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.



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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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDPortugal
Business, Management and Accounting 832nd445th460th157th700th23rd
Computer Science 592nd332nd332nd84th490th11th
Engineering 650th392nd407th163rd551st23rd
Environmental Science 725th454th479th256th629th28th
Mathematics 558th328th331st78th460th11th
Psychology 667th370th363rd104th629th10th
Social Sciences 797th478th489th220th717th25th

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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