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Foundation: 1897

Mission: To sustain and develop its historical commitment to academic freedom and to pursue harmonious coexistence within the human and ecological community on this planet.

Vision: Information not localized


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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 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

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionOECDJapan
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 244th48th204th9th
Arts and Humanities 295th24th263rd3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 110th15th93rd3rd
Business, Management and Accounting 613th161st496th6th
Chemistry 140th47th93rd4th
Computer Science 342nd110th252nd11th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 209th59th150th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 398th111th329th5th
Energy 229th104th142nd8th
Engineering 259th94th174th8th
Environmental Science 325th148th241st10th
Mathematics 252nd70th182nd8th
Medicine 188th24th164th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 310th67th243rd6th
Physics and Astronomy 130th28th93rd2nd
Psychology 338th23rd321st2nd
Social Sciences 296th42nd248th4th
Veterinary 433rd106th326th16th

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.

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