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Foundation: 1940

Mission: The University of Costa Rica is a higher education and cultural institution, constitutionally autonomous and democratic, made up of a community of professors, students and administrative staff, dedicated to teaching, research, social action, study, meditation, artistic creation and the dissemination of knowledge.

Vision: The aspirations of the institution are, first of all, to strengthen academic excellence through the development and permanent cultivation of a quality culture, with a close articulation between teaching, social action and research and through the updating of the curricula in undergraduate and graduate studies in all its university sites, the generation of innovative careers, continuous improvement and high-level training of academic and administrative staff, in order to meet, in a relevant manner, the needs of Costa Rican society and to enhance its leadership in the development of national education. Secondly, to enhance the generation of scientific, technological, socio-cultural and innovative knowledge in all units of the University and between disciplines, as well as to join international academic networks, based on mutual recognition, respect and shared benefits, with a view to strengthening academic culture. Thirdly, to promote integration, alliances, social commitment, cooperation, solidarity, the dissemination of university work and innovation in order to forge new spaces, with the aim of transferring and exchanging the knowledge generated between the University and society. Fourthly, to promote the democratization of entry to higher education through programs that favor equity and social inclusion and, at the same time, to promote initiatives to strengthen support services for the student population, in order to facilitate the permanence and successful completion of their studies in the institution. Finally, to promote international solidarity through the development of academic networks and the mobility of teachers, students and administrative staff, as well as to update the mechanisms and platforms of university management, ensuring environmental sustainability, technological leadership and modernity of physical infrastructure, in order to enhance relevance, efficiency and accountability.

History: www.ucr.ac.cr

Overall percentile
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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 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 +2179th75th267th1441st1st
Arts and Humanities +1239th73rd151st980th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3319th87th364th2358th1st
Chemistry 2764th59th284th1764th2nd
Computer Science 2705th70th192nd1628th1st
Dentistry 723rd85th119th475th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1893rd58th153rd1172nd1st
Energy 678th3rd33rd381st1st
Engineering +2076th40th149th1308th1st
Environmental Science 3057th124th307th1715th1st
Mathematics 2599th88th181st1527th2nd
Medicine +3132nd110th336th2180th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2607th109th301st1685th1st
Physics and Astronomy 2413th53rd179th1526th1st
Psychology 1730th95th209th1380th1st
Social Sciences +1532nd56th145th1086th1st
Veterinary 1004th147th201st576th1st

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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