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Foundation: 1982

Mission: The Universidad del Zulia is a scientific-educational institution based on the most solid principles of ethics, justice, freedom and autonomy, whose purpose is the creation, transmission and application of knowledge as a social value that generates competencies for creativity and innovation, to promote and organize through permanent education, the full development of the human and citizen potential of the individual, as well as the strengthening of critical analysis, anticipation and vision of the future, for the timely development of viable alternatives to the problems of the region and the country. A key institution for regional and national development

Vision: The Universidad del Zulia will be conducted as an institution of academic excellence with social commitment, a leader in the generation of competitive scientific knowledge, transferable through the integral formation of citizens of the world, able to interact with independence and assertiveness in global societies. Avant-garde in the strengthening of the national technological development, attending to the social relevance, the support to the production of the local, regional and national economy, as well as to the need of sustainable development.

History: www.luz.edu.ve


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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 AmericaIBEROAMERICAVenezuela
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 816th182nd285th3rd
Arts and Humanities 594th101st156th2nd
Business, Management and Accounting 849th89th162nd1st
Medicine 831st145th256th2nd
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 1039th159th280th2nd
Social Sciences 767th127th197th3rd

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 visualizatiĆ³n 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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