North Carolina State UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1887

Mission: As a research-extensive land-grant university, North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting our strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development across North Carolina and around the world.

Vision: NC State University will emerge as a preeminent technological research university recognized around the globe for its innovative education and research addressing the grand challenges of society.


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 areas/categories

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 +66th22nd43rd22nd
Arts and Humanities +308th129th275th118th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 319th160th267th154th
Business, Management and Accounting 158th48th118th42nd
Chemistry 306th147th236th140th
Computer Science 218th71st142nd66th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +330th121st261st111th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 245th77th182nd67th
Energy 117th33rd61st32nd
Engineering +147th50th80th48th
Environmental Science 121st37th67th36th
Mathematics 230th68th153rd64th
Medicine +394th199th335th185th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 238th113th182nd111th
Physics and Astronomy 282nd113th210th109th
Psychology 314th161st292nd144th
Social Sciences +150th59th124th52nd
Veterinary 10th4th5th4th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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