2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences - academic

Table criteria

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

2018 Institution FC 2017 FC 2018
1 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 13.06 15.02
2 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 14.32 14.86
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 9.61 11.25
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 6.42 9.41
5 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 6.02 5.9
6 University of Seville (US), Spain 4.9 4.77
7 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 4.08 4.54
8 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 2.42 4.22
9 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.7 3.86
10 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.92 3.61
11 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.77 3.3
12 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.43 3.15
13 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 3.36 2.76
14 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 3.56 2.53
15 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.15 2.52
16 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.52 2.15
17 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.57 2.11
18 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.66 2.01
19 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.78 1.81
20 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.4 1.81
21 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.92 1.76
22 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.37 1.6
23 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.07 1.52
24 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.3 1.48
25 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.32 1.08
26 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.04 0.94
27 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.62 0.87
28 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.85
29 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.35 0.75
30 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 1.34 0.75
31 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.29 0.74
32 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.63 0.73
33 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.29 0.72
34 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.55 0.7
35 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.88 0.64
36 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.51 0.44
37 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.94 0.38
38 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.48 0.33
38 Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX), Spain 0.33
39 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.58 0.29
40 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.25
41 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.42 0.25
42 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.21 0.25
43 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.13 0.21
44 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.29 0.18
45 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.38 0.18
46 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.08 0.17
47 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.02 0.17
48 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.33 0.16
49 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.1 0.16
50 University of Deusto, Spain 0.14
51 Universidad Isabel I, Spain 0.11
52 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.04 0.09
53 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 1.13 0.08
54 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 1.35 0.07
55 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.11 0.07
56 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.06
57 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.05
58 IESE Business School (IESE), Spain 0.04
59 Saint Louis University (SLU Madrid), Spain 0.06 0.04
60 Research Centre for Biomedical Engineering (CREB), UPC, Spain 0.03
61 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.1 0.03
62 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.01
63 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.