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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 area

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-28OECDIreland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 209th81st80th172nd1st
Arts and Humanities 233rd101st98th207th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 489th227th215th418th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 199th79th78th155th1st
Chemistry 484th234th226th407th6th
Computer Science 394th164th159th301st2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 408th245th243rd340th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 227th99th96th181st2nd
Energy 414th185th184th303rd3rd
Engineering 298th104th100th209th2nd
Environmental Science 454th265th259th367th4th
Mathematics 422nd210th210th327th3rd
Medicine 444th196th187th396th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 348th125th119th276th4th
Physics and Astronomy 406th196th190th338th1st
Psychology 359th159th151st339th3rd
Social Sciences 223rd77th76th182nd1st
Veterinary 109th38th34th82nd1st

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.

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