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 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 230th96th192nd89th
Arts and Humanities 330th140th296th126th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 462nd235th393rd224th
Business, Management and Accounting 92nd26th71st25th
Chemistry 369th190th300th179th
Computer Science 120th37th67th34th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 283rd99th217th90th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 288th91st235th78th
Energy 220th55th133rd49th
Engineering 131st51st74th49th
Environmental Science 297th96th215th90th
Mathematics 149th43rd94th40th
Medicine 421st214th374th202nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 213th104th161st102nd
Physics and Astronomy 392nd164th324th157th
Psychology 187th102nd176th93rd
Social Sciences 156th61st125th55th
Veterinary 82nd29th61st27th

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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