Universidad Catolica del NorteUniversity


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Foundation: 1956

Mission: The mission of the Catholic University of the North is, from the principles of Christian Humanism, to contribute to the development of the person, of society and of its cultural heritage, in the North of Chile, creating and spreading knowledge through teaching, research and links with the environment.

Vision: The vision of the Universidad Católica del Norte is to be the regional university leader and agent of change, at a national and international level, in the priority areas of territorial development of the macro zone of northern Chile and supported by the principles of Christian Humanism.

History: www.ucn.cl


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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 743rd131st233rd674th23rd
Arts and Humanities 481st32nd77th443rd8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 988th161st318th901st22nd
Business, Management and Accounting 837th85th158th705th14th
Computer Science 694th85th156th590th14th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 468th48th110th400th19th
Energy 610th68th141st495th9th
Engineering 623rd74th146th526th9th
Environmental Science 591st69th155th503rd16th
Mathematics 569th25th82nd471st3rd
Medicine 825th139th250th775th22nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 873rd106th216th770th13th
Physics and Astronomy 757th105th193rd678th21st
Psychology 787th82nd158th747th15th
Social Sciences 664th55th118th585th10th

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.

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