Universidad de ValparaisoUniversity


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Foundation: 1981

Mission: The University of Valparaiso is a state institution, public and autonomous, founded on a long tradition and its mission is to generate and disseminate knowledge, cultivating the arts, sciences, humanities and technologies, through the development of undergraduate and graduate teaching and research, as well as providing skills and values to train graduates, professionals and researchers in a framework of quality and commitment to regional and national development, promoting its sustainable character.

Vision: The University of Valparaiso, as a state university, aspires to be an institution of excellence in the training of people, in innovation and knowledge generation and management, pluralistic, inclusive of all levels, linked to the reality of their environment, which contributes from the strengthening of its location in the Region of Valparaiso to regional and national development, sustainable and socially responsible, reference in higher education nationally and internationally.


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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 700th100th198th632nd16th
Arts and Humanities 517th53rd102nd479th15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 905th105th257th827th17th
Chemistry 674th41st151st591st5th
Computer Science 651st53rd121st548th10th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 364th19th49th296th8th
Energy 777th150th230th619th19th
Engineering 656th95th168th557th13th
Environmental Science 631st99th187th543rd19th
Mathematics 635th63rd128th537th12th
Medicine 779th100th208th729th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 915th122nd234th808th14th
Physics and Astronomy 652nd48th131st578th15th
Psychology 733rd63rd137th694th13th
Social Sciences 734th100th167th654th19th

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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