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 Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 5.54 4.15 22 -26.2%
2 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 2.29 3.20 68 37.4%
3 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.97 2.07 78 -58.9%
4 University of Valle, Colombia 0.89 1.25 4 38.6%
5 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.04 0.98 5 2,134.9%
6 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 1.54 0.61 2 -60.9%
7 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.41 0.55 8 31.0%
8 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.54 2 N/A
9 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.27 0.50 2 84.0%
10 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.35 2 N/A
11 Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia 0.33 0.33 1 -1.4%
12 CES University, Colombia 0.27 4 N/A
13 Icesi University, Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
14 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.80 0.24 3 -71.1%
15 Colombian Geological Service (SGC), Colombia 0.23 1 N/A
16 Corporación Geológica ARES, Colombia 0.17 1 N/A
16 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.01 0.17 1 2,002.7%
17 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.01 0.13 6 1,602.7%
18 Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
19 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.24 0.09 64 -63.5%
20 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.14 0.08 2 -43.1%
20 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.15 0.08 1 -45.4%
21 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
22 Instituto Nacional de Canceroloǵia, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
23 Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
23 Hospital El Tunal, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
24 South Colombian University (USCO), Colombia 0.03 0.06 1 78.5%
25 Jardín Botánico del Quindío, Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
26 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.08 0.03 1 -60.6%
27 Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
28 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.14 0.03 1 -79.1%
29 Tecnológico de Antioquia - Institución Universitaria (TdeA), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
30 Instituto de Ortopedia Infantil Roosevelt, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
31 Laboratorio de Ecología de Bosques Tropicales y Primatología (LEBTYP), Los Andes University, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
32 Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas Sinchi, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
33 Academia Nacional de Medicina de Colombia, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
33 Hospital Infantil Universitario de San José, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
34 Fundación Estación Biológica Bachaqueros (FEBB), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
34 Fundacion Puerto Rastrojo, Colombia 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.