2018 tables: Institutions - physical 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 São Paulo (USP), Brazil 25.78 21.19 148 -18.8%
2 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 12.01 14.31 109 17.8%
3 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 9.92 11.76 183 17.0%
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 7.31 8.53 147 15.3%
5 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 8.56 6.69 105 -22.7%
6 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 3.09 5.84 10 86.8%
7 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 4.17 5.38 12 27.5%
8 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 7.76 4.73 83 -39.8%
9 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.11 4.70 7 49.2%
10 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 5.42 3.92 19 -28.5%
11 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 1.91 3.35 77 73.4%
12 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.69 3.24 13 18.9%
13 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 1.14 3.02 6 160.8%
14 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.74 2.95 15 67.9%
15 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.31 2.93 57 120.8%
16 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.17 2.73 8 129.9%
17 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.12 2.58 5 -18.3%
18 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 3.57 2.37 22 -34.4%
19 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 2.97 2.32 6 -22.7%
20 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 1.61 2.17 14 32.8%
21 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.52 2.08 5 296.7%
22 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.03 1.76 69 69.3%
23 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.00 1.66 6 64.1%
24 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.23 1.52 23 22.5%
25 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 1.73 1.40 2 -19.9%
26 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.19 1.05 2 443.5%
27 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.50 1.00 1 97.6%
27 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.67 1.00 1 -40.7%
28 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.92 0.98 4 6.0%
29 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.93 0.90 4 -54.2%
30 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.70 0.87 2 22.3%
31 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.45 0.80 6 75.3%
32 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.25 0.76 5 -40.5%
33 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.75 1 N/A
34 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.67 1 N/A
35 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.50 0.60 1 18.6%
36 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.83 0.53 3 -36.8%
37 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.45 2 N/A
38 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.25 0.41 3 61.4%
39 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 1.34 0.39 3 -71.0%
40 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.38 2 N/A
41 Brazil Ministry of Justice, Brazil 0.25 0.35 2 38.3%
42 Brazilian Science Data Center (BSDC), Brazil 0.13 0.29 10 121.5%
43 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 2.00 0.26 37 -87.2%
44 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.05 0.25 1 -76.4%
44 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
44 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
44 University of Paraíba Valley (UNIVAP), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
45 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.25 0.24 11 -4.4%
46 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.10 0.20 1 107.1%
47 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
47 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.04 0.17 2 295.3%
47 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.15 0.16 2 -86.3%
49 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
50 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.43 0.13 1 -71.5%
51 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.35 0.10 2 -71.5%
51 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
51 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
51 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
52 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 2.22 0.07 1 -96.8%
53 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
53 Molecular Biology Institute of Paraná (IBMP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
54 Centro Universitário Estácio de São Paulo (UniRadial), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
55 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
56 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.04 0.02 64 -46.5%
57 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.01 21 -6.8%
58 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 0.01 4 -17.8%
59 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
60 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.