University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill *University

United States

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Foundation: 1789

Mission: Our mission is to serve as a center for research, scholarship, and creativity and to teach a diverse community of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students to become the next generation of leaders. Through the efforts of our exceptional faculty and staff, and with generous support from North Carolina’s citizens, we invest our knowledge and resources to enhance access to learning and to foster the success and prosperity of each rising generation. We also extend knowledge-based services and other resources of the University to the citizens of North Carolina and their institutions to enhance the quality of life for all people in the State. With lux, libertas — light and liberty — as its founding principles, the University has charted a bold course of leading change to improve society and to help solve the world’s greatest problems.

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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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 121st49th95th47th
Arts and Humanities 79th38th72nd36th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 64th36th54th35th
Business, Management and Accounting 136th45th107th39th
Chemistry 106th48th69th47th
Computer Science 132nd41st74th38th
Dentistry 21st6th15th6th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 190th65th135th60th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 88th38th69th36th
Energy 211th51st124th45th
Engineering 125th47th70th45th
Environmental Science 263rd79th182nd75th
Mathematics 157th45th100th42nd
Medicine 39th24th35th23rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 20th8th11th8th
Physics and Astronomy 239th102nd180th99th
Psychology 26th16th26th15th
Social Sciences 47th24th41st22nd
Veterinary 158th55th124th48th

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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