Universitat Pompeu Fabra *University


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Foundation: 1990

Mission: To train, through a rigorous, innovative and personalized educational model, people with solid scientific and cultural knowledge, appropriate transversal skills to adapt to the changes and challenges of society and with the ability to develop their life projects. Become a preeminent research university. We have to be pioneers in scientific discoveries and innovations, and we have to achieve international leadership in our own fields. Promoting innovation and social transformation We have to go beyond the walls of the institution, in order to create synergies with society and thus contribute to its well-being and to the creation of value. Boosting commitment to culture We have to be a 'factory of ideas', that is, a place of debate, discussion and reflection at the service of culture that offers tools to decipher the contemporary world and to participate actively in it.

Vision: A state-of-the-art research university, with a public service purpose, to position itself as one of the most internationally recognised European higher education institutions, attractive to students and to the most talented and committed teachers. A personalized, efficient and adaptable university, that works with efficiency, clarity, rigour and immediacy and that adapts to the context and needs of the community, in order to effectively achieve the results it seeks, but without ever losing sight of its commitment to society. A public university, economically sustainable, to be financed with an adequate contribution of public resources and also with other sources of resources generated by the University's own activity. An urban university, focused on challenges that Barcelona and its urban environment are facing, that takes advantage of the modernity and creativity of a city open to the world as a source of inspiration to influence the transformation of the University.

History: www.upf.edu

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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 280th121st119th21st237th12th
Arts and Humanities 169th75th71st13th149th8th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 377th156th145th15th318th12th
Business, Management and Accounting 488th224th222nd49th392nd28th
Chemistry 398th166th158th38th327th37th
Computer Science 319th114th108th13th231st9th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 356th195th192nd45th288th25th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 184th78th75th5th147th4th
Energy 105th20th18th3rd44th2nd
Engineering 299th105th101st13th210th10th
Environmental Science 266th110th105th22nd185th14th
Mathematics 298th127th125th12th216th10th
Medicine 466th212th203rd36th418th24th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 554th263rd259th55th462nd34th
Physics and Astronomy 404th194th188th23rd336th17th
Psychology 367th163rd155th27th345th15th
Social Sciences 224th78th77th14th183rd8th

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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