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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 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 356th144th306th13th
Arts and Humanities 174th71st154th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 476th244th407th17th
Business, Management and Accounting 121st38th96th4th
Chemistry 519th267th440th24th
Computer Science 360th128th269th15th
Dentistry 239th65th192nd5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 369th142nd301st18th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 141st48th109th5th
Energy 311th89th209th9th
Engineering 407th161st311th16th
Environmental Science 294th93rd212th8th
Mathematics 422nd156th327th16th
Medicine 245th127th211th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 522nd253rd433rd22nd
Physics and Astronomy 507th224th436th26th
Psychology 103rd65th99th5th
Social Sciences 197th75th159th11th

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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