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Foundation: 1981

Mission: "The University of Atacama is a Regional Institution of Higher Education, which provides undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate teaching and postgraduate studies in all areas of knowledge, training professionals, technicians and graduates with a scientific base, highly competent and socially responsible. Our university tradition and our teaching and learning processes allow us to offer training in knowledge, skills and attitudes. and attitudes to our students, so that they can actively contribute to the scientific, economic, social and cultural development of the Atacama region and the country. The focus of our institutional work is based on responding to the requirements of society, through the linkage with the community and public and private organizations, academic and scientific entities, national and foreign, the promotion of extension and promotion of research activities, in the fulfilment of our role as a State Public University".

Vision: "By 2019, we will consolidate our role as a State Institution of Higher Education, providing a comprehensive and quality in all areas of knowledge for professionals and technicians in the Atacama region and the rest of the country and, we will position as a university with research projection, capable of generating and applying scientific and technological knowledge to respond to the requirements of society. To this end, we will ensure quality in all our training processes and strengthen our internal management practices and mechanisms, we will work on strengthening the degree of relationship with public and private sector organizations, the community, academic entities and scientific entities, and we will consolidate lines of research to contribute to the sustainable development of the region and the country"

History: www.uda.cl

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 areas/categories

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 +4126th399th589th2175th42nd
Chemistry 2075th20th167th1340th2nd
Computer Science 3418th148th287th1831st19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2097th97th198th1256th19th
Mathematics 2798th99th190th1611th15th
Physics and Astronomy 2806th84th202nd1635th17th
Social Sciences +3089th226th361st1914th34th

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.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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