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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 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-28NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDFinland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 563rd324th321st39th499th8th
Arts and Humanities 401st212th206th26th365th7th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 548th275th262nd31st475th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 325th144th144th26th258th9th
Chemistry 529th272nd264th29th450th7th
Computer Science 190th58th56th8th124th4th
Dentistry 208th91st86th17th167th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 429th264th263rd45th361st11th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 586th311th326th49th492nd13th
Energy 327th117th117th14th222nd3rd
Engineering 328th126th122nd18th237th6th
Environmental Science 366th189th184th26th280th6th
Mathematics 232nd89th86th11th163rd3rd
Medicine 570th288th280th36th520th9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 407th159th155th14th327th4th
Physics and Astronomy 479th254th250th31st408th8th
Psychology 403rd183rd178th21st380th6th
Social Sciences 356th152nd150th23rd304th6th

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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