2020 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 62.54 59.10 256 -11.9%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 55.58 51.97 134 -12.8%
3 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 24.88 31.50 80 18.0%
4 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 24.04 29.33 114 13.7%
5 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 21.12 28.33 67 25.0%
6 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 22.21 19.84 55 -16.7%
7 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 24.74 16.68 52 -37.2%
8 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 14.97 15.70 78 -2.2%
9 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 8.63 15.06 32 62.7%
10 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 8.47 11.37 54 25.1%
11 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 11.13 10.39 47 -13.0%
12 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 11.03 9.87 66 -16.6%
13 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 6.33 9.77 33 43.8%
14 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 6.02 9.18 50 42.1%
15 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 8.07 8.90 112 2.8%
16 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 7.45 8.71 39 9.0%
17 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 7.17 8.50 15 10.4%
18 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 8.54 7.41 57 -19.1%
19 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 10.31 7.07 18 -36.1%
20 University of Seville (US), Spain 5.27 5.55 36 -1.9%
21 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 6.26 5.32 12 -20.9%
22 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 5.57 5.24 36 -12.4%
23 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 5.53 5.00 15 -15.6%
24 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 4.82 4.83 35 -6.6%
25 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 3.46 4.78 14 28.6%
26 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 2.51 4.51 22 67.7%
27 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 4.71 3.74 12 -25.8%
28 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 3.33 3.17 9 -11.1%
29 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 6.95 3.17 6 -57.5%
30 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 3.34 3.12 13 -12.9%
31 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 0.99 3.06 14 187.5%
32 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 9.93 3.04 33 -71.5%
33 CIC Energigune, Spain 1.63 2.97 9 69.5%
34 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 2.56 2.93 12 6.6%
35 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 3.69 2.93 8 -26.1%
36 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 3.74 2.92 19 -27.2%
37 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 6.44 2.80 11 -59.5%
38 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 3.88 2.44 5 -41.5%
39 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.56 2.00 6 -27.0%
40 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 0.38 1.94 11 378.8%
41 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 1.49 1.72 7 7.5%
42 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 2.64 1.64 11 -41.9%
43 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 0.28 1.20 3 296.3%
44 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 2.74 1.15 10 -61.0%
45 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 0.82 1.14 3 29.6%
46 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 0.71 1.03 3 34.9%
47 Sociedad Europea de Análisis Diferencial de Movilidad SL (SEADM), Spain 2.56 1.00 1 -63.6%
48 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.99 3 N/A
49 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.29 0.86 4 175.9%
50 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 1.84 0.85 3 -56.9%
51 Cuantum Medical Cosmetics S.L., Spain 0.83 2 N/A
52 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.18 0.76 11 294.9%
53 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 1.10 0.73 5 -37.8%
54 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.80 0.72 2 -15.8%
55 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 0.31 0.71 4 110.2%
56 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.25 0.67 3 150.6%
57 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.17 0.62 5 245.6%
58 B. Braun Surgical S.A., Spain 0.57 1 N/A
59 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 0.97 0.55 1 -47.0%
60 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.50 0.53 4 -2.2%
61 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 1.50 0.52 4 -67.7%
62 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.15 0.48 4 192.8%
63 Tecnalia Corporación Tecnológica, Spain 0.43 1 N/A
64 IMG Pharma Biotech S.L., Spain 0.41 1 N/A
65 Fundación Rioja Salud, Spain 0.40 1 N/A
66 University of Lleida (UDL), Spain 0.38 2 N/A
67 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 1.97 0.34 3 -84.0%
68 Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
68 Biokeralty Research Institute AIE, Spain 0.33 1 N/A
68 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.33 1 N/A
69 Fernández-Vega Foundation, Spain 0.40 0.32 1 -25.1%
69 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.32 2 N/A
70 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 1.31 0.28 3 -80.1%
71 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.03 0.27 2 760.4%
72 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.08 0.26 4 200.4%
73 Biomedica Molecular Medicine SL, Spain 0.25 1 N/A
73 Vetgenomics S. L., Spain 0.25 1 N/A
74 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.04 0.25 1 498.7%
75 Acellera, Spain 0.24 2 N/A
76 Zeulab S.L., Spain 0.22 1 N/A
77 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.22 2 N/A
78 Samtack Adhesivos Industriales, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
79 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 1.12 0.19 3 -84.5%
80 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.04 0.17 3 268.1%
81 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.11 0.13 3 7.9%
82 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.10 0.13 1 13.2%
83 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.12 1 N/A
84 Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF), Spain 0.04 0.11 3 168.8%
85 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.10 0.11 1 0.6%
85 Software for Science Developments (S4SD), Spain 0.11 1 N/A
85 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.11 1 N/A
86 Hospital Universitario Santa Cristina, Spain 0.08 1 N/A
87 Hospital del Rey (Burgos), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
88 Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Group (MCS), IQAC CSIC, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
89 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.13 0.06 1 -58.6%
90 Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA), Spain 0.06 0.05 1 -31.5%
91 Abvance Biotech srl, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
91 IGSresearch Ltd., Spain 0.05 1 N/A
92 Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus, Spain 0.03 0.04 1 28.8%
93 Catalan Down Syndrome Foundation, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
94 Reina Sofia Foundation, Spain 0.25 0.03 1 -88.3%
95 Basque Health System (BHS), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
96 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.17 0.03 2 -83.5%
97 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 1.25 0.03 1 -97.9%
98 The Art of Discovery (TAD), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
99 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
100 Nanoligent SL, Spain 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.