Universidad Catolica de ColombiaUniversity


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Foundation: 1970

Mission: According to its basis and principles, the Catholic University of Colombia focuses its mission on the individual. For this: It generates its own educational act from its intellectual nature and its doctrinal wealth in use of the knowledge autonomy. It conceives education as an intelligence and freedom act of the individual. Being education a moral act par excellence which human beings assume with full knowledge, their life responsibility and co-responsibility with the environment are expressions of their personal dignity. It encourages the training in the studiositas virtue in its community. That is to think, to foster creativity and innovation, as well as to acquire knowledge, skills and abilities. It presents itself before the world as a renewing and transcendent option for men.

Vision: The Catholic University of Colombia is projected with a vision formulated as a result of the following postulate: To be recognized as an institution that trains its students with a high level of responsibility awareness for themselves and society, by incorporating in their training the human spiritual dimension and interacting with society through its students, teachers and academic results. The University formulates its development plans on a regular basis. With them, the University approaches towards the institutional vision, in compliance with its educational project.

History: www.ucatolica.edu.co


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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
Computer Science 807th144th216th26th
Psychology 736th64th139th9th
Social Sciences 761st122nd192nd19th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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