2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 21.19 19.65 144 -12.3%
2 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 6.69 12.18 141 72.1%
3 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 14.31 11.73 135 -22.5%
4 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 2.37 10.09 37 302.7%
5 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 5.38 9.81 16 72.5%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 4.73 9.14 108 82.7%
7 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.53 6.46 124 -28.4%
8 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.08 4.70 9 113.5%
9 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.92 4.47 14 7.7%
10 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 2.32 4.39 10 79.0%
11 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.52 3.72 64 130.7%
12 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.95 3.67 14 17.6%
13 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 4.70 3.22 5 -35.3%
14 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.39 3.19 8 668.3%
15 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 2.58 3.13 5 14.4%
16 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.35 2.95 102 -16.8%
17 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.07 2.92 4 3,761.1%
18 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.53 2.85 9 405.0%
19 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 5.84 2.78 5 -55.0%
20 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 3.02 2.47 4 -22.7%
21 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.73 2.26 5 -21.5%
22 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.76 1.94 64 3.9%
23 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 3.24 1.92 4 -43.8%
24 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.16 1.58 6 841.7%
25 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.17 1.50 6 750.4%
26 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.20 1.49 6 606.1%
27 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 1.40 1.49 5 0.5%
28 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.98 1.37 6 31.7%
29 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.41 1.05 2 142.1%
30 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.26 1.01 37 266.9%
31 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.00 1.01 2 -5.0%
32 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.76 1.00 2 25.4%
33 State University of Piauí (UESPI), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
34 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 2.93 1.00 48 -67.8%
35 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.90 0.88 4 -7.5%
36 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.79 2 N/A
37 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.87 0.70 3 -23.6%
38 Instituto Federal Fluminense (IFF), Brazil 0.67 1 N/A
39 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.67 0.61 2 -13.3%
40 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.13 0.50 1 278.2%
41 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.43 1 N/A
42 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.00 0.37 2 133,938.1%
43 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.45 0.33 1 -30.0%
43 Universidade Regional do Carirí (URCA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
43 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
44 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.25 0.30 3 12.6%
45 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 0.25 1 -5.4%
45 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
45 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
46 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.22 27 1,422.9%
47 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.22 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.21 2 N/A
49 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
50 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.60 0.17 1 -73.7%
51 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.66 0.14 2 -91.9%
51 Federal University of São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
51 Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI, Brazil 0.14 2 N/A
52 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 326.7%
52 Universidade de Cuiabá (UNIC), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
53 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.80 0.12 1 -86.1%
54 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.02 0.10 62 337.5%
55 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
56 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.10 0.09 1 -14.0%
56 Federal University of Southern and Southeastern Pará (UNIFESSPA), Brazil 0.10 0.09 1 -14.0%
57 Universidade de Itaúna, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
58 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.00 0.05 2 6,105.3%
59 University of the International Integration of the African-Brazilian (UNILAB), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
59 Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFMG), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.05 0.02 1 -98.0%
62 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -58.2%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.