Washington University in Saint Louis *University

United States

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Foundation: 1853

Mission: Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

Vision: Information not localized

History: wustl.edu

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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 193rd81st158th75th
Arts and Humanities 108th54th99th51st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 62nd34th52nd33rd
Business, Management and Accounting 319th94th253rd80th
Chemistry 257th124th195th119th
Computer Science 298th98th211th90th
Dentistry 259th72nd204th66th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 377th148th309th135th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 231st71st184th61st
Energy 404th132nd293rd119th
Engineering 297th108th208th103rd
Environmental Science 388th139th302nd128th
Mathematics 372nd130th278th122nd
Medicine 44th28th40th27th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 121st54th83rd53rd
Physics and Astronomy 249th110th190th107th
Psychology 67th44th66th42nd
Social Sciences 245th89th204th79th

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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