University of Science, Malaysia *University


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Foundation: 1969

Mission: USM is a pioneering, transdisciplinary research intensive university that empowers future talents and enables the bottom billions to transform their socio-economic well-being.

Vision: "Transforming Higher Education for a Sustainable Tomorrow"


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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 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.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionMalaysia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1457th384th4th
Arts and Humanities +388th27th3rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1692nd440th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 52nd20th1st
Chemistry 1896th593rd4th
Computer Science 634th182nd4th
Dentistry 120th29th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1772nd534th18th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 97th23rd1st
Energy 1005th373rd8th
Engineering +738th239th3rd
Environmental Science 1311th478th9th
Mathematics 1003rd284th7th
Medicine +1172nd284th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1047th283rd2nd
Physics and Astronomy 1054th284th3rd
Psychology 1038th116th3rd
Social Sciences +258th31st1st
Veterinary 602nd138th3rd

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.

Where is the institution located?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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