Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana *University


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Foundation: 1936

Mission: The mission of the Pontifical Bolivarian University is the integral formation of the people who constitute it, through the evangelization of culture, the constant search for truth in the processes of teaching, research, social outreach and the reaffirmation of values from Christian humanism, for the good of society.

Vision: The vision of the Pontifical Bolivarian University is to be a Catholic institution of educational excellence in the integral formation of people, with ethical, scientific, business and social leadership at the service of the country.

History: www.upb.edu.co

Subordinate organizations:

  • Clinica Universitaria Bolivariana
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.

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAColombia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +437th36th87th3rd
Arts and Humanities +605th90th153rd16th
Business, Management and Accounting 831st83rd155th13th
Chemistry 679th36th162nd4th
Computer Science 772nd110th184th16th
Energy 678th115th191st25th
Engineering +617th102nd174th18th
Environmental Science 618th143rd223rd16th
Mathematics 754th146th214th20th
Medicine +840th149th280th20th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 936th179th292nd16th
Physics and Astronomy 599th42nd119th4th
Social Sciences +851st146th229th23rd

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.

Where is the institution located?

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