Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso *University


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Foundation: 1925

Mission: The mission of the University is the cultivation, in the light of faith, of the sciences, the arts and techniques through the creation and communication of knowledge and the formation of graduates and professionals with a vocation to serve society, within the value framework of the Church's Magisterium.

Vision: It visualizes a Catholic University with academic quality recognized nationally and internationally, which is projected to the world respecting its identity linked to Valparaiso. It presents a sustained growth in knowledge and shows excellence in the results of its formative processes.

History: www.pucv.cl

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro de Investigacion para la Educacion Inclusiva


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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 704th101st200th636th17th
Arts and Humanities 384th17th45th349th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 837th61st204th760th11th
Business, Management and Accounting 778th61st131st647th9th
Chemistry 672nd39th149th589th3rd
Computer Science 643rd48th114th540th8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 431st31st84th363rd12th
Energy 665th102nd181st547th13th
Engineering 617th68th140th520th7th
Environmental Science 617th88th175th529th18th
Mathematics 597th40th102nd499th7th
Medicine 727th67th168th677th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 781st71st164th683rd7th
Physics and Astronomy 625th39th117th552nd12th
Psychology 653rd38th100th615th8th
Social Sciences 533rd18th61st456th3rd

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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