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Foundation: 1878

Mission: Western creates, disseminates and applies knowledge for the benefit of society through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Our graduates will be global citizens whose education and leadership will serve the public good.

Vision: Western will be a destination of choice for the world’s brightest minds seeking the best learning experience at a leading Canadian research university.


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 +1073rd221st713th21st
Arts and Humanities +214th77th192nd7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1046th336th773rd23rd
Business, Management and Accounting 211th54th153rd8th
Chemistry 1736th358th1130th27th
Computer Science 524th135th346th15th
Dentistry 206th51st146th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1292nd238th818th27th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 200th52nd140th5th
Energy 369th68th180th7th
Engineering +851st197th547th20th
Environmental Science 891st155th515th14th
Mathematics 1086th215th717th24th
Medicine +328th136th255th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1255th343rd880th21st
Physics and Astronomy 1545th327th1068th33rd
Psychology 83rd49th79th5th
Social Sciences +175th69th146th10th

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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