University of California, Davis *University

United States

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Foundation: 1905

Mission: UC Davis is dedicated to academic excellence and scholarship in service to the public good. As a land-grant research institution, UC Davis takes a holistic approach in addressing the most critical issues faced by the region, state and the world. The university embraces the principles of diversity, inclusion and equity to sustain a culture of mutual respect.

Vision: UC Davis aspires to empower our lifelong learners to be agents of their own career success, our transdisciplinary community of scholars and innovators to be influential in addressing the most significant societal challenges, and our staff professionals to be motivated to perform at the highest standards, all to enable the university to serve the public good, improve the quality of life, and act as an essential resource for the state, the nation, and the world.


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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 +28th7th15th7th
Arts and Humanities +117th53rd103rd50th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 89th45th70th44th
Business, Management and Accounting 398th128th317th112th
Chemistry 272nd132nd205th125th
Computer Science 198th62nd122nd58th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +182nd58th121st53rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 111th41st88th38th
Energy 191st56th117th52nd
Engineering +185th63rd110th61st
Environmental Science 69th17th38th17th
Mathematics 282nd88th201st83rd
Medicine +128th75th108th72nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 139th60th93rd58th
Physics and Astronomy 227th93rd159th91st
Psychology 47th31st46th29th
Social Sciences +121st49th101st44th
Veterinary 3rd1st1st1st

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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