2021 tables: Institutions - academic

The 2021 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2019 Share 2020 Count 2020 Change in Adjusted Share 2019-2020*
1 University of Valle, Colombia 2.38 3.29 9 33.3%
2 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.27 3.01 60 -32.0%
3 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 4.36 2.93 77 -35.2%
4 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 4.69 2.76 62 -43.3%
5 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.46 0.90 5 87.4%
6 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 1.01 0.78 3 -24.8%
7 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 0.69 7 697.9%
8 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.19 0.61 4 207.9%
9 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 1.99 0.59 46 -71.6%
10 Universidad del Cauca, Colombia 0.49 3 N/A
11 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.42 0.46 6 5.6%
12 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.47 0.38 8 -23.0%
13 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 0.34 2 15.1%
14 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 0.31 3 2,320.0%
15 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 0.20 1 35.0%
16 University of Santander (UDES), Colombia 0.17 1 N/A
17 Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UMD), Colombia 0.13 1 N/A
18 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 0.12 3 -21.0%
19 Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (IATM), Colombia 0.09 2 N/A
20 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.14 0.08 1 -43.8%
21 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
22 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.00 0.07 1 2,904.4%
23 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.01 0.06 3 978.1%
24 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.03 1 N/A
25 Universidad EAFIT, Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
25 University of Quindio (UQ), Colombia 0.02 1 N/A
26 Universidad Autónoma de Manizales (UAM), Colombia 0.17 0.01 1 -93.1%
27 National Open University and Distance (UNAD), Colombia 0.01 0.01 2 16.1%
28 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 0.01 2 -97.6%
29 University of La Sabana (Unisabana), Colombia 0.00 2 N/A
30 University of Sinú Elías Bechara Zainúm (UNISINU), Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
31 Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia 0.00 1 N/A
32 Cafam University Foundation (UNICAFAM), Colombia 0.00 0.00 1 25.4%
33 University of the Coast (CUC), Colombia 0.00 0.00 1 16.0%
34 Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Colombia 0.01 0.00 1 -86.9%

Footnote

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. Users please note:

  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.