Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona *University


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Foundation: 1968

Mission: UAB is a public university, rooted in the territory and with an international vocation which, through quality teaching closely linked to research activity, transfers scientific, technological, cultural and training knowledge to society, and promotes the potential of its human capital and manages available resources responsibly.

Vision: We want to be a university of reference in Europe, a leader in research, with recognized and internationalized teaching, and with the capacity for transfer and innovative intervention in the territory.

History: www.uab.cat

Subordinate organizations:

  • Centre de Recerca Agrigenomica
  • Centre d'Estudis Demografics
  • Escola Universitaria Salesiana de Sarria
  • Escoles Universitaries Gimbernat i Tomas Cerda
  • Institut Catala de Nanociencia i Nanotecnologia
  • MATGAS 2000
  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Arqueologia Social Americana


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 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 255th107th106th16th213th9th
Arts and Humanities 104th41st40th5th97th4th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 319th120th112th10th265th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 310th138th138th22nd247th12th
Chemistry 350th129th123rd23rd282nd23rd
Computer Science 280th98th92nd10th195th7th
Dentistry 113th48th44th14th89th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 285th135th133rd24th219th12th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 149th58th56th2nd115th1st
Energy 301st100th100th23rd199th18th
Engineering 246th71st67th8th162nd6th
Environmental Science 201st70th68th16th129th10th
Mathematics 271st112th109th8th195th6th
Medicine 206th66th63rd6th179th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 355th129th123rd17th282nd7th
Physics and Astronomy 287th110th106th10th225th9th
Psychology 236th95th89th9th224th6th
Social Sciences 85th27th26th2nd71st1st
Veterinary 54th19th16th5th41st2nd

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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