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
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-27IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3501st911th898th503rd1988th164th
Arts and Humanities +282nd116th84th23rd253rd15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3843rd1270th1193rd422nd2620th254th
Business, Management and Accounting 1115th418th336th90th771st53rd
Chemistry 3069th959th941st280th1845th186th
Computer Science 1984th694th619th124th1292nd87th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1921st640th581st174th1172nd87th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1109th410th353rd91st743rd47th
Energy 2745th716th706th223rd1428th100th
Engineering +2213th717th659th146th1335th90th
Environmental Science 3068th898th855th291st1732nd146th
Mathematics 2670th783rd756th179th1544th77th
Medicine +4096th1233rd1125th489th2690th240th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3785th960th955th439th2152nd198th
Physics and Astronomy 2500th809th793rd165th1534th102nd
Psychology 399th148th101st24th359th15th
Social Sciences +352nd128th87th28th287th17th

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.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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