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Foundation: 1934

Mission: The conceptual core of USP's mission is Research and Teaching, understood not only as an investment in new discoveries, but also as a dissemination of renewed and traditional knowledge

Vision: To strengthen itself as a world-class university, strongly rooted in our history, contributing to the socio-economic and sustainable development of the country and responding in an increasingly qualified and innovative way to the desires of contemporary society, committed to the advancement of science, technology and culture to improve the quality of life.

Subordinate organizations:

  • Hospital de Reabilitacao de Anomalias Craniofaciais


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

AreaWorldLatin AmericaBRIICSIBEROAMERICABrazil
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 16th1st7th2nd1st
Arts and Humanities 113th2nd5th6th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 132nd1st13th3rd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 44th1st6th1st1st
Chemistry 428th1st135th49th1st
Computer Science 207th1st48th6th1st
Dentistry 1st1st1st1st1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 113th2nd33rd3rd1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 84th1st13th1st1st
Energy 235th1st78th13th1st
Engineering 231st1st60th6th1st
Environmental Science 114th1st43rd5th1st
Mathematics 211th1st48th3rd1st
Medicine 50th1st5th2nd1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 16th1st7th1st1st
Physics and Astronomy 272nd1st54th8th1st
Psychology 83rd1st2nd3rd1st
Social Sciences 79th1st5th1st1st
Veterinary 6th1st3rd1st1st

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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