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Foundation: 1942

Mission: National, non-university science and research institutions fulfil an important role in the most developed countries of the EU and the world. SAS, along with the academies of other central-European countries, has historically played an important leadership role in the research organisations of the country. The first mission of SAS is to carry out top-level basic research at the frontiers of knowledge that leads to new discoveries and concepts. The second mission of SAS is to make the scientific infrastructure for technically demanding research available to all interested parties, be it universities or other organisations of research and development. The third mission is long-term strategic and applied research and development, whereby SAS intensively and effectively co-operates with the business sector, the public sector, and civil society to transfer knowledge into practice. A modern SAS must carry out all three of these missions. Exploratory frontier research must adhere to the highest international standards. SAS is developing a system for evaluating the quality of frontier research, and this system is applicable at a nationwide level. To ensure that an open science infrastructure develops, SAS is beginning work on a roadmap of the national research infrastructure, as well as on strategic plans for building a large infrastructure of European significance. One prerequisite of long-term strategic research in co-operation with the private sector is the transformation of SAS organisations into a public research institutions, which will allow the pooling of resources and personnel, the exploitation of intellectual property, patents, and licences, and the establishment of spin-offs and start-ups.

Vision: The fulfilment of the abovementioned goals and development strategies will strengthen the position of the SAS as an excellent national non-university public research institution which undertakes top-level research in selected areas of the natural, technical, medical and social sciences as well as in the humanities, for which it will have the optimal conditions and resources. This will see the SAS form a stable and promising foundation for the economic and cultural development of Slovakia with its effective integration into the European Research Area. At the same time, the SAS will be an institution which is open to new civilizational challenges and new issues in science and research, which it will be able to react to with flexibility, creativity and innovation through the results of its research and its contributions to balanced and broad social development.

History: www.sav.sk

Subordinate organizations:

  • Astronomical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Cancer Research Institute of Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Geological Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Geophysical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute for Forecasting of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute for Heart Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute for Research in Social Communication of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute for Sociology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Animal Physiology of Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Botany Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Chemistry Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Construction and Architecture of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Economic Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Electrical Engineering Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Experimental Endocrinology Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Experimental Pharmacology Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Experimental Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Experimental Psychology Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Forest Ecology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Geography of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Geotechnics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Hydrology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Landscape Ecology Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Materials and Machine Mechanics Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Materials Research of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Measurement Science Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Molecular Biology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Molecular Physiology and Genetics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Neurobiology Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Neuroimmunology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Normal and Pathological Physiology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Oriental Studies of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Parasitology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Philosophy of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Physics of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Plant Genetics and Biotechnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Technology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Virology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of World Literature of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Institute of Zoology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Mathematical Institute of the Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Polymer Institute Slovak Academy of Sciences
17th
Overall percentile
9th
Research percentile
46th
Innovation percentile
12th
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.

 
AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-28OECDSlovakia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +512th44th295th442nd2nd
Arts and Humanities +509th47th299th465th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 590th23rd319th526th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 828th142nd449th687th11th
Chemistry 684th80th430th603rd3rd
Computer Science 644th60th363rd533rd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +394th67th238th325th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 623rd112th367th525th10th
Energy 549th90th311th441st2nd
Engineering +475th41st253rd380th1st
Environmental Science 515th101st316th424th3rd
Mathematics 604th93rd367th515th4th
Medicine +609th25th330th541st1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 624th64th345th546th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 533rd54th288th444th1st
Psychology 440th13th203rd410th1st
Social Sciences +700th68th377th607th4th
Veterinary 379th22nd139th276th2nd

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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