2020 tables: Institutions - life 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 14.36 14.76 79 2.2%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.43 8.11 31 -4.3%
3 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 3.40 3.91 22 14.3%
4 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.90 3.09 15 61.2%
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 3.61 2.62 19 -27.9%
6 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 3.81 2.37 18 -38.1%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.80 1.68 14 109.2%
8 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.53 1.39 7 -9.8%
9 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.66 1.36 4 105.4%
10 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.58 1.30 4 121.5%
11 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.48 1.23 7 155.7%
12 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.68 1.08 5 57.3%
13 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 2.36 1.00 10 -57.9%
14 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.33 0.80 12 144.8%
15 National Cancer Institute (INCA), Brazil 0.06 0.78 3 1,144.9%
16 A.C. Camargo Cancer Center (CIPE), Brazil 0.30 0.63 4 108.0%
17 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.25 0.62 9 150.6%
18 National Institute of Science and Technology for Structural Biology and Bioimaging (INBEB), Brazil 0.52 3 N/A
19 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.39 0.49 5 25.8%
20 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.59 0.49 3 -69.2%
21 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.45 0.47 11 3.5%
22 José Silveira Foundation (FJS), Brazil 0.44 2 N/A
23 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.20 0.34 8 67.1%
24 Brazil Ministry of Health, Brazil 0.55 0.32 5 -41.8%
25 Brasil Ministry of Environment (MMA), Brazil 0.18 0.32 2 81.1%
26 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.23 0.30 3 28.9%
27 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.71 0.28 3 -61.1%
28 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.02 0.28 2 1,105.2%
29 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.87 0.25 6 -71.1%
30 Fundação Zoobotânica do Rio Grande do Sul (FZB/RS), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.01 0.24 3 4,294.3%
32 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.37 0.23 6 -38.4%
33 Vale, Brazil 0.06 0.22 3 293.0%
34 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
35 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.18 2 N/A
36 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.01 0.18 4 3,241.7%
37 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.51 0.17 2 -66.3%
38 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.03 0.17 4 411.9%
39 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.17 3 297.3%
40 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 1.21 0.15 4 -87.5%
41 National Institute for Translational Neuroscience, Brazil 0.15 2 N/A
42 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.45 0.13 5 -70.6%
43 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.86 0.13 1 -85.5%
43 The Horus Institute for Environmental Conservation and Development, Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
44 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.10 0.12 3 17.1%
45 Secretary of Health of the State of Bahia (SESAB), Brazil 0.11 3 N/A
46 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.07 0.10 2 44.8%
47 Alberto Santos Dumont Association for Research Support (AASDAP), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
47 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
48 Instituto Santos Dumont (ISD), Brazil 0.10 2 N/A
49 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.39 0.09 4 -76.5%
50 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 2 N/A
51 Barretos Cancer Hospital, Brazil 0.02 0.07 2 247.8%
52 Mendelics Genomic Analysis, Brazil 0.06 0.07 3 18.3%
53 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.01 0.07 3 453.7%
54 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 0.02 0.07 1 345.3%
54 Hemocentro de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
55 São Paulo Zoo, Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
56 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.06 2 N/A
57 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.10 0.06 1 -44.8%
57 Laboratório Central do Estado de Santa Catarina (LACEN/SC), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
57 Bicho do Mato Instituto de Pesquisa (BMIP), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
58 Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná (PUCPR), Brazil 0.04 0.05 1 41.3%
59 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
60 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.21 0.05 1 -76.9%
60 Hospital Santo Amaro, Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
61 Amazon Environmental Research Institute (IPAM), Brazil 0.05 2 N/A
62 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.42 0.05 3 -88.8%
63 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.05 3 N/A
64 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
65 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.01 0.04 2 727.7%
66 Ecomol Consultoria e Projetos Ltda. (Ecomol), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
67 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.05 0.04 4 -11.7%
68 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 1.23 0.04 1 -96.6%
69 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
70 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.24 0.04 1 -84.1%
71 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
72 State University of Montes Claros (UNIMONTES), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
73 Federal University of Jequitinhonha and Mucuri Valleys (UFVJM), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
74 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
75 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
76 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.05 0.02 1 -52.6%
77 Hospital do Câncer de Muriaé, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
77 Centro Universitário UNIFAMINAS, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
78 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
79 Positive University, Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
80 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
81 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
82 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
83 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
83 Universidade Salvador (UNIFACS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
84 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.10 0.02 1 -82.9%
85 Hospital Aliança, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
86 Federal University of Southern Bahia (UFSB), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
87 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
88 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
88 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
89 Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (AquaRio), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -85.8%
89 Instituto Museu Aquário Marinho do Rio de Janeiro (IMAM), Brazil 0.08 0.01 1 -85.8%
90 Instituto de Neurologia de Goiania, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
91 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
92 Serviço Nacional de Aprendizagem Industrial (SENAI), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
92 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
92 Bahia State University (UNEB), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
93 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia de Mato Grosso (IFMT), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
94 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.18 0.00 1 -97.5%
94 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
95 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
96 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
97 Faculdade Ciências Médicas de Minas Gerais (FCMMG), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
98 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
99 University Nove de Julho (UNINOVE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
99 Minas Gerais State Secretariat for Health, Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
99 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 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.