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Foundation: 1957

Mission: UNLV’s diverse faculty, students, staff, and alumni promote community well-being and individual achievement through education, research, scholarship, creative activities, and clinical services. We stimulate economic development and diversification, foster a climate of innovation, promote health, and enrich the cultural vitality of the communities that we serve.

Vision: By 2025, UNLV will be recognized as a top tier public university in research, education, and community impact.


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 areas/categories

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 +2559th420th1649th370th
Arts and Humanities +914th253rd754th226th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2847th629th2075th557th
Business, Management and Accounting 463rd102nd331st85th
Chemistry 2154th430th1437th386th
Computer Science 1188th300th809th263rd
Dentistry 455th87th320th80th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1368th249th862nd224th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1154th205th744th176th
Energy 2102nd301st1162nd260th
Engineering +1490th322nd981st284th
Environmental Science 1757th316th1033rd284th
Mathematics 1766th328th1108th285th
Medicine +2276th514th1633rd449th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1637th385th1133rd349th
Physics and Astronomy 1677th347th1139th309th
Psychology 473rd197th418th169th
Social Sciences +537th161st414th139th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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