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Foundation: 1999

Mission: CFM is a research centre dedicated to promoting cutting-edge fundamental research on advanced materials, as well as creating new cohorts of highly qualified scientists who can meet the challenges of excellence in materials science research. The overall objective of CFM is to create a high quality scientific and human environment dedicated to excellence in the area of materials physics research.

Vision: The vision of the centre is to become a world reference in topics of special interest in Materials Science and Technology, developing a strategy focused on specific research topics that can be led from a small scientific community such as that of the Basque Country. The general guiding principles of CFM are excellence in basic science, training of young scientists, international collaboration approach, as well as dissemination.

History: cfm.ehu.es


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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.

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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-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Chemistry 615th350th344th114th536th94th
Physics and Astronomy 491st265th261st53rd420th36th

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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