Northern Illinois UniversityUniversity

United States

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Foundation: 1895

Mission: The mission of Northern Illinois University is to empower students through educational excellence and experiential learning as we pursue knowledge, share our research and artistry, and engage communities for the benefit of the region, state, nation and world.

Vision: Northern Illinois University's vision is to be an engine for innovation to advance social mobility; promote personal, professional and intellectual growth; and transform the world through research, artistry, teaching and outreach.



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

AreaWorldNorthern AmericaOECDUnited States
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 623rd278th556th252nd
Arts and Humanities 492nd226th454th206th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 826th475th749th441st
Business, Management and Accounting 518th165th416th140th
Chemistry 679th340th596th313th
Computer Science 620th278th517th253rd
Earth and Planetary Sciences 536th268th468th248th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 585th217th491st193rd
Energy 338th102nd231st93rd
Engineering 567th261st470th241st
Environmental Science 474th200th386th184th
Mathematics 615th280th517th263rd
Medicine 809th502nd759th468th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 780th379th682nd347th
Physics and Astronomy 594th271st522nd257th
Psychology 504th255th471st231st
Social Sciences 542nd197th464th172nd

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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