2021 tables: Institutions - academic

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

2020 Institution Share 2019 Share 2020
1 University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil 51.25 56.51
2 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 16.10 23.24
3 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 14.98 18.03
4 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 13.17 17.06
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 12.32 16.77
6 University of Chile, Chile 16.42 15.34
7 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 9.28 12.78
8 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 11.24 12.28
9 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 4.06 10.89
10 University of Antofagasta, Chile 5.90 8.90
11 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 7.38 8.74
12 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 8.33 8.71
13 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 5.16 8.37
14 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 12.86 8.19
15 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 5.43 7.94
16 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 6.77 7.54
17 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 7.93 7.44
18 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 6.40 7.23
19 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 6.83 6.99
20 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 4.53 6.58
21 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 3.35 6.28
22 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 9.33 6.13
23 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 6.18 6.12
24 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 3.09 5.80
25 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 3.84 5.46
26 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 1.16 5.31
27 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 4.18 5.27
28 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 6.12 5.27
29 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 4.81 4.99
30 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 4.54 4.75
31 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 2.55 4.70
32 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 2.41 4.61
33 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 2.78 4.20
34 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 3.81 4.17
35 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 3.89 4.13
36 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.97 3.94
37 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 8.88 3.75
38 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 2.29 3.75
39 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 5.22 3.66
40 University of Valle, Colombia 2.38 3.29
41 Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción, Chile 1.08 3.24
42 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 4.88 3.21
43 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 5.37 3.05
44 Los Andes University, Colombia 4.27 3.01
45 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.87 2.93
46 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 4.36 2.93
47 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 4.69 2.76
48 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 2.69 2.72
49 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 1.66 2.64
50 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.96 2.41
51 Universidad Central de Venezuela (UCV), Venezuela 0.69 2.34
52 Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP), Peru 0.87 2.28
53 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 1.09 2.24
54 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 1.98 2.22
55 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.01 2.15
56 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.73 2.11
57 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 2.69 2.06
58 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 3.38 2.04
59 Federal University of Latin American Integration (UNILA), Brazil 0.87 2.00
60 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.69 1.96
61 Universidad Mayor, Chile 1.29 1.88
62 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 1.55 1.78
63 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 4.12 1.65
64 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.86 1.55
65 Technological Institute of Aeronautics (ITA), Brazil 4.35 1.53
66 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 2.80 1.52
67 National University of Quilmes (UNQ), Argentina 0.24 1.52
68 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.26 1.47
69 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.21 1.46
70 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 1.74 1.42
71 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 2.90 1.36
72 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.91 1.31
73 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 1.76 1.30
74 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 1.29
75 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.85 1.29
76 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 1.98 1.26
77 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.58 1.26
78 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.12 1.17
79 Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (PUCE), Ecuador 0.80 1.15
80 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 1.08
81 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 4.02 1.05
82 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 0.10 1.00
82 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.34 1.00
82 State University of Piauí (UESPI), Brazil 1.00
83 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.50 0.99
84 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 1.35 0.91
85 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.46 0.90
86 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 1.00 0.86
87 National University of Engineering (UNI), Peru 0.85
88 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 0.84
89 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.23 0.79
90 Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia (UPTC), Colombia 1.01 0.78
91 University of Los Lagos (ULAGOS), Chile 0.03 0.75
91 Universidad Arturo Prat (UNAP), Chile 0.53 0.75
92 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.29 0.75
93 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.33 0.74
94 National University of San Luis (UNSL), Argentina 1.33 0.72
95 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 0.69
96 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.85 0.62
97 University of Cartagena, Colombia 0.19 0.61
98 Federal Rural University of Pernambuco (UFRPE), Brazil 0.32 0.60
99 Antonio Nariño University (UAN), Colombia 1.99 0.59
100 University of Atacama (UDA), Chile 0.03 0.58
101 National University Arturo Jauretche (UNAJ), Argentina 0.54
102 Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina (UCA), Argentina 0.46 0.52
103 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.53 0.52
104 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.36 0.50
105 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.75 0.50
105 State University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UEMS), Brazil 0.50
105 Catholic University Silva Henriquez (UCSH), Chile 0.50
106 Universidad del Cauca, Colombia 0.49
107 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.26 0.48
108 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.46
109 Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH), Chile 0.07 0.46
110 Industrial University of Santander (UIS), Colombia 0.42 0.46
111 National University of Río Cuarto, Argentina 0.01 0.43
112 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 1.39 0.42
113 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.58 0.41
114 Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Brazil 0.41
115 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.39 0.40
116 City University of São Paulo (UNICID), Brazil 0.40
117 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.03 0.39
118 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 0.39
119 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.47 0.38
120 Peruvian University of Applied Sciences (UPC), Peru 0.01 0.38
121 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.05 0.36
122 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.58 0.36
123 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.17 0.35
124 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 0.34
125 University of São Caetano do Sul (USCS), Brazil 0.33
125 Universidad Autónoma del Perú (UA), Peru 0.33
126 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.01 0.31
127 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.03 0.31
128 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.79 0.31
129 Scientific University of the South (UCSUR), Peru 0.30
130 Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO), Brazil 0.30
131 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 0.30
132 University of Paraíba Valley (UNIVAP), Brazil 0.30
133 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.25 0.29
134 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.06 0.27
135 Universidad Continental, Peru 0.26
136 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.19 0.26
137 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.44 0.26
138 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 0.25
138 Universidade Federal do Cariri (UFCA), Brazil 0.25 0.25
138 Universidade Estadual da Região Tocantina do Maranhão (UEMASUL), Brazil 0.25
138 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.25
139 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.24
140 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 0.22
141 National University of South (UNS), Argentina 1.21 0.22
142 National University of Northwestern Buenos Aires (UNNOBA), Argentina 0.22
143 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.08 0.20
143 Universidad Mariana (Unimar), Colombia 0.14 0.20
144 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.05 0.20
145 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.33 0.19
146 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.06 0.18
147 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.68 0.18
148 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 0.18
149 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.06 0.18
150 Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil 0.18
151 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.61 0.17
152 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.33 0.17
153 Universidad Nacional de Asuncion (UNA), Paraguay 0.13 0.17
154 Universidad del Pacífico, Peru 0.17
154 Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (UNOESC), Brazil 0.17
154 University of Santander (UDES), Colombia 0.17
154 Instituto Federal do Pará (IFPA), Brazil 0.17
155 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.69 0.16
156 National University of Saint Augustine (UNSA), Peru 0.16
157 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.13 0.15
158 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.13 0.15
159 National University of Entre Ríos (UNER), Argentina 0.20 0.14
159 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 1.68 0.14
160 Universidad Tecnológica Equinoccial (UTE), Ecuador 0.14
161 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.25 0.14
162 University of San Simón (UMSS), Bolivia 0.06 0.14
163 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.28 0.13
164 Austral University, Argentina 0.13
165 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.20 0.13
166 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.12 0.13
166 National University of La Pampa (UNLPAM), Argentina 0.13
166 Corporación Universitaria Minuto de Dios (UMD), Colombia 0.13
166 Universidad Nacional Experimental Marítima del Caribe (UMC), Venezuela 0.13
167 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.59 0.12
168 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.68 0.12
169 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.12
170 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 0.12
171 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.23 0.11
172 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.04 0.10
173 Centro Universitrio Estadual da Zona Oeste (UEZO), Brazil 0.10
174 Amazon Regional University (IKIAM), Ecuador 0.00 0.10
175 National University of Trujillo (UNT), Peru 0.10
175 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.10
176 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 0.09
177 Instituto de Alta Tecnologia Medica (IATM), Colombia 0.09
178 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.02 0.09
179 Universidad de Ibagué (Unibagué), Colombia 0.14 0.08
179 Universidad Nacional de Hurlingham ( UNAHUR), Argentina 0.08
179 Interamerican Open University (UAI), Argentina 0.08
180 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 0.08
181 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 0.08
182 Universidad Técnica del Norte (UTN), Ecuador 0.08 0.08
183 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.08
184 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.13 0.07
185 University of Mendoza (UM), Argentina 0.25 0.07
185 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sertão Pernambucano (IF Sertão-PE), Brazil 0.07
185 University Finis Terrae (UFT), Chile 0.07
185 Federal Institute of Minas Gerais (IFMG), Brazil 0.07
186 University of Tolima (UT), Colombia 0.00 0.07
187 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.30 0.07
188 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 0.07
189 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.13 0.06
189 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 1.54 0.06
189 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.06
189 National University of Tres de Febrero (UNTREF), Argentina 0.06
190 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.06 0.06
191 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 0.06
192 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.01 0.06
193 National Agrarian University (UNALM), Peru 0.22 0.06
193 Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Brazil 0.06
193 Buenos Aires Institute of Technology (ITBA), Argentina 0.06
193 Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences, UNL, Argentina 0.06
194 Universidad Nacional de San Antonio de Areco (UNSAdA), Argentina 0.05
195 Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Brazil 0.05
196 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.51 0.05
197 Catholic University Los Angeles of Chimbote (Uladech), Peru 0.05
197 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.05
197 Faculdade Meridional (IMED), Brazil 0.05
197 Regional University of Northwestern Rio Grande do Sul (UNIJUÍ), Brazil 0.05
198 Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (CEFET-RJ), Brazil 0.05
199 University of San Martín de Porres (USMP), Peru 0.00 0.04
200 National University of the Patagonia San Juan Bosco (UNPSJB), Argentina 0.04
201 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.01 0.04
202 Franciscan University, Brazil 0.04
203 University of San Andrés, Argentina 0.04
204 Escola Estadual Maria Miranda Araújo, Brazil 0.03
204 Universidad del Azuay (UDA), Ecuador 0.03
205 University of Córdoba (Unicor), Colombia 0.03
206 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.01 0.03
207 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.03 0.03
207 Universidad Andina del Cusco (UAC), Peru 0.03
208 Universidad Nacional de Tierra del Fuego (UNTDF), Argentina 0.02
209 Universidad EAFIT, Colombia 0.02
209 University of Quindio (UQ), Colombia 0.02
210 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.02
211 National University of Misiones (UNAM), Argentina 0.08 0.02
212 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.02
213 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 0.02
214 Universidad Estatal Amazónica (UEA), Ecuador 0.04 0.01
214 Jorge Basadre Grohmann National University (UNJBG), Peru 0.20 0.01
214 Agteca - Agrotecnologica Amazonica, Bolivia 0.01
215 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.01
215 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.17 0.01
216 Universidad Autónoma de Manizales (UAM), Colombia 0.17 0.01
216 Universidad de Huánuco (UDH), Peru 0.01
217 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 0.01
217 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 0.01
217 University of Zulia (LUZ), Venezuela 0.02 0.01
218 Universidad de los Andes (UANDES), Chile 1.35 0.01
219 National Open University and Distance (UNAD), Colombia 0.01 0.01
220 University of Saint Francis Xavier (USFX), Bolivia 0.01
221 Universidad Nacional de la Amazonía Peruana (UNAP), Peru 0.02 0.01
222 Catholic University of Cordoba (UCC), Argentina 0.35 0.01
223 Acre Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFAC), Brazil 0.01
224 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.01
225 University of Medellin (UdeM), Colombia 0.21 0.01
226 University of La Sabana (Unisabana), Colombia 0.00
227 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 0.00
228 University of Sinú Elías Bechara Zainúm (UNISINU), Colombia 0.00
229 Universidad Santo Tomás (UST), Chile 0.00
230 Sergio Arboleda University, Colombia 0.00
231 University of Guyana, Guyana 0.05 0.00
232 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 0.00
233 University of Cuenca, Ecuador 0.00 0.00
234 Universidad Nacional de Caaguazú (UNCA), Paraguay 0.00 0.00
234 Nihon Gakko University, Paraguay 0.00 0.00
235 Universidad Centroccidental Lisandro Alvarado (UCLA), Venezuela 0.00 0.00
235 Cafam University Foundation (UNICAFAM), Colombia 0.00 0.00
236 University of the Coast (CUC), Colombia 0.00 0.00
236 Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Argentina 0.00
237 Escuela de Ingeniería de Antioquia (EIA), Colombia 0.01 0.00

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