California Institute of Technology *University

United States

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Foundation: 1891

Mission: The mission of the California Institute of Technology is to expand human knowledge and benefit society through research integrated with education. We investigate the most challenging, fundamental problems in science and technology in a singularly collegial, interdisciplinary atmosphere, while educating outstanding students to become creative members of society.

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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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 233rd98th195th91st
Arts and Humanities 127th58th114th55th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 165th94th135th91st
Business, Management and Accounting 684th231st560th201st
Chemistry 75th31st47th31st
Computer Science 153rd48th91st45th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 13th4th7th4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 384th124th316th108th
Energy 197th44th113th41st
Engineering 129th50th73rd48th
Environmental Science 135th33rd77th32nd
Mathematics 105th29th62nd29th
Medicine 315th161st274th153rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 81st34th51st33rd
Physics and Astronomy 24th10th15th10th
Psychology 417th213th391st191st
Social Sciences 377th140th321st122nd

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.

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