Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do SulUniversity


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Foundation: 1895

Mission: UFRGS has as its essential purpose higher education and the production of philosophical, scientific, artistic and technological knowledge, integrated in teaching, research and extension.

Vision: To consolidate its role as an expression of democratic and multicultural society, inspired by the ideals of freedom, respect for difference and of solidarity, constituting a necessary instance of critical awareness, in which the collectivity can rethink its forms of life and their social, economic and political organizations. (Art. 2 of the Statute)

History: www.ufrgs.br


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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 352nd14th59th40th8th
Arts and Humanities 347th11th38th35th5th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 703rd23rd189th117th11th
Business, Management and Accounting 252nd2nd43rd13th2nd
Chemistry 656th32nd321st139th18th
Computer Science 452nd7th109th39th4th
Dentistry 36th4th8th5th4th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 271st8th76th21st2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 354th9th84th28th5th
Energy 432nd9th184th54th2nd
Engineering 455th6th147th48th3rd
Environmental Science 393rd9th162nd52nd5th
Mathematics 539th20th177th73rd7th
Medicine 455th10th76th34th8th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 456th11th98th32nd9th
Physics and Astronomy 558th19th179th83rd6th
Psychology 312th6th15th21st2nd
Social Sciences 287th6th34th20th2nd
Veterinary 88th6th20th9th5th

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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