Universidad Autonoma de Madrid *University


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Foundation: 1968

Mission: The Universidad Autónoma de Madrid is a public law entity which, within the scope of its competencies, is responsible for the public service of higher education through research, teaching and study, as well as the transfer of knowledge to society. It has legal personality and its own assets and makes autonomy a fundamental sign of its identity. It is defined by its desire for innovation and social involvement, in coordination and collaboration with other universities and institutions.

Vision: The UAM aims to consolidate its international recognition as a sustainable public university, leader in Latin America and outstanding in Europe, intensive in research and training excellence, innovation and teaching quality. With a strong commitment to society, employability and its productive environment, through collaboration with other scientific, social and economic institutions, which facilitate the employability of its graduates. The UAM is committed to training participative people, with a critical spirit and ethical values, who identify with an institution that stands out for transparency and efficiency in its management and international visibility as a teaching and research centre.

History: www.uam.es

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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 Universities 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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 356th168th164th41st306th24th
Arts and Humanities 235th103rd100th18th209th11th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 395th167th156th17th335th14th
Business, Management and Accounting 493rd228th226th51st397th30th
Chemistry 401st167th160th39th330th38th
Computer Science 447th206th202nd37th350th26th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 365th202nd200th50th297th28th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 356th177th175th29th291st18th
Energy 300th99th99th22nd198th17th
Engineering 321st121st117th18th230th14th
Environmental Science 396th211th205th53rd310th37th
Mathematics 313th134th132nd15th227th12th
Medicine 408th172nd162nd24th362nd18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 351st128th122nd15th279th6th
Physics and Astronomy 240th84th80th6th181st6th
Psychology 214th85th79th7th202nd5th
Social Sciences 240th92nd90th16th199th10th

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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