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 Chile, Chile 16.91 16.42 112 -6.1%
2 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 6.69 9.33 54 34.9%
3 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 14.73 9.28 144 -39.1%
4 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 5.92 8.33 63 36.2%
5 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 9.56 7.93 28 -19.8%
6 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 3.37 6.18 17 77.2%
7 University of Antofagasta, Chile 2.39 5.90 23 139.0%
8 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 4.44 5.43 95 18.2%
9 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 4.23 5.36 16 22.7%
10 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.27 4.54 23 2.8%
11 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 3.23 4.53 27 35.6%
12 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 6.10 3.89 43 -38.2%
13 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 1.11 2.18 35 89.6%
14 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.29 1.98 8 569.2%
15 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.03 1.74 7 6,633.0%
16 Fundación Ciencia y Vida, Chile 0.07 1.55 4 2,078.6%
17 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.21 1.55 9 23.6%
18 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 2.19 1.39 3 -38.4%
19 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.42 1.35 4 213.6%
20 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.84 1.29 11 49.3%
21 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 3.51 1.16 9 -68.0%
22 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 0.40 1.08 4 162.0%
23 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 1.70 0.97 11 -44.6%
24 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 0.69 0.75 6 5.0%
25 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.25 0.75 3 190.2%
26 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.14 0.68 3 363.2%
27 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 1.29 0.58 5 -56.6%
28 Universidad Arturo Prat (UNAP), Chile 0.22 0.53 2 132.2%
29 University of Aysen, Chile 0.51 4 N/A
30 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.40 0.50 5 21.5%
31 Fundación Ciencia y Tecnología para el Desarrollo (FUCITED), Chile 0.50 1 N/A
32 Millennium Nucleus the Seismic Cycle along Subduction Zones (CYCLO), Chile 0.15 0.49 2 221.0%
33 Cells for Cells S.A. (C4C), Chile 0.26 1 N/A
34 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 2 N/A
35 University of the Americas (UDLA), Chile 0.25 1 N/A
36 Millennium Nucleus of Ion Channels-Associated Diseases (MiNICAD), Chile 0.50 0.24 3 -52.7%
37 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.54 0.23 4 -59.3%
38 Biosonda S.A., Chile 0.21 1 N/A
39 Núcleo Milenio de Salmónidos Invasores (INVASAL), Chile 0.18 2 N/A
40 Centro de Recursos Educativos Avanzados (CREA), Chile 0.13 0.17 1 29.0%
40 Ciudad del Mar Clinic, Chile 0.17 1 N/A
40 Bupa Reñaca Clinic, Chile 0.17 1 N/A
40 Clinic Hospital of Viña del Mar (HCVM), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
41 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.33 0.12 2 -66.1%
42 Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile 0.05 0.09 2 72.5%
43 Millennium Nucleus for the Study of the Life Course and Vulnerability (MLIV), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
43 San Pedro de Atacama Celestial Explorations (SPACE), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
43 Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
44 Meteorite Museum, Chile 0.08 1 N/A
45 Aurum Consultores (AURUM), Chile 0.07 1 N/A
46 Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH), Chile 0.07 2 N/A
47 Institute of Complex Systems of Valparaiso (ISCV), Chile 0.06 1 N/A
47 Chile Ministry of Public Works (MOP), Chile 0.06 1 N/A
48 Isaac Newton Institute of Chile in Estern Europe and Eurasia (INI), Chile 0.10 0.05 1 -53.9%
48 Round River Conservation Studies, Chile 0.05 1 N/A
49 Millenium Nuclei on Catalytic Processes towards Sustainable Chemistry (CSC), Chile 0.04 1 N/A
50 Clínica Alemana de Santiago S.A., Chile 0.03 0.03 2 24.6%
50 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.08 0.03 2 -61.7%
51 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.35 0.03 1 -91.5%
52 Clínica Dávila, Chile 0.03 1 N/A
53 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.34 0.03 2 -92.5%
54 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 1 N/A
55 Millennium Initiative for Collaborative Research on Bacterial Resistance (MICROB-R), Chile 0.02 1 N/A
55 Clínica Las Condes, Chile 0.02 1 N/A
56 Obstech SpA, Chile 0.01 1 N/A
57 Instituto de Fomento Pesquero (IFOP), Chile 0.04 0.01 1 -63.7%
58 Dr. José Rojas Clínica Veterinaria, Chile 0.01 1 N/A
59 Patagonian Ecosystems Investigation Research Center (CIEP), Chile 0.08 0.01 1 -92.4%
60 Veterinary Clinic El Roble, Chile 0.01 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.