2018 tables: Institutions - life sciences - 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 11.93 21.21 74 74.1%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 11.12 8.95 28 -21.1%
3 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.77 3.69 14 104.3%
4 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.94 3.64 16 278.5%
5 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 2.81 3.21 9 11.7%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 3.97 2.60 14 -35.9%
7 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.74 1.29 6 71.6%
8 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.03 1.09 3 3,848.4%
9 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.78 1.03 7 28.9%
10 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.79 0.87 2 7.0%
11 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.50 0.66 4 -56.8%
12 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.60 0.47 3 -22.5%
13 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.53 0.42 2 -22.6%
14 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.50 0.35 2 -32.5%
15 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 0.31 2 497.0%
16 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.19 0.26 3 34.0%
17 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.23 0.23 4 -0.7%
18 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.38 0.19 2 -50.0%
19 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.13 0.18 2 43.5%
20 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.50 0.18 4 -65.3%
21 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.27 0.17 1 -39.8%
22 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.00 0.15 3 3,150.6%
23 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.35 0.15 3 -59.0%
24 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.04 0.12 2 159.2%
25 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.19 0.12 1 -38.0%
26 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.20 0.11 1 -45.6%
27 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 0.11 2 693.2%
28 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
29 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
30 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.21 0.09 2 -57.7%
31 University of Santo Amaro (UNiSA), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
32 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 177.6%
33 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 0.07 2 -46.7%
34 Centro Universitário Univates, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
35 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 157.6%
36 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.36 0.07 1 -81.7%
37 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
38 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
39 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
40 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
41 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
42 Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
43 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 14.6%
44 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
45 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
45 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
46 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -83.8%
47 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
47 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.01 0.01 1 -51.3%
48 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.01 1 -93.0%
48 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 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.