Carleton UniversityUniversity


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Foundation: 1942

Mission: Carleton University is an independent, collegial university dedicated to the advancement of learning through disciplinary and interdisciplinary teaching, study and research; the creation and dissemination of knowledge; the engagement of its students in experiential learning at home and abroad; and the betterment of its community. It is centred in Ottawa, and serves the people of the National Capital Region, Ontario, Canada, and the world.

Vision: Carleton University will be known nationally and internationally as a leader in collaborative and interdisciplinary teaching and learning, research and governance. Our students, faculty and staff will be critically engaged, productive citizens and highly qualified contributors to the 21st century. At Carleton, we encourage creative risktaking, enabling minds to connect, discover and generate transformative knowledge. Through education, research, experiential learning, service and innovation, and through the building of sustainable communities, we can foster new ideas and future leaders to create a more sustainably prosperous future for Canada and the world. Carleton aspires to be an intellectual hub for technological, social, and cultural innovation within the National Capital Region and Eastern Ontario.



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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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 491st202nd429th22nd
Arts and Humanities 365th161st330th19th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 761st428th684th54th
Business, Management and Accounting 382nd118th304th18th
Chemistry 605th311th526th37th
Computer Science 329th111th240th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 361st136th293rd16th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 475th154th394th25th
Energy 440th157th329th21st
Engineering 313th114th222nd8th
Environmental Science 361st126th275th12th
Mathematics 370th128th276th11th
Medicine 709th422nd659th63rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 871st416th768th58th
Physics and Astronomy 428th183rd359th20th
Psychology 358th182nd338th21st
Social Sciences 301st106th253rd14th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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