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Foundation: 1495

Mission: The USC is a public university dedicated to the preservation, generation, transmission and dissemination of knowledge in a socially responsible manner and in connection with the demands and challenges of Galician society. The University of Santiago de Compostela has a wide academic offer and a powerful research capacity, and has been valued for its excellence as one of the best universities in Spain and in the European Higher Education Area. The USC is a pioneering institution in the development of entrepreneurship policies, the promotion of R&D&I and the transfer and valorisation of the results of its research.

Vision: The University of Santiago de Compostela wants to be recognised as a prestigious university, academically solvent and with research excellence, at the service of the economic, social and cultural development of Galician society, exemplary in the management of its resources and participated democratically by the members of its community around a shared university project: A university that continues to stand out for its academic solvency with an attractive offer, capable of attracting the best students, and sustaining an innovative research activity, of excellence and connected with the demands of our environment in order to project itself as a university of international reference. A university firmly committed to society, in which it acts as an engine of economic development and social welfare, being a reference point for social cooperation, sustainable development, respect for the environment and the creation and dissemination of culture. An exemplary university in the transparent, effective, efficient and sustainable management of its resources; financially sound; integrating and collaborative, linking its different units in a shared university strategy. A university governed in a democratic and participative way around a common university project that puts students at its centre to provide quality scientific-technical and civic training and that takes care of the working conditions of its PDI and PAS in order to be able to have highly qualified and motivated staff.

History: www.usc.es

Subordinate organizations:

  • Unidad Asociada Departamento de Quimica Organica
  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Microoptica y Optica
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 +1012th323rd266th92nd673rd53rd
Arts and Humanities +311th131st92nd24th277th16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1623rd581st473rd105th1195th86th
Business, Management and Accounting 579th238th158th38th427th24th
Chemistry 1718th611th512th146th1119th120th
Computer Science 1844th650th566th112th1217th79th
Dentistry 172nd63rd46th25th118th7th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1849th624th561st161st1136th83rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 395th151st105th21st279th14th
Energy 1595th474th431st108th925th66th
Engineering +1484th523rd440th95th971st70th
Environmental Science 1147th392nd300th78th683rd53rd
Mathematics 1606th568th494th77th1051st49th
Medicine +1724th599th496th120th1222nd91st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 506th133rd110th22nd339th12th
Physics and Astronomy 1791st662nd605th116th1209th84th
Psychology 563rd223rd157th41st501st27th
Social Sciences +355th129th88th30th288th18th
Veterinary 552nd156th148th80th367th28th

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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