2020 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences

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 8.11 12.55 39 50.0%
2 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 2.91 3.30 9 10.2%
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.61 2.00 12 218.5%
4 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.05 1.58 5 -25.3%
5 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.14 1.39 11 842.0%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.50 1.37 6 166.5%
7 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.51 1.14 3 116.6%
8 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.13 1.12 3 765.9%
9 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.11 1.09 6 -4.8%
10 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.03 2 N/A
11 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.97 0.93 7 -6.6%
12 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.80 1 N/A
13 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.01 0.73 9 -30.0%
14 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.60 0.72 5 -56.6%
15 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.8%
16 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.50 4 N/A
17 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
18 Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil 0.03 0.43 1 1,146.2%
19 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.40 1 N/A
20 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.39 3 52.3%
21 Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil 0.38 2 N/A
22 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.06 0.36 5 463.0%
23 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.04 0.33 1 772.3%
23 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
24 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.15 0.27 2 81.6%
25 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.59 0.26 4 -57.0%
26 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.70 0.26 5 -85.4%
27 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.40 0.20 3 -51.8%
28 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
29 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.38 0.18 2 -53.5%
30 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.03 0.16 3 -85.1%
31 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.15 0.15 2 -87.4%
32 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.08 0.13 1 57.5%
32 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
33 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.02 0.12 8 467.0%
34 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
35 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
36 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.17 0.09 3 -92.6%
38 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
39 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.43 0.08 1 -81.2%
39 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
40 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 2 134.9%
41 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.68 0.07 1 -89.6%
42 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
43 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 115.1%
44 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.17 0.07 1 -61.2%
45 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.17 0.06 1 -63.7%
46 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
47 Ecomol Consultoria e Projetos Ltda. (Ecomol), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
48 Caixa Econômica Federal (CAIXA), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
48 Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
49 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
50 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.14 0.03 1 -76.3%
50 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
51 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.05 0.03 1 -43.5%
52 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
53 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
54 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 0.25 0.02 1 -93.5%
55 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
56 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
57 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
58 Positive University, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
59 Regional Integrated University of Upper Uruguai and Missions (URI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
59 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
60 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.29 0.00 1 -98.5%
60 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
62 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.32 0.00 1 -99.3%

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.