Universidad Nacional de Educacion a Distancia *University


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Foundation: 1972

Mission: To carry out public service in higher education through teaching, study, research and knowledge transfer, assuming the commitment to provide the maximum access to university education, continuity of studies and lifelong learning to all types of people. All of this is done through the application of a specific "distance" teaching methodology that combines the most advanced technologies with personalised tutoring in person and in digital format.

Vision: To be the country's reference university both in "distance" university education and in digital higher education based on the most advanced educational technologies, with a vocation to project its essential activities mainly to countries that share the use of the Spanish language. To be the public university that most contributes to favouring the access of Spanish society to higher education, incorporating into the university system all types of people, especially those with difficulties of access, and offering an attractive, rigorous and adapted training offer to society under the principles of quality in teaching and academic excellence. To be a university that integrates and values the different resources to establish a future model of research and knowledge transfer.

History: portal.uned.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Grupo de Diseno Molecular de Catalizadores Heterogeneos


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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 765th466th480th251st696th112th
Arts and Humanities 291st137th134th23rd259th14th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 884th581st577th242nd806th178th
Business, Management and Accounting 728th382nd394th102nd601st52nd
Chemistry 716th421st429th174th631st115th
Computer Science 574th318th316th78th473rd52nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 457th289th288th102nd389th63rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 645th348th370th115th545th52nd
Energy 501st262nd262nd80th387th53rd
Engineering 536th308th305th89th439th60th
Environmental Science 619th408th413th176th531st100th
Mathematics 651st408th417th142nd553rd69th
Medicine 776th484th475th206th726th132nd
Physics and Astronomy 615th377th378th111th542nd72nd
Psychology 368th164th156th28th346th16th
Social Sciences 308th125th124th26th260th16th

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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