2021 tables: Institutions - chemistry

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 9.91 9.28 29 -6.5%
2 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 6.31 7.30 21 15.5%
3 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 2.59 5.36 18 106.4%
4 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 3.09 3.51 9 13.4%
5 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.58 2.75 15 375.9%
6 Federal University of Santa Maria (UFSM), Brazil 0.13 2.61 4 1,980.6%
7 Universidade Federal do Triângulo Mineiro (UFTM), Brazil 1.83 2 N/A
8 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.83 1.30 6 55.6%
9 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.33 1.21 3 263.5%
9 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 3.80 1.21 2 -68.1%
10 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 2.98 1.21 4 -59.6%
11 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 2.01 1.01 3 -49.6%
12 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.16 0.96 3 492.3%
13 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 1.98 0.81 4 -59.2%
14 Federal University of Goiás (UFG), Brazil 1.85 0.80 3 -56.7%
15 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.55 0.69 4 25.6%
16 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.10 0.67 1 584.3%
17 Federal University of Technology - Paraná (UTFPR), Brazil 0.27 0.62 3 132.8%
18 State University of Londrina (UEL), Brazil 0.60 1 N/A
19 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.26 0.50 4 89.2%
20 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.21 0.50 1 132.8%
21 Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES), Brazil 0.48 2 N/A
22 Federal University of Pernambuco (UFPE), Brazil 1.61 0.46 4 -71.2%
23 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.44 3 N/A
24 Mackenzie Presbyterian University (UPM), Brazil 1.13 0.43 2 -61.5%
25 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 1.44 0.43 6 -70.2%
26 Federal University of Paraíba (UFPB), Brazil 0.10 0.38 1 274.2%
27 Universidade de Santa Cruz do Sul (UNISC), Brazil 0.36 2 N/A
28 Universidade Estadual do Centro-Oeste (UNICENTRO), Brazil 0.30 1 N/A
29 Federal University of Piauí (UFPI), Brazil 0.25 1 N/A
30 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.01 0.23 2 2,324.9%
31 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
32 State University of Maringá (UEM), Brazil 0.75 0.14 1 -81.0%
32 Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil 0.14 1 N/A
33 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
33 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.13 1 N/A
34 University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos (Unisinos), Brazil 0.12 1 N/A
35 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 1.66 0.11 1 -93.3%
36 Goiano Federal Institute (IFGOIANO), Brazil 0.04 0.10 1 159.5%
36 Centro Universitrio Estadual da Zona Oeste (UEZO), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
36 Santa Catarina State University (UDESC), Brazil 0.10 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.17 0.09 2 -44.0%
38 Hospital Sírio-Libanês, Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
39 Instituto Butantan, Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
40 Obesity and Comorbidities Research Center (OCRC), Brazil 0.08 1 N/A
41 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Sertão Pernambucano (IF Sertão-PE), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
41 Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia do Norte de Minas Gerais (IFNMG), Brazil 0.07 1 N/A
42 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.09 0.07 1 -26.3%
42 Brazil Ministry of Defense (DEFESA), Brazil 1.74 0.07 1 -96.2%
43 Federal University of Alagoas (UFAL), Brazil 0.03 0.06 1 117.7%
44 University of Pernambuco (UPE), Brazil 0.06 1 N/A
45 Federal Institute of Santa Catarina (IFSC), Brazil 0.05 1 N/A
46 Franciscan University, Brazil 0.04 1 N/A
47 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.15 0.03 2 -80.0%
48 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
49 Federal University of Grande Dourados (UFGD), Brazil 0.03 0.03 1 -15.2%
50 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
51 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.01 2 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.