Institut de Recerca Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronHealth


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Foundation: 1970

Mission: We are a public sector institution that promotes and develops research, innovation and teaching in the field of bio-health at the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital. Through the excellence of our research, we identify and apply new solutions to society's health problems and contribute to extending them throughout the world.

Vision: We want the Vall d'Hebron University Hospital Research Institute (VHIR) to be recognized in 2020 as an excellent, competitive and leading European institute in clinical and translational research linked to a university hospital.


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 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-28IBEROAMERICAOECDSpain
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 481st224th214th35th418th31st
Chemistry 148th38th36th9th101st9th
Engineering +      
Medicine +514th256th245th45th448th32nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 512th245th244th63rd435th47th
Psychology 727th436th436th175th691st80th

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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