Instituto Potosino de Investigacion Cientifica y TecnologicaGovernment


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Foundation: 2000

Mission: We are a dynamic, innovative and excellent institution with regional and national leadership, international presence and social responsibility. IPICYT is a Public Research Center of the CONACYT system that cultivates the natural and exact sciences, with highly specialized multidisciplinary academic groups and first-rate infrastructure. It generates, disseminates and discloses knowledge, trains human resources and develops technological projects and services for the academic, business, social and governmental sectors.

Vision: To be an institution with international prestige and leadership, with regional and national impact, with updated infrastructure, and consolidated research groups, which promotes professional and personal development. To promote interdisciplinary projects with academic and scientific excellence. To form human resources of excellence, with international level and competitive in the labor market. To transfer the knowledge generated to society.


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 Government 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.

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDMexico
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +698th190th290th627th48th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 945th189th343rd872nd57th
Chemistry 769th81st213th684th19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +554th148th210th485th29th
Energy 444th11th58th337th3rd
Engineering +551st47th117th455th7th
Environmental Science 641st162nd242nd548th41st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 834th134th246th750th27th
Physics and Astronomy 670th91st171st579th23rd

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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