Mission: The Universidad Francisco de Paula Santander is a public institution of higher education, oriented to the continuous improvement and quality in the processes of teaching, research and extension, within the framework of methodological strategies in presence, distance and virtual, whose fundamental purpose is the integral formation of professionals committed to the solution of problems of the environment, in search of the sustainable development of the region.
Vision: The Francisco de Paula Santander University will be recognized nationally for the high quality, competitiveness and relevance of its academic programs, the generation of knowledge, the transfer of science and technology, and the training of professionals with a sense of social responsibility, using methodological strategies that are face-to-face, distance and virtual, to facilitate the transformation of society from the local to the global level.
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.
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.
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.