University of La Laguna (ULL)
Universidad de La Laguna (ULL)


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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1 September 2020 - 31 August 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 September 2020 - 31 August 2021 which are tracked by the Nature Index.

Hover over the donut graph to view the FC output 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.

Count Share
67 11.92

Outputs by subject (Share)

Subject Count Share
Physical Sciences 44 7.67
7 1.73
1 0.19
1 0.19
8 1.53
1 0.17
4 0.18
4 0.12
2 0.13
1 0.07
15 3.37
Chemistry 16 3.13
Life Sciences 8 1.10
Earth & Environmental Sciences 5 0.67

Highlight of the month

Skin secretions weaponized in toad–parasite conflict

© Mike Hill/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images

© Mike Hill/Photographer's Choice RF/Getty Images

In the evolutionary arms race between cane toads and parasitic lungworms, slimy skin secretions offer a valuable weapon both for host and parasite. Which one gets the upper hand, however, depends on the geographic region of the conflict.

Researchers from the University of La Laguna and elsewhere experimentally infected cane toads from different locations in Australia with lungworm parasites, while manipulating the amount of skin secretions (which contain substances produced by the toads and their commensal microbes alike).

They showed that, in the toads’ main habitat, lungworm larvae used the skin secretions to find new hosts and then cloak themselves from the amphibians’ immune system.

Yet, at the toads’ invasion front, the skin secretions served more as a protective barrier to reduce the infection success of lungworm parasites.

The findings reveal the critical role that spatial variation plays in shaping host–parasite interactions.

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  1. Ecology Letters 24, 1955–1965 (2021). doi: 10.1111/ele.13832

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1 September 2020 - 31 August 2021

International vs. domestic collaboration by Share

  • 39.22% Domestic
  • 60.78% International

Note: Hover over the graph to view the percentage of collaboration.

Note: Collaboration is determined by the fractional count (Share), which is listed in parentheses.

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