Mission: The Universidad del Norte Foundation, in accordance with the principles, values and objectives that have guided it since its creation, has as its mission the integral formation of the person in the area of higher education, and the contribution, through its institutional presence in the community, to the harmonious development of society and the country, especially in the Colombian Caribbean Region.
The Foundation carries out this university work both in the undergraduate and advanced training modalities, and its work is characterized by a wide social and humanistic content, and by the emphasis on scientific and research foundations to respond to the requirements of the progress of science and the social needs of the region and the country.
The Institution seeks to train its students as thinking, analytical and solid ethical principles people, who conceive innovative ideas in order to participate in an active, enterprising, responsible, honest, critical and pragmatic way in the process of social, economic, political and cultural development of the community.
The University aims to ensure that the training it provides is carried out by suitable, qualified teachers with a profound academic vocation. To support them in this task, it is determined to have the most appropriate and advanced teaching, research and extension methods in contemporary higher education. In this regard, science, technology, the humanities and the arts will continue to be the distinctive institutional axes for student training.
Present in the life of the community through the exercise of its academic functions (teaching, research, extension and services to the external sector), the Universidad del Norte seeks to keep its directors, professors, students and alumni in permanent study, analysis and research of the specific problems of the community in which they find themselves.
Our institution is committed from its origins, in the present and towards the future, to all dimensions of social, economic, political, environmental and cultural development, with social responsibility, keeping its own place of insertion in society, which is the academic one.
Vision: In the year 2022, the Universidad del Norte will continue to be one of the best universities in the country, in Latin America and the Caribbean, because of its commitment to excellence in the training of its students and in the creation of knowledge, its high impact on regional and national development, and its dialogue with global society in the continuous search for a better future.
In the realization of the vision to 2022, the university will strengthen its accreditations, its position in international rankings as recognition of excellence in the teaching-learning processes with innovation and pedagogy, the high scientific level of its faculty and the international projection of the extension.
It will increase and energize the competitiveness of its graduates, who will be strategic allies in the implementation of projects and in the strengthening of links with the business sector.
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
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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