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Foundation: 1990

Mission: The University of Vigo is a public, independent institution, open to the environment and with an international vocation, committed to equality, economic progress and the social welfare of Galicia. Through quality teaching and research, we contribute to the creation and transfer of knowledge, to the comprehensive training of people, to scientific and technological development, to innovation and to the intellectual growth of the multicultural and multilingual society in which we live.

Vision: We aspire to be an innovative reference within the university system in teaching, basic and applied research, the management and transfer of science and knowledge, the internationalization of our activities, especially in Latin America and Portuguese-speaking countries, and the harmonious integration with the environment, being, in addition, an instrument socially vertebral and catalyst of intellectual debate and new ideas. We are a public university, Galician and of quality, that wants to consolidate itself as an egalitarian, plural and participative institution, committed with the institutional cooperation, with the solidarity and with the preservation of the natural environment, recognized and valued by the integral formation of its students, so much in the professional as personal field, for the quality of its offered services, for the efficiency, efficacy and transparency of its management and for its academic prestige.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro Universitario de la Defensa, Marin
  • Grupo de Quimica Coloidal
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 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-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +491st274th274th119th421st70th
Arts and Humanities +464th256th259th69th422nd43rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 707th440th430th158th643rd129th
Business, Management and Accounting 451st204th203rd38th360th24th
Chemistry 620th374th369th128th540th111th
Computer Science 499th242nd237th43rd391st31st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +328th171st173rd43rd259th26th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 484th255th261st68th395th35th
Energy 531st289th293rd102nd423rd65th
Engineering +421st204th199th46th326th34th
Environmental Science 434th237th238th77th344th52nd
Mathematics 537th312th305th72nd449th48th
Medicine +744th470th461st191st675th139th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 679th390th396th145th601st104th
Physics and Astronomy 521st284th276th65th432nd53rd
Psychology 556th292nd290th74th521st45th
Social Sciences +468th207th205th55th394th33rd
Veterinary 641st190th222nd171st439th35th

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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