Universidad Pablo de Olavide *University


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Foundation: 1997

Mission: As an educational space for higher education, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide is at the service of society and defines itself as a place for reflection and critical thinking committed to contributing to progress, to teaching respect for fundamental rights and public freedoms, to promoting equality between women and men, solidarity and human values and to responding to the needs and problems of contemporary society. The University will seek the broadest social projection of its activities, establishing for this purpose channels of collaboration and assistance to society in order to contribute to and support social, economic and cultural progress. Likewise, it will promote and encourage the participation of the members of its university community in activities and projects of international cooperation and solidarity, as well as the implementation of activities and initiatives that contribute to the promotion of equality between men and women, permanent support for people with special needs, the culture of peace, sustainable development and respect for the environment. Article 3 of the University Statutes.

Vision: The IV Strategic Plan 2017-2020 of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide is currently being approved by the University Senate. Under the slogan UPOProyecta, the new strategic plan of the UPO has been elaborated based on five major strategies, global and transversal, which will help to achieve our vision of university 2020. The Universidad Pablo de Olavide will be a university community capable of attracting and promoting talent in order to consolidate its leadership as a reference point for transforming social commitment from its vocation of public service, contributing to the achievement of a more just, egalitarian and inclusive society. It will address the process of digital transformation in its administrative management processes and in its online teaching in order to become an internationalised university open to the world.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro Andaluz de Biologia del Desarrollo
  • Centro Andaluz de Biologia Molecular y Medicina Regenerativa


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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 475th255th252nd80th413th45th
Arts and Humanities 445th248th243rd62nd407th34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 740th451st439th136th663rd109th
Business, Management and Accounting 417th184th183rd36th332nd21st
Chemistry 601st337th331st107th522nd89th
Computer Science 568th312th310th73rd467th50th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 451st283rd282nd97th383rd60th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 408th212th211th39th338th23rd
Energy 481st246th246th72nd368th47th
Engineering 466th243rd239th58th369th44th
Environmental Science 445th256th250th72nd358th51st
Mathematics 608th374th379th108th510th58th
Medicine 714th424th415th158th664th105th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 818th461st467th186th719th104th
Physics and Astronomy 672nd421st425th144th598th82nd
Psychology 535th272nd265th60th501st41st
Social Sciences 595th309th310th84th516th47th

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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