Universitat Oberta de CatalunyaUniversity


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Foundation: 1995

Mission: The UOC is an innovative university, rooted in Catalonia and open to the world, which trains people throughout their lives, contributing to their progress and that of society, while carrying out research into the knowledge society. Its educational model is based on the personalization and accompaniment of the student through e-learning.

Vision: The UOC wants to be a university that, connected in a network with the rest of the universities in the world, promotes the construction of a global space of knowledge as well as frontier research in the knowledge society. It innovates in its own educational model that focuses on the student, offering quality and customizable training, to promote their competitiveness and contribute to the progress of society.

History: www.uoc.edu


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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
Arts and Humanities 450th253rd248th65th412th35th
Business, Management and Accounting 566th269th269th65th453rd37th
Computer Science 436th196th192nd32nd340th23rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 635th345th365th111th538th50th
Energy 347th132nd132nd34th240th26th
Engineering 414th194th190th35th318th28th
Environmental Science 404th217th212th56th317th40th
Mathematics 385th176th176th23rd291st18th
Medicine 656th369th360th109th606th78th
Psychology 504th250th244th55th471st36th
Social Sciences 464th213th214th47th394th27th

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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