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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-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +338th151st150th48th275th28th
Arts and Humanities +58th15th15th2nd48th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 472nd215th205th31st409th27th
Business, Management and Accounting 322nd142nd140th22nd253rd13th
Chemistry 410th186th180th46th335th45th
Computer Science 457th206th200th32nd350th25th
Dentistry 29th6th4th4th17th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +306th154th154th36th238th23rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 255th107th103rd15th191st10th
Energy 418th192nd192nd49th313th34th
Engineering +388th173rd169th34th293rd28th
Environmental Science 333rd148th146th34th244th24th
Mathematics 377th169th164th26th290th22nd
Medicine +337th136th126th18th284th14th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 285th88th87th13th220th4th
Physics and Astronomy 434th203rd195th29th346th24th
Psychology 218th81st74th8th207th6th
Social Sciences +91st27th26th3rd75th2nd
Veterinary 54th18th15th6th39th2nd

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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