Mission: The University of A Coruña aims to contribute to the cultural, social and economic progress of society through the generation, management and dissemination of culture and scientific, technological and professional knowledge. The University of A Coruña conceives its mission as a public, Galician and quality service.
It is part of the mission of the University of A Coruña to form an open, educated, critical, committed, democratic, cooperative and supportive citizenship, capable of analyzing reality, diagnosing problems, and proposing and implementing solutions based on knowledge and oriented towards the common good.
These are functions of the University in the service of society:
The creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology and culture
Preparation for professional activities requiring the application of scientific and artistic methods and knowledge
The dissemination, enhancement and transfer of knowledge in the service of culture, quality of life and economic development
The dissemination of knowledge and culture through university extension and lifelong learning.
Vision: By the year 2020, the SVP aspires to be
A university that approaches society to be able to understand its needs and respond to changes in its environment.
A university that collaborates with all social agents and public and private entities to study, diagnose and provide solutions to the challenges posed by society.
A university that generates channels of participation in solidarity and is committed to sustainable development and the environment through innovation.
The UDC also aims to be:
An educational institution that offers training that is adjusted to the present and future needs of our environment and also responds to learning that is adapted to the individualized progress of the student by promoting innovative and effective teaching methodologies in the acquisition of the skills and competencies required by the degrees.
A teaching institution involved, beyond the integral training of people, in the development of the competences that improve the employability of its students in the local, state and international environments.
A university that promotes the creation and development of state and international networks of basic and applied research groups that contribute to scientific, technological, economic and social progress.
A university recognised for the transfer of its research results through innovative initiatives to enhance the value of the technical and scientific services it has and offers in its Technology Park.
A university that combines the promotion of universal knowledge in all branches of knowledge with specialization in those scientific and technological areas in which it excels.
A university that manages its resources effectively, efficiently, fairly and transparently and that has a system of sufficient and stable public funding, which is complemented by the collaboration of the private sector.
A university with a growing international projection of all its teaching and research activities.
An organization with a strategic management system that favors the achievement of its objectives through the involvement and collaboration of the entire university community.
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
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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