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


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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 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
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 727th119th220th11th
Arts and Humanities 534th66th116th16th
Business, Management and Accounting 830th84th156th13th
Chemistry 676th42nd152nd3rd
Computer Science 740th117th189th20th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 536th92nd161st9th
Energy 661st101st179th16th
Engineering 681st110th183rd15th
Environmental Science 636th103rd191st9th
Medicine 830th144th255th18th
Physics and Astronomy 676th61st146th7th
Psychology 795th86th162nd11th
Social Sciences 750th112th182nd14th

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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