University of Southern California *University

United States

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Foundation: 1880

Mission: The central mission of the University of Southern California is the development of human beings and society as a whole through the cultivation and enrichment of the human mind and spirit. The principal means by which our mission is accomplished are teaching, research, artistic creation, professional practice and selected forms of public service.

Vision: Information not localized


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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 283rd112th240th104th
Arts and Humanities 96th46th89th44th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 112th65th95th63rd
Business, Management and Accounting 57th14th43rd13th
Chemistry 289th142nd224th136th
Computer Science 57th19th29th19th
Dentistry 107th33rd83rd31st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 258th88th195th79th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 59th24th47th22nd
Energy 318th94th215th87th
Engineering 117th41st63rd40th
Environmental Science 283rd88th202nd84th
Mathematics 154th44th97th41st
Medicine 84th55th78th53rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 178th86th133rd84th
Physics and Astronomy 202nd87th150th85th
Psychology 53rd34th52nd32nd
Social Sciences 49th26th43rd24th

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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