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 Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal 7.50 11.26 27 39.7%
2 Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC), Portugal 6.88 8.50 22 14.8%
3 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 5.99 7.82 72 21.3%
4 Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), Portugal 4.41 6.18 23 30.3%
5 University of Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 3.08 5.12 42 54.9%
6 New University of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal 1.99 4.97 25 132.3%
7 University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal 2.85 3.05 21 -0.3%
8 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 0.85 2.47 38 171.2%
9 University of Minho (UM), Portugal 4.42 2.09 20 -56.2%
10 University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal 0.54 1.18 7 103.4%
11 Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CH Porto), Portugal 0.77 0.94 28 13.2%
12 University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal 0.35 0.80 8 111.8%
13 Hospital of St. John (CHSJ), Portugal 0.72 0.79 27 2.5%
14 ATP-group, Portugal 0.44 1 N/A
15 University of the Azores (UAç), Portugal 0.33 0.42 17 16.1%
16 University of Évora (UE), Portugal 0.26 0.27 14 -1.8%
17 Ophiomics - Precision Medicine, Portugal 0.07 0.27 1 280.3%
18 Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Portugal 0.19 0.25 13 21.1%
19 Institute for Systems Engineering and Computers (INESC), Portugal 0.23 2 N/A
20 Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (iBET), Portugal 0.28 0.17 3 -42.9%
21 Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal 0.07 0.16 26 124.1%
22 University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal 0.36 0.14 1 -64.5%
23 University Fernando Pessoa (UFP), Portugal 0.13 1 N/A
24 Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL), Portugal 0.10 2 N/A
25 BIAL - Portela & Ca., S.A., Portugal 0.10 1 N/A
26 Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central (EPE), Portugal 0.05 0.09 2 80.8%
27 Artur Salgado - Ortopedia, Lda., Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
27 Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E), Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
27 Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia (CRPG), Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
27 Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte (CCDR-N), Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
27 Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação (IPST), Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
27 Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (SUCH), Portugal 0.07 0.09 26 26.5%
28 Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), Portugal 0.06 0.08 5 36.6%
29 Biocant - Biotechnology Innovation Center, Portugal 0.07 1 N/A
30 Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Portugal 0.06 1 N/A
30 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal 0.06 1 N/A
31 Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF), Portugal 0.06 1 N/A
32 Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Algarve (CH Algarve), Portugal 0.05 1 N/A
33 National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal 0.11 0.05 2 -58.3%
34 National Mycobacterium Reference Laboratory, Portugal 0.04 1 N/A
35 National Laboratory for Energy and Geology (LNEG), Portugal 0.04 1 N/A
35 Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Sciences (ISCSEM), Portugal 0.04 1 N/A
36 Santo Antonio General Hospital (HGSA), Portugal 0.01 0.03 1 240.3%
37 Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
38 Universidade Aberta, Portugal 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.