Portland State UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1946

Mission: We serve and sustain a vibrant urban region through our creativity, collective knowledge and expertise. We are dedicated to collaborative learning, innovative research, sustainability and community engagement. We educate a diverse community of lifelong learners. Our research and teaching have global impact.

Vision: Portland State University leads the way to an equitable and sustainable future through academic excellence, urban engagement, and expanding opportunity for all.

History: www.pdx.edu


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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 602nd265th535th239th
Arts and Humanities 441st199th403rd182nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 755th424th678th399th
Business, Management and Accounting 362nd112th289th96th
Chemistry 320th164th254th157th
Computer Science 493rd201st395th181st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 457th213th389th195th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 398th128th329th112th
Energy 592nd229th477th205th
Engineering 579th268th482nd247th
Environmental Science 440th178th353rd163rd
Mathematics 531st217th433rd202nd
Medicine 708th421st658th391st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 718th343rd621st317th
Physics and Astronomy 681st314th607th290th
Psychology 384th194th361st173rd
Social Sciences 380th141st323rd123rd

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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