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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

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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 +545th195th163rd47th381st36th
Arts and Humanities +24th9th4th2nd21st1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 420th117th88th12th315th9th
Business, Management and Accounting 324th121st72nd17th228th6th
Chemistry 660th199th150th40th451st36th
Computer Science 584th171st132nd24th387th20th
Dentistry 18th4th1st4th9th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +730th255th195th45th459th29th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 270th95th63rd13th181st6th
Energy 629th159th124th29th348th24th
Engineering +613th161st121st25th385th21st
Environmental Science 630th174th135th38th347th28th
Mathematics 491st143rd113th19th306th15th
Medicine +239th67th52nd10th191st9th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 268th68th57th14th171st8th
Physics and Astronomy 776th256th194th31st542nd27th
Psychology 185th60th37th7th171st6th
Social Sciences +119th41st27th9th92nd6th
Veterinary 63rd19th14th7th40th3rd

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?

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