Northwestern University, Evanston *University

United States

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Foundation: 1851

Mission: Northwestern is committed to excellent teaching, innovative research and the personal and intellectual growth of its students in a diverse academic community.

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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 195th82nd160th76th
Arts and Humanities 49th27th44th26th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 69th38th57th37th
Business, Management and Accounting 95th28th74th27th
Chemistry 43rd18th25th18th
Computer Science 209th63rd139th57th
Earth and Planetary Sciences 206th66th147th61st
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 37th16th30th16th
Energy 112th18th46th18th
Engineering 103rd34th52nd33rd
Environmental Science 80th20th47th20th
Mathematics 189th52nd125th49th
Medicine 42nd27th38th26th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 107th45th72nd44th
Physics and Astronomy 65th26th42nd26th
Psychology 38th23rd38th22nd
Social Sciences 72nd33rd60th31st

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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