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 Chile, Chile 14.05 16.94 90 18.8%
2 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 3.87 9.81 49 149.6%
3 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 12.35 9.43 141 -24.7%
4 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 4.96 7.17 51 42.4%
5 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.56 7.03 17 52.0%
6 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.94 4.86 26 146.7%
7 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.45 4.80 14 37.1%
8 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 4.46 4.26 89 -5.9%
9 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 6.57 4.16 8 -37.6%
10 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 1.27 2.91 7 126.5%
11 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 3.84 2.50 39 -35.8%
12 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 0.25 1.75 6 590.0%
13 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 1.60 4 N/A
14 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 1.98 1.58 17 -21.5%
15 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 1.35 1.34 25 -1.8%
16 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 1.48 1.33 2 -11.2%
17 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.09 1.22 11 10.6%
18 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.09 1.09 3 1,110.7%
19 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.10 1.06 8 941.7%
20 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.12 0.88 9 642.7%
21 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.33 0.75 5 122.3%
22 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.85 0.75 9 -13.2%
23 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.07 0.58 2 705.0%
24 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.65 0.52 3 -21.8%
25 ONG Ranita de Darwin, Chile 0.39 1 N/A
26 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.33 1 N/A
27 Chilean Navy Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA), Chile 0.29 1 N/A
28 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 1.81 0.26 3 -85.8%
29 Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear (CCHEN), Chile 0.04 0.17 1 335.3%
29 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.41 0.17 1 -59.6%
29 Geophysical Prospecting Company, Chile 0.17 1 N/A
29 Centro de Recursos Educativos Avanzados (CREA), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
30 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.01 0.15 2 1,345.6%
31 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.13 1 N/A
32 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 0.08 1 203.9%
33 Patagonian Ecosystems Investigation Research Center (CIEP), Chile 0.08 2 N/A
34 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.73 0.06 1 -92.0%
35 Millennium Nucleus of Ion Channels-Associated Diseases (MiNICAD), Chile 0.05 1 N/A
36 Centro de Investigación Arqueológica Marítima del Pacífico sur Oriental (ARQMAR), Chile 0.05 1 N/A
36 Instituto Nacional de Cáncer, Chile 0.05 1 N/A
37 Chile Ministry of the Environment, Chile 0.76 0.03 1 -95.7%
38 Hospital Luis Calvo Mackenna, Chile 0.01 1 N/A
39 Rheumatologic Studies Center, Chile 0.01 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).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.