Universidad Nacional de Costa RicaUniversity

Costa Rica

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Foundation: 1973

Mission: The National University generates, shares and communicates knowledge, and trains humanist professionals with a critical and creative attitude, who contribute to the democratic and progressive transformation of communities and society towards higher levels of well-being.

Vision: The National University will be a reference for its academic excellence, for the exercise of its autonomy, innovation and social commitment at the regional and national levels, with international recognition and projection, with emphasis on Latin America and the Caribbean.

History: www.transparencia.una.ac.cr


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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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaIBEROAMERICACosta Rica
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 730th121st222nd2nd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 822nd53rd193rd1st
Chemistry 745th81st193rd2nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 445th38th93rd1st
Environmental Science 580th61st147th1st
Social Sciences 685th69th132nd1st

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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