2019 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 3.92 6.37 20 51.4%
2 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 4.07 2.74 36 -37.2%
3 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 0.81 0.88 2 1.5%
4 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.18 0.83 7 325.9%
5 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 0.90 0.82 19 -14.4%
6 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 1.04 0.80 13 -27.7%
7 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 1.39 0.80 9 -46.3%
8 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 0.05 0.66 2 1,062.2%
9 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 0.61 0.65 15 -1.5%
10 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 0.80 0.63 5 -26.7%
11 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 1.57 0.50 1 -70.4%
12 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 0.96 0.46 7 -55.7%
13 Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA), Spain 0.44 1 N/A
14 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.01 0.32 8 4,723.6%
15 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 0.16 0.31 12 81.3%
16 Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), Spain 0.29 2 N/A
17 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 0.07 0.26 4 258.3%
18 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.53 0.25 6 -55.7%
19 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 0.19 0.25 3 23.0%
20 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 0.02 0.21 3 793.6%
21 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 0.23 0.20 5 -19.7%
22 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.19 2 N/A
23 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 0.00 0.17 6 3,064.4%
24 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.18 0.16 5 -14.8%
25 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.15 2 N/A
26 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.15 1 N/A
27 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.02 0.14 1 728.5%
28 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.08 0.13 1 59.4%
29 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 0.35 0.13 1 -66.4%
30 Hospital del Mar, Spain 0.02 0.11 2 441.4%
31 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.06 0.09 1 44.0%
32 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 0.05 0.09 3 84.5%
33 Barcelona Medical Agency (BMA), Spain 0.09 3 N/A
34 Universidad Isabel I, Spain 0.08 2 N/A
35 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.00 0.08 2 1,510.1%
35 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.14 0.08 2 -48.1%
36 Mútua Terrassa, Spain 0.07 2 N/A
37 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
37 Spain Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
37 Centro de Interpretación de la Prehistoria de Guadalteba, Spain 0.07 1 N/A
38 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.36 0.06 2 -96.2%
39 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
40 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.05 1 N/A
41 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
42 Hospital Clínico Universitario Lozano Blesa, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
43 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.04 1 N/A
44 YDEVS Consulting S.L., Spain 0.03 1 N/A
45 Lipotec Group, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
46 University of Seville (US), Spain 0.26 0.03 3 -89.9%
47 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 0.18 0.03 2 -86.0%
48 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
49 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 0.02 2 N/A
50 HM Hospitales, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
51 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
52 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.02 0.02 2 -27.9%
53 Asturias Central University Hospital (HUCA), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
54 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.01 0.02 2 104.5%
55 Institute of Molecular and Oncological Medicine of Asturias (IMOMA), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
56 ARGEA Consultores S.L., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
57 Asturias Public Health Directorate, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
58 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
59 RÉBEDE, Patrimonio y Cultura SL, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
60 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.01 0.01 1 -24.6%
61 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.01 2 N/A
62 Ca n’Oliver Iberian Settlement and Museum, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
63 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.01 1 N/A
63 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
64 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.07 0.01 2 -92.8%
65 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
66 Government of Navarra, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
66 Murcia Regional Health Council, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
67 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 0.02 0.00 1 -86.1%
67 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
68 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
69 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.00 0.00 1 25.1%
69 Barcelona Alzheimer Treatment and Research Center (ACE), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
70 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
71 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
72 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.00 0.00 1 -68.7%
73 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
73 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
74 Galatea Foundation, Spain 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.