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 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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeOECDUnited Kingdom
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +1657th643rd1137th94th
Arts and Humanities 710th301st594th84th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2742nd1014th2010th137th
Business, Management and Accounting 433rd175th310th59th
Chemistry 1132nd381st778th63rd
Computer Science 955th302nd662nd59th
Dentistry 397th152nd282nd19th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +590th202nd364th42nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 558th210th363rd53rd
Energy 1752nd507th999th78th
Engineering +739th203rd472nd49th
Environmental Science 831st239th474th45th
Mathematics 880th276th566th55th
Medicine +1889th678th1352nd104th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2052nd664th1384th103rd
Physics and Astronomy 1298th479th901st73rd
Psychology 717th282nd619th73rd
Social Sciences +561st207th432nd56th

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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