Northern Arizona UniversityUniversity

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Foundation: 1899

Mission: Our academic programs, research, public service, and creative endeavors enrich lives and create opportunities in Arizona and beyond. We develop solutions to challenges and drive innovation in a supportive, inclusive, and diverse environment.

Vision: NAU leads the way to a better Arizona and a sustainable world through personalized attention to student success and scholarly excellence.


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 +1509th294th999th258th
Arts and Humanities +1026th275th843rd243rd
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2365th576th1738th521st
Business, Management and Accounting 1143rd246th790th216th
Chemistry 1602nd338th1034th313th
Computer Science 1199th270th830th234th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +892nd178th579th163rd
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 1760th301st1061st266th
Energy 1598th242nd927th213th
Engineering +1179th254th778th227th
Environmental Science 1643rd290th995th263rd
Mathematics 1040th206th696th184th
Medicine +2573rd586th1826th514th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 2244th470th1482nd424th
Physics and Astronomy 1787th360th1206th321st
Psychology 1921st560th1513th493rd
Social Sciences +813th217th643rd191st

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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