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Foundation: 1958

Mission: Our mission is to create new knowledge and educate future talents. At the same time we must renew ourselves; we take care of our skills, create new ways to do things and update methods of teaching. We wish new ideas welcome and see possibilities in change, since thinking critically helps question old practises. Sharing knowledge and enabling innovations is important to us. We encourage students and colleagues to think open-mindedly, to do things for the first time and, when needed, to learn from their mistakes.

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Overall percentile
Research percentile
Innovation percentile
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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDFinland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1092nd353rd297th36th726th10th
Arts and Humanities +560th235th179th25th479th6th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2035th751st630th53rd1508th12th
Business, Management and Accounting 287th110th62nd18th211th8th
Chemistry 1541st529th432nd34th997th10th
Computer Science 223rd51st39th8th129th3rd
Dentistry 259th96th77th13th184th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1032nd375th313th30th658th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 872nd333rd267th39th594th11th
Energy 491st111th89th10th253rd2nd
Engineering +283rd62nd47th10th161st3rd
Environmental Science 926th315th242nd35th542nd7th
Mathematics 253rd73rd54th9th147th3rd
Medicine +1604th551st458th43rd1132nd12th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1878th588th519th43rd1280th12th
Physics and Astronomy 746th248th196th20th522nd3rd
Psychology 761st312th222nd29th666th8th
Social Sciences +384th141st98th22nd310th6th

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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