Instituto Tecnologico MetropolitanoUniversity


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Foundation: 1944

Mission: THE INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO METROPOLITANO - ITM, in Medellín, is a public university institution that offers higher education services for the integral formation of human talent with excellence in research, innovation, development, teaching, extension and administration, which seeks to prepare people for life and work with national and international projection based on human dignity and solidarity, with social and environmental awareness.

Vision: By the year 2021 the INSTITUTO TECNOLÓGICO METROPOLITANO - ITM, in Medellín, will be a Higher Education Institution with a technological vocation, recognized nationally and internationally for academic excellence focused on the quality and relevance of its programs and its teaching, research, extension and administrative functions. The ITM will have a flexible and efficient organizational model based on permanent leadership and learning, which will allow it to fulfill its educational mission with responsibility and social equity.



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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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAColombia
Business, Management and Accounting 874th101st176th18th
Computer Science 755th126th198th23rd
Energy 629th79th156th13th
Engineering 668th102nd175th12th
Mathematics 705th106th180th14th
Social Sciences 795th148th219th27th

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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