2021 tables: Institutions - life sciences

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 Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (PUC), Chile 3.89 6.19 37 46.4%
2 University of Chile, Chile 3.67 4.36 30 9.3%
3 Andres Bello University (UNAB), Chile 1.65 1.28 17 -28.7%
4 University of Talca (UTALCA), Chile 0.59 1.26 6 95.8%
5 Universidad Mayor, Chile 0.99 1.22 10 13.3%
6 Austral University of Chile (UACh), Chile 0.81 1.16 10 31.7%
7 Center for Scientific Studies (CECs), Chile 1.29 1.15 2 -18.5%
8 Adolfo Ibáñez University (UAI), Chile 0.36 1.00 2 155.2%
9 University of Santiago, Chile (Usach), Chile 0.56 0.79 7 29.7%
10 University of Concepción (UdeC), Chile 1.38 0.78 12 -48.3%
11 University of Antofagasta, Chile 0.27 0.59 4 102.1%
12 Catholic University of the North (UCN), Chile 0.22 0.58 3 141.1%
13 Fundación Ciencia y Vida, Chile 1.55 0.48 3 -71.7%
14 Universidad San Sebastián (USS), Chile 0.58 0.41 5 -34.6%
15 University of Valparaíso (UV), Chile 0.75 0.34 4 -57.6%
16 Universidad Autónoma de Chile (UA), Chile 0.12 0.32 2 142.4%
17 University of Tarapacá (UTA), Chile 0.13 0.27 3 86.3%
18 Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaíso (PUCV), Chile 0.15 0.25 5 56.7%
19 Universidad de O'Higgins (UOH), Chile 0.02 0.21 3 1,127.5%
20 Auditory and Cognition Center (AUCO), Chile 0.17 1 N/A
21 Chilean National Museum of Natural History, Chile 0.14 1 N/A
21 Laboratorio Barnafi Krause, Chile 0.14 1 N/A
22 Millennium Nucleus of Ion Channels-Associated Diseases (MiNICAD), Chile 0.24 0.13 2 -49.7%
23 Catholic University of Maule (UCM), Chile 0.01 0.12 4 812.0%
24 University of Magallanes (UMAG), Chile 0.07 0.08 2 12.2%
25 University Finis Terrae (UFT), Chile 0.07 1 N/A
25 Chile Ministry of Health, Chile 0.07 1 N/A
26 Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), Chile 0.03 0.06 5 79.0%
27 Millennium Nucleus for the Study of the Life Course and Vulnerability (MLIV), Chile 0.08 0.06 1 -38.8%
28 Viromica Consulting, Chile 0.05 1 N/A
28 Universidad Bernardo O'Higgins (UBO), Chile 0.05 1 N/A
29 University of the Frontier (UFRO), Chile 0.03 0.05 2 56.0%
30 National Commission for Scientific and Technological Research (CONICYT), Chile 0.04 3 N/A
31 Diego Portales University (UDP), Chile 0.08 0.04 1 -59.2%
32 University of La Serena (ULS), Chile 0.22 0.03 4 -88.0%
33 Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA), Chile 0.06 0.02 3 -58.7%
34 Dr. José Rojas Clínica Veterinaria, Chile 0.01 0.01 1 -17.4%
35 Clínica Alemana de Santiago S.A., Chile 0.03 0.01 2 -71.0%
36 Millennium Initiative for Collaborative Research on Bacterial Resistance (MICROB-R), Chile 0.02 0.01 1 -64.9%
37 Universidad Santo Tomás (UST), Chile 0.00 1 N/A

Footnote

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  1. The data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, they cover the natural sciences only and outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output).
  2. The Nature Index is one indicator of institutional research performance. The metrics of Count and Share used to order Nature Index listings are based on an institution’s or country’s publication output in 82 natural-science journals, selected on reputation by an independent panel of leading scientists in their fields.
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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.