Instituto Tecnologico de Costa RicaUniversity

Costa Rica

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Foundation: 1971

Mission: "To contribute to the integral development of the country, through the training of human resources, research and extension; maintaining scientific, technological and technical leadership, academic excellence and strict adherence to ethical, humanistic and environmental standards, from a state university perspective of quality and competitiveness at the national and international level. It is important to note that this mission is in harmony with Articles 1 and 3 of the Organic Law, which is why "this guideline is based on the definition without going beyond it, but rather clarifies, enriches and updates it".

Vision: "The Technological Institute of Costa Rica will continue to contribute through the solid formation of human talent, the development of research, extension, social action and relevant scientific-technological innovation, entrepreneurship and close links with the different social actors to the building of a more supportive and inclusive society; committed to the pursuit of social justice, respect for human rights and the environment".


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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 AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDCosta Rica
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +4025th348th597th2208th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5079th297th661st3068th3rd
Computer Science 3661st173rd320th1948th2nd
Energy 3496th181st316th1628th2nd
Environmental Science 4600th321st569th2301st3rd
Mathematics 3666th198th303rd1886th3rd
Social Sciences +     

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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