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Foundation: 1776

Mission: The mission of Brown University is to serve the community, the nation and the world by discovering, communicating and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry, and by educating and preparing students to discharge the offices of life with usefulness and reputation. We do this through a partnership of students and teachers in a unified community known as a university-college.

Vision: Our commitment to academic excellence, intellectual freedom and making an impact centers all we do.


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 +1112th229th739th208th
Arts and Humanities +131st51st118th48th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 670th243rd504th230th
Business, Management and Accounting 1085th239th750th210th
Chemistry 928th246th600th231st
Computer Science 242nd68th142nd63rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences +672nd146th423rd135th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 223rd58th158th52nd
Energy 973rd170th549th154th
Engineering +583rd140th366th129th
Environmental Science 1054th190th626th174th
Mathematics 207th49th115th45th
Medicine +209th103rd163rd97th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 625th204th426th196th
Physics and Astronomy 582nd174th400th164th
Psychology 61st40th60th37th
Social Sciences +227th86th187th74th
Veterinary 671st140th438th125th

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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