2021 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science

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 0.25 1.02 15 274.2%
2 University of Brasília (UnB), Brazil 0.03 0.50 1 1,403.0%
3 Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Brazil 0.00 0.41 8 49,783.7%
4 Fluminense Federal University (UFF), Brazil 0.01 0.26 2 3,515.8%
5 Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil 0.37 0.23 5 -43.5%
6 Federal University of Ceará (UFC), Brazil 0.05 0.19 2 249.5%
7 State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil 0.25 0.17 4 -37.9%
8 State University of Norte Fluminense (UENF), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
8 Federal University of São Carlos (UFSCar), Brazil 0.17 1 N/A
9 International Institute for Sustainability (IIS), Brazil 0.16 2 N/A
10 Brazil Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communication (MCTIC), Brazil 0.02 0.16 5 703.2%
11 National Institute for Amazonian Research (INPA), Brazil 0.01 0.15 2 1,386.6%
12 Federal University of Lavras (UFLA), Brazil 0.03 0.14 1 361.4%
13 Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Brazil 0.34 0.14 3 -63.0%
14 Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio), Brazil 0.12 2 N/A
15 Associação Sul Brasileira de Paleontologia, Brazil 0.11 1 N/A
16 Brazil Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Supply, Brazil 0.08 0.09 3 10.6%
17 Museu Paraense Emílio Goeldi (MPEG), Brazil 0.06 3 N/A
18 São Paulo State University (UNESP), Brazil 0.07 0.04 2 -45.5%
19 Federal University of Pará (UFPA), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
19 Federal University of Western Pará (UFOPA), Brazil 0.04 2 N/A
20 Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil 0.08 0.04 2 -61.4%
21 Escola Estadual Maria Miranda Araújo, Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
22 São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
23 Institute of Applied Economic Research (Ipea), Brazil 0.03 1 N/A
24 Mato Grosso State University (UNEMAT), Brazil 0.00 0.02 1 389.9%
25 Federal University of Acre (UFAC), Brazil 0.00 0.02 1 300.8%
26 Federal University Foundation of Rio Grande (FURG), Brazil 0.02 1 N/A
27 Federal University of Uberlândia (UFU), Brazil 0.00 0.02 2 197.0%
28 Faculty of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto (FAMERP), Brazil 0.04 0.01 1 -70.9%
28 Fleury S.A., Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
28 Diagnósticos da América S.A. (Dasa), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
28 Hermes Pardini, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
28 DB Diagnósticos do Brasil, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
28 Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
29 D'Or Institute for Research and Education (IDOR), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
30 Brazilian Institute of Neuroscience and Neurotechnology (BRAINN), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
31 Federal University of Mato Grosso do Sul (UFMS), Brazil 0.03 0.01 1 -64.3%
31 Federal University of Viçosa (UFV), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
32 Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
33 Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Brazil 0.00 0.01 1 227.3%
34 Federal University of Pelotas (UFPel), Brazil 0.01 0.01 1 -8.3%
35 Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil 0.21 0.01 2 -96.7%
36 Acre Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFAC), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
37 Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
37 Simile Medicina Diagnóstica, Brazil 0.01 1 N/A
38 Federal University of Santa Catarina (UFSC), Brazil 0.00 0.01 2 19.9%
39 Federal University of Rondônia (UNIR), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
39 Federal University of Paraná (UFPR), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
39 Federal University of Amazonas (UFAM), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
40 Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology (IFET), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 -36.7%
40 Federal University of Sergipe (UFS), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 -36.7%
41 Brazil Ministry of Education (MEC), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
42 Fundação de Hematologia e Hemoterapia de Pernambuco (HEMOPE), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
43 Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
44 Federal Rural University of the Amazon (UFRA), Brazil 0.00 1 N/A
45 Bahia School of Medicine and Public Health (BAHIANA), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 -1.1%
45 Secretary of Health of the State of Bahia (SESAB), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 -36.7%
46 Minas Gerais State Secretariat for Health, Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
46 Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
46 Federal University of Ouro Preto (UFOP), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
46 Federal University of Juiz de Fora (UFJF), Brazil 0.00 0.00 1 17.9%
46 Federal University of Maranhão (UFMA), Brazil 0.01 0.00 1 -80.7%
46 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.