Universidad de La SerenaUniversity


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Foundation: 1981

Mission: Universidad de La Serena is a regional university of the State of Chile, committed to the Coquimbo Region, which focuses on the areas of science, technology, humanities and social sciences. It mainly develops training programs for professionals and postgraduates, giving priority to its quality both in the academic and in the value, and promoting in its students a critical vision and responsibility towards their environment. It contributes to the generation of knowledge through focused research, preferably associated with regional themes, and through artistic creation. In the missionary aspect of the link with the environment, the University of La Serena contributes, from the diversity of its work, to the improvement of the processes of public and private institutions, to the preservation and dissemination of culture and social welfare.

Vision: Universidad de La Serena is a regional university of the State of Chile that, consolidated in its academic work, aspires to play a leading role in the development of the Coquimbo Region and the country, and to be recognized in the higher education system for the quality of its activities in the field of teaching, research and links with the environment.

History: www.userena.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 738th127th228th669th21st
Chemistry 835th132nd244th732nd17th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 431st31st84th363rd12th
Environmental Science 664th122nd212th576th25th
Mathematics 660th76th146th562nd14th
Physics and Astronomy 612th36th109th540th10th

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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