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Foundation: 1964

Mission: PICA wants to make a significant contribution to the efficiency increase health care institutions have to realize. We do this via excellent scientific research, good education and training and by performing innovative projects. Our ambition is to be a top institute on patientflow improvement research with a strong focus on its applications.

Vision: By establishing a center of excellence, in which both the VU University Medical Centre and the VU Faculty of Sciences participate, a powerfull and effective connection is created between the scientific research at university and the day-to-day hospital practice. Via this liaison we can rapidly test and validate scientific results in practice. If results are convincing they are applied directly. We believe that the triangle: doctor, hospital manager and scientist is crucial to realise improvements. We are convinced that via a more quantitative approach of health care processes an increase in both operational efficiency and quality can be achieved.


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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 Health 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-28OECDNetherlands
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 198th75th74th163rd8th
Arts and Humanities 431st236th230th393rd20th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 254th79th73rd205th14th
Chemistry 395th163rd155th324th15th
Dentistry 177th78th72nd142nd7th
Medicine 138th39th38th126th11th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 370th138th132nd296th13th
Psychology 144th50th47th137th10th
Social Sciences 550th272nd273rd472nd21st

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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.

Where is the institution located?

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