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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 82.37 90.33 622 8.4%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 47.33 49.69 211 3.8%
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 45.89 31.48 257 -32.2%
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 28.47 28.49 160 -1.1%
5 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 23.21 24.49 111 4.3%
6 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 20.68 20.65 215 -1.3%
7 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 14.42 18.94 64 29.8%
8 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 10.68 12.91 35 19.4%
9 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 11.71 10.34 154 -12.7%
10 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 7.43 9.92 97 31.9%
11 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 9.81 9.91 106 -0.2%
12 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 4.81 9.32 63 91.4%
13 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 6.50 8.46 91 28.6%
14 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 10.55 7.05 97 -33.9%
15 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 8.54 6.69 90 -22.6%
16 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 9.34 5.14 32 -45.7%
17 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 2.12 4.49 29 109.0%
18 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 8.41 4.33 20 -49.2%
19 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 5.35 3.51 10 -35.1%
20 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.87 3.18 12 260.9%
21 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 5.16 3.03 7 -41.9%
22 University of Seville (US), Spain 4.56 2.88 22 -37.7%
23 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 1.66 2.74 10 63.0%
24 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.65 2.73 18 62.8%
25 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 5.99 2.34 12 -61.3%
26 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 0.82 2.33 11 180.1%
27 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.40 2.14 25 425.0%
28 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 1.38 1.98 97 41.7%
29 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 1.54 1.96 14 25.8%
30 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 2.73 1.90 84 -31.3%
31 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 2.38 1.80 13 -25.2%
32 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.40 1.78 4 26.0%
33 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 3.71 1.56 5 -58.5%
34 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.13 1.31 5 939.3%
35 Graphenea SA, Spain 0.85 1.29 4 50.7%
36 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.66 1.28 6 91.2%
37 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.18 1.09 6 490.2%
38 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.02 1.00 2 6,224.2%
38 Mondragon University, Spain 1.00 1 N/A
39 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.35 0.98 3 180.9%
40 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.48 0.92 6 90.3%
41 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.19 0.69 7 258.9%
42 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.81 0.69 2 -16.5%
43 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.67 1 N/A
44 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 1.23 0.65 7 -47.5%
45 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 1.46 0.62 5 -58.0%
46 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 1.61 0.60 15 -63.0%
47 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 0.17 0.58 2 245.9%
48 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
49 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.44 5 N/A
50 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 0.51 0.43 3 -16.0%
51 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.42 2 N/A
52 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 1.90 0.39 1 -79.8%
53 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 1.01 0.37 4 -63.6%
54 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.06 0.37 2 496.6%
55 CIC Energigune, Spain 0.13 0.30 2 139.2%
56 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.29 1 N/A
57 Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Spain 2.25 0.27 4 -88.0%
58 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 0.17 0.25 1 48.2%
58 MeteoGalicia - Ministry of Environment and Spatial Planning, Spain 0.25 1 N/A
58 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.25 1 N/A
59 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.07 0.25 3 267.8%
60 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 1.28 0.25 3 -81.0%
61 Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF), Spain 0.09 0.22 6 146.0%
62 Museo de la Naturaleza y el Hombre​ (MNH), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
62 Volcanology Institute of the Canaries (INVOLCAN), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
63 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.20 2 N/A
64 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.19 2 N/A
65 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.18 1 N/A
66 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.90 0.16 2 -82.8%
67 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.07 0.13 2 91.5%
68 Ecological Station for Biocosmology (EEBM), Spain 0.13 1 N/A
68 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.13 1 N/A
68 Fundación de Investigación HM Hospitales (Fundación HM), Spain 0.13 1 N/A
69 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.12 1 N/A
70 Nanomol Technologies S.A., Spain 0.10 1 N/A
71 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
72 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.08 1 N/A
73 IGSresearch Ltd., Spain 0.08 1 N/A
74 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.41 0.07 2 -83.5%
75 Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España (ISDEFE), Spain 0.00 0.07 2 10,073.2%
76 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.48 0.06 1 -87.0%
76 ESS Bilbao, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
77 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 0.53 0.04 1 -92.3%
77 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.04 1 N/A
78 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
79 Medcom Advance, S.A., Spain 0.71 0.03 2 -95.3%
80 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), Spain 0.14 0.03 1 -79.8%
81 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.25 0.02 1 -91.4%
82 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.02 0.02 21 -7.6%
83 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
84 EPT Observatories, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
85 Spain Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICINN), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
86 Fusion for Energy, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
87 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.03 0.00 1 -91.1%
88 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.33 0.00 1 -99.3%

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.