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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 +1063rd234th740th25th
Arts and Humanities +215th81st192nd8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 941st320th709th22nd
Business, Management and Accounting 224th51st156th6th
Chemistry 1292nd327th886th27th
Computer Science 502nd140th326th14th
Dentistry 501st94th351st10th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1152nd218th728th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 215th50th143rd5th
Energy 354th76th182nd6th
Engineering +668th183rd422nd17th
Environmental Science 979th200th569th19th
Mathematics 746th178th480th21st
Medicine +307th130th239th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1341st338th935th28th
Physics and Astronomy 1271st298th880th31st
Psychology 85th49th81st4th
Social Sciences +180th65th144th7th

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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