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Foundation: 1991

Mission: We accelerate the transition to a sustainable world. We reduce the risk of innovation for companies and strengthen the economic and social fabric of Flanders with interdisciplinary research and large-scale demonstrators.

Vision: Accelerate the transition to a competitive, clean and secure energy system in Flanders and the world. Introduce short material cycles to set up ecosystems throughout the world for circular economy. Radically reduce the consumption of fossil-based feedstocks and energy within the Flemish chemical sector. Facilitate innovative, preventive and affordable healthcare, underpinned by measuring instruments and data. Stimulate sustainable use of space and water, with links to health, agriculture and more.

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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 Government 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.

AreaWorldWestern EuropeEU-27OECDBelgium
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1490th486th423rd984th9th
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 771st234th179th568th6th
Chemistry 1566th542nd442nd1014th9th
Computer Science 1654th586th496th1115th12th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +1198th428th364th760th10th
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 866th330th263rd591st6th
Energy 488th109th87th251st2nd
Engineering +758th226th178th478th5th
Environmental Science 423rd129th95th228th3rd
Mathematics 1687th587th517th1091st10th
Medicine +1492nd518th430th1060th18th
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics 3532nd926th913th2061st23rd
Social Sciences +1150th457th365th866th9th

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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