2018 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 6.84 11.43 35 56.0%
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 3.27 8.96 22 156.1%
3 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 9.52 7.53 38 -26.1%
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 2.55 2.53 12 -7.3%
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 2.50 2.27 7 -15.4%
6 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 2.94 2.19 9 -30.4%
7 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 1.67 2.05 5 14.8%
8 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.17 1.77 5 888.5%
9 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.72 5 N/A
10 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 2.70 1.66 7 -42.7%
11 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.00 1.62 3 51.4%
12 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.29 1.61 8 422.9%
13 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.35 1.20 4 216.7%
14 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.25 1.17 2 335.6%
15 University of Chile, Chile 0.42 1.16 3 157.0%
16 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 2.17 1.10 6 -52.7%
17 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 1.36 0.92 5 -36.5%
18 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.90 0.88 2 -57.0%
19 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.50 0.74 4 -53.8%
20 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.33 0.73 4 103.3%
21 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.10 0.73 2 549.6%
22 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.67 1 N/A
23 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.17 0.63 3 255.0%
24 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.37 0.59 5 47.9%
25 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.00 0.56 3 -48.0%
26 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.54 2 N/A
27 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.50 2 N/A
27 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.24 0.50 2 92.2%
28 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.58 0.49 3 -21.1%
29 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 1.08 0.41 3 -64.8%
30 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.39 1 N/A
31 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.14 0.38 2 145.4%
32 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.38 1 N/A
33 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 1.04 0.37 2 -66.7%
34 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.60 0.35 2 -44.7%
35 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.27 2 N/A
36 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.27 0.25 1 -12.9%
36 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.33 0.25 1 -30.0%
36 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.65 0.25 1 -85.9%
36 Icesi University, Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.17 0.22 2 24.5%
37 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.21 0.22 3 -0.4%
38 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.17 0.20 1 12.0%
39 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.14 0.20 3 28.4%
40 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.17 1 N/A
40 Brazil Ministry of Justice, Brazil 0.14 0.17 1 8.9%
40 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.34 0.17 1 -54.1%
40 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
40 Parque Lecocq, Uruguay 0.17 1 N/A
41 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.16 2 N/A
42 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.04 0.16 3 317.9%
43 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.15 1 N/A
44 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
44 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.53 0.14 1 -75.0%
45 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.98 0.13 1 -88.1%
45 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 1.00 0.13 1 -88.3%
45 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
45 Instituto de Defensa Química , Biológica, Radiológica y Nuclear (IDQBRN), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
45 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
46 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
47 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.07 0.11 1 45.2%
47 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
49 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
50 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.15 0.09 2 -43.7%
51 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
52 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.06 0.08 2 40.0%
52 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
52 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.08 2 N/A
53 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.76 0.08 1 -90.5%
53 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
54 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.11 0.07 1 -44.0%
54 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
54 Molecular Biology Institute of Paraná (IBMP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
55 University of Valle, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
55 Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
56 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.06 1 N/A
56 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.75 0.06 1 -93.1%
56 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.22 0.06 1 -76.7%
57 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
58 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
59 Instituto Federal da Bahia (IFBA), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
60 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.09 0.04 1 -63.4%
61 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.10 0.03 1 -68.9%
62 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.03 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.