Rensselaer Polytechnic InstituteUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1824

Mission: The application of science to the common purposes of life.

Vision: Prominence in the 21st century as a top-tier world-class technological research university with global reach and global impact.



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 454th181st393rd166th
Arts and Humanities 467th215th429th196th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 603rd321st529th301st
Business, Management and Accounting 622nd199th504th172nd
Chemistry 387th200th317th188th
Computer Science 382nd139th289th128th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 431st187th363rd170th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 493rd167th410th149th
Energy 365th115th254th105th
Engineering 331st126th240th119th
Environmental Science 533rd248th445th231st
Mathematics 421st155th326th146th
Medicine 575th307th525th285th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 420th196th339th190th
Physics and Astronomy 426th182nd357th173rd
Psychology 613th322nd575th294th
Social Sciences 589th228th510th202nd

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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