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 Share 2017 Share 2018
1 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 13.32 15.41
2 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 14.44 14.65
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 9.55 11.05
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 5.63 8.77
5 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 6.02 5.91
6 University of Seville (US), Spain 4.90 5.04
7 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 4.08 4.54
8 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 2.69 4.27
9 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.70 3.88
10 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 1.92 3.62
11 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 4.07 3.32
12 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.43 3.23
13 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 3.19 2.76
14 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.24 2.52
15 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 1.52 2.15
16 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 3.61 2.10
17 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 3.51 2.04
18 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 3.56 2.01
19 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.66 2.01
20 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.81 1.81
21 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.40 1.81
22 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.37 1.60
23 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.07 1.57
24 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.30 1.48
25 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.33 1.35
26 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.04 0.94
27 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.65 0.87
28 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.01 0.85
29 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.35 0.76
30 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 1.34 0.75
31 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.29 0.74
32 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.29 0.72
33 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.63 0.72
34 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.52 0.66
35 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.88 0.64
36 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.53 0.48
37 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.94 0.38
38 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.48 0.34
39 Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX), Spain 0.33
40 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.58 0.29
41 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.28
42 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.25
43 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.42 0.25
44 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.21 0.25
45 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.13 0.23
46 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.29 0.18
47 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.38 0.18
48 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.08 0.17
49 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.02 0.17
50 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.33 0.16
51 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.10 0.16
52 University of Deusto, Spain 0.14
53 Universidad Isabel I, Spain 0.11
54 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.04 0.09
55 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 1.13 0.08
56 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 1.35 0.07
57 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.11 0.07
58 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.06
59 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.05
60 IESE Business School (IESE), Spain 0.04
61 Saint Louis University (SLU Madrid), Spain 0.06 0.04
62 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.10 0.03
63 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00

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