Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1872

Mission: Inspired by our land-grant identity and guided by our motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech is an inclusive community of knowledge, discovery, and creativity dedicated to improving the quality of life and the human condition within the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.



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 +153rd64th116th61st
Arts and Humanities +351st151st316th138th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 437th234th375th226th
Business, Management and Accounting 93rd28th70th26th
Chemistry 366th180th292nd172nd
Computer Science 128th39th70th36th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +287th99th219th89th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 269th87th202nd74th
Energy 121st35th64th33rd
Engineering +127th41st66th40th
Environmental Science 216th77th139th71st
Mathematics 190th55th121st53rd
Medicine +488th247th422nd228th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 282nd137th218th133rd
Physics and Astronomy 368th146th283rd138th
Psychology 200th110th190th98th
Social Sciences +159th63rd131st56th
Veterinary 132nd40th94th36th

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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