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Foundation: 1975

Mission: The mission of the UN University is to contribute, through collaborative research and education, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems of human survival, development and welfare that are the concern of the United Nations, its Peoples and Member States.

Vision: Information not localized

History: unu.edu

Subordinate organizations:

  • UNU Centre for Policy Research
  • UNU Centre Headquarter, Japan
  • UNU Institute for Environment and Human Security
  • UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources
  • UNU Institute for Natural Resources in Africa
  • UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability
  • UNU Institute for Water, Environment and Health
  • UNU Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies
  • UNU Institute on Computing and Society
  • UNU International Institute for Global Health
  • UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology
  • UNU Operating Unit on Policy Driven Electronic Governance
  • UNU Vice Rectorate in Europe, Germany
  • UNU World Institute for Development Economics Research
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 Non-Profit 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.

Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1525th54th54th
Business, Management and Accounting 568th15th15th
Computer Science 2771st90th90th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +504th30th30th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 297th8th8th
Energy 1956th68th68th
Environmental Science 1215th49th49th
Medicine +   
Social Sciences +660th28th28th

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.

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