2019 tables: Institutions

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 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 3.07 4.96
2 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 1.79
3 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 1.97 1.1
4 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.64 0.82
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.1 0.71
6 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.28 0.49
7 Universidad del Azuay (UDA), Ecuador 0.35
8 Higher Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (ESPOCH), Ecuador 0.32
9 Fundación Jocotoco, Ecuador 0.2
10 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.16 0.19
11 Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN), Ecuador 0.15
12 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.04 0.14
13 Universidad Nacional de Loja (UNL), Ecuador 0.11
14 Empresa Pública Municipal de Telecomunicaciones, Agua Potable, Alcantarillado y Saneamiento de Cuenca (ETAPA), Ecuador 0.1
15 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.06
16 Fundación Otonga, Ecuador 0.1 0.06
17 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.05
18 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.05
19 Charles Darwin Foundation (CDF), Ecuador 0.19 0.04
20 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.06 0.03
21 Ecuador Ministry of Environment, Ecuador 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.

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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.

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