University of ColomboUniversity

Sri Lanka

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Foundation: 1921

Mission: To be a centre of excellence in teaching and research, with commitments to producing human talents of high standards and social responsibility, who are innovative with independent thinking and analytical skills, contributing to national development.

Vision: Strive to be a centre of excellence of regional and international repute, building synergies between knowledge, education, research and entrepreneurship.


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 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.

AreaWorldAsiatic RegionSri Lanka
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +3865th1201st6th
Arts and Humanities 2233rd339th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3755th1131st1st
Business, Management and Accounting 2430th685th4th
Chemistry 2787th925th2nd
Computer Science 3364th1176th5th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 3113th997th3rd
Energy 3608th1345th5th
Engineering 3303rd1208th6th
Environmental Science 2597th916th2nd
Mathematics 2976th983rd5th
Medicine +3190th898th1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3128th958th2nd
Physics and Astronomy 3558th1306th4th
Social Sciences +2657th644th3rd

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?

  • Government
  • Health
  • Universities
  • Companies
  • Non-Profit
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