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Foundation: 1821

Mission: The mission of McGill University is the advancement of learning and the creation and dissemination of knowledge, by offering the best possible education, by carrying out research and scholarly activities judged to be excellent by the highest international standards, and by providing service to society. In fulfilling its mission, McGill University embraces the principles of academic freedom, integrity, responsibility, equity, and inclusiveness.

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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 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 +183rd75th140th6th
Arts and Humanities +93rd43rd82nd3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 162nd84th132nd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 207th60th159th11th
Chemistry 365th179th291st11th
Computer Science 194th61st120th5th
Dentistry 135th44th104th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +232nd75th165th8th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 193rd59th140th7th
Energy 256th84th170th10th
Engineering +212th72nd131st5th
Environmental Science 160th51st95th3rd
Mathematics 240th73rd162nd6th
Medicine +151st84th127th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 223rd106th169th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 260th107th188th3rd
Psychology 55th38th54th3rd
Social Sciences +79th39th66th3rd
Veterinary 254th80th185th10th

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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