Vanderbilt University *University

United States

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Foundation: 1873

Mission: Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.

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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 312th124th266th116th
Arts and Humanities 137th61st122nd58th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 83rd47th70th46th
Business, Management and Accounting 392nd121st312th103rd
Chemistry 190th92nd137th87th
Computer Science 336th115th247th106th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 327th119th261st109th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 297th93rd241st80th
Energy 325th97th220th90th
Engineering 254th92nd169th88th
Environmental Science 332nd111th248th103rd
Mathematics 382nd135th288th127th
Medicine 59th38th54th37th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 112th49th76th48th
Physics and Astronomy 253rd111th194th108th
Psychology 61st40th60th38th
Social Sciences 127th50th104th47th
Veterinary 166th60th131st53rd

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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