Pusan National UniversityUniversity

South Korea

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Foundation: 1946

Mission: As a true university that represents Korea, PNU aims to foster capable talents who can teach and study in-depth academic theories and methods of applications based on the national educational philosophy of Korea and PNU’s spirit of truth, freedom and service, while contributing to development of the country and society.

Vision: A University Guided by the Future of Students, A University Loved by the People

History: www.pusan.ac.kr


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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 RegionOECDSouth Korea
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 618th253rd551st51st
Arts and Humanities 578th152nd540th21st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 582nd177th508th32nd
Business, Management and Accounting 500th112th402nd12th
Chemistry 483rd232nd406th31st
Computer Science 482nd181st384th25th
Dentistry 213th35th172nd6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 534th277th466th25th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 254th61st203rd7th
Energy 322nd162nd218th26th
Engineering 426th186th329th25th
Environmental Science 406th197th319th26th
Mathematics 566th259th468th40th
Medicine 503rd137th454th25th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 457th123rd371st19th
Physics and Astronomy 485th184th414th30th
Psychology 603rd94th566th10th
Social Sciences 649th186th570th24th

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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