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 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 4.91 7.50 34 49.6%
4 University of Chile, Chile 3.80 4.24 18 9.2%
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.77 3.69 14 104.3%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.94 3.64 16 278.5%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 2.81 3.21 9 11.7%
8 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 3.97 2.60 14 -35.9%
9 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.05 2.44 4 5,094.0%
10 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 2.15 2.00 8 -8.8%
11 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.34 1.35 4 -1.1%
12 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.74 1.29 6 71.6%
13 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.23 1.26 11 439.5%
14 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.03 1.09 3 3,848.4%
15 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 4.05 1.07 15 -74.1%
16 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.78 1.03 7 28.9%
17 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.79 0.87 2 7.0%
18 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.84 2 N/A
19 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.50 0.66 4 -56.8%
20 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.85 0.66 5 -24.2%
21 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.10 0.57 7 -49.5%
22 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.68 0.49 5 -30.0%
23 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.89 0.49 6 -46.1%
24 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.30 0.48 6 58.9%
25 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.60 0.47 3 -22.5%
26 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 1.45 0.47 5 -68.3%
27 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.05 0.42 2 809.3%
28 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.53 0.42 2 -22.6%
29 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 1.39 0.35 7 -75.1%
30 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.50 0.35 2 -32.5%
31 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.05 0.35 2 647.6%
32 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.32 2 N/A
33 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.17 0.31 3 84.5%
34 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 0.31 2 497.0%
35 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.28 3 N/A
36 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.98 0.27 5 -72.8%
37 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.19 0.26 3 34.0%
38 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.31 0.26 3 -17.5%
39 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.01 0.24 2 2,331.4%
40 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.30 0.24 3 -24.1%
41 CES University, Colombia 0.23 3 N/A
42 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.23 0.23 4 -0.7%
43 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.38 0.19 2 -50.0%
44 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.57 0.19 4 -67.4%
45 University of Valle, Colombia 0.06 0.19 2 230.6%
46 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.06 0.19 3 226.8%
47 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.07 0.18 2 145.2%
48 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.13 0.18 2 43.5%
49 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.50 0.18 4 -65.3%
50 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.02 0.17 3 670.9%
51 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.27 0.17 1 -39.8%
51 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.03 0.17 1 504.1%
51 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17 1 N/A
51 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.77 0.17 2 -78.7%
52 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.02 0.16 2 560.4%
53 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.00 0.15 3 3,150.6%
54 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.01 0.15 2 1,336.9%
55 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.35 0.15 3 -59.0%
56 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.02 0.14 1 795.7%
57 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.14 2 N/A
58 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.14 2 N/A
59 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.01 0.13 6 1,592.3%
60 Autonomous University of Entre Ríos (UADER), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
60 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
61 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.13 0.12 2 -4.6%
62 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.04 0.12 2 159.2%
63 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.19 0.12 1 -38.0%
64 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.20 0.11 1 -45.6%
65 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01 0.11 2 693.2%
65 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 0.11 2 693.2%
66 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
67 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 1.40 0.10 2 -93.2%
68 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
69 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
70 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.09 1 N/A
71 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.21 0.09 2 -57.7%
72 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.08 0.09 3 4.8%
73 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.09 0.09 2 -3.1%
74 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.03 0.08 2 144.9%
74 University of Santo Amaro (UNiSA), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
74 Los Andes University, Colombia 1.33 0.08 1 -93.9%
75 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 177.6%
76 National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru 0.20 0.08 1 -62.3%
76 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
77 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 0.07 2 -46.7%
78 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.07 1 N/A
78 Centro Universitário Univates, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
79 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 157.6%
80 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.36 0.07 1 -81.7%
81 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
81 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.17 0.06 1 -65.4%
82 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.06 0.06 2 -5.7%
83 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
84 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.04 0.06 1 41.5%
84 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
85 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.05 1 N/A
86 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.01 0.05 2 258.9%
87 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.73 0.05 1 -93.9%
88 Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE), Ecuador 0.04 1 N/A
89 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.20 0.03 1 -83.7%
90 Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
91 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
92 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 0.03 1 -79.2%
92 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
93 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.01 0.03 1 110.9%
94 Tecnológico de Antioquia - Institución Universitaria (TdeA), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
95 Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
96 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
97 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 14.6%
98 Universidad del Norte (UniNorte), Paraguay 0.02 1 N/A
98 National University of Catamarca (UNCA), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
99 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.02 1 N/A
100 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A

Footnote

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