2018 tables: Institutions

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 50.22 56.92 267 11.7%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 20.09 19.37 181 -5.0%
3 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 18.14 17.78 212 -3.4%
4 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 15.95 17.47 124 8.0%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.54 14.59 118 -1.1%
6 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 9.14 13.10 45 41.2%
7 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 8.74 7.84 111 -11.6%
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.10 6.55 46 57.4%
9 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.33 6.13 12 39.6%
10 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 7.44 5.58 31 -26.1%
11 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.05 5.38 12 4.9%
12 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.35 5.33 11 56.8%
13 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.89 4.45 22 51.7%
14 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 2.47 4.26 82 70.3%
15 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.06 4.23 17 -40.9%
16 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.90 4.06 11 37.9%
17 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 1.69 3.72 14 117.4%
18 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.44 3.27 10 123.2%
19 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.27 3.10 7 140.9%
20 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 1.26 3.01 9 135.6%
21 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.59 3.01 58 86.6%
22 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 3.17 2.70 7 -16.2%
23 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 2.66 2.66 27 -1.5%
24 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.12 2.58 5 -18.5%
25 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.78 2.45 72 35.8%
26 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.14 2.38 5 9.9%
27 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.84 2.34 13 -40.0%
28 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 1.61 2.24 16 36.9%
29 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 2.26 2.08 10 -9.3%
30 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.29 2.08 4 600.2%
31 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 2.56 1.67 7 -35.7%
32 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.00 1.66 6 63.7%
33 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 2.56 1.52 7 -41.4%
34 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.58 1.29 6 -19.6%
35 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 2.10 1.07 6 -49.8%
36 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.18 1.04 4 -67.8%
37 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.67 1.03 2 -39.1%
38 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 1.04 1.00 1 -4.8%
39 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.99 0.98 4 -1.9%
40 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.05 0.98 3 1,782.0%
41 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.80 0.92 3 13.4%
42 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.17 0.83 2 389.0%
43 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.50 0.66 4 -56.5%
44 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.65 0.60 4 -8.4%
45 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.50 0.60 1 18.3%
46 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.59 3 N/A
47 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.54 5 N/A
48 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.02 0.53 6 -49.1%
49 Brazil Ministry of Justice, Brazil 0.39 0.52 3 29.6%
50 PROJETO TAMAR - ICMBio, Brazil 0.14 0.50 1 245.0%
51 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 1.66 0.49 6 -71.2%
52 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.11 0.49 2 337.5%
53 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.28 0.48 5 70.6%
54 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.40 3 N/A
55 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 0.38 2 -63.0%
56 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.61 0.32 12 -48.8%
57 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.39 0.31 2 -21.6%
58 Brazilian Science Data Center (BSDC), Brazil 0.13 0.29 10 120.9%
59 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.38 0.28 2 -28.8%
60 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.12 0.27 3 118.4%
61 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 2.55 0.26 39 -89.9%
62 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.26 3 N/A
63 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.05 0.25 1 -76.4%
63 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
63 Instituto Florestal, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
63 University of Paraíba Valley (UNIVAP), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
64 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.25 0.24 11 -4.6%
65 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.17 0.24 68 37.3%
66 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.19 0.21 1 13.3%
67 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.13 0.21 3 61.9%
68 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.19 0.20 1 4.8%
68 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.20 0.20 1 -1.4%
69 Brazilian Research Network on Climate Change (Rede Clima), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
69 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
69 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
69 Center for Analysis, Research and Technological Innovation (FUCAPI), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
70 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.68 0.16 2 -90.7%
71 National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB), Brazil 0.04 0.15 1 314.0%
72 Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), Brazil 0.05 0.14 1 181.6%
72 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
72 Cellco Biotec, Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
73 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.43 0.13 1 -71.6%
73 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
73 APTEMC (Analysis, Advices and Training on EMC), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
73 Instituto de Defensa Química , Biológica, Radiológica y Nuclear (IDQBRN), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
74 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.05 0.12 6 136.7%
75 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.10 0.11 1 9.5%
75 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 1.18 0.11 1 -90.7%
76 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 0.11 2 698.1%
77 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.00 0.10 1 2,029.0%
77 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
77 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
77 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
78 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
79 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
80 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.21 0.09 2 -57.4%
81 University of Santo Amaro (UNiSA), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
82 Vale, Brazil 0.08 3 N/A
83 Centro Universitário Univates, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
84 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.50 0.07 1 -86.9%
84 Molecular Biology Institute of Paraná (IBMP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
85 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.03 0.06 1 109.5%
86 Institute for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores - "Pró-Carnívoros" (IPC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
87 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.06 2 -23.3%
88 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
89 Universidade do Extremo Sul Catarinense (UNSEC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
90 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.02 0.06 1 201.3%
91 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
91 Superintendência da Polícia Técnico-Científica (SPTC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
92 Fleury S.A., Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
93 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.05 2 -43.6%
94 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
95 Municipal Zoological Park Quinzinho de Barros (PZMQB), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
96 Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
97 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.25 0.04 3 -85.5%
98 Instituto Federal da Bahia (IFBA), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
99 Centro Universitário Estácio de São Paulo (UniRadial), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
100 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
101 São Paulo State Bioenergy Research Center, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
102 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
102 Jaguar Conservation Fund (JCF), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
103 Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
104 Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
105 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 15.3%
106 Hospital Santa Izabel, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
107 Hospitalar Memorial São José, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
108 Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
109 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.45 0.02 2 -96.2%
110 Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development (MISD), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
111 SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
112 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
112 Hospital São Francisco (HSF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
113 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.01 21 -7.0%
114 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -83.7%
114 Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas do Amapá (IEPA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
115 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.48 0.01 1 -97.4%
116 José Silveira Foundation (FJS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
117 Brazilian Company of Hospital Services (EBSERH), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
118 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
118 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
119 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.25 0.01 1 -97.4%
119 Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development (IDSM), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
120 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 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.