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 +2499th99th795th1616th39th
Arts and Humanities +629th40th202nd531st9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3778th168th1189th2612th53rd
Chemistry 2736th106th868th1751st41st
Computer Science 2736th137th774th1640th46th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +2106th118th625th1274th24th
Energy 2441st156th610th1287th42nd
Engineering +3233rd186th838th1778th50th
Environmental Science 3207th211th846th1784th47th
Mathematics 2886th183rd781st1639th43rd
Medicine +3010th111th908th2109th41st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2139th106th631st1435th37th
Physics and Astronomy 3023rd218th894th1738th50th
Psychology 1448th47th447th1186th14th
Social Sciences +1381st64th420th993rd17th

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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