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 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 45th14th31st14th
Arts and Humanities 9th3rd8th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 11th6th9th6th
Business, Management and Accounting 45th11th35th11th
Chemistry 18th8th10th8th
Computer Science 14th6th7th6th
Dentistry 66th20th50th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 49th14th28th14th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 6th3rd5th3rd
Energy 35th5th9th5th
Engineering 29th7th9th7th
Environmental Science 44th9th26th9th
Mathematics 16th5th7th5th
Medicine 13th8th11th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 23rd10th13th10th
Physics and Astronomy 15th6th9th6th
Psychology 11th8th11th7th
Social Sciences 11th5th10th4th
Veterinary 208th74th165th65th

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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