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 Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Spain 59.10 65.26 301 10.2%
2 Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology (BIST), Spain 51.97 45.71 119 -12.2%
3 University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), Spain 29.33 33.33 163 13.4%
4 Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), Spain 28.33 25.72 73 -9.4%
5 University of Valencia (UV), Spain 31.50 24.63 79 -22.0%
6 University of Barcelona (UB), Spain 16.68 20.14 71 20.5%
7 University of Santiago de Compostela (USC), Spain 19.84 17.72 58 -10.9%
8 Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), Spain 15.70 15.14 93 -3.8%
9 University of Girona (UdG), Spain 15.06 12.64 32 -16.3%
10 University of Oviedo (UniOvi), Spain 11.37 12.38 62 8.7%
11 Rovira i Virgili University (URV), Spain 9.77 11.57 40 18.2%
12 University of Zaragoza (Unizar), Spain 7.41 11.46 68 54.3%
13 University of Granada (UGR), Spain 7.07 9.85 29 39.0%
14 University of Murcia (UMU), Spain 5.00 9.77 17 94.9%
15 Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), Spain 8.71 9.09 46 4.2%
16 IMDEA Institutes, Spain 10.39 8.28 44 -20.5%
17 Institute of Health Carlos III (ISCIII), Spain 5.24 7.77 58 48.0%
18 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB), Spain 9.87 7.36 69 -25.6%
19 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Spain 8.90 7.29 95 -18.3%
20 Jaume I University (UJI), Spain 9.18 7.26 47 -21.1%
21 University of Alcalá (UAH), Spain 8.50 7.11 14 -16.5%
22 CIC nanoGUNE Consolider, Spain 4.78 6.39 24 33.4%
23 University of Seville (US), Spain 5.55 6.32 51 13.5%
24 University of Valladolid (UVa), Spain 3.17 5.94 16 87.1%
25 University of Burgos (UBU), Spain 2.44 5.84 11 139.0%
26 Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, Spain 4.51 5.81 26 28.7%
27 ALBA Synchrotron, Spain 2.92 5.00 36 70.7%
28 Basque Research and Technology Alliance (BRTA), Spain 4.86 31 N/A
29 University of Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM), Spain 3.04 4.41 42 44.9%
30 University of the Balearic Islands (UIB), Spain 3.17 4.35 11 36.8%
31 University of Málaga (UMA), Spain 3.74 4.33 17 15.4%
32 University of La Rioja (UR), Spain 2.80 4.30 12 53.2%
33 University of A Coruña (UDC), Spain 5.32 4.08 13 -23.5%
34 University of Alicante (UA), Spain 4.83 3.84 40 -20.8%
35 University of Vigo (UVIGO), Spain 2.93 3.71 13 26.3%
36 San Pablo CEU University (USPCEU), Spain 0.03 3.47 6 12,373.3%
37 Center for Cooperative Research in Biosciences (CIC bioGUNE), Spain 1.64 3.43 15 107.9%
38 University of La Laguna (ULL), Spain 1.15 2.77 13 141.4%
39 King Juan Carlos University (URJC), Spain 0.53 2.64 6 399.3%
40 Centre for Cooperative Research in Biomaterials (CIC biomaGUNE), Spain 3.12 2.47 21 -21.1%
41 University of Salamanca (USAL), Spain 0.28 2.40 7 757.3%
42 University of Huelva (UHU), Spain 1.72 2.09 4 21.2%
43 University of Almeria (UAL), Spain 0.03 1.90 3 6,301.3%
44 Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain 2.00 1.72 8 -14.2%
45 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC), Spain 2.93 1.63 7 -44.5%
46 Miguel Hernández University of Elche (UMH), Spain 0.99 1.49 4 50.2%
47 Technical University of Cartagena (UPCT), Spain 1.03 1.04 3 1.4%
48 Nanomateriales y Polímeros S.L. (NanoMyp), Spain 1.00 1 N/A
49 University of Navarra (UNAV), Spain 0.72 0.91 4 25.5%
50 University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), Spain 0.22 0.90 4 315.6%
51 EntreChem, S.L., Spain 0.88 2 N/A
52 La Fe University Hospital, Spain 0.87 7 N/A
53 University of Cádiz (UCA), Spain 0.34 0.83 4 145.0%
54 University of Cantabria (UC), Spain 3.06 0.82 9 -73.1%
55 Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC), Spain 0.55 0.81 3 45.3%
56 Centro de Investigación Príncipe Felipe (CIPF), Spain 0.73 0.78 7 6.2%
57 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 0.19 0.76 8 302.6%
58 Galician Health Service (SERGAS), Spain 0.26 0.71 8 177.6%
59 Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria del Principado de Asturias (ISPA), Spain 0.33 0.68 5 103.6%
60 Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain 0.86 0.63 2 -27.3%
61 CIC Energigune, Spain 2.97 0.58 2 -80.7%
62 Grupo para la Evaluación de Nuevas Variedades de Cultivos Extensivos en España (GENVCE), Spain 0.54 1 N/A
63 Regional Government of Andalusia, Spain 0.49 3 N/A
64 Ramon Llull University (URL), Spain 0.52 0.47 2 -9.2%
65 Hospital General Universitario Morales Meseguer, Spain 0.62 0.47 2 -24.4%
66 University of Jaén (UJU), Spain 1.20 0.43 3 -64.5%
67 Fundació Institut d'Investigació Sanitària Illes Balears (IdISBa), Spain 0.42 2 N/A
68 University of Extremadura (UEx), Spain 0.41 4 N/A
69 University of Cordoba (UCO), Spain 0.85 0.37 4 -56.0%
70 Andalusian Centre for Nanomedicine and Biotechnology (BIONAND), Spain 0.32 2 N/A
71 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF), Spain 1.94 0.31 5 -84.2%
72 Spanish Institute of Oceanography (IEO), Spain 0.29 1 N/A
73 Cidetec Foundation, Spain 0.26 1 N/A
74 Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute (IJC), Spain 0.25 0.25 1 1.0%
75 Basque Center for Materials, Applications and Nanostructures (BCMaterials), Spain 0.32 0.25 3 -23.0%
76 Donostia University Hospital, Spain 0.20 2 N/A
77 Agrotecnologías Naturales S.L. (ATENS), Spain 0.20 1 N/A
78 University of Vic - Central University of Catalonia (UVic-UCC), Spain 0.06 0.18 3 225.9%
79 National Institute for Agricultural and Food Research and Technology (INIA), Spain 0.12 0.17 1 37.2%
79 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 1.14 0.17 1 -85.4%
80 Basque Center for Applied Mathematics (BCAM), Spain 0.16 4 N/A
81 Universidad Católica San Antonio de Murcia (UCAM), Spain 0.67 0.14 1 -78.8%
82 Virgen del Rocío University Hospital, Spain 0.14 1 N/A
83 National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA), Spain 0.76 0.14 6 -82.2%
84 Centre for Energy, Environment and Technology (CIEMAT), Spain 0.10 1 N/A
84 CEU Cardinal Herrera University, Spain 0.10 1 N/A
85 Servicio Madrileño de Salud (SERMAS), Spain 0.13 0.10 2 -24.3%
86 Mestrelab Research SL, Spain 0.08 1 N/A
87 Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Spain 0.27 0.07 1 -73.0%
88 AZTI-Tecnalia, Spain 0.07 1 N/A
88 Institute of Secondary Education Maimónides (IES Maimónides), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
88 Institut d'Estudis Catalans (IEC), Spain 0.07 1 N/A
89 Francisco de Vitoria University (UFV), Spain 0.03 0.07 1 180.1%
90 Agrifood Research and Technology Centre of Aragon (CITA), Spain 0.05 0.07 1 37.2%
91 Leitat - Technological Center, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
91 Hospital Doctor Peset Spanish, Spain 0.06 1 N/A
92 Hospital Universitario Virgen de las Nieves (HUVN), Spain 0.06 1 N/A
93 Waterologies S.L., Spain 0.06 1 N/A
94 Aragon Institute of Health Sciences (IACS), Spain 0.17 0.05 2 -68.0%
95 Catalan Institute of Oncology (ICO), Spain 0.05 2 N/A
96 Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Victoria, Spain 0.01 0.04 1 423.9%
96 Hospital Regional Universitario de Málaga, Spain 0.01 0.04 1 423.9%
96 L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain 0.04 1 N/A
97 Quasar Science Resources S.L., Spain 0.04 1 N/A
98 Medicinal Chemistry and Synthesis Group (MCS), IQAC CSIC, Spain 0.06 0.03 1 -50.1%
99 Corporació Sanitària Parc Taulí (CSPT), Spain 0.03 1 N/A
100 Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra (CHN), Spain 0.11 0.03 2 -75.8%
100 Public University of Navarre (UPNA), Spain 0.13 0.03 2 -78.5%
100 Biomedical Research Center of Navarre (Navarrabiomed), Spain 0.03 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.