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Foundation: 1542

Mission: The University of Zaragoza is the public University of Aragon. Rooted in its society and committed to its development, it is a creator of culture, a promoter of thought and an engine of economic progress. It is a place of permanent change and exchange in which science, culture and technology are promoted.

Vision: The University of Zaragoza wants to be a quality institution at the service of progress in Aragon, dedicated to the training of educated, critical and committed individuals, highly qualified as professionals, who respond to the social and labour needs of the moment, and well prepared to adapt, anticipate and lead the processes of change. The University of Zaragoza advocates the Knowledge Society by assuming a leading and anticipatory role and offers, to society in general and to companies and institutions in particular, the development and application of the most advanced ideas or techniques in scientific, technological and humanistic matters. The University of Zaragoza aims to achieve comprehensive quality education through teaching and research, based on the active participation of students in their training process, not only in terms of knowledge acquisition but also in terms of the development of the individual and his/her attitudes, skills, abilities and capabilities. The University of Zaragoza advocates for an innovative teaching staff committed to quality. To this end, it will promote their participation in cutting-edge research, their continuing education as teachers, with emphasis on the pedagogical aspect, and their integration into the objectives and management of the University itself. The University of Zaragoza is committed to an organization characterized by its decentralization, both geographically and in terms of management. Its extensive historical background confirms its commitment to openness and international vocation, with a broad dedication to the European and Latin American sphere. The University of Zaragoza wants to be recognized as: National and international reference for its quality and prestige in teaching and research. An element of progressive evolution and a driving force for social transformation and economic development, effectively combining tradition and modernity. Dynamic, open institution, oriented at all times towards social demand. Quality institution recognized by the excellence of the services offered. Expression of vocation and human dimension. Expression of permanent commitment to the future development of Aragon and to the defence of its cultural, historical and artistic heritage.

History: www.unizar.es

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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 381st184th180th48th327th30th
Arts and Humanities 294th138th135th24th262nd15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 644th361st348th83rd569th68th
Business, Management and Accounting 280th119th118th18th223rd10th
Chemistry 483rd233rd225th64th406th58th
Computer Science 348th132nd128th16th258th12th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 456th288th287th101st388th62nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 211th90th87th10th168th7th
Energy 386th160th160th41st275th32nd
Engineering 326th124th120th20th235th16th
Environmental Science 407th220th215th59th320th42nd
Mathematics 450th235th235th33rd354th25th
Medicine 567th285th277th63rd517th43rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 645th332nd327th97th550th58th
Physics and Astronomy 503rd276th273rd60th432nd43rd
Psychology 467th223rd218th43rd437th26th
Social Sciences 270th109th107th19th226th12th
Veterinary 140th47th42nd15th110th6th

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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