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 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 11.40 9.91 32 -19.0%
2 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 9.93 9.59 46 -10.0%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 11.48 6.31 22 -48.8%
4 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 4.03 4.89 19 13.1%
5 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 3.11 3.80 5 13.7%
6 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 2.37 3.26 13 28.2%
7 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 3.23 3.09 11 -10.9%
8 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.80 2.98 10 -27.0%
9 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.44 2.59 8 -1.0%
10 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 1.25 2.01 4 49.5%
11 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.28 1.98 7 563.9%
12 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.17 1.85 5 48.0%
13 University of Chile, Chile 0.54 1.83 8 214.3%
14 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 1.74 3 N/A
15 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.28 1.67 4 448.3%
16 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 2.02 1.66 7 -23.6%
17 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 1.14 1.61 3 31.4%
18 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 2.02 1.54 4 -28.9%
19 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 2.83 1.44 6 -52.7%
20 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.17 1.25 6 0.1%
21 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 1.50 1.24 8 -22.7%
22 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.23 3 N/A
23 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.04 1.13 2 2,626.3%
24 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.85 0.83 4 -58.1%
25 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 1.70 0.80 1 -56.2%
26 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.37 0.78 6 -69.2%
27 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.18 0.75 1 284.5%
28 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.16 0.67 4 281.1%
29 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 0.10 0.63 2 482.5%
30 Brazil Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade (MDIC), Brazil 0.62 2 N/A
31 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.51 0.61 3 10.6%
32 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 3.33 0.58 4 -83.9%
33 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 1.53 0.57 3 -65.3%
34 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.53 0.55 4 -66.6%
35 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.50 3 N/A
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 0.45 4 N/A
37 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.03 0.42 5 1,135.8%
38 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.75 0.42 3 -48.2%
39 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.40 1 N/A
40 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.50 0.37 3 -31.9%
41 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.36 1 N/A
42 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.35 2 N/A
43 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.02 0.35 2 1,366.1%
44 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.76 0.33 1 -58.9%
44 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.33 1 N/A
44 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.33 2 N/A
45 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.27 1 N/A
45 Ecopetrol S.A., Colombia 0.27 2 N/A
46 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.14 0.26 2 72.3%
47 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.21 2 N/A
47 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.21 1 N/A
48 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.20 1 N/A
49 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.18 0.19 1 -3.9%
50 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.32 0.18 2 -46.6%
51 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.16 0.17 2 -1.8%
52 Brazilian Federal Police, Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
52 Fundación Ciencia y Vida, Chile 0.17 1 N/A
53 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.16 2 N/A
54 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.39 0.15 2 -63.9%
55 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.03 0.15 1 316.3%
56 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
56 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.14 1 N/A
57 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 2.01 0.13 1 -94.2%
57 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
57 National Institute of Technology (INT), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
57 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
58 Plataforma Argentina de Biología Estructural y Metabolómica (PLABEM), Argentina 0.19 0.10 1 -49.0%
59 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 0.37 0.10 1 -74.9%
59 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.45 0.10 1 -79.3%
59 University of Valle, Colombia 0.10 1 N/A
59 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
59 Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Ecuador 0.10 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.02 0.09 1 272.8%
62 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.22 0.09 2 -61.9%
63 Universidad de Pamplona, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
64 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.17 0.07 2 -62.7%
64 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
65 Stockholm Environment Institute Latin America, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
65 Popular University of Cesar, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A
66 Federal Institute of Goiás (IFG), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
66 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
66 University of Aysen, Chile 0.06 1 N/A
67 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.14 0.05 1 -67.4%
67 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
68 Millenium Nuclei on Catalytic Processes towards Sustainable Chemistry (CSC), Chile 0.04 1 N/A
68 Corporación SCIO, Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
68 Fundación Instituto de Inmunología de Colombia (FIDIC), Colombia 0.04 1 N/A
69 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
70 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.11 0.04 1 -68.9%
71 Servicio Meteorológico Nacional (SMN), Argentina 0.04 1 N/A
72 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.32 0.03 1 -91.5%
73 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.10 0.03 1 -74.1%
74 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
75 Animal Protection Foundation Suriname, Suriname 0.03 1 N/A
76 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 0.32 0.02 1 -93.4%
76 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.02 1 N/A
77 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.13 0.02 1 -83.4%
77 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.02 1 N/A
78 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.01 1 N/A
78 Dr. José Rojas Clínica Veterinaria, Chile 0.01 1 N/A
78 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 1 N/A
78 Veterinary Clinic Lopez Quintana, Uruguay 0.01 1 N/A
78 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
78 University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela 0.01 1 N/A
78 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
79 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.01 1 N/A
80 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.01 1 N/A
81 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.33 0.01 2 -97.4%
82 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.01 1 N/A
82 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.