Instituto Politecnico Nacional *University


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Foundation: 1936

Mission: The IPN contributes to the social and economic development of the nation through an integral competence based training set on research, ICT’s and innovation while globally acknowledged for its quality and social impact.

Vision: To be an inclusive educational institution with international prestige whose community contributes to the scientific, technological and innovative development with social impact within the country.


Subordinate organizations:

  • Centro de Biotecnologia Genomica
  • Centro de Desarrollo de Productos Bioticos
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.

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDMexico
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +403rd25th68th335th4th
Arts and Humanities 620th101st165th575th15th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 751st52nd188th687th8th
Business, Management and Accounting 718th39th95th582nd5th
Chemistry 746th68th199th664th15th
Computer Science 539th9th56th430th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +396th36th82nd327th5th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 523rd30th78th430th5th
Energy 580th59th133rd470th17th
Engineering +502nd25th84th406th4th
Environmental Science 531st73rd148th440th15th
Mathematics 578th38th91st489th5th
Medicine +680th35th138th611th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 675th53rd142nd597th8th
Physics and Astronomy 633rd66th145th543rd15th
Social Sciences +692nd44th113th599th8th
Veterinary 458th68th99th332nd7th

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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