University of Alabama, Birmingham *University

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Foundation: 1969

Mission: UAB serves students, patients, the community and the global need for discovery, knowledge dissemination, education, creativity and the application of groundbreaking solutions. We are a leader among comprehensive public urban research universities with academic medical centers.

Vision: One university inspiring and empowering the creation of knowledge that changes the world.


Subordinate organizations:

  • UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham Hospital
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.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1327th270th919th240th
Arts and Humanities 857th240th714th215th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 262nd114th194th110th
Business, Management and Accounting 1482nd285th957th251st
Chemistry 955th272nd658th249th
Computer Science 1370th319th924th281st
Dentistry 198th44th137th40th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 268th56th138th52nd
Energy 1563rd266th903rd232nd
Engineering +1743rd345th1129th306th
Environmental Science 2943rd434th1656th386th
Mathematics 2090th362nd1277th317th
Medicine +132nd66th107th62nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 374th126th248th119th
Physics and Astronomy 1004th258th689th235th
Psychology 260th125th236th109th
Social Sciences +589th175th456th150th
Veterinary 178th48th113th43rd

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?

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