University of Forestry SofiaUniversity


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Foundation: 1953

Mission: The mission of the University of Forestry (UF) - Sofia, as a State Higher School, is to carry out the state policy for the development of the higher education and science in the Republic of Bulgaria in a uniquely combined complex of specialties related to the management and technological provision of the use of natural resources, products and services. UF is a nationally recognized educational and scientific centre, called to provide highly qualified specialists with higher education, as well as to develop scientific and research activities in the fields of Forestry, General Engineering, Earth Sciences, Veterinary Medicine, Plant Breeding, Plant Protection, Tourism, Administration and Management. With its highly educated academic staff of nationally recognized and internationally recognized lecturers and scientists, the University of Forestry provides personnel recruitment and scientific servicing of major branches for the country and their sectors - forestry, woodworking and furniture industry, engineering design, ecology and environmental protection, landscape architecture, agriculture, veterinary medicine, alternative tourism, etc. In this way, the main aspects of the mission of the university institution - the creation, dissemination and use of knowledge and skills for the benefit of society are covered. As an autonomous university, UF seeks to maintain and develop an academic environment in which not only the training of qualified staff is achieved, but also to educate socially responsible individuals showing entrepreneurship, adaptability and creative capabilities for successful professional realization, adopting the European values for lifelong learning and contributing to the prosperity of Bulgaria and the development of the European Union towards a "knowledge-based economy". The activity of the UF for the fulfilment of this mission is based on the country's traditions in higher education, the achievements in the above-mentioned fields with full respect for the interests of the Republic of Bulgaria and harmonization with the requirements of the European higher education and the trends in the development of the European educational and scientific space. 

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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

AreaWorldEastern EuropeEU-28Bulgaria
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 760th120th477th4th
Environmental Science 693rd184th463rd5th
Veterinary 458th32nd173rd2nd

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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