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Foundation: 1972

Mission: The University of Cantabria is a public institution whose mission is to develop an integral education, with a global vision and which responds to the needs of its environment, generating quality research and training, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship and transferring knowledge and culture in a socially responsible way. Comprehensive training, with a global vision and that responds to the needs of its environment: Comprehensive: to train, besides very valuable professionals, people with a critical spirit, social values, European and global feeling and digital mentality. With a global vision: with the capacity to attract talent and prepare our graduates, Teaching and Research Staff (PDI) and Administration and Services Staff (PAS) with the ability to compete globally. That it responds to the needs of its environment: that it allows it to respond with more agility to what society and the job-generating sectors are demanding, without losing the quality or coherence of a university education. Quality research: to generate new quality knowledge in all areas of the university. Innovation and entrepreneurial culture: to transfer the results of research in collaboration with the business and professional sector, in order to improve the quality of life and social and economic development. Transfer of knowledge and culture: disseminate to encourage vocations and promote social awareness. Socially responsible: to develop university social responsibility as an instrument of social change, contributing to the development of a diverse, tolerant and cohesive society.

Vision: The University of Cantabria will become a fundamental asset for an intelligent development, putting in value the potentialities of the region and leading the change towards a growth pattern based on knowledge and innovation. All this will contribute to a sustainable social and economic development, transforming Cantabria into an internationally recognized "Region of Knowledge". A university with a quality education in line with social demand, aimed at the employability of its graduates and which attracts national and international students. A university with a research activity that responds to the demands of the environment and with criteria of scientific excellence that projects it internationally. A university with a close collaboration with the socio-economic environment that promotes transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation. A university committed to the social, educational and economic development of its region. A university that is sustainable from a social, environmental and economic point of view, and that provides solutions to social needs. A university in tune with the Action Plan for the implementation of Agenda 2030 and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDA). A university that adapts to change and makes internationalisation, the integration of technology into educational models and employability transversal elements of its new organisational culture. In short, a university in which the skills, competencies and motivations of the people who make up the university are the key to its future.

History: web.unican.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Instituto de Biomedicina y Biotecnologia de Cantabria
  • Instituto de Fisica de Cantabria
  • Instituto de Hidraulica Ambiental de Cantabria
  • Instituto Internacional de Investigaciones Prehistoricas de Cantabria
  • Unidad de Biomedicina
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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 +2096th658th604th250th1344th124th
Arts and Humanities +687th294th223rd61st585th34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2128th793rd668th168th1579th130th
Business, Management and Accounting 597th246th165th40th439th25th
Chemistry 1345th455th362nd94th869th78th
Computer Science 1664th592nd502nd97th1122nd69th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1191st426th361st96th757th53rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 679th271st206th47th467th25th
Energy 1150th327th276th65th647th46th
Engineering +1022nd335th273rd53rd667th43rd
Environmental Science 1024th352nd272nd68th602nd48th
Mathematics 1877th633rd564th103rd1183rd58th
Medicine +2558th886th771st214th1813th144th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2948th837th805th314th1824th173rd
Physics and Astronomy 1576th592nd527th103rd1087th75th
Psychology 1529th607th479th162nd1263rd82nd
Social Sciences +635th257th187th59th503rd36th

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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