Centre Tecnologic de Telecomunicacions de CatalunyaGovernment


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Foundation: 2001

Mission: CTTC’s core activity is the conception, design and implementation of research and development projects, which have to produce innovative results in all their development phases, in both scientific and engineering terms. The acquisition of an international reputation in its scientific and technological activity, shaped in terms of scientific production, will favour CTTC’s mission of becoming an Excellence Center. CTTC aims at fostering innovation potential by making new scientific knowledge accessible and supporting its implementation. In this way, CTTC significantly contributes to consolidating Barcelona’s position as an important center of technology, besides helping expand Spain’s role within the European telecommunications research community and industry. Finally, CTTC contributes to the economic growth of the Catalan industrial context, by becoming a partner of solid reputation in research and technological development, as well as a provider of knowledge and human resources for the industrial research.

Vision: CTTC is a non-profit research center, from a public initiative and with a high degree of self-financing, open to the participation of other public and private bodies, as well as to partnership with the industrial and business sectors. CTTC has a professional scientific management, a critical mass of researchers and projects, real possibilities of growing and establishing durable links with the industrial and business sectors, and the capacity of leadering technological projects, both national and international. The expertise accumulated at CTTC makes us one of the primary addresses for Spanish telecom industry, as well as one of the leading European institutions for research at physical, access and network layers in telecommunications.

History: www.cttc.es


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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 Government 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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Computer Science 336th125th120th15th247th11th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 180th65th62nd9th126th3rd
Engineering 328th126th122nd21st237th17th
Mathematics 219th81st78th4th151st3rd
Physics and Astronomy 153rd45th43rd3rd110th3rd

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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