Universita degli Studi di TriesteUniversity


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Foundation: 1877

Mission: The University of Trieste: Provides the highest level of education and preparation for professionals and citizen of the future; Generate and disseminate knowledge; Commit itself with the local community to tackling the core issues of our times. The University of Trieste is dedicated to the discovery, development, transfer and application of knowledge in a wide range of academic and professional fields. The University’s goal is to provide high-quality undergraduate and graduate education, along with the development of new skills through research and creativity. The University welcomes and supports men and women of all the ethnicities and geographic origins, with the aim to meet the needs of an increasingly diverse population and a global economy.

Vision: The University of Trieste aims to be an active player on the European stage through an excellent educational system, as to contribute to make the society more educated, innovative, cohesive and sustainable. Our academic activity must be oriented to transfer a large contribution of knowledge endowments, as to provide young generations with the appropriate skills for wide overviews and real innovation through a cultural process of knowledge integration. We intend to range the University of Trieste among the best Italian and European Universities reinforcing the interconnections between scientific research, education and knowledge transfer. We wish to contribute to the cultural, technological and scientific development of our country and the territory to which we belong, through the promotion and support of new businesses and the creation of fledged job opportunities for young generations. By 2020 the University of Trieste will be distinguished by: excellent learning outcomes, quality and richness of the student experience; graduated students prepared to enter the job market flexible and able to provide global contributions; a safeguarding of equity and excellence, which reinforce each other within a framework of high-level standards; strong interconnections between education and research; first-class research groups and a stimulating culture of intensive research; innovative solutions to social, economic, political and technological challenges; creative and substantial contributions for the prosperity and welfare of Europe; agility and adaptability in establishing and maintaining relationships with businesses and the community; highly efficient personnel and renowned national and international partners; long-lasting and mutually beneficial connections with alumni worldwide; a strong sense of shared goals.

History: www.units.it


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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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDItaly
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 698th426th432nd630th57th
Arts and Humanities 510th305th302nd472nd34th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 624th344th331st550th37th
Business, Management and Accounting 816th435th448th684th60th
Chemistry 579th316th310th500th47th
Computer Science 590th331st330th488th61st
Dentistry 225th102nd97th182nd19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 369th206th204th301st37th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 613th331st348th518th57th
Energy 494th255th255th380th43rd
Engineering 428th206th202nd331st35th
Environmental Science 534th339th335th446th61st
Mathematics 465th247th248th369th35th
Medicine 631st344th336th581st52nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 622nd315th310th527th49th
Physics and Astronomy 441st224th220th372nd34th
Psychology 655th363rd355th617th52nd
Social Sciences 607th319th320th528th38th

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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