Universidad Austral de Chile *University


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Foundation: 1954

Mission: In accordance with its statutes, the mission of the University is to contribute to the spiritual and material progress of society through the resources of scientific and humanistic knowledge, technological progress and artistic creation, in accordance with the values of its own historical tradition and the need for sustainable development of the region and the country. In fulfilling this mission, the University declares its unrestricted adherence to the cultural, intellectual and moral values of society and, consequently, recognizes and assures to each and every one of its members the right to personal development and the free expression of their ideas within the mutual respect, the search for excellence and the attachment to truth required by the nature of the institution. In accordance with its foundational origin, the University will give special preference to the knowledge of the natural resources of the south-south zone, seeking the conservation of its ecosystems. Likewise, it will especially promote studies aimed at solving the problems of human welfare in the south-south zone, primarily those related to education, health and community life, also providing preferential support for the preservation of its historical heritage and cultural development.

Vision: Information not localized

History: www.uach.cl

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro de Estudios Pesqueros
  • Centro de Investigacion Dinamica de Ecosistemas Marinos de Altas Latitudes


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 583rd46th124th518th6th
Arts and Humanities 509th47th96th471st14th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 856th74th219th779th13th
Chemistry 625th20th119th544th1st
Computer Science 623rd41st104th520th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 476th53rd118th408th20th
Energy 665th102nd181st547th13th
Engineering 620th71st143rd523rd8th
Environmental Science 561st49th135th473rd12th
Mathematics 629th57th122nd531st9th
Medicine 706th56th150th656th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 783rd72nd165th685th8th
Physics and Astronomy 624th38th116th551st11th
Social Sciences 593rd34th83rd514th6th
Veterinary 292nd21st41st235th1st

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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