Universidad de Malaga *University


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Foundation: 1972

Mission: The University of Málaga is an institution of public law, which generates and transmits knowledge, and provides higher education services through teaching, study and research in an environment characterized by technological, cultural and tourist activity. It was created in 1972 following the initiative of a popular movement that resulted in the constitution of the citizen's platform "Friends of the University of Málaga". It is a dynamic and innovative University, socially recognised for its prestige and leadership, open and participative at the service of society, committed to quality and excellence, with lifelong learning, integrated into the European Higher Education and Research Area, concerned with professional insertion, linked to the business world, the Andalusian Technology Park and the public sector, competitive and outstanding in the Andalusian, national and international environment, as well as oriented towards the global and knowledge society.

Vision: 1º A University characterized by excellence in the teaching-learning process. 2º A University recognised for research excellence, knowledge transfer and the promotion of innovation. 3º A University that guarantees personal and professional development, equality and the conciliation of family and work life. 4º A University that conserves its heritage and develops its university campus with criteria of unsustainability, integration into the city and future perspectives. 5º A University committed to its technological, environmental, economic, social, historical and cultural surroundings, and which incorporates the principles of social responsibility into its activity. 6º A University of reference, integrating, intercultural, strategically positioned in Malaga and its province, with national and international projection, open to students and professionals from all over the world. 7º A University strategically allied with other universities, institutions and companies in the area in order to develop and consolidate a Campus of Excellence

History: www.uma.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterranea La Mayora
  • Laboratorio de Materiales y Superficies


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 571st329th326th117th507th68th
Arts and Humanities 389th202nd196th46th354th24th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 665th382nd369th96th590th79th
Business, Management and Accounting 422nd188th187th37th337th22nd
Chemistry 601st337th331st107th522nd89th
Computer Science 372nd149th144th21st280th16th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 467th299th298th109th399th67th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 459th238th241st47th382nd27th
Energy 528th288th287th95th413th64th
Engineering 456th233rd229th49th359th37th
Environmental Science 543rd347th343rd124th455th80th
Mathematics 425th213th213th28th330th22nd
Medicine 618th333rd325th86th568th63rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 564th271st267th58th472nd37th
Physics and Astronomy 472nd249th245th46th401st32nd
Psychology 433rd198th192nd35th406th21st
Social Sciences 411th178th179th38th349th21st

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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