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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:

  • Centre de Recerca Agrigenomica
  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Limnologia


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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 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 281st122nd120th22nd238th13th
Arts and Humanities 69th21st21st3rd62nd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 239th73rd68th5th193rd4th
Business, Management and Accounting 333rd147th147th25th265th14th
Chemistry 368th143rd135th28th299th28th
Computer Science 377th154th149th22nd285th17th
Dentistry 145th62nd57th19th116th7th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 218th89th86th13th158th6th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 179th73rd70th4th142nd3rd
Energy 396th168th168th45th285th34th
Engineering 360th151st147th26th267th22nd
Environmental Science 279th122nd116th23rd198th15th
Mathematics 481st260th261st46th383rd30th
Medicine 155th44th42nd4th140th3rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 155th38th35th6th112th3rd
Physics and Astronomy 369th169th163rd18th304th13th
Psychology 81st25th23rd2nd80th2nd
Social Sciences 106th34th32nd4th87th3rd
Veterinary 236th89th87th28th191st14th

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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