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Foundation: 1908

Mission: The mission of UCD is to advance knowledge, to pursue truth and to foster learning, in an atmosphere of discovery, creativity and innovation, drawing out the best in each student and contributing to the social, cultural and economic life of Ireland in the wider world

Vision: In the process of achieving the objectives and implementing the actions set out in this plan, UCD will be: • A leading international research-intensive university where excellence in education goes hand in glove with a commitment to research, scholarship, creativity and innovation • A university where innovation sits alongside education and research as a third, equally significant pillar of activity • A university committed to increasing levels of collaboration and partnership with Irish and international peers, government and industry • A university that shapes local and global agendas, supporting where appropriate and challenging where warranted • A university which is distinctly Irish, diverse, socially inclusive and recognised as world-class • A university that continues to play a central role in the shaping of modern Ireland, that engages the global Irish community and that offers an educational gateway to Europe for increasing numbers of international students • A university where the holistic development of the individual is central to our academic, social, cultural and professional lives • A university where excellence is the benchmark for everything that we do.


Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
Societal percentile

Evolution of the institution

The following data gives a quick reading on the scientific performance in the last years. The research ranking refers to the volume, impact and quality of the institution's research output. The innovation ranking is calculated on the number of patent applications of the institution and the citations that its research output receives from patents. Finally, the societal ranking is based on the number of pages of the institution's website and the number of backlinks and mentions from social networks.

Compared to its context

The result of the evaluation of the institution can be compared to obtain a view of the country, the region to which it belongs and the institutions of the world, placing it in their respective positions.

Compared to All sectors (percentiles)
Compared to Universities sector (percentiles)

Ranks by Subject areas/categories

We have divided the scientific output of the institution into 19 large areas of knowledge and the following table shows only the ranks in different territorial domains achieved by the institution in each of the areas. For an institution to have a presence in an area, it is necessary that it exceed in the last year a minimum output threshold equivalent to twice the percentage that this area represents in the world. If you need scientific indicators on these areas visit Scopus and/or SciVal.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27OECDIreland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +382nd103rd79th249th2nd
Arts and Humanities +219th95th61st197th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 892nd284th221st658th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 230th86th42nd168th1st
Chemistry 1334th450th358th864th3rd
Computer Science 437th131st97th278th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1026th372nd310th654th4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 235th88th56th164th2nd
Energy 616th151st120th326th1st
Engineering +418th111th82nd251st1st
Environmental Science 1331st452nd360th801st5th
Mathematics 829th290th242nd548th2nd
Medicine +746th251st187th543rd2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1118th345th291st789th4th
Physics and Astronomy 921st324th262nd646th2nd
Psychology 429th158th107th383rd2nd
Social Sciences +193rd65th38th160th1st
Veterinary 76th24th18th54th1st

Publishing profile

These are the journals used by the institution's researchers to publish their work in the last year. The size of each circle represents the value of the SJR of the publication, and its spatial position represents its subject matter.

This visualizatión allows you to identify the knowledge areas where the institution has published, recognize the prestige of the scientific journals in which the institution knowledge has been published, and identify predominant scientific communities.

Where is the institution located?

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