Mission: Universidad Simón Bolívar is an academic community that is innovative, participative, productive and pluralistic, in permanent learning and development, and committed to excellence, whose fundamental mission is to contribute significantly to Training based on ethical values of free citizens, entrepreneurial leaders, with high professional and human quality, oriented towards creativity, innovation, production, sensitivity and social solidarity; The search and universal transmission of knowledge, the generation, dissemination and application of knowledge; within a free, open and critical forum; The direct transfer of its research, academic, creative and productive work, as solutions and answers to the needs and demands of society, at whose service it is, in pursuit of a better world. The University understands this mission as its particular way of actively participating in the achievement of a more just society, and of promoting the harmonious and sustainable development of its social, political, cultural and economic dimensions.
Vision: The USB is a University, nationally and internationally recognized as a center of excellence for its ability to train leaders with a high social commitment, for its ability to generate creative and relevant contributions of technological, scientific and human nature and for its capacity for self renewal and learning. Its academic prestige and its outstanding positioning in the technical and scientific field allow us to actively participate in the international university community, increasing the demand for students from other countries in their training programs. Our educational model is centred on the student and motivated by a permanent search for improvement in the way we generate and transmit knowledge, in how it relates to and is applied in different contexts, and in the validity and relevance, present and future, of the knowledge we teach. We promote and undertake research, development and creation programmes, in a trans-disciplinary and integrated manner, that involve the generation of knowledge and innovations that allow us to expand both our academic offerings and the specialized products and services that we make available to society. We have a dynamic network type organization, flexible, under constant review, which effectively supports a productive and efficient management, based on strategic planning, all of which has allowed us to diversify the sources of income and achieve financial sustainability. In the USB we promote the integration of people with the natural environment, culture and sports. Its physical infrastructure and academic support services are inspired by this integrative model that enhances the quality of life in a comprehensive manner. We do all this as members of a community of people committed to shared Values, a Mission and a Vision, who work with enthusiasm, responsibility and harmony in pursuit of achieving results of great relevance and meaning for people, the institution and the country.
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.
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.
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.
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.