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Foundation: 1957

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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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDCanada
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 501st205th438th23rd
Arts and Humanities 230th100th204th10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 579th303rd505th27th
Business, Management and Accounting 134th44th106th6th
Chemistry 329th170th263rd12th
Computer Science 88th27th45th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 185th62nd131st6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 207th64th164th8th
Energy 153rd30th77th2nd
Engineering 163rd61st95th3rd
Environmental Science 254th74th175th5th
Mathematics 117th35th72nd2nd
Medicine 511th268th462nd28th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 543rd264th451st25th
Physics and Astronomy 236th99th177th3rd
Psychology 180th98th170th10th
Social Sciences 147th58th119th6th

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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