Plymouth UniversityUniversity

United Kingdom

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Foundation: 1970

Mission: Advancing knowledge, transforming lives.

Vision: The University of Plymouth is renowned for high quality, internationally-leading education, research and innovation. We make a positive difference to people’s lives. With a truly global outlook, we are an inclusive and inspiring university community. Our students are our partners on their journey of discovery.



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 446th230th227th386th54th
Arts and Humanities 337th167th162nd303rd54th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 652nd369th356th577th91st
Business, Management and Accounting 341st151st151st272nd58th
Chemistry 568th308th301st489th72nd
Computer Science 504th253rd250th405th60th
Dentistry 366th154th151st281st21st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 204th80th78th145th20th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 300th142nd140th243rd47th
Energy 428th199th198th317th47th
Engineering 433rd211th207th336th49th
Environmental Science 247th99th95th168th24th
Mathematics 494th272nd273rd396th68th
Medicine 641st354th345th591st88th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 619th312th307th524th74th
Physics and Astronomy 451st231st227th381st47th
Psychology 442nd206th200th415th65th
Social Sciences 351st150th148th299th48th

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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