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 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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICAOECDMexico
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 548th37th110th484th5th
Arts and Humanities 607th106th161st569th16th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 851st70th215th774th12th
Business, Management and Accounting 751st50th116th622nd7th
Chemistry 736th76th188th649th15th
Computer Science 506th10th51st407th2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 477th54th119th409th7th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 490th24th60th408th4th
Energy 477th19th71st364th7th
Engineering 562nd33rd102nd465th5th
Environmental Science 656th116th205th568th17th
Mathematics 593rd37th99th495th6th
Medicine 689th44th136th639th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 728th53rd139th631st8th
Physics and Astronomy 692nd71st157th616th12th
Social Sciences 612th39th94th533rd4th
Veterinary 442nd61st91st333rd7th

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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