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Foundation: 1822

Mission: The Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) is an institution with a long history and wide social recognition that aspires to be among the leading universities in Europe and to consolidate itself as a reference centre for the Latin American continent. With the students as the axis of its activity, the UCM is committed to an integral and critical education of the highest level. Teaching quality is a true "Complutense stamp" and postgraduate programmes are a priority. The Master's and PhD programs at the Complutense University have the human and material resources that guarantee their excellence. The approach and intensification of relations with society and the productive environment is one of its priorities for the coming years.

Vision: The UCM has great research potential and many of its research groups occupy leading international positions. The Complutense University is committed to developing poles of excellence based on large networks of quality groups, promoting emerging groups and integrating young researchers. And, of course, to link research with training at all levels of undergraduate and graduate education. The organization of the UCM is governed by a commitment to user service, simplifying administrative procedures. Its activity responds to the principles of democracy, transparency, sustainability of the campus, real and virtual accessibility, preservation of the environment and commitment to the social and economic environment. The UCM is a quality public university at the service of society and offers its students undergraduate and graduate degrees that are widely accepted in the working world.

History: www.ucm.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro Mixto UCM-ISCIII de Evolucion y Comportamientos Humanos
  • Centro Universitario Don Bosco
  • Instituto de Bioquimica
  • Instituto de Ciencias Matematicas
  • Instituto de Farmacologia y Toxicologia
  • Instituto de Geociencias
  • Instituto de Magnetismo Aplicado Salvador Velayos
  • Instituto de Nutricion y Bromatologia
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 Universities 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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +705th209th167th55th464th33rd
Arts and Humanities +40th12th6th2nd36th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 867th273rd213th37th640th30th
Business, Management and Accounting 399th161st98th23rd296th12th
Chemistry 990th317th248th66th643rd61st
Computer Science 695th230th180th34th468th27th
Dentistry 18th4th1st4th10th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +603rd205th161st38th381st22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 375th143rd97th19th267th12th
Energy 1065th301st252nd61st595th43rd
Engineering +870th272nd216th45th561st38th
Environmental Science 885th295th228th57th509th40th
Mathematics 777th274th228th33rd518th24th
Medicine +495th160th116th17th369th13th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 409th99th80th15th275th7th
Physics and Astronomy 908th315th255th42nd636th35th
Psychology 295th105th70th14th269th9th
Social Sciences +123rd45th26th9th101st6th
Veterinary 66th22nd16th9th48th4th

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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