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Foundation: 1218

Mission: The University of Salamanca is a public institution of higher education, and continuation of a humanistic and scientific tradition with a vocation to inspired by the principles of democracy, equality, justice and freedom, which was born in 1218 and continues to contribute to the progress of society today. Our mission emanates from the aims set out in our Statutes, approved by the Cloister: The expansion, study and integration of knowledge through research in all branches of knowledge, with a view to its organization in academic disciplines. The critical transmission of knowledge through teaching activity; the contribution to the training and further training of professionals promotion and dissemination of the Spanish language; the promotion and expansion of culture and knowledge through Lifelong learning and university extension. The transfer of scientific, technical and cultural knowledge so that, in collaboration with other social agents, this can take the form of innovation for sustainable development and improvement of the quality of life of Spain, from Castile and Leon and from all the villages. The increase in university cooperation at the national and international, especially with universities and Latin America. The promotion of systems that encourage the mobility of students, teachers and researchers, especially the development of the European Higher Education Area and the creation and development of the Ibero-American Knowledge Space. The development of research, the effective and efficient management of resources and the training of researchers; contributing to the improvement of educational system that promotes the labour insertion of the graduates; the promotion of quality assurance evaluation systems. The guarantee of personal dignity, the defence of human rights, the free development of people, without any kind of discrimination, and the right to effective equality between women and men. The increase in the quality of life in a broad sense and especially in the territory where is inserted.

Vision: The University of Salamanca aspires to be recognized as a role model in the XXI century geographical boundaries, focused on integral and lifelong education, with lines of research excellence from which to respond to the needs that poses the society of the future. The University of Salamanca must be: A University among the best in the world, with a vocation to specialization in their areas of excellence. The University of reference for Latin America, committed to its social, educational and economic development. A bridge between universities and societies in Latin America and Europe. The world reference in the study and teaching of Spanish. On this path, the goals to which it aspires are: To intensify research activity and increase productivity by diversifying the arrival of resources. Promote a balanced degree map in line with demand social, which offers complete formative itineraries to our students, with actions aimed at successful labour market insertion and that will attract Master's and doctoral students, as well as students with degrees from other universities. To strengthen collaboration with the socio-economic environment by promoting transfer, entrepreneurship and innovation projects financially sustainable and with social impact, so that the University to become a reference agent in the innovation of Castile and Leon. To develop a socially sustainable institution, and economic, which provides solutions to social needs. To progress in an agile, functional academic and administrative structure, effective and efficient.

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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 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 479th259th255th82nd417th47th
Arts and Humanities 228th99th96th17th202nd10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 619th339th326th77th545th63rd
Business, Management and Accounting 477th215th213th46th381st26th
Chemistry 558th299th291st92nd479th81st
Computer Science 419th183rd179th28th323rd20th
Dentistry 419th171st168th68th317th13th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 445th277th276th93rd377th57th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 484th252nd257th58th402nd30th
Energy 547th305th305th108th432nd71st
Engineering 458th235th231st50th361st38th
Environmental Science 494th300th296th96th406th66th
Mathematics 507th283rd284th58th409th38th
Medicine 539th264th256th53rd489th36th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 597th295th291st73rd504th45th
Physics and Astronomy 574th340th340th92nd503rd63rd
Psychology 402nd182nd177th31st379th17th
Social Sciences 324th136th133rd27th275th17th

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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