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 Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 2.58 4.69 28 76.1%
2 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 3.39 4.36 54 24.5%
3 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.10 4.27 87 0.7%
4 University of Valle, Colombia 0.80 2.38 5 187.5%
5 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.62 1.99 62 210.0%
6 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.67 1.21 3 76.2%
7 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 0.58 1.01 2 66.8%
8 Colombian Geological Service (SGC), Colombia 1.32 0.64 2 -52.8%
9 Pontifical Bolivarian University (UPB), Colombia 0.26 0.50 1 85.5%
9 Institución Universitaria Salazar y Herrera (IUSH), Colombia 0.50 1 N/A
10 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.43 0.47 7 6.4%
11 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.13 0.46 4 245.6%
12 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.76 0.42 4 -47.1%
13 PanAmerican Bioinformatics Institute (PABI), Colombia 0.39 1 N/A
14 Nueva Granada Military University (UMNG), Colombia 0.33 1 N/A
15 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
16 Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia 0.27 2 N/A
17 Sociedad Antioqueña de Astronomía (SAA), Colombia 0.25 1 N/A
18 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 1 N/A
19 University of Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS), Colombia 0.20 1 N/A
20 El Bosque University, Colombia 0.19 1 N/A
21 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.04 0.19 3 322.5%
22 Universidad Autónoma de Manizales (UAM), Colombia 0.17 1 N/A
23 Fundación Clínica Valle del Lili, Colombia 0.31 0.16 1 -50.4%
24 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 2 N/A
25 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.05 0.14 1 204.0%
25 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
25 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
26 University of Magdalena, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
27 Tropical Health Foundation, Colombia 0.12 1 N/A
28 Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC), Colombia 0.10 1 N/A
29 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.10 2 N/A
30 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.05 0.09 3 65.6%
31 Colombia Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia 0.09 1 N/A
32 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
33 Sistema de Alerta Temprana de Medellín y el Valle de Aburrá (SIATA), Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
33 University of Sucre, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
34 Stockholm Environment Institute Latin America, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
34 Popular University of Cesar, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
35 Universidad de San Buenaventura, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
36 Fundación Universitaria Los Libertadores, Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
37 Corporación SCIO, Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
37 Fundación Instituto de Inmunología de Colombia (FIDIC), Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
38 Foundation for Clinical and Applied Cancer Research (FICMAC), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
38 Fundación Santa Fe de Bogotá (FSFB), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
39 Fundación Malpelo y Otros Ecosistemas Marinos, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
40 Fundación Cardiovascular de Colombia (FCV), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
41 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
42 Patrimonio Natural, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
43 Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas (INVEMAR), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
44 Centro de Investigación Obonuco, Colombia 0.01 0.01 1 50.4%
45 Corporacion Colombiana de Investigacion Agropecuaria (AGROSAVIA), Colombia 0.01 2 N/A
46 Fundación Con Vida, Colombia 0.01 2 N/A
47 Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
48 National Open University and Distance (UNAD), Colombia 0.01 2 N/A
49 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
50 National Institute of Health (INS), Colombia 0.00 2 N/A
51 Joaquin Antonio Uribe Botanical Garden of Medellín, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
51 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
52 University of Applied and Environmental Sciences (UDCA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
53 Fundación Oftalmológica de Santander, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
54 Corporacion Col Tree, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
55 University of the Coast (CUC), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
56 Autonomous University of Bucaramanga (UNBA), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
56 Cafam University Foundation (UNICAFAM), Colombia 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.