National Institute for Health and WelfareHealth


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Foundation: 2009

Mission: We promote the welfare, health and safety of the population, prevent diseases and social problems, and develop the welfare society.

Vision: We are the most impactful public health institute in the world. We conduct high-quality research and specialist work. Together with our partners, we achieve significant change: population health, functional ability and involvement are improved, and people’s ability to take care of their own and their loved ones’ welfare is strengthened. We work to build an equal and sustainable society. We look after those who are most disadvantaged.


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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 Health 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-27NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDFinland
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1917th724th636th59th1296th14th
Arts and Humanities 918th399th304th39th756th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1532nd551st452nd38th1136th9th
Environmental Science 1870th594th498th63rd1095th16th
Medicine +1152nd414th332nd33rd850th7th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1958th635th570th44th1327th12th
Psychology 629th245th176th24th552nd6th
Social Sciences +1184th447th357th49th871st11th

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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