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 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 +601st152nd404th142nd
Arts and Humanities 962nd262nd795th231st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1066th340th789th316th
Business, Management and Accounting 837th194th602nd167th
Chemistry 1249th290th808th270th
Computer Science 653rd161st438th142nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2090th343rd1251st302nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1304th225th835th195th
Energy 621st115th330th106th
Engineering +679th160th424th147th
Environmental Science 1162nd211th690th193rd
Mathematics 804th171st537th154th
Medicine +1335th350th954th317th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 797th255th551st244th
Physics and Astronomy 960th245th675th229th
Psychology 825th300th718th264th
Social Sciences 1309th309th967th271st

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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