Stanford University *University

United States

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Foundation: 1891

Mission: Since its founding, Stanford has sought and embraced new ways of fulfilling the university’s mission of research, education, and service.

Vision: Fueled by optimism, ingenuity and a sense of responsibility, we seek to accelerate our purposeful impact in the world.


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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 +93rd24th57th23rd
Arts and Humanities +11th3rd8th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 14th7th10th7th
Business, Management and Accounting 62nd16th45th15th
Chemistry 45th15th26th14th
Computer Science 25th6th7th6th
Dentistry 109th29th81st26th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +60th13th28th13th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 13th5th10th5th
Energy 38th3rd7th3rd
Engineering +44th10th12th10th
Environmental Science 74th11th25th11th
Mathematics 36th8th13th8th
Medicine +15th10th13th10th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 36th10th17th10th
Physics and Astronomy 38th16th22nd16th
Psychology 16th10th16th9th
Social Sciences +20th8th15th7th
Veterinary 265th70th176th63rd

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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