Universidade de Vigo *University


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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


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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 534th305th300th102nd470th61st
Arts and Humanities 456th258th254th70th418th39th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 778th488th477th159th701st127th
Business, Management and Accounting 465th209th207th44th372nd25th
Chemistry 614th349th343rd113th535th93rd
Computer Science 429th191st187th30th333rd21st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 355th194th191st44th287th24th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 454th235th237th46th378th26th
Energy 498th259th259th79th384th52nd
Engineering 444th221st217th44th347th33rd
Environmental Science 447th258th252nd73rd360th52nd
Mathematics 508th284th285th59th410th39th
Medicine 717th427th418th160th667th106th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 740th402nd404th147th642nd87th
Physics and Astronomy 549th319th317th78th478th56th
Psychology 719th410th403rd130th680th70th
Social Sciences 507th243rd244th56th432nd36th

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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