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 Barcelona (UB), Spain 15.41 18.34 161 18.3%
2 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 11.05 11.84 81 6.6%
3 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 14.65 11.38 105 -22.8%
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 8.77 6.80 87 -22.9%
5 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 4.54 6.13 26 34.2%
6 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 2.04 5.23 21 154.3%
7 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 2.10 5.04 18 138.5%
8 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 3.88 4.03 25 3.3%
9 University of Seville (US), Spain 5.04 3.55 21 -29.9%
10 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 2.52 3.32 28 31.2%
11 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 4.27 3.21 22 -25.2%
12 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.87 3.18 15 262.1%
13 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 3.32 3.10 44 -7.1%
14 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 2.01 3.10 24 53.1%
15 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 2.76 3.01 25 8.6%
16 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 1.60 2.63 24 63.5%
17 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 0.76 2.49 13 225.4%
18 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 5.91 2.48 23 -58.3%
19 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 1.35 1.97 13 45.1%
20 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 3.62 1.80 14 -50.7%
21 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 2.15 1.62 13 -24.9%
22 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 2.01 1.62 13 -19.8%
23 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.48 1.34 11 -9.7%
24 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.16 1.33 8 736.3%
25 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.72 1.20 16 67.2%
26 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 1.57 1.17 15 -25.8%
27 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 1.81 1.12 10 -38.4%
28 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.94 1.03 15 9.3%
29 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.29 1.03 6 250.6%
30 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.75 0.78 9 3.7%
31 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.08 0.75 8 870.9%
32 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 0.48 0.73 10 52.3%
33 Universitat Internacional de Catalunya (UIC), Spain 0.85 0.73 4 -14.5%
34 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 0.07 0.65 6 818.8%
35 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 1.81 0.64 9 -64.6%
36 Nebrija University, Spain 0.60 4 N/A
37 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.25 0.56 7 128.1%
38 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 3.23 0.54 15 -83.3%
39 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.07 0.50 1 622.9%
40 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.25 0.48 5 88.6%
41 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.16 0.45 7 187.9%
42 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.66 0.39 14 -41.9%
43 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.17 0.35 5 100.2%
44 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 0.74 0.35 3 -53.5%
45 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 0.64 0.33 6 -48.5%
46 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 0.72 0.31 6 -56.5%
47 European University of Madrid (UEM), Spain 0.03 0.28 4 1,023.2%
48 University of León (ULE), Spain 0.34 0.23 4 -32.1%
49 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.23 0.23 2 -4.1%
50 Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (UCV), Spain 0.05 0.15 1 198.3%
51 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.13 2 N/A
52 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.18 0.11 2 -36.1%
53 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.38 0.08 5 -78.3%
54 Loyola University Andalusia, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
55 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.09 0.06 1 -38.8%
56 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.05 1 N/A
57 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.25 0.04 2 -82.7%
58 Open University of Catalonia (UOC), Spain 0.04 2 N/A
59 Nostra Senyora de Montserrat, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
60 Fernando Pessoa Canarias University (UFPC), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
61 Saint Louis University (SLU Madrid), Spain 0.04 0.02 1 -57.8%
62 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 0.17 0.01 1 -94.2%
63 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.28 0.01 2 -96.7%
64 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.06 0.00 1 -92.6%
65 Hospitales de Granada, Spain 0.00 0.00 1 -17.5%

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.