Korea Institute of Geoscience and Mineral ResourcesGovernment

South Korea

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Foundation: 1918

Mission: KIGAM's Geo-research on Land & Ocean, Geo-exploration on Deep Subsurface Resources and Utilization, New Geo-technology on Geo-hazards & Global Climate Change "Leading Innovative Geo-Science and Technology solutions to create a Sustainable Earth"

Vision: Leading innovative solution of geo-technology to sustainable Earth As the only research institute for geological resources in Korea, our mission is to create a brighter future for the Korean peninsula and for the entire world.

History: english.kigam.re.kr


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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

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 873rd474th784th80th
Chemistry 633rd372nd552nd62nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 473rd220th405th14th
Energy 541st335th426th67th
Engineering 595th334th498th58th
Environmental Science 615th388th527th67th
Physics and Astronomy 716th385th640th65th
Social Sciences 737th265th657th40th

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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