American UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1893

Mission: To advance knowledge, foster intellectual curiosity, build community, and empower lives of purpose, service, and leadership.

Vision: American University is a leading student-centered research university where passionate learners, bold leaders, engaged scholars, innovators, and active citizens unleash the power of collaborative discovery. We partner with key organizations in the Washington, DC, region, and around the globe to better the human condition, learn from a vast array of experiences and internships, create meaningful change, and address society’s current and emerging challenges.


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 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.

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 519th240th449th226th
Arts and Humanities +481st226th437th203rd
Business, Management and Accounting 418th135th334th118th
Computer Science 651st280th540th257th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +422nd191st353rd177th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 283rd91st215th77th
Energy 317th107th220th101st
Environmental Science 504th246th413th230th
Mathematics 603rd279th514th260th
Medicine +777th461st708th428th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 617th322nd539th300th
Physics and Astronomy 433rd182nd345th169th
Psychology 553rd286th518th259th
Social Sciences +443rd161st373rd144th

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.

Where is the institution located?

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