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Foundation: 1947

Mission: To deliver innovative, world-leading research aimed at reducing the burden of illness and death in low and middle income countries, supported by an enabling research environment. To maintain the ability to attract and retain the highest calibre of staff by ensuring that MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s reputation for scientific integrity, quality and excellence is preserved. To transform the outputs and outcomes of the MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM’s research, using a variety of mechanisms, into changes in health practices and policies that maximise the health and economic impact of our research. To train and develop MRC Unit The Gambia at LSHTM staff in order to meet the required capacity to manage processes, people and resources effectively, and to increase capacity in health research in the West African Region and beyond. To address health issues of priority in low and middle income countries by strengthening partnerships and engagement with a range of stakeholders, including the people and the Government of The Gambia and the West African Region, funding partners and research collaborators.

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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 Government 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.

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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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  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
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