University of Silesia in KatowiceUniversity


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Foundation: 1968

Mission: "The University of Silesia, operating in accordance with the ethos of European scholarship, assumes that as a commu­nity of scholars and students bound up with mutual respect and trust it not only responds to the increasing educational needs by providing instruction at the best possible level and conducting research which respects the elementary right of academic freedom in the pursuit of Truth, but also carries out a significant social mission consisting in encouraging self-development as well as the formation of creative attitudes and spiritual aspirations, whereby it helps shape the cultural image of the Region and Poland. Whilst being committed to both preserving and dissemi­nating knowledge which is a legacy of past generations, the University of Silesia also actively contributes to the cultural heritage of society through the pursuit of art and creative rese­arch, the interpretation of contemporary reality and the analysis of the evolution of values which shape the immediate envi­ronment. Both the geographical and cultural situation of the University, at a junction of regions to every one of which History assigned a different course, yet which for centuries have developed their culture through interpenetration and dialogue, endows the University with a European dimension and enables it to define itself as a place whose identity is constituted not by its isolation, but by its readiness to wel­come the Other and Different."

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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.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27OECDPoland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2030th93rd588th1314th33rd
Arts and Humanities +792nd51st262nd671st10th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3711th170th1165th2550th51st
Chemistry 2791st114th868th1725th40th
Computer Science 2768th185th801st1617th50th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1955th146th589th1189th28th
Energy 2312th163rd622nd1261st47th
Engineering +3035th201st786th1629th52nd
Environmental Science 2640th181st763rd1541st43rd
Mathematics 2902nd213th808th1660th46th
Medicine +2998th109th893rd2090th42nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2096th102nd592nd1401st30th
Physics and Astronomy 2993rd259th871st1703rd56th
Psychology 1493rd49th467th1237th14th
Social Sciences +1384th80th447th1014th21st

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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