2021 tables: Institutions - life 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 14.76 21.45 113 33.5%
2 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 8.11 6.65 28 -24.6%
3 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 2.62 4.31 24 51.3%
4 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 2.37 4.18 28 61.9%
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 3.09 2.14 17 -36.3%
6 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 1.36 2.10 7 41.9%
7 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 1.68 1.91 12 4.6%
8 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.15 1.04 2 528.6%
9 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.47 1.00 12 97.7%
10 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 0.34 0.97 6 160.6%
11 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 1.08 0.86 8 -26.9%
12 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS), Brazil 1.23 0.79 7 -40.8%
13 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 1.39 0.76 8 -49.5%
14 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.04 0.75 6 1,548.1%
15 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.13 0.70 4 379.8%
16 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.30 0.56 4 71.7%
17 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.09 0.46 4 350.7%
18 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.24 0.40 3 54.9%
19 Federal University of São João del-Rei (UFSJ), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
19 University of São Caetano do Sul (USCS), Brazil 0.33 1 N/A
20 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.28 0.31 4 2.6%
21 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.29 2 N/A
22 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 0.49 0.27 5 -48.6%
23 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 0.25 4 3,695.0%
24 Fundação Universidade Regional de Blumenau (FURB), Brazil 0.00 0.25 1 10,097.2%
25 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.00 0.25 2 13,037.0%
26 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.03 0.24 6 687.5%
27 Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRRJ), Brazil 0.20 1 N/A
28 Catholic University of Pelotas (UCPEL), Brazil 0.04 0.18 1 351.0%
29 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.06 0.16 3 134.1%
30 Federal University of Mato Grosso (UFMT), Brazil 0.15 2 N/A
31 State University of Santa Cruz (UESC), Brazil 0.04 0.14 1 194.8%
32 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.07 0.13 3 59.5%
33 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.28 0.13 4 -57.4%
34 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.05 0.13 3 145.3%
35 Universidade Paulista (UNIP), Brazil 0.05 0.13 1 152.6%
36 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.00 0.12 2 2,659.6%
37 Catholic University of Brasília (UCB), Brazil 0.04 0.10 1 148.8%
38 Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre (UFCSPA), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
39 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 1.30 0.09 2 -93.4%
40 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 0.09 3 1,792.5%
41 Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais (UEMG), Brazil 0.09 2 N/A
42 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.02 0.08 2 313.4%
43 University of the State of Amazonas (UEA), Brazil 0.06 0.08 2 37.3%
44 Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais (PUC Minas), Brazil 0.08 0.08 2 -6.2%
45 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.05 0.08 1 41.3%
45 Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
46 University of Caxias do Sul (UCS), Brazil 0.07 2 N/A
47 State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS), Brazil 0.02 0.07 1 235.6%
48 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 0.07 3 1,235.0%
49 Federal University of Pampa (UNIPAMPA), Brazil 0.13 0.06 1 -54.1%
49 Universidade Cruzeiro do Sul, Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
49 Dom Bosco Catholic University (UCDB), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
50 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 0.05 0.06 2 7.0%
51 Universidade Federal de Alfenas, Brazil 0.20 0.06 1 -73.0%
52 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
52 Centro Universitário Barão de Mauá, Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
53 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.17 0.05 4 -72.2%
54 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.18 0.05 3 -76.3%
55 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.02 0.05 1 153.7%
55 Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
55 Faculdade Meridional (IMED), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
55 Regional University of Northwestern Rio Grande do Sul (UNIJUÍ), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
55 Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
56 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
57 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.04 0.04 3 -15.2%
58 Escola Estadual Maria Miranda Araújo, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
59 Ponta Grossa State University (UEPG), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
60 Federal University of Southern Border (UFFS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
61 Federal University of Bahia (UFBA), Brazil 0.80 0.02 3 -97.6%
62 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.05 0.02 2 -60.2%
63 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
64 Centro Universitário Estácio de Ribeirão Preto, Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
65 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.02 2 N/A
66 University of San Francisco (USF), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
66 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.17 0.01 1 -92.9%
67 University of Vila Velha (UVV), Brazil 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
67 Centro Universitário de Rio Preto (UNIRP), Brazil 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
68 Acre Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFAC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
69 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
70 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.18 0.00 2 -97.7%
71 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.02 0.00 1 -80.5%
71 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.10 0.00 1 -95.9%
72 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.02 0.00 2 -89.6%
73 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 19.5%
73 Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO), 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.