2019 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2017 Share 2018 Count 2018 Change in Adjusted Share 2017-2018*
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 56.92 51.02 271 -15.4%
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.59 23.79 162 53.9%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 19.37 18.47 159 -10.0%
4 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 17.47 17.21 156 -7.1%
5 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 7.84 14.40 149 73.4%
6 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 13.10 12.73 52 -8.3%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 5.58 11.39 45 92.9%
8 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.38 10.12 20 77.8%
9 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 4.23 7.36 21 64.0%
10 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 4.06 7.33 21 70.5%
11 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 2.08 6.95 14 215.1%
12 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 6.55 6.33 84 -8.8%
13 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 4.45 5.11 23 8.4%
14 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 3.72 4.71 23 19.5%
15 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 2.45 4.39 10 69.5%
16 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 6.13 4.27 12 -34.2%
17 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.34 3.86 11 55.8%
18 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.04 3.77 11 242.5%
19 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 1.52 3.75 14 132.1%
20 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 2.58 3.63 6 32.4%
21 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 4.26 3.34 105 -26.1%
22 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 5.33 3.22 6 -42.9%
23 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.53 2.93 16 425.1%
24 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 3.27 2.85 8 -17.8%
25 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.38 2.52 7 -0.1%
26 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 3.10 2.47 4 -24.9%
27 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.29 2.34 6 71.2%
28 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 2.45 2.10 65 -19.0%
29 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.16 1.76 8 942.1%
30 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.67 1.66 14 -6.2%
31 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.98 1.62 7 55.5%
32 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.26 1.58 47 473.1%
33 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.27 1.50 6 416.2%
34 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 2.08 1.40 6 -36.2%
35 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.03 1.10 3 0.4%
36 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.07 5 N/A
37 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.48 1.05 3 106.9%
38 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 3.01 1.03 49 -67.7%
39 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.07 1.02 6 -9.6%
40 State University of Piauí (UESPI), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
41 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.66 0.91 4 29.0%
42 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 1 N/A
43 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.83 0.68 3 -22.9%
44 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.25 0.67 5 152.7%
45 Instituto Federal Fluminense (IFF), Brazil 0.67 1 N/A
46 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.59 0.64 3 2.6%
47 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.98 0.62 3 -40.6%
48 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.04 0.51 4 1,192.1%
49 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.13 0.50 1 277.5%
50 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.11 0.39 3 231.7%
51 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.38 2 N/A
52 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.09 0.37 2 279.6%
53 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.36 3 N/A
54 Universidade Regional do Carirí (URCA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
54 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
55 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.38 0.32 2 -18.9%
56 Universidade Do Vale Do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil 0.31 2 N/A
57 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 0.29 2 2,015.0%
58 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 1.00 0.28 2 -73.7%
59 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 0.26 3 147.6%
60 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.05 0.25 1 353.8%
60 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 0.25 1 -5.6%
60 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
60 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
61 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 2 N/A
62 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.09 0.23 2 145.1%
63 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.06 0.23 3 269.7%
64 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.22 27 1,420.1%
65 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.05 0.20 1 277.5%
65 University of Taubaté (UNITAU), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
66 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.18 1 N/A
67 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.60 0.17 1 -73.8%
68 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.66 0.14 2 -91.9%
68 Federal University of São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
68 Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI, Brazil 0.14 2 N/A
69 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.24 0.13 63 -50.3%
70 Universidade de Cuiabá (UNIC), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
71 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
72 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 0.09 1 -14.2%
73 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
74 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.21 0.07 1 -67.2%
74 Universidade Anhanguera de São Paulo (UNIAN), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
74 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
75 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 0.07 2 -34.4%
76 National School of Public Health (ENSP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
76 Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
77 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sertão Pernambucano (IF Sertão-PE), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
78 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 0.05 2 6,093.9%
79 University of the International Integration of the African-Brazilian (UNILAB), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
79 Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFMG), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
80 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.06 0.04 1 -30.5%
81 Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
82 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
83 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.04 1 57.3%
84 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
84 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
84 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 0.03 1 -71.4%
84 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.20 0.03 1 -85.7%
85 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
86 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
87 Universidade Brasil, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
88 Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami (Lika), UFPE, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
88 University of Mogi das Cruzes (UMC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 State University of the Valley of the Acarau (UVA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
90 Faculty of Medicine of ABC (FMABC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
91 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.12 0.00 1 -98.1%

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.