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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 51.02 51.25 265 -2.8%
2 University of Chile, Chile 16.91 16.42 112 -6.1%
3 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 17.95 16.10 122 -13.2%
4 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 23.79 14.98 121 -39.1%
5 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 18.47 13.17 142 -31.0%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 11.39 12.86 48 9.2%
7 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 17.21 12.32 122 -30.7%
8 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 14.40 11.24 117 -24.5%
9 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 6.69 9.33 54 34.9%
10 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 14.73 9.28 144 -39.1%
11 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 10.12 8.88 17 -15.2%
12 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 5.92 8.33 63 36.2%
13 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 9.56 7.93 28 -19.8%
14 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 12.73 7.38 34 -43.9%
15 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.36 6.83 24 -10.1%
16 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 5.16 6.77 21 26.8%
17 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 8.63 6.40 84 -28.3%
18 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 3.37 6.18 17 77.2%
19 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.27 6.12 17 38.5%
20 University of Antofagasta, Chile 2.39 5.90 23 139.0%
21 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 4.44 5.43 95 18.2%
22 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.58 5.37 21 228.4%
23 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 6.95 5.22 12 -27.3%
24 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 7.33 5.16 17 -31.9%
25 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 2.10 4.88 66 124.5%
26 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 3.95 4.81 21 17.7%
27 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 2.58 4.69 28 76.1%
28 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.27 4.54 23 2.8%
29 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 3.23 4.53 27 35.6%
30 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 3.39 4.36 54 24.5%
31 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 4.39 4.35 8 -4.3%
32 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.10 4.27 87 0.7%
33 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 6.33 4.18 81 -36.1%
34 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.85 4.12 10 40.0%
35 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 5.11 4.06 17 -23.2%
36 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.50 4.02 10 681.8%
37 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 6.10 3.89 43 -38.2%
38 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 2.47 3.84 8 50.8%
39 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.22 3.81 11 14.4%
40 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 1.10 3.38 10 197.8%
41 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 4.71 3.35 16 -31.2%
42 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 3.75 3.09 9 -20.2%
43 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.03 2.90 44 172.4%
44 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.63 2.80 7 -25.4%
45 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 2.09 2.78 11 28.9%
46 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.52 2.73 10 4.8%
47 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.86 2.69 12 -32.5%
48 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 1.84 2.69 21 41.3%
49 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.34 2.55 74 -26.0%
50 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.77 2.41 10 -38.2%
51 University of Valle, Colombia 0.80 2.38 5 187.5%
52 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 5.16 2.29 12 -57.1%
53 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.62 1.99 62 210.0%
54 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.29 1.98 8 569.2%
55 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 1.09 1.98 8 75.5%
56 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 2.34 1.87 7 -22.9%
57 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 4.97 1.76 78 -65.8%
58 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.03 1.74 7 6,633.0%
59 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.07 1.68 3 52.7%
60 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.66 1.66 18 -3.3%
61 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.21 1.55 9 23.6%
62 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1.54 4 496.5%
63 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 2.19 1.39 3 -38.4%
64 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.42 1.35 4 213.6%
65 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.62 1.35 5 111.8%
66 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.37 1.33 5 246.6%
67 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.67 1.33 5 91.7%
68 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.84 1.29 11 49.3%
69 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.91 1.23 7 31.0%
70 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.67 1.21 3 76.2%
71 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 1.43 1.21 5 -17.8%
72 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 3.51 1.16 9 -68.0%
73 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 2.93 1.09 16 -63.9%
74 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.40 1.08 4 162.0%
75 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.58 1.01 2 66.8%
76 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.10 1.00 1 -11.7%
77 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 1.70 0.97 11 -44.6%
78 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.28 0.96 9 228.5%
79 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.28 0.91 3 215.8%
80 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 1.52 0.87 20 -44.2%
81 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.50 0.87 2 67.7%
82 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.02 0.86 3 -18.7%
83 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.02 0.85 2 3,353.3%
84 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.76 0.85 5 -53.2%
85 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.71 0.80 7 9.0%
86 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.11 0.79 5 590.2%
87 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.25 0.75 3 190.2%
88 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 0.70 2 238.6%
89 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.40 0.69 8 -52.2%
90 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.87 0.69 2 -23.3%
91 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.54 0.69 5 23.7%
92 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.56 0.68 6 16.8%
93 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.14 0.68 3 363.2%
94 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 1.05 0.61 6 -43.6%
95 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.3%
96 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.39 0.58 2 44.5%
96 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 0.58 2 125.7%
97 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 1.29 0.58 5 -56.6%
98 Universidad Arturo Prat (UNAP), Chile 0.22 0.53 2 132.2%
99 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.13 0.53 55 309.5%
100 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.51 5 95.8%
101 University of Aysen, Chile 0.51 4 N/A
102 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.40 0.50 5 21.5%
103 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.26 0.50 1 85.5%
103 Institución Universitaria Salazar y Herrera (IUSH), Colombia 0.50 1 N/A
104 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.43 0.47 7 6.4%
105 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.13 0.46 4 245.6%
106 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.16 0.46 4 169.9%
107 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.02 0.44 5 2,432.3%
108 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.76 0.42 4 -47.1%
109 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.21 0.39 7 81.1%
110 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.36 3 1,055.2%
111 Catholic University of Cordoba (UCC), Argentina 0.35 2 N/A
112 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.34 2 N/A
113 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.17 0.33 1 93.5%
113 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
113 Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia 0.33 1 N/A
114 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.79 0.33 5 -60.3%
115 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.37 0.33 2 -14.3%
116 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.32 3 N/A
117 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.19 0.30 4 49.0%
118 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 1.62 0.29 2 -82.6%
119 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
120 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.28 10 1,079.9%
121 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.51 0.26 77 -50.3%
122 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.55 0.26 6 -54.9%
123 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 2 N/A
124 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.02 0.25 1 1,060.8%
124 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.05 0.25 1 383.7%
124 Southwest Bahia State University (UESB), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
124 University of Mendoza (UM), Argentina 0.25 1 N/A
124 University of the Americas (UDLA), Chile 0.25 1 N/A
124 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
125 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.47 0.24 2 -50.4%
126 Torcuato di Tella University (UTDT), Argentina 0.13 0.23 2 75.0%
127 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.54 0.23 4 -59.3%
128 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 1.82 0.23 2 -88.1%
129 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.22 1 N/A
130 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 1 N/A
131 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 1.50 0.21 4 -86.5%
132 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.64 0.20 1 -70.0%
132 Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University (UNJBG), Peru 0.20 1 N/A
132 University of Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS), Colombia 0.20 1 N/A
132 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.20 1 N/A
133 El Bosque University, Colombia 0.19 1 N/A
134 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.04 0.19 3 322.5%
135 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.51 0.19 5 -64.8%
136 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.38 0.17 1 -57.9%
136 Universidad Autónoma de Manizales (UAM), Colombia 0.17 1 N/A
137 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.17 3 286.5%
138 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.03 0.16 2 420.1%
139 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 2 N/A
140 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.05 0.14 1 204.0%
140 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
140 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
141 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.13 2 N/A
142 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.06 0.13 3 131.3%
143 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 0.13 1 -85.9%
143 Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Tayacaja (UNAT), Peru 0.13 1 N/A
143 Universidad Nacional de Barranca (UNAB), Peru 0.13 1 N/A
143 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
143 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
143 University of Magdalena, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
144 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
145 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.33 0.12 2 -66.1%
146 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
147 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 0.10 2 40.9%
148 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.10 2 N/A
149 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.03 0.10 1 204.0%
150 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.08 2 N/A
151 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
151 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
151 Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
152 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.03 0.08 1 138.1%
152 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.08 1 N/A
153 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 2 N/A
154 National University of the Northeast (UNNE), Argentina 0.86 0.08 2 -91.5%
155 University of Sucre, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
156 Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH), Chile 0.07 2 N/A
157 Popular University of Cesar, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
158 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.05 0.06 3 23.0%
159 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.10 0.06 2 -42.1%
160 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
161 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.05 0.06 2 3.1%
162 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.07 0.06 2 -21.0%
163 Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
164 University of Guyana, Guyana 0.03 0.05 3 108.7%
165 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.05 0.05 3 4.6%
166 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.04 0.05 1 37.5%
167 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.48 0.05 3 -89.5%
168 Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
169 Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
170 Anton de Kom University of Suriname, Suriname 0.04 1 N/A
171 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 0.04 1 -84.5%
172 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
173 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.14 0.04 2 -75.1%
174 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
175 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.08 0.03 2 -61.7%
176 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
177 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.35 0.03 1 -91.5%
178 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.32 0.03 1 -91.2%
179 Favaloro University, Argentina 0.46 0.03 1 -94.2%
180 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.34 0.03 2 -92.5%
181 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
182 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.02 4 N/A
183 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 1.04 0.02 1 -97.7%
184 Centro Universitário UNIFAMINAS, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
185 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.03 0.02 1 -33.5%
185 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
186 Positive University, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
187 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
188 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
189 University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela 0.08 0.02 2 -76.0%
190 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.00 0.02 2 615.9%
191 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
192 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
193 National University of Santiago del Estero (UNSE), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
194 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
194 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
194 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
195 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
196 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 0.01 14 -96.3%
197 Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
198 National Open University and Distance (UNAD), Colombia 0.01 2 N/A
199 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.15 0.01 1 -95.4%
199 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.18 0.01 1 -96.3%
200 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.06 0.01 1 -89.6%
200 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
201 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
201 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
201 Bahia State University (UNEB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
202 Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), Peru 0.01 1 N/A
203 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
204 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
205 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.29 0.00 1 -98.5%
205 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
206 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.36 0.00 1 -99.4%
206 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
207 University of Applied and Environmental Sciences (UDCA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
207 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
208 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.07 0.00 1 -97.7%
208 University of San Martín de Porres (USMP), Peru 0.12 0.00 1 -98.5%
208 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 1.79 0.00 1 -99.9%
209 Universidad Nacional de Caaguazú (UNCA), Paraguay 0.00 1 N/A
209 Nihon Gakko University, Paraguay 0.00 1 N/A
210 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.19 0.00 1 -99.5%
210 University of the Coast (CUC), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
211 Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), Venezuela 0.00 1 N/A
211 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
211 Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNBA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
211 Cafam University Foundation (UNICAFAM), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A

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