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Foundation: 1939

Mission: The French state has entrusted the CNRS with the role of advancing knowledge for the benefit of society. The organisation seeks to accomplish this national mission while respecting ethical rules and showing commitment to professional equality. "To identify and conduct, alone or with its partners, research that is in the interest of science as well as the technological, social, and cultural advancement of the country."

Vision: Information not localized

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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 Government 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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27OECDFrance
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +4th1st1st1st1st
Arts and Humanities +1st1st1st1st1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4th1st1st2nd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 5th1st1st1st1st
Chemistry 3rd1st1st1st1st
Computer Science 3rd1st1st1st1st
Dentistry 103rd39th27th76th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2nd1st1st1st1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 2nd1st1st2nd1st
Energy 6th1st1st1st1st
Engineering +4th1st1st1st1st
Environmental Science 3rd1st1st1st1st
Mathematics 1st1st1st1st1st
Medicine +12th3rd3rd10th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 5th1st1st3rd1st
Physics and Astronomy 3rd1st1st1st1st
Psychology 7th3rd1st7th1st
Social Sciences +2nd1st1st1st1st
Veterinary 57th19th14th40th2nd

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 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.

Where is the institution located?

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