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 University of Chile, Chile 7.36 6.82 26 -10.1%
3 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 2.91 3.30 9 10.2%
4 National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina 3.38 2.92 29 -16.3%
5 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 0.25 2.26 5 781.4%
6 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 0.85 2.23 7 155.2%
7 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 0.97 2.10 14 110.1%
8 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.61 2.00 12 218.5%
9 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.30 1.80 15 34.0%
10 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 2.05 1.58 5 -25.3%
11 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.41 1.43 18 -2.0%
12 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.14 1.39 11 842.0%
13 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.50 1.37 6 166.5%
14 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 4.00 1.34 6 -67.6%
15 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.51 1.14 3 116.6%
16 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.13 1.12 3 765.9%
17 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.11 1.09 6 -4.8%
18 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.03 2 N/A
19 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.97 0.93 7 -6.6%
20 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.80 1 N/A
21 National Geology and Mining Service (SERNAGEOMIN), Chile 0.69 0.75 6 5.2%
22 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.01 0.73 9 -30.0%
23 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.60 0.72 5 -56.6%
24 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 0.71 1 N/A
24 Universidad Santiago de Cali (USC), Colombia 0.71 1 N/A
25 Colombian Geological Service (SGC), Colombia 1.32 0.64 2 -52.7%
26 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.23 0.59 5 147.8%
27 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.22 0.54 4 139.9%
28 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 1.00 0.52 7 -49.9%
29 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.50 4 N/A
30 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.58 0.50 1 -15.7%
30 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.50 1 N/A
31 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.50 3 N/A
32 Millennium Nucleus the Seismic Cycle along Subduction Zones (CYCLO), Chile 0.15 0.49 2 221.7%
33 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 0.45 2 N/A
34 Companhia Ambiental do Estado de São Paulo (CETESB), Brazil 0.03 0.43 1 1,146.2%
35 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.13 0.40 3 213.3%
36 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.40 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.25 0.39 3 52.3%
38 Geological Survey of Brazil (CPRM), Brazil 0.38 2 N/A
39 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.06 0.36 5 463.0%
40 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.19 0.36 2 82.6%
41 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.02 0.36 3 1,977.0%
42 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.95 0.35 6 -64.5%
43 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.12 0.35 4 184.1%
44 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.04 0.33 1 772.3%
44 National Atomic Energy Commission (CNEA), Argentina 0.07 0.33 3 352.3%
44 Ministry of Energy and Mines of Peru (MEM), Peru 0.50 0.33 1 -35.4%
44 Geophysical Institute of Peru (IGP), Peru 0.79 0.33 1 -58.9%
44 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
45 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.81 0.33 3 -61.0%
46 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.20 0.31 3 52.4%
47 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.54 0.30 4 -46.0%
48 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
48 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 0.29 1 N/A
49 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.20 0.27 3 31.2%
50 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.15 0.27 2 81.6%
51 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.59 0.26 4 -57.0%
52 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.01 0.26 3 2,598.8%
53 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 1.70 0.26 5 -85.4%
54 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 2 N/A
55 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.25 1 N/A
56 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 1.17 0.23 3 -81.2%
57 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.22 1 N/A
58 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.31 0.22 5 -29.7%
59 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.40 0.20 3 -51.8%
61 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
61 University of Francisco de Paula Santander (UFPS), Colombia 0.20 1 N/A
62 Instituto Nacional de Prevencion Sismica (INPRES), Argentina 0.18 1 N/A
63 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.38 0.18 2 -53.5%
64 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.22 0.18 3 -19.5%
65 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.06 0.18 2 171.8%
66 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.14 0.17 1 13.1%
67 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.08 0.16 4 89.0%
68 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.16 2 N/A
69 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.42 0.16 3 -63.2%
70 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.03 0.16 3 -85.1%
71 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.15 0.15 2 -87.4%
72 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
72 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 0.14 1 N/A
72 University of Boyacá (UB), Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
72 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 1 N/A
73 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.19 0.14 5 -28.8%
74 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.44 0.14 3 -69.5%
75 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.05 0.14 2 195.3%
76 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.13 2 N/A
77 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.17 0.13 1 -22.5%
77 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.18 0.13 3 -28.1%
77 Fundación Venezolana de Investigaciones Sismológicas (FUNVISIS), Venezuela 0.13 1 N/A
78 Instituto del Mar del Perú (IMARPE), Peru 0.13 2 N/A
79 Instituto de Investigaciones de la Amazonía Peruana (IIAP), Peru 0.13 2 N/A
80 Instituto do Carste, Brazil 0.08 0.13 1 57.5%
80 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.13 1 N/A
80 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
80 University of Magdalena, Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
81 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.29 0.12 6 -58.4%
82 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.02 0.12 8 467.0%
83 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.08 0.11 1 29.2%
83 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
83 Centro de Ornitología y Biodiversidad (Corbidi), Peru 0.11 1 N/A
83 Glaciarium - Interpretive Centre, Argentina 0.11 1 N/A
84 Fuerza Aérea Colombiana (FAC), Colombia 0.10 1 N/A
84 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
84 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.10 1 N/A
85 Federal University of Amapá (UNIFAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
86 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt Colombia, Colombia 0.01 0.09 3 1,031.1%
87 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
87 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.09 1 N/A
87 San Calixto Observatory, Bolivia 0.09 1 N/A
87 Colombia Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Colombia 0.09 1 N/A
88 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.17 0.09 3 -92.6%
89 Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile 0.01 0.09 2 830.5%
90 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.09 1 N/A
91 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.08 2 N/A
92 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.43 0.08 1 -81.2%
92 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
92 Contestado University (UNC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
92 Fundación La Salle de Ciencias Naturales, Venezuela 0.08 1 N/A
92 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.08 1 N/A
92 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
92 Instituto de Filosofía y Ciencias de la Complejidad (IFICC), Chile 0.08 1 N/A
93 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.03 0.08 2 134.9%
94 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.03 0.08 1 138.6%
94 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.08 1 N/A
94 Meteorite Museum, Chile 0.08 1 N/A
95 Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), Brazil 0.68 0.07 1 -89.6%
96 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
96 Sistema de Alerta Temprana de Medellín y el Valle de Aburrá (SIATA), Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
96 University of Sucre, Colombia 0.07 1 N/A
96 Aurum Consultores (AURUM), Chile 0.07 1 N/A
97 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 115.1%
98 Geoinformática & Sistemas, Cia. Ltda. (GeoIS), Ecuador 0.07 1 N/A
99 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.17 0.07 1 -61.2%
100 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.17 0.06 1 -63.7%
100 Stockholm Environment Institute Latin America, Colombia 0.06 1 N/A

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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.