City University of New York, Hunter CollegeUniversity

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Foundation: 1870

Mission: Hunter College of the City University of New York, a distinguished public university, values learning in the liberal arts and sciences as a cornerstone of individual development and a vital foundation for a more just and inclusive society. Continuing our long tradition of expanding opportunity, we seek students from all backgrounds to engage in a rigorous educational experience that prepares them to become leaders and innovators in their communities and in the world. Hunter also contributes to intellectual discourse by supporting excellent scholarship and creative activity by its accomplished faculty. Hunter undergraduate, graduate and professional curricula challenge students to think critically—to approach problems from multiple perspectives, distinguish the questions each raises, and recognize the kinds of evidence each values. The College’s academic programs stress the significance of human diversity, emphasize research and artistic creation, and invite students to extend their education beyond campus. We cultivate the qualities our graduates need to thrive in their chosen careers and make a difference as active citizens. We embrace our setting at the heart of New York City—we seek to draw on its energy, capitalize on its remarkable resources, weave it into the fabric of our teaching, research and creative expression, and give back to it through our service and citizenship.

Vision: By 2020 Hunter College will have made significant progress toward an ambitious goal—becoming a research-oriented, student-centered university. With its rising reputation for innovative scholarship, Hunter will begin to be mentioned in the same breath as some of the great American public research universities. Yet the College will also be renowned as an institution devoted to student success that invites students to participate in a rich and challenging learning experience. Our faculty will produce important and influential scholarship across both established disciplines and emerging interdisciplinary fields. With improved laboratory and research facilities, Hunter will claim a higher profile in the sciences, and will attract outstanding graduate students to its newly established doctoral programs. Faculty in our illustrious professional schools will forge stronger partnerships with agencies and non-profit organizations that serve the people of New York City. Roosevelt House will swiftly gain a reputation as one of the city‘s go-to places for programs of broad interest on public policy issues. Unlike some universities that sacrifice teaching to build their research credentials, Hunter College will achieve the unusual by becoming still more celebrated as a center of teaching excellence. New faculty will be introduced to successful teaching strategies. Excellence and achievement in the classroom will be recognized. Staff of the several academic learning centers will be encouraged and supported to develop new and innovative models to facilitate student learning. We will find new ways to use the city around us to enhance students‘ educational experience, from internships in public and nonprofit agencies to placements in medical school laboratories to opportunities in the many cultural institutions and media organizations located within a few blocks of our main campus. Students will find themselves challenged to broaden their horizons—to recognize that as future leaders, they need to study other languages and cultures, learn to examine problems from multiple perspectives, master information technology, communicate well in both writing and speaking and meet higher expectations than they may have thought possible of themselves. As a community of faculty and staff, we will be more attentive to our responsibilities to our students. They will receive better advising about course selection, career opportunities, and degree programs appropriate to their interests. Improved course scheduling will make it easier for students to get seats in the classes they need to graduate on time. Through assessment, an active teaching and learning center and the sharing of best classroom practices, faculty will target their classroom efforts to improve students ability to learn. We will enhance the quality of student life, including more cultural events, student activities and leadership development opportunities. Students will enjoy the time they spend on a campus that hums with the energy of the city. Nestled among the classrooms will be areas designated for extracurricular activity, intra-curricular support and relaxation. The Library will be a multifaceted learning engagement and research center. Hunter College will be a vibrant physical presence in the Upper East Side, thriving on our three major campuses: the main Lexington Avenue site at 68th Street, the 119th Street Samuel and Lois Silberman School of Social Work, and the new science center. Weekend programs, lectures, art exhibitions and more will draw our neighbors to Hunter as never before. Hunter will be what it has always been: a center of educational excellence. But it will rise to embrace its destiny as a nationally renowned institution worthy of being a model for the public university of the 21st century.

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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

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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 +3536th505th2005th443rd
Arts and Humanities 637th203rd544th181st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1513th433rd1109th397th
Business, Management and Accounting 2563rd443rd1445th393rd
Chemistry 1673rd344th1082nd319th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2512th391st1461st340th
Environmental Science 2710th424th1576th377th
Mathematics 2449th384th1454th340th
Medicine +2770th616th1956th542nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 358th132nd237th126th
Physics and Astronomy 1547th328th1069th295th
Psychology 700th265th617th231st
Social Sciences +974th246th748th215th

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.

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