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Foundation: 1939

Mission: Maintain expertise in information technology, aerospace and aeronautics research and engineering. Conduct research in space, Earth, lunar and biological sciences. Develop lead status for NASA in small spacecraft missions. Contribute innovative, high performance and reliable exploration technologies.

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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 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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 335th134th288th126th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 617th331st543rd311th
Chemistry 577th296th498th275th
Computer Science 458th183rd361st166th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 161st55th110th51st
Energy 403rd131st292nd118th
Engineering 369th149th276th141st
Environmental Science 538th251st450th233rd
Mathematics 318th102nd231st97th
Physics and Astronomy 398th167th330th159th
Social Sciences 713th313th633rd279th

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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