Pontificia Universidad Catolica del EcuadorUniversity


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Foundation: 1946

Mission: It is an academic community that, in a rigorous and critical manner, contributes to the protection and development of human dignity and cultural heritage through research, teaching and various services offered to local, national and international communities. It pays particular attention to the ethical dimensions of all fields of knowledge and human action, both at the individual and social levels. Within this framework, it advocates respect for the dignity and rights of the human person and his or her transcendent values, supports and promotes the implementation of justice in all orders of existence, promotes the preservation of the environment and respect for life. It enjoys the autonomy inherent in its status as a university, which is necessary for it to carry out its functions effectively. It exercises this autonomy responsibly, and consequently complies with social accountability, as determined by law. It guarantees its members academic freedom, safeguarding the rights of the individual and of the community within the requirements of truth and the common good directs its activity towards the integral formation of the human being. Therefore, it tries to train its members intellectually and ethically for the service to society in the professional practice and in the commitment with the sustainable development of the country. It seeks to integrate knowledge by examining reality with the methods of each academic discipline and, at the same time, promoting dialogue between these disciplines so that they can mutually enrich each other. It promotes the commitment of all members of the university community to the achievement of institutional goals through dialogue and participation, in accordance with this Statute h) as a private university it offers a specific alternative in the academic field in accordance with its own Statute and regulations, and as a Catholic university, it is inspired by Christian principles; it advocates the responsibility of the human being before God, respect for the dignity and rights of the human person and for his or her transcendent values; it supports and promotes the implementation of justice in all orders of existence; it encourages dialogue between the various disciplines and the faith, reflection on the great moral and religious challenges, and Christian practice.

Vision: PUCE is the national reference in integral and inclusive education with social impact. Innovation, agility and commitment identify its organizational culture. It is internationally recognized for its scientific production and the quality of its students and teachers.


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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 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 AmericaIBEROAMERICAEcuador
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3552nd261st503rd7th
Arts and Humanities 1748th154th251st3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4527th209th555th5th
Computer Science 3980th211th363rd13th
Engineering 4139th211th346th10th
Environmental Science 4093rd247th475th11th
Mathematics 2957th121st220th3rd
Medicine +4755th297th637th4th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3803rd219th476th5th
Psychology 1678th91st201st1st
Social Sciences +3099th209th347th13th

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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