University of California, Santa BarbaraUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1958

Mission: The University of California, Santa Barbara is a leading research institution that also provides a comprehensive liberal arts learning experience. Teaching and research go hand-in-hand at UC Santa Barbara. Our students are full participants in an educational journey of discovery that stimulates independent thought, critical reasoning, and creativity. Our academic community of faculty, students, and staff is characterized by a culture of interdisciplinary collaboration that is responsive to the needs of our multicultural and global society. All of this takes place within a living and learning environment like no other, as we draw inspiration from the beauty and resources of our extraordinary location at the edge of the Pacific Ocean.

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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 311th123rd265th115th
Arts and Humanities 132nd60th117th57th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 398th201st338th192nd
Business, Management and Accounting 416th133rd331st113th
Chemistry 169th83rd120th79th
Computer Science 156th49th93rd46th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 125th39th84th37th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 209th66th166th58th
Energy 251st64th161st58th
Engineering 126th48th71st46th
Environmental Science 199th57th127th55th
Mathematics 199th57th134th54th
Medicine 440th224th392nd209th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 58th25th37th24th
Physics and Astronomy 75th33rd50th33rd
Psychology 170th94th160th86th
Social Sciences 173rd70th142nd62nd

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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