2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 14.36 14.76 79 2.2%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.43 8.11 31 -4.3%
3 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.90 3.09 15 61.2%
4 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.61 2.62 19 -27.9%
5 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 3.81 2.37 18 -38.1%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.80 1.68 14 109.2%
7 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.53 1.39 7 -9.8%
8 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.66 1.36 4 105.4%
9 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.58 1.30 4 121.5%
10 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.48 1.23 7 155.7%
11 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.68 1.08 5 57.3%
12 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.33 0.80 12 144.8%
13 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.59 0.49 3 -69.2%
14 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.45 0.47 11 3.5%
15 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.20 0.34 8 67.1%
16 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.23 0.30 3 28.9%
17 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.71 0.28 3 -61.1%
18 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.28 2 1,105.2%
19 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.01 0.24 3 4,294.3%
20 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
21 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.18 2 N/A
22 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.01 0.18 4 3,241.7%
23 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.03 0.17 4 411.9%
24 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.17 3 297.3%
25 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.21 0.15 4 -87.5%
26 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.45 0.13 5 -70.6%
27 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 0.13 1 -85.5%
28 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 0.10 2 44.8%
29 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
30 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.39 0.09 4 -76.5%
31 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 2 N/A
32 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.01 0.07 3 453.7%
33 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
34 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.10 0.06 1 -44.8%
35 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.04 0.05 1 41.3%
36 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
37 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.21 0.05 1 -76.9%
38 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.42 0.05 3 -88.8%
39 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.05 3 N/A
40 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
41 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.01 0.04 2 727.7%
42 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.05 0.04 4 -11.7%
43 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.23 0.04 1 -96.6%
44 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 0.04 1 -84.1%
45 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
46 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
47 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
48 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
49 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
50 Centro Universitário UNIFAMINAS, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
51 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
52 Positive University, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
53 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
54 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
55 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
56 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
56 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
57 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.10 0.02 1 -82.9%
58 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
59 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
59 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
60 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
61 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
61 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
61 Bahia State University (UNEB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
62 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
63 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.18 0.00 1 -97.5%
63 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
64 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
65 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
66 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
67 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
68 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
68 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A

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 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.