2020 tables: Institutions

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 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 17.30 17.76 178 -0.7%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 23.79 14.98 121 -39.1%
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 18.47 13.17 142 -31.0%
5 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 11.39 12.86 48 9.2%
6 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 17.21 12.32 122 -30.7%
7 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 14.40 11.24 117 -24.5%
8 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 10.12 8.88 17 -15.2%
9 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 12.73 7.38 34 -43.9%
10 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 7.36 6.83 24 -10.1%
11 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 4.27 6.12 17 38.5%
12 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 1.58 5.37 21 228.4%
13 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 6.95 5.22 12 -27.3%
14 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 7.33 5.16 17 -31.9%
15 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 2.10 4.88 66 124.5%
16 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 5.67 4.86 10 -17.1%
17 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 6.33 4.18 81 -36.1%
18 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 2.85 4.12 10 40.0%
19 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 4.40 4.06 24 -10.6%
20 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 5.11 4.06 17 -23.2%
21 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 2.47 3.84 8 50.8%
22 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.22 3.81 11 14.4%
23 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 4.71 3.35 16 -31.2%
24 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 3.75 3.09 9 -20.2%
25 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 1.97 2.91 23 43.1%
26 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 1.03 2.90 44 172.4%
27 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 3.63 2.80 7 -25.4%
28 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.52 2.73 10 4.8%
29 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 3.86 2.69 12 -32.5%
30 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 3.34 2.55 74 -26.0%
31 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 3.77 2.41 10 -38.2%
32 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 2.34 1.87 7 -22.9%
33 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.39 1.81 15 348.4%
34 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.07 1.68 3 52.7%
35 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.66 1.66 18 -3.3%
36 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.25 1.54 4 496.5%
37 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.62 1.35 5 111.8%
38 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.67 1.33 5 91.7%
39 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.91 1.23 7 31.0%
40 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 2.93 1.09 16 -63.9%
41 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.10 1.00 1 -11.7%
42 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.28 0.91 3 215.8%
43 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.50 0.87 2 67.7%
44 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 1.02 0.86 3 -18.7%
45 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.02 0.85 2 3,353.3%
46 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 1.76 0.85 5 -53.2%
47 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 0.78 3 1,111.3%
48 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.53 0.74 6 34.3%
49 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.78 0.72 17 -10.8%
50 Universidade do Estado do Rio Grande do Norte (UERN), Brazil 0.20 0.70 2 238.6%
51 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.40 0.69 8 -52.2%
52 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.30 0.63 4 102.4%
53 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.62 2 N/A
54 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 1.05 0.61 6 -43.6%
55 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.3%
56 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.39 0.58 2 44.5%
56 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.25 0.58 2 125.7%
57 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.13 0.53 55 309.5%
58 National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB), Brazil 0.52 3 N/A
59 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.51 5 95.8%
60 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.50 4 N/A
61 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 1.06 0.47 8 -57.0%
62 José Silveira Foundation (FJS), Brazil 0.44 2 N/A
63 Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil 0.03 0.43 1 1,143.7%
64 Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia (LIneA), Brazil 0.04 0.40 9 828.8%
65 Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil 0.38 2 N/A
66 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.03 0.36 3 1,055.2%
67 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.34 2 N/A
68 Ceará State University (UECE), Brazil 0.17 0.33 1 93.5%
68 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
69 Brazilian Science Data Center (BSDC), Brazil 0.01 0.33 9 6,031.7%
70 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.37 0.33 2 -14.3%
71 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.59 0.32 5 -47.1%
72 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.18 0.32 2 76.2%
73 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.32 3 N/A
74 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 1.62 0.29 2 -82.6%
75 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.28 10 1,079.9%
76 Instituto Federal de Educação Ciência e Tecnologia do Maranhão (IFMA), Brazil 0.25 0.25 1 -3.3%
76 Southwest Bahia State University (UESB), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
76 Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul (FZB/RS), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
76 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
77 Vale, Brazil 0.06 0.22 3 282.4%
78 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 1.50 0.21 4 -86.5%
79 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.64 0.20 1 -70.0%
80 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.51 0.19 5 -64.8%
81 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.51 0.17 2 -67.2%
82 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.38 0.17 1 -57.9%
82 Brazilian Federal Police, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
83 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.17 3 286.5%
84 National Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Brazil 0.15 2 N/A
85 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.08 0.13 1 57.2%
85 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 0.13 1 -85.9%
85 The Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development, Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
85 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
85 National Institute of Technology (INT), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
85 Southern Observatory for Near Earth Asteroids Research (SONEAR Observatory), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
86 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.10 0.12 3 14.0%
87 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
88 Secretary of Health of the State of Bahia (SESAB), Brazil 0.11 3 N/A
89 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 0.10 2 40.9%
90 Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support (AASDAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
91 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.03 0.10 1 204.0%
91 Instituto Santos Dumont (ISD), Brazil 0.10 2 N/A
92 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
93 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 2 N/A
94 Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil 0.22 0.07 2 -67.5%
95 Mendelics Genomic Analysis, Brazil 0.06 0.07 3 15.1%
96 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.68 0.07 1 -89.6%
97 Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
98 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 114.7%
99 São Paulo Zoo, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
100 Itaipu Technological Park (ITP), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
101 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
102 Laboratório Central do Estado de Santa Catarina (LACEN/SC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
102 Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
102 Bicho do Mato Instituto de Pesquisa (BMIP), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
103 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.04 0.05 1 37.5%
104 Hospital Santo Amaro, Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
105 Ecomol Consultoria e Projetos Ltda. (Ecomol), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
106 Caixa Econômica Federal (CAIXA), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
106 Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
106 DogsHeaven Observatory (X87), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
107 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
108 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 0.04 1 -84.5%
109 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
110 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
111 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
112 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.32 0.03 1 -91.2%
113 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.05 0.02 1 -53.9%
114 Hospital do Câncer de Muriaé, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
114 Centro Universitário UNIFAMINAS, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
115 State University of West Paraná (UNIOESTE), Brazil 0.03 0.02 1 -33.5%
115 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
116 Positive University, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
117 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
118 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
119 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.00 0.02 2 615.9%
120 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
121 Hospital Aliança, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
122 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
123 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
123 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
124 Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (AquaRio), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -86.2%
124 Instituto Museu Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (IMAM), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -86.2%
125 Instituto de Neurologia de Goiania, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
126 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
127 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.22 0.01 14 -96.3%
128 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
129 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
129 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
129 Bahia State University (UNEB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
130 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
131 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.29 0.00 1 -98.5%
131 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
132 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.36 0.00 1 -99.4%
133 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
134 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.07 0.00 1 -97.7%
135 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
135 Minas Gerais State Secretariat for Health, Brazil 0.00 1 N/A

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.