2019 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 4.49 8.11 30 64.7%
2 University of Chile, Chile 6.72 7.36 27 -0.1%
3 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 2.96 4.00 10 23.1%
4 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.42 2.23 4 387.4%
5 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.06 2.05 6 3,263.5%
6 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 1.74 3 N/A
7 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 4.42 1.70 4 -65.0%
8 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.11 1.60 4 1,213.7%
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.25 1.41 12 3.1%
10 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.82 1.30 11 44.8%
11 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.93 1.20 6 18.5%
12 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.03 1.17 3 4.5%
13 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.64 1.17 2 65.6%
14 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.00 1.15 7 4.4%
15 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.58 1.11 5 74.1%
16 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.03 3 N/A
17 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.29 1.01 5 -28.1%
18 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.09 1.00 6 934.9%
19 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 2.51 0.97 16 -64.8%
20 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 2.76 0.97 7 -68.0%
21 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.14 0.95 7 520.9%
22 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.87 0.85 4 -58.7%
23 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.86 0.81 3 -13.5%
24 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.08 0.67 2 691.0%
25 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.81 0.61 1 -31.3%
26 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 1.19 0.61 5 -53.4%
27 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.33 0.59 5 60.4%
28 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.25 0.58 3 109.9%
29 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.71 0.54 4 -31.1%
30 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.30 0.51 3 55.4%
31 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.00 0.50 1 13,865.0%
32 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.10 0.45 1 310.7%
33 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.00 0.44 2 24,726.7%
34 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.43 2 N/A
35 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.28 0.42 5 34.1%
36 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.42 3 N/A
37 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.71 0.40 2 -48.4%
38 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.81 0.38 1 -57.5%
39 Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), Argentina 0.36 1 N/A
40 Universidad del Azuay (UDA), Ecuador 0.35 2 N/A
41 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.34 3 N/A
42 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
43 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.32 2 N/A
44 Universidade Do Vale Do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil 0.31 2 N/A
45 University of Valle, Colombia 0.30 1 N/A
46 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 0.29 2 1,945.4%
47 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.24 0.29 4 8.0%
48 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.26 3 N/A
49 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.01 0.25 3 3,415.0%
50 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.05 0.25 1 338.9%
50 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.11 0.25 1 112.8%
50 National University of Saint Augustine (UNSA), Peru 0.25 1 N/A
50 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
51 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.92 0.25 2 -75.2%
52 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.05 0.23 3 363.8%
53 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.06 0.22 2 261.1%
54 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.15 0.22 3 28.4%
55 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.03 0.20 2 489.8%
56 Los Andes University, Colombia 1.14 0.20 1 -84.0%
57 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.17 0.19 1 3.5%
58 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.19 2 N/A
59 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.05 0.18 2 250.1%
60 University Santa Cecilia (UNISANTA), Brazil 0.18 1 N/A
61 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.17 2 N/A
62 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.01 0.17 1 2,227.5%
62 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.02 0.17 1 843.2%
62 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.69 0.17 1 -77.9%
62 University of San Andrés, Argentina 0.17 1 N/A
62 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.17 1 N/A
63 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.15 2 N/A
64 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.01 0.14 1 1,895.0%
64 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
64 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.14 1 N/A
65 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.13 2 N/A
66 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.03 0.13 3 331.7%
67 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.36 0.13 1 -68.4%
67 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
68 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.24 0.12 2 -54.4%
69 Austral University, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
70 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
71 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.00 0.10 2 2,642.7%
72 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.26 0.08 1 -70.2%
72 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
72 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
72 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.08 1 N/A
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 -68.2%
75 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.07 3 N/A
76 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.06 3 N/A
77 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.17 0.05 1 -74.9%
78 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.17 0.05 1 -75.3%
79 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
80 Uruguay Technological University (UTEC), Uruguay 0.04 1 N/A
81 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.08 0.03 1 -61.3%
82 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.09 0.03 1 -68.6%
83 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
84 University Corporation Lasallista, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
85 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.06 0.02 1 -68.9%
86 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.18 0.02 1 -91.3%
87 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.11 0.02 1 -86.2%
88 State University of the Valley of the Acarau (UVA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.01 1 N/A
90 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.01 2 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.