Universitat Rovira i Virgili *University


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Foundation: 1991

Mission: TRAINING To promote and facilitate throughout people's lives the fullest possible development of their abilities, in order to contribute effectively to personal progress and to that of society. KNOWLEDGE GENERATION AND TRANSFER To expand universal knowledge and individual understanding for the benefit of society in order to build our future together. UNIVERSITY AND SOCIETY To play a relevant role in shaping a democratic, fair and pluralistic society that combines progress with respect for people and the environment. INTERNAL MANAGEMENT To optimise the public resources that society places at our disposal and to promote the development of people, groups and units of the URV.

Vision: The University of the integral formation of the people, where one learns to: Being : promotes the development of personality, autonomy, self-judgment and responsibility, taking advantage of all the qualities of people. Doing : prepares people to adequately face the demands of the working world and the social environment, encouraging the capacities of adaptation, communication, criticism and teamwork. Living together : encourages the development of common projects, tackles discrepancies with respect and rigour and promotes the values of pluralism and mutual understanding without renouncing one's own ideas. Knowledge : transmits knowledge by combining generality with specialization, incorporating lifelong learning, promoting self-learning and teaching how to learn. The University that learns from: People: it encourages the generation and exchange of ideas for the good of the whole. Society: incorporates everything that society generates and that is good for the University. It itself : promotes mechanisms of continuous improvement integrated into all university processes. The creative and innovation-driven University: It considers that its most differential feature is the capacity to generate knowledge and ideas. It orients its processes and capacities towards creativity. It promotes innovation in all fields of action. It measures, evaluates and rewards creativity and innovation. The University is committed to work: It promotes the labor market insertion of its graduates. It promotes the occupational initiatives arising from the university community. It assumes the continuous training of people as an indispensable fact of individual and collective progress. The University is committed to the environment and society: It is at the service of its environment. It identifies with the reality of Catalonia. It allies itself with all the agents of the environment to build a future of progress. Exercises and promotes reflection and criticism for the benefit of society. The universal University: He works with trainers and researchers from all over the world. It promotes the mobility of students, teachers and PAS. Cooperates with developing societies. Communicates on a global scale. Disseminates knowledge throughout the world. The University that progresses: It continuously analyses, plans and evaluates its activities. It emphasizes quality improvement as an essential axis for the future. Incorporates a proactive capacity into all processes. It promotes the development of the units, groups and their members with an attitude that facilitates and brings together efforts and ideas. The University of people: It bases its action on people. It promotes the integral development of people. Seeks the satisfaction of people. It promotes real participation mechanisms for all members of the university community based on training and information.

History: www.urv.cat

Subordinate organizations:

  • Unidad Asociada Grupo de Prehistoria


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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 371st178th174th43rd318th26th
Arts and Humanities 324th157th152nd32nd291st21st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 657th374th361st90th582nd75th
Business, Management and Accounting 581st278th278th69th466th39th
Chemistry 449th208th200th54th376th49th
Computer Science 544th288th286th66th443rd47th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 475th307th306th117th407th70th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 471st245th248th54th391st28th
Energy 553rd310th310th112th438th73rd
Engineering 489th265th261st71st392nd52nd
Environmental Science 422nd234th228th64th335th46th
Mathematics 497th274th275th53rd399th35th
Medicine 663rd376th367th115th613th82nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 607th305th301st81st514th48th
Physics and Astronomy 514th287th284th66th443rd49th
Psychology 478th233rd227th48th448th31st
Social Sciences 425th187th188th41st360th23rd

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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