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Foundation: 1450

Mission: The University of Barcelona is a public law institution committed to the environment, whose mission is to provide the (quality) public service of higher education, mainly through study, teaching, research and effective management of knowledge transfer. Article 3 of the UB's Statute: 3.1 The University of Barcelona is responsible, within its sphere of competence, for the provision of public service in higher education, through teaching, study and research. 3.2 The fundamental objectives of the University of Barcelona are (a) the creation, transmission and dissemination of scientific, technical and professional culture and knowledge, and preparation for professional practice (b) the promotion of critical thinking and the culture of freedom and pluralism, and the transmission of civic and social values characteristic of a democratic society, c) the enrichment of Catalonia's intellectual, cultural and scientific heritage, its economic development and social welfare, (d) the dissemination of knowledge and culture through university extension, the provision of services to the university community and society, and lifelong learning. The mission of this Master Plan is to work to make the University of Barcelona the university of choice for studying and working in the areas of teaching, research and relations with the socio-economic environment.

Vision: The University of Barcelona must be a university that includes comprehensive, continuous and critical education of the highest level, and advanced and efficient research. FAREM program: It must be a public university, excellent, urban, modern, open and responsible, the first academic and scientific reference in the country, which trusts and is aware that the groups that make up the university are a key factor in fulfilling its social service mission. We must follow a scientific-humanistic university model that combines scientific excellence and improvement, responsible management of public resources, participation in social initiatives, recognition of individuals and a critical spirit that helps to improve the social environment.

History: www.ub.edu

Subordinate organizations:

  • Barcelona Graduate School of Mathematics
  • Centre de Recerca Agrigenomica
  • Escola Universitaria de la Salut y l´Sport
  • Institut de Recerca Sant Joan de Deu
  • Institut d'Investigacio en Atencio Primaria Jordi Gol, Barcelona
  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Limnologia
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-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +223rd79th79th21st173rd10th
Arts and Humanities +63rd17th17th3rd53rd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 248th83rd77th7th208th5th
Business, Management and Accounting 319th139th138th21st250th12th
Chemistry 405th182nd176th45th330th44th
Computer Science 396th161st155th22nd293rd18th
Dentistry 92nd30th27th13th68th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +214th80th79th11th150th8th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 145th49th48th2nd107th1st
Energy 355th149th147th31st255th23rd
Engineering +361st150th146th28th266th23rd
Environmental Science 268th93rd92nd18th184th12th
Mathematics 428th210th205th36th340th27th
Medicine +175th49th47th4th147th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 191st50th49th8th140th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 381st162nd155th21st296th17th
Psychology 78th24th21st1st76th1st
Social Sciences +94th28th27th4th78th3rd
Veterinary 309th101st110th50th228th18th

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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