2018 tables: Institutions - life 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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 51.20 55.56 284 6.3%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 22.89 23.19 112 -0.7%
3 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 17.48 14.44 90 -19.1%
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 13.36 13.32 113 -2.3%
5 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 8.85 11.80 119 30.6%
6 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.72 10.93 32 -22.0%
7 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 11.53 9.75 34 -17.2%
8 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 12.89 9.55 65 -27.4%
9 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 2.98 6.02 23 98.2%
10 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 4.60 5.63 49 19.9%
11 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 7.32 5.38 44 -28.0%
12 University of Seville (US), Spain 3.36 4.90 26 42.9%
13 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 3.88 4.46 16 12.6%
14 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 3.96 4.30 81 6.2%
15 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 1.37 4.08 20 191.4%
16 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 6.26 4.07 38 -36.3%
17 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 5.18 3.70 22 -29.9%
18 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 1.19 3.61 14 196.8%
19 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 1.89 3.56 16 85.1%
20 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 1.61 3.51 16 113.3%
21 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 3.72 3.19 20 -16.2%
22 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 1.70 2.69 21 54.7%
23 Hospital del Mar, Spain 2.22 2.46 19 8.6%
24 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 4.52 2.24 17 -51.5%
25 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 3.08 1.92 13 -38.9%
26 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.07 1.52 15 38.4%
27 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 0.44 1.48 2 227.0%
28 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.50 1.40 9 -8.5%
29 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.21 1.37 8 -39.1%
30 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 1.06 1.35 6 25.4%
31 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.40 1.34 4 228.3%
32 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 0.01 1.30 7 23,591.4%
33 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.23 1.16 3 388.8%
34 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 1.68 1.15 24 -33.1%
35 Fundación Hospital Nacional de Parapléjicos, Spain 0.22 1.13 5 397.9%
36 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.50 1.13 4 120.7%
37 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.58 0.94 6 59.3%
38 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.70 0.88 10 -49.4%
39 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 0.87 6 N/A
40 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.08 0.85 10 966.9%
41 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.33 0.81 8 142.5%
42 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 1.68 0.80 3 -53.6%
43 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.21 0.66 5 -46.3%
44 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.95 0.65 3 -33.8%
45 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.54 0.63 7 -59.8%
46 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.33 0.59 7 73.3%
47 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 0.58 3 N/A
47 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.07 0.58 2 700.1%
48 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.15 0.58 12 289.4%
49 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.43 0.53 8 20.6%
50 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.18 0.52 11 177.4%
50 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.71 0.52 11 -28.7%
51 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.30 0.51 10 65.4%
52 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.06 0.48 3 657.6%
53 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.17 0.46 3 170.1%
54 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.78 0.43 11 -46.4%
55 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.39 0.42 4 4.7%
56 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.42 0.40 4 -5.7%
57 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 1.28 0.39 8 -70.5%
58 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.38 4 N/A
59 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 3.14 0.35 2 -89.1%
60 San Carlos Clinical Hospital (HCSC), Spain 0.07 0.35 8 406.5%
61 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
62 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.69 0.33 9 -52.5%
63 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.03 0.33 6 1,178.9%
64 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.56 0.33 7 -42.6%
65 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.63 0.31 3 -51.2%
66 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.44 0.31 10 -31.1%
67 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.29 5 N/A
68 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.10 0.29 3 185.7%
68 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.11 0.29 3 154.8%
69 Instituto Galego da Calidade Alimentaria (INGACAL), Spain 0.29 1 N/A
69 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.12 0.29 1 142.6%
69 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Albacete, Spain 0.29 2 N/A
70 Parc Sanitari Sant Joan de Déu, Spain 0.15 0.26 4 71.8%
71 Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE), Spain 0.38 0.26 2 -34.1%
72 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.09 0.26 2 167.6%
73 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.28 0.25 2 -12.3%
74 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.18 0.23 11 24.2%
74 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.18 0.23 11 24.2%
74 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.18 0.23 11 24.2%
74 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.46 0.23 11 -50.8%
75 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 0.33 0.22 2 -35.5%
76 Quantitative Genomic Medicine Laboratories (qGenomics), SL, Spain 0.16 0.22 2 34.4%
77 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 1.22 0.21 3 -82.9%
78 Hospital Clínico Universitario de Valencia, Spain 0.19 0.21 3 11.2%
79 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.12 0.19 7 52.4%
80 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.18 2 N/A
81 Fundación para el Fomento de la Investigación Sanitaria y Biomédica de la Comunitat Valenciana (FISABIO), Spain 0.00 0.18 3 16,804.6%
82 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.42 0.17 5 -60.6%
83 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.15 0.17 1 6.1%
84 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.56 0.15 4 -73.6%
85 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.07 0.15 1 98.4%
85 Hospital Durán i Reynals, Spain 0.15 1 N/A
86 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.33 0.15 9 -56.6%
87 Basque Center on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL), Spain 0.27 0.15 2 -46.7%
88 Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí (CSPT), Spain 0.14 2 N/A
89 Research Centers of Catalonia (CERCA), Spain 0.01 0.14 1 1,247.1%
90 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.17 0.13 1 -21.6%
91 Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Group (MCS), IQAC CSIC, Spain 0.13 1 N/A
92 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.11 0.13 6 13.5%
93 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario Insular-Materno Infantil, Spain 0.13 1 N/A
94 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.14 0.11 1 -21.6%
95 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.10 2 N/A
96 Fundación Dr. Pedro Guillén, Spain 0.21 0.10 2 -52.0%
97 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.12 0.10 2 -21.1%
97 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
98 Esteve, Spain 0.09 1 N/A
99 Hospital de Basurto, Spain 0.36 0.09 2 -75.3%
100 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 0.49 0.08 3 -83.2%

Footnote

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