2019 tables: Institutions

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 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 3.07 4.97 48 52.5%
2 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.64 1.82 5 166.9%
3 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 1.79 4 N/A
4 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 1.97 1.10 6 -47.4%
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.10 0.71 5 585.3%
6 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.28 0.51 106 69.8%
7 Universidad del Azuay (UDA), Ecuador 0.35 2 N/A
8 Higher Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (ESPOCH), Ecuador 0.32 2 N/A
9 Fundación Jocotoco, Ecuador 0.20 1 N/A
10 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.16 0.19 2 9.2%
11 Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN), Ecuador 0.15 1 N/A
12 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.05 0.14 1 179.7%
13 Universidad Nacional de Loja (UNL), Ecuador 0.11 2 N/A
14 Empresa Pública Municipal de Telecomunicaciones, Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento de Cuenca (ETAPA), Ecuador 0.10 1 N/A
15 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.06 2 N/A
16 Fundación Otonga, Ecuador 0.10 0.06 1 -47.6%
17 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.01 0.05 2 668.0%
18 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.05 1 N/A
19 Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Ecuador 0.19 0.04 1 -80.0%
20 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.06 0.03 1 -50.0%
21 Universidad Internacional del Ecuador (UIDE), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
22 Ecuador Ministry of Environment, Ecuador 0.00 1 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.