2019 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 90.33 83.07 630 -13.0%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 49.69 47.19 196 -10.2%
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 31.48 29.80 282 -10.5%
4 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 24.49 27.90 117 7.7%
5 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 18.94 23.05 84 15.1%
6 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 28.49 22.21 144 -26.3%
7 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 20.65 20.80 196 -4.7%
8 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 6.69 11.61 82 64.1%
9 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 9.92 9.36 98 -10.8%
10 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 7.05 9.30 112 24.7%
11 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 10.34 8.78 129 -19.8%
12 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 9.91 8.16 98 -22.2%
13 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 9.32 7.80 64 -20.9%
14 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 4.33 7.18 33 57.1%
15 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 12.91 6.16 18 -54.9%
16 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 5.14 6.10 42 12.2%
17 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 8.46 5.39 114 -39.8%
18 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.51 4.64 14 25.1%
19 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 1.56 4.55 12 176.3%
20 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 3.18 3.78 25 12.5%
21 University of Seville (US), Spain 2.88 3.31 25 8.8%
22 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 2.73 3.23 16 12.1%
23 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.34 3.20 19 29.0%
24 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 0.60 2.80 14 338.7%
25 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 1.90 2.55 117 27.1%
26 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 1.00 2.55 6 141.1%
27 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 3.03 2.50 8 -22.3%
28 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.65 2.48 11 259.0%
29 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 1.80 2.27 15 19.0%
30 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 2.14 2.22 27 -1.9%
31 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 1.96 1.94 14 -6.5%
32 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 1.98 1.58 114 -24.4%
33 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 2.33 1.52 9 -38.4%
34 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 4.49 1.47 19 -69.0%
35 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 2.74 1.44 9 -50.2%
36 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.78 1.34 7 -28.9%
37 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 0.58 1.33 3 116.1%
38 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.16 1.28 7 675.6%
39 Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Spain 0.27 1.00 1 245.3%
39 Instituto de Educación Secundaria Canónigo Manchón (IES), Spain 1.00 1 N/A
40 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.67 0.93 2 32.1%
41 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 0.04 0.86 7 1,849.3%
42 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.07 0.85 10 1,062.0%
43 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 0.83 3 N/A
44 Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA), Spain 0.81 2 N/A
45 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.62 0.70 1 6.7%
46 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.65 2 N/A
47 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.64 3 N/A
48 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.39 0.60 4 46.9%
49 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 1.28 0.55 8 -59.7%
50 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.69 0.54 8 -26.5%
51 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.92 0.53 6 -45.3%
52 CIC Energigune, Spain 0.30 0.53 2 65.8%
53 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.69 0.49 3 -32.4%
54 Graphenea SA, Spain 1.29 0.44 2 -67.9%
55 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.25 0.44 5 68.6%
56 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.42 0.42 2 -3.7%
57 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.37 0.41 3 4.7%
58 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 0.24 2 N/A
59 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 0.43 0.22 2 -51.4%
60 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.02 0.21 4 824.9%
61 MeteoGalicia, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
62 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 1.09 0.17 6 -84.8%
63 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.44 0.17 1 -64.1%
63 IK4-CIDETEC Technological Centre, Spain 0.17 1 N/A
63 Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Spain 0.17 1 N/A
64 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 1.31 0.16 2 -88.4%
65 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.08 0.14 2 57.2%
66 LeadArtis SL, Spain 0.14 1 N/A
67 Ecological Station for Biocosmology (EEBM), Spain 0.13 0.13 1 -5.4%
68 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 0.25 0.12 1 -54.6%
69 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.01 0.11 2 1,337.3%
69 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.25 0.11 1 -57.2%
69 Abengoa S.A., Spain 0.11 1 N/A
70 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.10 2 N/A
70 Centro de Investigacións Mariñas (CIMA), Spain 0.10 2 N/A
70 Instituto de Salud Pública y Laboral de Navarra (ISPLN), Spain 0.10 2 N/A
70 Miguel Servet Foundation, Spain 0.10 2 N/A
70 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.10 2 N/A
71 Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF), Spain 0.22 0.09 2 -62.6%
72 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.00 0.08 2 2,609.2%
73 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.08 2 N/A
74 University Hospital of Fuenlabrada, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
75 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), Spain 0.03 0.05 1 70.2%
76 Sodercan, S.A., Spain 0.04 1 N/A
77 Fundació Clínic per a la Recerca Biomèdica, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
78 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
79 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.13 0.03 1 -79.7%
80 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.02 0.03 26 50.6%
81 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.37 0.03 2 -93.3%
82 DAS Photonics, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
83 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.02 2 N/A
84 Barcelona City Council, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
85 Foundation IVI, Spain 0.02 1 N/A
86 Geological Survey of Spain (IGME), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
87 Spain Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICINN), Spain 0.00 0.01 3 169.5%
88 Hospital Universitario Quirónsalud Madrid, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
89 Fractal S.L.N.E., Spain 0.01 1 N/A
90 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.06 0.01 2 -83.7%
91 Hospital del Mar, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
92 Observatorio Astronómico Uraniborg, Spain 0.00 1 N/A
93 Observatoires Astronomiques de Montsec (C65), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
93 Observatorio Cerro del Viento (MPC I84), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
93 Valdés Observatory (MPC J38), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
94 Complejo Hospitalario Universitario de Vigo (CHUVI), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
95 Chicharronian Tres Cantos Observatory (MPC Z83), Spain 0.00 1 N/A
95 Asociación Astronómica Cruz del Norte, 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.