2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.12 0.96 5 694.7%
2 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.25 0.37 4 49.0%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.02 0.25 5 1,141.0%
4 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.25 1 N/A
5 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 0.34 0.25 8 -26.4%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.00 0.21 4 5,846.5%
7 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.07 0.17 1 150.8%
8 Universidad Tecnológica Indoamérica (UTI), Ecuador 0.16 2 N/A
9 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.03 0.14 3 365.9%
10 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.12 2 N/A
11 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.01 0.11 4 757.2%
12 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.10 3 N/A
13 University of Chile, Chile 0.27 0.10 8 -63.3%
14 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.10 1 N/A
15 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.68 0.09 7 -86.6%
16 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.11 0.09 2 -19.0%
17 Catholic University of Cordoba (UCC), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
17 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
18 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.04 0.08 2 83.3%
19 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.01 0.07 3 733.4%
20 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.05 1 N/A
21 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
22 Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
23 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.04 1 -3.7%
24 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
25 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.02 0.04 3 55.6%
26 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
27 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.06 0.03 3 -48.5%
28 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
29 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
30 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.05 0.03 3 -43.6%
31 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.00 0.03 1 962.6%
32 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.03 2 N/A
33 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
34 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.03 2 N/A
35 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.03 1 47.9%
35 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
36 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
38 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
39 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.02 2 N/A
40 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.02 1 N/A
41 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
42 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.01 1 N/A
42 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
42 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
42 University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
42 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
43 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
44 University of Guyana, Guyana 0.01 0.01 1 100.6%
45 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.01 2 N/A
46 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
47 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.01 1 N/A
48 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.10 0.01 1 -91.6%
49 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
50 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
50 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
50 Positive University, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
51 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
52 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.01 2 N/A
53 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.01 1 N/A
54 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
54 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
54 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.00 2 N/A
55 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
55 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
55 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
56 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.06 0.00 1 -92.4%
57 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
58 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.02 0.00 1 -84.8%
59 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -75.8%
59 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.04 0.00 1 -94.4%
59 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.00 1 N/A
59 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
59 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
59 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
60 University of Applied and Environmental Sciences (UDCA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
60 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
61 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -71.9%
61 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 0.05 0.00 1 -96.5%
61 University of San Martín de Porres (USMP), Peru 0.00 1 N/A
61 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
62 Universidad Nacional de Caaguazú (UNCA), Paraguay 0.00 1 N/A
62 Nihon Gakko University, Paraguay 0.00 1 N/A
62 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
63 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.02 0.00 1 -91.0%
63 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.00 1 N/A
63 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.00 1 N/A
63 National Open University and Distance (UNAD), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
64 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.00 1 N/A
65 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.00 1 N/A
65 University of the Coast (CUC), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
65 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
66 Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), Venezuela 0.00 1 N/A
66 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
66 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
66 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
66 Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNBA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
66 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
66 Icesi University, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
66 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
66 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.00 1 N/A
66 Cafam University Foundation (UNICAFAM), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
67 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.30 0.00 1 -99.8%

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.