Universidad de Playa AnchaUniversity


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Foundation: 1948

Mission: It is a state institution, public, regional, autonomous and complex in its work, committed to its environment, which develops in education, natural and exact sciences, social sciences, health sciences, physical activity and sport sciences, humanities, art, technologies and engineering. It develops technical and professional level careers, undergraduate and graduate programs, achieving a continuous education system. This is oriented to the fact that its graduates are able to adapt to diverse and dynamic contexts through an ethical, humanistic, analytical, critical and creative profile, which contributes to the economic, cultural and social, regional and national development. In addition, emphasis is placed on research, development, innovation, creation and links with the environment, giving priority to quality, social commitment and inclusion in each of its activities.

Vision: To be recognized nationally and internationally, for its strong contribution to the development of the Valparaiso Region, the country and its projection abroad, for its teaching activities, research, development, innovation, artistic creation and linkage with the environment, all within a framework of social commitment, giving priority to quality and inclusion. To have its own consolidated academic seal, which distinguishes it and projects it into the future as an entity committed to mobility and social responsibility.

History: www.upla.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 789th164th267th720th28th
Arts and Humanities 529th63rd113th491st17th
Psychology 806th89th165th765th19th
Social Sciences 717th89th155th637th16th

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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