2021 tables: Institutions - Earth & environmental sciences - 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 São Paulo (USP), Brazil 12.55 12.69 44 -2.2%
2 University of Chile, Chile 6.82 4.63 25 -34.4%
3 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.15 2.16 8 1,298.7%
4 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.00 2.13 9 2.7%
5 University of the Republic (UDELAR), Uruguay 0.23 2.03 4 769.8%
6 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 1.09 1.75 10 54.8%
7 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 1.80 1.66 8 -10.8%
8 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 1.43 1.50 15 1.4%
9 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.73 1.35 7 78.2%
10 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.93 1.34 5 38.6%
11 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.09 1.33 4 1,337.7%
12 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.09 1.31 3 1,294.5%
13 National Polytechnic School (EPN), Ecuador 1.34 1.25 6 -9.7%
14 National University of Córdoba (UNC), Argentina 0.04 1.22 7 2,976.1%
15 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.20 1.11 2 436.7%
16 National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina 0.33 1.04 6 208.1%
17 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.26 1.01 4 280.6%
18 Federal University of Tocantins, Brazil 0.01 1.00 1 14,597.3%
18 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.16 1.00 1 515.0%
18 Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), Brazil 1.00 1 N/A
19 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.58 0.94 3 -42.6%
20 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.30 0.91 9 194.4%
21 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 2.10 0.88 14 -59.3%
22 University of Valle, Colombia 0.78 4 N/A
23 University of the Andes (ULA), Venezuela 0.02 0.70 3 2,682.2%
24 Temuco Catholic University, Chile 0.10 0.67 1 544.6%
25 University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina 0.35 0.57 8 57.1%
26 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.08 0.54 2 521.6%
27 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.13 0.53 2 286.2%
28 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.52 0.51 10 -5.7%
29 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.50 0.50 1 -3.3%
30 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.48 4 N/A
31 National University of Colombia (UNAL), Colombia 2.23 0.46 6 -80.2%
32 Universidad del Cauca, Colombia 0.42 1 N/A
33 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 0.09 0.39 1 332.4%
34 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.26 0.38 5 44.4%
35 Universidad del Norte, Colombia 0.08 0.36 2 321.9%
36 National University of Cuyo (UNCUYO), Argentina 0.35 0.32 6 -10.2%
37 National University of San Antonio Abad in Cuzco (UNSAAC), Peru 0.14 0.32 5 119.2%
38 National University of Tucumán (UNT), Argentina 0.30 3 N/A
39 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.14 0.30 4 -74.8%
40 University of Caldas, Colombia 0.29 2 N/A
41 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.72 0.28 3 -61.9%
42 Universidad Continental, Peru 0.26 2 N/A
43 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 0.25 1 10,632.9%
43 Technological University of Pereira (UTP), Colombia 0.29 0.25 1 -15.4%
44 Federal University of Campina Grande (UFCG), Brazil 0.25 2 N/A
45 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.24 3 N/A
46 National University of Comahue (UNCo), Argentina 0.18 0.24 3 28.9%
47 National University of Río Negro (UNRN), Argentina 0.01 0.22 4 2,706.2%
48 National University of Salta (UNSa), Argentina 0.36 0.22 2 -41.3%
49 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.21 2 N/A
50 National University of Mar Del Plata (UNMdP), Argentina 0.18 0.21 4 13.4%
51 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 1.12 0.21 2 -82.0%
52 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.16 0.21 3 23.1%
53 Federico Santa María Technical University (UTFSM), Chile 0.05 0.21 5 263.3%
54 University of Engineering and Technology (UTEC), Peru 0.08 0.20 1 151.4%
54 Yachay Tech University, Ecuador 0.40 0.20 1 -52.1%
54 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
54 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
54 Scientific University of the South (UCSUR), Peru 0.20 1 N/A
55 National University of Central Buenos Aires (UNICEN), Argentina 0.19 2 N/A
56 Universidad del Rosario, Colombia 0.19 2 N/A
57 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.26 0.18 2 -33.8%
58 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.00 0.17 1 10,632.9%
58 National University of San Marcos (UNMSM), Peru 0.50 0.17 2 -67.5%
58 Universidade do Oeste de Santa Catarina (UNOESC), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
58 Central University of Chile (UCEN), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
58 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
59 National University of Saint Augustine (UNSA), Peru 0.16 2 N/A
60 Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), Ecuador 0.04 0.15 2 323.7%
61 University of the Pacific/Ecuador, Ecuador 0.13 0.15 2 16.0%
62 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 0.14 1 259.1%
63 Central University of Ecuador (UCE), Ecuador 0.03 0.13 2 262.9%
64 Universidad de las Américas (UDLA), Ecuador 0.03 0.13 1 250.5%
64 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.07 0.13 1 69.2%
64 Rio de Janeiro State University (UERJ), Brazil 0.18 0.13 1 -32.8%
64 University of Antioquia (UdeA), Colombia 2.26 0.13 1 -94.7%
64 National University of La Pampa (UNLPAM), Argentina 0.13 1 N/A
65 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.37 0.12 3 -91.6%
66 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
67 State University of Paraíba (UEPB), Brazil 0.80 0.12 1 -85.8%
68 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.08 0.12 2 39.3%
69 National University of Jujuy (UNJU), Argentina 0.25 0.11 2 -58.8%
70 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
71 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.06 0.10 1 51.3%
72 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 0.09 3 1,891.9%
73 National Technological University (UTN), Argentina 0.06 0.09 2 38.1%
74 Higher University of San Andrés (UMSA), Bolivia 0.14 0.08 1 -42.4%
74 University of Bío-Bío (UBB), Chile 0.14 0.08 1 -43.6%
74 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
75 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 0.12 0.08 4 -37.4%
76 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.03 0.08 2 117.0%
77 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Colombia 0.08 1 N/A
78 Simón Bolívar University (USB), Venezuela 0.16 0.07 2 -58.8%
79 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.03 0.07 2 147.6%
80 Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia 0.27 0.06 2 -77.5%
81 National University of Southern Patagonia (UNPA), Argentina 0.00 0.06 2 5,220.6%
82 Los Andes University, Colombia 0.31 0.06 2 -81.6%
83 Universidade Estadual do Maranhão (UEMA), Brazil 0.01 0.06 1 434.7%
84 Cayetano Heredia University (UPCH), Peru 0.06 1 N/A
84 Rosario National University (UNR), Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
84 Faculty of Engineering and Water Sciences, UNL, Argentina 0.06 1 N/A
85 Icesi University, Colombia 0.14 0.05 1 -66.2%
85 University of Atlántico (UA), Colombia 0.05 1 N/A
85 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
86 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.39 0.05 3 -88.3%
87 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 0.05 2 892.3%
88 National University of San Juan (UNSJ), Argentina 0.50 0.05 1 -91.2%
89 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.59 0.04 1 -93.2%
89 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
89 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
90 Universidad Técnica Particular de Loja (UTPL), Ecuador 0.01 0.04 1 487.9%
91 Gabriel René Moreno Autonomous University (UAGRM), Bolivia 0.13 0.04 2 -74.6%
92 Escola Estadual Maria Miranda Araújo, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
93 National University of General San Martín (UNSAM), Argentina 0.04 0.03 2 -20.7%
94 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.26 0.03 1 -87.6%
95 National University of Luján (UNLU), Argentina 0.01 0.03 2 310.4%
96 National University of the Litoral (UNL), Argentina 0.08 0.03 1 -67.8%
97 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.16 0.03 1 -83.9%
98 Universidad Autónoma del Beni "José Ballivián" (UABJB), Bolivia 0.02 2 N/A
99 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.33 0.02 2 -95.5%
100 Maimonides University, Argentina 0.11 0.01 1 -87.9%
100 Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A

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