2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.88 0.68 12 -18.3%
2 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 1.86 0.59 10 -66.2%
3 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.54 2 N/A
4 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.36 2 N/A
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.12 0.31 5 169.2%
6 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.18 0.27 4 57.5%
7 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.22 2 N/A
8 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.25 0.20 5 -12.7%
9 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.04 0.15 4 304.5%
10 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.14 2 N/A
11 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
12 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.23 0.12 7 -43.4%
13 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.03 0.12 1 305.3%
14 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.14 0.10 3 -22.8%
15 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.03 0.10 2 274.3%
16 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
17 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.09 2 N/A
18 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.10 0.08 3 -20.3%
19 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.23 0.08 3 -64.7%
20 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.07 2 N/A
21 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
21 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
22 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.06 2 N/A
23 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.05 2 N/A
24 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
25 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.03 2 N/A
26 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.67 0.03 1 -95.0%
27 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
28 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.03 2 N/A
29 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 0.03 2 78.2%
30 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.03 1 N/A
31 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.06 0.03 5 -52.7%
32 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
33 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.02 2 N/A
34 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.02 1 N/A
34 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
35 University of Chile, Chile 0.23 0.02 7 -90.8%
36 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
37 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.02 1 N/A
38 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.02 2 N/A
39 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 0.02 1 10.8%
39 Laboratorio de Ecología de Bosques Tropicales y Primatología (LEBTYP), Los Andes University, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
40 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
41 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
42 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.02 0.01 4 -8.7%
43 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -55.6%
43 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
44 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
44 Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
45 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.01 1 N/A
46 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
47 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
47 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
48 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -75.8%
48 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.01 1 -92.4%
48 Aceer Peru, Peru 0.01 1 N/A
48 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
48 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
48 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
48 Agteca - Agrotecnologica Amazonica, Bolivia 0.01 1 N/A
48 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
49 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
49 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.00 1 N/A
49 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.00 1 N/A
50 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.04 0.00 1 -93.3%
50 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
50 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
51 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A
52 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
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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.