2019 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 21.21 14.36 82 -37.1%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.95 8.43 25 -12.5%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.60 3.81 22 36.3%
4 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.69 3.61 26 -9.0%
5 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 2.05 3.40 18 54.4%
6 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.61 2.36 10 36.7%
7 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.03 1.90 9 72.1%
8 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.29 1.59 5 14.5%
9 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.07 1.53 7 2,034.8%
10 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.09 1.23 3 5.3%
11 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.21 3 N/A
12 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.45 0.87 5 77.8%
13 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 1 N/A
14 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 3.64 0.80 14 -79.6%
15 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.19 0.71 3 241.5%
16 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.87 0.68 6 -26.7%
17 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 3.21 0.66 6 -80.9%
18 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 0.58 3 225.4%
19 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.60 0.55 5 -15.1%
20 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.54 0.51 2 -11.6%
21 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.66 0.48 3 -33.1%
22 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.47 0.45 7 -11.1%
23 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.35 0.45 7 19.7%
24 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.07 0.42 4 440.1%
25 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.39 8 N/A
26 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.28 0.39 3 30.8%
27 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.09 0.37 7 295.4%
28 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
29 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.18 0.33 6 70.0%
30 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.30 4 N/A
31 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.53 0.25 2 -56.5%
32 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 2 N/A
33 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.42 0.23 4 -48.1%
34 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.21 3 N/A
35 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.12 0.20 4 60.5%
36 University of Taubaté (UNITAU), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
37 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 0.18 1 1,193.0%
38 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.03 0.18 2 438.0%
39 Institute of Cancer of São Paulo (ICESP), Brazil 0.12 3 N/A
40 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
41 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
42 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.01 0.10 1 587.9%
42 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.26 0.10 1 -64.7%
43 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
44 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.03 0.09 1 178.9%
45 Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (AquaRio), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
45 Instituto Museu Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (IMAM), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
46 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
47 Ezequiel Dias Foundation (FUNED), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
48 Pará State University (UEPA), Brazil 0.10 0.07 2 -35.4%
49 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.09 0.07 1 -31.0%
49 National School of Public Health (ENSP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
50 Mendelics Genomic Analysis, Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
50 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
51 Secretaria de Estado de Saúde de Minas Gerais (SES-MG), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
52 Universidade Do Vale Do Itajaí (UNIVALI), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
52 State Institute of Brain Paulo Niemeyer, Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
53 Superintendência da Polícia Técnico-Científica (SPTC), Brazil 0.06 0.06 1 -7.0%
53 Vale, Brazil 0.08 0.06 1 -37.0%
54 National Institute of Science and Technology in Regenerative Medicine (INCT-REGENERA), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
54 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
55 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.07 0.05 2 -30.3%
56 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
57 Instituto Lauro de Souza Lima (ILSL), Brazil 0.14 0.05 1 -69.7%
58 Hospital Governador Celso Ramos, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
59 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
60 Faculdade de Medicina de Jundiaí (FMJ), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
61 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.02 0.04 1 54.9%
62 Agronomic Institute of Campinas (IAC), Brazil 0.21 0.04 1 -84.5%
63 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.18 0.03 1 -83.1%
64 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
64 University Centre La Salle, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
65 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
65 Instituto de Saúde Elpídio de Almeida (ISEA), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
65 Associação Goiana de Integralização e Reabilitação (ΑGIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
65 Association for Assistance of Disabled Children (AACD), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
66 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
67 Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil 0.02 0.02 1 -16.5%
68 Instituto Mário Penna, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
69 SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals, Brazil 0.01 0.02 1 20.5%
70 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
71 Universidade Brasil, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
72 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.23 0.01 1 -94.6%
73 Rio de Janeiro Municipal Health Secretariat (SMS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
74 Laboratório de Imunopatologia Keizo Asami (Lika), UFPE, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
74 University of Mogi das Cruzes (UMC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
75 Institute for the Conservation of Neotropical Carnivores - "Pró-Carnívoros" (IPC), Brazil 0.06 0.01 1 -86.7%
76 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
77 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
78 Faculty of Medicine of ABC (FMABC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
79 Fundação de Hematologia e Hemoterapia de Pernambuco (HEMOPE), Brazil 0.01 2 N/A
80 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.07 0.01 1 -93.0%
80 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.15 0.01 1 -96.6%
80 Instituto Florestal, Brazil 0.25 0.01 1 -98.0%
80 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.31 0.01 1 -98.4%
80 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
80 Instituto do Bem Ambiental (IBAM), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
81 Latin American Cooperative Oncology Group (LACOG), Brazil 0.02 0.00 1 -75.3%
82 Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (IPÊ), Brazil 0.20 0.00 1 -98.0%
83 Centro de Arqueologia Annette Laming Emperaire (CAALE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
84 Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN), Brazil 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.