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Foundation: 1995

Mission: GEUS is responsible for scientific exploration of the geology of Denmark and Greenland with the associated continental shelf areas. GEUS is to carry out research at the highest international level into matters of significance for exploitation and protection of geological natural resources, and carry out mapping, monitoring, data collection, data management and communication about these. GEUS is to provide consultancy services to authorities and the private sector and is to carry out authority tasks within its core areas. GEUS is a national geological data centre.

Vision: GEUS is to be an internationally recognised and in selected areas a leading research and consultancy institution in the fields of environmental geology, water resources, energy and mineral resources. GEUS is to be the primary consultancy institution for Danish and Greenland authorities in all questions concerning important geological conditions. GEUS is to be the national geological data centre, on the forefront internationally, which presents reliable and independent information to benefit the public and industry. GEUS is to be an attractive workplace where ethical standards and social values are the mainstay of the business culture. GEUS is to play an active part in developing the periphery fields of geology. GEUS is to set the trend by developing partnerships with other research institutions, industry and international organisations. GEUS, including its associates in Geocenter Copenhagen, is to be an internationally distinguished research centre attracting visiting researchers and PhD students. GEUS is to be a visible player in international development assistance concerning the exploitation and protection of natural geological resources. GEUS is to be visible in society and present geological information to the public in an accessible way.


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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

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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-27NORDIC COUNTRIESOECDDenmark
Agricultural and Biological Sciences +2880th822nd787th66th1723rd10th
Earth and Planetary Sciences +943rd346th287th29th606th4th
Energy 2628th691st685th58th1378th7th
Environmental Science 1914th649th547th68th1158th11th
Social Sciences +      

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.

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