1.09 3 1,110.7%
61 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 2.10 1.07 6 -49.8%
62 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.10 1.06 8 941.7%
63 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.18 1.04 4 -67.8%
64 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.67 1.03 2 -39.1%
65 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 1.04 1.00 1 -4.8%
66 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.99 0.98 4 -1.9%
67 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 0.98 3 1,782.0%
68 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.04 0.98 5 2,134.9%
69 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.49 0.95 6 91.7%
70 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.12 0.88 9 642.7%
71 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.38 0.87 3 129.2%
72 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.01 0.83 6 8,419.5%
73 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.17 0.83 2 389.0%
74 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.33 0.75 5 122.3%
75 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.85 0.75 9 -13.2%
76 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.25 0.71 6 181.0%
77 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.50 0.66 4 -56.5%
78 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.89 0.66 5 -27.0%
79 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.18 0.64 3 251.8%
80 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 1.37 0.64 5 -53.6%
81 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 1.54 0.61 2 -60.9%
82 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.50 0.60 1 18.3%
83 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.59 3 N/A
84 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.07 0.58 2 705.0%
85 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.68 0.56 6 -19.2%
86 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.41 0.55 8 31.0%
87 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.54 2 N/A
88 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.02 0.53 6 -49.1%
89 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.65 0.52 3 -21.8%
90 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.27 0.50 2 84.0%
91 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.28 0.48 5 70.6%
92 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 1.24 0.48 5 -61.9%
93 Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), Argentina 0.44 1 N/A
94 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.40 3 N/A
95 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 0.38 2 -63.0%
96 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.06 0.35 4 524.5%
97 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.35 2 N/A
98 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.28 0.33 6 16.4%
99 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.33 1 N/A
99 Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia 0.33 0.33 1 -1.4%
100 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.12 0.32 3 171.0%
101 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.39 0.28 74 -27.8%
102 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.41 0.28 3 -32.8%
103 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.12 0.27 3 118.4%
104 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.24 0.27 4 11.1%
105 CES University, Colombia 0.27 4 N/A
106 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 1.81 0.26 3 -85.8%
107 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.26 5 N/A
108 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 2.55 0.26 39 -89.9%
109 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.26 3 N/A
110 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.05 0.25 1 -76.4%
110 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
110 Icesi University, Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
110 University of Paraíba Valley (UNIVAP), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
111 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.17 0.24 68 37.3%
112 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.80 0.24 3 -71.1%
113 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.08 0.21 4 153.3%
114 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.13 0.21 3 61.9%
115 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.17 0.20 1 18.3%
115 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.19 0.20 1 4.8%
116 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.41 0.17 1 -59.6%
116 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
116 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
116 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17 1 N/A
117 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01 0.16 3 1,114.2%
118 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.15 0.16 2 6.6%
119 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.68 0.16 2 -90.7%
120 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.01 0.15 2 1,345.6%
121 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
121 Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru 0.14 1 N/A
122 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.14 2 N/A
123 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.01 0.13 6 1,602.7%
124 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.43 0.13 1 -71.6%
124 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
124 Autonomous University of Entre Ríos (UADER), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
124 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
124 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
124 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
125 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.05 0.12 6 136.7%
126 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 1.18 0.11 1 -90.7%
127 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.10 0.11 2 1.2%
128 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 0.11 2 698.1%
129 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.00 0.10 1 2,029.0%
129 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.17 0.10 1 -40.9%
129 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
129 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
129 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
130 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 1.41 0.10 2 -93.2%
131 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
132 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
133 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.09 1 N/A
134 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.21 0.09 2 -57.4%
135 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.24 0.09 64 -63.5%
136 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 0.08 1 203.9%
136 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.14 0.08 2 -43.1%
136 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.15 0.08 1 -45.4%
136 University of Santo Amaro (UNiSA), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
137 National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru 0.20 0.08 1 -62.1%
137 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
138 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.07 1 N/A
138 Centro Universitário Univates, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
139 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 0.06 1 109.5%
139 Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
140 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.06 2 -23.3%
141 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
141 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.73 0.06 1 -92.0%
142 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
143 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 0.06 1 201.3%
143 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 0.06 1 78.5%
144 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.04 0.06 1 42.4%
144 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
145 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.05 2 -43.6%
146 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.05 1 N/A
146 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
147 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.42 0.05 2 -88.8%
148 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.01 0.05 2 261.1%
149 Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE), Ecuador 0.04 1 N/A
150 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.25 0.04 3 -85.5%
151 Centro Universitário Estácio de São Paulo (UniRadial), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
152 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.08 0.03 1 -60.6%
153 Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
154 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
155 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 0.03 1 -79.1%
156 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.01 0.03 1 112.2%
157 Tecnológico de Antioquia - Institución Universitaria (TdeA), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
158 Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
159 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 15.3%
160 Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Paraguay 0.02 1 N/A
160 National University of Catamarca (UNCA), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
161 Laboratorio de Ecología de Bosques Tropicales y Primatología (LEBTYP), Los Andes University, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
162 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
163 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.01 21 -7.0%
164 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -83.7%
164 Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
165 Academia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
166 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.00 0.01 1 431.9%
167 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
167 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
168 Agteca - Agrotecnologica Amazonica, Bolivia 0.01 0.01 1 -51.0%
168 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.25 0.01 1 -97.4%
168 Aceer Peru, Peru 0.01 1 N/A
168 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
169 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.01 0.00 1 -51.0%
169 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.01 0.00 1 -51.0%
169 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.41 0.00 1 -99.2%
170 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A

Footnote

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