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 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 6.91 9.61 122 31.5%
7 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 4.73 9.14 108 82.7%
8 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 3.78 8.86 21 121.3%
9 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 9.78 6.54 82 -36.8%
10 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.53 6.46 124 -28.4%
11 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 5.97 6.31 87 -0.1%
12 University of Chile, Chile 6.94 6.14 65 -16.5%
13 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 2.07 4.87 34 122.0%
14 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.08 4.70 9 113.5%
15 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.92 4.47 14 7.7%
16 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 2.32 4.39 10 79.0%
17 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 4.44 4.34 43 -7.6%
18 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 7.28 4.15 26 -46.0%
19 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.52 3.72 64 130.7%
20 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 2.95 3.67 14 17.6%
21 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 3.97 3.53 84 -16.1%
22 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.78 3.41 108 312.0%
23 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 4.70 3.22 5 -35.3%
24 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.39 3.19 8 668.3%
25 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 2.58 3.13 5 14.4%
26 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 2.91 3.10 6 0.6%
27 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.35 2.95 102 -16.8%
28 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.07 2.92 4 3,761.1%
29 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.53 2.85 9 405.0%
30 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 5.84 2.78 5 -55.0%
31 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 3.02 2.47 4 -22.7%
32 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.49 2.46 6 370.4%
33 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.73 2.26 5 -21.5%
34 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 1.75 2.18 6 18.0%
35 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.46 2.10 10 335.4%
36 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 1.76 1.94 64 3.9%
37 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 3.24 1.92 4 -43.8%
38 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.08 1.82 7 -57.9%
39 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 1.70 3 N/A
40 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 1.58 1.70 18 1.9%
41 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 3.27 1.66 9 -52.1%
42 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 2.56 1.64 7 -39.7%
43 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.16 1.58 6 841.7%
44 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.17 1.50 6 750.4%
45 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.20 1.49 6 606.1%
46 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 1.40 1.49 5 0.5%
47 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 1.04 1.40 20 27.6%
48 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.98 1.37 6 31.7%
49 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 1.56 1.24 4 -24.5%
50 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.22 1.16 8 -9.7%
51 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 1.96 1.14 11 -45.1%
52 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.17 1.13 2 538.3%
53 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.41 1.05 2 142.1%
54 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.26 1.01 37 266.9%
55 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.00 1.01 2 -5.0%
56 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.76 1.00 2 25.4%
57 State University of Piauí (UESPI), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
58 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 2.93 1.00 48 -67.8%
59 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 1.86 0.97 5 -50.5%
60 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.79 0.88 50 5.0%
61 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.90 0.88 4 -7.5%
62 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.08 0.83 3 934.1%
63 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.79 2 N/A
64 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.37 0.76 5 96.0%
65 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.03 0.76 3 2,682.3%
66 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.70 33 N/A
67 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.87 0.70 3 -23.6%
68 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.61 0.67 1 3.2%
68 Instituto Federal Fluminense (IFF), Brazil 0.67 1 N/A
69 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.09 0.62 65 554.2%
70 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.67 0.61 2 -13.3%
71 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.67 0.58 2 -17.3%
72 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 2.25 0.56 2 -76.7%
73 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.33 0.51 2 44.3%
74 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.13 0.50 1 278.2%
74 University of Valle, Colombia 1.06 0.50 1 -55.5%
75 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.42 0.43 2 -1.7%
76 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.43 1 N/A
77 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.54 0.38 1 -34.6%
78 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.00 0.37 2 133,938.1%
79 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.95 0.35 5 -65.5%
80 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.45 0.33 1 -30.0%
80 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.33 1 N/A
80 Universidade Regional do Carirí (URCA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
80 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
80 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.33 1 N/A
81 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.58 0.32 2 -48.7%
81 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.43 0.32 3 -87.7%
82 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.25 0.30 3 12.6%
83 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.46 0.29 2 -40.4%
84 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.13 0.25 1 89.1%
84 Universidad Privada del Norte (UPN), Peru 0.14 0.25 1 65.5%
84 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 0.25 1 -5.4%
84 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
84 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
84 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
84 Escuela Militar de Aviación Marco Fidel Suárez (EMAVI), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
85 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 0.22 27 1,422.9%
86 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.22 1 N/A
87 University of Sinú Elías Bechara Zainúm (UNISINU), Colombia 0.21 2 N/A
88 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.21 2 N/A
89 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
90 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.19 2 N/A
91 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.60 0.17 1 -73.7%
91 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 1.50 0.17 1 -89.5%
91 Universidad Arturo Prat (UNAP), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
92 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.04 0.16 100 318.8%
93 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 1.00 0.15 1 -85.8%
94 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 1.66 0.14 2 -91.9%
94 Federal University of São Francisco Valley (UNIVASF), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
94 Centro Universitário UNINOVAFAPI, Brazil 0.14 2 N/A
95 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.05 0.13 3 150.8%
96 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.03 0.13 1 326.7%
96 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.13 1 N/A
96 Universidade de Cuiabá (UNIC), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
97 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.80 0.12 1 -86.1%
98 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.05 0.11 2 119.6%
99 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.02 0.10 62 337.5%
100 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A

Footnote

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