Columbia University *University

United States

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Foundation: 1754

Mission: Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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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 110th44th86th42nd
Arts and Humanities 20th11th18th10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 47th27th40th26th
Business, Management and Accounting 88th24th67th23rd
Chemistry 90th38th58th38th
Computer Science 82nd23rd41st22nd
Dentistry 80th25th61st24th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 73rd24th46th24th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 15th7th12th7th
Energy 211th51st124th45th
Engineering 89th27th44th27th
Environmental Science 120th28th68th27th
Mathematics 102nd28th60th28th
Medicine 23rd17th21st16th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 77th32nd48th31st
Physics and Astronomy 68th27th43rd27th
Psychology 5th3rd5th3rd
Social Sciences 21st10th19th9th

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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