Pavol Jozef Safarik University in KosiceUniversity


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Foundation: 1959

Mission: Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice belongs to accomplished institutions of education and science not only in Slovakia but also in Europe. At present the University has five faculties – Faculty of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Public Administration and Faculty of Arts – which prepare physicians and dentists, experts in natural sciences, mathematics and informatics, teachers, lawyers, specialists for public administration and specialists for psychology, philosophy and theory of communication. The graduates of our University which is the second oldest in Slovakia, have a very good reputation all over the world. The key mission of Pavol Jozef Šafárik University in Košice is to provide higher education based on the newest scientific findings in a wide international context, following the European trends and goals laid down in the Bologna Declaration and other documents. Developing a harmonious personality by its knowledge improvement, wisdom and creativity rise in a person, the University fulfils its mission. The students are being led to tolerance, critical and independent way of thinking, self-confidence and national awareness. The University provides service to the community by spreading the knowledge through the means of research and development, regional and national activities support and providing learning society with a continuing education. The University thus contributes to the development of culture and education of the public. The University mission is understood as public goodwill. The University will continue its mission as guarantee of freedom, democracy, humanism and ethics not only in its own academic environment but also in the society. The University will ever protect its academic privileges and academic autonomy.

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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 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.

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-27OECDSlovakia
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3411th224th885th1951st10th
Arts and Humanities +1789th179th555th1325th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4554th266th1316th2907th8th
Chemistry 3866th256th1049th2115th12th
Computer Science 3560th300th909th1875th8th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2058th162nd619th1240th4th
Engineering +3444th258th822nd1738th8th
Environmental Science 4178th367th1007th2142nd12th
Mathematics 3313th271st858th1816th6th
Medicine +3745th163rd1061st2517th6th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3229th209th862nd1941st7th
Physics and Astronomy 3016th263rd874th1710th9th
Psychology 2092nd101st622nd1629th5th
Social Sciences 2553rd190th716th1663rd11th

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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