West Virginia University *University

United States

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Foundation: 1867

Mission: As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at West Virginia University commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement.

Vision: As one West Virginia University, we are purposeful in our studies and our work so that we can partner with our communities – both near and far – to bring needed and valued solutions to real-life problems within the pillars of education, healthcare and prosperity.

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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 530th221st466th201st
Arts and Humanities 428th192nd390th175th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 616th330th542nd310th
Business, Management and Accounting 397th123rd316th105th
Chemistry 472nd244th397th230th
Computer Science 410th155th315th141st
Dentistry 288th80th227th73rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 374th145th306th132nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 360th114th295th99th
Energy 401st130th290th117th
Engineering 405th160th309th151st
Environmental Science 412th154th325th142nd
Mathematics 544th227th446th211th
Medicine 548th290th498th271st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 420th196th339th190th
Physics and Astronomy 489th213th418th202nd
Psychology 329th166th312th147th
Social Sciences 358th132nd306th114th

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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