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Foundation: 1989

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.

History: www.udc.es

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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 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 +1960th739th651st235th1320th156th
Arts and Humanities +611th254th198th59th520th33rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1880th691st572nd147th1397th117th
Business, Management and Accounting 930th362nd285th79th637th44th
Chemistry 1954th704th601st197th1304th164th
Computer Science 1101st350th280th56th749th36th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1707th591st511th137th1059th77th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 850th321st257th62nd558th34th
Energy 1504th433rd378th99th870th63rd
Engineering +1097th343rd267th57th722nd40th
Environmental Science 2469th758th670th217th1426th136th
Mathematics 1790th582nd508th99th1121st51st
Medicine +2528th898th783rd246th1799th162nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1230th402nd344th90th870th56th
Physics and Astronomy 1719th644th561st116th1165th90th
Psychology 1116th441st332nd114th931st62nd
Social Sciences +702nd273rd203rd65th540th40th

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?

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