2020 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2018 Share 2019 Count 2019 Change in Adjusted Share 2018-2019*
1 National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico 55.19 47.24 179 -17.2%
2 Center for Research and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute (CINVESTAV), Mexico 10.72 8.74 118 -21.1%
3 Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), Mexico 4.30 5.67 96 27.5%
4 University of Guanajuato (UG), Mexico 3.55 4.77 14 30.1%
5 National Polytechnic Institute (IPN), Mexico 1.12 2.56 12 121.2%
6 Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico 1.85 2.25 16 17.4%
7 University of Guadalajara (UDG), Mexico 0.93 2.03 5 111.0%
8 Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo (UMSNH), Mexico 1.31 1.50 8 10.4%
9 Autonomous University of Morelos, Mexico 0.61 1.40 6 121.3%
10 Autonomous University of Queretaro (UAQ), Mexico 0.22 1.25 2 458.1%
11 Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon (UANL), Mexico 0.02 0.81 3 3,283.3%
12 Metropolitan Autonomous University (UAM), Mexico 1.33 0.59 7 -57.1%
13 University of Veracruz (UV), Mexico 0.88 0.45 3 -50.4%
14 Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas (UNACH), Mexico 0.40 0.42 3 2.8%
15 Centro Interdisciplinario de Investigación y Docencia en Educación Técnica (CIIDET), Mexico 0.33 1 N/A
16 Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico 0.37 0.28 3 -27.0%
17 Ibero-American University (UIA), Mexico 0.13 0.26 70 99.2%
18 Colegio de Saberes, Mexico 0.25 1 N/A
19 Autonomous University of Sinaloa (UAS), Mexico 0.07 0.25 21 226.9%
20 Autonomous University of San Luis Potosí (UASLP), Mexico 0.04 0.24 72 443.2%
21 Western Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESO), Mexico 0.20 1 N/A
22 Chapingo Autonomous University (UACh), Mexico 0.19 3 N/A
23 Autonomous University of Hidalgo State (UAEH), Mexico 1.40 0.17 2 -88.4%
23 Universidad Autónoma de Tlaxcala (UAT), Mexico 0.07 0.17 1 125.7%
23 University of La Salle Bajío, Mexico 0.11 0.17 1 45.1%
23 Autonomous University of Coahuila (UAdeC), Mexico 0.17 1 N/A
24 El Colegio Nacional, Mexico 0.15 2 N/A
25 University of Sonora (UNISON), Mexico 0.08 0.15 62 89.6%
26 Universidad del Caribe, Mexico 0.14 1 N/A
27 University of the Americas (UDLAP), Mexico 1.25 0.13 3 -90.1%
28 Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ), Mexico 0.33 0.13 1 -63.7%
29 Autonomous University of Yucatán (UADY), Mexico 0.83 0.11 3 -86.9%
30 National School of Anthropology and History (ENAH), Mexico 0.06 0.11 2 69.9%
31 Universidad Autónoma de Ciudad Juárez (UACJ), Mexico 0.10 1 N/A
32 Universidad Autónoma de Guerrero (UAGro), Mexico 0.06 1 N/A
33 Autonomous University of Mexico State (UAEM), Mexico 1.53 0.04 2 -97.2%
34 University of Colima (UCOL), Mexico 0.50 0.04 1 -91.9%
35 Polytechnic University of Sinaloa, Mexico 0.04 1 N/A
36 Autonomous University of Tamaulipas (UAT), Mexico 0.03 1 N/A
37 National Technology of Mexico (TecNM), Mexico 0.01 1 N/A
38 Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango (UJED), Mexico 0.11 0.00 1 -96.1%

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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The Nature Index database undergoes regular updating, corrections, adjustment of institutional hierarchies, and removal of retracted papers and thus the live website can differ from the frozen annual tables.

*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.