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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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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 202nd85th166th8th
Arts and Humanities 98th48th91st3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 145th83rd120th3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 202nd59th158th11th
Chemistry 328th169th262nd11th
Computer Science 181st54th115th4th
Dentistry 155th47th126th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 225th72nd165th8th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 241st73rd193rd11th
Energy 337th101st230th11th
Engineering 190th71st116th5th
Environmental Science 184th51st115th3rd
Mathematics 248th79th178th5th
Medicine 116th69th105th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 235th116th180th4th
Physics and Astronomy 195th85th144th2nd
Psychology 79th50th78th3rd
Social Sciences 77th36th65th3rd
Veterinary 132nd46th103rd5th

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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