2020 tables: Institutions - physical 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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 83.07 81.29 602 -3.6%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 47.19 41.74 196 -12.9%
3 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 29.80 34.25 262 13.2%
4 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 22.21 29.84 163 32.4%
5 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 20.80 22.79 198 7.9%
6 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 27.90 20.13 110 -28.9%
7 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 11.61 13.00 84 10.3%
8 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 23.05 12.50 53 -46.6%
9 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 8.16 9.51 96 14.8%
10 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 9.36 9.46 84 -0.4%
11 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 8.78 9.10 130 2.2%
12 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 9.30 8.46 73 -10.4%
13 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 6.10 8.45 39 36.6%
14 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 6.16 8.17 23 30.6%
15 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 5.39 7.97 93 45.7%
16 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 7.80 7.93 65 0.2%
17 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 4.64 5.94 12 26.1%
18 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 7.18 5.79 25 -20.6%
19 University of Seville (US), Spain 3.31 5.05 20 50.3%
20 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 3.23 4.52 23 37.7%
21 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 3.20 4.47 15 37.9%
22 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 2.80 3.20 14 12.7%
23 Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc (LSC), Spain 0.01 2.53 10 23,013.0%
24 Charles III University of Madrid (UC3M), Spain 3.78 2.46 14 -35.7%
25 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 1.34 2.38 8 74.6%
26 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 2.55 2.15 83 -17.1%
27 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 1.47 2.15 16 43.3%
28 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 2.50 1.62 5 -36.1%
29 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 1.58 1.54 94 -4.1%
30 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 2.27 1.51 10 -34.4%
31 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 2.22 1.46 17 -35.1%
32 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 1.52 1.46 11 -5.1%
33 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 1.44 1.42 6 -2.9%
34 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 0.54 1.38 14 154.4%
35 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 0.53 1.33 5 145.4%
36 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 1.25 2 N/A
37 Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA), Spain 1.00 1.04 2 2.6%
38 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.60 1.00 4 63.0%
39 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 2.48 0.87 6 -65.4%
40 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 0.55 0.83 3 49.7%
41 National Geographic Institute (IGN), Spain 1.94 0.76 10 -61.3%
42 CIC Energigune, Spain 0.53 0.72 2 34.1%
43 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.49 0.70 6 41.6%
44 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 4.55 0.67 4 -85.4%
45 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 2.55 0.67 1 -74.2%
46 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.16 0.66 2 303.6%
47 B. Braun Surgical S.A., Spain 0.57 1 N/A
48 National University of Distance Education (UNED), Spain 0.50 1 N/A
49 Multiverse Computing, Spain 0.44 1 N/A
49 Quantum World Association, Spain 0.44 1 N/A
50 Isaac Newton Group of Telescopes (ING), Spain 0.05 0.33 1 556.8%
51 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 1.28 0.33 6 -74.5%
52 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.64 0.33 2 -50.1%
53 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 0.86 0.32 3 -63.7%
54 Gran Telescopio de Canarias, S.A. (GRANTECAN), Spain 0.21 0.30 5 38.7%
55 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.17 0.30 7 66.6%
56 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.17 0.25 2 49.7%
57 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.25 1 N/A
57 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.25 1 N/A
58 Dropsens SL, Spain 0.22 1 N/A
59 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.02 0.21 1 775.9%
60 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.20 1 N/A
61 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 0.41 0.20 2 -53.0%
62 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.70 0.19 3 -72.6%
63 Monocrom S.L., Spain 0.19 1 N/A
64 Comillas Pontifical University (UPCO), Spain 0.85 0.18 2 -78.8%
65 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 0.03 0.17 5 550.3%
66 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 0.83 0.17 1 -80.2%
66 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 1.33 0.17 1 -87.7%
67 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.03 0.14 15 396.3%
68 BECSA SAU, Spain 0.13 1 N/A
69 APT Observatories Group, Spain 0.11 1 N/A
69 Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona (CMRB), Spain 0.11 1 N/A
70 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.44 0.10 1 -77.5%
70 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
71 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.08 0.10 2 20.8%
72 Administrator of Railway Infrastructures (ADIF), Spain 0.09 0.09 3 -3.2%
73 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.10 0.08 1 -21.3%
74 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.93 0.07 1 -92.2%
75 Marine Technology Centre (CTN), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
76 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
77 Nordic Optical Telescope (NOT) Scientific Association (NOTSA), Spain 0.11 0.07 2 -42.2%
78 Barcelona Supercomputing Center (BSC), Spain 0.03 0.06 1 97.0%
78 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.06 1 N/A
79 Abvance Biotech srl, Spain 0.05 1 N/A
79 IGSresearch Ltd., Spain 0.05 1 N/A
80 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 0.22 0.04 1 -81.5%
81 Government of Aragon, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
82 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.03 1 N/A
82 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
83 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.02 1 N/A
84 Spain Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities (MICINN), Spain 0.01 0.01 1 3.7%
85 Fractal S.L.N.E., Spain 0.01 0.01 1 -6.9%
86 Nanoligent SL, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
87 isardSAT SL, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
88 Optical Development, Spain 0.01 1 N/A
89 Centre de Recerca Matemàtica (CRM), Spain 0.12 0.00 1 -97.4%

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.