Commissariat a l’Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives *Government


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Foundation: 1945

Mission: Created in 1945 to implement a major political project - to develop all the applications arising from the atomic sciences - the CEA remains the instrument with which the public authorities have equipped themselves to conduct research presenting major strategic and societal challenges. As part of this mission, the CEA develops new scientific knowledge and transfers technological innovations to the industrial world. The historic mission entrusted to the CEA has irrigated several fields of research directly or indirectly linked to the atomic sciences. Today, nuclear power remains a central subject of study for the CEA. But to accomplish its mission, the organization has had to broaden the scope of its research in physics, chemistry and biology and develop new knowledge in microelectronics, materials and new energy technologies, for example.

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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 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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDFrance
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 310th140th136th264th22nd
Arts and Humanities 242nd109th105th216th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 301st108th99th247th17th
Chemistry 300th96th92nd234th14th
Computer Science 188th57th55th122nd8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 75th21st20th48th8th
Energy 163rd36th33rd84th4th
Engineering 124th23rd21st69th3rd
Environmental Science 259th107th103rd179th20th
Mathematics 126th39th36th79th10th
Medicine 375th148th140th331st19th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 349th126th120th277th15th
Physics and Astronomy 27th7th7th17th2nd
Psychology 485th237th231st454th13th
Social Sciences 218th74th73rd178th3rd

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.

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