University of the West of ScotlandUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1897

Mission: To change lives, transform communities and encourage enterprise through outstanding, distinctive and progressive higher education.

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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

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-28OECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 659th397th401st591st90th
Arts and Humanities 527th321st319th489th118th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 695th407th395th618th102nd
Business, Management and Accounting 602nd295th295th485th82nd
Computer Science 482nd234th231st384th52nd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 418th254th252nd350th72nd
Energy 414th185th184th303rd43rd
Engineering 414th194th190th318th42nd
Environmental Science 291st131st124th209th33rd
Mathematics 586th354th359th488th89th
Medicine 713th423rd414th663rd123rd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 689th366th365th594th88th
Physics and Astronomy 533rd304th301st462nd65th
Psychology 590th317th311th554th95th
Social Sciences 597th310th311th518th90th

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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