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Foundation: 1988

Mission: The Open University (UAb) has as its fundamental mission to train students who, for various reasons, have not been able, in their own time, to begin or pursue university studies. On the other hand, the UAb tries to meet the expectations of those who, having eventually obtained higher education, wish to reconvert or update it; which means that, by vocation, we try to meet the expectations of an adult public, with life experience and normally already engaged in a profession. The UAb's mission is also to create, transmit and spread culture, knowledge, arts, science and technology, at the service of society, through the articulation of study, teaching, learning, research and service.

Vision: A University anywhere in the world

History: portal.uab.pt


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 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
Arts and Humanities 564th356th351st139th526th13th
Business, Management and Accounting 558th263rd262nd64th446th11th
Computer Science 643rd379th381st114th540th17th
Energy 37th4th3rd1st10th1st
Environmental Science 83rd25th23rd3rd49th1st
Mathematics 710th437th462nd184th611th19th
Social Sciences 762nd457th461st193rd682nd22nd

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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