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 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 58.53 73.22 402 21.0%
2 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 62.31 68.37 390 6.1%
3 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 51.76 54.31 302 1.5%
4 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 53.25 50.81 240 -7.7%
5 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 37.57 36.52 161 -6.0%
6 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 44.09 32.35 173 -29.0%
7 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 30.00 26.21 250 -15.5%
8 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 26.73 22.73 140 -17.7%
9 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 17.89 20.53 158 11.0%
10 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 10.99 16.73 44 47.3%
11 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 18.21 15.88 101 -15.6%
12 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 13.54 14.32 70 2.3%
13 University of Seville (US), Spain 13.94 14.11 76 -2.1%
14 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 9.14 12.62 53 33.5%
15 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 15.76 12.15 111 -25.5%
16 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 12.54 12.10 99 -6.7%
17 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 12.86 11.92 88 -10.4%
18 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 9.18 10.96 37 15.4%
19 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 8.29 10.53 35 22.9%
20 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 9.09 10.47 60 11.4%
21 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 9.37 10.40 42 7.3%
22 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 9.52 10.27 39 4.4%
23 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 8.28 9.81 120 14.6%
24 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 9.15 9.71 46 2.7%
25 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 6.13 8.42 26 32.9%
26 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 6.47 7.72 42 15.4%
27 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 5.74 7.05 28 18.8%
28 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 6.08 6.49 47 3.2%
29 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 6.34 6.17 21 -5.9%
30 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 5.73 5.79 29 -2.2%
31 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 12.84 5.33 46 -59.8%
32 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 7.02 5.31 16 -26.7%
33 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 4.69 4.88 31 0.7%
34 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 2.49 4.81 21 86.9%
35 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 3.11 3.32 18 3.2%
36 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 6.85 3.15 14 -55.6%
37 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 4.64 2.88 20 -39.9%
38 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 5.22 2.45 6 -54.7%
39 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 1.48 2.41 18 57.8%
40 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 2.04 2.32 6 9.8%
41 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 3.92 1.96 11 -51.6%
42 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 2.63 1.95 11 -28.3%
43 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 1.09 1.94 17 72.5%
44 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 1.12 1.61 6 39.1%
45 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 1.23 1.51 19 19.0%
46 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 3.58 1.49 11 -59.8%
47 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.70 1.21 11 65.8%
48 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 1.76 1.03 19 -43.3%
49 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.25 0.88 4 234.2%
50 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 1.50 0.88 6 -43.5%
51 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.88 0.73 4 -19.9%
52 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.34 0.73 5 110.0%
53 Nebrija University, Spain 0.60 4 N/A
54 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.23 0.43 3 76.2%
55 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.32 0.35 5 4.4%
56 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.03 0.28 4 992.8%
57 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 1.05 0.18 2 -83.1%
58 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.05 0.15 1 190.2%
59 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 1.93 0.11 2 -94.2%
60 Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (Barcelona GSE), Spain 0.09 1 N/A
61 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.07 2 N/A
62 Loyola University Andalusia, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
63 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.04 2 N/A
64 Nostra Senyora de Montserrat, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
65 Fernando Pessoa Canarias University (UFPC), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
66 Saint Louis University (SLU Madrid), Spain 0.04 0.02 1 -59.0%
67 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 0.00 1 -19.7%

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.