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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 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 385th187th183rd50th331st32nd
Arts and Humanities 71st23rd23rd4th64th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 500th234th222nd30th429th24th
Business, Management and Accounting 279th118th117th17th222nd9th
Chemistry 414th180th173rd44th343rd43rd
Computer Science 463rd220th215th41st366th28th
Dentistry 17th6th4th4th12th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 306th153rd152nd31st240th16th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 262nd119th116th15th210th11th
Energy 483rd248th248th74th370th48th
Engineering 415th195th191st36th319th29th
Environmental Science 367th190th185th46th281st32nd
Mathematics 387th178th178th24th293rd19th
Medicine 348th134th127th14th306th12th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 276th91st85th10th216th4th
Physics and Astronomy 467th244th240th42nd396th30th
Psychology 241st97th91st10th229th7th
Social Sciences 112th39th37th5th93rd4th
Veterinary 57th21st18th6th44th3rd

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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