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 Lisbon (ULISBOA), Portugal 46.06 41.02 226 -13.9%
2 University of Aveiro (UA), Portugal 13.02 20.22 74 50.2%
3 University of Porto (UP), Portugal 19.18 13.05 92 -34.2%
4 Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal 11.26 10.89 29 -6.4%
5 University of Coimbra (UC), Portugal 13.64 10.06 102 -28.6%
6 New University of Lisbon (UNL), Portugal 13.09 8.18 52 -39.6%
7 University of Minho (UM), Portugal 7.42 7.05 87 -8.0%
8 Gulbenkian Science Institute (IGC), Portugal 8.50 6.88 14 -21.7%
9 Institute of Molecular Medicine (IMM), Portugal 8.33 4.16 18 -51.6%
10 International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL), Portugal 5.32 3.89 19 -29.2%
11 Laboratory of Instrumentation and Experimental Particle Physics (LIP), Portugal 3.62 1.90 133 -49.2%
12 University of Algarve (UAlg), Portugal 1.94 1.12 16 -44.0%
13 Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera (IPMA), Portugal 0.71 0.99 5 34.7%
14 Portuguese Oncology Institute (IPO), Portugal 2.50 0.97 24 -62.5%
15 University of Beira Interior (UBI), Portugal 1.13 0.96 8 -18.0%
16 Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon (IPL), Portugal 0.68 0.95 8 35.1%
17 Hospital of St. John (CHSJ), Portugal 0.82 0.94 22 11.2%
18 Centro Hospitalar do Porto (CH Porto), Portugal 0.97 0.86 22 -14.6%
19 Hydrographic Institute (IH), Portugal 0.50 0.73 2 41.9%
20 University of the Azores (UAç), Portugal 0.46 0.65 22 38.0%
21 ISCTE Lisbon University Institute (ISCTE-IUL), Portugal 0.24 0.64 12 156.6%
22 Catholic University of Portugal (UCP), Portugal 0.28 0.59 5 101.1%
23 University of Évora (UE), Portugal 0.87 0.58 14 -34.8%
24 RVP Didática, Portugal 0.50 1 N/A
24 Portuguese Institute of Sports and Youth (IPDJ), Portugal 0.50 1 N/A
24 Institute for the Development of New Technologies (UNINOVA), Portugal 1.08 0.50 1 -55.4%
25 Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (IPLeiria), Portugal 0.03 0.46 8 1,303.1%
26 Portugal Telecom Inovação, S.A. (PTIn), Portugal 0.03 0.46 7 1,293.1%
27 INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (INESC MN), Portugal 0.55 0.44 3 -22.0%
28 National Laboratory for Civil Engineering (LNEC), Portugal 0.27 1 N/A
29 National Health Institute Doutor Ricardo Jorge (INSA), Portugal 0.05 0.25 2 400.4%
30 University of Madeira (UMA), Portugal 0.42 0.22 3 -49.5%
31 Polytechnic Institute of Bragança (IPB), Portugal 0.15 0.18 1 14.6%
32 Instituto de Oftalmologia Dr Gama Pinto, Portugal 0.18 1 N/A
33 Tropical Research Institute (IICT), Portugal 0.29 0.17 13 -43.8%
34 Cooperativa de Ensino Superior Politécnico e Universitário (CESPU), CRL, Portugal 0.15 3 N/A
35 Instituto da Conservação da Natureza e das Florestas (ICNF), Portugal 0.06 0.14 1 148.7%
35 Estudos, Desenvolvimento e Actividades Laboratoriais, S.A. (EDP Labelec), Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
35 AQUALOGUS, Engenharia e Ambiente, Lda., Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
35 Conselho Nacional da Água (CNA), Portugal 0.14 1 N/A
36 Polytechnic Institute of Porto (IPP), Portugal 0.17 0.11 21 -33.9%
37 Artur Salgado - Ortopedia, Lda., Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
37 Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia/Espinho (CHVNG/E), Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
37 Centro de Reabilitação Profissional de Gaia (CRPG), Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
37 Comissão de Coordenação da Região Norte (CCDR-N), Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
37 Instituto Português do Sangue e da Transplantação (IPST), Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
37 Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (SUCH), Portugal 0.10 0.11 20 13.6%
38 Hovione FarmaCiencia SA, Portugal 0.11 1 N/A
39 Hospital Particular do Algarve-Gambelas, Portugal 0.08 1 N/A
39 Hospital Prof. Doutor Fernando Fonseca EPE (HFF), Portugal 0.08 1 N/A
40 Institute of Experimental and Technological Biology (iBET), Portugal 0.17 0.07 1 -59.1%
41 Ophiomics - Precision Medicine, Portugal 0.27 0.06 1 -80.3%
42 National Institute for Agricultural and Veterinary Research (INIAV), Portugal 0.05 1 N/A
43 Santo Antonio General Hospital (HGSA), Portugal 0.03 0.05 1 42.7%
44 Eurotrials, Scientific Consultants, SA, Portugal 0.05 3 N/A
44 Hospital CUF Porto, Portugal 0.05 3 N/A
44 Hospital de Braga, Portugal 0.05 3 N/A
45 Ilidio Pinho Foundation, Portugal 0.04 1 N/A
46 Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave (IPCA), Portugal 0.04 1 N/A
47 Watgrid Lda., Portugal 0.03 1 N/A
48 Vasco da Gama University School (EUVG), Portugal 0.03 1 N/A
49 Crioestaminal − Stemlab, S.A., Portugal 0.03 1 N/A
50 Smallmatek, Lda., Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
51 Lisbon School of Health Technology (ESTeSL), Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
52 Hospital Curry Cabral (HCC), Portugal 0.02 1 N/A
53 ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Portugal 0.01 0.01 1 139.8%
54 OneVet Group, Portugal 0.01 1 N/A
55 Centro Hospitalar Lisboa Norte (CHLN), Portugal 0.08 0.01 3 -86.8%
56 ERA Arqueologia, S.A., Portugal 0.01 1 N/A
57 Coimbra Polytechnic Institute (IPC), Portugal 0.00 1 N/A
58 Polytechnic Institute of Viseu (IPV), Portugal 0.00 1 N/A
58 University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro (UTAD), Portugal 0.00 1 N/A
59 Egas Moniz Higher Institute of Health Sciences (ISCSEM), Portugal 0.04 0.00 1 -97.8%
60 Lusophone University of Humanities and Technologies (ULHT), Portugal 0.00 1 N/A
60 Portugal Ministry of Health, Portugal 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.