Virginia Commonwealth University *University

United States

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Foundation: 1838

Mission: As the premier urban, public research university in the state, Virginia Commonwealth University’s mission is to advance knowledge and student success through its commitments to: An engaged, learner-centered environment that fosters inquiry, discovery and innovation in a global setting. Research that expands the boundaries of new knowledge and creative expression and promotes translational applications to improve human health. Interdisciplinary collaborations that bring new perspectives to complex problems and mobilize creative energies that advance innovation and solve global challenges. Health care that strives to preserve and restore health for all people, to seek the cause and cure of diseases through groundbreaking research and to educate those who serve humanity. Diversity that provides a climate of inclusion, a dedication to addressing disparities wherever they exist and an opportunity to explore and create in an environment of trust. Sustainable university-community partnerships that enhance the educational, economic and cultural vitality of the communities VCU serves in Virginia and around the world.

Vision: VCU will be a premier urban, public research university distinguished by its commitment to: The intellectual and academic success of a diverse student body Research and discovery that advances knowledge, inspires creativity and improves human health The global engagement of students, faculty and staff that transforms lives and communities


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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 562nd241st498th217th
Arts and Humanities 365th161st330th145th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 443rd227th379th216th
Business, Management and Accounting 407th126th322nd107th
Chemistry 450th232nd377th220th
Computer Science 452nd177th355th160th
Dentistry 255th70th202nd64th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 451st207th383rd190th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 440th142nd365th125th
Energy 420th146th309th133rd
Engineering 435th179th338th166th
Environmental Science 416th158th329th145th
Mathematics 516th209th418th194th
Medicine 238th122nd204th117th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 198th94th149th92nd
Physics and Astronomy 505th223rd434th211th
Psychology 89th56th86th54th
Social Sciences 324th114th275th100th

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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