University of Cape TownUniversity

South Africa

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Foundation: 1829

Mission: UCT is committed to engaging with the key issues of our natural and social worlds through outstanding teaching, research and scholarship. We seek to advance the status and distinctiveness of scholarship in Africa through building strategic partnerships across the continent, the global south and the rest of the world. UCT provides a vibrant and supportive intellectual environment that attracts and connects people from all over the world. We aim to produce graduates and future leaders who are influential locally and globally. Our qualifications are locally applicable and internationally acclaimed, underpinned by values of engaged citizenship and social justice. Our scholarship and research have a positive impact on our society and our environment. We will actively advance the pace of transformation within our university and beyond, nurturing an inclusive institutional culture which embraces diversity.

Vision: UCT is an inclusive and engaged research-intensive African university that inspires creativity through outstanding achievements in learning, discovery and citizenship; enhancing the lives of its students and staff; advancing a more equitable and sustainable social order and influencing the global higher education landscape.

History: www.uct.ac.za

11th
Overall percentile
8th
Research percentile
44th
Innovation percentile
4th
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 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.

 
AreaWorldAfricaBRIICSSouth Africa
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +413th5th152nd4th
Arts and Humanities +270th5th27th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 572nd2nd162nd1st
Business, Management and Accounting 399th7th77th6th
Chemistry 646th12th320th4th
Computer Science 589th11th199th3rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +308th6th125th1st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 268th6th57th3rd
Energy 443rd13th210th3rd
Engineering +485th9th219th3rd
Environmental Science 386th8th187th3rd
Mathematics 515th7th165th3rd
Medicine +379th1st69th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 424th5th110th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 547th5th210th1st
Psychology 270th1st14th1st
Social Sciences +218th3rd25th3rd
Veterinary 334th16th74th3rd

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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