University of California, San Diego *University

United States

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Foundation: 1960

Mission: UC San Diego is transforming California and a diverse global society by educating, by generating and disseminating knowledge and creative works, and by engaging in public service.

Vision: We will prepare the next generation of global leaders to channel their passions into driving innovation, fueling economic growth and making our world a better place.


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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 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 76th29th57th28th
Arts and Humanities 43rd24th38th23rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 25th15th22nd15th
Business, Management and Accounting 272nd83rd216th71st
Chemistry 100th43rd63rd42nd
Computer Science 47th14th22nd14th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 100th32nd67th32nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 79th32nd62nd30th
Energy 176th37th94th34th
Engineering 55th17th24th17th
Environmental Science 191st53rd121st51st
Mathematics 63rd16th34th16th
Medicine 30th22nd28th21st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 49th20th30th20th
Physics and Astronomy 95th44th66th44th
Psychology 39th24th39th23rd
Social Sciences 85th39th71st36th
Veterinary 213th75th170th66th

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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