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Foundation: 1957

Mission: Information not localized

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Subordinate organizations:

  • Balsillie School of International Affairs
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.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1594th307th1091st37th
Arts and Humanities +253rd94th228th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1403rd412th1049th35th
Business, Management and Accounting 142nd28th93rd2nd
Chemistry 854th248th594th21st
Computer Science 104th27th48th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +365th81st203rd6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 199th45th128th4th
Energy 124th27th52nd1st
Engineering +149th46th76th2nd
Environmental Science 270th52nd123rd4th
Mathematics 96th20th37th1st
Medicine +1001st294th741st28th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1392nd350th973rd29th
Physics and Astronomy 342nd119th226th6th
Psychology 184th97th170th13th
Social Sciences +133rd51st105th4th

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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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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