Iowa State UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1858

Mission: Create, share and apply knowledge to make Iowa and the world a better place.

Vision: Iowa State University will lead the world in advancing the land-grant ideals of putting science, technology, and human creativity to work.



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 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 70th27th53rd26th
Arts and Humanities 325th138th292nd124th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 392nd198th333rd189th
Business, Management and Accounting 132nd43rd104th38th
Chemistry 410th208th339th196th
Computer Science 348th122nd258th112th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 312th112th246th102nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 216th68th172nd60th
Energy 319th95th216th88th
Engineering 274th100th187th95th
Environmental Science 202nd59th130th57th
Mathematics 366th127th272nd119th
Medicine 454th234th406th219th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 442nd209th358th201st
Physics and Astronomy 355th146th290th139th
Psychology 167th92nd157th85th
Social Sciences 242nd88th201st78th
Veterinary 27th14th21st13th

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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