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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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 21st5th13th5th
Arts and Humanities 97th47th90th45th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 79th44th66th43rd
Business, Management and Accounting 248th73rd195th62nd
Chemistry 270th131st207th126th
Computer Science 212th64th141st58th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 158th53rd107th49th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 78th31st61st29th
Energy 200th46th115th43rd
Engineering 176th68th105th66th
Environmental Science 78th19th46th19th
Mathematics 296th93rd214th88th
Medicine 92nd58th85th56th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 134th63rd95th61st
Physics and Astronomy 170th77th122nd76th
Psychology 59th38th58th36th
Social Sciences 82nd37th68th34th
Veterinary 2nd2nd2nd2nd

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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