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Foundation: 1970

Mission: The Institute's Mission is guided by its organisational values and by its desire to contribute positively to enhancing the quality of life of citizens. The Institute's mission requires it to be in all its activities: - Collaborative and cooperative, supportive of equality and diversity, inclusive and accessible: We are a community centred on education and we believe strongly in collaboration and aspire to collegiate and cooperative ways of organisation and problem-solving. We are committed to equality. We encourage and promote, celebrate and cherish diversity in our community. We value the contributions of all members of our community—all staff and all students—to the learning effort. - Active in support of equitable social, economic and cultural development: We act positively to enable local, regional and national development towards future sustainability. We use our academic leadership to support the emergence of a more prosperous and just future for all. We are a catalyst for development and we are committed to ensuring that our academic programmes and research are relevant, flexible and responsive to the needs of our students and stakeholders. - Progressive and innovative, generating new knowledge and new ways of doing things: We positively and proactively cultivate responsible research and innovation. We are a dynamic and responsive organisation, an organisation that is unafraid of and relishes challenge. We understand technology and its impact, embrace the opportunities technology presents, and shape our activities including our teaching accordingly. - Demonstrably excellent, leading, and ambitious: We are committed to guaranteeing the quality of all of our activities. We have the ambition to create an international-quality university. We have the confidence to imagine a better future and to take practical steps to bring it into being. Our commitment to excellence, leadership and ambition is measured against the highest standards internationally.

Vision: We are an education-focussed collaborative, inclusive, ethical and innovative community. Our goal is to be in the top one hundred young universities in the world by 2030, demonstrating quality and excellence in all our activities. Our focus will be on forming responsible global citizens, creating new knowledge and actively leading social and economic change.

History: www.wit.ie

Overall percentile
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 areas/categories

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-28OECDIreland
Business, Management and Accounting 735th372nd383rd598th8th
Computer Science 393rd159th153rd291st3rd
Engineering 380th166th162nd285th4th
Social Sciences 832nd484th497th738th10th

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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