University of Washington *University

United States

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Foundation: 1861

Mission: The preservation, advancement, and dissemination of knowledge.

Vision: The University of Washington educates a diverse student body to become responsible global citizens and future leaders through a challenging learning environment informed by cutting-edge scholarship. Discovery is at the heart of our university. We discover timely solutions to the world’s most complex problems and enrich the lives of people throughout our community, the state of Washington, the nation and the world.

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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 52nd19th37th18th
Arts and Humanities 36th19th31st18th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 30th19th27th19th
Business, Management and Accounting 90th25th69th24th
Chemistry 134th62nd88th60th
Computer Science 41st11th19th11th
Dentistry 14th4th9th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 50th15th29th15th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 76th29th59th27th
Energy 66th11th22nd11th
Engineering 61st20th28th20th
Environmental Science 75th18th44th18th
Mathematics 142nd39th88th36th
Medicine 16th11th14th11th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 26th11th15th11th
Physics and Astronomy 69th28th44th28th
Psychology 12th9th12th8th
Social Sciences 19th9th17th8th
Veterinary 39th19th32nd18th

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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