Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile *University


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Foundation: 1888

Mission: The Pontifical Catholic University of Chile aspires to achieve excellence in the creation and transfer of knowledge and in the formation of people, inspired by a Catholic concept and always at the service of the Church and society.

Vision: We aim to build a frontier university that, based on its Catholic identity, imagines new realities, broadens opportunities and commits itself to society.

History: www.uc.cl

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro de Desarrollo Urbano Sustentable
  • Centro de Ecologia Aplicada y Sustentabilidad
  • Centro de Envejecimiento y Regeneracion CARE Chile UC
  • Centro de Estudios Avanzados de Enfermedades Cronicas
  • Centro de Estudios de Politicas y Practicas en Educacion
  • Centro de Estudios para el Conflicto y la Cohesion Social
  • Centro de Regulacion Celular y Patologica
  • Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Interculturales e Indigenas
  • Centro Nacional de Investigacion para la Gestion Integrada de Desastres Naturales
  • Estacion Costera de Investigaciones Marinas
  • Hospital Clinico de la Universidad Catolica


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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDChile
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 416th17th57th357th3rd
Arts and Humanities 181st5th15th159th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 669th16th99th594th4th
Business, Management and Accounting 417th8th36th332nd1st
Chemistry 694th50th162nd610th6th
Computer Science 496th9th47th398th2nd
Dentistry 393rd46th61st298th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 230th6th15th170th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 304th6th19th247th1st
Energy 575th50th122nd460th5th
Engineering 426th4th39th329th1st
Environmental Science 489th26th91st401st7th
Mathematics 501st14th55th403rd2nd
Medicine 525th12th46th476th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 589th24th70th496th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 452nd10th37th382nd1st
Psychology 274th4th13th259th1st
Social Sciences 190th4th11th155th1st
Veterinary 394th49th77th306th5th

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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