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Foundation: 1867

Mission: The University of Cuenca is a public university, whose mission is to train professionals and scientists committed to improving the quality of life, in the context of interculturality and in harmony with nature. The University is based on academic quality, creativity and innovation, its capacity to respond to the scientific and human challenges of the time and an equitable, supportive and efficient regional, national and international society.

Vision: The University of Cuenca is projected as an institution with national and international recognition for its excellence in teaching with research and link with society; committed with the regional and national development plans; that promotes and leads a model of critical thinking in society.

History: www.ucuenca.edu.ec


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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 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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAEcuador
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 747th134th236th7th
Computer Science 684th75th146th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 455th42nd100th4th
Energy 670th104th183rd4th
Environmental Science 561st49th135th2nd
Mathematics 721st119th193rd9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1057th162nd283rd9th
Social Sciences 730th97th164th3rd

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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