Shiraz University of Medical SciencesUniversity


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Foundation: 1950

Mission: SUMS mission is to: Make a significant, sustainable, and socially responsible contribution to Iran, the Middle East, and the world, promoting individual health, public well-being, and economic growth; Lay the foundation leading to continuous health development plans and the provision of high standard health care services which endorse safety and are commercially efficient; Advance humane and quality healthcare for all people; Expand inter-departmental relationships to develop the holistic aspects of health; Apply advances in research and medicine to the betterment of the human condition locally and globally; Reduce national health services disparities and social factors negatively affecting well-being of the nation; Foster local culture so as to motivate every individual to use the offered advanced health care services; Provide innovative approaches to elevate society and evolve its healthcare system; Raise the productivity of resources and promote health supporting agents; Underpin collective intelligence that channels different levels of complexity to reach a practical solution or an incisive decision; Assure the positive employment of financial and human capital to provide healthcare services; Invest in the decommissioning and transformation of inappropriate educational and clinical spaces; Facilitate the internationalization program via MOUs, international cooperation and collaboration, international agreements/contracts, International Education Program (IEP), etc.; Generate revenue from global health delivery projects and international programs such as medical tourism and the IEP; Provide expertise for both internal and external quality assurance, quality audit and accreditation activities; Enhance the University’s international rank as a research and teaching medical higher education institute and to measure SUMS performance against the highest international standards; Further high quality and accessible education and influential research experiences contributing to local and global health care demands; Improve the opportunities for interdisciplinary programs including research activities, study programs, and teaching practicums; Offer a welcoming and rewarding academic and work environment for students, faculty, and staff; Utilize novel technologies to support teaching, learning, assessment and research; Create and deliver online courses and e-learning instruction; Design computer-based and online examinations; Minimize the University’s environmental impact; Observe the highest standards of ethics and humanistic values.

Vision: Shiraz University of Medical Sciences aspires to become not only a national leader but also an internationally recognized institute in developing medical education, research, and practice; thus, it sets the standard for promoting mankind’s salubriousness through the provision of high-quality medical services to the local, regional, and international communities as well as cultivating future expert healthcare contributors and influential leaders.



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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

AreaWorldMiddle EastIran
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 586th18th7th
Arts and Humanities 517th25th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 759th36th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 772nd71st22nd
Chemistry 602nd57th21st
Dentistry 252nd18th4th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 647th71st22nd
Energy 669th167th70th
Engineering 549th72nd29th
Environmental Science 524th64th32nd
Medicine 555th18th5th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 500th26th5th
Physics and Astronomy 623rd62nd20th
Psychology 807th66th24th
Social Sciences 687th50th12th
Veterinary 435th28th7th

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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