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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 +214th61st131st56th
Arts and Humanities +447th148th387th130th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 721st258th536th245th
Business, Management and Accounting 132nd35th96th33rd
Chemistry 731st209th474th195th
Computer Science 140th41st71st37th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +384th88th236th80th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 350th84th246th70th
Energy 147th25th59th24th
Engineering +153rd41st74th40th
Environmental Science 441st80th239th75th
Mathematics 208th50th116th46th
Medicine +897th268th652nd243rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 704th231st491st222nd
Physics and Astronomy 606th183rd418th173rd
Psychology 236th117th215th102nd
Social Sciences +168th62nd139th55th
Veterinary 180th46th118th42nd

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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