University of Pittsburgh *University

United States

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Foundation: 1787

Mission: The University's mission is to:
* provide high-quality undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and professional fields, with emphasis upon those of special benefit to the citizens of Pennsylvania;
* offer superior graduate programs in the arts and sciences and the professions that respond to the needs of Pennsylvania, as well as to the broader needs of the nation and the world;
* engage in research, artistic, and scholarly activities that advance learning through the extension of the frontiers of knowledge and creative endeavor;
* cooperate with industrial and governmental institutions to transfer knowledge in science, technology, and health care;
* offer continuing education programs adapted to the personal enrichment, professional upgrading, and career advancement interests and needs of adult Pennsylvanians; and * make available to local communities and public agencies the expertise of the University in ways that are consistent with the primary teaching and research functions and contribute to social, intellectual, and economic development in the Commonwealth, the nation, and the world.

Vision: Information not localized


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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 240th101st201st93rd
Arts and Humanities 112th55th103rd52nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 81st46th68th45th
Business, Management and Accounting 237th70th185th59th
Chemistry 208th98th151st93rd
Computer Science 192nd60th126th55th
Dentistry 53rd16th38th15th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 271st94th208th85th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 251st76th201st64th
Energy 355th110th245th101st
Engineering 201st75th126th71st
Environmental Science 234th68th156th65th
Mathematics 226th71st158th67th
Medicine 48th32nd44th31st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 80th33rd50th32nd
Physics and Astronomy 241st103rd182nd100th
Psychology 28th17th28th16th
Social Sciences 101st45th82nd42nd
Veterinary 136th49th107th43rd

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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