Universidad de la FronteraUniversity


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Foundation: 1981

Mission: The Universidad de La Frontera is a state-run, autonomous, socially responsible institution of higher education located in the Araucanía Region. Its mission is to contribute to the development of the region and the country through the generation and transmission of knowledge, the comprehensive training of professionals and postgraduates, and the promotion of the arts and culture. It is committed to quality and innovation, respect for people, the environment and cultural diversity, and the construction of a fairer and more democratic society.

Vision: To be a reference University in quality at a regional, national and international level and accredited in institutional management, undergraduate and graduate studies, research and links with the environment.

History: www.ufro.cl


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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 735th124th225th667th20th
Arts and Humanities 535th67th117th497th18th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 921st115th268th843rd19th
Chemistry 758th89th201st666th11th
Computer Science 745th121st193rd638th19th
Dentistry 316th30th43rd245th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 457th43rd102nd389th17th
Energy 619th74th149th504th11th
Engineering 659th98th171st560th14th
Environmental Science 508th31st104th420th8th
Mathematics 739th132nd207th637th21st
Medicine 736th73rd175th686th11th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 915th122nd234th808th14th
Physics and Astronomy 803rd122nd210th708th24th
Psychology 684th49th114th645th10th
Social Sciences 649th50th110th570th9th

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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