2018 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 4.75 6.72 20 48.0%
2 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 8.29 4.49 20 -43.2%
3 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.02 4.42 6 29,534.6%
4 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 5.15 3.90 19 -20.8%
5 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 4.65 3.08 29 -30.5%
6 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 2.00 2.96 9 55.0%
7 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.71 2.78 7 311.0%
8 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.47 2.76 8 510.9%
9 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 1.30 2.51 11 101.6%
10 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.11 1.87 7 1,755.9%
11 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 1.48 1.33 2 -5.7%
12 Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), Peru 1.68 1.32 4 -17.7%
13 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 2.65 1.29 7 -49.1%
14 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.34 1.25 8 -2.5%
15 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.51 1.19 7 -17.5%
16 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.56 1.14 2 113.8%
17 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.10 1.03 2 960.3%
18 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.34 1.00 4 204.7%
19 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.97 2 N/A
20 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.16 0.93 7 493.7%
21 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 1.14 0.92 2 -16.0%
22 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.23 0.86 4 287.2%
23 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.73 0.82 10 18.7%
24 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.81 1 N/A
25 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.80 0.81 2 5.9%
26 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.56 0.81 2 50.9%
27 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.41 0.71 2 81.2%
28 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.43 0.71 4 73.1%
29 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.69 3 N/A
30 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.78 0.64 1 -14.1%
31 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.50 0.58 3 -59.3%
32 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.11 0.49 2 364.6%
33 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.07 0.48 1 652.3%
34 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.72 0.42 2 -74.7%
35 Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru (MEM), Peru 0.40 1 N/A
36 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 0.21 0.38 1 91.1%
37 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.36 2 N/A
38 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.12 0.35 4 207.7%
39 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.62 0.33 1 -44.0%
40 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.31 2 N/A
41 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.02 0.31 2 1,921.7%
42 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.18 0.30 2 70.2%
43 Chilean Navy Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA), Chile 0.29 1 N/A
44 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.43 0.28 4 -30.2%
45 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.26 3 N/A
46 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.06 0.26 2 381.5%
47 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.25 0.25 1 4.7%
47 Instituto Florestal, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
47 Fundación Universitaria Luis Amigó, Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
48 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.41 0.24 5 -37.7%
49 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.34 0.24 5 -28.1%
50 Colombian Geological Service (SGC), Colombia 0.23 1 N/A
51 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.13 0.21 3 71.9%
52 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.04 0.20 1 435.9%
52 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.11 0.20 1 88.4%
53 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.01 0.19 3 2,014.0%
54 Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Ecuador 0.19 2 N/A
55 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.12 0.18 2 58.4%
56 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
57 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.22 0.17 3 -18.9%
58 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.20 0.17 2 -12.1%
59 Comisión Chilena de Energía Nuclear (CCHEN), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
59 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.01 0.17 1 2,133.1%
59 Geophysical Prospecting Company, Chile 0.17 1 N/A
59 Brazilian Research Network on Climate Change (Rede Clima), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
59 Center for Analysis, Research and Technological Innovation (FUCAPI), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
60 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.51 0.15 2 -68.2%
61 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
62 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.84 0.14 4 -82.7%
63 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.27 0.13 5 -48.6%
64 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
65 Instituto Geográfico Nacional (IGN), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
65 APTEMC (Analysis, Advices and Training on EMC), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
65 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
65 Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM), Peru 0.13 1 N/A
66 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.10 0.11 1 16.3%
66 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
66 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
67 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 0.11 2 618.5%
68 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.11 5 N/A
69 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
70 Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (Senamhi), Peru 0.14 0.10 1 -26.7%
70 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.17 0.10 1 -37.2%
70 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.27 0.10 1 -60.7%
70 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
71 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.06 0.10 2 61.5%
72 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.09 1 N/A
73 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.66 0.09 3 -85.9%
74 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.13 0.08 1 -30.2%
74 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
74 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.08 1 N/A
75 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 1 196.6%
76 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.08 2 N/A
77 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.17 0.08 1 -51.7%
78 Nolasco y Asociados, S.A., Argentina 0.07 1 N/A
79 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.91 0.06 3 -92.7%
80 Argentina Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation (MINCYT), Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
80 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
80 Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
80 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
81 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.78 0.06 1 -92.6%
81 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.24 0.06 1 -97.4%
81 Veiga de Almeida University (UVA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
82 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.05 2 -40.1%
83 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.05 6 N/A
84 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.05 0.05 1 7.9%
85 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.08 0.05 1 -37.2%
86 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.21 0.04 1 -79.6%
87 Meteorological Service of Suriname, Suriname 0.03 1 N/A
87 National Institute for Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
88 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
89 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
89 Patagonian Ecosystems Investigation Research Center (CIEP), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
90 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
90 São Paulo State Bioenergy Research Center, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
91 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.03 1 N/A
92 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.18 0.03 2 -84.1%
93 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.13 0.03 1 -78.5%
94 Jardín Botánico de Missouri (JBM), Peru 0.06 0.02 1 -65.1%
94 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.52 0.02 1 -96.0%
95 Laboratorio de Ecología de Bosques Tropicales y Primatología (LEBTYP), Los Andes University, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
96 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
97 Geoinformática & Sistemas, Cia. Ltda. (GeoIS), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
97 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
97 Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas do Amapá (IEPA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
97 Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
97 Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas Sinchi, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
98 Government of Mendoza, Argentina 0.06 0.01 1 -79.7%
99 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.00 0.01 1 704.6%
100 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A

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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.