Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria *University


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Foundation: 1989

Mission: The University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a university that emerged from a popular aspiration, committed to the continuous improvement of the quality and efficiency of the public service it provides to society. Its basic objectives are: to form competent, educated, responsible and supportive people generate, apply and disseminate knowledge collaborate in the economic progress and social welfare of the Canary Islands create and extend culture and promote international relations from our Atlantic island

Vision: We aim to achieve an autonomous university in its thinking and internal development, with high levels of self-government. An innovative university in teaching, research, management and social impact activities; that builds and radiates culture in its environment; concerned with environmental quality and sustainable development; that promotes solidarity among peoples and cooperation; that contributes to the solution of social problems and promotes international relations from our Atlantic island. Working towards this vision, our aim is to be recognized inside and outside the Canary Islands for the academic prestige of our teachers, for the comprehensive training of our graduates, for the professional work of our administration and services staff and for the relevance of our social impact actions.

History: www.ulpgc.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Fotocatalisis y Electroquimica Aplicada al Medio Ambiente


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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 635th381st384th162nd568th89th
Arts and Humanities 478th276th273rd76th440th42nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 813th521st510th186th736th146th
Business, Management and Accounting 511th237th237th52nd409th31st
Chemistry 646th374th372nd132nd565th103rd
Computer Science 481st233rd230th45th383rd32nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 501st332nd332nd135th433rd80th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 486th253rd258th59th404th31st
Energy 517th278th277th86th403rd56th
Engineering 476th252nd248th65th379th49th
Environmental Science 506th312th308th103rd418th71st
Mathematics 526th300th302nd66th428th44th
Medicine 742nd451st442nd179th692nd118th
Physics and Astronomy 452nd232nd228th37th382nd25th
Psychology 754th436th431st145th714th73rd
Social Sciences 555th276th276th73rd477th43rd
Veterinary 346th128th135th63rd275th24th

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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