Instituto Politecnico de LeiriaUniversity


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Foundation: 1980

Mission: The Polytechnic of Leiria is a higher education institution committed to education and research, which educates citizens with the relevant skills to contribute to regional and national sustainable development and which generates knowledge and innovation of high cultural, economic and social value.

Vision: In 2020 we are a technical university recognised for scientific production and transfer of knowledge to society, for quality and training, employability, and for contributions to global sustainable development.


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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27IBEROAMERICAOECDPortugal
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3223rd971st930th438th1959th30th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 5074th1426th1397th660th3066th39th
Business, Management and Accounting 1551st515th444th128th986th16th
Chemistry 3475th1016th1012th372nd2036th20th
Computer Science 3020th869th837th228th1760th20th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3111th825th806th329th1677th22nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1426th469th427th120th885th12th
Energy 3189th749th758th276th1549th31st
Engineering 2845th822nd782nd222nd1652nd23rd
Environmental Science 4223rd1049th1049th495th2193rd35th
Medicine +4721st1356th1248th623rd3009th41st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2620th813th774th302nd1694th18th
Physics and Astronomy 3605th901st939th296th1873rd22nd
Psychology 2131st751st631st272nd1662nd20th
Social Sciences +2445th761st683rd263rd1587th22nd

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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