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 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 11.49 15.85 83 28.2%
2 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 21.21 14.36 82 -37.1%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.95 8.43 25 -12.5%
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 7.50 7.00 35 -13.2%
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.07 4.06 25 252.0%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.60 3.81 22 36.3%
7 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.69 3.61 26 -9.0%
8 University of Chile, Chile 4.24 3.48 23 -23.6%
9 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 2.05 3.40 18 54.4%
10 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 2.00 2.42 6 12.6%
11 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 1.61 2.36 10 36.7%
12 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.03 1.90 9 72.1%
13 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.29 1.59 5 14.5%
14 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.07 1.53 7 2,034.8%
15 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.57 1.33 10 117.5%
16 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.35 1.32 7 248.1%
17 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.27 1.28 9 337.2%
18 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.09 1.23 3 5.3%
19 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.21 3 N/A
20 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.26 1.02 8 -25.1%
21 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.45 0.87 5 77.8%
22 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 1 N/A
23 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 1.35 0.83 4 -42.6%
24 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.08 0.81 7 800.1%
25 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 3.64 0.80 14 -79.6%
26 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.19 0.71 3 241.5%
27 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.87 0.68 6 -26.7%
28 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.05 0.67 3 1,272.7%
29 Instituto Nacional de Salud (INS), Peru 0.66 2 N/A
30 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 3.21 0.66 6 -80.9%
31 Fundación Ecotonos, Colombia 0.63 1 N/A
32 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.47 0.61 8 21.2%
33 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.17 0.58 3 225.4%
33 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 0.70 0.58 1 -22.5%
34 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.60 0.55 5 -15.1%
35 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.15 0.54 7 230.9%
36 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.66 0.54 6 -24.0%
37 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.54 0.51 2 -11.6%
38 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.49 0.50 8 -4.6%
39 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.03 0.50 1 1,294.4%
39 Millennium Nucleus of Ion Channels-Associated Diseases (MiNICAD), Chile 0.05 0.50 1 829.6%
39 Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela 0.61 0.50 2 -23.6%
39 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 2.44 0.50 1 -81.0%
40 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.66 0.48 3 -33.1%
41 Favaloro University, Argentina 0.46 2 N/A
41 Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO), Argentina 0.46 2 N/A
42 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.47 0.45 7 -11.1%
43 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.35 0.45 7 19.7%
44 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.19 0.45 5 119.5%
45 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.14 0.45 4 205.3%
46 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.07 0.42 4 440.1%
47 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.26 0.42 2 48.5%
48 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.39 8 N/A
49 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.28 0.39 3 30.8%
50 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.09 0.37 7 295.4%
51 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.10 0.36 2 245.3%
52 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.13 0.35 3 162.1%
53 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.31 0.34 3 1.2%
54 Parque Zoológico Huachipa (PZH), Peru 0.33 1 N/A
54 Instituto Nacional de Ciência e Tecnologia em Fisiologia Comparada (INCT-FisC), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
55 National Agricultural Technology Institute (INTA), Argentina 0.07 0.33 8 324.8%
56 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.18 0.33 6 70.0%
57 Higher Polytechnic School of Chimborazo (ESPOCH), Ecuador 0.32 2 N/A
58 Fundación Clínica Valle del Lili, Colombia 0.31 1 N/A
59 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.30 4 N/A
60 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.49 0.28 5 -46.1%
61 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.48 0.25 3 -52.2%
62 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.53 0.25 2 -56.5%
63 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 2 N/A
64 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.42 0.23 4 -48.1%
65 Instituto Nacional de Enfermedades Virales Humanas "Dr. Julio I Maiztegui" (INEVH), Argentina 0.23 1 N/A
66 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.17 0.21 3 19.8%
67 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.21 3 N/A
68 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.12 0.20 4 60.5%
69 Fundación Jocotoco, Ecuador 0.20 1 N/A
69 University of Taubaté (UNITAU), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
70 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.12 0.19 3 44.3%
71 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.02 0.19 1 736.6%
72 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.01 0.18 1 1,193.0%
73 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.03 0.18 2 438.0%
74 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.42 0.17 3 -62.4%
75 Hospital Puerto Montt (HPM), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
76 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.35 0.17 3 -55.7%
77 Consorcio para el Desarrollo Sostenible de la Ecorregión Andina (CONDESAN), Ecuador 0.15 1 N/A
77 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.15 2 N/A
78 Hospital Rawson, Argentina 0.14 1 N/A
79 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.24 0.13 2 -49.0%
80 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.19 0.13 4 -36.2%
81 Museo Olsacher Zapala, Argentina 0.06 0.13 1 109.2%
81 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.11 0.13 1 9.1%
81 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.17 0.13 1 -30.3%
82 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.09 0.12 2 25.2%
83 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.10 0.12 3 11.5%
84 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.06 0.12 3 87.1%
85 Institute of Cancer of São Paulo (ICESP), Brazil 0.12 3 N/A
86 University of San Martín de Porres (USMP), Peru 0.12 2 N/A
87 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.11 2 N/A
88 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.17 0.11 5 -37.3%
89 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.28 0.11 1 -63.1%
89 Servicio Nacional de Meteorología e Hidrología del Perú (Senamhi), Peru 0.11 1 N/A
90 Universidad Nacional de Loja (UNL), Ecuador 0.11 2 N/A
91 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.09 0.11 3 13.2%
92 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
93 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.01 0.10 1 587.9%
93 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.24 0.10 1 -61.0%
93 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.26 0.10 1 -64.7%
93 Universidad Santo Tomás (UST), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
93 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.10 1 N/A
94 Buenos Aires National Academy of Medicine, Argentina 0.10 2 N/A
95 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
96 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.03 0.09 1 178.9%
96 University of La Sabana (Unisabana), Colombia 0.09 1 N/A
96 Bioceres S.A., Argentina 0.09 1 N/A
97 Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (AquaRio), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
97 Instituto Museu Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (IMAM), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
97 Patagonian Ecosystems Investigation Research Center (CIEP), Chile 0.08 0.08 2 -1.8%
97 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
97 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
98 University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela 0.08 1 N/A
99 Hospital de Pediatría Garrahan, Argentina 0.23 0.08 2 -69.4%
100 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.07 3 N/A

Footnote

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