Pontificia Universidade Catolica do Rio de JaneiroUniversity


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Foundation: 1941

Mission: PUC-Rio is an institution dedicated to teaching, research and extension. The Referential Framework5 is the official document that sets out the mission that outlines and guides the university's course and the commitments that must govern the behavior of each of its members. Based on the PUC-Rio statutes, the following mission is defined by the Referential Framework: Together with the values common to the entire University, PUC-Rio is especially committed to the cultivation of human values and Christian ethics and affirms the primacy of the person over things, of spirit over matter, of ethics over technique, so that science and technique are at the service of the human person. Furthermore, it is recognized as a space where dialogue between the knowledge of human reason and the Christian faith can be carried out.

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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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaBRIICSIBEROAMERICABrazil
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 708th105th273rd204th47th
Arts and Humanities 541st69th126th119th33rd
Business, Management and Accounting 570th19th114th66th11th
Chemistry 795th112th454th224th64th
Computer Science 570th20th187th74th11th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 567th113th295th183rd55th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 511th27th155th65th13th
Energy 581st53rd310th126th25th
Engineering 568th36th242nd106th16th
Environmental Science 585th63rd318th149th26th
Mathematics 593rd37th225th99th20th
Medicine 794th113th325th223rd65th
Physics and Astronomy 691st70th297th156th27th
Psychology 632nd33rd87th91st16th
Social Sciences 578th30th118th78th16th

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.

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