2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 8.11 12.55 39 50.0%
2 University of Chile, Chile 7.36 6.82 26 -10.1%
3 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.25 2.26 5 781.4%
4 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.85 2.23 7 155.2%
5 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.97 2.10 14 110.1%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.61 2.00 12 218.5%
7 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.30 1.80 15 34.0%
8 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.05 1.58 5 -25.3%
9 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.41 1.43 18 -2.0%
10 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.50 1.37 6 166.5%
11 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 4.00 1.34 6 -67.6%
12 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.51 1.14 3 116.6%
13 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.13 1.12 3 765.9%
14 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.11 1.09 6 -4.8%
15 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.03 2 N/A
16 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.97 0.93 7 -6.6%
17 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.80 1 N/A
18 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.01 0.73 9 -30.0%
19 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.60 0.72 5 -56.6%
20 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.71 1 N/A
20 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.71 1 N/A
21 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.8%
22 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.22 0.54 4 139.9%
23 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 1.00 0.52 7 -49.9%
24 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.58 0.50 1 -15.7%
24 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
25 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.50 3 N/A
26 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.13 0.40 3 213.3%
27 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.40 1 N/A
28 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.39 3 52.3%
29 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.19 0.36 2 82.6%
30 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.02 0.36 3 1,977.0%
31 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.95 0.35 6 -64.5%
32 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.12 0.35 4 184.1%
33 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.04 0.33 1 772.3%
33 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
34 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.81 0.33 3 -61.0%
35 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.20 0.31 3 52.4%
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.54 0.30 4 -46.0%
37 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
37 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
38 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.20 0.27 3 31.2%
39 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.59 0.26 4 -57.0%
40 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.01 0.26 3 2,598.8%
41 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.70 0.26 5 -85.4%
42 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 2 N/A
43 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.25 1 N/A
44 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.17 0.23 3 -81.2%
45 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.22 1 N/A
46 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 1 N/A
47 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.40 0.20 3 -51.8%
48 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
48 University of Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS), Colombia 0.20 1 N/A
49 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.38 0.18 2 -53.5%
50 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.22 0.18 3 -19.5%
51 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.06 0.18 2 171.8%
52 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.14 0.17 1 13.1%
53 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.08 0.16 4 89.0%
54 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.16 2 N/A
55 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.42 0.16 3 -63.2%
56 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.03 0.16 3 -85.1%
57 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.15 0.15 2 -87.4%
58 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
58 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 0.14 1 N/A
58 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
58 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
59 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.19 0.14 5 -28.8%
60 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.44 0.14 3 -69.5%
61 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.05 0.14 2 195.3%
62 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.13 2 N/A
63 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.17 0.13 1 -22.5%
63 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.18 0.13 3 -28.1%
64 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
64 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
64 University of Magdalena, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
65 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.29 0.12 6 -58.4%
66 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.08 0.11 1 29.2%
66 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
67 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
67 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.10 1 N/A
68 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
69 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
69 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.09 1 N/A
70 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.17 0.09 3 -92.6%
71 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
72 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.08 2 N/A
73 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.43 0.08 1 -81.2%
73 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
73 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
73 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
73 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
73 Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
74 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 2 134.9%
75 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.03 0.08 1 138.6%
75 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.08 1 N/A
76 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
76 University of Sucre, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
77 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.17 0.07 1 -61.2%
78 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.17 0.06 1 -63.7%
79 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.26 0.06 2 -77.1%
80 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.10 0.06 2 -42.0%
81 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.42 0.05 3 -87.3%
82 Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH), Chile 0.05 1 N/A
83 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
83 Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
84 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
85 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 1.20 0.04 1 -96.9%
85 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
86 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.14 0.04 2 -75.1%
87 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.25 0.04 4 -86.4%
88 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 0.03 1 -76.3%
88 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
89 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
89 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.03 1 N/A
90 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.05 0.03 1 -43.5%
91 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
92 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
93 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.02 4 N/A
94 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.25 0.02 1 -90.5%
95 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
96 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
97 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
98 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
99 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.03 0.01 1 -73.2%
100 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.13 0.01 1 -94.3%
100 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A

Footnote

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