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 +48th15th28th15th
Arts and Humanities +13th5th9th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11th6th9th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 52nd15th39th14th
Chemistry 29th12th17th10th
Computer Science 15th6th8th6th
Dentistry 129th41st98th38th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +63rd18th34th18th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 10th4th7th4th
Energy 24th3rd6th3rd
Engineering +35th8th10th8th
Environmental Science 30th8th14th8th
Mathematics 22nd6th8th6th
Medicine +14th9th12th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 30th11th14th11th
Physics and Astronomy 29th10th16th10th
Psychology 8th6th8th5th
Social Sciences +12th5th9th4th
Veterinary 213th65th153rd59th

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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