Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologia *Government


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Foundation: 1970

Mission: Its mission is to develop and strengthen national scientific, technological and innovation capacities by supporting projects directly linked to research in science and humanities, technological development, innovation, specialized and highly qualified training of the academic and research community, protection of knowledge and universal access to knowledge and its benefits, as well as open access to the information generated by the projects supported.

Vision: The Council's vision is to be the Mexican State's entity that promotes research in the sciences and humanities, technological modernization and development, as well as innovation; advises the public administration on these matters, and specializes in articulating the Federal Government's relative public policies.


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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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDMexico
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 263rd8th18th221st3rd
Arts and Humanities 423rd21st54th385th2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 784th34th163rd707th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 607th23rd74th490th2nd
Chemistry 616th17th115th537th3rd
Computer Science 438th4th34th342nd1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 410th26th73rd342nd4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 415th13th40th345th3rd
Energy 449th14th63rd338th5th
Engineering 461st7th53rd364th1st
Environmental Science 455th18th75th368th4th
Mathematics 430th5th29th334th2nd
Medicine 688th43rd135th638th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 734th55th142nd637th9th
Physics and Astronomy 471st11th45th400th3rd
Psychology 781st79th155th741st8th
Social Sciences 346th9th29th295th2nd
Veterinary 407th53rd82nd316th6th

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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