University of Alabama, Birmingham *University

United States

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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 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 340th136th293rd128th
Arts and Humanities 419th186th381st169th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 238th120th192nd116th
Business, Management and Accounting 686th233rd562nd203rd
Chemistry 406th207th335th195th
Computer Science 494th202nd396th182nd
Dentistry 124th39th99th37th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 625th243rd530th217th
Engineering 518th230th421st212th
Environmental Science 497th218th409th202nd
Mathematics 395th141st300th133rd
Medicine 104th63rd94th60th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 308th149th241st144th
Physics and Astronomy 425th181st356th172nd
Psychology 185th101st174th92nd
Social Sciences 429th154th364th134th
Veterinary 221st78th178th69th

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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