Instituto Politecnico de Viana do CasteloUniversity


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Foundation: 1980

Mission: IPVC is a public institution of higher education, at the service of the development of the person and society, which creates and shares knowledge, science, technology and culture. It promotes the integral formation of students throughout their lives, combining teaching with research, in a proactive attitude of permanent innovation, cooperation and commitment, focused on the development of the region and the country, and on internationalisation.

Vision: IPVC is an institution that stands for the quality of its organizational and governance models, innovative and proactive. It is based on a diversified, innovative, professionalizing, global and versatile training offer, in full articulation with applied research and in permanent commitment to the region and the country. It is constituted as a dynamic community, focused on the promotion of human potential and that, through collaborative networks, encourages entrepreneurship with a view to employability, in a logic of co-creation of value. It is an institution committed to internationalization through knowledge sharing, training, mobility and project development, being recognized in international cooperation, particularly with the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries.


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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27IBEROAMERICAOECDPortugal
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3941st939th946th572nd2144th34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5021st1390th1370th616th3034th37th
Business, Management and Accounting 2094th609th556th180th1264th23rd
Computer Science 2228th750th686th148th1410th14th
Energy 1240th352nd303rd74th701st11th
Engineering 2567th767th735th179th1465th22nd
Environmental Science 3855th984th972nd422nd2035th34th
Mathematics 3321st855th860th261st1819th22nd
Medicine +4785th1307th1215th629th2984th44th
Psychology 2345th776th672nd281st1783rd25th
Social Sciences +2954th817th759th334th1848th28th

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?

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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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