Institut National des Sciences de l'UniversGovernment


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Foundation: 1985

Mission: The National Institute of Sciences of the Universe (INSU) coordinates research covering a broad spectrum: astronomy and astrophysics; ocean and atmospheric sciences; earth and continental surface sciences. Structured around the observatories of the sciences of the Universe and involved in national and international programmes, INSU opens up avenues to respond to the major scientific challenges of today, of the Universe and the Earth and to planetary issues, such as the effects of climate change, solutions for sustainable development, the evaluation of renewable energies, the anticipation of natural risks or the origins and evolution in the Universe.

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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-28OECDFrance
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +518th300th300th448th60th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +259th114th114th192nd38th
Engineering +     
Environmental Science 402nd207th207th312th53rd
Physics and Astronomy 607th368th360th517th145th

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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