Kuwait University *University


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Foundation: 1966

Mission: Kuwait University is a major source of human capital that initiate the highest quality of knowledge – based economy, through embracing innovative learning and research, and contributing to the community by addressing most contemporary challenges.

Vision: Kuwait University is a center for innovation with an international reputation for excellence.

History: kuweb.ku.edu.kw

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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 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

AreaWorldMiddle EastARAB COUNTRIESKuwait
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 817th132nd71st1st
Arts and Humanities 623rd80th25th1st
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 922nd111th54th1st
Business, Management and Accounting 734th56th30th2nd
Chemistry 796th161st85th2nd
Computer Science 657th92nd61st2nd
Dentistry 345th37th15th1st
Earth and Planetary Sciences 540th74th45th2nd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 654th75th42nd1st
Energy 719th195th132nd5th
Engineering 595th104th59th1st
Environmental Science 736th177th100th2nd
Mathematics 610th91st49th2nd
Medicine 748th66th33rd1st
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 812th105th51st1st
Physics and Astronomy 756th154th80th2nd
Psychology 870th85th18th1st
Social Sciences 740th74th28th1st

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 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.

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