University of La Laguna (ULL) Spain

Overview

The University of La Laguna (Universidad de La Laguna) was created in 1792 and since then it has continually aspired towards excellence in teaching, research and knowledge transfer as part of its efforts and commitment towards building a better society for all.

We offer a wide selection of official undergraduate degrees and master’s degrees that, together with our range of doctorate programs, cover all subject areas: Experimental Sciences, Health Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, and Engineering. In addition to the aforementioned, we also have an extensive course catalogue that includes the University’s own non-official programs and also our university extension courses. Furthermore, we offer a rich mix of cultural activities.

Although the University is firmly faced towards the future, we still value the history and traditions of the institution. They have served to instill both social and professional leadership skills in our students, empowering them with invaluable skills that are of the utmost importance for the development of the Canary Island archipelago and for their participation in dealings at national and international level. People make places, and it is the people who have either currently or previously formed part of the university as students, teachers, researchers, admin staff or support staff that make it a great institution.

Today, the University of La Laguna is laying the foundations needed in order to be a key actor on the global stage. We are mindful that higher education is crucial for both personal and social wellbeing, and that the promotion of knowledge is the best way to ensure peace and international development.

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Research

Date range: 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021

Region: Global
Subject/journal group: All

The table to the right includes counts of all research outputs for University of La Laguna (ULL) published between 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the Share for each subject. Below, the same research outputs are grouped by subject. Click on the subject to drill-down into a list of articles organized by journal, and then by title.

Note: Articles may be assigned to more than one subject area.

Article Count and Share for University of La Laguna (ULL)
Count Share
69 13.28

Outputs by subject (Share)

Outputs by subject
Subject Count Share
16 2.97
46 8.94
9 2.54
6 1.00

Share output for the past 5 years

Share per year
2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
18.08 8.20 12.54 12.10 12.60

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Highlight of the month

Potassium channels make it harder for neurons to connect

© Science Photo Library - ANDRZEJ WOJCICKI/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images

The brain is constantly rewiring itself in response to new sensory input. Channels in the branch-like ends of neurons known as big potassium (BK) channels make it harder for synapses to strengthen connections between neurons that fire together in the brains of mice.

Neurons can rewire themselves because the connections between them can become stronger and weak with time — a process known as synaptic plasticity. Receptors for the molecule N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) play a crucial role in synaptic plasticity because they can detect when two neurons on either side of a synapse fire at the same time.

Now, six researchers from University of La Laguna in Tenerife, Spain, have found that BK channels regulate this synaptic plasticity in about 40% of synapses in the barrel cortex — the brain region in mice that processes sensory data from whiskers. Specifically, the team found that BK channels raise the threshold for triggering plasticity at synapses.

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References

  1. PNAS 118, e2107026118 (2021). doi: 10.1073/pnas.2107026118

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Collaboration

Date range: 1 December 2020 - 30 November 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 40.74% Domestic
  • 59.26% International

Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.


Top 10 domestic collaborators with University of La Laguna (ULL) by Share (44 total)

  1. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) (16.93)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)8.89
    Spanish National Research Council (CSIC)8.04
  2. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Institute of Astrophysics of Canarias (IAC) (11.93)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)6.91
    Institute of Astrophysics of Canarias (IAC)5.02
  3. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Matter at High Pressure (MALTA) (2.92)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.27
    Matter at High Pressure (MALTA)2.65
  4. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM) (2.10)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.59
    Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM)1.51
  5. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) (1.74)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.48
    Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV)1.27
  6. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) (1.82)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)1.34
    Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)0.48
  7. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Valencia (UV) (1.44)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.58
    University of Valencia (UV)0.86
  8. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Complutense University of Madrid (UCM) (1.39)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.86
    Complutense University of Madrid (UCM)0.53
  9. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Barcelona (UB) (1.26)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.98
    University of Barcelona (UB)0.28
  10. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Centre of Astrobiology (CAB), CSIC-INTA (1.05)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.58
    Centre of Astrobiology (CAB), CSIC-INTA0.47

Top 10 international collaborators with University of La Laguna (ULL) by Share (465 total)

  1. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Aarhus University (AU) (1.76)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.83
    Aarhus University (AU)0.93
  2. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Regensburg (UR) (1.33)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.28
    University of Regensburg (UR)1.06
  3. University of La Laguna (ULL) and French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) (1.95)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)1.36
    French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)0.59
  4. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Southampton (Soton) (2.02)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.81
    University of Southampton (Soton)1.21
  5. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Cambridge (1.30)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.86
    University of Cambridge0.44
  6. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Max Planck Society (1.64)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.68
    Max Planck Society0.96
  7. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of St Andrews (0.99)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.58
    University of St Andrews0.41
  8. University of La Laguna (ULL) and National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) (1.83)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.39
    National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF)1.44
  9. University of La Laguna (ULL) and University of Lisbon (ULISBOA) (0.89)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.59
    University of Lisbon (ULISBOA)0.29
  10. University of La Laguna (ULL) and Macquarie University (0.95)
    University of La Laguna (ULL)0.34
    Macquarie University0.61

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