2018 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 1.86 0.80 12 -54.4%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.88 0.68 12 -18.3%
3 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 1.86 0.59 10 -66.2%
4 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.54 2 N/A
5 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.36 2 N/A
6 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.49 0.32 1 -31.5%
7 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.12 0.31 5 169.2%
8 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.18 0.27 4 57.5%
9 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.09 0.25 3 206.0%
10 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 0.15 0.22 6 58.0%
11 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.22 2 N/A
12 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.25 0.20 5 -12.7%
13 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.23 0.19 1 -9.8%
14 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.04 0.15 4 304.5%
15 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.14 2 N/A
16 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
16 Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM), Peru 0.13 1 N/A
17 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.23 0.12 7 -43.4%
18 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.03 0.12 1 305.3%
19 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
20 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.14 0.10 3 -22.8%
21 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.03 0.10 2 274.3%
22 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
23 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.09 2 N/A
24 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.10 0.08 3 -20.3%
25 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.23 0.08 3 -64.7%
26 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.07 2 N/A
27 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
27 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
28 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.06 2 N/A
29 National Administration of Laboratories and Health Institutes (ANLIS), Argentina 0.05 1 N/A
30 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.05 2 N/A
31 Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
31 Jardín Botánico del Quindío, Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
31 Academia Nacional de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales (ANCEFN), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
32 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
33 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.03 2 N/A
34 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.67 0.03 1 -95.0%
34 Patagonian Ecosystems Investigation Research Center (CIEP), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
35 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.03 1 N/A
36 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
37 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.03 2 N/A
38 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 0.03 2 78.2%
39 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.03 1 N/A
40 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.11 0.03 1 -74.9%
41 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.06 0.03 5 -52.7%
42 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
43 Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
44 Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (MNHN), Bolivia 0.02 2 N/A
44 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.02 2 N/A
45 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.02 1 N/A
45 Herbario Nacional de Venezuela (VEN), Venezuela 0.02 1 N/A
45 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
46 University of Chile, Chile 0.23 0.02 7 -90.8%
47 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
48 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.02 1 N/A
48 Jardín Botánico de Missouri (JBM), Peru 0.02 1 N/A
49 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.02 2 N/A
50 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 0.02 1 10.8%
50 Laboratorio de Ecología de Bosques Tropicales y Primatología (LEBTYP), Los Andes University, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
51 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
52 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
53 Pierre Auger Observatory, Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
54 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.02 0.01 4 -8.7%
55 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -55.6%
55 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
55 Hospital São Francisco (HSF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
56 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.06 0.01 1 -77.8%
56 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.23 0.01 1 -93.9%
56 Geoinformática & Sistemas, Cia. Ltda. (GeoIS), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
56 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
56 Instituto de Pesquisas Científicas e Tecnológicas do Amapá (IEPA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
56 Universidad Nacional Experimental de Guayana (UNEG), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
56 Instituto Amazónico de Investigaciones Científicas Sinchi, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
57 Government of Mendoza, Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
58 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.01 1 N/A
59 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.01 2 N/A
60 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.01 1 N/A
61 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
62 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.45 0.01 1 -98.2%
63 Faculdade Natalense de Ensino e Cultura (FANEC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
63 Universidade Potiguar, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
64 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -75.8%
64 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.09 0.01 1 -92.4%
64 Fundación Estación Biológica Bachaqueros (FEBB), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
64 Fundacion Puerto Rastrojo, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
64 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
64 Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation and Development (IIC), Guyana 0.01 1 N/A
64 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
64 Servicios de Biodiversidad EIRL, Peru 0.01 1 N/A
64 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
64 Herbario Universitario, UNELLEZ - Guanare (PORT), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
64 Agteca - Agrotecnologica Amazonica, Bolivia 0.01 1 N/A
64 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
64 Mamirauá Institute for Sustainable Development (IDSM), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
65 Institute of Scientific and Technological Research of the Armed Forces (CITEFA), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A
66 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
67 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
67 Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (MECN), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
67 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Centro de Investigación y Promoción del Campesinado (CIPCA), Bolivia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP), Peru 0.00 1 N/A
68 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.04 0.00 1 -93.3%
68 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
68 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
69 Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF), Bolivia 0.03 0.00 1 -92.5%
70 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A
71 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
72 Brazilian Science Data Center (BSDC), Brazil 0.00 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.