Instituto Politecnico de Castelo BrancoUniversity


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Foundation: 1980

Mission: The IPCB is a public higher education institution, whose mission is the high-level qualification of citizens, the production and dissemination of knowledge, as well as the cultural, artistic, technological and scientific training of its students in an international reference framework. The IPCB values the activity of its teaching, research and non-teaching staff, stimulates the intellectual and professional training of its students and graduates, promotes effective mobility at national and international level and participates in research and development activities, dissemination and transfer of knowledge, as well as the economic valorisation of scientific knowledge. IPCB contributes to the public understanding of the humanities, arts, science and technology, promoting actions to support the dissemination of humanistic, artistic, scientific and technological culture.

Vision: The IPCB must be an active Institution, with people capable of promoting and strengthening internal and external, local and regional synergies, cooperating effectively with the intermunicipal communities, with the municipalities of the region, with social and cultural institutions, with business, industrial and commercial organizations, and simultaneously promoting the scientific, technical, artistic, cultural and civic growth of young people and adults seeking the Institution.



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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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28IBEROAMERICAOECDPortugal
Business, Management and Accounting 761st404th416th121st631st21st
Computer Science 723rd431st449th177th619th24th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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