Top 10 institutions in Barcelona

The Nature Index 2017 Science Cities tables show each city’s leading institutions for high-quality science, ordered by WFC, AC and CS for 2016. Also shown are WFC from 2012, the change in WFC between 2012 and 2016 and the AC for 2016. Collaboration tables rank the top intra-city institution pairs by their bilateral collaboration score in 2016.

Rank Institution WFC
2012
WFC
2016
Change in WFC
2012-2016
1 University of Barcelona (UB) 70.4 61.1
2 Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO), BIST 24.5 22.2
3 Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) 20.1 21.6
4 Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) 43.3 19.7
5 Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) 13.9 15.7
6 Catalan Institute of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ICN2), BIST 7.8 14.9
7 Institute of Materials Science of Barcelona (ICMAB), CSIC 14.2 12.8
8 Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB Barcelona), BIST 9.7 10.4
9 Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE), BIST 3.2 9.2
10 Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) 11.3 9.0
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